Monday, April 23, 2012

MINI: Peeking inside Storybook

Wanna see inside Storybook?
She's not finished, but I think done enough to give you a sneak peek.


Here we are looking from the outside in through the picture window.... it's a little living room with a loft library upstairs. 
I think there might be a party going on....but, haven't decided what kind of party it will be. 
So, I'll think more about that as I share what I have finished so far.



It took me the longest time to figure out what the color scheme would be.
  Walking by the scrapbook section at the craft store, one piece of paper caught my eye and the "inspiration" decision was made. 
 Whew!



Then it was time to head to the fabric section and coordinate the color scheme.
I haven't finished (or started) the pillows....all the fabric is just wrapped around the forms...I'm way to anxious to see what everything will look like.
  Do you do that too?


The top picture behind the little ladder is the scrapbook paper cut and framed.




The curtains caused me some grief!
 Made them once, hung them up thinking I was finished....NOT!
So, today they came down and got "redone". 
Much better!



The wicker furniture I've had for years....it never really had a perfect home until it found it's way into Storybook. 
I made the dresser (a kit) eons ago...and, guess what? 
 It fits like a glove in it's new home. 
 Yippy!






The CHANDY was a challenge at first....then I got the hang of twisting and bending wire, stringing the beads for light (I'm pretending it works...hehehe), wrapping white paper to imitate the candle, draping the chain with hanging tear drop pearls. 
 The flowers were added to cover up all the "unsightly" wires. 





I didn't address everything going on in the cottage....

If you have any questions, please ask away... I'm happy to share any of my ideas, tricks, mistakes, do's and don'ts...or successes!

It's all a learning process to be passed on. 

Storybook is making me very happy....
once again,
it's....
HAPPY DANCE time.

Thanks for stopping by for a visit..... and a BIG THANK YOU to all my new followers!

Have a fantastic mini making week.

xoso
 SANDY
















25 comments:

  1. Gorgeous! Absolutely gorgeous!

    Cheers,
    Jackie

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    1. Such sweet words...THANKS so much!
      xoso

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  2. It's the sweetest cottage. Dreamy cuteness galore!! It went very quickly. Fantastic job!!
    hugs
    Caroline

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    1. Thanks Caroline....
      Dreamy cuteness...love that! It went quickly IF it were done! So many more little things to finish and add. These little suckers take more time than you think, but having fun in the process.
      xoso

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  3. It's looking so beautiful. Thanks for the sneak peek. I love little cottages and this one is so fun!

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    1. Had the bestest time making *her* and all the little stuff. Thanks for the kind words, as always.
      xoso

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    1. Thanks so much for stopping by and commenting on Storybook... lovely words are ALWAYS appreciated.
      xoso

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  5. Beautifull! I love sweet colours and a litlle cottagges

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    1. Your kind words are heart felt. The colors make me happy...glad you share my vision too.
      xoso

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  6. Very very nice. I love the colors.

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    1. Sweet comments are so welcomed.... thanks so much for stopping by for a visit.
      xoso

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  7. lOve it. It is simply charming! makes me want to go away for a weekend to a lovely little cottage on a lake somewhere! Great job Sandy!
    have a lovely day
    xoxo
    vivian

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    1. vivian.... Such inspiring words...Wouldn't a lake cottage be the best? I'd join ya. Have a fantastic baby shower!
      xoso

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  8. Your cottage is beautiful. I love the colors so pretty. Wonderful work.
    Hugs Maria

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    1. Thanks so much for the lovely comment... And, for stopping by for a visit.
      xoso
      Sandy

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  9. I LOVE it Sandy!!!
    I love the colour scheme you've chosen and the little sofa is gorgeous!! All the cushions look fantastic, I hope you enjoyed smushing them :)
    Hugs
    Vicky xxxx

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    1. Vicky..
      Thanks for popping over! Smushing is correct...always smushing. :} Your comments and lovely words are so appreciated. Have a wonderful mini filled day.
      xoso
      Sandy

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  10. I love it. You put everything together so beautifully.
    Looks cozy and romantic.
    Hugs

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    1. I sure try! :} Time and energy..but, so so worth it. Thanks for the visit and lovely words.
      xoso
      Sandy

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  11. Un fantastico trabajo, es adorable.
    besito sascension

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    1. So glad you stopped by for a visit...always enjoy your comments. Have a fantastic day in the mini making world.
      xoso
      Sandy

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  12. This is absolutely charming, Sandy! You've done a wonderful job! Thanks so much for stopping by my Bachman's House post!

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    1. You are so welcome! Thank you for stopping by as well and for the lovely heartfelt words.
      Have a fantastic day.
      xoso
      Sandy

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  13. Oh, I can see why you would think this was fun, it looks like it would be a blast, i would do a shabby finish too. And the cute little furniture and books, pictures and chandelier!!! Oh ,I think it's adorable!

    Carol

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