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Sunday, 24 December 2006
#2 I never get tired of PDS!

I never get tired of Paper Dolls. I gave Rain the paperdoll set for the vintage stop animation Rudolph, and it had all of the misfits and Bumble.

I love working with paper, especially Japanese Ningyo paper dolls.

I can't wait for Valentine's! :}

Have a Great Christmas Eve.



Posted by oziahz at 10:47 AM EST
Updated: Monday, 25 December 2006 12:06 PM EST
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# 3 Wine Glass Shades

When I am in a pinch and I need a small box template I know I can always turn to Mirkwood Designs. I think she has the sweetest templates for treat and cake boxes. I was surprised to see the wine glass shade template.

Thank You Mirkwood Designs!


Posted by oziahz at 10:32 AM EST
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# 4 EVER eat a Pine Tree???

The Maine State tree is the White Pine. I have had pine nuts in my Pesto, BUT THIS IS SOMETHING ELSE. 

I will have to try the pine needle tea  YUM! :}


Posted by oziahz at 10:21 AM EST
Updated: Monday, 25 December 2006 11:58 AM EST
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Thursday, 21 December 2006
# 5 A plate with ZERO CALORIES!

Rain helped me make these little santas, and we had a blast!

We made a total of 19 and the fabric was 2.00, the fill 2.00 and the felt was .20 a color. We had embroidery floss, glue and thread on hand.

Holiday Crafting is a little corny, but so much fun!

 I think that my idea of a perfect Christmas would be having family over for a potluck of food and handmade crafts all on a long community "serve yourself" style table.




Posted by oziahz at 11:11 AM EST
Updated: Thursday, 21 December 2006 11:14 AM EST
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#6 The Village

My daughter Crystal gave me my Christmas Gift early and it is the Greenleaf 1/4" scale village. I don't have the time to finish it before Christmas, but they seem to fit in with the other 1/4" dollhouses I have.

I have had so many splinters from this kit. The other kits are made of soft basswood that locks together, but this village has to be glued together and is made of very brittle wood. I think it would be easier to use the kit as a template for a foam core village. I have grown attached to this little village so far and I think I will keep it up year round. I have a  long window that would look great with it.

Sometimes I get a kick out of SCI FI movies, and although I plan on having a friendly village. I can't help wanting to turn the village into M. Night Shyamalan movie THE VILLAGE with the forbidden color red, a blind girl, and "the things we do not speak of". Another wild idea that came to mind was to turn it into the Summers Isle village from the recent remake of the movie THE WICKER MAN.

Women Power!!!  :} 




Posted by oziahz at 10:52 AM EST
Updated: Thursday, 21 December 2006 10:58 AM EST
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#7 Hitty Necklace Swap

Hitty received her necklace swap this week, THANK YOU DONNA!

Next month I have decided to try and carve my own Bitty Hitty

for the fairy swap. I have until March to mail it, so we will see how they turn out.  :}


Posted by oziahz at 10:14 AM EST
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#8 Rudolph Steiner

I made these mini Steiner dolls from Soozs pattern for a little girl named Anna that comes to visit me when I work at the Post Office.

There is a great Flickr Steiner group.

I'm amazed with THE PAPA of BIODYNAMICS!



Posted by oziahz at 9:27 AM EST
Updated: Thursday, 21 December 2006 10:15 AM EST
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# 9 Fleece FUROSHIKI!

This year Wal- Mart had these great fleece throws that made awesome FUROSHIKI WRAPPING. I have wrapped gifts Furoshiki style in the past in cotton. Polar fleece has a nice give (stretchy feel). You can pull it to wrap easier and it looks fuzzy and cozy. I think I will use these again next year.


Posted by oziahz at 9:10 AM EST
Updated: Thursday, 21 December 2006 10:16 AM EST
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Sunday, 17 December 2006

Digging out my Christmas craft books at the last minute.
From left to right-
Forever Christmas, Tasha Tudor- ISBN 0-316-85542-1
The Christmas Craft Book,Tomas Berger- ISBN 0-86315-110-8
Tasha Tudor's Old-Fashioned Gifts,Tasha Tudor/Linda Allen- ISBN 0-679-20981-6
The Gnome Book of Christmas Crafts, Carol Endler Sterbenz- ISBN 0-8109-0968-5

Posted by oziahz at 12:37 PM EST
Updated: Thursday, 21 December 2006 10:15 AM EST
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Thursday, 14 December 2006
#12 Doll House Pattern

This is a 1/4 inch scale doll house pattern I posted on flickr.


I made mine out of foam board, and cardboard for the roof. I did a very quick job of it because I have been very busy at work. It is an easy pattern to glue together and beats the old milk carton Christmas Village because this dollhouse can be decorated inside and out.

Enjoy the pattern!




Posted by oziahz at 3:56 PM EST
Updated: Thursday, 14 December 2006 6:07 PM EST
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