If our greatest need had been information God would have sent us an educator. If our greatest need had been technology God would have sent us a scientist. If our greatest need had been money God would have sent us an economist. If our greatest need had been pleasure God would have sent us an entertainer. But our greatest need was forgiveness So God sent us a Savior! (author unknown)
I am going to be so busy soon so I wanted to take a minute now and let you know I trully appreciate all my followers. Also to wish you all who celebrate this wonderful holiday a very happy and blessed thanksgiving. I am very thankful for so many things. I am in very good health, a very good husband a loving family, and my wonderful heavenly Father who has blessed me so much in many ways! I pray you all have a wonderful time with friends and family, stay safe and be totally stuffed with all the rich bountiful blessings we take so for granted! XO Chris
The mini group I am in did these as a group project but only 3 ladies did one. We can decoate them for whatever the season! Please check out my other blog for their porches (click to go there on the right side ----->) (Friends through minatures)
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This is not mini related but "More" as my blog says. My caterpillar was too hard to photograph so I got this picuture from the w.w.w. Mine looked just like this only smaller. Scroll and see the pictures that I took of my butterfly's stages of development.
My caterpillar was kept in a quart jar. It was about 1 inch long when I found it. There was a bunch of milkweed leaves in there to eat. It ate and ate milkweed for a few days and then when it was time it craweled to the top of the foil cover and turned upside down and curled into a "J" ready to shed it's skin and become a chrysalis...wish I had caught that stage..missed it but I have seen it in the past and it is something to see! This is my picture.
Here's what the chrysalis looks like a beautiful shiney green with shiney gold spots on it. but this one is also from the web because it's a better picture from the other side...click on the pic to see the glorious colors!
After nine days it looks like this...See the butterfly's beautiful colors and it's tiny wings?
The chrysalis is darker, the colors are showing some air pockets are forming so it will come out today!! It's about 7am right now.
It's now about 8:45 am. It has just come out of the chrysalis! Notice the wrinkled wings! This is another stage I have watched when it first breaks open and it happens in a blink of an eye! This is what you should see when it comes out..another web picture
This is my picture
The wings are getting flatter bigger and stronger.
I had to leave for 2 hours but
I came home and it's much stronger and climbing on my finger
after another hour it's ready to fly now.
ooops he just made his first test flight...
I let it go in the flowers. FREE AT LAST!!!
see this link for a video of the birth...
I wanted to a picture of him flying away but he was too fast for me!!! Don't you just love the beautiful butterflies? God chose to use His creation to tell His story of a transformed life. God used the butterfly to help me understand this truth in the Bible. "Therefore if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new" 2 Corinthains 5:17 This is the picture story of being born again, from a stage of lowly life of sin and bondage, fome darkness to light, to becoming free in Christ to fly free in His love and service! I was born again Oct 6, 1979 my life was transformed and I became brand new in Christ Jesus.
I have a roof but I need to change something first so I have omitted the photo so far..then I do landscaping. The siding is 1/2inch strips of 1/16th basswood what a project! I am so tired of cutting by hand all the strips so I used scapbook paper bricks for the rest of it! The railing has woden cocktail fork/picks for spindles.
We are making these in a small group. Here's what I have done so far.
We can decorate it for the different holidays. I will post all three in my other blog when we finish them. http://friendsthroughminiatures.blogspot.com/
Foam core base
I used scrapbook paper for the bricks and textured granite paint for the stairs with gray paint base under it
If you want to make the cheese balls and are having trouble finding the Gazz-it at Hobby Lobby in the Christmas isle there are some tiny stryofoam balls that look to be about the same size as the Gazz-it balls, so they would work for the cheese balls also. I think a package was $1.99, and you get a whole lot. If you need a tut E mail me.
This was made for my son & daughter in law's wedding yesterday. The wedding was Black & white and touch of red. I made the tree, gift bags to match the the scrapbook paper on the walls. 3 differnt layers if you can see them. I added their picture on the table. My dear friend Cheryl helped me too she made the table, bow on top and the cake was repainted wedding place card holder from Hobby Lobby.
this is the finished project with the rings and the dove added on top.
Tanya Thayer's idea she shared with a group on line.
Need the product for it..it's called Gazz-it balls.
it's found at the Dollar tree but if you can't find them try Hobby Lobby in the Christmas isle I saw some tiny stryofoam balls that look to be about the same size as the Gazz-it balls, so they would work for the cheese balls also. I think a package was $1.99, and you get a whole lot.
If you need the tut e mail me Tanya wrote one I can share.
My results!! I am puting this is my picnic scene and I making a bowl full of them as well.
My Little red kitchen Things I am making for it. I got some real nice cherry kitchen accessories for a B day gift and I am building on cherry theme. It may take awhile I have 2 other projects going now too. A porch scene and a wedding shadow box that one is almost done!!
This was made from a wedding card holder from Joanne Fabrics. I got it 40% off and just had to make a patio. My dear friend Cheryl L. gave me some plant stands and and wicker pole lamp accessories and she also made me the cute humming bird feeder and wind chime at the top. Chery P. made the wonderful trellis from chopsticks, I purchased the table set and made the cushions. The flowers are mostly from Bright delights.
Oh It's a beautiful sunny day and Carol is patiently waiting for her friend Annie to come and have some light treats and give her a birthday gift that she purchased on her lunch break. She wants to share with her the newest Miniatue magazine from Am. Miniaturist!
Ok, where is she? Late...again? As usual but at least Carol got to enjoy the pretty flowers, birds and butterflies that filled the patio and now it's getting late and she has to get back to work. She hopes Annie shows up really soon!
Carol agrees to posed for me while she waits so I can try out my new camera! Enjoy!
Click on the picture see more details!!
I am a born again Christian.
I love the Lord Jesus and grateful that He loves me and saved me 37 years ago. I am active in my church and have been married to a wondeful caring man for 47 years! God has blessed me with a wonderful family- a son and a daughter both married serving the Lord and now 7 lovely grandkids. God is good!
In my hobby world ( see the side bar to the blogs) and now my newest hobby, Cricut I have been very inspired by many talented people online and in my groups and RL group that my interest in miniatures and Cricut has grown even more. What a wonderful hobby this is and I have found new wonderful friends in real life and world wide! Loving life here in USA, in Western N.Y.