Saturday, June 18, 2016

The Dragon's Adventures ~

Happy summer greetings readers.

I have been very busy getting in my garden and doing outside chores the last few weeks, ok I admit I did go fishing one day with my hubby. I have had no time to do any remodeling at Raven's Moon, Hattie is pacing around driving everyone crazy wanting to get moved in. Hattie will just have to wait, maybe I will give her some of the Patience Potion #25 to calm her down a bit before she tries casting  work quicker spells on us all ~

Today the dragons went on a little adventure outside, I don't think they had ever been outdoors before today, only the bigger dragons were allowed to go as the tiny ones could have got lost in the tall grass. The Dragon Lady, Pasha and Viviane were delighted to get out and explore the outdoors this afternoon, come along with us if you have time for a little walk....

First place we visited was one of the herb beds, the dragon's had never smelled thyme, the coneflowers are not in bloom yet so we just got to see the leaves ~

Dragon Lady loves the smell of fresh sage ~

Vivian and Pasha wanted to rest in the shade of mullein leaves ~

The girls got to do a bit of rock climbing to see the sage blossoms ~

The Dragon Lady decided to smell the buttercups ~

We all agree you need to take the time to just smell the flowers once in awhile ~

A wonderful time was had by all on our little outing, Thank you so much for joining us today ~

The Dragon Lady and Pasha were made by friend Maria and Vivian by Nicky Cooper ~

See you next time for the reveal of the next room ~

None of the people in this story are real ~
People are never real except after midnight ~

Big Hugs,

Friday, May 27, 2016

Surprise for The Count ~

Thank you everyone for your comments last week, I appreciate everyone who takes the time to comment. Spring is a busy time for me with working outside and getting the greenhouse going for the summer, I will try not to let the blog suffer this summer ~

Last week we revealed the vampire study for The Count. Hattie has brought The Count to Raven's Moon telling him she needs to check up on Nigel and Winston as she is in a hurry to move in and has been shopping for furniture. Hattie tells The Count to stay in the kitchen till she tells him to come up...
Nigel and Winston see Hattie and The Count coming up the road from the second story window as they finish sweeping and dusting the freshly painted and remodeled parlor ~

Hattie barges in and is speechless for a moment (only a tiny moment), she looks all around inspecting the work and tells the boys to work faster... I have a load of furnishings to be delivered next week and my decorator Katrina coming to help me put the finishing touches on the house ~ 

Hattie calls to The Count to come up and see the progress ~ 

Close your eyes and don't look till I tell you to open them ~

Ok, you can look now, what do you think? I had this room decorated just for you ~

You did this for me? I am touched, this study is what I have always dreamed my study would look like ~

Hattie, you have outdone yourself, I can't wait to move my artifacts and papers in ~

Alone at last.....

You two better get with it here and finish this work, I am royalty now and everyone had better start treating me as such you worthless bums!

Worthless bums??? Royalty??? Is she for real???

See you next time for the reveal of the next room ~

None of the people in this story are real ~
People are never real except after midnight ~

Big Hugs,

Friday, May 20, 2016

A Vampire Study ~

I hope everyone is enjoying spring, we are having rain showers in the afternoons that are making anything green grow inches overnight. Spring is the season of renewal ~

The remodel continues at Raven's Moon, Nigel and Winston are almost finished painting with Hattie breathing down their back to hurry up so she can decorate ~

 I have one room ready to show a peek at, I still need to put the molding around the ceiling back but haven't decided what I will use yet.

Let's go see what we have so far.....

Here we have the new flooring and all soft white walls and ceiling, excuse the lack of molding around the ceiling ~ The light from the fire and the candelabra will be the only lights in this room, the light walls and ceiling bring in way more light than dark walls, ceiling and floor like before ~ The flooring is just printed out on a parchment card stock ~

This is The Counts study that Hattie is decorating as a surprise for the Count ~ The baseboards are done in a gray white wash ~

The fire is a bulb with Silicone in the shape of flames that are coated with red Gallery Glass, the grate and fire back are made with filigree wraps, there is a brass stamping on the front with entwined snakes ~ I will do a tutorial when I do the next fire for another room ~

This is the rug I decided to use in the study, I wanted this room to look like a man's room ~ I can see the Count spending most of his time here... maybe to avoid the all the noise of a household containing Hattie and two little angels ~

I had the perfect chair for the Count, Ara Bentley made me this chair in a trade, here is her etsy shop where she sells these beautiful chairs Bentley House Productions ~

Here is the desk I chose, I had no idea what I was going to use for a desk as this room is so narrow ~ This harp table is just the right size for the room, I think the table came in a lot I bought off eBay, it was always too big everywhere I tried to put it ~

View of left side of room, my daughter gave me this Tut statue, I am wild for anything Egyptian  ~

Right side of study with low desk and cupboard, both pieces are old Bespaq, another Tut statue from my daughter ~ 

I think The Count will like his study ~ It will be a Vampire Study, The Count studies vampire history in his spare time so the room will be filled with his research materials, artifacts, books, pictures and his collection of skulls ~

I am not sure what room will be revealed next, you will just have to wait and see. Still to be done are the parlor, nursery, dining room and my favorite Hattie's sewing room  ~

We will all be back soon with more news on the remodel ~

None of the people in this story are real ~
People are never real except after midnight ~

Big Hugs,

Saturday, May 14, 2016

The Work Begins & We Got Mail!!!

The work begins... this is the dining room, I tried to peel off the old wallpaper but it wouldn't bulge, I remember I used real wallpaper paste on it. I got the brilliant idea to paint the walls with chalk paint like you use on furniture, my helpers have arrived so I can hand this over to them ~

Nigel and his cousin Winston have been hired to do the remodel on Raven's Moon, Winston can really paint fast. I have printed out some paper for the floor and will add it when the painting is finished ~

Don't let Winston's looks scare you, he is a big sweetie just like Nigel ~ Winston was a gift from my daughter ~
We received a package today from friend Shirley at Shirley's Dream City for being her first blog followers. Thank you so much Shirley! What a fun assortment of gifts, the dragons will use the basket to gather treasures on their next nature hike, the magical stones, skull and broom will go in Vulture's Roost and the silk fabric will be used in bedding for Hattie and The Count's new bed. The table will be saved for a future project. There was one more treasure in the package and Nigel has laid claim to it ~

A guitar! Nigel has always wanted a guitar so he can be a Rock Star ~ Thank you Shirley for making his dreams come true ~

We will all be back soon with more news on the remodel ~

None of the people in this story are real ~
People are never real except after midnight ~

Big Hugs,

Thursday, May 5, 2016

Magick Rooms & Hattie's Dream House

There are a few things I would like to tell you about before our story continues ~

I discovered our new follower Shirley has her own blog she is starting up, I was her first follower :)
Shirley has built a city and I mean a Dream City! Please go and check out her blog Shirley's Dream City and Follow ~ I wish I had Shirley's energy...

Second I would like to remind everyone May is National Zombie Month so beware.......

Hattie calls The Count to come see Raven's Moon, they meet up in front of the manor ~ Hattie squeals " Isn't it the most beautiful manor you have ever seen?"
The couple tours the home. Hattie excitedly tells The Count that this will be his study ~  The Count agrees the manor is perfect except there is no master bedroom for the couple ~Maggie informs the pair that there is in fact a master bedroom that she forgot about because of the hidden door to the room ~

And now we interrupt our program for a special announcement ~ In honor of National Zombie Month ~ Be sure to have your Zombie Repellent on hand ~

Maggie shows the huge room to the couple " What do you think?" It sure needs a lot of work and cleaning but if the price of the manor is right we will take it The Count tells Maggie ~ 
"Oh sweetheart I am so happy, I can't wait to decorate!"
The Count is thrilled that Hattie is so happy ~ He imagines what a perfect life they will lead in Raven's Moon Manor...little does he know ~

"It is settled then, we will go draw up the papers "

See you next episode ~ The decorating will begin....

None of the people in this story are real ~
People are never real except after midnight ~

Big Hugs,

Friday, April 29, 2016

Raven's Moon....Dream House or Disaster?

Greetings Friends, well here we are back to shop for a grand manor, castle or palace for Hattie, The Count and the wee twins Maria and Irina ~

First I want to thank you all for being here, I see since I reappeared to blogland there is not many of the blogs I followed still posting, it makes me sad but I realize people move on... guilty me missing for almost 5 years but I  am making it up to my readers because I have a story to tell and I thought about my dolls lying dormant in a hat box the whole time.

Apologies over, we will move on.

Remember last time we arrived at Raven's Moon the manor Maggie thought Hattie might like ~

Here we are at Raven's Moon a once grand manor. Let's step inside and take a tour ~

Here we are, the first room is the kitchen, the occupants have left everything in place, they seem to have left in a hurry ~

Maggie says it seems to be all in working order and quite tidy, I don't know if this is a style you like Hattie but it is an easy fix with new appliances and a coat of fresh paint ~

Hattie exclaims " I love everything! What is this style called? It looks so stylish " Maggie tells Hattie she thinks it is shabby chic, Hattie whops out " I love Shabby Chic! I want my whole house in that style "

Here we are in the dining room with it's beautiful gold ceiling, I think the walls need to be lighter but that is an easy fix ~ Hattie informs Maggie she wants it Shabby Chic ~
Up on the second floor is this little room with hideous wall paper and painted floors, what would you do with this room?

Here we are on the second floor, I think this room has been redone already, what do you think Hattie? Is this shabby enough for you?

Look at that beautiful fire warming the whole room ~ I made the fires and fire screens for the new fireplaces, still not finished ~ Love the fire light ~

Here we are on the top floor of the manor, a smaller room perhaps a sewing room for Hattie's sewing business ~ Hattie was a much sought after seamstress before she knew of the Count and the family agreement for their marriage ~ 

And here on the top floor is another room already done, maybe a nursery for the twins?

An open view of Raven's Moon. Do you think this would make a suitable home for the family? What would you do with each room? Is this grand enough for Hattie?

Well folks there is the grand tour. What do you think? Hattie seems to be leaning towards shabby chic which Victoria likes too :)

 I redid most of the rooms a few years ago, the kitchen is finished except for more lighting. I put my most favorite kitchen miniatures in there, not crazy about the floor but I had that wrapping paper and love black and white floors. I put in hard wired lights and put the stairs back in, I usually leave out the stairs as they take up so much room and may end up taking them out again to make more room for furniture. What do you think? Stairs or no stairs?
Please readers let me know what you would do to this house ~

None of the people in this story are real ~
People are only real after midnight ~

Mini Hugs,

Sunday, April 24, 2016

House Hunting and Patience ~

Greetings Friends, our post tonight is late as I was without internet for most of the day .

I would like to Welcome Shirley H. to the blog this fine Sunday evening ~ Now we continue with the saga of house hunting ~

The crowd finally clears and Maggie tells Hattie there is a property that might interest a lady such as herself ~ Hattie informs Maggie she must do some shopping first ~

Sweet Hilda tells the ladies they have a brand new potion in stock, "You really need to try out these new and improved Unicorn Farts" are we serious here??? Need your own Unicorn Farts just follow the link ~
We have many new potions at 3 Moons Potions and Notions, all can be found at Dark Squirrel ~

"I am done shopping, lets get on with this house hunt " Hattie informs Maggie ~

I see a grand manor off in the distance.....

" Well here we are, this is Raven's Moon Manor, lets go inside "

What will be inside this Raven's Moon Manor? Will it be grand enough for Hattie?

Stay tuned for the next episode, same bat time, same bat channel ~

None of the people in this story are real ~
People are only real after midnight ~