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Sunday, November 4, 2012

Frankie, 1/144th scale mini and fur kids

This is one of the "dolls" that my sister Lorie makes. She has a booth at craft fairs with my mom and another sister. She is very popular with her products. Well known. You can see why we fell in love with him and had to take him home with us! But I guess it is time for Frankie to go downstairs for a well deserved rest! Next year I hope to make a better looking display for him. Kind of loney with only the owl and pumpkin for friends.
I don't know if I ever posted this one. (too lazy right now to go back and look. lol)  This one I had done years and years ago. Probably one of my first houses. It is 1/144th scale which means that the house is 2 1/2 inches high and 3 3/4 inches long. The base is 7" by  3 1/4 ". I put it in a model car display case for safe keeping.  Luckily, as it has been hit once when Jeff was playing with the dogs! This is the first landscaping I had done on a dollhouse. It was featured in a magazine years ago. Just a picture with a short caption. But it was so cool to be in a magazine. All of my dollhouses have been landscaped. But I haven't done one this small since this one. Since I had Guillian Barre' I can only work in 1 inch scale, possibly 1/2 scale. I have enough trouble writing sometimes, much less hang onto anything this tiny. But could be so much worse.
The boys have been getting outside to play frizbee a lot lately. I am trying to get them out and excercising.  Doesn't hurt me either! Winter is coming and I want to enjoy the mild weather while we can. Watching Murphy play you would never know that he has stage 3 kidney disease. He can still pull Tanner around the yard. He has to get low and hop backwards as Tanner is twice his weight and almost half his age. Feeding him is a chore as he hates the food he is on. Funny thing is that he eats the canned food frozen. Most of the time you have to hand feed him. (can you say spoiled)! But even if we have to try 4 times (or more) a day we get enough into him. But he does scare us sometimes, especially with his weight loss. Jeff and I are mostly on different shifts so this is possible. Never thought the job shift differences would come in handy. He has none of the major symthoms like extreme thirst, tiredness, etc. But has had 2 tests and his levels show the disease. He will be eleven next month. But this breed (English Cocker Spanial) can live into their mid teens. Not ready to give up hope on him yet. He also loves it when I throw darts and will sit under the dart board and whine if I go into the basement. Beats me down the steps. But we can see that things are starting to change for him. But as long as he is playing and not showing extreme signs we will let him enjoy his life. Time is just so short when you have fur kids!

It has been only 45 minutes and the phone has rung 6 times. I will so glad when the politicle stuff is done! I am sure that the next few days the phone will be ringing off the hook.
Have a great week everyone. Hugs, Teresa
P.S. I was able to put pictures on by putting my pictures in Picasso web albums. Doesn't always work though. Hit and miss. Much more interesting to post with pictures. Hope you enjoy them.


  1. I love your pictures and admire your talent more than I can say. I do understand the handwriting thing - mine has deteriorated markedly. The banks still cash my cheques though...
    Our M'lady (cat) lived for four years after we were told she had a very limited future. And right up until the end she was enjoying life. Spoilt? Probably, but we get more from them than we give.

  2. Your small houses just amaze me, the detail and how you use your imagination, it is beyond my comprehension. Love the story of your boys, it is so sad to see our babies deteriorate. But as long as they are happy and enjoying life we they are just fine.
    Max and I are headed out for a walk, hugs to you Teresa.


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