My mother,my three children and I go to Rockport MA to celebrate her birthday every year. This year she turned 87 while we were there.
I have been very indulgent and added quite a few pictures of my children. I have promised them that this will not be a habit, and I ask for you forgiveness in advance...I will not make a habit of including my personal life too often.
I have made some progress on the beach house. My trip to Rockport has given me many new ideas, and some miniature materials that I will share with you in the future. Annabelle and I are now calling the beach house our Rockport house. Rockport is a small seaside town on the north shore of Massachusetts. There are many houses both large and small, my favorite are from the 1780's. Some of the smaller homes are painted in wild combinations of orange and blue, aqua and peach, lime green and pale blue. It is an artist's community, with many beautiful shops and settings. I have included a few pictures of details that I think are worth making in miniature.
|Happy birthday Mom|
|Gwendolyn tries out two new granddaughters. They are dolls that I made in the past . Annabelle wants to name them Clair and Amelia.|
|We still are working on the canned goods. It takes a lot of tiny foods to fill a jar. If you click on my images they will get bigger and the collages look better.|
|Some pretty details from Rockport. I am adding a chimney to our Rockport/Beach house. I was going to put a sculpted sail-ship tile in the center of the chimney, but now I think that I will make a mermaid. I love the seashells in the urns.|
|For Susan. |
I finished Anna's dress early this year. I am usually hemming her smocked dress the night before we leave for Rockport.
|It is not easy to get three children to pose in unison.|
|Final product...a Christmas card|