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Saturday, December 27, 2014

Father/Son Lego Night

I had a fun night with my son and our Lego kits that we got for Christmas.

I received Big Ben and he got The Brandenburg Gate

I have to admit, the number of piece looked a little overwhelming at first, but the directions were very clear and concise and had pictures !

The instructor books also gave a brief history of the building so it turned into an educational experience also.

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Christmas Village 2014

Here are a few shots of this years village layout.  The village will be featured in the December e-magazine issue of Dolls' Houses Past & Present. 

 This last photo is of our christmas tree this year.  
I hope you all have a Merry Christmas and prosperous New Year!

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Glass Bead Christmas Tree

This is a re-post!

My mother in law gave me a kit that she had purchased nearly a decade ago.  It was a Christmas Tree made from glass beads. The kit had a few ornaments and a wood base and a glass dome and hundreds of miles of wire and glass beads. The branches took a very long time to try and get into place and attach to a wire armature.   I added a few items including a string of working lights.  I hid the battery pack in the giant red present.  The lights are by Lemax and I was disappointed that they are not very bright.  I used a some antique ribbon that I found in an old building nearly 25 years ago in Nevada.  I believe it dates from the 1920's.  

Here are all the items under the glass dome.  I hope that you all have a very Merry Christmas!