Monday, November 19, 2012

Creatin' Contest - 29 Days and Counting

Hello all,

Back in January, I saw that the had posted about the 2012 Creatin' Contest.  Now, this is something that I have wanted to try for years.  I remember getting my HBS catalog as a teenager and goggling at all of the wonderful entries, wish that I could do something like that.  And this year, I decided that I would give it a shot. 

So, I bought the kit and accessories and waited patiently until February when the kit would arrive.  I plotted out several different ideas for just what to do with decor.  And finally, last month, I decided what I wanted to do.  Yup, got the kit in February and started building it in October.  Man, I am such a dumbass.  LOL!  What can I say, indecision and procrastination are truly some great friends of mine. 

Anyhoo, over the last month or so, I have truly been focusing on this project trying to get it done.  I am going for a old factory-turned loft space feel.  Here is a look at some of the work and decor going into this thing:

 Brick!  One thing this house will have is lots and lots of brick.  I used the Magic Brik kits for the bricking.  Yes, this was the upcoming project that I was testing the brick kits for with the Gardening Shed.  I still have to age the brick some, but I love the look.

While this is not the final layout, it does show a number of pieces that I am planning on using.  The couch was purchased at Jeepers Miniatures.  It has become the jumping off piece for a lot of the decor.  The kitchen set was purchase several years ago at Hobby Lobby.  I have been dying to use it and now I get the chance.  The
Reed Chairs are from CB2, of course.  The wooden circle in the center is a napkin ring from Crate and Barrel.  I am planning on turning it into a coffee table. 

As you can see from the picture, I have not changed the layout much.  Still, I do have a few surprises (hopefully) up my sleeves.  Thank goodness Thanksgiving and its lovely four day holiday is just a day away.  I am going to try to check a lot of things off my list.

Have a great holiday!


  1. Hi Annie,

    I believe I am your partner for Mini Modern Mind's Holiday swap! Nice to meet you, and I am looking forward to swapping with you! I don't seem to have your email, but if you want to send me your address via email to lindasmins at gmail dot com, I will respond with my info. Do you know what room we have?


    1. Linda,

      It is nice to meet you too. I have just sent you an e-mail with my info. If you don't get it, my e-mail address is anniepoo98 at hotmail. com. I really looking forward to our swap!

  2. Good luck with your contest entry! I see you are making good progress. :D

    Can't wait to see the finished project.

  3. I like what you have done so far. The napkin ring/coffee table is great. Looking forward to seeing your progress.

  4. I remember reading about the Creatin' contest! I have the catalogue and used to visit their website just for the eye candy and design ideas but they really gouge Canadian customers on shipping. I ordered a teeney tiny bible for a miniature scene for my Grandpa's room box and they charged me 15 bucks in shipping costs! Or it might have been 20...Basically they charge what they would charge an American customer then tack on an extra 10 or 15 bucks just because. Too bad because I really like what they stock. But I can get it else where for much cheaper. And I love Crate and Barrel. Good luck!

    1. Hi Ruth,

      I am sorry that you had trouble with HBS. And I have to agree that Crate and Barrel rocks. They have so many wonderful things there for both the regular size house and the mini house.

  5. I'm totally doing the same thing with my kit AND I just restarted building it after months of nothingness. I wish HBS had a special procrastinators award. Anyway, your brick looks great. I saw your other TV blog and was wondering if you were going to update. I'm a huge TV nut myself.

    1. Howdy Maria,

      I love how you did the brick on your house and how you created the the door. It looks wonderful. How did you do your brick, especially on the inside?