HO Scale Diorama & Christmas Village


After The Funeral

For awhile, I have been considering a patio in the church yard, and I just painted it  under the existing tree, and added a drive into the yard.  I really like the added color and dimension. funeral_patio_lg


Mr. Miller’s Ambush

I enjoy seeing the transformation when a new citizen is placed in a natural situation.  Poor Mr. Miller is chopping firewood, unaware that he’s about to be pounded with snowballs.  They remind me of the boys in the neighborhood where I grew up!

The Fountain

The Fountain is the result  of a boring Saturday night, when I decided to wreak havoc to the traffic patterns of Oak Valley.   I save bottle and jar lids, just in case I find a use for them. I just messed around with lid sizes and colors, and did a little painting.  I will look for a more historically accurate  Oak Valley “Founding Father” statue, because this part of Illinois was not settled by white people until the early 1830s.  I hope to update soon!fountain_1_sm

Just stopping by to say that I have ordered a small bottle of Woodland Scenic’s new Realistic Water in blue. The large bottle was ridiculously expensive for the little bit that I need. I look forward to trying it out. Since the fountain is made from bottle caps, I don’t have much to lose!  When you next visit, I hope it will be in place.

Mounted Policeman in the Park

Below is the original Mounted Police photograph. Scroll below to see the difference with the new (2015) background!Image


Last Minute Christmas Shopping


Busy corner filled with last minute shoppers on Christmas Eve.  Merry Christmas, Everyone!

Miss Mamie Stepping Lively


Miss Mamie is one of the group of physically challenged Woodland Scenics figures. Mamie was an ugly white lady with a knee length plaid skirt and sweater. I thought she needed a little more dignity, with a nice blue jacket and black skirt. I’m still struggling with the best method to lengthen a skirt. Currently, I am using multiple coats of Elmer’s Glue. It can’t be anything with texture, because texture in this scale would not be visible to the naked eye. If anyone has a better idea, let me know!