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tiny mini covered bridge

This Putz of a tiny house and covered bridge went to a good home right after I made it. I may have to make one for myself because I loved it so much. The Christmas card, which I used to make the base, inspired the layout of the Putz. I had a pattern for a […]

mini schoolhouse

I finished this mini schoolhouse yesterday. I probably would have put a green roof on it if I hadn’t wanted to use colors from the Christmas card I used to make the base. After it was finished, I was very happy with the roof color. I had chosen a different card for the base, but […]

grey and brown putz church

This Putz church is listed in my Etsy shop (information below). It is the original size of the pattern. The base measures 6 1/4″ wide x 3 5/8″ deep. The church is 7 3/4″ tall as measured from the bottom of the base to the top of the steeple. The pattern I drew for the […]

after some blog difficulties, i’m back with new putz houses

I think the blog problems have been ironed out. I had troubles in December, and again the past few months. In the mean time, I have made a lot of new Putz houses. Here are a few of them. I draft all my own patterns. Lately, I’ve been making three sizes. ORIGINAL, which is 100% […]

how to make a putz house / part 1 of 3 / from pattern to ready to assemble

This tutorial is meant as a guide to the way I construct a Putz house. Keep in mind that I have my own style and my own techniques, and the following directions will reflect that. Other Putzers have their own styles and techniques, so don’t take this as the only way to make a Putz. […]

acrylic paints for crafting

I’ll start by saying this should be titled “MY experience with acrylic paints for crafting” because that is all I am bringing to the table. I don’t know which brands are considered best by the general crafting community. I don’t know how long paints are “supposed” to be kept, when it is recommended to discard […]

menu plan monday ~ september 25, 2017

This past week seemed to fly by. I’ve been pretty busy and that always helps, doesn’t it? On Sunday, we drove north to visit my Dad and two of my siblings. We had a good afternoon. The grands enjoyed playing with my brother’s daughter who is four months younger than the twins. They don’t get […]

springtime putz houses

I have been working on some springtime Putz houses. Here are a few that I have finished already. The pink cottage. Looks like a fairy house, doesn’t it? It has a bunny greeting card on the bottom of the base. The houses are embellished with my first attempt at using polymer clay. I made the […]

menu plan monday ~ july 27, 2015

This week we are enjoying a visit from our younger son and his wife. It is a joy to have them here for a few days. They live in Seattle so are becoming reacquainted with the heat and humidity of the Midwest. It’s the kind of heat that slams you in the face and the […]

menu plan monday ~ march 30, 2015

I am way behind on posting. Here it is Wednesday already! The day is so pretty out, that I am sitting in the swing in the backyard, doing some computer work. I’ll do a quick menu for the week, then will spend some time doing another post. Spring is in our yard and I would […]