Wednesday, February 20, 2019

February Projects: Steampunk Hot Air Balloons and ST. Pat's Thin House Mini

Good Morning Everyone!

Are you guys having totally weird weather this year?  Last week was gorgeous.  Saturday, we got up to 87 degrees in February even!  This week so far it has been cold, dark and rainy.  Go figure!  However, these dark days are so cozy and fun in the studio.

I hope everyone had a marvelous Valentines Day!  Looking ahead in February I thought WOW, I better get my St. Patrick's Day Thin House Mini project out there.  To be honest I did the Easter House, finished it and sent it to photography...Cesar's Amazing Editing Skills.  Then I realized I totally forgot about St. Pat's and better get my groove on!  Unfortunately, I didn't get St. Pat's done in time before Cesar had to go out of town so, you will see my version of photo editing!  Sorry in advance.  I'm going to wait to put out the Easter House next month.

I have honestly had so much fun designing a new series of Hot Air Balloons using Clear Glass Ball Ornaments that I purchased from Hobby Lobby.  I covered the ball with Metal Foil Tape I purchased from Home Depot for around $5.00 for a huge roll.  Three of The Hot Air Balloons are old world-steampunky and one is based on one of my favorite movies, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang...Grandpa's Hut.  For these you will need to purchase your own ball.  Here is a link to Hobby Lobby where you can buy the 4-inch Balls for most of the Balloons and the 2-5/8-inch Balls for the last.

https://www.hobbylobby.com/Crafts-Hobbies/Glass-Crafting/Glass-Containers/Glass-Ball-Ornaments---4%22/p/29022

So without further ado...Here are this months projects...Hope you like them!

Thin House Mini- Irish Castle




This Month's Thin House Mini is and Irish Castle.  The fifth in The Thin House Mini Collection, the Irish Castle is full of details and a great decoration for your home. Easy to store and small enough to leave out and add to the collection. Remove the roof and the base to get to the main box compartment which holds a simple to make mini not shown.

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And now for the new series...Hot Air Balloon Heaven.....

Air Ship - Hot Air Balloon




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Hoover-Craft Hot Air Balloon



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Grandpa's Hut Hot Air Balloon





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Double Hot Air Balloon






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Well, That's what I have for this month!  I hope you like them!  Thanks for stopping by!

Jim
The Gentleman Crafter

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