Monday, September 28, 2009

The Addams Family Musical

Not sure if any of you have heard, but I have, seeing as I research my dear Addams Family all the time. But they are just now coming out with the ADDAMS FAMILY MUSICAL! on Broadway! How exciting right?

Nathan Lane will be playing Gomez and Bebe Neuwirth will be playing Morticia! I can't wait to see how they do. I know a few people have their reservations regarding Nathan Lane but I like to think the people that do casting know a little bit about what they are doing!

It seems to me like they will be basing it off some of Charles Addams original cartoons. I sadly will not be able to see it anytime soon in person but if any of you have the chance to, please let me know how it is!!! Hopefully there will be a version I can buy on DVD or something if I don't get to go :) The hubby has promised to take me if they ever bring the tour down through Texas!!! Yippeee!!

Anyhow, if you are interested in more information you can go here.

Hope everyone is doing well..... hopefully I will be able to pick back up on my blogging soon! Hugs!

Thursday, September 24, 2009

100 Followers and a bit of Addams Trivia!

Well, this week I must say has been a bit crazy and emotional for me. I started a couple posts where I was going to rant (about my job) and scream but I erased them. I really would like this blog to stay uplifting and about miniatures - haha. Anyway, no worries, things are getting worked out :)

BUT all this to say what a wonderful week for me to hit 100 followers!!! You guys just made my day. I am just floored that there are even 100 people out there interested in my little project thats hardly even off the ground (or desk). haha.

Thank you all so much!!! You are a big part of my day even if you don't know it. I love reading peoples blogs and reading comments and it especially helps on the rough days at work. So thank you all from the bottom of my heart!!

So to celebrate (since I have no minis ready for the occasion - that I can show...) I have put together a little list of Addams Family Trivia Facts..... its not much (there is more but I am just putting a few for now... more to come later in a contest or something...)


The Addams Family was originally a one frame cartoon drawn by Charles Addams in the New Yorker.

Photo of Charles Addams

When the Addams Family was originally created, none of the characters had names.... they were given their names for the creation of the television series.

Addams Cartoon, Property of the Tee and Charles Addams Foundation

Charles Addams got to name all the characters, except he wanted Pugsley's name to be Pubert, which the network found to be too sexual sounding so they changed it to Pugsley. That is why the baby in the second Addams Family movie is named Pubert.

Image from Addams Family Values by Paramount Pictures

The Addams Family TV show was the first ever to show passion in a marriage. Morticia is always talking about 'later'....

Image from Orignal TV Series my MGM Home Entertainment

Carolyn Jones, who played Morticia in the Addams Family tv show, was once married to Aaron Spelling.

Image source unknown

More trivia and fun facts to come down the road...... Thanks again everyone!! Hugs, Ara

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Off Topic: Around the House Creating Contest

I am a member of All Things Mini and every quarter we have an 'Around the House" Creating Contest where you use a household item to make something. This quarters material was DRYER LINT!!!! It was no easy task to come up with an idea. But my husbands recent surprise to me of taking me to 'Ripleys Believe it or Not' gave me this idea:

Not only does Ripleys have a bunch or weird looking creatures (like a skeleton made of half monkey and half fish - The Figi mermaid), the museum displays things in a really interesting way.

So here is my version. He is the Elusive Closet Monster..... and he is really confused on why he's stuck in this display case!!

The contest has not been judged yet but all entries have been submitted so I figured it was safe to post him up! Anyone have an idea for a name?? :)

Off Topic: The Sweeney Todd Chair

I am sure many of you have already seen this chair on Kate's blog but I wanted to share it here too! It took me a little bit to get it working. And whats a Sweeney Todd chair without the ability to dump people out??

Here it is in the upright position. All you have to do to get it moving is take the 'pedal key' out.

Here you can see it going down slowly (with my help) otherwise it flips backwards rather fast.
And here you can see Murph helping me out with the photos. He didn't have a problem helping since the actual 12th scale Mr. Todd was across an ocean with Kate. So he had no worries :)

Hopefully I will figure out how to upload a video of it working soon. I just didn't have time last night. Oh well.

Just want to say thanks again to Kate for this wonderful swap!! I had sooooo much fun!

Hugs!!! -ara

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Apologies - Yay for Fall!!

Hey guys, so sorry I haven't been posting lately. I have lots of mini-projects going on but many of them are swaps or contest entries and I can't post them quite yet! You'll probably have a rush of posts from me in a few days or so - haha!

I am really getting excited for fall.... its starting to rain a lot down here in Texas which means the holidays are right around the corner! I feel like carving a pumpkin!!! Anyone elses favorite part taking out the squishy guts???