Thursday, May 24, 2012

And the winner is.....

 Hi All!  It's time to draw the name for my 300 follower give-away.  I wrote everyone's name down (twice for a few who put a link on their blog) and then sprinkled them on the floor.  This would help make sure Bella picked only one! Had they been in a bowl she would have grabbed all of them in one fist!

Here she comes!!

 Bella, give it to Mommy! Bella..... (she wanted to keep the paper for a while)...


"Here you go Mommy!"


"Who is it?  I can't see!"

"It's Victoria!!  Hooray!"

Congrats Victoria!  How funny as you are doing a give-away for 300 followers on your blog too!  Plus I love your idea for the smoking area in the alcove!  I have already started planning!

And a big thanks to all of my followers!  You all make me work hard on all my projects!

Victoria, please send me your address and I'll get your chair to you asap!  hugs, Ara and Bella

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

One last Day to Enter the Give-Away!

Hi All,

Just wanted to remind everyone that my give-away ends tomorrow.  Go to this post to see details on how to enter to win this throne/chair (scroll to the bottom to see give-away info).

Good luck to everyone!  I will draw a winner tomorrow in the afternoon!

hugs, Ara and the Addamses

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Gomez's Train Set and A Give-Away!!!!

 Hello All,   As I said I have been trying to do little things for the Mini-mansion during nap times and when my DH gets home to watch busy little Bella.  One of my most recent projects was finishing Gomez's train set.   Whether in the tv show or the Movies, Gomez is always seen with a train set.  He blows them up as recreation or as a stress reliever!  I knew it was a necessity for the mansion!

I saw a few working trains at a recent miniature show but they only went in an oval and had a huge battery pack that had to be hidden.  I decided to do a train set that looked like it had recently been blown up and left for lurch to clean up :)

Here it is, complete with ignition box!


Here is a photo from a higher vantage point so you can see the detail.  A tunnel, bridge, and rail road house all sits with in a 3"x3" square.


You can also see a corner where explosives have recently gone off.  The bridge is blown and a single train car is dangling off of the side.


Below you can see a photo of where it sits in Gomez's office.  Initially I thought it would fit nicely in the alcove in the back.... but it turned out to be smaller than I thought and just looked dwarfed in the large alcove.


So here is where the give-away comes in.  I have recently passed 300 followers on blogger and I am ready to celebrate!  Especially to say thanks to all of you who have hung on through my long absences!  Here's what you need to do to enter:

Leave a comment on this post with a suggestion on what I should do in the empty alcove (this will get your name into the drawing).  I have also pointed out there is a small library (which you can see here) on the other side of the office wall so I am trying to think of something other than book shelves.  I will be watching the movies and tv shows to brainstorm BUT I know you guys always have great ideas so bring 'em on!


And here is the prize for the give-away.  It's actually a piece from the mini-mansion.  Originally I was using it as Gomez's chair for the living room (you can see it in the house here) but its not working with my vision for that room anymore.  It's a big chair! lol.  This would be perfect for anyone doing a scene with a Seer or Palm reader, etc... as the back of the chair is decorated with 4 hands.  It's painted gold so it will definitely catch the eye in any room display.

Ps.  If you link to this give-away in one of your blog posts let me know and I will put your name into the drawing a second time!

I will pull the name for the winner a week from now (5-24-12) and post the name Thursday afternoon!  Maybe I will have Bella pick the name! Have a great weekend all, Ara and the Addamses :)