It's the "Invasion of the Little People" this week in Dogville. Mom being the skint flint (cheap person) that she is - begrudged paying $10-$14 (plus shipping) for just 6 little people so when she saw she could buy 70 of them UNPAINTED for $10 - she decided to give it a try.
Needless to say this has had her going cross eyed over the last week even when using a magnifier! It is not only that these are small but there are "shrunken hoomans" as well and they are even smaller. This particular set is from Germany and Mom likes the details in them - but not those little stands (so she cut those off - along with a few feet - oooops Mom - wasn't I supposed to mention that gawoof gawoof) Mom says the hardest things to paint are the shoes, ties and hats. Us - we just keep Mom company while she goes crazy although the Dweeb did enjoy chewing one of the little peeps up that he found had high dived off the table onto the floor!! Here are some of the peeps in the process of painting and you can see the size differences in them. Mom had to buy some special brushes that are ultra small to paint them.
Now remember when we went to Hardy last weekend to the English Pub - well we went and had a look around the antique/flea market stores and Mom spotted this cool Baby Ruth box car. Nestle now makes Baby Ruth Candies - but this car was before Nestle bought them and it has the original maker of them on it. Dad was very happy to find it. And finally there is something in Dogville for the Denny - his very own Diner. We have been waiting ages for it to arrive and we finally got it - he was feeling a bit left out but is very happy now.
Boy, Mom has just about created a mini me Bloggville, Hey Dweeb, hope that mini me tashed good and dosen't get stuck somewhere!ReplyDelete
Down a green pint for St.Patrick's guys
The Green - Mad Scots
Susie & Bites
It's really coming together like a little town. We love the "Denny's"! Your mom must be a furry patient person!!ReplyDelete
Top of the morning to ya!ReplyDelete
Have a fabulous St Patricks' Day. Make it a good one.
Best wishes Molly
The town is looking good and wow has it come a long way.
OMD! That is a LOT of little peeps to paint!! Wow, you guys better get you chewies and get ready for the long haul!! BOLReplyDelete
I love the diner! Wow, you very own diner?! So cool.
Happy St. Paddy's day!!
Eirinn go Brach!
OMG, I can't believe you're painting all those little people! Labor of love, for sure.ReplyDelete
I want to go eat at "Denny's". So cute!
It's looking wonderful! Lots of work in painting those little people, but it's so worth it when you look at the big picture.ReplyDelete
Love the diner.
XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy
Wow! Moms done a fab job of those tincy wincy wee humans! You boys must help her relax while she works really hard at it!ReplyDelete
Dogville looks great now with Denny's Diner! Denny, what do you think? Oh, and was that mini human tasty?
WOW! that is a lot of work. But oh does it ever look good.ReplyDelete
Happy St. Patrick's Day!
Denny's Diner is superb!!! Is it open 24 hours?ReplyDelete
Your Mom has great patience to paint all those itsy bitsy peeps.
Happy St. Paddy's Day!
Woos - Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning
You got your own diner, Denny! Everything is coming along beautifully!ReplyDelete
Love ya lots,
Mitch and Molly
You have patience painting those little figures. The little town is really coming alive.ReplyDelete
Thanks for being a friend
Sweet William The Scot
I can't imagine painting those litte people, I don't like painting walls. Dogville will soon be Dogmetropolis.ReplyDelete
So cool!! I am loving it all, and so impressed that you can work on a miniature level like that too!ReplyDelete
I love this little town. Those little people are super little. Your Mom is very patient.ReplyDelete
Wow! Those are REALLY shrunken hoomans! This is a lot of work! Hope your Mom's eyes uncross soon!ReplyDelete
Wow! Painting those little people make Mom's cross-stitch look like she's doing latch hook! We don't blame you for noshing on one of them - helps keep those little people in line! Heehee!ReplyDelete
-Fiona and Abby the Hippobottomus
This is the neatest town!!ReplyDelete
Happy St. Patrick's Day
Benny & Lily
Woof! Woof! Oh My there are sure LITTLE, gotta have gentle hands. Super cute. Lots of Golden Woofs, SugarReplyDelete
Oh my, those "shrunken hoomans" are really tiny!!! The little town is amazing and your mom is brilliant, Reilly!ReplyDelete
Hi Reily & Denny - just wanted to say thanks so much for coming over to visit me and leaving such lovely comments! We're finally getting settled in our new home in Perth and so I'm finally getting to catch up with blog friends! :-)ReplyDelete
Ooh - my human, Hsin-Yi, really enjoyed this post about "little people" - when she was a human pup, she also loved to play with similar things - although in her case, they were "little animals" not people! ;-) She had a farm, instead of a town, and she had lots of little farm animals - from pigs to cows to collies to even hens with a group of little chicks! Every time she was good, her parents would take her to the toy store to choose some more little animals. So this post brought back some nice memories! :-)
Honey the Great Dane
How cool Denny has his own place!!ReplyDelete
Mama is so amazed that your Mama painted those little people. The only little people she might be able to paint are those Fisher Price sized ones and that's debatable. This project is so fun to watch.
Those humans r tiny. Love Denny's diner. Dogville is pawsome.ReplyDelete