Saturday, April 5, 2014

Once In A Blue Moon - Day 1


The New Year brought some unexpected and unpleasant surprises in our family's life that explain my disappearance from the Blogger land, but I will not burden you with our problems. I will just say that it is nice to come back and dive into my little world with big projects. I missed it a lot. I am so hungry for new miniature adventures that added tons new projects to already existing pile of old ones, but later about it...

All that time I didn't have a minute to work on my current projects. The inside walls in my castle are waiting to be painted; the church has to be put together; the room box devoted to my Grandma requires a lot of stitched elements to finish it; Vanessa's estate is staring at me with dark empty windows from the corner of the room trying to make me feel guilty, brrr... creepy...;

Guess what, they will wait... This weekend I am in the mood to start something new.

Last October during the local mini workshop I won this little cute building in auction for $10.


After some research I found out that this miniature cottage was built from the discontinued Dura-Craft kit that is called Chelsea. I even found a picture of it


The cottage I will turn this building into will be called Blue Moon Cottage.

Does anyone know where Blue Moon came from? what it refers to? I went to google and read that "Blue moon" appears to have been a colloquial expression long before it developed its calendrical senses.

According to the Oxford English Dictionary, the first reference to a blue moon comes from a proverb recorded in 1528:

If they say the moon is blue,
We must believe that it is true.

Saying the moon was blue was equivalent to saying the moon was made of green (or cream) cheese; it indicated an obvious absurdity.

In the 19th century, the phrase until a blue moon developed, meaning "never." The phrase, once in a blue moon today has come to mean "every now and then" or "rarely" — whether it gained that meaning through association with the lunar event remains uncertain.

I am not certain where Blue Moon will bring me, but now the cottage looks like this.


I had to take it apart in order to treat the inner walls in the way I see them, and with this optimistic note and a great feeling of accomplishment I am going to the bed.

Have a great weekend,
Natalia


Blue Moons: myths, facts, history, and dates | Infoplease.com http://www.infoplease.com/spot/bluemoon1.html#ixzz2VIUXJy7X

17 comments:

12Create said...

I love the name Blue Moon Cottage and look forward to seeing your progress with the build.

PILAR6373 said...

La estructura de la casa s muy bonita y seguro que la convertirás en algo fantástico!!!!
Besos.

Natalia's Fine Needlework said...

Thank you!

Ilona said...

Hi Natalia! I hope that things are going better, also for your family?
Thank you so much for explaining the expression blue moon, it is not known by me. I think it is a wonderful name for a miniature cottage, I can't wait to see what you will make of this cottage.
I am happy that you're back into miniatures again!
I wish you a nice Sunday and week on top :D!
Hugs, Ilona

debbie's mini thoughts and creations said...

looking forward to seeing you create the Blue Moon cottage, when I ws little my mum used to sing to me Blue Moon

Elga said...

Have fun building and decorating the cottage. Hope all is well now with your family.

Lisa T said...

Welcome back, Natalia! I hope that you and your family are well. I love your little cottage and I think the name Blue Moon is great. I am looking forward to your progress on it.
Hugs,
Lisa

Daydreamer said...

Hi Natalia! Blue Moon Cottage looks like it will be a wonderful project! I know how you feel with all the unfinished projects staring at you from corners.... but sometimes it is the New Project that has to be worked on first! LOL! (And I know Blue the Fairy Beary agrees with me! :))
I hope you will find time to work on your Beautiful projects in spite of the difficult times... it is a kind of "therapy" that is less expensive than the other kind! LOL! I look forward to seeing more of your many projects!

mcddiss said...

menuda ganga , esa preciosidad por tan poco dinero , estoy deseando ver que haces con ella

besitos

Mari

BiWuBär said...

Good to have you back! And with a new project - what a lovely house, a great find! "Blue Moon Cottage" sound great and above all very promising... I'm curious to see what you're going to do with it. Maybe a little fantasy this time with things that usually never and neverever would be possible? Well, we'll see... let's hope Day 2 of this project will come soon and not in a Blue Moon... ;O)

Hugs
Birgit

Fabiola said...

It's a beautiful cottage. I'm curious to see more.

Wyrna Christensen said...

Your new front page is super nice. Nice to have you back in blog land again. Have fun with your new project.
Hugs
Wyrna

nancyengedesign said...

Good to have your voice back! Love your new header image!

Isabel Ruiz Alonso said...

Espero que poco a poco, os estéis recuperando de la mala racha. Que comiences a dedicar tiempo a las miniaturas es buena señal. Estoy segura que conseguirás que la casa quede tan bonita como el nombre que lleva.

Cinderella Moments said...

I love new projects. This little house is cute as a button! Have fun turning it into a marvel!
hugs♥,
Caroline

Kike said...

Hi Natalia, a new task for you this new little cottage. I expect you enjoy decorating it and I'll be aware of its progress

Mini hugs!

Victoria said...

Oh, it's going to be an amazing house, Natalia! Hope everything is okay now.

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