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