Saturday, November 17, 2018

Christmas Is Bassett Hall in Colonial Williamsburg

I did some Christmas decorating at work yesterday.

If you've never heard of Bassett Hall, it is the "little colonial home" of John D. Rockefeller Jr. and wife, Abby, during the restoration of Colonial Williamsburg, which Rockefeller funded.

music: "Christmas is Coming" by Michael Gurley

If you've been to Colonial Williamsburg, hopefully you also visited Bassett Hall.
If not, put it on your agenda for your next visit.
It is open Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays from 9am-5pm.



Thanks for visiting.

Friday, November 16, 2018

3D Printing Backlog! My Husband is on a Printing Frenzy!

He's on a roll, but he needs to slow down! 
I have a line out the door of 3D prints waiting to be painted!

The website My Mini Factory has a category called Scan The World
"Scan the World is an ambitious initiative whose mission is to archive objects of cultural significance using 3D scanning technologies, producing an extensive platform of content suitable for 3D printing.
Through collecting scan data from the community and museums alike, Scan the World serves as a public effort to bring art to the masses in a way more tangible than ever before, all in the wider context of a meaningful contribution to education, preservation, and accessibility."

JC found this Scan The World 3D print design of a Julius Caesar sculpture on
which was modified into a pencil holder. 

3D Printed Julius Caesar pencil holder via

Et Tu Brute?

3D Printed Julius Caesar pencil holder via

3D Darth Vader print. Come to the cute side? 
3D Printed cute Darth Vader via

Below are three 3D designs created for me by JC. 
A hedgehog, turtle, and armadillo. 
So cute. 
He was inspired by the originals he saw on the gift site, Uncommon Goods

3D Printed hedgehog via

3D Printed turtle and armadillo via

3D Printed turtle, armadillo and hedgehog via

3D Printed turtle, armadillo and hedgehog via

It's probably gonna be awhile before I can get to them. 
We are having Thanksgiving at our house again this year, 
so we'll be busy cleaning this weekend, 
and cooking and baking all next week. 


Thanks for visiting. 

Saturday, November 3, 2018

3D Printed Garden Urns, Water Feature, Dalek, and Much More.

I am thrilled with these garden urns that JC designed and printed. We were sitting around brainstorming accessories that he could print for our Dickens Christmas Village one day.  
Garden urns was one of my requests. I think that got his creative juices flowing. 
I LOVE them!  They are just what I envisioned. 

3D Printed Garden Urns via

Here they are after painting with acrylic paint. 

3D Printed Garden Urns via

They go great with this fountain he printed from a design found at

3D Printed Garden Urns and Fountain via

Here is the Dalek in progress.

3D Printed Dalek via

I had to look up what mixture of paint colors to use to make the bronzy color. (burnt sienna and cadmium red light with more burnt sienna). 

3D Printed Dalek via

Here is what he's supposed to look like and hopefully will at some point.  
It looks a bit dark in the above picture, but that's just the lighting. 


Here is Mister Dalek with some other items in progress; British Post Box and dogs, and cat. 

3D Printed Dalek, dogs, cat, and British Post Box via

And then there is this lil' lady. 

Raiders of the Lost Ark Fertility Idol via

Raiders of the Lost Ark Fertility Idol via

Raiders of the Lost Ark Fertility Idol via

If you don't know her right off the bat, don't worry, I wouldn't have either. 
 Though, I probably have seen her hundreds of times since the early 1980s.  😉

Thank you for visiting. 

{All 3D Printing Designs found on except the garden urns, which were designed and printed by JC}

Friday, November 2, 2018

Crappy Halloween

Halloween, though one of my favorite holidays, is always a bust in our neighborhood. 
No trick or treaters ever, even though I dress up my porch every year, and play scary music.
Everyone seems to be doing Trunk or Treat instead.

That's no fun.

I loved nothing more than walking down the dark and spooky streets running from house to house being scared out of my mind. I remember there was a house down the street that scared me and thrilled me at the same time. All they had was scary music playing. I don't even think the homeowner showed their face when they handed out the candy.  That's it! But I loved it so much! 

Now that I think about it, how was it that I was such a brave kid on halloween night, but I couldn't even walk down the hallway in my house without all the lights on? ha.

Oh well, I still enjoy spookifying my house, even if it ends up just being for JC and me. 

Halloween via

Halloween via

Halloween via

Here are a few photos from early Halloween morning at Colonial Williamsburg.

darkness at Colonial Williamsburg via

darkness at Colonial Williamsburg via

darkness at Colonial Williamsburg via

I saw on our neighborhood page that someone close by had "three adorable trick or treaters", so maybe there is hope for next year. 

Thanks for visiting. 


Monday, October 29, 2018

3D Printed Dickens Village Accessories

JC has been printing little accessory pieces for our Dept. 56 Dickens Christmas Village.

3D Printed fountain for Dept 56 Dickens Village
3D printed fountain

3D Printed fountain for Dept 56 Dickens Village

3D Printed dogs and cat for Dept 56 Dickens Village
3D printed dogs and cat next to my watch for scale

3D Printed dogs and cat for Dept 56 Dickens Village
3d printed dogs and cats for Dickens Village 

I can't wait to paint them. Although, they are so tiny, and I am so fidgety fingers. I'll do my best. The standing dog will be painted to look like our dog, Mollie, a beautiful brindle.

Thanks for visiting!


{All 3D printing design files found on}
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