April 01, 2011

All About Collecting: A to Z Blog Challenge

I'm a collector meaning I collect everything: paper, glues, paints, scraps, miniatures, houses, kits, colored pencils, and probably much more I can't think of at the moment. It takes up a lot of room. It's everywhere.

I love making dollhouses as I can combine different crafts in one project. But my real house is small; not a lot of storage. So...


I've decided to give up on miniatures. Clean off the table and counter. Give away the projects and supplies. Want some?

NOT! To hubby's regret. And if you didn't catch on, today is April 1 - HAPPY APRIL FOOL'S DAY!!! haaaa! I couldn't resist!

It's also the first day of the A to Z Blog Challenge. All month I and others will be posting by letter, so be sure to stop by and add your comments!

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  1. It's lovely to meet you, Christine. Your A post made me laugh. Loved it!

    Ellie Garratt

  2. dang! I would've been so interested in your miniatures. I love those! Ha.
    Visit me at Jan Morrison for a writer's take on attitude...
    ps - if you could disable your word identification it would be swell - at least for April...

  3. Collecting is fun. I used to collect too. Now the "getting rid of" is not fun. I'm on overload.
    Wanna buy a duck

  4. Hello! Nicely done with the prank.

    See you around!

  5. So cute the minatures. Great to meet you.

  6. Haha... you got me! Glad it was a joke! ... So you've got a new book- CONGRATS!!! Glad to see your still making minis!

  7. Happy April Fool's day!

    good luck with the challenge


  8. Stopping by on the A-Z Challenge. I've been trying all morning to think of a good April Fool's joke to pull on someone (an unsuspecting co-worker, my husband, my son...). Haven't come up with a thing yet.

    Bev@My Reader's Block (#288 on the list)

  9. minuatures hope you are going to showcase a few in the challenge under M>..

  10. Lovely to meet you. This made me smile.

  11. Miniatures make me dizzy. LOL Glad to meet you.

  12. You've worked so hard on your miniatures - can't quit now!

  13. You got me! I was reading this and my heart stopped when I saw you were giving up minis. I was lie, "Why on earth would she do that? What could've possibly happened?" LOL Just a joke! Good one!

  14. I loved this A post. Happy start to the A-Z Challenge.

  15. Your husband must have been so excited and then completely crestfallen! LOL I'm in the process of getting rid of loads of our little clutter things. Can't deal anymore.

    I collect books, though.

  16. Did your hubby see this and get excited? Haha! My guy would probably love to purge all of my 'collections.'

  17. Funny...I almost got out my checkbook! LOL great start. This is my first year and it's is so fun going 'round all these blogs. Blessings, Joanne

  18. Hi Candid Canine, first time visitor. If I collected miniatures I'd probably break or lose half of them. But I know a lot of people who love them. Have a great weekend.

  19. Hahahahahaha! I completely bought that! Great April Fool's post.
    I'm happy to be following you, thanks to the A to Z challenge.

  20. Wondering if April Fools Day was the best time to start the blog challenge. LOL. I collect state bells and bookmarks.

  21. Nice blog post, and I look forward to more!

  22. once a collector... always a collector. From one hoarder to another - you didn't have me fooled! Great to meet you and have a fab challenge

  23. Hi Christine,
    I'll bet some of your friends who know how much you enjoy crafts read your post with jaws unhinged!
    Happy Day to you.

  24. I would luv to make doll houses and miniatures. I think you need really good eyes. Boy, I'm glad that was just an April Fooler. I would hate to go to sleep tonight knowing you were giving up what you luv to do so much.

  25. Everyone is soooo funny! Believe me, much to family's chagrin, I have no intention of giving up my hobby. Ever. haaa!

  26. I am a collector of books, favorite restaurants and good music. Nice to meet you!

  27. Happy April Fool's Day! Fellow A-Zer here. It's going to be a crazy month. Good luck!

  28. I will definitely have to check out more of your blog and keep on reading your Challenge entries! I remember a doll house I put together (from a kit) in the 90s, before I had to sell it to move across the country and change lives. I loved working on it! Thanks for bringing back great memories!

  29. Well I will be following your post. Wiener dogs are my favorites. My Maggie is 13 years old, just a baby. I will enjoy getting to know you.

  30. I collect a lot of things too. Happy Meal Toys, book marks, paper airplanes made out of church bulletins. I have two kids.

    Nice to meet you! Great A post!

  31. April Fools Day indeed! You actually had me fooled for a moment. All I saw was "I quit!". Indeed!

    Contrary to my usual practice of subscribing to comments, to save time during challenge I will not be doing so during April. If you want to respond to my comment , please email me directly from your email notification for the comment.

    Tossing It Out
    Twitter hashtag: #atozchallenge

  32. Nice post about something you love! :)

    Reviewer & Writer
    Book reviews and Author Interviews at my blog at http://whynotbecauseisaidso.blogspot.com/

  33. LOL, Happy April Fools Day to you too!



  34. Nice to meet you. I'm from the A-Z challenge. :) Thanks for the laugh.


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