Still here…

I haven’t given up on Pico Life, nor the Undersized Urbanite contest, but life has been busy and I’ve been in need of serious thesis work 🙂  Add that to the fact that my husband set up a new Minecraft server and…well, I’ve been spending a fair bit of my free time geeking out, haha!

I’m hoping to get a good full-home update done soon, but in all honesty I’m not entirely sure when that will be.  I am, however, still making progress, even if I haven’t had time to document it here.  Electricity and the kitchen are my current goals for the tiny home, and I’m really excited to share both my progress and my techniques here.

For this brief update, however, I only have one small thing to share.  I began the living room area rug last night, and it’s going very quickly!  This is approximately 3 hours of progress on and off (for reference, the design is 3.5 inches in diameter inside a 5″ hoop)

IMAG0794The second color for the rug is going to be a warm creamy color.  The primary color in the house is a buttery yellow, which I’m accenting with persimmon and olive.  It may sound strange, but so far I’m extremely happy with it!  My punch needle is adjustable which means I can use different loop lengths.  The previous rugs I’ve made have been done as short as possible, which makes for a great, medium-pile area rug.  This one is going fairly long; ultimately it will be closer to a fluffy shag-like rug, perfect for the personality of the home’s resident 🙂


Recent purchase, finished product!

It was a really nice surprise to check my mail today to discover my recent purchase from LDelaney had arrived.  I was pretty surprised at how quickly it arrived after I received the notice that it had been shipped.


These books are simply precious.  I knew I needed The Grinch for the Christmas House when I first came across it, and I was entirely enchanted by the entire Chronicles of Narnia set as well – those will be held in waiting for the Undersized Urbanite contest.   And my goodness, check out the details!:

IMAG0727The “pages” are glued together, but it’s so nice to actually be able to see them – they look well-loved, which always makes for a good book!

All in all, I highly recommend LDelaney for miniature books, and she also has many other delights listed in her Etsy shop (linked above).

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Finally, I’ve just finished my most recent punchneedle project, a large area rug for the Christmas house.  I’m very pleased with how it came out, but I definitely need more consistent practice with similar projects.

IMAG0730I’ve entirely forgotten to take the final measurements.  I placed it into the house with everything set up; I will try to get good photos of the complete picture on another day.