Tuesday, January 3, 2017

The Build: January 2017

First Build of the New Year

Grace, Haley, Kaya, Kirsten, Lanie, Lea, Melody, 2 or more

Xyra aside: I apologize for the first two photos. They looked fine on the screen, but downloaded dark. I did a little fixing with picmonkey. The lighting shifted by the end of the build and by that time I knew photos would turn out dark, so added flash and they are a bit too bright. There should be a semi-flash option. :-) 


It's time to say goodbye to the holiday house!
I'm not sure I have any ideas.
Well, let's break it down and go from there.
[taking apart the holiday house]
Line up the numbers.
The days too.
Someone find the January brick.
Got it!
Now what?
What happens in January?
Your birthday! (laughing)
Martin Luther King Jr. day.
Sometimes snow.
Tea Time's blogiversary.
Cool what can we do with those ideas?
Let's make the base and wall white for snow.
We can put dividers in that show our signature colors.
Okay. Find the burgundy, orange, yellow, green, blue, pink, and purple bricks.
Hey, I found a great door and window!
We'll need some roof pieces.
Got 'em!
Why don't we try to show a tea party? We have the teapot from the advent calendar.
Oh, I have a few more ideas from the advent calendar. Lanie, come with me to get the stuff.
Sure thing!
It's small.
Not too much.
Love it!

Final Touches

Things move around when the calendar is transported. 
I tried to get everything back in place.

What do you think of the first build of 2017?

Ooo, hey, did you notice our new end table? Lady Vanyer made it. Can you tell what it's made of?

Best wishes,


  1. Looks good! Not sure what the table is made from, hmmm...

    1. Thank you. If you look closely at the photo before the "Final Touches" section you can see at least one building material. (giggles)