The Palisades toy company released a bunch of playsets and action figures of the Muppets characters. The company went bankrupt in 2006, and production stopped.
Lance Cardinal, a set designer among other things, set out to make his own playset. I don’t think I’m exaggerating when I say this is AMAZING WORK!! One quote from Mr. Cardinal: “The stage proscenium is show accurate and all the baroque paneling is hand crafted.” The work of a true fan. Enjoy the pics and please check out Lance Cardinal’s weblog for the rest of them!
Juliana was Queen of Holland from 1948 up till 1980. When she was queen, we watched her on TV every Queens day. Our grand dad was a real supporter of the royal family and come April 30 he watched the parade with great pride. Julia stood on the steps of Soestdijk Palace and waved to every person…
So my roommates and I took this advice last week and ran with it:
“Are you having one of those days? Why don’t you go into your kitchen, take out your toothpicks, and file them into tiny colored pencils. For hours. Hours and hours and hours. Sometimes it’s nice to just focus on things.”
Hours and hours and hours is no joke. We literally did this for a period of days. And the result was a wide assortment of miniature pens, pencils, paintbrushes, markers, crayons, chalk, Sharpies and even a tiny tube of Krazy Glue.
Below are some of our combined efforts. I am so fortunate to live with two incredibly talented people, I should add.