Thursday, May 31, 2012

Back to Cushions!

Yes, More Cushions!
These are some I made recently.

I'm having a great week, I hope you are, too!

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Ladies Dress

It was Dollhouse Club today, any one who follows regularly will know there are only two of us, Oly and me.
We had a go at making a dress with a matching hanger for our Ladies Shops, or to hang on a wardrobe door. We think they were successful so I'm going to make more - I'm on a roll!

When someone joins my site and follows I like to look at their blogs and I'm often amazed at the creativity out there, especially when they make something original and different.
Vall has a lovely blog and makes the cutest mice! Take a look at
I hope you're having a good week,

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Open House - Victorian

Happy weekend! It seems most places, in Europe at least, are enjoying summer weather. Doesn't it just raise your spirits, lighten your mood and provide perfect light for making miniatures? My husband has even been in the pool today!

A huge welcome to all my new followers, my blog now has 300 followers! Thank you, every single one for popping in regularly and keeping up with what I'm doing in this wonderful world of miniatures.

Like a lot of collectors in the past I started with a Victorian house. It's sadly neglected, partly due to it being 'finished' and partly because about 15 years ago my interests turned to more modern styles.
I thought I'd open the doors and let in some visitors!

In the kitchen is a chair I bought from Colin Bird, a very fine maker of furniture, during his first fair at London Kensington.
The Bathroom
The floors in the bathroom and kitchen are just paper which I covered with a sheet of clear, sticky backed plastic protects the paper and makes it look like lino or tiles. It's also easier to dust or wipe over with a damp cloth. The rug I stitched one holiday in Tenerife.

In just over a week I'll be welcoming my newest grandson, little Henry to my home for the first time. It's not a big deal for Henry but I imagine his Mum and Dad will be a little stressed travelling for the first time with their son and all the luggage the smallest in the family needs.

I shall spend precious time with my family and put away my miniature making for a while............
Well, maybe I'll have a little sewing to pick up when I'm not cuddling Henry!

Enjoy the sunshine and have a good weekend,

Friday, May 18, 2012

Cushions Again!

During my trip to England and France I made a few more cushions!
It comes as no surprise, it seems cushions draw me!
I love fabric, little prints and hand sewing, also interior design and miniatures so it's natural for me to create cushions!

These are just going on my Etsy shop.
Thanks for looking!

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Chalkboard in the Tea Shop

The walls in my tea shop were sadly lacking any decoration other than a poster or two and a plate display, then I saw  a post on Facebook by Lynne Mann showing some lovely little chalkboards she'd make.
Here is the pink chalkboard I bought from her, doesn't it look perfect?
Now I see in the photo that I need to do some serious rearranging in the Tea Shop!

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

A Lovely New Miniatures Blog

I think you will just love this
It's fairly new but already has me visiting regularly as Lucy seems to be able to make absolutely anything and she does it all beautifully.
There are tutorials where she gives all her tips along the way and some really lovely photos to drawl over.
This is a very special blog for miniaturists, definitely one of my top favourites!
Do take a look.

Monday, May 14, 2012

I Have Been Burgled!

There are some very nasty, dispicable people in the world and at least one of them broke into my house and stole from me while I was visiting my family.
Our friends noticed the break-in, contacted us and we came home early to sort out the mess. I was with my daughter and new grandson when I heard. Every time I got upset she put Henry in my arms for a cuddle and it made me realise what is most important in my world.
Meet dear Henry.
Yes, I am angry about the theft but I'm fortunate to have a lovely family and beautiful grandchildren and when I'm alone I occupy myself with making miniatures, I'm very grateful for all this.
I hope you all have a good week,