Monday, October 14, 2013

Lots of New Ideas

I wanted jars of buttons for the Sewing Shop and finally I made some.
I thought I'd made loads until I put them in the jars! I need to make a whole lot more but it's a start.
I also made spatulas for the Bake Shop, seen here with one of the new Christmas tea towels!
I've started a new Christmas section in the Home Decor department. Lots more to finish but this is it so far.

There are tea towels, cushions, gift wrap, bunting, cupcake boxes and loads more and they all mix and match!
More to come later!
Have a good week,

Saturday, September 14, 2013

New Plates for the Tea Rooms

My Tea Rooms needed some nice plates. I couldn't expect the customers to eat from inferior, paper plates any longer!
I bought some beautiful plates from Sofía on Etsy. They are all so gorgeous I couldn't decide which design to have - so I chose all different!
I like the odd china kind of look so these will be perfect!
As usual I started changing things and decided I didn't like a lot of the cakes I'd made (some of them 20 years ago) so had a complete clean out of the Bakery Shop. Now it looks tidy but very empty!
The pretty rug was a gift from Flora.
I now have lots more room for new things.
The plates will be used upstairs in the Tea Room, after it also gets a good clean up!
The lovely cupcake plate and Tea Rooms cake stand also by Sofía.
The books on the table were gifts from Kaisa.
The book rack was made for me by my dear friend Bob who died earlier this year.
The cupcake posters were gifts from Oly.

I'm planning a good weekend, I hope you do too.

Monday, August 26, 2013

I love Beach Huts!

Are you still in the holiday mood like me? I've just finished all these seaside cushions, cutains, pinboards and teeny weeny doorstops.

 These doorstops are just half an inch square and perfect for the breezy day in the Beach House.

 Tab Top Curtains to match.

I made too many to show you!
Have a good week!

Monday, August 19, 2013

Tilda Dolls and Bird Houses

Teeny weeny Tilda dolls and little bird houses are such fun to make! I don't know where to stop - I made another 6 sets. This little doll is staying with me. 

These sets are now in my Etsy shop.

I hope you've had a lovely weekend, thanks for popping in and thank you to all my regular readers who leave me comments, you're all appreciated!

Wednesday, August 14, 2013


I was so pleased with my purchase from Green Rabbit Designs that I have to show you how lovely she is. Although not a 1/12th miniature, she is tiny and so cute!!
Take a look at all the lovely little bunnies on Vivienne's Facebook.

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Hot Miniatures!

Making miniatures in the heat doesn't come without it's problems like glue drying at twice the speed and paint drying on the brush before I can use it. Never-the-less, I wouldn't swap hot for cold any day.
Today I made up these little signs. I'd seen them somewhere in full size and just 'needed' to have a small version (like you do!)
Dedicated to two special cats, Sebastian, the ginger one and Kitkat the black and white.
Now I'll show you some of my recent purchases. I'm excited about these! From Sofia on Etsy I bought these gorgeous canisters which are perfect for the bakery of my Tea Rooms.
 I loved them so much I went back to Sofia and bought some Union Jack china to go with the patriotic cushions and glass in the Gift Shop. I love this big tray with alternate colouring.
 And the cup, saucer and plate are lovely. I need to get some plate stands to show it off properly.
Then I bought this adorable notebook! I got it on Etsy from LoLittleMiniatures. These are spiral bound! Truely amazing. They come in all different colours, patterns and sizes, so I have some more waiting in my shopping basket already!
You might rememeber the 2013 minutes I mentioned in my blog at the beginning of the year. Spending 2013 minutes this year, finishing all those projects that get started and then put aside. Well, I have to report that I'm doing really well.
The cat signs were printed last year and I'd made the porcelain cats but they were forgotten in a box until today, when I painted the cats and made up the signs. Easy- so why did I take so long? I feel better for having cleared so many projects already.
I sewed up all the cushions (nearly 100!) and most are now sold in my Etsy shop.
I've made up all the haberdashery, button cards, I've glued on all the buttons, thread cards are made up and boxed. Most have been put on Etsy.
I have heat-sealed paper serviettes that I'd printed, then I made a display box for them.
I had made so many packs of serviettes that I had to make two boxes!
The pink display box is in my Etsy shop.

I hope you're all enjoying a warm and wonderful summer.

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Beautiful Gifts - Lucky Me!

I struggle with making flowers as you may remember me mentioning before. Dear Oly surprised me with not one but two gorgeous displays!
The hydrangers.
 The roses are all hand painted.
They look wonderful in my gift shop.

Today I received this beautiful underwear set from Marlies. I have some of her bra and pants (miniature of course!) but this set has suspenders as well!
  Thank you Oly and Marlies, your kindness has made me smile!

Monday, July 8, 2013

Little Boxes and more Tilda!

Sitting outside under the shade of the balcony seemed a good time and place to saw wood! Always a dusty, dirty job best suited to outdoors.
And these are the results as I started to fill them.

The haberdashery boxes are filled with pretty Tilda style fabrics. The big display box is filled with books, reels of ribbon, stickers, fabrics and one tiny Tilda doll.
One little box filled with more than 80 vintage style postcards.
Making boxes is very relaxing for me and now the weather is so good I can leave everything out on the garden table over night, ready for the next day. Loads of time saved by not tidying away!
I hope you have a good week,