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.
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
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.
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,