Wednesday, 27 July 2011

Sunshine and Thank-you.

The sun is shining and I'm off to spend an afternoon crafting with friends. Lots of laughing and talking and hopefully something finished to take home.
 And speaking of friends, I have made some new ones recently. A warm welcome to Sandra at Snippets from my Studio and Christine from Hollyhock Cottage, a Miniature Home in the 1940's.
 I must also give a huge thank-you to blog friends who have been a HUGE help to me, answering questions and putting me on the right path with this new blog.  There are certainly generous, friendly and in my case, patient folk out there and I'm forever grateful to you all xxxx.

Not a bad day at all!

Some-times it's hard to believe that life is good but if you look carefully, there is always something to be thankful for.  So it is for me today. I have a close friend in hospital recovering from surgery, she's had a tough time  but she's looking and feeling a bit better today and hopes to be home this week-end and will start treatment soon.    I was very sad but am feeling more positive now. Hopefully, prayers will be answered.

Sunday, 24 July 2011


Hello MiniAussie, your my very first follower, hopefully not the only one but at least I know I'm not talking to myself!  Here's some more mini items that I have made in the past. This cake display cabinet is a favourite with anyone who visits, some yummy cakes and pastries, not one bit fattening though
.Anyone for fish and chips?  Our local paper printed tiny front pages for a special edition a while ago and, of course, they have been put to good use here to wrap the fish and chips and also folded and stacked to go in my grocery shop if I EVER get it finished.
Of course, everyone likes to eat a good, hot meal so I plated up some meals. I think my peas are a bit big but then not everyone likes peas so they can be left on the side of the plate.

I'm on "L" plates and need help.

I don't know about anyone else but I'm finding this blogging a bit of a challenge.  I'm tearing my hair out in clumps trying to put photo's where I want them to go, they have a mind of their own  and I can't leave a comment on some blogs, it keeps telling me it will publish when it's been approved but nothing happens. GRRR!  

Saturday, 23 July 2011

Good enough to eat?

I love making food for my dolls house, usually in Fimo or Sculpey. I really like adding the finishing touches with a light dusting of pastels or paints. Making the cabbages and other food with veiny type leaves can be a bit tricky but the finished product looks very life-like.

Making bread is much easier though. I usually add a tiny amount of semolina to the mix to give it a grainy look. It looks great if you dust with pastels and some-times talc on top for a flour look. There are endless varieties of bread, buns and loaves to be "baked" When it comes out from my little oven I can nearly smell it!
Making fruit is fun especially when the finishing touches are added with pastels or paint. Mind you, making grapes is another matter altogether!

Monday, 18 July 2011

A regular visitor.

My neighbors cat, Jessie, often wanders down to sleep in our garden.  She's twenty years old and I think she likes the peace and quiet here because there is a very lively pup where she lives.

She's often laying in a favourite spot just near this Nandina bush. It's about the only colorful thing in the garden just now.  When I was out earlier today I saw two blossom trees full of flowers, they looked fantastic. Of course, the camera was at home.

Sunday, 17 July 2011

I had to be quick.

The sun was out on Friday, it didn't last long though. Like " Old Mother Hubberds Cuboard", my garden is mostly bare although I did find an early sign of Spring nestled among the weeds. They always like to be first!

There are carpets of violets, pink, mauve and purple. Sweet little faces and a nice perfume, great to put in a tiny vase.

I have a few helebores, they seem to multiply, great under a shady tree.

I own one cyclamen, bought a couple of weeks ago. It's a miniature one in a pot where I can see it from the kitchen.

Wednesday, 13 July 2011

Life really is Good.

My very first blog. I've thought about doing one for a while and finally "here I am".
 I decided on the name, Life's Good because despite all the miserable things that happen, there is always something or someone to brighten the day.
 I'm looking outside at a typical, winter day but here I am inside , warm and talking to you.  On second thought, if no-one reads this then I'm talking to myself!