Wednesday, 19 October 2011

My Work Shed.

My first and only attempt at quarter scale so far. I made this shed at a workshop day a few years ago and loved doing it. We constructed the box and everything inside.
 Some of the tools are laser cut and so tiny but beautifully detailed. They were bought from Eclectic Echidna, not sure if it's still in business though.

I'm so nervous about starting another project in this scale but think I will order a small house from Petite Properties.    I hope to have a garden space for my beautiful garden arbour and flower filled wheelbarrow that I was very fortunate to win from Sandra at Snippets From My Studio.

The only other really small item that I've made is this castle.  The pieces were pre-cut by some-one else and I put it together and painted it.  I'm not really happy with some of the detail.   One day I might get around to fixing it.      Painting the soldier toothpicks was fun!     I'm not sure my eyesight would be good enough now!

Thursday, 13 October 2011

No News.

Hello there!  I haven't really got anything to tell you, I just popped in to feed the fish.
 I don't know if I'm imagining it but the black fish always seems to get the most food, perhaps it's because he's a dark colour and stands out more.
 Anyway, I love my little fish and feed them often.
  If your feeding them as well, please don't overdo it because they will end up too large to fit on my blog page!!

 I might have something more interesting to talk about next time.  The sun is out here today so life can't be much better. Keep smiling. xx

Friday, 7 October 2011

Lucky Thirteen.

Hello and welcome to Julia,  thank-you for your comments.  I can't find a blog for you, perhaps you can send me details. I would like to see what you make and your interests.

   I spend more time than I probably should reading about what other fantastic, talented miniaturists are making.  I don't know what we did before the internet.   Probably waited to ask for information or visited the library.  But now it's all here at the click of a button!!!

Monday, 3 October 2011

An Even Dozen.

Goodness me! A warm welcome to my 12th follower Ingrid from My Dreamworld. I love reading your blog and admire your work very much.  The detail on the antique camera is truly amazing.

I can't believe that it's October already.  What happened to the last nine months I wonder.  What have I been doing with my time?  When I really think about it or read through my diary or more importantly, read back through my blog, I can see that not all the days have been wasted.

Apart from a "crook" back and the usual creaks and groans of my ageing bones,  I'm very fortunate and I do thank God for all the wonderful, positive parts to my little life.
  Fantastic family, good friends, a comfortable home filled with all the crafts, books and other bits and pieces to fill my days.  What else could I want??
I wouldn't say no to having much more money to spend but then I don't think I could squeeze many more mini's into our little house.  Would I like to be 30 years younger?  I'll think about that one and get back to you.

Sunday, 2 October 2011

The Forgotten Groceries And More.

Hello to Carmen from My Little Escape, welcome to my blog.  I really like what you have done with the red lantern that you bought at Ikea. I hope you will enjoy reading what I do here.

At last! Here are photo's of the grocery items that I mentioned in my last post then forgot to include.  Since then I've made more but still sooooo many more to make before the shelves are full.

 I have already bought quite a lot of packet and tin items as well as lots of bottles and jars to fill and label.  I know some of the items aren's strictly 1950's era but they can go at the back to make the display look fuller.
It's going to take a while to make enough as I have three shelf units to stock then I can put the "shopping" away and start on something else.

My shop will be in the  1950's and I'm going to sell hardware  things too such as pots, dishes, mops, buckets, as well as fruit and vege's.  There is also a post-office section.
 I'm hoping it will look like one of those country stores that's crammed full of all sorts of interesting bits and pieces.

I thought you might like to see some photo's of my cats. I must be honest and tell you that I've got many to choose from, they always seem to be doing something cute or funny so out comes the camera again!

Bella, on the left and looking like she's whispering to Harry, is as her name suggests, beautiful in nature as well as looks. She was one of a litter from a stray cat and was born in my daughters back garden.  I'm not sure what breed she is, perhaps Calico.

This is a favourite photo of Bella. She was washing her whiskers but it looks like she's laughing.

Harry is a street kid in more ways than one!  I got him from a cat rescue place. He took quite a while to settle in when he came home. He climbed and jumped up on every surface and piece of furniture in the house and was so full of energy that we wondered if we had done the right thing in getting him.  Now I wouldn't swap him for the world.  He's settled down although he still loves to climb and has a couple of favourite places on window sills.