Sunday, 21 November 2010
Wednesday, 20 October 2010
I'm an avid follower of Flora's Blog and when I discovered she had an Etsy Shop I just had to have a look.
It was difficult to go there and not shop!
Today a parcel arrived - beautifully presented .......... what wonderful minis did it contain?
THANK YOU Flora for an excellent service, I'll certainly be shopping with you again.
Sunday, 17 October 2010
Sunday, 10 October 2010
Tuesday, 5 October 2010
There really isn't a great selection out there for gentlemen's items so I'm afraid whenever I saw something suitable, I snapped it up.
The fabric and trimmings are for The Salon, the ladies dressing table set will find a home once I get started on Her room (that's the next project) and I'm not sure where I'll put the little candle holders, I just liked them.
The book is a little sketch book, the little tartan items are golfing socks and the item under the shoes is actually a pair of braces but they are a bit more obvious in the picture above. The playing card has 51 other little friends that have to be placed - by me - in their box. It could take a while!
My favourite item of the whole show just had to be the tiny opening and closing cut throat razor which was from Danny Shotton.
Saturday, 18 September 2010
It's not very often that I actually make minis from scratch. I prefer to leave that to the people who are really good at it but occasionally, just very occasionally I'm inspired to make a little something
That little something was a covered table for The Parlour. I had had the table there sitting uncovered since I put it in there but to me it didn't feel Victorian enough so......... here is what I did....
I measured the diameter and height of a table I had that I was happy with and cut two circles from balsa and also a section of the inner tube of a roll of foil to the required height. Remember to allow for the thickness of the balsa wood when working out your height. Assemble as above.
Next, cut a circle of your chosen fabric allowing for height x 2 and diameter, add your selected trim round the outside edges and let that dry. Meanwhile, cover the whole thing with food wrap. Spray the cloth with starch or hairspray then arrange over the table adjusting folds.
The next step is to invert the table into a suitable receptacle (in my case it was a jam pot) of similar diameter and deep enough to take the whole table. Leave to dry.
Et voila! One (hopefully) Victorian looking table. Much nicer, I think, than the bare piece of furniture I had before.
Saturday, 11 September 2010
Saturday, 14 August 2010
A couple of items arrived in the post this morning for The Admiral. A leather top hat box and a tiny pair of grey leather gloves.
They're from Margaret, the MiniMillner. Margaret also made The Admiral's hat.
I had to try it out, and yes - the top hat fits! I've had the leather top hat and cane for some time now and they were made by another Artisan. I know the hat should be the other way round, but it looked better in the photo this way - ha ha!
Thursday, 8 July 2010
With the exception of the hat, the uniform, the top hat and the dressed bed everything was purchased either at fairs or online. The little box on the chest of drawers is for collars and there's a picture of his hero "Lord Nelson" on the wall. The picture on the back wall is of Chatsworth House, England's finest stately home.
The green leather sea chart tube in the chest contains his nautical maps, there's a tiny little pocket watch on the bedside cabinet and the glass on the carafe is removeable.
Wednesday, 30 June 2010
Tuesday, 22 June 2010
Sara Carlson (who doesn't appear to have a blog)
Nuria, Rossana and Norma
There are more bloggers to welcome but I'll do that very soon. I hope you were all sitting comfortably!
Saturday, 12 June 2010
Tuesday, 18 May 2010
This is the bed I purchased some time ago for the Master's Bedroom. It's got horrible fabric on it so that had to go. This is the first bed I've dressed and wasn't quite sure of the look I was after, bearing in mind that the occupant is a serious Admiral of the Fleet. I always think it doesn't do to get too cocky when doing this type of thing for the first time so I've kept it all relatively simple and this is what I've settled on:
Sunday, 9 May 2010
Wednesday, 24 March 2010
I've been a bit lax recently with this particular blog but things are starting to get going again!
I'd like to welcome all my new followers and hope you enjoy what you see - thanks to Christel Jensen (Christel Jensen - Little Treasures), Pepi_mali, rudoo (Buggaboos), Sylvia (lotjesdollshouse), Glenda (Peppercorn minis), Anneke (pieplyts), genevieve (Genevieve's Miniacollection), ascension (Mis Miniaturas), Bear Cabin Miniatures, Karin (I'm not sure if Karin has a blog or not - one didn't show up but it may be me!), Merry Jingle (merry jingle crafts), Miniaturemaid, Mary Williams (Dolls House Dolls Blog) and Debbie (Tiny Treasures).
It's lovely to see you all here.
Friday, 26 February 2010
I was thrilled today to discover I'd been passed this Award by Gaye - thank you so much for thinking of me.
First of all, the rules:
1. Thank the person that gave it to you;
2. Copy the logo and place it in your blog;
3. Link to the person who nominated you;
4. Name 7 things about yourself that nobody knows;
5. Nominate 7 kreativ bloggers;
6. Post link to the 7 blogs that you nominate; and
7. Leave a comment on each of the blogs letting them know that you nominate them.
I'd like to pass this Award to:
1. Christel at Christel Jensen Little Treasure
2. Marlies at Marlies En Minies
3. Norma at Make Mine Mini
4. Pilar at Las Minis De Pilar
5. Genevieve at Genevieve's Miniacollection
6. Mercedes at Liberty Biberty
7. Linda at Une Petit Folie
Thank you all for the inspiration and entertainment.
And finally, seven things about me:
1. I played the cello for five years at high school;
2. I am in no hurry for grandchildren;
3. I was presented with a book on historical costume at school age 10 - I still have it;
4. I love new books, especially that very satisfying "crackle" when they're opened for the first time;
5. My ancestors were Norse;
6. I dislike whisky; and
7. I love late Spring.
Sunday, 21 February 2010
It's nice to see you all here.
I was searching through my stock of photographs and thought I'd post these two pics that were taken some time ago. I got quite adventurous and had a little play with effects. I was keen to see how "real" looking I could make the room. I quite like the sepia finish.