Monday, 26 September 2011

Back from Miniatura

I returned home today from a very enjoyable weekend, having spent Sunday at Miniatura in Birmingham.

I managed to pick up some lovely bits and pieces. The chamber pot, photographs, journal and lace cloth are for the recently finished bedroom and the boxed shirt is for "him". I have trouble finding nice items for gentlemen so that when I do see them, I snap them up.

Saturday, 17 September 2011

A moment of madness and long awaited progress in the Salon.

I had a moment of madness the other day, as if I didn't have enough to do, and I decided to clean a room in my dollshouse! 

Not all the windows have been dealt with in the Hall and I'm ashamed to say I had some real life dust to deal with.

How embarrassing is that - the shame!

It actually turned out to be quite a good little exercise. It gave me the chance to look at some of the items in that room that I'd forgotten about and also reminded me of the fact that when I purchased the sideboard, my intention was to fill it. That will now be done.

Another job I've completed in this room is to make the curtains. I've had this fabric for about three years but was reluctant to cut into it because a) it was purchased from Susan Bembridge to co-ordinate with the wallpaper, and b) I wasn't quite sure how I wanted the pelmet to look so I decided to leave well alone until I could come up with something that was simple enough that it didn't clash with the paper but was grand enough given the status of the room.

I'm happy now!

Thursday, 8 September 2011

Just playing...........

I'm sitting here procrastinating! There are things I should be doing but instead, I'm playing with effects on Paint.NET. There is stuff there I never even knew existed and even the things I knew about, I never remember to use when the time comes.

I took the above photo the other day just to see how the two rooms looked side by side and then today I played with it.

Monday, 5 September 2011

The lady of the house now has a room of her own.

I've been working hard these past few days to complete this room.   I feel I've been working on it forever.    The rug and the bonnet were the last items to be added and apart from any other little item that I might find at Miniatura, Birmingham at the end of this month - the room is finished.

The wallpaper came from a beautiful selection offered by Janny at Art of Mini.   The dainty little candlesticks came from Flora and her Etsy Shop as did the little box of letters on the table to the right. There was also a plaster bust from Flora but I wont be using that until I've got the curtains made.

The cranberry glass was all purchased from Glasscraft at various fairs.   The book on the bed is Jane Eyre from Dateman Books

Saturday, 3 September 2011

If you want to get ahead, get a hat!

A few months ago I ordered some bits from The Mini Milliner, including a kit for this little bonnet.

This is the first hat I've made and can certainly recommend Margaret's kits. The instructions were clear and there were more than enough bits to complete the job. The little glove box and gloves are from Margaret as well but they came ready made.

I have to confess to taking it apart once as I hadn't got the scale quite right but after that it was very straightforward. This will be going into Her Ladyship's room and once I've had a chance to fiddle, I'll be back with pictures as it's pretty much finished.

Thursday, 1 September 2011

Inspiration from Sabiha

Some time ago Sabiha made some pegs from cocktail sticks and posted a little tutorial. With that in mind, I made some pegs today.

I'd never seen cocktail sticks like that here before and happened to mention it on Sab's blog. Janice very kindly sent me some and at long last, I've turned them into pegs.

Thank you Sabiha for the inspiration and thank you Janice for the cocktail sticks.

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