Wednesday, April 23, 2014

The Little Shabby Craft Shed!

The shabby shed is finally finished...
and it's a little craft studio!
I've filled it with crafts representing many of the things I love to do.
The shed is pretty much filled with things I have made myself
and a few special little treasures from my friends.
 

There just had to be a teeny tiny shabby cottage in there!
 
 Cardigan a gift from Frederica.
 
 
 
 Making a vintage sheet music wreath.

 Sewing and knitting.
 
 A cupboard overflowing with craft 'stuff'.
I think most crafters have at least one of these in their house!
 
 
 
 
Scrapbooking.
 


Dollhouse building.
 
Little oil painting done by my mother!
The scene is a beach we used to go to when I was little.
 
Tiny polymer clay creations in the making.
 
 

Tiny embroidery.
My Bernina sewing machine is in a case like this and it's almost as old as I am!
 
 
Walnuts from Kim.
 
Beautiful shabby toolbox and fabulous tools a gift from Kim.
I think the tiny birdcage with old books and a nest inside and the tiny vintage tin on top might be my favourite thing I've made!

 As usual there are things in here I'd love to have in my real house like an old shutter.
 
 
 Coffee and cookie made by Kim.
 
Tiny copy of Mini-ologie magazine (featuring my barn!) made by Lori Turner-Dolinsek.
I was lucky enough to meet Lori went I was in America and she sent me the magazine when I got home.
 
 Night time!
 


  

 
 
  
A birds eye view.
I hope you've enjoyed that little tour around the shabby craft shed!
It's kind of 1:12 scale or maybe a little bit smaller, I'll try to do another post soon showing the scale of some of the very tiny things in there.

Mercedes

 

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Picnic in the Park!

It is almost the end of summer here in New Zealand but the weather this week has been hotter than ever.
So this morning before Liberty left for school I told her I would take her and her two little cousins for a picnic in the park after school.

I look after these two sweet little cousins four days a week.
We also had cupcakes but they were eaten in a flash!


Two older people walked past and were thrilled to see we were having a 'real' picnic, lol!


This little sweetheart is almost two...she wanted to see more of the park!
So we walked to the Winter Gardens.

There was a large group of tourists from China in the Winter Gardens and they all wanted to have their photo taken with us!


At one stage about twenty tourists were taking photos of us! 
They were enchanted with my three little blondes.
I told Liberty that's what it felt like to be a rock star!!


It was a fun way to break the after school monotony...I see more picnics in the future.


Back home for ice blocks!


I found the super cute tin picnic basket on sale at Typo this morning!

Mercedes

Friday, February 14, 2014

A little Valentine's Day Room...








 

 
 



 
 
Beautiful bedcover, wooden crate and candlestick made by Sylvia.
 
This little room is part of a building I'm working on...just couldn't resist using it for a little Valentine's Day fun!
I took some pics at night time and others during the day...couldn't decide which I liked best so you've got the lot!
 
Hope you all have a happy one!
 
Mercedes