Monday, March 30, 2009
Friday, March 27, 2009
I'd like to thank everyone for all the lovely comments you leave. I can't believe so many people thought the dollhouse bedroom was real. That has to be the ultimate achievement! Thank you all so much!
Thursday, March 26, 2009
This was from Sylvia. She was sending me some more little corkballs to make hyacinths from (I haven't been able to find such things anywhere here) and she had included a couple of little surprises in the package. This darling little baby picture in the most beautiful frame and a gorgeous little tiny baby plate. My Dutch friend, Frederica says she remembers those plates from when she lived in Holland, they are given to babies when they are born.
Dank je wel Sylvia!
The next package was from Rosanna. These little bags contained two of the most beautiful hand-stitched pillows I have ever seen. They are exquisite, even the hubby was astounded at how detailed they are. This sweet little rosebud one and...
This unbelievably gorgeous one with a little teapot on it. Liberty was so thrilled to see her name on this one she claimed it for herself straight away!
Monday, March 23, 2009
Childrens chairs - these are old school chairs that I have covered with scrapbooking paper. My mum has 5 more of these little chairs and if I didn't have a minimalist for a husband they'd be right here in my house.
Fabric - any sort, just has to be pretty. As with anything related to crafting, I have more fabric than I know what to do with.
By now most of you will have probably had the award already! Just takes me a while to get things sorted around here, especially over the weekend. I started this post on Saturday morning and now it's Monday night. Really every blog I visit deserves this award. I appreciate all the time and effort everyone puts in so we can all be creative together.
Thursday, March 19, 2009
Sylvia’s pretties are dotted all around the room. They’ve made the little house into more of a home I believe!
I made the bedside cabinet at the miniatures club a while ago. I never could get the door to work on it and I haven’t stained it or put a handle on the drawer yet…no excuses, I’m just lazy! This little chair came with the house. I’m trying to keep as much of the old furniture in it as I can because the fact that the house had history was part of what drew me to it. Frederica knitted the scarf. The little purse is two (very inexpensive) metal charms stuck together and painted. The sleepy puppy I got the other day, I’m not a ‘dog person’ (sorry Sylvia! LOL!!) but it’s pretty cute and Liberty IS a dog person so it can stay! This wardrobe I finished yesterday. I am very proud of it! Let’s just say it’s a miracle it’s standing (almost) straight because I discovered the measurements on the ruler I was using were not accurate. I used the table saw at the club to cut the wood and when I came to put it together at home I had to cut extra bits (with a craft knife) to add here and there, so it’s a bit of a patchwork but it turned out better than I hoped! i also made the little butlers tray in the corner, it's pretty wobbly!
And the most amazing thing about the wardrobe is TA DA! The door opens!!! Oh and I know it needs a handle, I just haven't decided what to use yet.The curtains haven't been hung properly yet, I just threw them up for the photos. The wallpaper is 'real life 1:1' wallpaper in a tiny print. There's a lady at our club who finds wallpaper with the tiniest prints wherever she goes it seems. She sells it to us by the metre very cheaply. All the wallpaper I've used in the house is 'real life'!
Wednesday, March 18, 2009
I almost cried when I opened that package and saw what was inside. I had absolutely no idea as to what Sylvia was sending me...and look at what it was, just some of the most exquisitely beautiful things that she made all herself and has been showing us all on her blog. I can hardly believe it, I feel like I must be dreaming!
I am truly blessed to have met Sylvia.
And now finishing my dollhouse has become my number one priority. Tomorrow I will 'play' with my new toys in the dollhouse and take some pics.
Dank je wel Sylvia!
Yes, today it felt like Christmas!
Tuesday, March 17, 2009
This is Liberty's first birthday cake. I absolutely LOVE rosebuds so I had a friend who is a cake decorator come over and he showed me how to make little rosebuds. They're not made from frosting, it was fancy cake decorator icing and I was able to make them a few days in advance.
I made some cupcakes too and I have to say I am much better at making them now but the little monkey did enjoy them!
Friday, March 13, 2009
Cutting out leaves is the best fun!
"You have to let me paint that bit mum, because purple is my favourite colour today"!
Tuesday, March 10, 2009
Saturday, March 7, 2009
When I gave the roombox to my neice I never imagined the fun she would have with it or that she would be moving everything around every five minutes.
The 'quilt' on the end of this bed was originally the duvet. It has the pink rose fabric on the back. One of the first things she did was to turn the quilt over because she liked the roses better! She also moved the bed to the centre of the room which was unfortunate because I made the bed in such a hurry and the dust ruffle was shorter on one side, which was why I used that old miniaturists trick of putting it against the wall.
I had put very silly skinny legs on the end of the bed and of course they had fallen off. Now I've given it super strength legs.
So now I've fixed it all up properly. I made a new rose duvet and turned the 'old' one into a quilt (the fabric is the 'Twelve Days of Christmas), and made an extra 'skirt' to go under the dust ruffle. Also made a new rose cushion. And now I'm happy with it...but will she be?
Oh and I dropped the bed when I took it back to her house and broke the bedhead...why does nothing ever go smoothly?!