Friday, November 13, 2015

Dutch fair ( Ulft) autumn 2015

Last wekend I visited the Dutch fair , held in Ulft nowadays ( about the end of the world and a bit over ). Did mostly buy things that aren't worth photographing - a nice maglamp with a ring of LED lights, big lens , some kits , some woodstrips), but also this Fern Vasi doll -no website, sorry-(halfscale ) :

She looks very much at home in her now kitchen , methinks :-) ( I may yet relocate her to my other 1/24 scale house, though, exchange of inhabitants and some furniture). And look at that mouse- was insluded ....

I also bought a half-asleep kitty from Shirley Scheibehenne ( I have been a long- time admirer of her work ) . All her work is hand sewn and this critter is just about 1 1/2 cms  I think . She is a lovely lady, btw

                                               and here they are all together in the kitchen !!

Sunday, October 18, 2015

And now some more dolls and things !

Elga also brought me this wonderful doll by Debbie Dixon-Paver I had snapped off Etsy  earlier this year. we thoght it might be safer for postng. Dolly traveled all the way to Scandinavia, took some minicourses/workshops and then landed in the Netherlands- well, here she is, home at last :

                                                                  Sweet , isn't she ???

                                                 And now some lesssweet dolls !!!

As you may know, I also like bad tempered / crabby dolls. I saw this bawler on etsy while browsing; immediately grabbed her by the scruff -----

She was made by Alicia Volta ( Aligradolls)

Intrigued by her art, I asked her whether she would consider making two fighting little boys for me. At first she thought she would not have time right now, commissions and two fairs coming up to the boot - but she liked the idea so much that the boys went off and took over !

So here they are ( they made their way fighting all the way from Portugal....). I am afraid they are in for  a big whack when they will arrive home.

They are going to be in a yet to be built outdoor scene, on a green , where children are playing-or not.

On a sweeter note : I also received flowers from Pim Sukkerd ( beetree miniatures , watch out for her at the Miniature Online show!) that I bought from her a the on line show -also  some other things, but they are hard to photograph, sorry .


Elga in Holland !

 Last week Elga  visited our friend Josje after some weeks of teaching miniatures and a family visit to Scandinavia. To surprise her, we had set up a meeting at Josje's house .
When I cam in, she was still busy working on a delightful game table , which has to be covered yet with PP ( oh dear, another project that really has to be done !!!!)

                                            here she is working in Josje's studio :

                                              Josje watching her :

And here we are , together with Annette, another miniaturist who had visited Tune ( Denmark) with both ladies last year :

This is the little table !

Always lovely meeting up with friends !!!! And thank you Elga for this wonderful little table.

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Some things from the web :-)

In Augustt, the Miniature Online show was held again. I bought this wonderful pottery from Jo-Ann Shaw ( Canada). Her work is excellent! 

Earlier this year I bought a couple of dolls by Carol McBride . I would have shown them earlier, but they were quite hard to photograph

                                                 Recently a little urchin landed here :

                                                              Adorable, isn't he ? :-)

                                  And ther is this snooty elegant lady from etsy ( Kay's Studio)

She looks suspiciously around, too, wonder what she wants to do here....

                                    and last but not least : another big beautiful kitty!!!! ( ebay)

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

New doll ( not made or dressed by me !)

Just before I left for hols , I received this doll that I bought from Gisele Sullivan, who has retired now. Isn't she lovely ?

Friday, August 21, 2015

Finally progress!!!

Back from really glorious holidays in Switzerland in one piece , I might add, thank you.( yeah, I know....but I am always quite happy to be there and return quite rested ) . If you need a good sleeping pill, try my album  :-) . Remember those days when people insisted to show their pics, even if they were quite bad and mostly showed off "us here and us there and everywhere "? With internet albums you are free to ignore or just say "how wonderful"without even looking , much better !!!!

Well, nuff of that now,  during the last days of my hols weather was instable at best, often rainy, so  I decided to get into my stitching again. I seemed to have a "stitcher's block" or something, but it is over now, methinks.

Here is where I have got to by now :

 Last pic I posted was in Nov 2014. To be fair I had done some stitching in between , but it was verrrrrry slow going , I was not really inspired .

Friday, June 26, 2015

Kitty landed

This is going to please Elga : this morning a nice big Maine Coon came to live here :-) .Has actually landed on the table. Should I lay the chandelier down on the floor next to it as , given their weight, s/he must have taken down the whole lamp ???? 

In case you wonder , the cat was made by Reve , she sells on ebay.