Monday, October 27, 2014

Apeldoorn fair- I SPLASHED ! Part 1

Yesterday I visited the Dutch twice-a-year fair. And since I had been a bit impaired during the last two fairs, trying to get around with my arm in a sling -believe me, that is tiresome, it feels as if you have grown a piece of heavy luggage that you would love to put into some locker to pick up later - , plus having had to miss out on the Rheda fair too, I fully intended to have a very good time and to have some treats!

Well, that I did....

Here are , to begin with , my worst sins:

I started out hitting Karon Cunningham's stand , there was a nice David Booth sofa with a stool, that I "needed" big time :

It is living in my "posh "roombox for now, may move later on, not quite sure yet.

And there was this little Humpty Dumpty by St Leger , needing a home... :-( (if you know their work , you know that when you pull the little lever underneath, he will start to fall)

A gal can never have too much kitchen equipment :

Then there was this lovely chest , made by Chris Malcolmson

Oh dear......

Jain , ( the Giddykipper) had a bad tempered cook, who has sunk into a chair for a cuppa and a break. - varicose veins? corns? both, maybe?)

Then there was also Shirley Scheibehenne , who makes lovely and very clever little critters, all hand sewn.One can see them , making pics is a lot harder, esp in artifical light, so I can ony show you some of them now:
Sleeping duckie ( flat on his belly)

and a little hedgehog :-)

To be continued.......

Friday, October 24, 2014

Some more ebay.... :-)

Yesterday three cuuuute little witches arrived here. I bought them off ebay from this seller (Andrea)

Here they are together. They will get a stone wall to sit on later on!!

I also recently purchased some 1/24 canisters by Dave Williams, also from ebay:

Adorable, arent they? They will go into my Herdwick Landscapes cottage .

Sunday, September 28, 2014

some new ebay adventures....

Back from holidays, in one piece  this time , thank you for asking :-).

I was able to do some stitching in the evenings, will show that later on.Right now I want to show you two additions to my minipopulation that I received from ebay !

Here is a lovely little girl , from this seller :

She is actually too modern to fit in my miniature settings, I simply fell for her ! So will think of some nice setting to find her a home, maybe a  garden ? I do have  a dome  where she could go and play.

And here is QUITE another guy : the grim reaper !! No guesses where he went- he is living in my highly disreputable pub, of course... :-)

Bought him from this seller. ( see that index finger??)

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Not much progress, but

At least there is some !!!

I am finally also sliding into the rhythm of stitching again. OK , there is hardly any progress to show (as I said in my last post : don't dare to laugh :-) ), but progress there is, even a very itty bitty.

This is the August '14 version of the Accursed Aubusson!

It has got ginormous whiskers by now, because during the time I tried to work one-handedly my cats were also keepng me company , of course, and I was so much bent on getting each stitch right that I did not have the time or energy left to get each cat hair out. So more heirloom kitty hair worked into this one !!!

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

slowly getting back

Into minis!

During/after the kitchen  remodelling and due to my long and intensive physical rehab, I had  landed into a litlle mini-dip, so to speak , not a lot of motivation to do anything but playing around with the things I have and even so, half hearted.

But I am getting back on track ,even slowly. I have restarted stitching on my Accursed Aubusson again (don't  DARE to laugh !) - update pic to follow in some days- and last week I also bought via ebay this adorable little boy. he is even cuter for real than on his portrait !! Lots of freckles :-)

Since he will need to get some clothes on ( and he is not the only one !!!) I foresee a lot of doll dressing in my immediate future when I gaze into my crystal ball...!

Monday, July 28, 2014

Drinking old lady & Pinterest minilibrary

Sorry , not been around much , not done much.

I recently bought a Fern Vasi doll from another miniaturist who is downsizing . An old gal , happily sloshing and surrounded by het cats ( do I see a view of my future here ???) .

She arrived last week and since an hour or so she has been misbehaving a tea party in my Kendrew house. The guy sitting next to her , watch in hand, is spying out how much time he has left until he can decently say goodbye.
If she carries on like this , I am sorry to say that I will have to relegate her to my boarding house. I mean, hardly there and one of the cats is already sitting on the table in between the procelain and silver....

And now on to the second subject : PINterest.

Since a year or more I have happily pinned away, also about miniatures . But this weekend my two braincells suddenly decided to talk together , so lightning struck and I decided to make a PINboard of books about dolls houses and miniatures- inspiration and making . Spent hours at Amazon (nope,, no shares, I am very sorry to say) and other sites .
I have noticed that over the years miniaturists have searched for something like this. So if you want to copy the idea and start it on your own ,or with a group,  please do so by all means , it is just something I like to do so that I am able to share.

The site is here:

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Postie came along yesterday

and brought me these famtastic porcelain thingies ( one jug , one chocloate set) , made by Marsha Hedrick .

Here are pics I snagged ( again!)  from her site ,

                                                            chocolate jug

                                                              and pitcher    

Beautiful , aren't they ?

For the time being I put them into my roombox, as the Kendrew House is inaccessible, being swathed in blankets and sheets during kitchen renovation :-)

Here goes:

                                    First : Chocolate set complete(replaced original pic)

                                    The set is in the left corner of my roombox right now :

 and when you look at the chair on the right, you will see the little bag my friend Lisa stitched for me :-) !

That wonderful jug with landscape went into the right hand corner :

like this:

 And here is the whole circus again !