Yesterday I went to the Rheda fair (Germany) ; drove there and back, total 600 kms round drive. Is a bit of a distance to cover for this ole'gel, esp when you do a fair in between 😜. And it was quite warm in Rheda, as well.
Still, I do love the fair and the venue . The fair contains some 200 vendors , both artisans and import/DIY sellers.
In December/Jan I had started working on a witches' class . I had to leave the project for some weeks, however ,as I had boldly decided I needed new flooring in my bedrooms - my craftroom is one of the two ( meant : movers in , all stuff out, new flooring in, movers in, all stuff in again, finding stuff back😮 ). But now I have started to put it together.
Here was where I had got to when I had to take a break:
The basic instructions came from an old issue of DHMS (back from 2012) , a project called "" A Witches' Hovel, by Kastle Kelm Miniatures, The fireplace is resin and I bought it from Melody Jane .
I did add some more things, but here is a picture of some nasty-minded toadstools I planted today. as far as I remember I bought them from Loredana Tonetti on Etsy some years ago. I love them! Those Monday Morning Faces!!! 😀😀
In the meantime kitties are loving life, me being with them most of the time since I retired 🙌....
Sometimes they play games on my Ipad....😁
And sometimes they are just happy lazy babies.... 😽😽
During last months I actually did make some minis.
This witch was made by me in August from a kit by Nancy Cronin , who makes the best witches and crabby old ladies that I know of . As you can see , she has a mini-me with her 😁 . The kit was excellent with clear descriptions, was quite well prepared, as well. Moonyeen Möller did a lot of work on it . It was about the first mini I had made since a long time and I do owe Nancy and Moonyeen for getting me out and back on track.
The other thing I made was (in October) a bunch of 1/24 narcissi from a kit by Georgina Steed (The Miniature Garden ) ; she makes excellent kits in 1/12 and 1/24 scale. The last ones are rather hard to find . Thank you Georgie !
The vase was made by Elisabeth Causeret.
PS the tape in the pic is a centimeter, not an " inchometer" !
In the meantime my kitties are growing up fast !!
The one with the white nose is Fluffy, the black nosed one is Spotty, and the big striped tiger is Tiffany.
Long time, well, very long time no see. Had some health issues, but now have decided to take early retirement. Lots better!
Still doing real miniwork wasn't that easy; everything I tried turned out a disaster. Then , during my holidays I read an article in an old DH magazine about making a bunka rug. Thunk : I can do that ! So went to the website of Little Trimmings (UK) , then to this page ( scroll down ) and ordered some kits.
Tadaaah, here is the first result :
Not exactly your Great Master work, but it looks nice enough! It is 16.5 x 10.5 cm.
A small heatwave in the Netherlands kept me mostly in last days....
The upside of it was that the only thing I can sensibly do on these days is sitting in front of the fan, reading or stitching ( or watching telly :-) ) . Well, I cannot show you any stitching yet, as I have hardly started ( small sampler from a kit by Nicola Mascall).
But I can show you what my kitties do in front of the fan.....!