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.

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Arjen's little table

During tthe Rheda fair I bought two kits from Arjen Spinhoven and this week I put together this little table kit. The kit is well made, easy to do . Painting was a different animal , though. Still, I did my bestest and came up with this (not as neat as he does, but it does look nice ) :

It looks like this  if you look from the ceiling ( have a vision of a doll hanging in the chandelier..)

I think this is one of the first kits I did not mess up big time after my re-entry into miniworld!

Arjen has actually written a tutorial about painting this baby in DHMS # 251

Here is the table with a centimeter, just to get an idea:

Monday, June 1, 2015

Rheda !!! Long post , many pics.

Yesterday I visited the ( yearly ) fair in Rheda, Germany. If traffic is heavy , it can be a very arduous trip, but I was lucky this tme, esp in the morning. Roads were nearly empty so I could floor it ( and I did :-) ) . I even arrived before official opening time, a first for me .

I did restrain myself a bit. I missed several regular sellers, like Julie Campbell and Jain Squires (maybe too soon after Kensington) ; others were there allright, though. Unfortunately forgot to buy some things thatI saw while ambling about, but hope to be able to take care of that sometime later on !

Today I unpacked most of my treasures. 

These two little cherubs were made by Victoria Heredia  ( no website, sorry ). She makes them by hand, are incredibly tiny. Will look great on any fireplace- in a grand house, that is.

Time for tea at Miniaturen Schneider. I had hoped for some sandwiches, too, as they do make the most realistic sandwiches for a teaparty I have ever seen , but these were absent yesterday, alas.

So to comfort myself I bought some additional stuff from Georgia Marfels 

This time no rats or meeces , but rest assured, I WILL be back and she too, life permitting :-)

This little gel from Ankinaki dolls was whining so loudly that I decided to adopt her, providing she stopped bellowing of course 

I gave her a little sleepy cat from Shirley Scheibehenne, probably helped,too to stifle that horrid sound.

Was obvertaken by a wild desire to make a addict of one of the male dolls when I saw this ginormous needle, added an equally ginormous corkscrew. Saw some small plant here too, will do nicely for 1/24 scale:

I had heard of Vitreus Ignis from people who visited the Bishop Show in Chicago ; they were at this fair for the first time. The lady graciously allowed me to take pics at her stand :

And this is what I bought :

Got this little paperweight for free :-)

Of course, I also had to visit Elisabeth Bettler ( or Elisabeth Causeret, never sure which, she is a  lovely lady , unfortunately no website), to get more porcelain in halfscale , which I always loooove!

here is her stand, smaller scales on top ( halfscale on the right two rows, quarter scale on the left)

Caught some more nice halfscale pottery :

Headed for Susan Bembridge's stand , sorry , no pics now, was for wallpaper and flooring. Quality is outstanding. Wallpapers  safely rolled up for now, I am not going to disturb them , but here  you can see the design , the blue one. It is for the roombox, pics later on this post !

Then on to Ray Storey , as I wanted lights for selfsame box.

then some kits from Arjen Spinhoven 

                               ( these pics were nicked from his website to show you what I saw at the fair)

Be sure to check out his website , he has such great chests , some BIGGIES as well !

OK and now the roombox that I ordered at the latest Dutch fair from John Kilner at No1 Elite designs...
It is massive, it is oak, and of outstanding quality. Hmm, seems a  shame to use wallpaper, maybe use templates . Will see .

Front in place ( glaring, of course)

                                   Front glass closes with 4 small magnets, just like that.

                                 Wiring on the back , can chooose battery run or trafo

Inside. All panels can be lifted out. I have got extra sets of all of the with a blanc back too. Plus skirting. Plus a spare ceiling.It is lit, but that is hard to see/show in daylight. I have two packs of different background pics, they can be exchanged quite effortlessly using the selfsame little magnets. Lighting of the background is done by a vertical row of LEDs on both sides, like theater light spots.

And now sagging down , Hope you are still alive. But if you are, try to check out the websites, so many loverly things out there....:-)

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Good evening...

Lots of things to do , mostly RL, I am afraid.

I did buy an Edwardiand gent from Ebay recently :

Very nice and with just a bit of help he can stand on his own two feets :-)

I also dressed a housekeeper. No done very well, I know, but the poor gal will have to do with this right now. Will re-do her later. The doll is excellent was made by Sherri Colvin , she sells wonderful character kits.

And  best of all: today Frances Peterson ( view also last post) and her DH visited me this afternoon. It was great ! I should really make a wall of fame and collect sigs of miniaturists who have come and visited me :-)

Anyway , here are some photos:


                                                  Frances and Walter

                                                            Frances and I

                                                 Beautiful REAL Peterson Pillow :

PS Frances also happily photographed my other rug , wonder whether that will show up as a mini, too !!