Sunday, June 18, 2017

Witches' class after Rheda fair

After the fair I worked on inserting Georgia Marfels's minitures into the class... 😊

Nancy Cronin's snooty witch ; a healthy school lunch awaiting !

A birdie on the book......

Over the fireplace the class lamp looks around ; on the fireplace some mandrakes and evil worms .

There is also a book with a book worm !

Monday, June 12, 2017

Rheda fair !

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.

I hit Georgia Marfels' stand, of course :

                                  some grisly ( silicon) molds , to be used for bottles etc

                                               nasty books  and a pair of toadstools

                        accessory lighting and mushrooms ( probably for 1/24 scale cottage)

                                                               bookworm !

                             grinning mandrake , flesh eating plant, worm and a  bird skellie :

                                Loredana Tonetti had some witchy thing for me, too : a healthy school                                                       lunch for the pupils, a class lamp, and another mandrake

                          Of course, some 1/24 porcelain from Elisabeth Causeret ( no website, sorry) :


                                                         Some other 1/24 stuff:

                        And several 1/24 furniture kits by Laserville, bought from Melissa Sipma

 I also needed some 1/12th good quality wallpaper, so hopped off to Susan
 Bembridge's stand No pic here, since it is still on a roll, cat-safe, but you can view it here :  (the red one)

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Witches' class progress

Long way to go yet !!!!

The books and scroll I bought from "The Miniature Scene of York ", who have excellent service, btw.

The rat is by Georgia Marfels ( of course) , who also made pesky flies and wasps, caught in the spiderwebs. She also made some other books, will photograph them shortly.

Sunday, February 12, 2017

What I am working on

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.... 😽😽

                                        or lazy and warm in windowsill...😽

Saturday, December 24, 2016

Forgot to mention ! And update on kitties...

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. 

Thursday, December 22, 2016

Here I am ...

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 nice online tutorial can be found here ( Casey's minis ).

Thursday, July 21, 2016


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.....!