Friday, February 18, 2011

The mouse family reunited

And being inspected by a very curious cat!!!
The kids did not want to stop playing, I am afraid, for the first official family pic. They are all of them lovely, though and I hope they will like the house when I come home with it!

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Sunday, February 13, 2011

A basket of blackberries

That mouse house left me in a flurry ! So today , instead of stitching, I went out shopping here and there (on-line, that is) for loads of goodies, esp utensils and other accessories in half scale.

BUT I want to have the things that grow naturally in at least 1/12th , slightly bigger if possible.No halfscale carrots or potatoes for me. So today I attempted making blackberries in a basket ( the basket kit is by Barb Lewis, bought from Debbie) ; the blackberries are mustard seeds, painted and glazed with nailpolish.Usually mustard seeds have the right dimensions for 1/12 grapes, but I need the contrast here, I think they will do nicely
The basket handle, though, was too big for little mice, so I had to make some small handles on the side , so that two can shlepp the loot !
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Saturday, February 12, 2011

Mouse house ready, a sneak peek

I just received some pics from Peter and Kate of the mouse house. It is absolutely STUNNING!!!!!

Thursday, February 10, 2011

February 2011: Update

On the Big B... of a Rugger! Well, I have finished the first 6 pages of the chart by now( of course, I have stitched more than that, as most of the motives of the borders have been stitched already, and these take a page in width and height , too).
Still, finally it is possible to see that I HAVE been stitching, at all.....
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Monday, February 7, 2011

Mouse parents ready to be shipped...

Kristy sent me these pics of mamma and pappa mouse . Mamma wil probably be hanging around in the kitchen ( I am planning to give her LOADS to cook and bake, of course), pappa has decided to find out how to attach a bell to a cat- any cat.
As soon as I have got my house , I will probably stitcha rug by Anne Ritter, a design of little abstract cats. If I use autumn-clors, they will loook as if they are leaves- until one looks closer, that is!

Since I am not a real quilter  and silk ribbons sound really a bit overdone for a woodland-house, I will probably stitch a little "quilt"on their beds , too. When I have time, that is ( sigh...)

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Friday, February 4, 2011

Arrived in Tasmania

I recently showed you the cushions my friend Petra stitched for her friend in Tasmania. Fortunately the thingies arrived hale and healthy .
Petra's friend proposed donating to animal rescue in Australia , given the recent disasters, whcih also affect the animals, of course. Great idea!!
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