Friday, April 26, 2013

I found a vase in my stash

PERFECT for those wonderful lilies made by Pim !! It was made by Leo Reijnders who sells lovely glassware ( handblown) at the fairs in Apeldoorn and Rheda.

Look pretty good, huh?

Friday, April 19, 2013

Again : the Miniature Online Show

 In March , the Online Miniature Show was held again ( basically a show, but online). It is organized by Shelly Norris and one of the great things is that you can find things there by artisans whom you did not know, or whose work you could never buy another way. There are others, too, who are present on the web, like Wendy's Miniatures . One of her most original lines is the fossile/stone part.

That triangular thing is a mosasaur tooth.....:-) I did not google it as yet. It will be great in my Four Candle Shop , I think!!

Those tiny things in front are shells...You can see it when you have them in front of you, a magnifier may be of help .

And then there was Pimsiri Sukkerd from Thailand, dealing as Bee Tree Miniatures. She makes the most amazing porcelain and cold porcelain things!! She has no website ,( 20-April )EDIT SHE HAS A WEBSITE !!!!  Looks and see what this gal makes, it is GREAT !!!

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Alice's rabbit done

I had a busy day today , mostly boring household chores, I am afraid. But I had finally puzzled out how to dress my Alice in Wonderland rabbit. I went to the hobbyshop and bought some textile pens ( they are heat-setting) and simply drew the design onto white lawn. Of course, reularly dressing dolls, I always have that in my stash.

With the help of the pleater I made an Elizabethan collar . I had wanted to give him a trumpet,too, but the ones I had bought for him were too big, so he will have to do without. Still  , he looks a reasonably happy guy ( in spite of my obvious mistake in making him up :-) )

Sunday, April 7, 2013

Fair Apeldoorn April 2013

Sooooo, I am back from the Apeldoorn fair. The weather was lovely, the fair rather quiet. I do hope that the sellers did sell enough to make it worth their while, though.
My loot this time !

I bought a (pre-ordered) Jugendstil ( Art Nouveau) shop from Micropalacio , a German builder whom I saw for the first time. I loved this shop when I saw it on his website. It had to be slightly shallower, though, as it was too deep for my windowsill. My cats do sunbathing big time on these roomboxes, so you can imagine what would happen if it were wider...

Here it is !

Yes, you can also buy it as a kit, but I am not much of a builder...

And I fell for this lovely set of dolls by Christa Chayata .....

Of course I needed some Alice in Wonderland books and some others, too ( Dateman Books)

Found some Crafty cats files

And decided to go ( finally ) for that lovely chatelaine I had been seeing for years at Jens Torp's stand !!!!

 (I nicked the picture from his site, my photos were horrid.....)

Aaaaand errrr, well, you know I am an avid fan of Georgia Marfels....


rack of meat, boiling salamander ( I am afraid)

nasty stuff...

Demonstration by angry rats ( AGAINST !! STOP !!)

One rat pondering whether he will join the demo

Nasty mushroom

Little green devil

wasps and flies

I also bought some dollstands ( the clear acrylic ones and some other smaller things and some well made frames , nice for framing samplers and the like .

All in all a satisfactory day !!