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 ).