I can't believe that its been a full year since I posted! I've just been pottering around minis this year, the only things that I have finished have been a scene in a gift bag.....and a nursery scene for my new granddaughter, Elliana who was born on 24th September and is a real joy. It's wonderful to be a grandmother at last. Here are some photos of my Christmas scene and one of Elliana. I would like to wish all of my followers a very merry Christmas and a safe and happy New Year.This is the scene before I put it into the bag. Apart from the fireplace, which I bought, everything else I had.
Just recently I decided my dining room needed a quilt on the wall. I made one for my full size dining room a few years ago. It was packed away when my husband decided to knock down that wall....and haven't found a place to put it since. When I went to find it so that I could copy it for my mini dining room, I couldn't find it...it took me three weeks of searching until I finally found it!! It was packed away with my bed quilt that I can't put on my bed because of the sun. It took me 10 years to piece, patch and quilt so is too precious to use LOL! I had finished my mini quilt before I found it so they are not quite the same.
I have finally finished the curtains for the Dining Room window. I made some with a red and cream stripe but couldn't get the stripes to hang right so changed my mind and went with the navy. I find it hard to find time for minis in summer, I have more time in winter while my husband watches football on TV, I feel guilty when I leave him on his own!!
This is the view from the side of the house. The castle is a miniature David Winter Cottage brought out as a Christmas decoration. I don't have this one in my collection but I do have one similar. I still have the chair cushions, tablecloth and curtains to make. Not sure if I like the material I bought to make them. I get an idea of what I want and hardly ever am I able to find it.
Well, I am nearly there. This photo is taken from the Lounge. You can see the Chippendale book case at the side. This was one of the first kits that I made. I am halfway through making some books for it. The lamp on the table is made from beads.
The Dining room is progressing slowly. I spend a lot of time waiting for the paint to dry!! The door is just sitting there and only one piece of architrave so far. I decided on carpet for the floor, I tried the stained wood floor from my maid's bedroom but found it too dark with the paint and smallness of the room. The side view shows the opening through to the Lounge. I was trying for the look of a Federation divider. I wanted to be able to see the Dining room from the front.
When I am not working I like to work on my dollshouse, it is very slow work as I dont have a lot of free time! I have been married to Peter for 35 years and have three children, Ryan, Kent & Megan and a granddaughter Elliana.