Saturday, November 27, 2010

Interior Design and Christmas Sparkle!

I've been putting together some 'bling'. Quite a bit more than I planned, as I got carried away with the sparkle and glamour. I also made a few candles, all glittered and sparkling for Christmas, or if you're like me, -  any old time, I love sparkle! So now I shall have a 'home decor' department somewhere in my shop!

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

More Cakes for the Tea Shop

Today I made some cakes and two shabby style cake stands.
I enjoy playing with polymer clay but I'm amazed at how many different kinds of other things are needed. My table was crammed with stuff but I still needed to get more things out until my room felt very small!
It took almost two hours to clear away, putting every piece of ribbon and all the different beads into the correct boxes, the oven gloves and timer had to go back to the kitchen, the glue, varnish, paints and chalks, all back in the right place. Then there are the tiles, paint brushes, scissors, knife, tweezers, cocktail sticks, card, plates and dishes! I did a good job tidying up, but I'll do something different tomorrow although some cakes still need ribbon and a plate!
Here is a photo of the table with all the cakes.

Monday, November 8, 2010

Miniature Patchwork Room

Just before my fifth birthday I started school and sat next to a little girl who became my best friend. We played together after school, rode our bikes, slept in a tent in her garden, went on holiday to Butlins and met boyfriends together. It wasn't until she was married and I moved to a different area that we saw less of each other but we always kept in touch.
My friend makes beautiful full size quilts and saves her scraps of fabric for me. When I moved to Spain I asked her to make a quilt for my guest bed and as a surprise she made a wall hanging to match.
 This is the Beautiful Full Size Quilt and Wall Hanging.

We met up for a special birthday dinner two weeks ago and I gave her a room box I'd made of her work room. She was over whelmed as everything in it was personal to her and I was so pleased she liked it.
I'd downloaded photos of her quilts and printed them onto fabric to make the wall hangings and quilts.
The patchwork on the sewing machine I made from her scraps.

My friend was delighted with her present, I was happy to make it. How do people manage in life without a hobby?

Friday, November 5, 2010

The Alexandra Palace Fair

I've been home for a week now, recovering from my birthday week visiting family and friends, enjoying meals out, a lovely party, shopping until I dropped, and the Alexandra Palace Dollshouse and Miniatures Fair. I met up with friends from the South East Essex Dollshouse Club I used to belong to which was lovely and managed to get around just about every stand and spend a little money! Ha! Sadly there were fewer stands than in the past and there were far fewer buyers but it did make looking a lot easier.
The highlight of the week was visiting my two grandsons and babysitting them for a day while their mum had a well deserved day off. They are definitely my favourite miniatures!