Thursday, July 28, 2011

Playing today :)

 I bought this stud kit because I thought the bits were nice shapes :) turns out they are perfect as bases for crystal balls.
 All they needed was a clear marble on top ;)
I also attempted the flower kit Miniaussie bought for me at the show :) Thanks xxx

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

When will I learn?

Just when will I learn that 1/12th scale doesnt directly translate into 1/12th the time or effort . Sometimes I forget that the tools I am working with are so much smaller ....and I think , its only little it wont take long. Well thats just not true for me anyway ;) but I have completed something this week...a granny rug. I have never made a full size one of these as my mum and aunt used to make them for my kids ,so this is my first attempt at making one :)
 I went away last weekend and couldnt resist picking up a few bits and pieces ;) These vases are about 1 1/2 inches tall maybe too big but I liked them :)
 assorted findings and a mirror pendant which is almost a ready made dolls house mirror....Had to have the 5 inch manequin, not sure how I will use it yet ....but Im sure I will . I also got some thick card and 27 count canvas.
Oh and I picked these up at a market :) a brass lamp and couldron , a cute kitten and a couple of really sweet plants :) so all in all I had a great weekend shopping LOL

Monday, July 18, 2011

One of my gifts

Today was spent productively,making the Gardening Kit that MiniAussie bought me from the VAME show. Thanks again :)

Sunday, July 17, 2011

My week

Ibegan the week with a crazy idea to attempt to scratch build a piece of furniture.I have only ever built from kits before so here are my first attempts.The First is a small tea towel rail made from icy pole sticks (stirrers)
 Then the rest of the week has been spent making this chair :) I am so pleased at how its worked out. I even did the needlework for the seat ....Im not crazy yet am I LOL
 So now I will show you what the chair is made from.......
 A craftwood door hanger and a section of a wooden fan!!!!The craftwood was a little thick for some sections but it was easy enough to split with a craft knife.
This week also bought some gifts from MiniAussie and they are really beautiful I hope to attempt to start on them this week.She also bought me 2 beautiful turned pieces,a vase and a bowl I love them! Thanks again xxx

Sunday, July 10, 2011


The quilt/bedspread is finished ...or is it I may yet add a frill ;) Oh and some matching pillows :)