Thursday, 24 December 2015

Merry Christmas

It's Christmas Eve and I am 38 weeks pregnant. Have I had the baby, haven't I? I don't know because I am writing this post in advance. No offense to my lovely readers, but I have other things to be doing on Christmas Eve (like baking and putting my feet up and trying to find something nice to wear tomorrow!).

Anyway, regardless of my current baby-carrying status, I'd still like to wish you all 
a Merry Christmas 2015!

And a few more Christmassy miniatures because why not?

Baubles by BakingInMiniature

Mini Wreath by MiniFanaberia

Christmas Shop by MyMiniWorld

Sunday, 20 December 2015

Still crafting

I may have had to put a hold on the miniatures for now while I await my impending new arrival, but I'm still crafting when time allows. Here is my first ever attempt at a cardigan and booties, and my second attempt at a baby hat (the first one did not end well!).

I cannot decide if my favourite part is the TEENY TINY pompom on the hat.
Seriously the cutest thing I've ever made, it's no more than 2cm across.

Or the world's happiest piggy buttons. They are so excited!

Anyway, for a first attempt I'm quite happy with how it all turned out. Baby will be able to wear this a few times and it will hopefully stay together for as long as needed. Plenty of little mistakes in there, but plenty of learning done too. Thankfully my mother, who is an awesome knitter, has made me some outfits I feel confident will outlast the baby's size stage.

Wednesday, 16 December 2015

Cheerio for a short time

Now I'm 37 weeks pregnant and officially off work, it's getting hard to ensure I can make it to the post office with any regularity. Plus I expect the impending arrival of my favourite new miniature to be a bit of a distraction!
So I've decided to temporarily close my Etsy shop for the time being. I haven't set a grand re-opening date, but it certainly will re-open once I feel like I am getting the hang of this motherhood business. Please keep checking out the blog as I will announce it here first.
Thanks for your well wishes during this time. I am equally excited and daunted by the upcoming change to our lives, but really I can't wait to become a mum. Well, I'd appreciate being able to finish my Christmas dinner in peace, but once that's done, bring on the baby!
Merry Christmas from me and the bump!

Thursday, 26 November 2015

Happy Miniature Thanksgiving

We may not celebrate Thanksgiving in the UK (although we're starting to have Black Friday oddly!) but I still think it's a great idea for a holiday, and certainly makes me pause and remember what I'm thankful for.

Here are some Thanksgiving miniatures.

Now I really want to eat some turkey!

Wednesday, 11 November 2015

Christmas Posting Dates

It's that time of year again! If you're looking for a cute wearable miniature, or a 12th scale dollhouse piece for your favourite collector this Christmas, then please check out LittleTimeWasters on Etsy. 

But don't wait too long. International post from the UK to the USA/Canada usually takes 1-2 weeks, but to avoid disappointment here are the latest recommended posting days to get your package before Christmas. 

USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Greece - 5th December

Mainland Europe - 10th December

UK - 14th December

Please note, these dates are not guarantees that your package will arrive in time for Christmas, they are just what the Post Office recommends. If you place an order after these dates, of course I will still ship as soon as possible. Also please note the time difference. If you're in the States and you order anything after 5pm, chances are I will be asleep. I'll post it the next day of course.

On a related note, I'll be extremely pregnant by Christmas (baby due early January). It's difficult to predict these things, but I'll see how I go and might temporarily close the shop in January once the little one has arrived. So if there's something you like the look of, don't wait too long!

Tuesday, 3 November 2015

My first knitted blanket

Since my initially disastrous first attempts at knitting, I have been practising and decided to make a baby blanket for my impending miniature arrival. I stuck with just using a knit stitch (no purling) as the rows would be easier to count and it should keep it's flat shape better.

We haven't found out the gender in advance, so greens and yellows are my theme. I'd like to have done an awesome pretty photo of it in the cot, all ready to go, but alas we are not that organised and don't have a cot or crib just yet. It's okay, we will get there!

I'm quite pleased with the outcome. It looks quite neat to the untrained eye. Although I need to get better at stitching rows together, there is a marked improvement on this as you look from side to the other. All I can say is, it's a good thing pregnancy lasts as long as it does, or this would never have been finished in time! Frankly I'm astonished I got this done with 9 weeks to spare (due after Christmas). Who knows, I might go wild and do some hats and booties! (Or I might just let my knitting supreme mother do those.)