Thursday, 17 April 2014

Last chance giveaway

Today is your last chance to enter my giveaway competition as I will be picking the winner tomorrow! Click on the photo to go to the post where you need to comment in order to be in with a chance of winning.

http://littletimewasters.blogspot.co.uk/2014/04/easter-giveaway.html
Easter giveaway prize

Friday, 11 April 2014

One week left to enter my giveaway!

There's one week left if you want a chance of winning the miniature Easter set giveaway! You can enter the competition here.



https://www.etsy.com/shop/littletimewasters?ref=si_shop
Easter Giveaway Prize!

In order to enter this competition and stand a chance of winning the Easter set, here's what you need to do:

1) Follow my blog.

2) Comment on the post from April 6th with a suggestion of what miniature dessert I should make next. Feel free to link or re-post this on your own blog or website, although that is not obligatory. I'd be very grateful!

3) Be sure to check back once the competition closes and I announce the winner so I can confirm your shipping address and send you your prize.


The closing date is April 18th. I will take the names of all those who commented on this post and draw one at random. I will announce the winner on this blog, so please check back after that date so you can claim your prize.


I will be shipping worldwide, although please remember that some countries have more reliable postal services than others, and I can't help it if it gets lost in transit. Let's cross our fingers and hope that does NOT happen, it's only happened to me twice in 4 years and 300+ sales on Etsy.

Please remember, these dollhouse miniatures are not toys, and are neither intended nor suitable for young children due to small parts.

Good luck!

Sunday, 6 April 2014

Easter giveaway!

It seems as though we've not quite recovered since Christmas and yet Easter is on its way. In celebration of all things chocolaty and egg-shaped, I'm running an Easter giveaway!

And here's the prize:

 
A handmade, 12th scale miniature Easter set including a cake,
a chocolate bunny and a glass bowl full of chocolate eggs. YUM.

In order to enter this competition and stand a chance of winning the Easter set, here's what you need to do:

1) Follow my blog.

2) Comment on this post with a suggestion of what miniature candy I should make next (if I ever get the chance). Feel free to link or re-post this on your own blog or website, although that is not obligatory. I'd be very grateful!

3) Be sure to check back once the competition closes and I announce the winner so I can confirm your shipping address and send you your prize.


The closing date is April 18th. I will take the names of all those who commented on this post and draw one at random. I will announce the winner on this blog, so please check back after that date so you can claim your prize.


I will be shipping worldwide, although please remember that some countries have more reliable postal services than others, and I can't help it if it gets lost in transit. Let's cross our fingers and hope that does NOT happen, it's only happened to me a couple of times in 4 years and 400+ sales on Etsy.

Please remember, these dollhouse miniatures are not toys, and are neither intended nor suitable for young children due to small parts.

Good luck!

Saturday, 5 April 2014

Bag blogger!

I've been a bad blogger, a theme I started at the beginning of the year and appear to be continuing with!
 
No matter, I will be running a competition to win some Easter themed handmade dollhouse miniatures very soon, so keep checking up.

In the mean time, here are some of my excuses:

Exhibit A:
World's wonkiest gates, note how they don't actually line up or close properly.


World's biggest and took the longest to stain 50 bazillion times gates.


Much better gates! That gap in the middle will soon be gone too.
 
 
Exhibit B:
World's steepest and most treacherous staircase. This is a view from above to help make sense of it. That doorway is the ground floor.
 
Where the new stairs will eventually be. It's still not finished! Getting this far involved knocking lots of doorways through our brick walls (no studwork in my house - it's brick or nothing!) and coating the entire inside of the house with fine red dust. It didn't matter how well sheeted everything was, this dust invaded everywhere. That was a lot of fun to clean up! 
 
And there's lots more going on I just haven't had a chance to photograph (I'm now a pro at door painting. So wish me luck and some time to make some miniatures some time this year.

Saturday, 1 March 2014

Happy St David's Day

Happy St David's Day! To those of you who aren't familiar with it, David is the patron saint of Wales. I'm not Welsh but I always remember it because it also happens to be my dad's birthday and he's called (you guessed it) David. A pure coincidence as he was always going to be called David.

Here are some lovely Welsh-themed miniatures: 


https://www.etsy.com/shop/worldinminiatureuk?ref=l2-shopheader-name
Miniature Welsh cakes by worldinminiatureuk
https://www.etsy.com/shop/LifeofRileyMiniature?ref=l2-shopheader-name
Daffodils by LifeOfRileyMiniature

https://www.etsy.com/shop/HandmadeByNovember?ref=l2-shop-info-name
Welsh terrier by HandmadeByNovember


https://www.etsy.com/shop/CalicoJewels?ref=l2-shopheader-name
Welsh dresser by CalicoJewels

https://www.etsy.com/shop/littletimewasters?ref=l2-shopheader-name
Leeks by me

Wednesday, 26 February 2014

Cupcake Rings

I love cupcakes, not just to eat but as eye candy too. Here are some rings currently on my shop to add a little sugar to your outfit without harming your teeth!

https://www.etsy.com/shop/littletimewasters?section_id=7128744&ref=shopsection_leftnav_7
 
https://www.etsy.com/shop/littletimewasters?section_id=7128744&ref=shopsection_leftnav_7
 
https://www.etsy.com/shop/littletimewasters?section_id=7128744&ref=shopsection_leftnav_7
 
https://www.etsy.com/shop/littletimewasters?section_id=7128744&ref=shopsection_leftnav_7
 
 
https://www.etsy.com/shop/littletimewasters?section_id=7128744&ref=shopsection_leftnav_7
 
https://www.etsy.com/shop/littletimewasters?section_id=7128744&ref=shopsection_leftnav_7
 
Yum yum yum!

Saturday, 22 February 2014

I'm still here!

Long time no post. I hate half asleep blogs but life seems to be getting in the way. Lots of things happening at once in the LTW household and sadly miniature making is suffering as a result. To give you an idea, here's a list of thing I've been up to this month (or will complete this month):

Getting all my house tested for asbestos in the walls. (Came back negative - PHEW!)

Getting three different builders in to quote on half destroying the upstairs of my house. We need new stairs but because of the crazy multi-level, multi-staircase layout, it's not simple and every door needs re-locating. The joy of hundred year old cottages!

Having difficulty getting the builders to reply. Apparently they are unaffected by the recession since they can afford to turn down work! And when they do send me a quote it doesn't actually mention the work I asked for.

Actually getting the work done next week, I'm expecting a LOT of mess. Almost every room in the house will be affected. Hopefully it won't last more than a week, but at least the dust doesn't contain asbestos.

Getting planning permission to replace an old pair of gates. You read that right. UK planning laws are striiiiiiict! We applied before Christmas and we've been told early March for a decision. For a pair of gates (which are just replacements!).

Assessing my 'real life' career, doing lots of online research and attending various job interviews. I made it to the final two candidates for one role, which was nice. But turns out I didn't actually want the job and I think they realised thus I didn't get offered the role. But it's good to know I still have the knack when it comes to interviews. I'm sure if the location hadn't been so rubbish I would have been more enthusiastic and gotten the job. Hoping something better comes along soon.

Considering starting my own freelance business on the side as well as my full time job. And sadly it isn't craft related. I'm thinking very seriously about starting a translation business using my French skills, but it's at an early research stage right now.

Digging up the many mysterious piles of rock and rubble dotted around my garden. I think the previous occupiers must have used their own garden as a dumping ground. Well I love my garden and it deserves better. But it is back-breaking work!

Oh and I work full time too, with a horrible long commute (thus the job hunting) so all in all a busy month!

I'm tired just reading that. Time for a nap...