Sunday, 13 March 2016

Quilts quilts quilts

All 12th scale dollhouse miniature quilts are currently available for $30-35.00 at Little Time Wasters right now. Each quilt is suitable for a 12th scale double bed and is hand sewn patchwork. I cut out each tiny patch individually. I'm currently obsessed with hexagons and diamonds.It's a fiddly job, but I enjoy it.

Sunday, 6 March 2016

Pretty Pink Dollhouse Miniature Quilt

I'm finding it tough to make miniature food while caring for a new-born. It's not a craft you can easily pick up and put down at a moment's notice when your little one decides he desperately needs a feed/change/cuddle right NOW! Babies are impatient little things.

But when I get the chance I like to keep my fingers busy even if it is for 5 minute chunks of time. So here is my latest dollhouse miniature quilt. I started made most of this while still pregnant, but recently completed it and have made it available in my Etsy shop.

The whole quilt measures 7.5" x 7" (18.75 x 17.5cm) and fits a 12th scale double bed. Each diamond patch measures 3/4" in length and 1/2" in width. It's not hexagons for once!

Friday, 4 March 2016

Autumn miniature quilt

So it's not quite autumn yet, but I really enjoy autumnal colours, so that was the theme for my latest dollhouse miniature quilt in 12th scale. Believe it or not, I started making this quilt last summer, but then being pregnant and having a serious deadline to finish my home renovations got in the way. But here it is at last, finished and for sale!
I'm back to English paper piecing as although fiddly, I do find it quite relaxing. I guess you'd call it therapeutic! Each little hexagon side measures 1/4 inch. The whole quilt measures 7" x 6.75" (16.9cm) and fits a 12th scale double bed.

Tuesday, 1 March 2016

Little Time Wasters is back!

After a couple of months hiatus, Little Time Wasters is back. I've reopened the Etsy shop as I now feel life is settled enough that I can at least get to the post office once a week. Hurrah! So swing on by to see what cute miniatures are to be found. I hope to add new stock eventually, assuming the little one will ever take a nap of more than 30 minutes.

Oh yes, did I mention, I had a baby! He took his sweet time and didn't arrive until mid January in the end, all 9lbs 15.5oz of him. He didn't give his mother an easy time and but I'm starting to feel vaguely normal now. He's very healthy and continues to grow at an astonishing pace. He won't be a miniature for very much longer.

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.