Sunday, 1 March 2015

Stars in your eyes

I made a diamond star patchwork cushion recently as a prize for a raffle. It's not a dollhouse miniature, but these were quite small, fiddly patches as I seem unable to resist from making things smaller than usual!

I used the English paper piecing technique to achieve precise joins, and I'm pretty pleased with the outcome. Hopefully whoever wins the raffle will enjoy it too.

Friday, 27 February 2015

Is this the real life, is this just fantasy?

I stumbled across this beauty of an Etsy shop while wasting time in which
 I should have been doing something productive. How's this for a fantasy dollhouse?

I will admit to being a sucker for this style of dollhouse. 
I don't even care if it's not 100% to scale, just look how intricate and stylized it is!

All these were made by Debbie and Mike Schramer and can be found along with lots of other beautiful pieces at Sunflowerhouse on Etsy.

A tiny fairy ironing board!

I could spend hours looking at all the little details. 
They have a book out too, I could be sorely tempted.

Sunday, 22 February 2015

Old habits

I used to write poems
When I was a little kid.
Almost every single day,
I thought everybody did.

But then I got older,
And I'm always short of time.
I can't find a decent rhythm.
I can't make a proper rhyme.

So I've set myself a challenge.
I will learn to write once more.
And I'll make myself enjoy it,
It will not become a chore.

Once a week I'll pen a poem.
Could be almost anything.
Here's hoping it's a habit,
And not just a silly fling.

If you like then you can join me,
Let your creativity shine.
Doesn't matter if we're rubbish.
In my head I'm super fine!

Thursday, 19 February 2015

My cupboard obsession

I'm mildly obsessed with kitchen cupboards at the moment. I'm not even getting my (desperately in need of it) kitchen renovated any time soon, however we are creating a utility room from scratch, so it's not entirely random. I've been researching kitchen cupboards for the utility room that I can afford and that are simple enough that when we do finally do the kitchen too, they might almost match. 

If I had infinite money, here are some lovely miniature kitchens from which I would steal inspiration! Click on the images to find the source, some are just to look at and some have Etsy shops.

In case you hadn't guessed it, I rather love the country kitchen look of painted cabinets, wooden work surfaces and pastel walls (I'm even partial to a spot of gingham). Here's hoping we find something similar for our real-sized house!

Monday, 16 February 2015

Cake Charm Sale

I'm having a sale on cake charms in my Etsy shop
Get yourself a bargain, with 4 for $6.00 until I run out! 

Saturday, 14 February 2015

Happy Miniature Valentines

I should begin this post by admitting I don't actually celebrate Valentines Day myself. The anniversary of when my fella and I first got together is 12th February, so I'd rather celebrate that instead as it's more personal to us. Plus who wants to got to a restaurant when it's rammed?

But never mind that, miniature Valentines goodies are just adorable, 
so here are a few I found on Etsy.

Heart cookies by MiniHoliday

Roses by Cosediunaltromondo

The Little Quilt Shoppe

One of my miniatures, always makes me hungry!

Tuesday, 10 February 2015

Pizza fun

Here are a couple of jewellery pieces recently renewed in my Etsy shop. These pretty much follow the same technique as the Pizza Tutorial. I don't even like pizza in real life (I'm weird, I know) but these make me hungry!