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.)

Tuesday, 27 October 2015

Sweet Treats

I was featured in a treasury on Etsy full of sweet dollhouse delights.

They all look delicious. Click on the image for a closer look and links to each shop.

Friday, 16 October 2015

Babies on the Brain

I think (well I hope) I can be forgiven for having babies on the brain. I appreciate pregnancy is often not so interesting to those not directly involved, so I try not to bleat on too much. But I can still use it as an excuse to share some miniature baby cuteness. Of course I can! And I still don't know what I'm having (not planning on finding out either) thus the mix of pink and blue.

by MiniGio
By MP Minis
by Life Inspired Miniatures

By Miniature Lane

Monday, 12 October 2015

Pretty Pastels

I made a couple of real-sized patchwork cushions for my mother-in-law recently. They're to go in a little girl's bedroom whose colour scheme is pastel blue and pink with a dash of yellow, so that's what I did. The front was entirely hand-sewn, I'm still obsessed with hexagons. It's so therapeutic!

I made two in total, using the same fabrics although not set out identically.

The back is blue gingham with an envelope opening.

Hopefully she likes them!