Having learnt to knit I was procrastinating researching new techniques online, when I came upon this adorable dollhouse miniature site on Etsy - Las Minis de Auzillio. It's knitting but on a teeny, tiny scale. This is beyond adorable:
Having learnt to knit the most basic of things, I can't imagine how anyone can knit on such a small scale and so precisely. It's so cute it makes my head hurt! Go and visit Las Minis de Auzilio for even more knitted miniature pieces.
It's the 70th Anniversary of VE Day today, which stands for Victory in Europe and marks the end of the Second World War. I remember as a young girl celebrating the 50th anniversary in school and not really getting it, but enjoying the fact we had lots of veterans (in other words grandparents!) come to school and I seem to remember there was a lot of cake.
WWII era dollhouse miniatures by PoppetsDollyBits
But in all seriousness, I'm thankful we still acknowledge the importance of remembering VE Day and we acknowledge those who fought, supported the war effort or otherwise did their bit for peace in Europe. I'm a little sad when I realise we're running out of WWII veterans to thank (and not just veterans, but anyone who lived through it and supported the effort) but then again I'm happy we haven't had another war of such a large scale to create another war generation.
So take a minute today to remember all that was and hope we've learnt some lessons from it. And if you know anyone who was involved, spend time listening to their stories and thank them!
It's not quite barbecue weather here. Some days you might get away with it, others day not. And with a bank holiday on the horizons, it's sure to rain! But never mind that. I'm going to get myself in the mood for barbecue season anyway with some miniature food jewellery.
It's the time of year when my garden is really starting to take shape. Our garden is very much a work in progress. When we moved here 18 months ago, it was pretty much a dumping ground, full of rubble and rotten wood and asbestos (wonderful!). We have finally cleared it all out after filling three skips and seemingly infinite journeys to the tip. And now the grass is finally growing and looking green. My little veggie plot is starting to do something too. I will have spinach soon!
Everyone needs a bit of green space, and dollhouses are no different.
Here are some of the best dollhouse miniature gardens I was able to find this morning.
I'm getting myself inspired to build a fairy garden of my own.