Tuesday, 14 December 2010
Friday, 3 December 2010
Wednesday, 1 December 2010
Badly, that's how! I haven't been to work in two days because there are no buses/cars/trams able to safely get about. And although I did trek through snow up to my thighs for 3 miles, when I got there the post office was closed. ARGH! This photo is the view out my back window. To give you an idea of the depth of the snow, the roof above the cream door is only a couple of inches thick. All that white stuff is extra.
So dear customer, I promise you, you have not been forgotten. Just as soon as the weather allows, I will be sending you miniatures to you and hoping they don't take too long.
Cheerio and keep warm,
Sunday, 28 November 2010
This 12th scale fruit and veg set is available to buy in my Etsy shop.
Tuesday, 23 November 2010
These are all available in my Etsy shop, and hopefully the dollhouse miniatures will be finished soon as well.
Sunday, 14 November 2010
But on a positive note, I got to eat lots of lovely german delicacies such as Schnitzel, Breze (pretzel) and Apfelstrudel. YUM! Perhaps it will inspire some german-themed mini making. In the meantime here is some real life german inspiration.
Sunday, 31 October 2010
Friday, 29 October 2010
Saturday, 23 October 2010
Nothing is glued down, so whoever buys it can rearrange it to their heart's content. I like that the two types of wood in the chopping board match the cupcakes and icing. Little things like that make me smile.
Saturday, 16 October 2010
Friday, 15 October 2010
Saturday, 9 October 2010
Monday, 4 October 2010
Sunday, 3 October 2010
There were lots of different types of miniatures on show and for sale, including dolls, food, houses, furniture and building equipment and tools. I was particularly interested in getting some new tools, as I don't have a dollhouse to furnish (boo!). There was also plenty of smaller scaled options as well as the usual 12th scale. The building merchants were especially helpful giving instructions on how to use their products (such as lighting, flooring, fireplaces etc). Great for someone like me who doesn't have a clue.
There were some amazing artisans on show, as well as cheaper options for the not quite-so-well off miniaturist. All in all, I'd say if you are at all interested in dollhouses, it's worth the £7.00 entry fee to have a look round. If you're organised you can book tickets in advance for cheaper. Miniatura is held twice a year in March and October at the Birmingham NEC and lasts 2 days. For more information check out www.miniatura.co.uk. I'm looking forward to March already!
Friday, 24 September 2010
Monday, 13 September 2010
Saturday, 4 September 2010
I don't think a person can ever have too many teeny, tiny drawers for keeping little things in. I'm hoping to add shelves above the desk at some point, but it's unfortunately pretty far down my to-do list.
I have finally started to make some scale dollhouse food, but I can't find the white background paper I use to photograph them, so they aren't for sale yet. Who would have thought white paper would be so difficult to get hold of? So in the mean-time here is one of my wearable miniatures which ais now listed in my Etsy shop.
Pink Cupcake Charm Bracelet
Thursday, 12 August 2010
Thursday, 5 August 2010
Wednesday, 4 August 2010
Saturday, 31 July 2010
Jam Jar Beads is primarily a beading supply shop, with lots of cute and interesting little beads and findings. There is also a showcase featuring some lovely work by local Sheffield artisans, including *blush* Little Time Wasters! You can check out Jam Jar Beads at http://www.jamjarbeads.co.uk/. The shop also runs workshops and parties so
if you're nearby, I fully recommend checking it out.
Tuesday, 27 July 2010
I'm still too chicken to try a proper salmon steak or whole fish, but it's a step in the right direction!