Monday, 25 October 2010

All white?

Hello and welcome to Ingrid, Marta, Heather, Georgie, and Puppenstubennostalgi.  Thank you for following my blog!

Well, I am still here, just busy with full scale life, but I am still working on many mini things (too many) at once.  I have been doing some refurbishment on the vintage/shabby white house.  Not a lot to show yet, but this is the third redecoration on this house and I hope it is the last!  I can never resist filling half decorated rooms with furniture just to see how it may look once it's finished....I really shouldn't do this as it slows the process of decorating very much!

This was the first house I bought, before I really knew what I was doing I had decorated it randomly and pretty badly and filled it with cheap furniture.  The 1930's house phase lasted a while but I lost heart with it, but now I think I am happy with this new look, inspired by real houses such as this one! I just need to keep painting things white for a while...

Monday, 4 October 2010


Welcome to Little Miss Kris (not sure if you have a blog?), Lainie and Victoria.  Nice to have more followers!

I have been busy spending far too much money - from now on I must try to concentrate on making things instead for a while.  I really enjoyed Miniatura, I was only there for a day but I think I managed to see everything, though I could have spent much longer looking at all the lovely detail in some of the stands.

Here is my haul......

Handmade false books by Ellie de Lacy (there were some lovely handbound books also, but these non-opening books are very effective), and a selection of tiny perfect miniatures by Danny Shotton.

A Victoria Fasken teaset (the photo doesn't really do this justice).

Pitcher and pot from Elisabeth Causeret Bettler.

Mirror by The Ironworks & Black Country Miniatures, hurricane lamp by Glasscraft, gold plated fire-irons by Lucy Askew, and a fantastic ginger beer bottle by Terry Curran.

Old gin bottle, pipe in ashtray and crystal ball from Shepherd Miniatures, bowler hat from Forget-Me-Not Miniatures.

Aged lichen covered pots by Clive Brooker.

Hand-turned burlwood bowl by Ken and Linda Batty of Al'Turn'Ative Proportions.

Bits and pieces from Tee Pee Crafts (I could have spent much more time rummaging here!).

In addition were flower kits from The Miniature Garden Centre, and Templewood Miniatures, trims and fabric from Little Trimmings and Blue Riband, and plasterwork from Sue Cook.