I thought that rather than baking a cake I would make a whole load of cupcakes in gold foil cases with gold sugar balls scattered over them...
Saturday, 30 January 2010
Tuesday, 26 January 2010
Friday, 22 January 2010
Wednesday, 20 January 2010
Oh yes, we're to start something new today, haven't we? OK next on the hit list is my Mulberry Cottage. This is in 24th scale and as I have recently been working on items for a 24th scale swap it seems fitting to continue in this scale.
I bought this wee cottage at a fair - very much an impulse buy as it was reduced in price and I love a bargain! There's a fair bit of it been done already - can you see a pattern emerging? I start something full of enthusiasm and then drift off to something else. I think some exterior finishing, the roof and lighting is enough to be going on with today so if you'll excuse me I've work to do......see you again soon x
Sunday, 17 January 2010
I had thought about buying or making some 144th scale furniture to go inside both these tiny houses but remembering my vow not to start any new projects until this lot are finished have decided to leave them unfurnished for now....how restrained am I? Mind you the new year is still only a few weeks old - I hope my resolve holds fast.
I've some swaps to finish for our group but I'll be back in a day or so with our next project to be tackled. Look after yourselves,
Friday, 15 January 2010
Spurred on by the success of that kit I immediately bought another. For those of you who know the american doll house manufacturer Greenleaf Dollhouses, it is a replica of one of their popular 12th scale houses, 'The Garfield.' I simply do not have the room for a 12th scale Garfield so this seemed the next best thing. It got off to a great start and then I seemed to run out of steam... so it has been sitting forlornly on my worktable with no roof for the past six months. There's really not much to do, I think it's more fiddly than anything but I'll crack on and will hopefully be able to show you the completed house very soon. Until then....
Thursday, 14 January 2010
Friday, 8 January 2010
Wednesday, 6 January 2010
After a couple of days making books I think I now have enough to fill the shelves in Boxroom Books. Just have to think about window dressing now...hmmmm
Meanwhile, here's a peek at "What's on the Frame?" I started this cross stitch just before Christmas and am really enjoying working on it. It's by Cross Your Heart Inc and is called "Evening Service"
Back soon with the grand opening of Boxroom Books!
Tuesday, 5 January 2010
Sunday, 3 January 2010
Anyway I didn't really want to set it in that time period so with a bit of artistic licence I began cutting, folding and gluing loads of tiny books (some more modern than others) to fill the tables outside the shop and for the window display. I've made around 50 so far and think I need a fair bit more...so while I do that I'll leave you with photos of the project so far. Will be back in a day or so with an update!