26 September 2012
There are so many videos on youtube on miniatures, I found this one this week, its wonderful to see more and more online as they are very few.
24 August 2012
Just a little tease, still a lot to do, still a few decisions to make but generally I have an idea where it is going. Mostly inspired by my mothers garden and the Greek plants you see blooming and smiling at you! In the image above you see a corner and a few plants to add colour, these are sunflowers, Imperial fritillaria, unfinished poppies and two lovely trees from Margaret from a swap we did.
And a little embroidery that started in 2002.
This year I only added the background and framed it.
31 July 2012
I have been playing with making flowers again, I always love doing this. I have the huge garden for the manor that needs many flowers to fill. For various reasons this project has not progressed. One of which is that I wasnt sure if I should change the walls. They are covered with paper but I would rather I made the walls with paper clay. This however takes loads of time and with four children to look after, time is limited. Anticipation is a great motivator though....
With little space to store plants for the manor garden, I decided to make plants that are in pots, most will be on etsy.
Some are my designs others are kits. Some of my favourite flower kits are from Pascale Garnier and Georgina Steeds, both highly recommended. In this picture you can see the Fritillaria Imperialis, which I made for the first time many years ago, It felt good to make them again :) The Hydrangeas were made with the wonderful lessons over the years from Barb Plevan, an amazing artist, she sells her flowers every now and then at etsy, lately she has many paintings which are also a testiment to her limitless talent.
The daffodils are my design with techniques taught by Barb and the primrose is from a Pascale kit.
Daylight is photography's best friend!
UPDATE: this is the garden for the manor mentioned in this post.
PS thank you for everyone for entering the quarter scale giveaway, last day is Sunday to enter.
26 July 2012
The lighting was so perfect today that I loved taking pictures of the latest addition to the Manor Dining room. I purchased a carpet from MiniBeesKnees at etsy and was totaly delighted :) Terry is a lovely lady!
This is the view you would get if you were 1:12 scaled and were walking through the door, isn't it lovely! Its a slow process but its coming along... Planning plants and mirror......to name a few things.....
The wonderful furniture are from Masters Miniatures. I bought them at the Kensignton Dollhouse Festival along with the Chanderlier. Tulips made by me years ago.
The sunshine makes the flowers stand out!
Don't you like the shadows?
Plan to add a light here, not sure what yet....and a keyhole :)
Hope you enjoyed the pictures as I did, have a wonderful day!
15 July 2012
My oldest daughter has been creating a movie with the sims 3 game, she loves books and films particularly mysteries. She showed me how to make one, so used my mini plant photos to make a presentation to share. It was fun : ) You may have seen in the previous posts here and here that there are some wonderful videos with dollhouses on youtube. Wouldnt it wonderful to have more?
I ask a small favour, if you can, to visit her movie and if you like it to press thumbs up or leave encouraging words in the comments section of youtube
9 July 2012
1 July 2012
The furniture here are from my husband business trip to New York last summer. Not only do they make me smile because they are pleasing to the eye but because he was so sweet to take time to find them. He did such a brilliant job considering he doesnt know a thing about miniatures.
More work needed here too, more lights, curtains, deciding on the placements of the frames and so on.
After a long time I decided to add a few things around Manor. Here you can see a modern carpet that picks out the creams, browns and orange of the room. The shelves need more nick nacks, I have some books and frames to add. And a couple of ideas I hope to finish this summer, keep fingers crossed....