Friday, 25 January 2013

Trying something new

Hi All

right all the minis are now painted and ready to decorate,

I started on the piano first, I had an idea of what I wanted it to look like in my mind, but now I had to put it into practise, on the top,
 I decided to start with pages of music, which I aged with tea, I then drew musical instruments and leaves on it,
 I started with the small harp and drew the others around it, this is the first time I had ever done anything like this, and it took me a long time to do, inside the lid, I first drew a design on paper, when I was happy with it, I cut it out and used it as a template, for the base of the piano, I found a picture of some piano keys, cut them out and aged again with tea, I also added strings using gold wire.
I painted gold trim around the edges.

I still have a bit more to finish this, but I am pleased with the result so far,

what do you think

Hi All

I am at the bit I find boring, painting, the bashed furniture now has its second coat of paint, so today I can start to add the designs I have in mind to do.

while I was waiting for the paint to dry, I made a couple of little minis, just to keep me busy,
1, was a box containing a Victorian mourning necklace with matching earrings and the other was a little shabby chic shelf, I put 2 little cats and the words love, not really sure what you would call it, I may add hooks to it today.

We still have some snow, but it is gradually going, they say we will have another lot this weekend and that's our lot,  will be so glad, I have not been able to get out and about, the cold gets into my joints and then I cannot move, but I did go to Tesco's to do some shopping, but apart from that I have been house bound, the good point of that I have not been spending any money. I do miss my trips round the junk shops and findings bargains.

enough of my ramblings, I have to get on, I have a man from the water board coming this morning, to discuss and show me how I can save money on my water bill.

here are the photos of my 2 mini  items


Thursday, 24 January 2013

Bashing furniture

Hi All

First I must say thank you and welcome to my new followers, I am always amazed that people like my blog and become  my friends, I hope you enjoy my ramblings, I try to stay in the miniature mould but at times I do ramble on, so grab a coffee and have a look at my work.

I finally was able to get out and buy a new heater, so I am back in my work room, hurrah, as I cannot get on yet with my gypsy caravan redo, I needed to find something else to do, so looking through my pile of furniture, I picked some bits out and decided to see if I could modernise them, I know its away from my usual shabby chic look, but thought it was time to do something different, I blame Jazzi, looking at her work and the chats I have had with her, made me curious, so I looked around the web and got a few ideas, so you will have to wait to see what I came up with.

I have been collecting minis for a musical shop I want to do, one of the minis I wanted to change was the piano, they all look the same and I wanted mine to stand out, so that is in with my bashed furniture.

The weather here is gradually getting better, it is  no longer freezing and the snow is beginning to thaw, nearly had a big problem with my new puppy, I had put down some salt for defrosting the paths and preventing it freezing, but unbeknown to me it contains anti-freeze, my new puppy Mollie went out, came back with snow on her paws and licked it off, later that night she had terrible diarrhoea and sickness, I rang the vet, after some discussion we came to the conclusion she must of got some of the "salt" and digested it, his suggestion was just to give her water and to watch her, if she showed signs of distress I was to bring her in straight away, we had a bit of a disturbed night, but the next day she was ok, my son cleared the "salt" away, so a warning to you all with animals or even small kiddies, as they sometimes lick the snow, beware of the anti-freeze contained within the "salt". 

anyway lets get on with the photos, 1. shows the furniture I picked to redo, and 2. this is it all with its first coat of paint.
Today I want to finish off the painting and start to transform it.

Monday, 21 January 2013

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another great give a way, if you have not seen the prams Gill makes, you must visit her blog, the work is outstanding, her designs are fantastic, I am gushing now, see for yourself and enter her give a way

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Not long left on this one, so enter quickly to be in with a chance

Ternurines "Villa Conejo": Villa Conejo está de Sorteo!!!

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some lovely furniture io win in this one, plus a lovely blog to read

Jazzi Minis: Monday Mini Link Party #39

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I start off with my friend Jazzi's Monday link party, have you joined in yet?

woke up to this, Its Monday

Hi All
This is what I woke up to this morning

you can just see a car behind the hedge
Yes it is still snowing, I have to go out today for my usual blood test, will be taking taxi, beast will not make it.
My work room is still to cold to work in, I cannot get out to buy a heater, so stuck, I have been carrying on with my craft work, finished another bag, will do some more today.
Its Monday, so I will take a trip around the Internet to see if I can find any give a ways for you, found some during the week and put them on here, so hopefully you got round to entering,
It does make me think, I sit here in my little bungalow, in a small town in Cambridgeshire and due to the wonders of the Internet, I can visit many places without leaving the comfort of my chair,
off I go on my trio around the world, watch out for the give a ways