Hi Everyone, sorry we havnt been around much the last few days, we went to see my Mum who has been ill, for Mother's Day and then after al ovely weekend got back home Sunday night only to be woken at just gone 11pm with our bedroom illuminated, to look out and see our entire back fence and shed ablaze! The idiot neighbours we have suffered with for 6 years ( they have night long loud parties , have been raided for drugs, have fights at all hours etc.....nice people, NOT!!!) had decided to have a bonfire at that time of night 2 feet away from our brushwood fence and so the whole lot went up in flames!
They say its an accident, but at that time of night, both us, the police and fire service , ( we had 6 firemen trouping through the house with ladders etc !)are saying it was a deliberate criminal act.We have to give the police a statement today again with the hope that something can be done about them and the harrasment they are causing!
SO, after a day of recovery, her's some pics for you this morning.
My wonderful husband bought me loads of goodies for Mother's Day, far too much, but Im not complaining!!
The eldest children bought me a Harry Potter Box set, which is a fantastic 12 DVD set, in a great antique look trunk. it has loads of extra features so we can browse though and get loads of ideas for the rooms, accessories etc to use in the Potter House, what a great idea!!
I also got my 3 brilliant books from Petite Properties which are going to be so useful as they tell you how to make furniture out of basic materials, great as im useless with wood so its ideal for me!!
The books are fab, loads of ideas already, going to use them to help make the potion tables, shelving, kitchen sink, and much more.
I need to make 2 brick bread ovens for the Lovett Pie shop Project at some point so Ill be off to Hobbycraft to buy clay and use Fionas tips on making them.
We have been really pondering what to use for the walls in the potion room which are at present a loud blue! I couldnt see how to give a stone efffect as the walls slope both sides so tricky to get too. But this book gives a wonderful rendering teqhnique using the simplest idea of glue and shredded tissue paper. We will then paint it a stone colour so it has a rough stony appearance.....well thats the plan!
The next picture shows the amazing minis John bought me from Eve at Evminiatures. Great books, one closes with a magic wand, the other has a cut out centre for a potion bottle. Then a great wizard glass which colour changes, and my favourite, a hanging orrery for Dumbledore's study!!
Cant wait to get them all in, they are exactly the sort of items we want to fill up the house.
So as you can see, with a teddy, CD, and Flowers too I was totally and utterly spoilt!! More than made up for a terrible night Sunday, and giving me lots to keep my mind off the horrid everyday reality of life by immersing ourselves in our passion which is miniatures!
Hope you like all the goodies