Monday, 27 July 2009

Thankyou for Our Awards!

A Special THANKYOU to Ara,

for our Bella Sinclair Blog Friendship Award.

So sorry its taken so long for us to get round to posting this, since the school holidays hit us things have been mayhem, all 5 at home, seem to be forever tidying up or making food! Havnt been feeling great, abit spaced out and headachy, maybe coming down with something, so I havnt been on the PC too much, but hope to get down to some catching up next week.

In the mean time we pass on this award to ALL our blog followers, as its probably too late now to send individually, most of you will have it by now!Since our first posting, we have had such fun, and made so many wonderful kind, thoughtful friends from all over the world, so this goes out to all of you.

I do hope its not too long before we can make some miniatures and get on with the houses but please bare with us, the holidays are always so busy but we hope to have something to post soon.

Saturday, 18 July 2009

We're back, and what lovely gifts to return to!!

We got back yesterday from a relaxing week away at the seaside in Dorset. Despite the weathermen getting it completly wrong and warning the south west daily of heavy showers and thunderstorms, we had nothing but sunshine and have even returned with a bit of a tan!!
The children enjoyed playing on the beach, finding fossils, and we visited many places, but best of all was the peace and quiet of our wonderful farmhouse setting!

We returned to heavy rain, piles of washing etc, so it was a lovely surprise to get 2 parcels in the post when we returned.

So thankyou so very much to Kim of who I recently sent some new dollshouse magazines as she appeared in one of them, and some little minis for her to play with. She was very naughty and in return sent me some wodnerful things. heres a couple of photos, my fav in the top one has to be the home made orange cake!
In the other are some fantastic Harry Potter books in miniature, just love them of course and they have gone straight into the Potter house! ( Cant believe I didnt get to the cinema, it was booked up in the place we stayed at, so im hoping to go soon, have to find a babysiter for the little ones, too scary for them!!)

And how about this cute baby. Kim must have read my previous posts on miniature babies, and I have never owned one in person so he is simply precious!! I suppose as I have had 5 children, girl, boy, girl, boy, girl......then this little boy fits in perfectly as our next baby in the family..........just very pleased he is in mini and so very quiet!!!!!
Thankyou Kim, you are a treasure and you really shouldnt have!

I also had a parcel from my dear friend Kat, who always finds time to send us things she thinks we'll have fun playing with! This time as well as plain hats to decorate, lots of trims and material, theres some great leather for the books I want to make, so as always Kat, you are a star and thankyou for your friendship and kindness!

Heres a few pics of the children on holiday for you to see also. Glad to be back. I have missed so much in a week, INCLUDING!!!!!!!!!!!! Nikkis wonderful Mandrake table, I read the post, went to Etsy, but ' poof ' , it was gone...............which I knew it would be of course. Well done Nikki on your first sale. I really hope to have one of your mandrake tables in the conservatory of the Potter house when its done. looking forward to seeing your new creations this weekend.

3 more days of school and then 6 weeks of the little angels being home. A time I love but i rarely get time for minis so I hope to get a little done to be able to keep posting inbetween trips out to relieve their boredom! I have the materials for the floors and roof of the Sweeney house, and some more items for the Snow White house so hope to move on with them. Plus I have a few little things Im working on for friends so will have to hope for some sunshine to keep them busy in the garden so i can get a move on!!!!!