Well my New years Resolution of getting on with existing projects has not gone to plan!
First my poor Mum was taken ill again and then her husband found out he had bowel cancer and has been taken into hospital so it seems to be yet another year of ill health! So been doing lots of running around and trying to keep busy inbetween to keep my mind of things.
Before I tell you about my real life size bargains, heres a pic of the great conservatory I got on ebay for Lola. She has an American ' Alison junior' house, it is on my blog somewhere. It is at the moment , blue but come the Summer its going out in the garden to be painted cream and white and i got this to go on the side. It was an absolute bargain, about £15. Has lovely marble floor and panelling, plant pots etc. It is to be a surprise for her birthday in March and I will then paint them both up for her, as she now has my old dressing table which both can fit on nicely, in her room.
I, myself , have been busy working on real life painting and decorating instead of what I promised myself and that was to get on with Sweeneys shop in January!
Been in a decorating frenzie, first the kitchen, teal blue, then the bathroom, raspberry pink! Next day the cloakroom, and bedroom, in a deep Plum! So with a gold lounge, red hallway and pink and lilac 2nd bedroom, our house resembles 'Nanny Mc Phee's ' house at the moment, all very bright and cheerful!
Ive also been on the look out for display shelves for various rooms. I found these bargains on ebay.
A lovely pink and lilac bookcase for the girls room, which they have their fairy books and ornaments on, very pretty!
For our room a great Ikea cream bookcase in which to keep all my books and various ornaments. I collect gothic fairies and am thinking of painting this to match the bedroom and go more with my darker coloured fairies.
My final bargain was a small 3 shelved bookcase which again Im thinkinig of painting. Not sure what colour, maybe Ill take a leaf out of the lovely Marsha's ( Sassy Dolls) book and do a shabby chick black!
I thought this was great for displaying dolls. I often see dolls in 1 12th which I cannot commit another room box or house too, have no room, and no time, but would love to own, so this way i can buy different dolls and display them on their own without having to do a whole scene for them.
So been a busy bee, if not with miniatures.
I have a huge list for February though, once half term is over I promise to make a start and get back on track!
Keep an eye out as tomorrow I will be having a birthday giveaway. Only a week til I go up yet another year, ( although I tell myself and everyone else that I am , and will always be 33.......I wish!!)
So if you are good with names, please check in and help me out with my latest wonderful doll, soon to arrive , a pressie from John, but she is nameless! And of course for the winner , a gift to say thankyou!
See you tomorrow !