Wednesday, 3 March 2010

Sabiha's Giveaway


Just a quickie to say that I discovered the most fabulous blog yesterday, how I didnt find it before i dont know, as everyone else seems to know of it!

The blog is http://sabsminiinteriors.blogspot.com/ and Sabiha is having a giveaway also at the moment so I was just in time for it. Its is a surprise gift too so lots of fun. Take a look.
Now Im going back there, have been reading the blog all morning, all Sabiha's great projects and tips and now have a cup of tea, chocolate muffin to keep me company while I read through it and everything I have missed.
Sabiha thankyou for inspiring me, ( although it will make more work for me :-) as looking at your lovely tiles made from card, I am going to tile the whole back wall now of the Sweeney house! Off to buy card. just not sure what to use as a filler? I butted the patterned tiles I made up together so far but they look so much better to have a gap in between. I think Sabiha used a spackling paste looking at the tutorial but Im not sure what that would be in the UK, anyone know? Dont want to ruin the tiles by using the wrong filler them being cardboard?

Sabiha's blog has given me loads of ideas for our projects, wish I found it sooner, Im so slow!!

Good luck to all those in her giveway and will draw the names for the mirrors on our blog giveway on Friday as promised! And good news I now have 5 to giveaway, found another in my drawers!

6 comments:

Michelle's Mad World said...

Hi Kate,

Spackling Paste is also known (in the UK) as Drywall. You can buy it ready mixed or in dry form (which you mix up yourself). You can also buy it in various grades. I'd have a look in B&Q or similar (you can always ask for it once you are there), if you Google it...you may be able to pick it up cheaper online.

Michelle xxx

Whittaker's Miniatures said...

Thanks Michelle, is that ok then to add as grouting on cardboard? The tutorial said to varnish the tiles well first so maybe that protects them from going soft or damaging the colour? Kate

Michelle's Mad World said...

Hi Kate,

It sounds like a form of polyfiller, so yes, if it’s been tried and tested it must be okay. Normal grout is quite wet, so I guess it’s why the spackling paste is used. The varnish will at as a barrier and thus protect the cardboard from going soggy etc. For my flagstones I had 50/50 PVA and water as the protector, BUT they were made of stone, so stick to varnish for cardboard. I’d have an experiment before you grout the proper tiles and see how it looks etc. Another blogger may know so much more than I! :o))

If I had some paste I'd would give it to you, but I’ve only used the nearest thing...polyfiller. Let us know how you get on.

Michelle xxx

Whittaker's Miniatures said...

Will do thanks Michelle! Im eager now to get some card, paint it and do the whole back wall. I will leave the patterned tiles without a gap, cant be doing with taking them all off! But knowing me I may end up redoing the floor if it works, that will be the third time!! Dont you just hate it when you see a tutorial that so helpful after youve done a job and then realise you could have done it so much better!! Never mind. Thanks again Kate xxx

Sabiha Barkey said...

Wow Kate,your post made me blush!

Thank you so much for all the lovely things you say about me!
I'm very honnored by your comment and very glad to hear my blog inspired you! My English is not that well sorry...but I can tell you to vanish the tiles well and than fill them. Good luck!

Sabihax

Whittaker's Miniatures said...

Sabiha, your blog is wonderful and I love all your projects , they are so beautifully made! Seeing your tiling and flooring has made me want to change some of mine now and try your way,so fingers crossed it will work for me as well as for you!
I will follow your advice and let you know how it turns out! Kate xx