Thursday, 9 September 2010
Much to catch up on. Loads of Wonderful new Minis!
Well the children are back to school and I will have 3 mornings a week now all to myself, so this will be my Mini and blogging catch up time. ( After the ironing, hoovering and dusting of course lol)
I have been making some fantastic purchases over the 6 week summer break so have loads to show you, and have also been quite busy in the last week or 2 with some projects of my own to show off.
Thankyou so much to everyone who supported me in my Ebay sales, thanks to you I have been able to add some beautiful new miniatures to my collection which you will be able to see for yourselves. I really appreciated you buying some of my furniture and I still have quite a few boxes left to go through and sell so look out for more soon!
Right, where to start!
Ill go from most recent backwards i think.
This week I have had 3 parcels. 2 of these from the States from the lovliest and most talented of miniaturists.
Firstly Id like to show off all my miniatures made for Emily and I ( and a lovely pressie for Lola too!) by Lorraine of http://dollhouseminisbydfly.blogspot.com/
We asked Lorraine to make us lots of different minis for both my own projects and Emily's Merlin roombox.
They arrived this week and we were blown away by Lorraine's talent and attention to detail, everything is just fabulous!
I am showing the pics that Lorraine took herself until I put the minis into our projects and will show them off again once in situ in their rightful homes.
Between us we wanted lots of potion bottles, herbs, skulls, candles etc, and the selection is brilliant. Emily adores the waxy look candles so much and is determined to give her candles another go now to try and make some more! The skull Em wanted was an open topped one for putting scroll, feathers etc, and 1 to have as an ink well and Lorraine designed and made this all herself. Emily also gave her the challenge of an animal skull and I think even Lorraine was chuffed to bits with how this badger skull turned out! Em already has plans for more skulls now!
We also had pumpkins in both plain and with faces on, made to stand next to these awesome gravestones. I will reveal the project they are going into soon!
In the same project will stand my tree. It stands at 7 1/2 inches tall and is just the right size for where its going and came completely intact which is because Lorraine had packed it out perfectly with loads of bubblewrap!
Also for this scene will be one of my favourite items that Lorraine made, and they are the Nightmare before Christmas Jars. I sent Lorraine a picture of the jars from the film and they came back to me, EXACTLY as in the picture, just incredible work!!
Lola has 2 beautiful items that Lorraine's talented daughter made for her made her but wants to show them off on her blog so I' m leaving that to her but we would all like to say a HUGE thank you to Lorraine and her daughter for all this hard work. I literally cannot stop buying now to add to my collection and have ordered some more pieces from Lorraine's Etsy store, so please go and check it out, there are some great minis in the shop and loads more to come as Lorraine's imagination is bursting it seems with all these ideas! http://www.etsy.com/shop/dollhouseminisbydfly
Back later with parcel number 2. Need to see if I can get my poor old camera to work first!