Saturday, 13 July 2013

its finished

Hi All

Yes its finished, what am I talking about? my son's wedding present, I am very pleased with it, I have made all of this, including the cakes, not having a photograph of the dress or the flowers I have had to go on what I have been able to find out by questioning, I hope I have got it right, I knew the colours that they are having, so in the end I had to let my imagination take over. Now to wait for the wedding.

Started on some other projects, I have collected pictures of some real life items that I like and I will be attempting to recreate them in mini.

It is very hot here so not able to be in my work room for long periods, they say we could be up to 30 today, and it will continue into next week, about time we had a summer, well off to create.

have a look at the finished project.


Friday, 12 July 2013

Been busy

Hi All

yes I have been busy, in-between working in my garden, I have been getting on with my wedding present to my son and his nearly there wife, I have started to put mini items into the shadow box, when I was with them last week, Amy showed me her shoes for the wedding, these are beautiful, they are in sliver with sparkles all over them, so I had a pair of red metal shoes, I rubbed the metal down, repainted them silver and while the silver was wet I dipped them into silver eye shadow, the effect is very good, I have taken a picture for you, but it is a bit blurry, tried many times to get a good picture but I could not, hopefully when they are in place in the shadow box they may come out better.

I got from ebay a few weeks ago a printers drawer, this was a fairly new one so I have repainted it, I used blue and white, I have another one coming, this one is an old one so will not be painting it, I intend to use them for my collection of mini items including my Reutter minis, I have been looking for ages for something to display them in, and wanted a printers drawer and I have finally got 2.

I have also been enjoying this hot weather we have been having and working on the garden, well what that really means I have been sitting outside thinking about working on it while my son does the work, They say this hot spell will continue for a while, at last we are having a summer.

well better let you see the photo of my progress so far  

I have used photo's of them, including one of their gradation

this side holds the veil.

showing the flowers, these are the nearest I could get to the colours Amy is having for her bouquet

not a great picture sorry



where I sit in the sun


Tuesday, 9 July 2013

Its been so hot

Hi All

It is lovely and hot here so have been spending time in the garden instead of working on minis, I have sat and sorted out all my dolls house magazines, I out projects into files and cut out things I like, so organised, my files are even labelled, clothing, children ect, it makes life easier when I am looking for something. Wondering does anyone else do this ?

I have been catching up on all your blogs, they make great reading and I am in awe of some of the miniatures you lot out there create.

My diet, well I stocked up on very healthy food, I am eating lots of couscous and salad stuff, no sweets, they are my downfall, I have already lost 5lb so chuffed with myself.
Had my regular blood test and they are not to good, apparently dieting and loosing weight can have an effect, so I have to watch I do not eat to much green foods or lose weight quickly, wish they gave you all this information when I first started on warfarin, never mind will  be careful and now have got to have bloods done every 2 weeks till they become stable again. I have also started very gently exercising, and have got myself a book on yoga, still reading that.

Well off to do a bit of housework, even this is organised, I was getting depressed about my little bungalow and being a very tidy person it would upset me to see my house untidy, so I came up with a plan, now I do one room a day, and feel much better, and let you into a secret I even have it written down, its stuck on the inside of my cleaning cupboard.
It has taken me nearly 7 years to work out how to live with my condition not bad going!!

enough of the chattering must get off or my plan will be broken.

see you all soon