maanantai 9. elokuuta 2010

Slow with minies

I was supposed to do so much more this weekend, but the weather has been so hot and humid, it has taken the "juices" out of me :) Today I spent 3 hours watching dressage with my daughter and after we had huge storm here so had to plug the internet connection off. Well, watched another movie, Syriana, it was actually really good :)

Here's what I've done today, a pink flower arrangement for Kathi's Flamingo Inn, a tray of oysters and a turqoise parfume bottle for her beach house. Did the same for the India room as well as a small box and put orange roses to a floor vase, which is actually a thing you put your cigarettes out with :)  Hope you like your gifts Kathi, the rest remains a suprise :)

And beign 5 years and 1 day can be really stressful, so one needs to relax, again :D

I just have so much fun with these dogs, they make me laugh so many times in a day :) I had Mr. Pampse today in the stabels with me and he was so funny, didn't know where to go as there was some bread, cat food, horse food, horse poop etc. around and couldn't decide what to eat :D He even jumped to the paddock and started to eat one horses mysli :D Greedy little guy, I should film him sometime, he's just so hilarious :D

lauantai 7. elokuuta 2010

Mr.Indi's 5th birthday and some minies

Our Indi, Mr.Köökkörssön how I call him, had his 5th birthday today and we took him and his mom for an icecream, they both had vanilla - tried to eat the paper cups also :D This is how he looked as a baby, here he is with his big brother Mr. Pampse :) I just love this pic :D

We have again an awful heatwave here and it's just too damn hot to do anything. So basically have been laying around the house and watched Fame with the kids, but managed to do some gifts :)
Here's some paeonies to Sans mom's garden

And some other minies to the person who's name you can see in the pic :)

I'm no book maker, but thought to do an original Oiseau de Nim book - La pâtisserie Francais :)

The recipes are all in French and they are real ones :)
Have a great weekend everyone :)

perjantai 6. elokuuta 2010

More stuff for India room

Here's what I've done to the room today
A paravent from Cynthia Howe kit, the hinges were impossible for me to attach as I don't have that small screwdriver, so used leather instead. My daughter chose the picture for the wall and I did the back for the day bed. And here's a wall scone for a candle:

The candle holder is a small metal tray that Glenda sent me :)

We decided that the chair isn't going to go to this room, we'll do the low table and lots of pillows to sit on, now have to decided where to put the chair :)

And made also a open dragon book

The leather and the thread is from Glenda, she also sent me the little dragon bone part which is made by Nikki :)

I also made some more flowers from the kits, red and white poppies, dusty millers and dandelions :)

torstai 5. elokuuta 2010

An altar

This is what I've gotten done today, not too much :)
On the left there's a singing bowl with its pillow and the thing on the right has a name and purpose, but have happily forgotten it :D

I also made a chair from Cynthia Howe's kit

It still needs the fabric, but I'm not sure it will stay in this room. I love the shape and think that it would fit so nicely, but the room is quite small and I think that a low table and lots of pillows would be more accurate, have to ask my daughter when she comes home.

Did some painting today, the sideboard and fireplace for the vampire room are ready and I've ordered a chair from Kris, it's going to be fabulous :) Now just have to get that room done :D

Now off to bed, I'm totally ready to go to sleep so nighty night to you all, sweet dreams :)

keskiviikko 4. elokuuta 2010

Flowers from Monika, some mouldy fruit, amazing baby shoes and some strange visitor...

My flowers from Monika arrived, thank you so much :) The waterhose & holder are fab :)
Poe got his moldy fruits from Kiva to his kitchen, tried to take a close-up pic, but with my camera no luck. But I can assure you that they are more than amazingly fabulous!

Then my giveaway prize from Susan arrived, these little shoes are amazing, really can't understand how someone can crochet that small! Thank you so much Susan :)

I just noticed that there's some strange visitor in Poe house...

He seems to be staring buzzled the raven, wondering where in the hell has he moved to :D And in this occassion - Silly Skellingtons :D

Oh, and a big suprise, I was asked to write a article to the Finnish Dollhouse Associations magazine - eek! :D  It's going to be quite hard, maybe doing the little thing on the Poe house, but the writing part is going to take some time, as for me it's for some reason easier to write in English stuff about the minies than in Finnish, so wish me luck :D

tiistai 3. elokuuta 2010

India room got a daybed canopy

Here's what I've been doing besides some flowers for the Toscana garden
Really don't have slightest idea if they had such canopys in the palaces, but I really wanted one :D This Indian room is going to be more free in style and not so accurate compared to Sans wonderful Rolla house, but I've been given some (lots) advice from her, so trying to do some authentic looking things in there :) Maybe this room could be regarded more like 1000 and one night-room :D

Now have to figure out how to do the daybed and then arrange the curtains better around it. I also need to do a table, a small altar for the gods, find some carpets and do a faux door for which I've orderd some filigree pieces  already, hope that they arrive soon :)

I'll take pics of the Toscana garden when I have some more stuff added there, have ordered some Bonnie Lavish kits - pink roses from which I'll make a climber to the wall, some more carnations, cushion mums, poppies and marigolds.

I'll do another garden to the other end of the house, there will be a covered dining area and a balcony and the flowers in there will be white, different shades of blue and lilac, a calm garden. I might add a water feature there also :)

Now to do some more Indian stuff :)

Indian palace room

I've been for the last couple of days trying to finish some swaps, I'll take tomorrow to the post the swaps with Monika and Wanda :)

Today wanted to do something totally different, so started to do the Indian room. Here's how it looks like now:

I've been trying to find some printable Indian wall murals, but with no luck so had enough today and covered the walls with fabric. There will be 2 windows on each side of the door, but I'll get them in a couple of weeks so couldn't cut the openings yet. There will be no door, just this opening to a small pation garden. Now I'm searching differnt kinds of copper items for the room as well as ornate filigree pieces in rectangular shapes. It's going to be a long search :D

I've done a couple of new flowers to the Toscana garden as well as a gate door, it's still missing the hardware.

The pic is really bad, the flowers on the ground are actually bright red.

And here's the Tosca-corner in the living room :)

sunnuntai 1. elokuuta 2010


My first try with paeonies, quite ok, the leaves are incorrect in shape, but don't have right now the right shaped punch :)

Now off to do some horse stuff, some pics of Toscana garden later on today :)

perjantai 30. heinäkuuta 2010

My orders from Kat and Dale arrived and got the olive tree ready :)

Here's what I had ordered from Kat for Poe house
That black hat is just fabulous, I'll take tomorrow better detailed pics of it. And that parasol in the fron is just perfect for Eleonora :) Sorry, stained the wood part to fit my dark interior :)
And ordered a hat to my Bakery and one to my friend Hanne :)

Kat had put in the package two beautiful doilies, books and a picture frame :) Thank you so much Kat, I love your hats, maybe I need some more :D

And then some more stuff from Dale to Poe house

Monogram pillows E.A.P and Dale had nicely added an O :) The carpet is from Dale, it fits perfectly to the bedroom/study :)
The two other pillows are going to my black and white room - yes, going to do one :D - and Dale had so nicely added these two fabulous pictures, I love them :)

And one more thing to Poe, I couldn't resist this beauty from Cilla/Minst

Isn't it fab? The lovely box behind is from Sans :)

Then the Toscana garden, got some mossing and grassing done and also did a shutter to the window, anyone would like to join for a salad?

And did one zinnia kit, don't know what I did wrong - the kit was supposed to do 9 flowers and I have petals left for at least 15 zinnias more :D

And here's the olive tree, it's full of those damned glue threads - had to use the glue gun as the plastic leaves didn't want to stick with tacky glue.

But we can always think that there's a spider living in the tree or is it a ghost tree?

I for some reason love this pic :)

Now off to start with the peach tree and maybe some more zinnias :)
You all have a wonderful weekend :)

Toscana garden coming together

This is what I've been doing for a couple of days
Lots to do still. I would love to do a pergola with grapewine on the left side where the sofa is right now but have to figure out where to get the leaves, the grapes and wine part is easy. And lots and lots of plants needed, some of the swap flowers are going here and I have app. 20 flower kits to put together :) And need to finish my olive tree and do one peach tree :)

This garden is in the kitchen end, to the other end of the house I'll do app. same sized walled garden, which will have covered dining area and stairs going up to the balcony. And more flowers there, a wisteria is a must on the wall and need some rose climbers also :)

Now off to bed, it's almost 2 am here :)

keskiviikko 28. heinäkuuta 2010

Bowls and olive tree

Here's what I've done today besides sanding the Toscana garden's tiles

The bowls are an experiment, had some clay left over and tried something new. They still have to be painted. The olive tree was fun to make, have been thinking for days how to make it. The trunk and branches are cut from wild blueberry and painted. The olives are small flowermaking things painted and the leaves are cut from artificial plant leaves that are exactly the right color. The tree, the wannabe-lavender and the small garden showel (or whatever) are going to move to Wanda's greenhouse, hope you like them :)

Now off to do some more sanding, I hope that I could do the tiling to the garden today and would love to get the house wall plastered, just need to do an outside light so most probably not going to be done today :D

I've now decided that I'll do a small dragon themed roombox, ordered a fab brass dragon stamping for the wall, that's about all I've decided there is :D Some table is needed also, I'm thinking a Tudor styled one would look fab. Maybe it will be a dragon slayers room :)

And should cut today also the Indian roomboxes walls, just have to decide what's the interior finish on them. And the roof style is already decided but need to do some light before putting it in it's place.

So better to go and do stuff :D

Mouldy fruits by Kiva :D

Look at them! FABULOUS! I can't wait to get them, they are going to look SO fab in Poe's kitchen :D
I just can't get over how real they look and I know that they will be even more fab when I see them IRL :) And look at those worms - I love them!
Thank you Kiva for making them :)

tiistai 27. heinäkuuta 2010

Packages from Glenda, Nikki, Asuka and Small Wonders arrived :) And some little updates on the houses :)

First Glenda, look at ALL THESE minies, I'm just speechless with you my friend, I'll send you another package soon :)
Note the mushrooms from Kiva, they are just amazing. And I love the new shape of Glendas potion bottles and that standing one is just amazing!

Leather, eel skin, tiny leaves, dried grape bibs and laminate samples :)
Veggies and Nikki-stuff :)

Glenda's handmade amazing spiderweb and tons of little pieces I'll sure have fun with :)

A secret diy thing, I'l releaved it later if I manage to finish it :D

Then Nikki, as amazed, again!

Someone is already practicing broom skills :D

And he needs some friends, I'm thinking that a bat would be nice :D

And no, he isn't standing in his poop, just a temporary attachment :D

Gardening stuff :)

Boards, potion and witchy flowers :)
I really need to start building the witch house!

And then Asuka's fabulous minies, I just can't believe those little teabags, didn't open the packages yet so I wont loose them :)
And my order from Small Wonders, check it out, she has wonderful stuff in there :)

And then the houses, got the Indian room floor done

And here's Toscana houses garden with walls

This house is going to be big, don't know where to put it :D After I cut the garden base and put it in the place, I realized that I need to do a small strip of ground around the house and to the other end another little garden - so it's growing :D