5 August 2013
31 May 2013
Made a few more flowers, they always cheer me up when I need it.
Here are some Hellebores a kit by Pascale Garnier.
And of course with spring some pansies made from scratch and not a kit.
I have a row of pansies at the front of the house planted and they inspired me to make these.
Thank you for visiting , hope these made you smile too!
9 April 2013
16 February 2013
I would like to thank everybody for all your suggestions, it was too difficult for me to choose,
so I let my girls pick the name.
OK after much deliberation by my three daughters they decided that the name should be
Whiskers by Indy_Poppy
these plants are ready to travel to you!
I also decided to pick two more people , so picked the first two to comments
these Hydrangeas in the grey planter go to Lady Jane
and the vase with the pink Hydrangeas go to Lina
please contact me with you snail mail addies :)
In the picture here are the recently upholstered chair with fabric from Susan Bembridge
and Ceramics by Elizabeth Causeret
So from me and Whiskers
Have a wonderful weekend!
30 January 2013
This lovely kitty needs a name, its made bySarah Hendry
I would love suggestions, they can be left in the comments.
This is a new project I am working on. I am slowly unpacking my miniatures and having some fun again. However the big dolhouses are still wrapped up warmily :) in the garage.
The wallpaper is by SUSAN BEMBRIDGE DESIGNS
The glass by GLASSCRAFT
Those that leave name suggestions will have a chance to win the two plants pictured here.
The winners will be announced on February 14th.
You can enter as many names as you like.
looking forward to the names,
19 January 2013
26 September 2012
There are so many videos on youtube on miniatures, I found this one this week, its wonderful to see more and more online as they are very few.
24 August 2012
Just a little tease, still a lot to do, still a few decisions to make but generally I have an idea where it is going. Mostly inspired by my mothers garden and the Greek plants you see blooming and smiling at you! In the image above you see a corner and a few plants to add colour, these are sunflowers, Imperial fritillaria, unfinished poppies and two lovely trees from Margaret from a swap we did.
And a little embroidery that started in 2002.
This year I only added the background and framed it.
31 July 2012
I have been playing with making flowers again, I always love doing this. I have the huge garden for the manor that needs many flowers to fill. For various reasons this project has not progressed. One of which is that I wasnt sure if I should change the walls. They are covered with paper but I would rather I made the walls with paper clay. This however takes loads of time and with four children to look after, time is limited. Anticipation is a great motivator though....
With little space to store plants for the manor garden, I decided to make plants that are in pots, most will be on etsy.
Some are my designs others are kits. Some of my favourite flower kits are from Pascale Garnier and Georgina Steeds, both highly recommended. In this picture you can see the Fritillaria Imperialis, which I made for the first time many years ago, It felt good to make them again :) The Hydrangeas were made with the wonderful lessons over the years from Barb Plevan, an amazing artist, she sells her flowers every now and then at etsy, lately she has many paintings which are also a testiment to her limitless talent.
The daffodils are my design with techniques taught by Barb and the primrose is from a Pascale kit.
Daylight is photography's best friend!
UPDATE: this is the garden for the manor mentioned in this post.
PS thank you for everyone for entering the quarter scale giveaway, last day is Sunday to enter.