zondag 2 november 2014

An in between update

Hello Friends and Followers,

A quick "hello" to let you know I have by no means forgotten you.

First: a very big THANK YOU for the sweet and comforting words you have sent me after my last post (I'm not naming names, you know who you are).
I had no idea how comforting this would be but it was and is of great comfort to me and I cherish your friendship even more.

Over here we make slow progress in handling all the paperwork that has to be done.
Figuring out the legislation, checking and double checking takes a lot of time because a lot of it changed a couple of years ago and there is not much  actual info found on the subject on the web; plus, it's not something you are used to do. But we're getting there.

I have not done anything miniature-related since my last post and still do not feel like working on anything mini yet; however I did came up with an idea for a new room.
Maybe I will try to work on that on the side when I get back into minis again, or maybe I'll save it for last because there will be no room in the house that has this many different handmade thingies in it
But it is a room that will put your fantasy to work :D.

Then again there's always an overload of plans in my head but a shortage of mini-time in real life,
so what comes out usually is a compromise; well, we'll see if this leads to anything and if it leads to anything: to what?!

I've been doing some knitting and felting (no mini) and that seduced me to looking up needle felting
pictures; let's say it was very Pinteresting ;).
Would love to get to be a better needle-felter.
So, maybe I'll try to do needle felting of some sort again.
If not for anything else, it is a great way of releasing stress and agression and still get something done.

In short, not back yet but no doubt the mini virus will strike again.
Hope you all are doing not just well but great!
Big hugs to you all of you, my dear friends,


zondag 6 april 2014

Finally: The bedchamber -unfurnished

Hello All,

First of all I'm happy to  inform you that my computer problems are solved.
Or they seem to be.
Keeping my fingers crossed.
Now I am able to comment on your blogs again so brace yourself ;)

Many thanks to those of you who waited and waited ....and waited some more to see the pictures of the bedchamber, please accept my apologies it took me so long.

And now...... tadaaaaaa... here it is:

This is the front view, the door to the left in the back wall gives access to a small
walk in closet.

The back of the closet is not connected to anything, it just stands against the wall.
Once filled that way the closet can be easily opened from within the powder room to show it's content.

View from one of the right room windows:

The bed is going to be in the blank space in the middle.

Opposite side:

Once the curtains hang you won't see that ugly hooks anymore.

The cherubs are in pairs, a boy and a girl, although some fell off at the opening side and have to be re-glued.
My family weapon is up there as well, and my own children are in a way present in this room: They are in some of the paintings. Other tiny things they gave me over the years will find a place here too.

The panels in the back wall next to the doors may be there temporarily.
I am working on 2 mini paintings picturing my kids when they were little in 18th century clothing.
If they look any good once finished, maybe I will put them up there.
Just a thought to make the room even more personal.

The powder room is nothing more than a small creme box so I'll show you new pics of bedchamber and powderroom when furnished.

That is the next thing I will be working on, furnishing and
decorating these rooms. That can take a while though, since I have a lot planned for this summer, not mini related.

As I have removed the last blogpost due to the awful pics I have put up there, again a pic of the ceiling, more for my own documentation, really :)

I decided not to use a lot of the moulds I've made, the cherub faces and the roses were a bit too much to my liking.

Thanks for being my guest on this little tour, looking forward to seeing what you
have been up to!

Take care,