Thursday, December 30, 2010

Sunday, December 19, 2010

What a great day!!! :D

I have had a wonderful day today....the kids went out so i was on my own...yayyyyyyyyyyy...i cleaned and tidied the craft room...i can see floor!!! and desktop!!!! 
I emptied some houses and stored them...such a cleansing feeling!!!
I played with minis and worked on the New Shabby Chic Tea Salon which has moved into a much smaller home and is looking cute :)
What a great day!!!!!!!! :D
Heres a peek at the new look Tea Salon ...still much to do :)
Linda x



Sunday, December 12, 2010

Merry Christmas everyone :D

Yes its nearly here again!!! i'm so disorganised this year however i'm sure it'll be alright on the night as they say :D

My thoughts are turning to 2011 and the things i'd like to achieve....such a long list but if i get a few things crossed off i'll be happy :)

1. the usual losing of weight...prolly not going to happen
2. giving up smoking....another non event i suspect...7 a day for my sanity isnt too bad? is it?
3. saving money...ok ok theres no way that will happen either :P

Now to the more achievable list :)

4. open an ETSY shop...make 2 of what i make now for my own use miniatures and sell one :)
5. consolidate the dollhouses.... :( sad but  neccessary i have so many in a tiny space its getting abit oppressive
6. work on quality not quantity of the houses themselves and the stuff i have in them
7. redecorate my real life house
8. work on edging my last darling left at home out into the big wide world in order to....
9. have a huge nicely decorated craft room 
and last but not least...
10. Be happy and healthy :D 

Ok i feel better now...i've written it down and now can forget all about it :P
Anyone else thinking of 2011 yet?
Linda x
EDIT: ...i have JUST found out that theres a miniature shop 50 minutes drive from me selling...Dollshouse Emporium kits!!!! This is NOT a good start to my culling of houses!!!! They have my dream house...The Fairbanks...in stock!! arghhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh
http://fairymeadowminiatures.com.au/shop/fair-banks-kit-p68190.html
 




Saturday, December 4, 2010

We have a winner yayyyyy :D

Thank you to all 57!!! friends who left comments and entered my little giveaway :)
Drumroll........................................ and the winner is.................................................

ALENNKA...woohoooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo :D
Congratulations :) please email me your address and i'll post your goodies to you :)
Thank you again everyone :D
Linda x

Thursday, December 2, 2010

woohooo i have won!!!

I have won a giveaway...how exciting!! such cuteness :P 



I think i chose the pink chalet...or maybe the church...oooooooooo they are all so cute it wont matter :D yayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy
Linda x

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Witchy Corner :)

Not content with a Witches house i'm going wild and doing a whole witchy corner!!! its addictive!!! There will be the house, a witchy/wizardy shop and a potting sheddy thingy lol ....Heres the start of it :D





Dont forget to enter my giveaway..only a few days left :D
Linda x

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Steampunk Christmas wreath :)

I'm playing with Christmas decorations today...ooooooo looooook shiney things :D
Made a Steampunk wreath for Sprocketts Steampunk Emporium's door....which i really MUST paint!! this attention span of a gnat is so annoying sometimes hahahaha
Anyhoo heres where i'm up to with the Beacon Hill shops too...3 nearly done...3 to go :D
The xmas shop door wreath is by Patty...a little surprise popped in with the ornament swap :) love it!!! 
http://patty-petit-orphelin.blogspot.com/

Hope you like them :D
Linda x


Sunday, November 14, 2010

100 follower giveaway :D

wow that crept up fast!!! 103 followers to date...thank you all so much :) xx
In appreciation i've put together a small giveaway...my lovely followers just leave a comment on this post to be in the draw...i'll do a special drawing on my partners birthday December 3rd...he will love to draw the winner :P wont you Colin :)
Thank you all again...its so nice to be in blogland :D
Linda x
Now closed ...thank you :)

Friday, November 12, 2010

Christmas Ornament Swap :D

woohoooooooooooooo i received my ornament swap from Patty!!!!! http://patty-petit-orphelin.blogspot.com/ wowsers its fabulous!! i'm so lucky!!!! thank you Patty i'm over the moon with it...definately staying out on show all year round in my shabby chic dining room :D xxx
Thank you to Marsha for organising the swaps...its been such fun roll on 1st december and we get to see all the swaps on the virtual tree http://sassyminidolls.blogspot.com/ :D

Monday, November 8, 2010

too many projects :)

I thought i'd update where i'm at on all the things i'm doing at once...this leads to not much progress on anything even though i'm busy all the time doing something...if that makes sense lol
Beacon Hill Extravaganza.....3 of the 6 shop fronts are coming along..need to make a decision in the door colours and the bottom of the windows
Witches house...... well this is done apart from the constant adding of witchy type things :)


 Shabby Chic house..... still adding bits and pieces but its fun making things...oooooo and the renaisance mice moved in while their half scale house is being built :)


Half scale scratch build....hmmmm this house is frustrating!! i cant seem to get going with it....the inside is giving me trouble i just cant decide on anything...its back on the shelf :P maybe i just dont like 1/24th :)

 anyhoo this is where i'm at on my many projects :D
Linda x



Sunday, November 7, 2010

cute :P

I saw this on Marja's blog http://marjabalvers.blogspot.com/ and thought i'd share seeing as it was so cute!!
Women are Angels, And when someone breaks our wings.... We simply continue to fly......... On a broomstick... We are flexible like that! 
 
i'll be busy this weekend getting a giveaway together :D Watch this space!! 
Linda x

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

I have won a giveaway!! woohoooo!!!

i have won first place in Genevieve's giveaway!!! woohoooo how exciting!!! i never win anything!!!
thank you so much  i cant wait for them to arrive all the way from France!  :D
Linda x
http://genevieveminiacollection.blogspot.com/

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

They are here!!!


They have arrived safe and sound :D oooo myyyy they are so darling i can hardly breathe!!! Thank you to Julie at Cottage Kitty Miniatures
Here they are outside their new half scale home i had come to a standstill with...now i need to finish it for them :D
Linda x

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Happy Halloween...sort of :P

heres the inside of my witchy house so far....closest thing to halloween i think i'm doing this year :)
still lots to do i havent even got a cat or even a broom yet hahahaha
can you spot Kats hat and shoes? and Nikki's pumpkin things?
HAPPY HALLOWEEN EVERYONE :D
Linda x


Sunday, October 24, 2010

My witchy house....as if i need any more projects!!!

heres the story in a nutshell...... 
About 2 years ago a friend of mine sent me the parts to a scratch built cottage she'd cut out but lost interest in ....i finished it....it sat in the craft room not talking to me....i was planning gardens for the Beacon Hills and decided it would be a great idea to use parts of the cottage to add interest...i rip it all to bits...hated it in the said gardens (the space is  now where i'm doing the shops  lol ) ....was starting to do a witchy shop...hated that too!!! i decide i need a witch's house instead... and so.....went to bed at midnight...couldnt sleep...got up and spent the next 3 hours sticking the cottage together again with a 2'' extension in the middle....this is normal behaviour right?
Today i have been fixing her up, painting and starting to landscape...my witch is 'nice' so she needs a few flowers maybe a small herb garden....
Anyhoo here is where i'm up to
Hope you like it :D
Linda x


Friday, October 22, 2010

Happy Birthday to me :D

Besides being spoilt rotten this year i bought myself some birthday presents


This set is by the fabulous Kat you can see how i couldnt resist!!


and these little special renaissance mice are by Julie ...they called my name and i HAD to have them!!! 

 I cant wait till they both arrive in the post
Linda x


Friday, October 15, 2010

New stock for Sprocketts Steampunk Emporium :D

Here's a better pic of some of the Steampunk things i've made :D
I've got so many projects going at once its ridiculous lol
I do like my little  flower...so cute in a steampunky kinda way :D
Linda x

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Switched projects and started the Beacon shops....as ya do :P

I needed a change so i'm tinkering with the 6 shops which will be under the Beacon Hill's 3 on each side.
1st one is "Sprocketts" a Steampunk Emporium....i had made some Steampunk things a while back and have been making more to stock the shop....not sure about the wallpaper yet so its not stuck down :P...just ideas for now :)
Thank you Sharon from Plumrose Lane  for the pic tips...much better :D

Poke the pics to see more detail :D


Linda x

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Where i'm up to :)

This is where i'm up to with the shabby house...bit of a different direction...going total shabby chic :)  i need to make my mind up and stick to it!! but...what the house wants the house gets :D
lots more accessories to make but the layout is sorta decided...maybe :)
Linda x
 still cant organise the pics on here  i gotta research how to do it :)
Click to see them bigger x

Friday, September 24, 2010

French Blue Kitchen :D

Starting the kitchen...i need soooooooooooooooo many more 'bits' !!!!! but i suppose thats all part of the fun in finding cute little accessories
Linda x

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Starting the lounge decor

What fun this house is!!! I've been making some things and rehabbing furniture i have to hand...this is the start of the lounge decor...i'll probably age a few bits but thought i'd share what i've done so far :D
Poke the pic to see it better
Linda x

Monday, September 20, 2010

She's ready for her furnishings :)

Here she is...my rehab who in a past life was the WWII house :)
She sat all forlorn... unloved... unseen and empty in my craft room but now she has a new 'coat' and will go in my RL shabby chic dining room :D
I'm leaving the front off this one...a sort of display home for something a bit different.
Now for the fun bit...i'm going to make or redo all her furnishings and accessories from things i already have to hand....well...maybe i might 'have to have' a few new bought pretties :P
Bring on the colour!!! Her look will be old and faded meets shabby chic...how excitement!!!
Poke the pic to see more of her :P
Linda x

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Tinkering with things for my new project

I have a new project :D yayyyyyyy 
Well actually its one of my old houses i'm rehabbing...but its still a new project right? :D
Anyways i had the urge to make some little bits n bods in readyness
I made the lamp and shade and the picture is of my mam and me when i was little :) the big frame will have a mirror in it...when i can locate the 'bargain have to have' mirrors i bought a while back :P
Hope you enjoy the pic :)
Linda x