Thursday, December 29, 2011

Caterina's Christmas Swap 2011 :D

Wooooohoooooo time to show the swaps exciting was it to take part Thank you Caterina for organising much fun :D
You can see all the participant pictures here.
Dont forget to poke the pictures to make them bigger :D

This is what i made and sent to Sonja:

And this is what i received from Rosa:

They are PERFECT for my French Chateau Thank You so much... The Sconce and the Picture flew straight in there :D

Thanks for looking :D
Linda xxxx

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Merry Christmas from Me to You :D xx

Here's wishing everyone a very Merry Christmas from my French Chateau or Happy whichever kind of Holiday you personally celebrate :D

See you all in 2012 for lots of new miniature projects
Linda :D xxxx

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Busy Busy Busy doing......nothing.....

Well i haven't posted of a month and i haven't done much mini wise either...i seem to be stuck...the Chateau base is having a crisis of what theme it wants so things are put in and taken out again lol 
It's to be a shabby French small apartment maybe for the Laduree cake shop owner.... I'm trying to condense my houses and i need the Shabby Chic theme in there but it just doesn't seem to be happening.....ahhhh well one day the light bulb will go off in my head and i will be at it hammer and tongs :D
Here's a peek at how it is now....the bottom bit...i don't like any of it lol 

So there you have it...a whole load of nothing ....thanks for looking :D
Linda x

Friday, October 28, 2011

arghhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh Blogger!!! :(

Is it just me or is blogger playing up....tried all ways to link a fabulous giveaway from Cinderella Moments but it wont let me upload any pics to the sidebar :(  and so the giveaway link wont work.....doing this post instead lol i cant miss out on the draw now can i :D
Here's the link Drawn on 30th November

Please go and join in she does fabulous work :D Linda xxxx

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Some eyecandy of things i have bought and won recently :D

Just a quick post to show some of the Artisan things i have received lately...just love parcels in the post :D

A fabulous Chest hand painted by Jo its so perfect for the French Chateau :D

Yet MORE Kat Hats...i need to expand again lol :D

Fabulous basket of mushrooms from Nikki :D

And the beautiful rug i won on Katies giveaway...perfect match in the Chateau it :D x

Sunday, October 9, 2011

3 into 1 will go.... An adventure of condensing 3 Wartime projects into one :D

As most of you know i have a tiny shoebox real life my Mam moved in with me = even less room  and so i had to sell alot of my houses to be able to even breathe in here lol

Now... i had a WWII house, a shop and a  bomb shelter with British Resistance hideout combine all 3 into one
It's do-able I WILL do it lol
Here's what i've come up with so far...i quite like how its turning out :D
(Poke the pics for a bigger view)

I need ideas from you ideas people pretty please  :D 

1.  A bigger base? looks a bit cramped?
2. Extend that dividing wall to the ceiling?
3. Ideally i would like to get rid of the attic and lower the floor....without demolishing the whole house does anyone know if its able to be done? limited tools here...and would it look better?

Well now you have homework lol
Thanks for looking and please add any other ideas you might come up with...i'm open to all :D 
Linda x

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Progress on the Witch Tower :D

Playing with landscaping....finally got the Kat Hats to all fit in but i HAD to go and order more ( Grrrrrrr She always makes irresistible Hats!!! love you Kat :D ) So i may need to extend again!!! lol
Anyhoooo here is where i'm up to :) remember to click the pics to see more :D
*adds idea why the first pic wont go bigger its on all the same settings as the second one which will....ahhhhhhhhh Dear Blogger......

Hope you like it so far....beams for the top room ceiling next ...Thanks for looking :D
Linda x

Monday, September 5, 2011

Sidetracked onto a Witchy Tower you do :D

Due to my ever expanding collection of Kat's Hats and my lack of space i decided i needed a small extension to the Witchy house ....lets go up i thought and so i am building a tower to house the hats/brooms/potions/associated Witchyness :D
Heres how i started

And heres where i'm up to....i need to do heaps more yet but thought i'd share my progress ( i see from looking at the picture i need to age the original house more ...isnt it funny how you dont see things while looking at it...only when you see a picture of it!!! ) Anyhoo here it is so far

Hope you like it...poke the pics to make them bigger....and thanks for looking :D 
Linda x

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Cockerinas Summer Swap :)

At last i can post pics of the swap...i was so excited to be involved it was so much fun making and waiting for my surprise in the post :D
Here is what i recieved from Maria Carmen so cute and fabulously made!!!

 And here is what i sent to Ines

Thank you Caterina for organising a great Summer Swap :D 
Linda xxxx

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Update on the French Chateau reno

Been playing with the French Chateau...still at the 'furniture out' stage but its getting there 
It seems to want an old jaded look...hard to do!!!! but fun trying :D
Anyhoo here's a pic on the progress so far
Poke the pic to make it bigger :)
Hope you like it 
Linda x

Monday, July 25, 2011

The Revamping of my second Beacon Hill :D

As some of you know i had 2 Beacon Hill Dollhouses one built in reverse and i back to backed them to make one HUGE house......with my Mam moving in i had to downsize and there was no room to display them as one....what to do? renovate !!!!!
Here is the one i renovated before i started

And here during the madness!!!!

And finally finished? :D
This is as far as i can go without spending any money...I need 22 more of the lone corbel to do the trim then i can age the outside and landscape it....still undecided on the veranda finish so I've left it for now.
Not much in the kitchen yet but this is the fun part :D
So far its a Shabby style Laduree cake shop on the bottom floor and a french style apartment on top...who knows if it will stay like this!!!
Thanks for looking and i hope you like it :)
Linda :D x

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Winner announced yayyyyyyyyyy :D

So many entries!!! woohooo how exciting....who will it be?

Look at you all in the bowl :D ......
I got my Mam to do the draw...she was quietly doing her crossword and i burst into her loungeroom with the bowl and the camera :D
And the winner is..............................................
 Quite appropriate dont you think seeing as my Mammy drew it :D
Please email me your address and i'll get your prize posted as soon as possible

Thanks to all who entered and once again thanks for looking :D
Linda x

Monday, June 13, 2011

Giveaway time :D

I had such a fabulous response to my post about my 1/144th mini mill i decided to give the 2nd kit away to one of my fabulous blogger friends :D

Just pop me a comment on this post if you would like to be in the draw....I will draw it on 4th July....a link on your blog would be most appreciated but not necessary to be entered :)
Good luck to all who enter...yayyyyyyyyyyyyy 
Thanks for looking :D Linda x

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Alennka's giveaway arrived :D

woohoooooo Alennka's giveaway arrived today along with lots of surprises!!!! thank you so much i love them all!!!! :D Linda x

Friday, June 3, 2011

Exhausted but its all done!!

As some of you may know my Mam (80) is moving in with me...its been a very busy few weeks but i'm glad to say she is now all moved in and we have 90% of her things all set up and put away...been to clean her old house today and i'm exhausted!!! lol but all is i can start to resume my mini's!!! yayyyyyyyyyyyy i've missed crafting and creating and all the goss on the blogs!!! 
Here's me and me Mam on her 80th/Mothers Day this year :D
Thanks for looking :D
Linda x

Monday, May 16, 2011

On a roll with a mini Shabby 1/ tiny! :D

When Greenleaf Dollhouses had their 2009 Spring Fling competition everyone that entered recieved a 1/144th size copy of the entry kit....mine has sat unmade since!
Today i was inspired to make it up and decorate it just like The Shabby Chic Cottage :D
Its so small!!! but loads of fun to do...I think its cute hope you like it :D

Thanks for looking :D Linda x

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Playing with the Shabby Chic Cottage :)

I've been playing around with The Shabby Chic Cottage this weekend :D 
As most of you know I'm downsizing my Dollhouses and my Real Life house and am losing 2 rooms so that my Mam can move in with me :D
Sooooooooooooooooooooooooo as a result I sold the big Shabby Chic house and moved it into the little cottage....I think its looking cute....still a ways to go yet but its fun trying to fit it all in!!!! I have plenty of spaces for little shabby treasures as I find them too...yayyyyyyyyy

Ooooooooooooooooooo and the Shabby Tea Salon has moved into one of the shops below the Beacon Hill Extravaganza....this behemoth I am having to separate into 2 separate houses...sad but will stay old and Victorian the other i will bash into a French Chateau...I've ordered Lea's book!!!!!! cant wait to start on this huge project...should keep me busy for a while :D
Thanks for looking Linda x

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Its here!!!

My Mothers day swap organised by Dale is here!!! thank you so much Rosanna i love it!!!!
 Doesnt it look so perfect in the Shabby Chic House!!! ooooooooo and as you can see in my downsizing the Shabby house has moved into the house of the tea salon which in turn has moved into a shop under the Beacon Hill lol
 And this is my swap i sent to Marlies....the whole swap was a fab exciting! thank you Dale for organising it :D x

Thanks for looking :D Linda x

Monday, May 2, 2011

At last pictures of the fabulous Giveaways i have won :D

Sorry I'm a bit late with the pictures...been busy cleaning and downsizing a lot of my things both in mini and real life in readiness for my Mam coming to live here with me  :D
Here at last are the pictures of the most fabulous giveaways i won last month :D

The Mrs Beetons cook book i got from Francois  its divine!!!!!

Victoria's green cabinet and potion bottles in the bedroom and bathroom the pictures do them no justice!!! and Marieke's  fabulous purple witchy things in the them!!! i made some cushions out of some of the fabric she sent too :D
I"m collecting quite a few things from different fabulous Artisans now yayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy how exciting!!!

Thanks for looking.... i'm off to clear out some more dont we collect alot of useless objects over the years lol 
Linda x

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Downsizing :D

I'm downsizing my dollhouse collection as my Mam is moving in and i need the space!!! i'm listing on Australian ebay if anyone is interested....i can post the small things overseas ...the postage will be more than whats quoted just message me if your interested :D
 unfortunately the houses can only be picked up as they are too heavy to post....thanks for looking :D follow the look at my other items link to see whats still listing so check back often :D x

Friday, April 22, 2011

Happy Easter to all my friends :D xxx

I've been busy downsizing my dollhouse collection as it was taking over lol and this week it has been decided that my Mam will be moving in with me in around 2 months time so just as well i already started the clear out!!!
So now i am in panic mode!!! I am a hoarder who can live with a bit of dust and a few dishes in the sink...Mam is a chucker outerer, a serial cleaner and washes your plate before you've even finished eating lol...Happy Days ahead...... i think? 
The move will be good for us both  once we have settled into it :D
I've recieved  the giveaways i won in the mail this week...fabulous things!!! yayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy and will take some pics for you all soon...just got to keep cleaning and cleaning and cleaning lol

Happy Easter to you all  
thanks for looking :D Linda x