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I'm married to Kev, just two of us left at home, all kids are couples now and happy.

Monday, 28 March 2011

Today is the day

I am pleased to show you my second tiger skin rug, I finished stitching it last night, it's smaller than the first, I will finish it today and put it in the study.

Thank you every one for your comments on my give away blog, it was the most comments I have ever had on one post.
So after 3 years of writing about my house and mini projects, I am pleased to have my give away ready,

Fingers crossed

You are all in the box, twice if you linked me to your blog, after a good shake of the box

The winners are

Winner = Bea at b-e-i-s

Runner up = Sonia at http://minitink.blogspot.com/

send me your address and your gifts will be sent to you.

Please also wish Daisy at http://miniaturasdaisy.blogspot.com/
a happy birthday, sorry you did not win today

I have had so much fun, watch this space, I intend to have another rug to give away in the summer, I have made all the rugs I need for my house but love stitching them.

Sunday, 27 March 2011

Knit one?

We have had family staying for the weekend, and as a result, I had to move my bookcase full of my craft books, so this afternoon we put the bookcase back, I have been sorting my books and look what I have found.I love anything with lace on, I did try and do some tatting, but as yet I have not mastered it, so I brought this book of knitted lace, it's not a new book, infact it was reprinted in 1990, inside is a great miniature bed set, I do like the top lace, and this would look good on my half tester bed in the main bed room, I feel a trip for thin knitting cotton coming up.
Tomorrow I will be finding out who has won my blog giveaway for the Tiger skin rug and other items. I am pleased to say I will finish my second tiger skin rug tonight, this is for the study of Somerset House.
I hope your weekend has been as fun filled as ours,
and you too have seen the warm sun shine.

Monday, 14 March 2011

On line minature show

I have been making books for the nursery in the attic, I not sure yet how I am going to have this, I do want daybeds in there, but thought there should be a few books.

Books are very easy, if you can get some thin paper, I have had mine for years, it's a thin parchment paper and not white. As for my books, I was looking on the net for some old books and found a site that list "out of print" books, I looked in the children's section and found they showed some pages from each book. so I was naughty, and printed a couple of books, scaled them down and then made them up. For best results I only have 3 or 4 double pages. just fold them stick them together and add a plain cover, you can choose the cover colour. Mine are the true colours of the books
I have added both books to my prizes, yep I have sorted so much I have decided to have a second gift, please add a comment on my post "Time for a giveaway" to have a chance of winning. I will draw the names on Monday 28th.

I am going to be busy this weekend, there is an on line show going on over the weekend, with loads of sellers, from around the world, if you want to be a part of it, you need to register here and they will send you a password to enter the show. Sounds great fun, and maybe a bit expensive.

Please add comments on post Time for a giveaway

Monday, 7 March 2011

Time for a giveaway

I started this blog on 28th March, 2009, and with 154 followers. I love my doll's house and was so very pleased to find so many other's who felt the same. I always adore reading what you have brought, made, and your ideas for your projects.
I also love cross stitching and have made most of the rugs for my house. I use loads of books and the smaller the better.

I have now finished the Tiger Skin rug, it does look good in my house, But, I will stitch myself another, the rug is the first part of my giveaway.

Please note the furniture is not part of my giveaway, it's there to show the size of the rug.

I am also adding the booklet below, it has some good rug patterns,
I have other items in my giveaway, but as we all love surprises, I'm not going to tell you any more,

To have a couple of chances, please follow the guidelines below
  • You must be a follower of this site and leave a message on this post.
  • For a second chance, please post this giveaway on your blog with a link back to here.
  • I will make the draw on Monday 28th March
That's all there is to it, good luck.
I have had a good week on e-bay, I sorted loads of craft books, I no longer use, and sold 16 out of 18, which is a good result, I have to get to the post office this morning and send all the books which have been paid for. I was good, with loads of money in my Paypal account I did not go shopping. But I don't know how long that will last.

Saturday, 5 March 2011

Ralph Keemar

I don't buy magazines anymore, I have so many in my stash, and alot of things whilst nice to read, do not help towards the building of my house. My favorite magazine has always been Dollshouse World, I was browsing in W H Smith's yesterday, and looked at this months issue.

I was so pleased to see this article on Ralph's shop and flat, I have never met Ralph, but when his shop was featured a couple of years ago,Issue 146, I was impressed by his standard of work, he made the shop as a stand alone box, but always promised he would make a flat to go above. I was very keen to see how it would look. Ralph does not buy much, he makes most of what you see, and he is very good!
This copy will go on my bookshelf with the copy with his shop in, they are too good to be stored in a drawer with all the other copies.

I have been listing loads of my dollhouse books on e-bay, I have so many, and alot of them I have finished with, so I thought I would see if they would sell. The one's that don't sell I will take to our local Sue Rider shop, it's a charity shop, but they sell dollshouses. But don't worry I still have loads of books left. I can't live without books for me to read and use.

I have not forgot I have promised a giveaway, I want to finish my Tigerskin rug as part of the goodies, so watch this space sometime next week I will reveal all.


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