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

Thursday, 23 February 2012

Vote for Otterine

Last July I posted about a site I thought truly great, Brae is a perfectest, her work stunning you can see from her blog here she keeps her blog just for her miniature work, and explains in simple terms with loads of photo's.
The awards are running again for the best miniature blog and you can cast your vote here, please visit and cast your vote and I will keep my fingers crossed for Brae

This is my 100 post, I do not post as much about my miniatures as I do about my stitching but I have a love for both.

I am for my 100 post having a giveaway with a difference, this is to thank my 217 followers for their loyal support,comments and help over the 3 years I have been here so please do not tell anyone on your blog, I'm not after more followers who want to win something , just leave a comment here, if you would like a kit, you have to make it your self, it's for the garden or the street outside your house, it's a small tree kit, I will leave this until 1st March, when I will select the winner and show you what you have won, I am happy to post anywhere in the world.

PS Christine who won the rug I made in August it's still here waiting for you, my e-mail is on my profile page, I need your address.

Good luck.

Sunday, 19 February 2012

Attic space and bedrooms...............

 I have sorted furniture for the maids room, many items I have had for ages, the iron bed and the bed cover has been waiting a couple of years for this room to go together, Fliss gave me the wash stand, and the bonnet was purchased a couple of years ago, I have always wanted this bonnet to be on show as the maids most prized possession. The room is made smaller by not having the full depth, I have another fake wall at the back, with a rag rug on the floor, I won't have much more to add here

This is going to be a nursery room with day beds in, but as you can see I have to buy/make alot to go in this room, the beds I want older than 1820, I want these to be from the parents time.
 On the floor below, I have change to daughter's room, I have moved the bed to the other wall and took the drawers from the green room, these fit in the corner, I still need to dress this room, the daughter is grown up and has visited Paris, which she loved.
 I have put both these pieces in here, both made by the same local craftsman, and both correct for the period, I am still looking for a nice hip bath, I am happy to wait until I find a nice enough one, which I can afford. I have a bath with claw foots I put in for now, which is totally incorrect.
 The master green room, I have not done much with, I have put the desk to the back of the room, I love the green bench seat, which now we can see more. I also have the bigger chest of drawers near the door, this is another hand made piece, which should be at the front where we can see it, but I love the sea chest, and that looks better in front.
There is a good show in April, down in The New Forest, I hope to be well enough to go, so now I have a list of things I would like to get, and I can feel a visit to a couple of local shops.

This is my 99th post, so I will have a give away for my followers next time, I have a kit in mind, if you are up for a challenge.

Watch this space.

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