zaterdag 17 december 2011

Giveaway!

Finally found the time to finish my giveaway.
First I would like to say welcome to:

Anne.Mordant
Craftland
Amary
Cote

Now about my giveaway.
Rules are:
* be a follower
* leave a comment on this post
* it would be nice if you published it on your blog
* you can enter until January 2nd 00:00 CET
* winner will be announced on the 3rd

This is what you can win:


Good luck!

dinsdag 13 december 2011

Welcome

A warm welcome to my new followers and  a big thank you to all of my followers. Amazing that you are still willing to follow me, it is very silent at my blog at this moment!!!!

My new followers are:
Wendy P.
Eloisaggranados
Mindymax
Valéria (she has more blogs)
Cristina F.
Elena Alde
Fiona Presland (congratulations on starting your blog, hope to see your work soon!)
John
Wilga
Rosa (she has another blog)
Jeannette Fishwick
María Jose Laso (she has another blog)
Carlos Mota
Maria de los Angeles Mendez Gomez
Pepper
Gleise
C Gomez
karmabutik
And I just found out that Becky has a blog. I had welcomed her before, but I think she didn´t have a blog at that time.

picture from http://www.mtharmony.net/

I wish you all a blessed Christmas and all the best for 2012!

P.S. I will post my giveaway at the end of the week (I hope).

donderdag 3 november 2011

Arnhem 29/10

Last saturday I went to the dollshousefair in Arnhem, together with my mother and my two daughters.
We have had a very nice day.
I have met Peiwen. What a lovely lady she is! It was very nice to meet you in person Peiwen.
This is what I bought from her (click on the pictures to see the incredible details!!!) :


 and she gave me this (Thank you Peiwen):


 I also met Carol and her husband Tomas. How nice to finally meet the people behind the beautiful paper kits! I have bought some cupcake wrappers and they are delightful.


Other purchases are:


a beautiful cakestand from Elena;


some 1:144 houses, 3 from http://petiteproperties.blogspot.com/ and 1 from http://www.templewoodminiatures.co.uk/;


a mould from Ria Odijk;


food from Amanda Speakman;


a double sink from Jacomine;


and 4 kits from Sylvia.
I also bought some cheap stuff from Heidi Ott and a few little bits.
So you can say it was a succesful day. Now I have to find the time, energy and inspiration to do some mini-ing again.
I will be having a giveaway in the near (I hope) future to celebrate my 600+ followers. You are all very welcome. I will welcome you properly in the next post!

dinsdag 6 september 2011

Welcome!


A warm welcome to all my new followers:

cornmaiden152
Laurene
amy_fletcher
Tamara
Lori Wynant
miniaturas_eduardofelipe
Hilsu
Caraloo (she has more links)
Eliana Martins
Doortje
Patrizia
Anda
Anna
Sandra
Minteriors
Ivana Noelia Paez
Lilacsmell
Kati
Juliette
Carolina Leonardo
Marta Riviera

I hope you will enjoy reading (not so often these days :-() my blog!

We have been back from our holiday in Denmark for two weeks now. We had a good time in a beautiful country but the weather was less nice.


One beautiful picture taken at Den Gamle By. It´s an old city in the middle of Aarhus with a lot of inspirational scenes for people who love old buildings and interiors (like me).
The kids are back to school, so I should be able to do some mini-ing again ;-)

Before our holiday I had bought some pretty things for my bathshop (see pictures, they are gorgeous!)




They are bought from Tanja Verlaek. She sells her beautiful minis on a dutch site.

Have a nice day!

vrijdag 29 juli 2011

Won and swap!

It has been a while ago that I won Carolyn´s giveaway.


The photo doesn´t look as nice as it looks in real life. It is very beautiful! Thanks Carolyn.

Peiwen had suggested a swap between us and has send me her beautiful artichokes and kiwis. I have seen them more in blogland :-) They are great!
Here is a picture:


Now I have to do my part of the deal, but that will take a while!

maandag 6 juni 2011

Thank you ...

Sionchi for giving me the sunshine award.

maandag 16 mei 2011

Update and welcome

It has been a while since I posted.
My family and I have been on a holiday in the UK (guess where :-)). We have spend a week in a beautiful cottage in Kent and we had a week with a lot of rest and beautiful weather. How much did we need that!



I have more followers to welcome:

Ela Witt
Heidi (she has a new blog)
Carmen
Ann
Brandy Rose
Marisa
CrisColás
Kate
Pei Li

You are all very welcome! A beautiful flower (picture taken in the gardens of Sissinghurst) for you:

donderdag 28 april 2011

Welcome and news


A warm welcome to all my new followers:

Erika
Harriet
Dina.Saukko
Catymariposina
Kia
Sel-miss
Chris V.
Georgie Steeds
Caroline
minisonja
Anarniel
Paloma
Toñi Gago
Ilona
Arantza Martin
Maria Ireland
Maria L.
Sionchi
Juliana
Alessandra
Diny
Dave Williams
Mona
Pilar Garcia
Rosalee
Jennifer Rydell
Carmen
Lies
Eliane Accioly
Cherryv33
Freubs
Sjoukje
Kunne
Juli
Irena
RiS
Manfred Bartsch

I hope you will enjoy following my blog. It is a bit quiet now, real life is very busy :-(

Recently I had bought some food on etsy by Amanda. I didn´t show it yet. It is so beautiful and looks so real, you would almost eat it!



Take a look at her delicious food! She has a website too.

zaterdag 9 april 2011

Winner!

The winner of my giveaway is:


 

Grace (treefeathers).
Congratulations! Would you email me your address so I can send the giveaway to you?
Thank you all for your participation, your great support and the compliments you make about my work :-)

Have a nice weekend!

woensdag 6 april 2011

For my dad

A few weeks ago my dad turned 64. He told me last year that he would like to have his garage (he has a very large garage where he works on his hobby: restoring classic cars) in miniature. I didn´t copy it exactly (it would have been a large building then :-)) but made a roombox with a few things in it.
It took a lot of time, but my dad is worth it. It is not as messy as his real garage, but maybe he will start cleaning his real garage :-).





Have a nice day!

vrijdag 25 maart 2011

Welcome, giveaway, finished a kit

Welcome to my new followers:

...........
Judith Smith
zuzamka
natanqa
paperina
chedeb5353
Victoria
Jaana
Heidi
Valbuena Miniaturas
Eva
Beatriz Martin
Taina
Isabel
Villiviini
Lula Miniland
Heli
Jenny
Marver
Stan
Sherry Raines


I won a giveaway by Peiwen. I chose the square plate mold. Peiwen gave me some useful hints and I hope to try it someday :-)
Her plates are looking great, so if I can manage to let mine look a little bit like hers they will be fine.

I love all the kits Sylvia is selling. I have already ordered a lot of them, but have just finished one of them :-(  Time is scarce.
Below is a picture of three shabby stools made out of a kit she recently put up for sale. I have put a very small Dala horse (1,1 cm tall) on top of them, so you can see that the stools are not very big!



Have a nice day!

donderdag 17 maart 2011

Welcome and giveaway

A warm welcome for my new followers:

Marina (la belle cuisine)
Marian
Monica Roberts (cuisle west)
(guirault)claude
Magda
Mary
Pamela (1OakArts)
Penni (MrsPitStop)
Miranda
Gadea (Yolanda)

I hope you like my blog :-)

The giveaway is ready! I made a small House of Miniatures kit and turned it into a ´swedish´ chest of drawers. It is grey with a `marble´ top and the drawers are covered with floral paper.




All you have to do is:
1. be a follower (make sure you are)
2. comment on this post
3. I would love it if you would put a link to my giveaway on your blog, but it is not required :-)

You can enter until April 9th 12.00 (a.m.) and the draw will be made the same day.

dinsdag 8 maart 2011

Window screen tutorial

In July 2010 I showed you the windowscreen I made for my Thirties House. Catherine asked me if I could write a tutorial about how it is made. It has taken a (long) while, but here it is :-)

You need:
* scoubidou string
* iron wire (about 0,4 mm)
* superglue
* fabric (net)
* woodstain or paint in any colour you like
* gesso
* pattern for making the shape of your windowscreen

First you make a pattern of the shape you like.
I searched the internet for a photo of a windowscreen I liked and made it 1:12th scale.
Like this one:


I made a drawing of the shape on the paper:



Put the iron wire in the scoubidou string:



and start making the shape:



When you are satisfied glue the ends together. Then make some short pieces for the ´legs´ of the screen:



After it has dried you can paint it with gesso (I use 2 layers to cover the string):



When the gesso is dry you can give your screen a coat of woodstain (that´s what I did), but you can also use any colour of paint you wish:



Cut some (net) fabric and glue onto the screen:



When the glue has dried cut along the lines of the screen:



and stain or paint the ends (of the fabric) again:



And you will have a windowscreen ;-)



What is scoubidou?

I quote from wikipedia: scoubidou threads are supple, round and hollow plasticized PVC tubes usually about 80 centimetres in length. They are sold in various colours, sizes and types, and are used to make various items by binding them together with special knots. On account of their elasticity and hollow cross-section — which allow them to collapse and deform when pulled — they can easily form extremely tight and stable knots. Key chains, friendship bands and other trinkets are most commonly woven, although more complicated shapes and figures can also be created.

Other names are (again according to wiki):
Gimp, Scoubi, Scoobie, Boondoggle, or Lanyard

I hope the tutorial was clear enough. If you have any questions feel free to ask.
And once you have tried scoubidou I think you will see more possibilities to use them.

maandag 7 maart 2011

Bottles and swap with Caterina


Last week I have bought some bottles from Hanneke. She makes the most beautiful bottles, so I couldn´t resist to add a few more to my bottle collection :-)

I received my package from Caterina last Saturday. She has spoiled me!!!


She gave me groceries for my kitchen;


a beautiful atlas;


and a basket with 7 old maps. I showed 2 in the pictures but believe me the other 5 are perfect too!
Caterina, many thanks :-) :-) :-)