Friday, November 25, 2011

A little bit of yule...





The short and dark days is surely a fact in this northern country. The lack of sun and daylight is draining my energy and these next month I have to brighten up the days by decorating and light a lot of candles. I have added a touch of yule items to the arrangements. The pine cones were found in an old  basket in the house when we moved in. I like the thought that they have been used in the house for many years before we came here.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Can I invite you in?

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Sunday, November 20, 2011

Facade makeover...






I almost couldn´t wait for the daylight to come, to get startet on the facade this morning. This is the result. I´m not sure whether to dirty up a bit more around the balcony and windows. The balcony railing has been rustet over night. I still need a lot of detailing to be finished like the roof windows, front door, some edges and tiny forgotten spots. Underneath you can see how the house looked before the makeover. Very shiny pale yellow and red roof... honestly I think my makeover is an improvement.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

2 years of blogging and a french balcony...

I incidentally realized that yesterday was two years anniversary of my miniature blogging. A bit shocking that it hasn´t been longer, but also a great thrill to realize that these two years has brought me so many new friends around the world, so much inspiration and so many lovely miniatures for my collection. Thanks to each one of you out there. Thanks for sharing and huge thanks for your wonderful respons on my work.


And then a small preview of the french balconies.... Tomorrow I will post some pictures of the progress of the facade.

Friday, November 18, 2011

Speaking of parallel working, shutters and twins...




As most of you know, Susanne and I have a friendship that goes a long time back to our young teenage years. Perhaps that´s why we often think and work parallel.... like twins. Susanne is making her house exterior at the moment, so am I. She has been painting shutters, so have I, we were "boxing" almost synchronic... as twins. Speaking of twins our family has just be extended with a couple of twins. My niece gave birth to two wonderful little boys. Welcome to our family Hjalte and Eskild!

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Makeovers and redoings...


These last days I have been working on redoing and changing some stuff. I´ve been thinking a lot about selling my big house, I´ve been so tired of looking at it, and tired of the fact that I had så many room to decorate, that the house instead has been storage for a lot of furnitures. But then came Lea... entering the blogworld and she had me so inspired, that my house is now under a very serious renovation. l´ll show pictures of the house during the coming week.
Today Í will show you a makeover of a chair that I bought from Vilia Miniature. I love the basics of this chair but think it didn´t suit my preferences This is before and after....

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

A buy, books and boxes...






I made a buy from the States which I was so happy with. These furnitures I found on Etsy. They were cheap and I really love the color and the fact that they are dirtied by time was just a plus. Unfortunately the seller didn´t send as a gift, so I had to pay import costs and the price more than tripled. Still I love them. They are from Pitty Pat Miniatures Inc.

The box and books are fairly new things, I just haven´t had the time to show you. I will list them for sale at Gypsy Boudoir soon. Just have to take some better pictures af details and content. I have made a lot of books and boxes lately, but these small ones are my favorits, love the shabby colors.

Monday, November 7, 2011

A little something...




Once again I have been playing with paper and printer and made some new books and a new box. Guess it´s bit unrealistic that the cartridge label has been used on a peach colored box. Alas...in miniature world everything is possible ;0) 

I´ve also made the screen behind the chair and painted and aged the chair. Still lacking the seat and back... not sure what to do with it.

Saturday, November 5, 2011

More christmas...

As a shop owner I have to prepare christmas sales in good time. Normally I don´t prepare any christmas decoration or get in the christmas mood before 1. of dec. But it´s seem like this christmas mini making makes my christmas spirit awake earlier than usual.

As mentioned earlier on this blog I am a pagan and not celebrating christmas with angels, stars and christian hymns. My "christmas" is a northernYule with goats and pigs cones, wreaths and sun wheels. I do add some ornaments and gold and silver touches around the house but mostly I use candles and the gifts that nature provides.

My christmas miniatures are more of the traditionel kind with angels and stars. I have listed some new boxes on my Etsy shop.