Wednesday, 25 April 2012

Hi Again

Hi everyone, I didnt want anyone to think I had abandoned my blog.  I have been attempting making a new mini.  It is to be a gift so I cannot post a picture yet in case the person pops on and sees it.  I will post pictures once the other person has seen it.

Other than that, I have started looking at some of my other craft ideas.  I love minis and am truly hooked but, I would like to expand my interests somewhat so, I have found out more material, paints etc and hopefully over the next few days I will have time to settle down to more making.

My garden has really come alive with all the recent rain but it is looking a bit overgrown so it looks like gardening is also on my to do list.  :)

I will be back to more regular posting soon with more pictures too.

Wednesday, 18 April 2012

Bedroom Picture At Last

Hi everyone, well what a busy few days it has been.  I have given up smoking.  I am now on day 10 of being a non smoker and am really pleased with myself.  I havent really had any problems but, my ability to concentrate has gone downhill.  I also finally have new glasses.  I had noticed when I have been crafting that I was finding it difficult and finally got round to having my eyes tested.  I now have new distance glasses and new reading glasses.  So much easier now I can see clearer lol.

The pet shop stock is in the shop apart from a few items that need labels still.  I still have loads to do in there so no photos yet to show.  I have finally taken a picture of the terrace house bedroom so far and with the bed in place.  My apologies for how long it has taken me to get round to posting this picture.

I am starting to get back to some of my other crafts as well at the moment which seems to have slowed my mini progress.  I have been knitting scarves while giving up smoking. I have also started sewing again.  I have started to plan my time better though the last couple of days so I should soon be running full speed with everything.

Saturday, 7 April 2012

Back to the Pet shop stock

Sorry for my absence recently.  I am back, although I am hoping to be working on other crafts too till I am all caught up with myself.  The last month saw real life go from chaos to total chaos and things look uncertain for a while to come. But, the beauty of minis and all things crafty is the escape it provides so onwards and upwards.

Tonight I started making some more stock for my pet shop.  I didnt have any wood the right size so, I rolled some clay to roughly the right shapes for cans.  I am going to make my own labels and see how they turn out, they might be marked as worked in progress lol.

I also made a couple more bowls, balls and chews.

I am going to make more tins and will be hunting round for pet type printy boxes but, making my own labels for the cans and bottles seems the best idea at the moment and I could really do with stretching my skills to other things.  I am also going to trawl through some catalogues and internet pages to look for more inspiration to make my items more varied after all, I need to get together stock for birds, rabbits, guinea pigs, cats etc as well.

Monday, 2 April 2012

Missing mini motivation found at last

Hi everyone.  I am so sorry for having been gone for a few days, I am not sure why but, my mini motivation has been missing.  I am pleased to say that today I feel like I am definitely motivated.

I have found three kits that I bought when I was at Miniatura last year.  Unfortunately I was unable to go this March but I am hopeful that I will make it in September.  These kits make the most adorable little bears.  They are designed by Josephine Parnell.  I am hoping to make a start on Norvelle very soon.

First of all though I have one or two other little items to complete.  I have had a lovely time catching up with everyones blogs.   I will be back tomorrow