- I have 3 entries so far for the diary give away so chances are good,
- I have a new blog focusing on my creative writing, I am still a little insecure but thought that I would mention it anyway,
- I have started a new hobby which I will tell you about and I find it really exciting
- Hippo's milk is pink (just seeing if you are paying attention, but it is true...apparently)
- I am on round 3 of my recipe book round robin
- I have started my own recipe book of sorts, just for personal use but it focuses on cakes and sweets. (photo's still to come!)
- I have conquered the Turkish delight and made some which came out really well.
There is an amazing website called about.com and it is a totally amazing site where you find a topic that you would like to know more about and then each week you get a e-newsletter about it. Well, when I first found out about it I signed up for loads of them. It is like a free class on whatever you like.I signed up for a miniature newsletter (the topic, not size of it) and each week I got my how-to for about a year.I read them, contemplated the projects and deleted it. I still get newsletters from them and am really glad when I see one sent to my email-box (?).
Now getting back to present, do you remember the dolls house furniture I got a while back? Well something told me it was time I got back to it so I started getting busy. I assembled a dolls house out of empty cardboard boxes, very kindly donated by the stationary shop up the road, and got stuck in (to the project, not the box). I was amazed at how quickly it started taking shape. I did however promise myself 2 things. One, that I would not pay a lot of money for another project and want to recycle as much as possible and two, I would spend my time on it and not race through the project and finish it quickly like I always do. So far, mission accomplished.
I am in the process of fitting the kitchen and it has been so much fun. I have made use of many cut up cardboard boxes, matchboxes, material that I have on hand, cleaning sponges ,some bits from my printers tray and my crochet skills. I would like to keep everything as authentic as possible so drawers open and cupboards close properly. I have made most of these pieces by trial and error and are my own ideas.
S, let the foto party begin:
|miniature perfume bottles, made using coloured glass beads.|
|miniature nail polish bottles, also made using glass beads|
|See my little bottles? This is a kitchen cabinet with opening drawers and cupboard.|
|Told you they open, bottle and glass bought from a store|
|My kitchen in progress. My matching cabinet that also opens.|
|Bedroom, still in progress.|
|Living room, yup, in progress too.|
|And there you have it, the whole house, still playing with the idea of a laundry room, babies room and a bathroom.|
|The bedroom closet, my first piece I made and I was very proud, but now I still have to clean it up a bit with paint.|
|And a doll, still a bit crude but it was my first try, will make another soon.|
Oh, and I just want to mention that I know it is very crude and that the scale is completely off and that there are tons of mistakes but this is just a branch on the tree of my hobbies and that I am doing it purely for pleasure and once it is done I will probably move onto the next adventure and this will gather dust on the shelf of forgotten projects so I am going to enjoy it while I am still interested and who knows from there.
So this brings a close to today's blog rambling so please don't forget to vote in the previous blog entry and have fun in all that you do...Chow!