Thursday, October 29, 2009

Bouquet of Brushes

There is nothing like the smell of paint...

the feeling of the brush in your hand...
a virgin white canvas...
an empty room...
the silence... inspiration...
Unlike roses, a bouquet of brushes lasts forever

Well, nearly! An unfinished painting waiting on my easel. (Real size this time!)
Changing the world into miniature...
One thing at a time

Thursday, October 22, 2009


Welcome one and all!

The doors have been unlocked.

The tables have been laid..

Please sit down...

And enjoy yourselves.

A big thank you to all those readers who have been following my blog!


If you haven't guessed yet...
October is breast Cancer Awareness month, and the days are running out.
Stop Breast Cancer in it's tracks by discovering it early!

PS. I promise that this is my last tablescape for a while! (If I can help myself!)

But I just had to say thank you to all those people who have been so kind as to follow my blog! By the way, if you have been following me, I have been 'stalking' you right back!!!

Changing the world into miniature...
One thing at a time


I have received this award from Synnove, who has been very kind to think of me. Please check out her site for some lovely French inspirations. In her Dolls House, there lives a chic French lady (I like to think that her name is Genette or Jeanette). She keeps her hair up in a towel-turban, which I thought was because she had just washed her hair...but the other day I discovered... But I am not going to tell you, you have to go and find out all by yourselves.

Now the rules to this award says I have to...

1. Thank the person who gave this to you.
2. Copy the logo and place it in your blog.
3. Link the person who nominated you.
4. Name 7 things about yourself that no one would really know.
5. Nominate seven "Kreativ Bloggers"
6. Post links to the seven blogs you nominate.
7. Leave a comment on each of the blogs letting them know that you nominate

But I am going to do it a little differently... just a little differently....

1. I have 2 kids and they are nearly 10 years apart. The youngest is now 8.
2. I love interior decorating and I am a keen oil 'painter', would like to one day be able to call myself an 'artist'!
3. I have lived on 3 continents.

4. I have not visited South America and Antarctica yet. (Not keen on Antarctica but I would like to go to South America though!)

5. I have weekends on Thursday and Friday because I currently live in the Middle East and the Muslims' holiest day of the week is Friday. So, if I seem to disappear over the weekend... it is because I am starting my week.
6. I love living in the Middle East, and I can buy any of the TOP brand names in clothing and furniture, but when it comes to arts and crafts, you have to use what you can get! Lately I have been lucky as now I don't have to import acrylic paint anymore... but now the Fimo is nowhere to be found, and all my Doll House hardware needs to be imported in my luggage, as many companies do not deliver here! And that is why I travel with as little as possible, in order to buy as much as I can! Lately I have been able to find basic Basswood and Balsa (hurrah!)
Amazing Desert sunset!

The turquoise Red Sea

7. I wish it could be Christmas every month...OK, I have to admit that it would then loose that special feeling and if I leave all my ornaments up it would become VERY dusty! But still, it is such a special time of the year!

Every time I search for inspiration, and I look at blogs created by people all over the world, I am amazed at the 'creative force'. The knowledge available through blogs and especially for and from the miniature community is absolutely overwhelming. People share their knowledge, their art and their thoughts, for free. I have 'seen' how they united their creativity when one blogger was ill. They send their handiwork by mail, to people whom they have never met in real life, on the other side of the world.

SO, I dedicate this reward to all 'mini' bloggers (there must be more than 700!) out there, because they are all creative in there own way, and 3 cheers to that wonderful thing we call the internet!

Changing the world into miniature...
One thing at a time

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

A Birthday Celebration

It was the Robin's nest, discovered in the garden during the summer, that inspired the intimate Birthday Celebration. As a reminder, a small silver bird cage was placed on the centre table.
Invitations were sent out, the envelopes were Robin Egg blue.

The dishes were laid out, buffet style, on the tables against the walls of the conservatory.

Champaigne was kept on ice in a silver urn.

The stationery was at hand to write thank you notes for gifts bestowed...

It was a night to be remembered...

Changing the world into miniature...
One thing at a time

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