Thursday, July 31, 2014

New Year Spring Clean

I hate to admit this but I started cleaning my Victorian house for the first time in 6 years! I dust the outside fairly regularly but decided today to empty out each room and have a thorough clean and polish. My goodness, what a difference!
 The floor and cupboard tops are shiny!
On the chair next to the warming pan you can see the squirrel cushion Oly stitched for me.
 The lady of the house has a birthday! Oly made me the box of chocolates. The perfume bottle and box are by Marlies.
The embroidered slippers are on a rug made from paper and under the bed there is a hidden shotgun, in case of intruders!
This was my first house and I suppose that is why it's my favourite.

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

I went to the Dorking Fair!

Unable to attend the fair in Malaga this year due to being in England with my poorly daughter I was happy to discover that I was in the right place at the right time for the Dorking, Makers Only Fair.
I am so excited about adding these new items to my various houses and room settings.
First are these gorgeous flowers and plants by Jan, The Flower Lady, who I think only sells at fairs, I can't find a web address for her.

The lemon tree will go with all my Spanish miniatures.

Already the sweet tea cups are in my tea shop.

I have a few items for the garden shop. I shall plant the chimney pots with Oly during one of our club making days.
AS usual I couldn't resist the children. I bought this beautifully dressed baby from Pat Alston at Tiny Treasures.
Also from Pat is this gorgous doll. I've been collecting odd chairs with a mind set on doing a version of the Mad Hatters Tea Party so meet my little Alice!
I did buy another chair for the tea party and also these other finely made wooden items from World of My Own 
I just had to have these beautifully made frames and mirrors from Wood Supplies.
I'm so behind with my own making that I bought some food items for the freezer from Shepherd Miniatures as the miniature family were starving!
I hope you enjoyed seeing all these, now I have to place them all, it's going to be fun!