Sunday, 19 October 2014

Bit of tatting and beads

I  liked the flowers and leaves from the Tischband tatalong, on Umi and Tsuru's blog. Nice to tat.
I made 2 leaves with oliver twist thread in green. Thin thread, the leaves turned out just over an inch in length. Nice, but what to do with it?
add a couple of beads, and earring wires, et voila!
As I had my wires and beads out, started playing arount with them. Really just playing, trying out combinations and ideas. When I do this, the whole table is covered with my beads, wires and tools. I have cleared everything up now, after making this bookmark, with gemstones I had. Malachite, Cornelian, and I forfot what the light green was. These were leftovers from a necklace I made a long time ago. Set the beads on wire, the dangle nicely now.


Sunday, 7 September 2014

Saturday, 26 July 2014

Shawl is finished!

Finally finished my shawl with tatted edging. It has taken me many hours, I don't know how many, I don't want to count.
The edging is made from a pattern by Bestitched, the sisters edging. I changed it a bit.
The thread used is King Tut quilt thread, at the moment my favorite thread to tat with.

Thursday, 12 June 2014

Made myself a fern

I made this staghorn fern, made a couple of them actually. They are fun to make. A lot of work though.

Saturday, 10 May 2014

Griffin House inside

Almost finished! The furniture is a mix of kits by Templewood miniatures, Petite properties, Jane harrop and a couple from SDK Miniatures, the chair and hutch, these last were a gift from a dear friend, as were the 2 pies. The pots and pitchers are by Annie Hendriks.
Now I am going back to 1/12, a lot easier then 1/48!
The kit of this games table is by Arjen Spinhoven. There ar no instructions included, but it is an easy kit to put together. I painted it brown, with a few gold accents.
Another buy from him were 2 kits for a 'raamhor', I have no idea how to translate thate.
These are typically Dutch as far as I know, to protect the plants from direct sunlight. Or keep people from looking in, as some say! I need one more kit, I bought 2, but have 3 windows to the room! Next time at the show I will buy another one.

Saturday, 12 April 2014

Griffin House - building work is finished

Roofing in progress. The tiles are up, base coat of coffee paint is on. The front has been put together, the chimneys are painted 
I have finished the house now, painted the roof, set the chimneys, added details, made it a bit old. This picture has my reading glasses in it, to show the size of the house.
Inside the house
A few details
Now the furnishing!

Monday, 7 April 2014

Apeldoorn show

An update of the Apeldoorn Show this weekend, april 5-6

This is Leo's stand. His table for the glassblowing in the front, most of the glass is in display cabinets. Only the cheapest things in front for customers to touch.
 these 2 pictures were taken Sunday, around 11 o'clock. The show was very quiet this weekend, not as many visitors as usual.

I had made myself a list, and almost kept to it, just a few bits extra. Did not get some items, because I could not find what I wanted.
So what did I get?
first, for my 1/48 mediƫval house, a few (ahem) bits of stoneware
The coin is a 1 euro coin. These are made by Annie Heinrich
For my lacemaker, bobbins and sewing thread spools, and a darning gadget from JoKra
From Hazel Dowd, a kit for making 2 mannequins with Edwardian gowns
From Arjen Spinhoven, a games table kit, and 2 screens. The screens are put in the window, to protect from sunlight. Need to put thin gauze in those.
A kit from Lutje Boudel, for a sweet toy. And it really is a kit, it has the wood, but you have to cut out the shapes yourself.
Every day there is a lottery, with all proceeds going to the childrens hospital in Arnhem. I never win anything when I buy a lottery ticket. I bought tickets Saturday, and to my big surprise, I won 3 prizes!
I know who made the wine cabinet, it is by Loes Snoodijk. Lovely, isn't it? and a little porcelain boy, he has a cute face. And a Chrysnbon bathroom accessories set.
That made my day!
Then Sunday. I bought another set of tickets, they are 5 euros for 12, not expensive. All the money is given to the hospital, standholders are asked to donate the prizes.
And guess what, I again won 3 prizes! A set of 6  black mugs, those are in the box in front.
A packet of Christmas things, and a kit for a doll.
The doll is an old crone, I think she is lovely!
All wrinkles.
The show was not busy, easy to see everything. I don't know how much money Marjan and Leo make, I only help with the selling, but I have been told they have made enough to cover costs.
Why the show was so quiet, I have no idea, could have been the weather, wich was quite nice, or the time of the year, maybe the economics, maybe to many other shows around. Who knows?