Sunday, 4 November 2012

Moroccan scene

I got an idea for a little Moroccan scene. I had finished the box some time ago, but wanted to light the back of it. Yesterday I visited the model shop here in Eindhoven. they had this on display:
I thought it would be perfect for what I wanted to do with it. It is a strip of led lights, can be cut apart in threes. for my project I used 6.
soldered some wire to it, had a bit of trouble getting it in the right place, but finally it stuck where it should. It is perfect now.
This is the result:

you can just see a hint of the interior now. without the light the inside is not visible.

Monday, 22 October 2012

Newest project

Leo Reijnders, the glass blower, makes all kinds of glass for the dollhouse. Including modern sculptures for in the garden. He makes them bronze.
I got this one from him:
With instructions to 'do it up', see what I could come up with.
Paint, and a base, made it look different

Then a bit of 'grass'

Looking better already!

And this is the final result:

Saturday, 20 October 2012

Scene is finished!

This box, made in a 3-day workshop by Penny Thomson, is finally finished! It was finished in the workshop, only I wanted to add some more greenery to it, and flowers.

Left side

Detail in the middle

the right side

this is the whole box

I bought a doll by Penny Thomson to put in it

From the front it looks like this:

I am very pleased with the result! A bit of decoration around the front, and that's it.

Friday, 19 October 2012

New update

It has been a long time since I posted. I will show what I have been up to in my free time.
First, we went to England on holiday. Stayed in Plymouth.
We had a lovely time, and very nice weather.
This was the view from our hotel.

I bought some seed beads, a lovely aqua green color, in Plymouth. I made a nice necklace from them when I got home.

My sister in law liked it very much, so made her a set of necklace and bracelet.
these are very simple to make, round peyote stitch.

I have been tatting an edging, white, in King Tut quilting thread. Found a lovely blue/white striped blouse, to put it on.

these last few days I have started to finish my room box. This box was made in a workshop with Penny Thomson in June. it was finished, but I wanted to add flowers and plants to it.
I started with a clematis

I changed the pump. We had gotten a metal mini pump to put in the scene, but Leo Reijnders made me a better one.

And finally on to the roses I had been planning all this time.

I may add a few more. Then a creeper in the dead tree next to the house. And it is finished.
I haven't shown a picture of the whole roombox here, will do that when it is totally finished.

Thursday, 17 May 2012

Tatted tablecloth

Yes, I did tat a tablecloth! for a mini table, that is.
It is 6,5 cm in diameter. Made with Guterman silk sewing thread. This thread is lovely to tat with, strong enough to close the rings, without breaking constantly. The pattern is from an old Burda tatting magazine.

It fits perfectly on the table. the table is 1:12. I haven't blocked it yet, so is not lying completely flat. That I will do next, I wanted to see what the effect was on a table.

Tuesday, 15 May 2012

Doretha teardrop edging finished

This is an egding by Georgia Seitz.
I used King Tut quilting thread, and made it into a suncatcher, with a crystal in the center. The diameter with this thread is 9 cm, that is just under 4 inches.

Friday, 11 May 2012

Bracelet time again

A bit of free time, some beads and cord =
Didn't feel like doing tatting, had these beads lying around. the beads are bamboo stone, and manmade turqoise. I don't mind manmade beads, they look like the real thing, but I like to be told they are manmade, and not passed off as the real thing.

I still have that teardrop edging to finish, almost there now. it is going to end up as a suncatcher.
And am making gifts for friends who I will be meeting next month, have got to get going on those again. Going to start on those later this evening.

Monday, 7 May 2012

Needle minder

I thought a needle minder would be nice to have, with my embroidery. I got myself some cameos from Cameojewelrysupply on Etsy. Glued them in a frame, or not, and a magnet on the back.
The one on the right has my embroidery needle on it.
I still have some cameos.
And a very boring needle box, which is now not so boring....

a coat of paint, crackle effect, some patina, and a frame with a cameo. Looks exactly as I wanted it, an old little box.

Edging continued

Third try:

Monday, 30 April 2012

Mistake ..

I saw an edging I really liked on someones blog, Dorothea edging by Georgia Seitz. I contacted Georgia and got her to send me two of her books, tatting on the edge, and tatting tiny treasures.
Started on the edging, and....
Okay, what did I do wrong....can you spot the mistake?
on to the next one,

Can you spot the mistake here? At least it is not at the same spot.
I think I will do something else first, then start again.
The pattern is nice to work, but you do have to concentrate, and join rings to their proper positions, and not forget chains!

Saturday, 14 April 2012

Wrap bracelets

I saw a wrap bracelet in the shop, it was not quite what I wanted, the beads were plastic, and the finish of the whole thing was sloppy. I thought I can do that....

From left to right,
bottom row: different gems, and turqoise
top row: tigereye and pyrite.

Sunday, 8 April 2012


These past few weeks I have been following an online class from Mary Corbett. I did get scared halfway through, of cutting the fabric, and blocking. But any trepidation was not necessary, the whole thing came together beautifully.
Great class, and Mary Corbett is a great teacher!
The front, stitched with wool, linen and silk.

the back, I love the eggs in the nest! Did sign my work.


and another picture of the outside, just to show off:

Sunday, 1 April 2012

International Tatting Day

Today is International Tatting Day. After getting the paint of my fingers I did do some tatting.

And more baskets...

Made another flower basket for a friend,

and these two baskets:

They are made with a different technique.
Now I need to get the paint of my fingers......

Friday, 30 March 2012

Basket mode!

I tried making a different kind of basket today, using the wicker technique taught in the workshop. The basket I made there did not have upright sides, the one I made now does. I did not have any waxthread, used DMC Cebelia nr. 40 instead. And some of the paper covered wire I have for making flowers.
This is the result:
The basket is just about an inch in diameter.
There are lots of ideas in my head at the moment, for more baskets!

Tuesday, 27 March 2012

Arnhem buy

I did not buy very much at the show, only this lovely 1/24 scale girl:
she is made by Penny Thomson.

 in June I will be going to a three day workshop by Penny Thomson, making a scene she calls the village pump. this girl will fit in there perfectly!

Arnhem make

This weekend was show weekend at the Arnhem Eusebius church.
I did a workshop there, making a miniature flower basket.
the basket is made with paper covered wire, and waxthread.

It is fun making a basket, I want to try and make more!
still needs some flowers, I want to make some lavender to put in it.