Sunday, November 27, 2011

Slops bucket

I have given myself an early Christmas present in the form of a slops bucket from Stokesayware. I had needed it to complete my little display with my Jane Newman washstand. As per usual, the pictures are crap but it is a very overcast day here in Canada and there is no natural light coming through any of the windows. I am so pleased with my Stokesayware and can't wait until I have my dollshouse finished and so it can be placed. I also received a wonderful large lidded bread crock and a lidded dish for in any kitchen!

Saturday, November 5, 2011

fixtures and fitting

I received a souldering iron from my husband this weekend and have started the task of extending all the wire for the lighting in my dollhouse. Two lights down and then I knocked the iron off the table and made the mistake of trying to retrieve it before it hit the ground. Now I have lovely little bubbles on my thumb and index finger, so that task was suspended for a while and I decided to try putting the walls and furniture roughly in the house. The house is a lot smaller than I thought it would be, especially the kitchen. I think I need to rethink the stove I had planned for it.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Pheonix bed and coverlet

I first spotted this little crocheted coverlet on a table at a miniature sale. It was made by a local woman who had the most beautiful handcrocheted doll house doilies and tiny dresses on her table. It was quite expensive so I talked myself out of purchasing it. I got home and then was kicking myself, when will I ever see another one?? I certainly do not possess the talent to do anything as lovely as this! I ended up kind of obsessing a wee bit and went through the list of vendors that had been advertised via the interweb and fired off emails to anyone I thought may have been it's maker .... hey this is kind of like Cinderella isn't it?.....
Anyhoo, I didn't hear anything back from it's maker until about a week later ( she had been away) and she told me it was still available. Long story short (too late) We ended up meeting at another doll show we were both planning on attending she brought the coverlet and I brought the money, we were both wearing red roses so we could recognize each other , it was a real clandestine endevour ( just kidding).
I am so happy to have it, the detail is well incredible and I now know that it is, and will remain, one of a kind as she said it was so fiddly and took so much time that she is never making another one. I am ashamed to say that I don't remember her name other than Roseanne/Roxanne?? I am usually better at giving credit than this.
The little bed is by Phoenix and for some reason I thought when I ordered it, it would arrive painted, not so, but luckily I had some white and gold spray paint so a few squirts and bob's your uncle.

P.S> I am absolutely dying to tell you all about the lovely needlework cushions that I have been getting and am waiting for a parcel to come in the mail which I fear has gone AWOL, I will wait a few more days and keep my fingers and toes crossed.<
> click on any pictures in this blog if you wish to see more detail