I've been busy the last few days and every spare minute, or hour, I've spent re-painting my little shop. It came close to becoming the 'little shop of horrors', trying to achieve a sort of realistic sandstone effect. I finally got to a stage that I thought it looked OK. Anyway, that will be it. The next step will be painting the interior, fitting lighting, which I haven't yet bought, deciding on flooring etc. A photo of the final, final exterior is on the right, below several earlier versions.
When I opened my blog I had a wonderful surprise to find five followers - thank you Norma, Josje, Cheryl, Lisa and Sylvia - I hope you may stop by from time to time, I'll certainly be visiting your blogs.
It's so great to see what others of like interests are up to and there are certainly a lot of talented people out there. For someone like me, just taking their first steps into the world of miniatures, of blogging too for that matter, it's encouraging to see what others are doing. I'm still learning how everything works, blogging was a complete mystery to me before now. So you're never too old to learn!
Hi and welcome to my blog. I hope you like my new look, I needed a change from black. Here you can share my miniature endeavours, perhaps be inspired by some of my photographs taken in France and of 'real world' treasures that can be made in miniature. My love of parterre-style gardens and study of horticulture made my decision for the theme of my little shop an easy one. I just hope I can successfully interpret my ideas in 1/12th scale!