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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!

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

A Diversion ...

I saw this project on Paint Me White
the other day and had to dive straight in and make one. I didn't have any old hardcover books that I could carve up so made do with some old photography mags I acquired a while back. The paper isn't as firm so not quite as neat as Sandy's but I quite like it on our big mirror. The centre bit is my own creation. Oh, and I am sporting a couple of whopper blisters from the hot-glue gun (ouch) hadn't used it for ages.

Also dived in and made this low, long stool from ice-cream sticks I bought last week. A spur of the moment idea and not much pre-planning but there will be a use for it in the Petit Parterre I am sure. I made lots of pitchers a couple of weeks ago and I have added some patina of age since I took the photo, they look a bit too new.

Oh, and just to let you know where the giveaway items are headed, the chandelier is going to Ewa, The Sunny Hours in Poland, and the bed to Patty, Mini Babies in the USA.

Welcome new followers, I am slowly catching up on everyone's blog, it is great to see what projects everyone is working on.

A bientot!


  1. Whow Margaret love your wreath. I didn't mention in my post that I got some nice blisters too - part of the process I guess. Have a great day. Sandy x

  2. Your wreath is great, I missed that post of Sandy's somehow. Pity about the blisters, still it's noble to suffer for art isn't it? ;)

    I like your little stool, it's given me a good idea for a display table for the Borcante :)

  3. I love your blog , all your minis are adorable !

    A big hug from México


  4. Doesn't your bench and all it's bits look gorgeous together. I don't think it could have been nicer if you had put days of planning into it.

  5. Thanks Sandy, I may attempt another from firmer paper.
    Ha ha, thanks Norma, I am suffering now, blisters and tendonitis, hope that's enough.
    And thanks for your kind comments Cecilia and Christine.

  6. Beautiful wreath Margaret:) And love the idea of this "ice-cream's" table! Pretty photo and miniatures too:)

  7. Very nice wreath Margaret and also the flowers. I love them...


  8. I'm trying to do some catching up my self your mirror decorating and the lovely minies you have made!


  9. Margaret, I love the bench you made. Beautiful gave me some ideas too:)
    Greetings, piikko

  10. Hi Margaret...well done with the paper star - there are so many lovely Christmas projects out there at the moment...I wonder who will do a miniature one! The bench is gorgeous....I just love it....the colour is so pretty and the photo you have taken shows everything off so nicely. It's just lovely!

  11. Thanks everyone for your comments.
    Heleni, the flowers are from Michelle of Little Rabbit Miniatures in Greece, I did not make them, although I would love to be able to say I did as they are exquisite. Glad to hear I gave some of you ideas for something new to make:)

  12. Your miniatures are so great I have become one of your followers. I also make miniatures. Please visit my blog.


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