A diary of my intrepid first steps into the world of miniatures.
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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!
As promised here is another of my trays, similar to the earlier three but with the addition of the sweetest little crucifix that really looks like a relic. I found it on a jewellery finding but there was only one.
I made this lamp, based on the pair I have beside the bed. They are fairly tall as is this mini version, would probably look best on a lamp table or bedside. I haven't lit it as yet as I must find all my electricals which are stashed away in boxes somewhere. Electricals are not my strong point :)
All are listed in my etsy store if you want to see more pics. I am thinking up more styles to add to the range.
Hope everyone is having a great start to the week. Summer has really come early here with record temperatures for September, several days in the low 30deg celsius.
Bonjour mes amies, I am feeling in a French mood today, if that is even possible? I have had a bit of a break from making furniture and had a fun time making some romantic ladies' dressing table trays so that explains my mood.
I think they each have their own story to tell, of lost love, or secret love, and no city does love and romance like Paris. I have been off in a flight of fancy, I hope you like them. I will list them in my store soon.
Welcome to new followers, I hope you will drop by and leave a comment now and then.
Thank you everyone who entered my giveaway, which isn't a trip to Sydney, I just thought I would include a pic of lovely Sydney harbour.
There were 76 entries in all. I chose the most non-technical way of drawing the winners, by writing down the 76 numbers on paper, cutting them out and my partner drew the numbers from a hat (well a bowl really).
First draw is number 20, Narina Napertaa
Second draw is number 74, Genevieve of miniacollection
Third draw is number 4, Elizabeth S of Studio E
Sorry I have left it a little late to do the draw so you will have to wait a little longer to know what the second and third prizes will be. I will post photos tomorrow.
Thank you everyone for your interest and I am sorry I don't have a prize for you all, maybe next time.
I bought this gorgeous shop, photo below, at a Sydney miniatures fair about six years ago and want to personalise it. Have decided on a flower/plant shop with a French theme, hence the name, Petit Parterre. Am currently experimenting with flooring and wallpaper but haven't come up with anything very pleasing so far. I might be in for the long haul with this. Always looking for inspiration though!