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!
I just wanted to show my new miner's couch with very French Provincial cushions this time, I really like them if I do say so myself! I have just listed this in my etsy shop. The cushions are a little bit more fiddly to make in linen as it is quite thick but I love the result, very casual.. The little table hasn't got its drawer knobs yet but will also be listed on etsy when finished. I hope to add more matching accessories too.
Thank you for looking and for all your comments I really appreciate them.
While enjoying the summer weather with a few trips to the beach or finding respite from the heat in the air conditioning, much of the year so far has been spent catching up with orders over the break and working on some new items for my etsy shop.
It's February already and my shop is almost one year old, I will think up a way to celebrate. Meanwhile here are some pics of my latest listings, as well as some older ones, I hope you like them. PS. I couldn't resist including this cute shot of Puddles, she's over 14 years old but you would never guess, she loves nothing better than basking in the sun, no matter how hot it gets!
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!