Friday, 27 May 2016

Such Lucky Daughters!

Hello Everyone,

I know, I don't post for months, and now you are getting two in as many days lol :)

I promised to show you a few items I have made for my daughters over the past while.

For Caroline in Australia; she may be married, but is still a girly girl!

For Siobhan, whose a bit more grown up!

I was going to have different verses....but....

My mother in law turned 85 earlier this year and I made her this little keepsake with a verse I wrote for her.

So there we are.  I'll not bore you with non-miniatures for another while! LOL

I just love creating these wee keepsakes.

All the best and take care,

Thursday, 26 May 2016

A Roombox and other Lovelies!

Hello everyone

I hope you are all well.  Thank you so much for your lovely comments on my last post.  I'm afraid I haven't done anything with Fox Manor since - shame!  Anyway, a big welcome to my new followers and thank you all for looking :)

I thought I would just put up a photo of an open corner roombox I made for a lovely lady called Shirley who sells and makes miniature wall hangings and carpets/rugs.  The links to her Etsy shops are:

The beautiful wallpaper is by Les Chinoiseries.  I used a couple of toning paints so the paper would not be too overpowering.  I have a real wood floor and used a fireplace and overmantle by Jim Coates with a false door to balance out the scene.  I think it looks very elegant, but more importantly, Shirley loved it too!

And now for something completely different!!

I  have also been making some framed, personalised items for my daughter's friend as thank you gifts to her bridal party.....I've been busy :)  I know; maybe I'm just making excuses for not working on my Manor ;)  Obviously I couldn't post pictures until after the wedding :)

 I have some pictures below of what I made.  It was a big wedding, so I had eight gifts for the bridal party, four for the adult bridesmaids and four for the little flowergirls, and one for the mother of the bride as well.   The last picture is a gift I made for the bride and groom from me!  You couldn't meet a nicer couple.  My signature style - flowers and pearls!  I made the flowers from paper to tone with the bridal colour scheme.

These were a sample of the adult gifts.

These were for the flowergirls.

And one for the Bride and Groom.  I wrote the verse especially for them!

I have made a few things for my daughters, but I'll not bore you with them now.  I'll save that for another post!  I may not have blogged in a while, but I have been creating!!  I find when I'm not well that making things is very therapeutic.  I get a great sense of achievement and satisfaction.

All the best and take care.

Sunday, 27 March 2016

Fox Manor


Hello Everyone,

Happy Easter!

I can't believe how long it's been since I last put up a post.  I hope you are all well.  I have had some issues with Blogger (who hasn't) and have lost some followers....sorry!

So, at long last, here are the pictures of the whole of Fox Manor.

Still 'naked' on the outside, but I will get there eventually.

A bit blurry, but you get the idea of the size of Fox Manor....and of Mrs Fox!

Fox Manor is a big girl....but lovely to me :)

A close-up of the basement entrance with luggage trolley.

Now, the kit for my Manor was a Dolls House Emporium Grosvenor Hall with basement - quickstyle.  At the time I thought it was right for me as an amateur, as it was already painted - so I will probably 'doctor' it as time goes on.

I had two boxes of bits and pieces for the outside so a 'quick' job of putting the doors together was anything but!

Pictures of the assembly of the doors and roof panel.

The weight of the left door was very worrying.  I hoped the little hinges supplied will be enough to carry it!  But my joiner Husband soon sorted it out for me :)

                                   Picture of a doorless Fox a messy workroom!

Removing the insert and opening the doors of the basement.

Lights off!

Lights on!

I love my little brass Fox door knocker, which works!
I also have a Fox Manor house sign too.

A peep inside the front door!

Take care and all the best for now.