Monday 12 March 2018

Harrison had the weekend off so he started working on the attic again.

Harrison: What to do with the attic Lara?

Lara: Why don't you make a fitnessroom 

Harrison: That is a wonderfull idea.
But first I will finish the window in the roof.

Harrison: Look Lara...I have also made paneling along the wall. 
How do you like it?

Lara: It's looking great Harrison. Oh....what a great man you are.

Monday 5 March 2018

Harrison and Lara decided to make a sort of skylight into the roof.
The attic will be more spacious and there will be more light.

Wich one should they choose?

1. Two small windows

2. Two square windows or....

3. One square window.

Sunday 4 March 2018

Painted Lady

Meet Harrison and Lara. People who have been following this blog, know who they are and now their story continues.

Lara has inheritad the house of her great aunt Victoria. Who didn't have any childeren of her own and treated Lara as her own daughter. Aunt Victoria lived there until her dead. Age....a respectable 96 years.
The house is much older. It was build in 1896 and is one of the painted lady's of Smithfield Virginia.

It has a lot of overdue maintenance but Harrison is a handyman. 
He already started to renovate the outside of the house. 

Well....the frontdoor is fixed. 
Let's find out what is in the attic.

 Lara....come and see what's up here. I cut a piece out of the wall to find out what's behind it.

Lots of old furnishire.

Nice rockingchair Harrison 

What shall we do with it Lara, keep it or sell it? is not quit our style. Maybe we should sell it. We certainly could use the money for the renovation.

Yeah, you are right Lara. We should look for a buyer.


To be continued...

Monday 9 July 2012

Finally something done...

Hello guys and dolls

Another long time since you last heard from me. But I have been very busy. miniatures but my own house needed some tlc. Bought new doors wich still need some paint. Cleaned up the addic and a bedroom. Place a new floor, wallpaper and painted a cabinet wich I had bought on the internet.

So you see....I had no desire to make miniatures. But I made some anyway. Meet Ms.Amalia Hornblower. She is Mr. Peter Pendleton's housekeeper. She's going to keep the house nice and tidy and prepares meals for Mr. Pendleton and his guests.

Further I made some friends for little Bear. His house is never crowded enough. (still need to finish the garden) It's a little shy ducky and a ladyrabbit.

With love

Tuesday 1 May 2012

Another little bear

This morning I went to Klara. We've been very busy with some little critters. Klara finished her rabbit and I finished my bear that I started to make a really long time a go but never was finished.
I don't like it that much but it is my first little bear so I will cherish it. :-) least he is looking cute into the camera. lol

I also been to a fleamarket and bought these two. A lovely couple. She was wearing something awfull and I knew I had knitted a sweater a while a fits her like a glove.

With love

Sunday 29 April 2012

Tulips from.....Amsterdam???

No....these tulips are from IJsselmuiden. And they are standing in Little Bear's garden.
The buddleja is also finished.

You see the lego....Klara told me to put a 1:1 item in the scene to compare scale
 The green you see will be the lawn and the rest will be stones.
This is how I made the tulips. They are 1.8cm high.

The buddleja in progress.  This wasn't the most efficient way.
Next time I will first put the leaves on and then make a bunch of it. :-)

With love

Monday 23 April 2012

Lythrum salicaria and waterlilies

The water of the pond is nice and clear but had become quite collapsed so I have put a new layer of "water" on it to fill it some more. I also made waterlillies and a few Lythrum salicaria.
The pond is almost ready.

I also try to make a buddleja.
What do you it going to look like one or should I give up.
(click to enlarge)

With love

Thursday 19 April 2012

Little Bear´s garden in progress

Have I been busy today. The fence has it´s pergola, a clematis is climbing up the trellis, the square meter garden it´s veggie´s. There is also "water" en some green in the pond. But there is still a lot to do. 
Want to make a little lawn and a path of stepstones.

Also want to make a laburnum and an ivy for the fence and a lot of other plant for the garden.

The waterlily will be placed after the water´s dried up.

With love

Monday 16 April 2012

Fence for Little Bear

This weekend I made a fence and a "square meter garden". It´s a wooden fence in wich you can sow the seeds.
Above the fence there will be a pergola.

With love

Tuesday 10 April 2012

Planter with trellis 1:24

For a long time I wanted to make this for little Bear´s garden.
It´s made from small stripes of wood.
I want to fill it with a clematis

With love

Fabergé 2

And here is number 2.

With love


A Dutch blog challenged us
to make a Fabergé-egg or some ornamental egg.
Well....this is mine. It´s 1 cm in height.

It´s made from a fimo-egg with nailpolish and little ornaments uses for necklaces and earrings etc.

With love

Sunday 8 April 2012


Last thursday I made a handbag but I wasn´t completely satisfied. It was a horrible bag and I thougth that there had to be another way to make it. (I also wanted it to open).

Isn´t it a horrorbag??

This is the new one. It´s the same leather but then the inside out.

Pictures don´t do justice this time.

Little Bear wanted to see the bag too.

"Look.....I fit right in!!"

With love

Sunday 1 April 2012

Let me introduce you to......

....Mr. Peter Pendleton.

Don´t be shy.....
"But......I´m not wearing any clothes"

That´s oke Mr. Pendlton.....In Holland it is normal for mice to wear nothing but their furr.

"I´ll show myself if you make me some trousers".

Oke...we have a deal!!!

With love

Tuesday 21 February 2012

Hello again

Hello again.

It´s been a long time since the last time I wrote but I couldn´t find the motivation to do something because of some disorder in my family.
But.....I have been busy with a house a cousin gave to me. It´s not the house that I would have so I will give it away to my neighbours daughters after I´ve restored it a little bit.
This was the house when I got it, it had no windows at that time. 

With new paint on the outside it looks like this.

Added some wallpaper.
 And this is the house now. You can click on the foto to enlarge.

 Last saterday I have been to a craftfair with Klara. I bought quiltstuff.
Fabric, neeldes and paperhexacons. Now it must turn into a quilt. :-)

With love