Sunday, July 11, 2010

No Time

I am definitely suffering from miniature making withdrawal at the moment. I knew this would happen....it's the school holidays and I just haven't had time to do anything much for the cottage since my last post. The kiddies are off to Nana's for a week now, but I start my seasonal job tomorrow, so I'll be VERY short of time from now on. Please don't give up on me if my posts are a bit less frequent!! In the meantime, here is a picture of the living room in the shabby cottage - this is a hard corner to photograph because the light hangs down in the way, but I have managed to get a photo for you....the gorgeous picture above the chair arrived yesterday - it is a stunning miniature oil painting (a fantastic ebay find!) of wildflowers. It is by Sandie Coe and it is so pretty!

All I have managed to do for the cottage over the last few days is to have made a few more books for the cottage....lots of very pretty books on baking - the person who lives in this cottage obviously loves making cupcakes and macaroons!

A very nice parcel arrived in the mail yesterday...one which excited the kids (and me!) no end. After finding something called scoubidous mentioned in Nadine's tutorial for a gorgeous little table, I wondered on my blog what a scoubidou was, and Lara offered to send me some!! They arrived yesterday - and Lara even took the trouble to translate the toy instructions into English for the children so that they could play with them too, along with an example of a little key ring made by one of her children! Thank you so much, Lara - the children had an absolutely wonderful time with the scoubidous....I had to be very quick to take the photo as they were keen to open them straight away. Now I have some to play with too, so soon I may be able to show you whether I have been able to make some little tables with them!

This is the kind of thing that makes hanging out in "blogland" so nice....thank you all for your comments, support, motivation and inspiration!!!

23 comments:

miniature wonderland said...

Hi Carolyn,
i just discover your blog! you make very beautiful minis, and i like your living room.. its lovely! :)

~christina

Rosa-kreattiva said...

bellissima

Irene said...

It's a lovely setting and your chair is gorgeous.

Norma said...

That painting was a great find.

And don't worry, we'll still be here waiting for you when you have time. Don't work too hard!

Margaret said...

Love your books Carolyn and I still don't understand what scoubidous are, perhaps when you get around to making something it will fall into place:)

Evas miniaturerhobby said...

Jeg erlsker din stol og den måde du har sat det hele op!
Flotte blade og sikke en skøn pakke med masser af bånd, du har fået!
Knus Eva

Looking Glass Miniatures said...

Summer can be a hard time, our AC is not working so my kids have been inside (basement). It's so nice to be able to escape every so often.!! Your corner section is coming along very nicely. I love the fabric on the chair!!

Wanda said...

Carolyn, I love the chair and painting. The fabric on the chair is perfect. Great job on the cooking book.s I am just as confused on the scoubidous as well. I tried converting Nadine's site to English to understand, but I had some problems with the translator. So I will have to wait and see you tables to understand what scoubidous is. You're doing a fabulous job on your mini house, and enjoy your summer with the kids. We'll be here patiently waiting for the next update.

Núria said...

Hello Carolyn, your little house is beautiful. You have an award in my blog. You can accept it in http://mininuris.blogspot.com if you want. I will keep visiting your blog for see your house.

Patty said...

Carolyn, I love your little livingroom!!! The painting looks so good! I have managed to buy 2 of her paintings also so, it is great to see one in a frame and hanging on the wall! I haven't done anything with mine yet....they are in a box for now! I LOVE your books!!!! I hope to someday figure out how to reduce things so the images are small enough for the dollhouse!!!

Ascension said...

Un rincon precioso, me encanta el estilo que has adoptado.
El cuadro es una maravilla.
besitos ascension

Flora said...

Oh, how time is running out when you have a passion and a hundred thousand things to do ...
But, in my opinion, there is no danger of forgetting a lovely person like you :-)
We are all women, all full of work and problems, and there is always energy for friends :-)
This corner of your living room is too cute, the purchase of the painting really lucky :-)
Mini kisses, Flora

Liberty Biberty said...

Ahhh, yes, the school holidays and freezing cold weather...not much happening in my mini world either!
Mercedes

mr. pineapple man said...

that looks so real!!

Heleni said...

This is wonderful Carolyn, the books are very nice. Great work.
You can see some of my paintings 1:1 in miniature foto on my blog.

gr.Heleni

Lara said...

Hi Carolyn, I´m glad the package arrived safely and that your kids liked it too ;-)
Hope to see pictures of your scoubidou work one day!

My Wee Life said...

Love the setting, the painting and the books - it all looks so nice.

Heather said...

I'm right there with you about the kids and holidays! Wonderful books and a great paiting!

maria said...

Lovely room and painting, i love the chair also very much!
Great books!!
We stay tuned,have a nice time with your kids.

Iris said...

The chair is fine and the entire corner looks great.

Christine said...

Look after yourself in other pampering ways while you have no time for mini-ing :) Everyone needs something to keep them refreshed and cared for.

Maria Jose said...

Hi! I put on my blog the photo with the purchase I made of you !

miniacollection said...

I love the corner of your living room.
Geneviève