Thursday, July 1, 2010


Wow! I am so delighted with these beautiful roses. I have never made any flowers from kits before and although I have been horrendously busy over the last couple of days, I have managed to steal a few moments to make up a few roses from the flower kits that had arrived from Bonnie Lavish. These are the result. And they were really easy to make!

The trickiest thing is making them stay in the vase and not leap out onto the floor of the dollshouse if given the slightest bump. (I bumped them LOTS of times last night when trying to arrange them!) And I might work on trying to get them to droop their heads a little. I think I will mix up some clear resin to use as water, then when it is set the flowers won't be able to move around and jump out of the vase when I am trying to adjust each flower head to look graceful and realistic. I still have some little pansies to make - there are a few more steps involved with those so I need to make some quiet time to do them.

Tomorrow is the last day before the school holidays start so there might not be much quiet time around here for a while!

The little macaroons filled with Chantilly cream are from Emmaflam & Miniman - they arrived yesterday and are just beautiful!

I couldn't resist adding this photo too! My mother rang today - she is missing me! Although I wouldn't put this poster up in my real life house, I love it in the cottage kitchen - (now that I am a mother, I think my children should have a copy of this poster - Giggle!) I just think it's funny!! And I like the colours. The little parfait glasses are a homage to Mercedes and her wonderful blog - she had the original idea and I loved it, so here are some similar ones in my cottage kitchen, because it's true that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery!

xx Carolyn


miniacollection said...

What a gorgeous little scene, the colours are perfect. Your roses are wonderful.

Merry Jingle said...

The roses look wonderful, I have to try some Bonnie's kits if they are easy to make :)

Flora said...

The poster is amazing, too bad that the children do not think so ... Your roses are beautiful, you were very good.
With regard to copy the work of others ... I'm glad you approve it and understand why I must confess that I am preparing for my next give away some things I've seen from you (not so beautiful, of course!) and I hope you do not mind. I love your style and I feel happy when appreciates my work :-)
I embrace you affectionately, flora

Carolyn said...

Flora, I am very flattered - thank you for the lovely compliment! I am looking forward to seeing what you have made. :-) Hugs back! Xx Carolyn

Britt said...

I wonder where have you bought the green glass jug?
It´s lovely, because it isn´t so perfect, and that´s what I like.


Ascension said...

Las rosas te han quedado preciosas en ese jarron.
El cartel me encanta, esa estanteria con sus copas para helado esta genial, enhorabuena me encanta tu estilo.
besitos ascension

Margaret said...

I have been looking at the Bonnie Lavish kits and yours look so perfect I think I will have to try them. Love all the colours you use!

Susan said...

Your roses are perfection! Love the dish of macaroons too. Love your parfait glasses but the green depression glass jug has me drooling. I collect RL depression glass, haven't seen it in miniature before - lovely little scene.

Lucia Gabrieli said...

Love your roses, I think the result is great. The macarons on the tray are just so yummy...And I love the colored glasses too :)
Have a good day,

Tabitha Corsica said...

You did a nice job on the roses, Carolyn. Those pastel parfaits are perfect in anyone's shabby cottage/kitchen...I don't really consider that "copyright infringement" ;-).


Wanda said...

Carolyn, Your roses are perfect. I love working with Bonnie Lavish kits, they are my favourite flower kits. They always work out exactly as pictured. You've done a wonderful job. The setting is perfect with all the other items as well. You are so inspiring for me!

Heleni said...

The roses are beautiful Carolyn. And the macarons like...mmmm, they like real.


Katie said...

Love the roses...they are beautiful!!!

And LOVE that sign, I think I need one in my house, too!


Tallulah Belle said...

Love the pretty. Resin will definitely help them stay in place :-)

Such pretty sundae glasses too.

Heather said...

Lovely images. My kids are out on holiday now. Not much time for my own mini making. Hopefully I'll be able to squeeze some in.


Que preciosas rosas, y los macaroons deliciosos! un beso. Estefanía.

Minnie Kitchen said...

You have a wonderful mini collection! and i love the sign ;)