zaterdag 26 december 2009

Merry Christmas everyone!

I want to make a Christmas-lantern, but this year I had no time for it. But I made a little scene to wish you all a very merry Christmas (well, I hope it was, as Christmas is almost over now) and a very happy and healthy 2010!
Almost invisible on the photo is the black cat in Christmas spirit (my real cat has other plans with Christmas decorations...).

The little bear was a present of Jody. It's really beautiful. I think I'll make a 'Merry Christmas'-sign with it for my lantern (next year?).

To my surprise I saw that there are six more of you out there following me! I think I need to thank Debbie for mentioning me on her blog! Welcome Lize, Vicky, Dales-Dreams, Susan (Minicrochetmad), Muriel (Le coffre d'Emilie) and Angeles. I don't seem to be able to find a blog of you, Dales_Dreams. If you have one, please let me know. I like to see who you are and what you do!

Bye for now,

zaterdag 19 december 2009


A warm winter welcome to new followers Cockerina, Debbie and AminaShk. I had never epected that people would start following me, especially without me visiting their website first. Thank you!


woensdag 16 december 2009

After being absent for a while...

Let me show you what I have been doing besides my main activities of sleeping and working lately:
I've made this little gardenbasket with tools, which can hang on the hooks inside the basket. It was the first time that I made something by wickering, and it shows: the thread is too thick and it's far from straight. I should have tried something more easy, I know. I do not like the basket at all. I thought the thread I used would give it a rough, country look, but it's just out of proportion. And what about that stupid handle? I forced myself to finish it, just for the learning process and now I don't know what to do with it. I do love the little scoop, that does meet my need for perfection.
To make myself happy again, I gave myself an easier task: making little perfumebottles out of beads and tiny metal hearts, always fun, always beautiful. To be honest, I do not need any more bottles, I've already made so many of them, more than any vain dollshouse girl could possibly need. But it's just so much fun!
I also have been busy with my Unimat again, being inspired by the things which are made by Birchcraft (http://www.birchcraft.co.uk/). I'm making two keyrings:
This one is 7 cm in lenght. It has been painted blue, and now I want to paint small flowers, bees, butterflies and dragonflies on it. And this is the other one:

More on them coming soon (I hope).

Bye for now,

woensdag 11 november 2009


On the fair in Arnhem in October I've bought an Unimat 1. I had seen it last year, thought it was a lot of money for just hobby, but missed it all year. Haven't played much with it yet, I've only used its saw, but haven't tried its other possibilities (yet :) ). SO far what I did with it:

It takes a little bit practice, but how wonderful precise one can be with this thing! It doesn't hurt fingers. A bit filing and sanding, and then painting:

These are the first 3 items I made:

The box has different colour of paint on each side:

The chopping board is better visible on photo than in real life. It was so difficult to add the white to the letters! I've started over 3 times!

The anchor will get a place on the door for now. I might put it on a stick or so, not sure yet. The grey paint is in fact silver. Behind it, is an Humbrol paint tin.

Till the next time,


zondag 1 november 2009

Introduction to my dollshouse

For as long as I can remember I have wanted to build a dollshouse, one in which I could bring all my ideas and plans to life, for which is no room, time or money in the real world. But my lack of skills and hunger for perfection always kept me from building. Then I saw The Retreat of The Dolls House Emporium and thought it would be the perfect little house to turn into a beach house and learning that needed skills on the way!
It still is quite empty on the inside, but I made the deck ready for Halloween this weekend.

Some more detail:

And two miniatures I made for it:

The hedgehog is about 1 cm high. The pumpkins have glow-in-the-dark teeth and eyes. The candles and ghosts on the wreaths are made of glow-in-the-dark Fimo as well. Funny sight when I turn of the lights of my hobbyroom!

Enjoy the last bit of of the weekend!