Friday, 18 September 2015

AMEA Convention 2015 and some more baskets............

Convention 2015 is only 2 weeks away!  Wow, where did that time go - but I'm so looking forward to it.  Getting together with other "mini" folks and generally having a good time.  Mind you, I will be spending the 3 days teaching, but that's the fun!!

I am teaching how to make this little utility basket - a full day of wielding the whip!!  We always have such a great time.

The other two days will be spent teaching a paperclay workshop - my secret garden.  I love showing people how to work with and paint paperclay - it is such a rewarding medium.

I have also been making some baskets and here's my show and tell - still trying to get up enough stock for Convention, but I'm fast running out of time!!

The flower baskets are all finished with a different variation of a rolled border, which was a lot of fun!

I love my job!!
Have a great weekend everyone!

Sunday, 30 August 2015

Some new work to share.......

A Flagon in 1:12th scale

A flower basket in 1:24th scale

Saturday, 25 July 2015

More bags and some pets.......

So having fun is now coming to an end.  I have so much work to do and it's time I put my head down!
Basket tutorial to complete and other projects to get done!  I'll try and post as I make!!  Sometimes I just forget to take the pics!

Nu-nu (the Tibetan Mastiff) was too busy sleeping to be included in the photo shoot!!  Apart from which, it is way beneath her status to have her photos taken by monkeys!  These two however, are not bothered at all!
Have a wonderful weekend everybody!

Tuesday, 21 July 2015

Back to work - at last!

I haven't posted here for so long.  And after approximately 8 weeks basket-free, I am back and making again.  Feels good too!

Hope everyone is keeping well!

Saturday, 9 May 2015

More to share before Kensington!

I really should start getting my packing under way.  I'm leaving on Tuesday and am dreading the long flight!  But I am so-oo-oo looking forward to KDF.  There is always so much to drool over!  But I am going to be good - well, I will try to be good.  I have a list and will do my best to stick to it!  Hahaha!

Hope you are all enjoying your weekend!

Thursday, 30 April 2015

Still working!!

Some bread baskets......

And I finally made a basket for my delivery bike.  It's such a shame that the kit has been discontinued.

Off to Sydney in the morning for a weekend of miniatures.  Really looking forward to catching up with many miniaturist friends!!

Have a wonderful weekend everybody!

Sunday, 12 April 2015

Some more for KDF.......

A couple of sleds carrying their load of hampers!  I saw a photo somewhere and wanted to make the sleds.

Some bottles and jars all dressed up!!

KDF draws closer by the day.  It's like a love/hate relationship - can't wait to get there and hate the thought of the trip!!!  No matter - I'm sure it will be fun in the end.   Have a great week everyone.

Thursday, 19 March 2015

Some basketwork recently completed - because I like to share!!

I fell in love with this lidded platter and had to make one (or two, or three!!)  Happy with the results.

Getting ready for washday blues!!

Plenty of room for the shopping!

A rustic wooden basket!

Hope all my blog friends are keeping well.  Take care of yourselves.

Saturday, 31 January 2015

More on the Boulangerie!!

We had a mini get together on Saturday and lined up most of the shops that will make the street scene!  I was the last to get started on mine and so happy to say that I'm the first one finished - with the outside, that is!!  Here are some pics for you.............

Now I have to start making the pavement to fit along the front and hopefully by next meeting we can line them up again with the footpath.  Slowly coming together now!

This is the bread rack that will live on the back wall of my shop. I love how it turned out!!

And I have put some of the bread made so far on the rack - to give an idea of what it will look like!  Lots more bread to be made though!!

Have a wonderful weekend everyone!!

Saturday, 24 January 2015

Update on the Boulangerie.................

Roof completed - although I would like to add some finials - windows installed and courtyard completed.  I have yet to complete the signage but will show off when its done!

Right hand cobbled courtyard area.

Details of courtyard area.

Now I have to start on the internal fittings and of course, make the bread.  I have started on that journey and am beginning to have fun with this.  I will show my sad attempts on bread making when I have something for you!!

Hope everyone is keeping well.  Until next time!!

Sunday, 18 January 2015

My Boulangerie...........

.............has been in the planning stage for quite some time.  Each member of our mini club is building a French shop which will be made into a street scene and this is my contribution.  Still a fair bit of work to be done on this.  There is to be a little court-yard to one side of the building and then there will be the bread and stuff to make which will be another thing altogether!!

It is planned to put the street scene on display at the next Sydney mini fair.  I will just get that in before my departure to KDF!

Anyway - here are some pics of work done so far!

I will post more pics when I have something to show!!

Thursday, 18 December 2014

........And the winners are........!!!!!!!

The random line picker has spoken!!   As you can see, the winners are......

First  -  Elizabeth S

Second - Kikka N

Elizabeth - you get first choice!!  Please message me privately with your choice of basket and a snail mail address so I can post ASAP!!

Kika - if you could send me your address also!

Thank you everyone for participating in this give-away!  I wish you all a very happy Christmas/holiday season and the very best for the New Year.


Wednesday, 3 December 2014

Give-away Christmas 2014

As promised, here is my give-away - especially for Christmas!!

It is open to all current followers of my blog as at 3 December, 2014.

All names will be put into a random number generator and I will draw out two names.  The first name to be picked will get first choice.

Good luck to all participants!!

Ends midnight 18 December 2014 (Australia time)

Shopping basket and Storage basket

Storage basket

Shopping basket

Tuesday, 25 November 2014

Display wall for my baskets

I thought it would be nice to have a decent spot on which to display my baskets - both at shows and for photographic purposes and came up with this.....

I'm quite happy with the outcome!  And now it's back to work on this most gorgeous, rainy day!  We so needed rain and I'm doing a happy dance!

Hope everyone is keeping well.

Stay tuned for the giveaway - I haven't forgotten.