Sunday, 22 November 2015

Another potato basket........and our miniature group Christmas get together.

I've made another potato basket, slightly larger than the first one and this time the "lip" is on the basket, not the lid and this way the lid sits over the lip - if that makes any sense!!

Does anyone have a preference re the shape?  I'm not sure which one I like better!  Hmmm!!

Yesterday, the mid North Coast Miniatures Group had their Christmas get together and we all had such a great day.  Typically Australian weather - we started the day off sweltering in 38 degree heat and by the afternoon we were looking for a cardigan because it had cooled down drastically!!  We all survived though!

Thank you Narelle and Laurie for opening your house to us - we all had a fabulous day - and wasn't the food great??

Monday, 16 November 2015

Some wildlife in our garden............... the form of this lovely water dragon.  He's the smaller of the two we have in our garden - just gorgeous!!

I've also been doing some weaving - made this picnic basket and tried a new weave on the handle - quite happy with the result.

Sunday, 8 November 2015

Some Wall Hanging Baskets......... hold your keys, mail or anything else you may care to put in them!!

Do you have a favourite?

Wednesday, 4 November 2015

An Onion Basket......

I've still been weaving - in amongst playing with other things mini!!  This is a little onion basket, with a lipped lid.  This little number takes a lot of patience and sometimes that's really hard for me!!

And that's it for me.  I'm sure I'll be back again soon!!

Monday, 2 November 2015

Doing other things mini........and having fun!!

It is so good to have the pressures of convention over - but oh boy!  Did we have a ton of fun? Hell yeah!  My two classes were filled with the loveliest people (I can't say any different because some might even read this!!)  No - seriously - it was super great.  The accommodation was good, the food was - well apart from yummy - it was plentiful.  Like being force fed really.  So all in all a wonderful weekend of minis and catching up.

So now I'm home - lining up all the things that I have on my to do list and it seems to be really long.
There is the Venice Canal House to finish, the Indiana Jones' House, the 2 story Tanglewood and a heap of others waiting in the queue!

I have started with the Venice Canal House because it is the one most near completion.  It just needs the final bits doing - like the fire mantles painted and fixed - a decision on the lights - and of course the furnishings.  And with that in mind - I begged Pete to make me a box bed for Ezio.  And here it is!

I am so happy with the result!  It has a sliding door and an internal shelf for odds and sods!  Now all I have to do is make the mattress - and that is another story altogether!  I hate needles - in fact, I'm allergic to them because they bite me every time I touch one!!  But I'm going to have to brave it obviously!  I'll have to build up the courage........

Peter didn't stop there though.  He kept making ........And I so love the double door number!!

What do you think?

Anyway - enough of my rambling for now.  I hope everyone out there is keeping well.  I'll be back with more soon!