Sonntag, 5. April 2015

Happy Easter! - Frohe Ostern!

It was an exciting day for the little bunny. For the first time he was allowed to hide some Easter eggs and when the evening came, his mom put him in the bathtub. She read him from 
Alice in Wonderland, one of his favourite stories.

Soon he got SO tired and his mom dried him with soft towels to get him ready for bed.


Long time no see, but I hope you are all enjoying a happy Easter!

The last year kept my head busy with planning a new house, this time it is in real size :-)

The construction started only 4 weeks ago. As you can see, there is a good progress and we will be ready to move in summer. 
 I hope you don´t mind if I post a house-pic here every now and then?

I did not do a lot of minis during the last year but I decided to give my ballerina-dollhouse new inhabitants. It is a family of bunnies, who also adopted a little orphan hedgehog.

Isn´t he CUTE???? He was a Christmas gift from my wonderful husband and made by 
ooakbymiriamandchristel on ebay.

The childrens room got some accessoires and toys. Next room to work on is the bathroom.
The kitchen also needs new walls, but I like decorating it.


Mittwoch, 30. April 2014

My April Post!

Very Nice Lady reminded me of my resolution to make one post each month and that there´s no post for march :-) I thought nobody would realize if I don´t mention it by myself, but ooookay, obviously I was wrong. 
There is no progress on my bunny-roombox (as my Dad still has to make the box), but there is little progress on the Florists roombox.

I found this foto of a shop interior in the www and it is the perfect background for behind the door window. You can hardly see it on the fotos, but it adds a lot of depth to the scene if you see it with your own eyes.

With Easter coming around I also finally had enough egg cartons here to finish the walls and pavement.

It´s not ready yet. I need to make tulips for the bucket, a downpipe, lamp, weeds,...
but it´s already nice to play around!

And here is my little helper. Pimpf had his 1st birthday two weeks ago. He is quite an independent guy but when I am making minis, he is always there! 

"A blanket a a blanket...even if you humans call it "tablecloth"! "

Have a wonderful start into May, wherever you are!


Montag, 21. April 2014

Happy Easter!

Late as usual, but I hope you are all enjoying a
Very Happy Easter!

Hugs, Sandra

Sonntag, 23. Februar 2014

Adding UFOs

With February ending so soon I must hurry to show you my mini of the month!

I have a faible for leaving things unfinished (But I KNOW I´m not the only one :D ) So this month I added two new UFOs (UnFinishedObjects) to my "collection".
The first one was inspired by dear  Rena who is currently creating  a Tilda-corner in her gorgeous Patchwork Shop. 
I am mixing up things so my little shop inside an IKEA lantern is "Tilda & Co"

The floor is just a print from the net. The www was also very helpful for finding the prints for papers, fabrics, ect....

I made some Tilda ladys from fimo and dressed them with Tilda fabrics. But I must do some more.

The quilt on the backside wall was a gift from Gillian and I am happy that I finally have the right place for displaying it! 

Eh...and the patchwork draped over the bench is another piece of my ufo-collection :D

Talking about ufos...
Some of my mini flowers used to be in a printer´s tray. As my cats unfortunately seem to think ist funny (or yummy???) to bite the blossoms off I need a flower safe.

It is just a small shadow box  about 22 x 22x 14 cm. I have no more egg cartons left but this 
is how far I got. 

I wonder  what to do with the ceiling? Leave it as it is...or paint it skyblue???

And here Tadaaaaa!!! ...One  finished thing: following  Amber´s super-detailed tutorial I could make my luggage :-) The crocheted bunny is a purchase from Mireille . 

Long post but I hope I did not bore you!

Take care!
Hugs, Sandra

Sonntag, 19. Januar 2014

Good resolutions


Did you have a good start in 2014? I hope so! 
I was such a lazy blogger last year, only six posts, so I decided to make a good resolution:
12 blogposts this year :D  One mini a month, that should be feasible.

So I started with something that looked easy to make. Strawberries for some beautiful bowls from Elisabeth Causeret. 

In the end I came up to the conclusion that strawberries are not easy enough for me and my bowls somehow looked boring. But I thought some birdies would look nice AND pull away
the attention from my strangeberries. 

Now I have three fimo sparrows. And it seems to me that the one who is on the table is just thinking hard "What a strange fruit. Should I dare to try?...Nah, better not!"

I wish you all a good start into the new week!

Sonntag, 15. Dezember 2013

16.12 Papierstern /3D Paper Star

Hallo, Ihr Lieben!
In unserem neuen Miniforum findet gerade ein Adventskalender statt und heute bin ich an der Reihe.

(Scrapbooking-)Papier, Schere, Lineal, Cutter, Kleber, Nadel und eine weiche Unterlage, Beleuchtung

Das ist die Schablone. Die könnt Ihr entweder so ausdrucken und nach Wunsch bemalen: oder ausdrucken und als Schablone auf gemustertem Papier verwenden ...oder direkt auf die Rückseite von Scrapbooking-Papier drucken.
Für einen etwa 4cm breiten Stern die Vorlage auf 9x13cm drucken. Generell ist der Stern mit etwas festerem Papier leichter in Form zu bringen.

Ich habe meinen Stern einfach auf normalem Druckerpapier ausgedruckt und als Schablone verwendet. Die Linien werden mit einem Cutter vorsichtig nachgezogen, damit das Falten leichter geht. Die rot gezeichneten Linien werden nach oben gefaltet, die blauen nach unten.

Hier ist der Stern schon vorgefalzt, damit er sich später leichter in Form bringen lässt.
Glatt auf eine weiche Unterlage (Moosgummi, Bierdeckel) legen und mit einer Nadel Löcher einstechen.

So sollte es dann aussehen..und natürlich braucht Ihr zwei Sternhälften :D

Die Sterne falten, Klebeklappen umklappen und mit Kleber bestreichen

Hier kommt nun die Beleuchtung dazu. Ich verwende batteriebetriebene LEDs von
true2scale. Das Kabel zwischen die beiden Hälften legen und die Sterne zusammen kleben.

Fertig isser :D
Bei Unklarheiten bitte fragen und nun viel Spaß beim Nachbasteln!


Dienstag, 3. September 2013

Shabby Chic Garden Shed


Some nice people keep reminding me to do a blog post so here it is :-)
Last year Kaisa organised an international Birthday swap and with a delay of 10 months I was finally able to send my last gift to dear Gillian who never lost a bad word about my delay. Thanks, Gill!!!

I made  her a shabby chic garden shed but it could probably also be used as a beach hut :-)

It is made of coasters and some coffee stirrers from a friendly fast food restaurant :D

I made some this and thats for the inside but there´s still free space for Gill to decorate with her own ideas.

The watering can is made of paper and a straw from a kid´s drink and painted with a coat of my daughter´s VERY pink nail polish :-)
For the rubber boots I used Monika´s tutorial (and some swear words!)

And another tutorial: the clematis is made with Annie´s tutorial.

Although my trust in mail service is not so high Gill told me that everything arrived safely in Spain :-)

And here - tadaaa! - are two fluffy reasons who are keeping me from blogging:

This is little Hermine (named after Harry Potter´s clever friend)...

...and his fluffiness Pimpf.
Before they came there were some more flowers on my window sills (gone forever!), but how could I be angry on them !!?

My son is going to have his first day in school next week and my husband and I are probably more excited than him! (Where did time go?) So life is changing a bit with doing homework with him and learning but nevertheless I hope to be a bit quicker with my next post.

Thanks to those how come by and leave a comment, of course I read them all and they mean a lot to me!

Hugs, Sandra