maandag 12 november 2012

About giving and recieving gifts

It's going to be a busy day..I mean week...nope...a busy month :)
I've been a little under the weather the last couple of weeks, it started with a cold which unfortunately developped  to a huge lanryngitis and bronchitis. But, after the doc told me to take some rest and handed me this familysize package of antibiotics, I decided to be a good girl and listen. I feel lots better now although I'm not out of the woods yet. I still need to take it easy but me and taking it slow just don't match.
First thing's first so let me tell you what I've decided to do the coming days/weeks/month. First of all I'm participating in the International Christmas Swap. Caterina organizes this swap every year and it's loads of fun. If you participate you are linked to someone and you exchange some Christmas miniature gifts. This swap is worldwide and it's a lot of fun being hooked up with someone from far far away. I'm a little late telling you so if you want to join, please hurry!
All the details are found here:

I've secretly been doing some mini's. As I've already posted I've been to the dollhouse miniatures show in Apeldoorn and I was lucky to meet some of the BIG names in miniature land. I've shaken hands with Jane Harrop , Ruth Stewart and Carol Kubrican !
I did some Dutch translations for the beautiful kits Carol sells and in return she showered me with gifts. I haven't been able to do all the kits she gave me (she gave me so much!!) but here are the ones finished so far.

The huge load of gifts I recieved from Carol
The finished kits so far....
Pretty in French style: boxes with dishes
Forsythia branches in a French pitcher
I can't wait to finish the kits, they are really stunning!
What else is on my to-do-list? Let's see... I still need to photograph the miniatures I made for the webshop and update the site (yep..those cats are for sale).There are still a lot of miniatures that aren't finished yet and are patiently waiting for my attention. I have to finish two workshops I promised for an advent calendar the dollhouse forum, of which I'm member, is organizing. Ohw...and there is the usual rush of life (groceries, laundry, cleaning), how could I forget?
And worries...I will take the rest the doctor prescribed...somewhere in between!

11 opmerkingen:

  1. Just simply beautiful! lovely minis.

  2. Wat een prachtige miniatuurtjes heb je gemaakt van de kits Peggy. Prachtig die doos met bordjes en de forsythia ziet er ook heel echt uit. Hoop volgend jaar ook eens deze beurs te kunnen bezoeken want daar zijn toch bijzondere miniatuurtjes te vinden. Ik vond het al erg rustig op je blog maar snap nu waarom. Ik wens je snel volledig herstel toe en sterkte met alle werkzaamheden die nog moeten gebeuren.

    Groetjes Xandra

  3. Hoi Peggy,

    Als je klikt op All the details are found here:

    krijg je de melding dat het blog niet bestaat...

    Groeten Xandra

    1. Dank je wel Xandra, ik heb het gelijk veranderd. Doe je ook mee?

    2. Hallo Peggy,

      Ik heb het artikel op het blog gelezen en vind het een erg leuk idee. Dit jaar doe ik nog niet mee maar misschien volgend jaar als ik iets voor Kerst weet te bedenken en...te maken :)

      Groeten Xandra

  4. Your doctor has shown up against powerful forces here when he recommends you that you should take it easy. I am completely out of breath just from reading everything you have done and will do.
    Very fine gifts you have received. The plates are wonderful.
    Now try to listen a little to your doctor I think he is a wise man? they used to be!


  5. lo primero me alegro de que ya estes mejor de salud , cuidate que en este tiempo es facil una recaida , veo que has estado muy ocupada con esos kit que te tan generosamente te regalaron , y que dan un resultado fantastico , buen trabajo



  6. Wishing you a speedy recovery :) Your gifts are wonderful enjoy.
    Hugs Maria

  7. The kits are gorgeous - you are very lucky! I hope you are well again soon, get plenty of rest! :)

  8. A lovely selection of minis. I like the chair too!

  9. Hi Peggy! I have just seen your post now. What a lovely job you did with the kits! So inspirational! I hope you are feeling better and are having a great Summer!