maandag 31 december 2012

The last project of 2012

It's the  last day of 2012 and I've just finished my last project of this year. I just made it in time and I just had to show you some pictures of it. It's Noah's ark and it has about a hunderd tiny animals on it, grouped in pairs...there are elephants, horses, birds, camels, lions, apes, cows, to many to mention.
The whole ark measures about 2,5 inch in length and 1 inch in height.
It took some time, cutting, coloring, pasting and it was loads of fun to do. I'm rather pleased with the result.
And now I'm off to have a typical Dutch newyear's delicacy the 'oliebol' but not before wishing you all the best for 2013! Let's make it the best year ever!

vrijdag 28 december 2012

The perfect gift...

Hi everyone!
How was Christmas for you? I had a wonderful time filled with friendship, togetherness, laughter, fun AND gifts under the tree.
I joined the international Christmas swap that Caterina had organised and look what I recieved!
A perfect miniature jewelry box made by Stephanie living in Spain...
...filled with beautiful jewelry; necklaces, broche, earrings and even a tiny ring...
...the drawer hides even more goodies...
...with a mirror in the lid and painted in nostalgic colors!
It's an amazing piece of art and the details are stunning. Thank you ever so much Stephanie, you're the best and made me a very lucky girl! If you would like to see more of Stephanie's miniature creations make sure to check out her blog
There's a lot of great stuff to be discovered there and I guarantee you'll be amazed at her talent, just like I am.
And thank you Caterina, for organizing the international swap again, it is so much fun realizing that all over the world people with a common interest are making gifts for one another, putting time and effort in it just to bring a smile on the face of the recieving person they don't even know. Isn't that the ultimate Christmas spirit?

dinsdag 11 december 2012

I see a bird...I see snow...I see a mouse

Nope, not another tutorial today...
After decorating the house for Christmas, doing the tutorials I promised and sending off my Christmas swap for Rosa (which she recieved and already naughty girl!!) I decided to spend some more time at needle felting. It's my latest addiction, I absolutely love doing it. It's calming and so much fun!
Meet the three latest cats I made...
They will be listed soon in my webshop but first I want to finish some of the miniatures that are still on my to-do-list. Why oh why does time fly so fast when you're having fun?

maandag 10 december 2012

Another tutorial: a deer lost its head

This is the second tutorial I made for the calender I told you about yesterday. It's a deerhead made out of cardboard to hang on the wall, it might look difficult but I assure you it's do-able so why don't you give it a try? I made the deerhead in different styles: a classic brown version, the white one you see above and a shabby chic pink one.
Click on the deerhead  and you'll see the instructions and templates needed to make your own.

zondag 9 december 2012

Let's weave a wreath!

How is everyone? I just love this season, it's cold outside and it gets dark so soon ... we even had snow!  I'm  switching to a snuggly state of mind here. Yesterday we trimmed the Christmas tree and today we'll put up the sparkling lights outside. I even replace me hot coffee for hot chocolate and light up the fireplace as soon as daylight vanishes. I found the box with Christmas cd-s in the attic and I'm singing christmas songs all day...jingle bells, jingle bells and all I want for Christmas is you..uuu..uuuuh...

Besides that I've been busy with some promises I made. The swap I made for the International Christmas swap that Caterina organized is finished and on its way to Spain. And I've been busy with making a few tutorials for an adventcalender. The calender is published on a forum for miniaturist I'm member of. I decided to post my tutorials here after they have been 'revealed' on the forum. This way you can also try them out.

The first one is a wreath made out of ribbon

And now for the tricky part...I made this tutorial in pdf and have absolutely no clue how to post that on a blog. So, here it goes! If you click on the picture with the door you should be able to see it.

Keeping my fingers crossed this will work!