Tuesday, December 25, 2007

My mum tells porkies....

Here I am in my Santa Hat. Sure shocked mum when I left it on and let her take my photo.... She is soooo boring... MERRY CHRISTMAS from me, Harley! (Oh and from the hoomans too).

Sunday, December 23, 2007

Christmas Pooch

Yeah - I decorated the dog too.... Poor Harley puts up with a lot. She refuses to wear her Santa hat, though. I didn't get around to sending Christmas Cards this year so this will have to do. Merry Christmas!

Saturday, December 22, 2007

What I've been up to lately

I've been busy with a lot - but "Not Quite Ready for Christmas" is done... The tree was a swap from a friend in the US - I added the lights.

Merry Christmas to all...even if like me you're not quite ready.

Friday, December 7, 2007

Nearly done now....

Here it is nearly finished. I have a few more additions in mind, but essentially it is done... That white thing in the back is the AA battery pack for my 1:12 scale Christmas tree 'next door'.

Monday, December 3, 2007

A 1:48 scale Christmas Breakaway Box

Well - I have the photos downloaded, just have to work out how to get them up here....

Ah! Now that was easy peasy!
To the left is the small gift box I started with - basically a throwaway item. Lots of the materials in the project were 'trash' that I rescued.

To the right is a photo of my Holiday Breakaway box near two of my other passions - Coffee and Cola... or maybe that's just one... Caffeine... This should make it clear to non-miniaturists what 1:48 scale looks like.

Below is the not quite finished proje
ct. I still need to decorate the Christmas tree and make a few other Chrismas-y things...

The armchair and sofa were the very first minis I ever made... I look at them now and say "I could do better" but they have a certain sentimental value... The coffee table is made from Mini-Magnum sticks (Magnums number amongst my other wicked passions: ice cream). The bookcase is actually paper tole. The rest of the furniture is the brown plastic stuff that comes on a card which has been painted to match the coffee table and bookcase. The snowman in the yard was turned on a lathe by my husband, Robert Boot, then painted by me. The outdoor tree was something I ripped off a cheap ornament and 'planted' in Crayola Model Magic. I can't remember where the inside tree came from, it probably has a similar origin though. The bricks in the yard were leftover printies from another project, the green carpet was a scrap I scavenged from a card, the wallpaper was a scrap leftover that was exactly enough and not a bit more for those two walls, the floor under the table was a scrap that my friend Anne was going to throw away and I said "No - I'll find a use for it." The cake on the table is actually a 1:12 scale petit four made from foam, glue and paint. The tea set on the table was a gift from a friend in the US... it is sterling and will eventually go in my 1:48 scale cabinet house (as it is much too nice for the 'throwaway' box) but it will be here for the holidays.

Thursday, November 22, 2007

Day One

Okay - I've gotten this far. Now all I gotta do is figure out the rest...