zondag 18 november 2018

To sit or not to sit

With all the kitsch from the shelves and the table, I felt the room needed a softer texture and a touch of warmth. So I took it upon myself to improve on an internationally acclaimed design, the sofa by Le Corbusier. And I am rather pleased with the result. Sorry monsieur Le Corbusier.


The cat is rather pleased, I think that's because he chased away the corgi 😉

I still had to make chairs for the dining table and I made a start but I ran out of glue! I will need 4 in total but I only had glue for 1. The glue was out of stock so I hope I can get it the coming week. I really want that particular glue as I find it glues everything quickly and neatly.
So here is my first of four dining chairs.

And because it was a lovely day, I did not want to spend the day sitting at home working on chairs. So I went for a walk on the beach with my mum. She'll be 82 in two weeks and I have MS. Neither one of us will run a marathon but with our trekking poles we are unstoppable.

On the other side of the "Channel" it's Great Britain.

2 cargo ships and an oil platform

The Hague with the pier at Scheveningen and further away, the port of Rotterdam (Maasvlakte)

I hope next week will see me more productive. Have a lovely Sunday evening.

Thank you all for visiting my blog and for commenting. 

zondag 11 november 2018

Art deco

As I was watching an episode of Poirot on television, I noticed his art deco interior and it inspired me to make some art deco shelves.

My inspiration from internet

I still have not wallpapered the living room as I have not finished wiring the house so please forgive the simple white paper used for this photo.

The Frida Kahlo head is a broche as is the twig with the birds, the gold wire cubes are earrings, the Buddha is made from a bead.

 I have not decide how I want to position the shelves. It all depends on what else I am going to add to the wall.

At the fair I had bought a table by Melissa (Laserville) which I also gave a more art deco feel.

The rug is wallpaper with a velvet finish.

The Jeff Koons balloon dog was a pendant.

Last but not least, I decided to give Elizabeth's tutorial a go. 

My ribbon is quite a bit smaller but it worked nonetheless. The blue ribbon did not have a wire finish on the sides so I used some wool to finish the neck and sleeves. Thank you Elizabeth, this was fun to do!

Thank you for visiting my blog and for your comments, it inspires me to move forward.

zondag 4 november 2018

Nothing new

Than why post? Because I want to stay in the rhythm of posting.

And because our garden centre has its yearly miniature display again. I showed it before, I think in 2013, but it is too nice not to show again.

Sorry for the sudden ending but there were people closing in on me.

I haven't done anything but my mum found a toilet at the dollar store. It contains brown slime and makes for a great modern toilet.

Comparing it to a classic toilet.

Oh yes, it needs cleaning! 😱

Looking good I think.

I also bought a Christmas ornament. Why would one want this in a Christmas tree? 
Will In have space in the kitchen for this? Probably not, but who knows...

I haven't had time for minis as I am clearing out my Barbies. I'm thinking of downsizing and that means getting rid of a lot of things I have collected over the years. This is just a very very small selection.

Thank you so much for visiting my blog and commenting. 
See you next time. 

zondag 28 oktober 2018


Where did time go? Life bulldozered it's way into my plans and I came to a screeching halt. My last post was September 9th, it is now October 28. But really, it feels like I just blinked!

It means I missed all of your updates!! I will be catching up with your blogs the coming days. That means I won't be doing much on my house as there just aren't enough hours in a day but at least you know why.

It's not like nothing happened at all, I did go to a miniature fair and I had that workshop work bench. So let me show you what I bought and what I made.

I bought a fabulous Hästens bed, a crochet bedspread for the bedroom of the Ancestors house, a living room table, lights, cold porcelain and a fridge. I did not break the bank this time. I was looking for a modern wardrobe and a modern toilet and sink but there were none.

I love the fridge and as a plantbased foodie I would love to have one just like that in real life. The kitchen in the Willowcrest is very small though, maybe too small for such a fridge?

As for the bedroom: I had to shorten the headboard a little but now I realize the purple wall doesn't fit. And the bed is big. Being in the front, it dominates the room. I was planning to put a wardrobe against the wall in front of the doors. In real life, I don't know if I would like to sleep in front of the doors. That's why I situated the bed on the purple wall. But now I don't know what to do. It's not like I really have to sleep there 😂
All I would need to do is change the bedside lights. I still want to make feet under the bed to lift it from the floor.

This ↑ or This↓? What do think?

 View from the hallway

I love the light through the windows!

And now for the work bench. The bench and dollhouse were already assembled.
All the rest had to be made and everything needed to be painted, and of course personalized. Please poke the pictures for a better view.

I added flowers to the dollhouse front gable which gave me the opportunity to display the mini tweezers from a previous post.

A work bench has to be scratched and covered in paint.

I had initially planned the work bench in the alcove, that's how I designed my lighting plan but looking at it, I don't think it fits well at all.

So I decided to change it around and it looks way better now. Of course this too will mean a change in the lighting plan.

Of course the exterior of the house still needs lots of work but I dread punching out the small parts from the dry and brittle wood. For now I am going to catch up with almost 2 months of your posts!