Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Bespaq settee makeover

I bought this Bespaq settee several years ago, and never really found the perfect place for it. So I decided to give it a makeover.

I painted it black, varnished it, and re-upholstered it.

And now it will live happily ever after in the Asian room at the Inn. :-)

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Country Victorian kitchen

These are some new pictures of the kitchen in my Country Victorian house by RGT.

The chairs are from Minst, the table is from Elf Miniatures, the banana is by Angie Scarr, the macaroons are made by Tara Ericson from Hawaii, the cupcakes are made by me using Christel Jensen`s mold. I bought the plate at KDF, but I`m afraid I don`t remember who the maker is.

I made the cupcakes and the wooden utensils, and I painted the utensil holder.
Rita made the pot-holders. The placemats are made by Tara Ericson if I remember correctly.
I made the grapes and the cheese, Christel made the slices of bread, the wine-opener and cheese knife are by L & A St Leger, if I remember correctly. The cutting board is Rement, and I bought the glass bottle at Madame Blå in Denmark.

The jars are by Stokesay Ware, the "Le Creuset" items are Rement, and I bought the tray at KDF, but sadly I cannot remember who made it.

The pots and pans are by Lara Copper, and the chocolate cake in the making is by Christel.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

March Dollhouse Club meeting

This is from our last Dollhouse club meeting. That`s me to the right, flipping through a dollhouse catalog.

Some of the club members were making chandeliers.

Here`s one of them in progress...

A finished chandelier!

I didn`t make one, but I made these flowers instead.

We usually have a lottery at our meetings, and we all bring a prize. I was lucky this time, and I won one of these great prizes!

Monday, March 22, 2010

Framed photos

My husband took these pictures, minimized them for me and printed them out. I made the frames.

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Marleen`s give-away

Take a look at Marleen`s blog, she has this great give-away because she has 100 followers!

Saturday, March 20, 2010

A new dollhouse!

I have just bought my 8th dollhouse, a beautiful Tuscan Villa made by Christina Pardy. I just love Christina`s work, I already have this wonderful setting made by her, that I got when I entered an ATM MAKE. I`m so looking forward to getting the house, I`ve already started to pick out some miniatures to put in it.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Rearranging the kitchens

These are some of the kitchen-related miniatures I have. I decided to take them out of my kitchens, and then rearrange them, to get a new, fresher look. And, I realized that creating a new look isn`t my strongest side... I`m probably the only one who can tell the difference.... :-p
Anyway, it was fun to play around with them.

Sunday, March 14, 2010

The Wizard`s quilt

I have just finished this quilt for the wizard`s bed. It has taken forever to make, as each square is sewn by hand. When Rita taught me this tecnique, I would never have guessed that I would be making a quilt as big as this, let alone three! I`ve made one for a bed in my Country Victorian, and one for Marie. At first I just thought it would be fun to learn how to do this, and maybe make a baby`s quilt, but then I realized that despite of my lack of patience, I was able to stick with it and finish it! And it was something that was easy to work on while doing something else, like talking on the phone or watching a movie.

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Some new books

I have made these books using printies from Lizelund. Thank you so much, Lize! The printies are wonderful :-D

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Full-size earrings

I ordered some swarowski beads online, and is kind of hooked on making earrings at the moment. I`ve never done this before, but it was quite fun! These are the ones I have made so far...

As you can see, I do like my accessories and jewellery...

I am also working on a miniature project these days. I am trying to find time to finish a quilt for the wizard`s bed, it`s almost done.

Saturday, March 6, 2010

TV-programme about the dollhouse hobby

Here`s the link to a programme that was on Norwegian television today about dollhouses. They interview Caroline Hamilton, and Susan Mulvany and Kevin Rogers among others. I really enjoyed watching it. When opening the link, you have to fast forward a bit. The dollhouse programme comes after the "Heartbeat"-clip.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Awards from Janne and Sylvia

I got this award from Janne and Sylvia. Thank you very much, both of you! It`s so nice of you to think of me :-)

The rules for the award are:

1.Thank the person that gave it to you.
2.Copy the logo and place it in your blog.
3.Link to the person who nominated you.
4.Name 7 things about yourself that nobody knows.
5.Nominate 7 kreativ bloggers.
6.Post link to the 7 blogs that you nominate.
7.Leave a comment on each of the blogs letting them know that you nominate them.

The 7 people I would like to give this award to are

Witch and Wizard Miniatures
Oh Mini Of Mine
Miniature Miniatures
Miniaturas Natasylvia

Now for the 7 things that nobody knows about me... I guess it has to be 7 things that my online friends don`t know about me. People who know me in person probably know this already.

1. I am a chocoholic, and one of my favorites is making hot chocolate from Valrhona chocolate and add a dash of whipped cream.

2. I hate to exercize! Though I am a member of a gym... I force myself to go there about twice a month.

3. I loved Barbie dolls as a child, and used to dream of working for Mattel as a doll designer.

4. I have had French classes for 5 years at school, but I still don`t really speak the language. I wish I knew French as well as I know English.

5. I`m a bit nervous about turning 30 this summer... Does this mean I have to grow up...? ;-p

6. I constantly sort through my things and get rid of everything I don`t need. I don`t like holding on to things that are not useful, pretty or keepsakes. I go through everything in our attic about once a year.

7. I`d like to go to the Harry Potter theme park in Florida some day.