Saturday, 31 December 2011

International Christmas Swap 2011

Hi Everyone

Thia is the first year, that I have participated in the International Christmas Swap, run by Caterina - Leminisdicockerina. I have had so much fun making the bits and pieces to send and the joy at opening up my gifts.

My partner for sending to was - Cristina.  I was not sure what to make, but wanted to make some Christmas tree decorations.

The box was a cheap wooden box from The Works, that I decorated using images from Christmas tissues and sequins, that were fixed on with Mod Podge.  This was my first attempt with mod podge.  All the other decorations are made from cold porcelain.

My partner that I received from was Flor

She sent me two lovely candle decorations and the cute train. 

I have had so much fun and cannot wait until the next swap. 

Lv Toria

Friday, 30 December 2011

Happy new year to everyone and Minis Part Two

Hi Everyone

Well I did not get my house sorted, as we found the connector that links the main house to the hall was broke, so have to wait until we go shopping. 
But here are a few views of the house at Christmas

Outside my house

The lights on the roof are battery operated LED lights from 99p shop.
The two trees on the outside are from Poundland.  The two in the middle were
from a garden centre.  The came as a pair

The snow is a snow carpet from Poundland (thin sheet of wadding)

Inside my house

The two chests are antiques.  The sofa was a kit, that I reupholstered.
The lovely candle decoration on the chest is from Flor as part of the International
Christmas Swap.  The tiny Christmas, tree I made a few years ago.

I had to buy this when I saw it in Carolyn's Little Kitchen's Esty shop
It has taken me a while to decide where to put it. 

The Christmas cake was one I brought when I first got into miniatures,
about 21 years ago.  Was it really that long ago!
When I found it in my box, I could resist putting it on my Westie plate
and have mini Rosie, looking adoringly at it. 
Very much as the real sized one would do!

The candle decoration and the cute train are also from Flor,
part of my swap goodies.  The candle has a star cut out shape in it. 
The stocking are card embellishments.  I did want to make my own, but ran out of time.  As you can see I have not finished the fire off as yet. 
I have an fire light set, wired in, just have to buy a fire grate and add some wood.

The dolls house was one I brought a while ago, but I cannot remember
who the maker was.  I think it is so lovely, it usually stands out in the room,
but thought it looked wonderful under the tree.

I made and decorated the tree.  The tree was a kit from Janet Goodrick Miniatures
The tinsel and the bead chain was from Little Trimmings.  I plan to make a large one for next year with lights.

Now for some non miniature pictures.

Taken Christmas Morning. 

Lv Toria

Obscure Creations by Tyla - a miniature dollhouse experience: Ok I'm in. Obscure Creations' first GIVEAWAY

Obscure Creations by Tyla - a miniature dollhouse experience: Ok I'm in. Obscure Creations' first GIVEAWAY

Happy new year to everyone and Minis Part one

Hi EveryoneTo start off this post will be in sections, as I am having a mini afternoon.  Finally getting around to rewire my Tudor house (well try to).  I had a lovely gifts from Flor for the international swap and will post some pics later on.

I also hope to be able to paper the main bedroom in the house.  I have found some images of old wallpaper, that I have photoshoped into wallpaper for my house.  You can still buy this wallpaper.  It is made by Cole & sons and retails at £80 a roll.
Designed late 1700's
I will post a tutorial on how I do my wall paper.

That's all for now, will pop by later.

Lv Toria

Plushpussycat: Big Miniatures Giveaway!

Plushpussycat: Big Miniatures Giveaway!

Sunday, 11 December 2011

The Winner is

Hi all

Thank you everyone who has enter my giveaway and has become a follower of my blog. All the comments are very much appreciated.

The winner of the Christmas wreath is

Patrizia - lemagiedipatty.  Congratulations. 

Again thank you everyone

Lv Toria

Saturday, 10 December 2011

Christmas Giveaway

As it is the seasons for giving gifts, I thought I would have my first giveaway/blog candy - A  1/12th Christmas wreath. 

The wreath is created using cold porcelain.  Each leaf and berry is handmade and coloured, so not one is the same, as in nature.  You even have to watch you fingers as the holly leaves are prickly. 

To be in for a chance to win, all you need to do is:

  • Become a follower of my blog
  • Leave a comment
  • Add a link in your blog to my giveaway.
The giveaway will be drawn on the 11th December, so I can post in time for Christmas.

Good Luck everyone
Lv Toria

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