Friday, March 5, 2010

Spring is in the air

I ordered this peony kit from VariAatje. Ria's kits are just beautiful! I still have a hydrangea kit to do but that will have to wait a while. PHEW! No one told me how much time some of the flower kits take to put together.

The hat and purse are made of congress cloth I dipped in strong tea. I didn't want to use the paper flowers for a hat so I stitched them out of 2mm and 4mm silk ribbon on gauze. Then they were glued on.

Maybe some of you remember Penny Weight Press. Barbara Raheb made such beautiful books. I am lucky to have several of them. The unabridged (fully readable) Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare is on the table and E. B Browning is in the purse.

The lemons are polymer clay. My first attempt at making any sort of food.


  1. Wow!! Flowers, hat, purse, lemons - all beautiful! Well done!

  2. So pretty! Yes, the flowers do take time. I make hydrangea's from painted art paper and paper punches but need to expand my floral repertoire!


  3. All your little treasures are so pretty! Flowers do take a long time to make, but what they add to a room is well worth all the effort.
    Regards, Linda

  4. Hallo Catherine,
    Was für eine schöne Szene.
    Es ist wirklich riecht den Frühling.
    von Nina

  5. Hi Catherine, lovely flowers. I still have to do a few kits from Ria. They are gorgeous, but a lot of work ;-)
    I would like to give you the kreativ blogger award. You can collect it at my blog.

  6. Hi Catherine,

    I'm a new follower to your blog and I just love the miniatures you posted about so far. The lamp you made is amazing! It makes me want to do methal work too!

    The scene this post is about is beautiful too!

    I see you want to make a dollhouse from scratch? I'm doing that too and am working on the roof at the moment. I'm looking forward to hearing about your plans.

    groetjes Evelien

  7. Enhorabuena!!!, te ha quedado un rinconcito precioso, los limones te han quedado muy bien, felicidades.
    besitos ascension

  8. Thank you for your kind comments! I am having fun trying completely different materials than what I am used to working with.

  9. So happy to have found your blog! Your minis are beautiful! :D