Wednesday, January 26, 2011


This is one of the English old roses kits I ordered from France. Finally...I got them together and in the vase today! I am afraid the rest of the flower kits I ordered are going to have to wait. They don't have English translations yet. I opened them up and looked at all the pieces, then quickly closed the plastic zipper bag!!! LOL

The glass powder jar, perfume bottle and white vase with the pink rim were made by my old friend Frank Whittemore. I am sure you recognize the mail Linda made for me. I love it so much I put in a few pieces in most of the pictures I take. :-)

Monday, January 24, 2011

Lidi Stroud

I have admired Lidi's work in CDHM for a very long time. I love the texture baskets add to a to a miniature scene. When I discovered she had opened an ETSY shop I couldn't resist this basket. Do stop by and have a look at her beautiful work.

Monday, January 10, 2011

A White World

It is a rare occurrence in my city for us get anything like this. We can go years without seeing any snow at all. Here are a few pictures of my house and garden this morning. I will be staying home (working on a cat sculpt)! No one in this city knows how to drive in it.

I guess the landscapers won't be here today to plant the other trees I bought for the front of my house. LOL

Sunday, January 2, 2011

New Table LOL

I do love Colin Bird's work. He makes beautiful furniture. For instance... The "Double Bow High Back Elbow Chair" you see in several photos on my blog. I would have called it a Windsor Chair.

I have wanted one of his kitchen tables for a long time but I didn't want this particular piece made out of pear. Which is what he is using for them at the moment.

Recently he wrote to me and sent the picture above. It is a piece yew he has, it is just five inches long. He asked me if I liked it for my kitchen table. It didn't translate in my minds eye into a table nor could I truthfully say I could understand what it would look like when the wood had a finish on it. I do love all the tiny little knots in it. I just told him I trusted his judgement and to go ahead and make it out of this piece of yew. He is about to start working on it. It shouldn't be too long before I can show you the finished table. I am so curious. LOL