Oh how I used to LOVE walking into Crabtree & Evelyn! That was before they changed all the packaging!
I didn't care what the product was or the scent if I loved the box it came in! I loved the tins that had powders in them. Bath salts, soaps, beautiful tins of biscuits. It was all about the images for me they could have sold them all to me empty in the mid 1980's. Next door was Laura Ashley. Also something that I loved before Laura passed away.
So in memory of that.... When I found this Crabtree & Evelyn kit in 1: 12 scale I bought it. They had all of the fragrances to choose from in miniature. When the kit arrived I wasn't too impressed but as I started putting it together I thought all these items would look great in the bathroom cabinet I am working on. That will contain linens, bowls of soaps and filled glass apothecary jars.
I am sure everyone of you have within your collection what you could define as your five star pieces. They maybe things you paid dearly for, made yourself or someone made for you.
I have a few of those five star pieces I adore. All of them are things made for me by friends. Things that can never be replaced. Now I can add these lovely petit point pieces to that category. They were made for me by Sandi. Who's work I am sure you have admired many times on Linda's blog http://une-petite-folie.blogspot.com/ and in Mercedes blog http://libertybiberty.blogspot.com/
Sandi works on 60 count silk gauze. That is 3, 600 stitches to the square inch! It has to be stitched with silk sewing thread. Embroidery floss is much too heavy to stitch on 60 count gauze. I am thrilled beyond words to have received these lovely, lovely pieces from her. They are really astonishing!!! Sandi also made another piece that I can stitch on my 1: 12 scale embroidery frame (not pictured yet).
This is a gorgeous tea cozy Sandi designed to compliment my Stoksay Ware.
A gorgous sampler!!!
Sandi has a blog... With no entries to date. I hope that you will let her know in your comments here how much you would enjoy seeing more of her incredible work. I happen to know she has just finished the most beautiful petit point rug for her own collection. I have never seen anything so fine.
I am just in awe of your beautiful work Sandi. I will take good care and treasure these forever! Thank you so very much!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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I am artist and a metalsmith. I have always loved miniatures and dollhouses. My interest in making miniatures is not restricted to the metal work I do. This year I plan to design and build a dollhouse.
I do not sell the miniatures I am making right now while I am trying to build my own collection.
Who is Kilmouski? ... He's my cat. And he sits right next to me no matter how many hours I work.