Thursday, December 22, 2011

A Christmas Card For You

There is still a bit of wrapping to do. Like this beautiful sweater and cap that was hand knit by Sharon Vries.

I am afraid I have not had the chance to make the sort of ornaments I wanted to this year, except for a snowman. The others are very old ones I have had for (gasp) many years. They are all on straight wires of various lengths, that have hooks on the ends. Which is great because it means I can pull them all off and change the ornaments as new ones are made. I think I would like to move away from the traditional red and green next year.
BTW...I am very pleased with the string of 26 LED chip lights I used on the tree, made by They are a bit fiddly to put on the tree but I remember the old style being rather time consuming too.

I am waiting for a drill bit to come in the mail which is all that is keeping me from finishing that 'certain promised something'. It will be my next post.

May your days be merry and bright...Happy Christmas!

Tuesday, December 20, 2011


I have been using my IPad because my laptop is in the hospital. I am afraid I cannot up load any photos here using it.

The good news is ..... I have been working on something I think you will love. Stay tuned.

Merry Christmas Everyone.

Catherine XXX

Thursday, December 1, 2011

The Garden

While I am busy working on several projects (both 1: 1 and 1: 12 scale) I didn't want you to think I had forgotten my blog.

What could be more charming then a beautiful garden shed. It would be a great project in miniature that could even be set in a book shelf when finished. It might add a subtle source of light and interest to a 1: 1 room. I am thinking about LEDs and the coming option of using a transformer instead of batteries.

I have a file of pictures I saved for years out of magazines of garden sheds. I don't have a scanner so I can't show you those. The newly built ones I love most, use old doors and windows purchased from salvage yards. Those can be very chic or slightly quirky. I like them because they don't have that prefab 'new' feeling about them when they are finished, like some of these do.

Garden sheds are close to my heart because I remember the summer my dad built one in our garden. I was about four years old then. It took him all summer, I was convinced I helped him build it. We went to the hardware store every week to get something 'we' needed to build it. The building was quite elaborate. It had a covered front porch, interior closet, electricity, a brick fire place and screens on the windows. It was big enough that he put bunk beds inside. So my sister and I could 'sleep out' on summer nights. I was so sad when we moved two years later and had to leave it behind. I know there is one in my future be it 1: 1 or 1: 12 scale.