Sunday, 16 March 2014

now we are talking!

Eh I mean miniaturing or what ever you would like to call it!
I've been making some real progress on my architect loft.
So far I've finished my bed, entertainment system and drawing table(well finished.... They all need a coat of paint or two but the structure is there!) some how with power tools I'm a mess though.. I was half way trough sawing my two windows when my one and only saw broke! I've order new ones but they can take up to two weeks before they get here. So in the mean time I've been concentrating  on something I know how to do.... Gluing!!!! Whom ever invented glue I'm a huge fan. yesterday I had a day of so I  painted every thing an even coat of colour so here's what everything looks like!

The drawing table:

 The entertainment system.:

 The bed:

I'm still working on my bathroom an my sofa, And my book cabinet is going to be the hardest to make its a very hard design. Plus I also have to work on my kitchen. So little time so much to do!
I hope I can get everything finished in time how is everybody else doing? I cant wait to see what everybody makes from it!

Mini hugs Mandy

Monday, 24 February 2014

What A Year!

Hello everyone!

As my title may say A little bit about this post my year has not really started great!
I'm not sure if I’ve ever told you. But my real life day to day work is with a childcare organization.
Over the past few months our government has decided to really cut back on the help and support for parents in the child care system. And because of that a lot of our parents can’t afford child care anymore. Causing our centers to go empty and losing even more parents because they have lost there jobs! Needles to say that our centers have to deal with the blow to! Earlier in 2013 my work hours got reduced with five hours less every weak. And in January I heard that there taking another five hours away from me! Causing me to not have enough money to pay fir my home and bills. So I went searching for an extra job on the side witch is not that easy, but I found a few. Causing me to work four jobs now in order to pay my bills. I don’t have to tell you that I don’t have a lot of spare time left to spend on my minis and the time that I do have I’m usually to tired to do anything and I use that time to spend with my dog (yes I bought my own dog before this whole drama started) her name is Loortje (short from Dolores) and she’s a real cutie.

Lately I’ve been able to do a few miniature things and  she seems to be quite curios to see what I am doing and after thutalli sniffing every item I hold she settles down and go's to sleep. I also owe a huge apology to Kristine over ar papperdollminiatures for I still havend been able to send her her winnings from my contest. To make it up to you Kristine I’ve added a few items extra and as soon as my paycheck arrives it will be on its watt to you! I promise! In the time I’ve been giving myself I’ve been working on a few items if my loft of witch I’m hopping I’ll still be able to finish even though I have so much to do! I've also found some wood print sticker at a local arts and craft store and I’ve used it to cover my yellow IKEA furniture planks. Here's what it looks like!

 I’ve also been working on a few swap items because I still had one planned with Megan. And I want to make it right! And something you will actually be happy with. Also I’ve been looking for a way to make a cornered sofa because buying one is out if the question now! Anyone got any idea's let me know. Well that’s it for now I need to walk my dog and get ready for job one and two today.
 Mini hugs Mandy