Saturday, February 28, 2015

Waffling on the weekend

It's my last weekend before I start studying.

I have the latest issues of two of my favourite magazines as yet unread.

And a lovely new white cotton waffle-weave blanket from Just Bedding (long-time readers will know of my love of decent bed linen).
Freshly-made bed with a white waffle-weave blanket and a copy of Flow magazine and Uppercase magazine on it.
So what's a girl to do but make the bed and return to it for a day of luxurious languid reading?
Close up of a freshly-made bed with a white waffle-weave blanket and a copy of Flow magazine and Uppercase magazine on it.

Friday, February 27, 2015

Finish it off Friday freak out

I made the fatal mistake of thinking it was a good idea to start gathering my unfinished (hell, unstarted!) kits together in one place:
Plastic storage container full of dolls' house miniature kits.
The really freaky thing is that this is only the more recent ones: I know I have a stash of older ones tucked away somewhere. Including kits that have moved country. Twice.

Perhaps this week's #FinishitoffFriday challenge should be to dig them out, consolidate them all and face the fact that I have enough to keep me going for quite some time?

Friday, February 20, 2015

Finish it off Friday: feeling sheepish

There really was only one choice for this week's Finish it off Friday project.
Cartoon of a sheep with the words 'New Zealand' written next to it.
 Jewel Lewis's Shirley the Sheep kit.
Miniature 'Shirley Sheep: a New Zealand cuddly toy' kit.
This should be a quick build: the instructions seem clear and straight forward,
Instructions and contents of a miniature 'Shirley Sheep: a New Zealand cuddly toy' kit.
 and the contents well designed...
Close up of the components of a miniature 'Shirley Sheep: a New Zealand cuddly toy' kit.

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

The morning after

That
Modern dolls' house miniature scene of a pillow and blanket on a sofa.
was 
Modern dolls' house miniature verandah with a plate and a wine glass strewn around, and a broken railing.
 quite
Modern dolls' house miniature verandah with a wine bottle, plate and wine glasses strewn around.
 some
Modern dolls' house miniature verandah with a  wine glasses and plate lying on the bench.
 party
Modern dolls' house miniature interior scene with a wheelie bin, a crate full of wine bottles and a wine cask in front of it.
Modern dolls' house miniature kitchen with empty glasses and plates strewn around it.
Modern dolls' house miniature post-party scene with empty serving platters and plates on tables.
Modern dolls' house miniature post-party scene showing a piano, guitar and recorder, plus a broken chair.
(Whose stupid idea was it to store the bed behind the piano to make more room?)

Monday, February 16, 2015

Spotted something missing?

I guess you may have noticed a severe lack of folding chairs at yesterday's party.
Modern dolls' house miniature black folding chair with black and white spotty seat and back.
 Never fear, they are being worked on, but the paint wasn't dry in time for the set up. Which made me decide I needed to leave space at the party for mingling (and maybe dancing).
Modern dolls' house miniature black folding chairs with black and white spotty seats and backs, plus a roll of fabric tape and a pair of scissors in the foreground.
Besides, the chairs had decided to head in a whole different direction once I remembered the spotty fabric tape I picked up on my last trip to Daiso...

Sunday, February 15, 2015

(School) house party

And so the day of the party finally arrived. The bunting is up. And everything's ready for the first guest.

And here you are! Welcome! You're right on time!
Miniature dolls' house school with bunting reading 'blogiversary' tied to the front verandah.
Do come inside.
Entry to a miniature dolls' house school with garden chair and a table outside.
View through the front door of a miniature dolls' house school, showing the kitchen with a selection of drinks arranged.
 There's heaps to drink. Grab a glass.
Kitchen of a miniature dolls' house holiday home, with glasses and plates arranged ready for a party, and various drinks on display behind.
 Would you prefer non-alcoholic
Selection of miniature dolls' house non-alcoholic drinks arranged in a kitchen, ready for a party.
 or alcoholic?
Selection of miniature dolls' house alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks arranged in a kitchen, ready for a party.
There's quite a spread to chose from (I'm expecting rather a crowd).
Selection of miniature dolls' house party food arranged in a living area, ready for a party.
 There's even a specially-iced cake to mark the occasion. We'll cut it later in the night when everyone's here. In the meantime, help yourself to something sweet,
Selection of miniature dolls' house cakes arranged on a desk, including one with the number 9 iced on the top of it.
 savoury,
Miniature dolls' house savoury food arranged on a table, including sushi, nuts, olives and two sorts of pizza.
and, of course, there's lots of cheese.
Miniature dolls' house finger food arranged on a coffee table, including a bowl of chips, a cheese and grape platter and a bowl of fudge,
Miniature dolls' house cheese platter on a table next to a pile of plates, In the background is a seating area.
Take a seat, if you wish. I'm sure more guests will arrive shortly.
A miniature dolls' house living room seating area, set up for a party with finger food on the coffee table.
A miniature dolls' house living room, set up for a party with food, seating and plates arranged.
My muso friends were tuning up earlier and have just ducked into town to collect a couple of last minute things. They'll be back soon and then things will really get started.
A miniature dolls' house veranda, with seating, a bottle and glass of wine, a recorder, guitar, ukulele and sheet of music.
Feel free to grab a chair outside and wait for them to return. If you get peckish you can access the food from out there.
View from a miniature dolls' house veranda to inside where there is a table laden with cakes.
 Blogging for nine years? I know, who would have thought?
View of a miniature dolls' house veranda with a selection of musical instruments arranged on it. In front, tied to a paost, is bunting reading 'blog'.
I'm glad you could make it!