I have no idea where this week has gone. I seem to have wandered around worrying about exams and pirates. Nothing to do with my own life, my two youngest have had their last exams and my oldest son is on a sail boat travelling between the islands of Indonesia.
Are they at all concerned? of course not they are already moving on to the next party or the next adventure!! I am supposed to part of a generation of parents who live vicariously through the lives of their children, I just seem to have taken on all the concern without any of the adventures!!!!
I have managed to concentrate enough to start on the kitchen furniture. None of it is stuck down yet I am still playing with it but what do you think? I have a few gaps and some jars have yet to be labelled any ideas about what else I can add? I am thinking of making some linen for one of the drawers, plates and things under the dresser and more fresh veg under the table.
The dresser is from Rob Lucas I think and is simply stained and then treated with linseed oil. The potions are a mixture of my own and bought ones. The lovely crochet baskets are from Nikki as are the fab trio of flasks. the wooden bowls are part of a set from AJ Miniatures on Ebay. My books are from Treefeathers and the little silver charms are from Ebay I think. I want to tarnish the charms but have not worked out how to do that yet.
Two chairs waiting to be further dressed but the rocking chair is for the owner of the house so I won't do much more with that. The owl cushions are from Julia and are perfect for my kitchen setting. I think all the furniture is from Rob Lucas who sells through mail order and shows. I really like his pieces not only because they are beautifully made but they are scaled so perfectly.
Again I an still paying with these pieces so nothing has been stuck down yet. Nikki's pieces are scattered and include the mushroom board, the bead bottles, the toffee jar and the dragon skin. The fab basket of vegetables underneath the table is from Mouse House Miniatures.
The super self pouring cauldron I bought from Ebay ages ago and have had it packed away in cotton wool afraid I would break it before even putting it in place.
These shelves are for over the sink and under the stairs and I have been brave and stuck these pieces down!
I love the brown and cream pottery from Grandads's Miniatures and went through my usual angst of - you have these beautiful pieces why mess them up by adding stuff too them? But they are supposed to be part of a working kitchen so they should look as if someone is using them, shouldn't they? Says she who has a whole dresser full of china that only gets used when it it gets dusty enough to need washing. But you know what I mean!
The tins of pumpkin soup were a bit of an extravagance from My Tiny World but I had to have them.