Monday, 29 August 2011

My miniature Life and Love

I always wanted a dolls house and in  1999 I set about my journey into miniatures!! What a Journey!  I got sucked in and I am still working down the scales at 1/144th at the moment.  I built my first house in 1/12th scale.  I enjoyed collecting all the items and making what I could.  I spent 8 weeks making a patchwork quilt hand pieced and stitched for the bed.  It was a labour of love and worth every stitch.  I have many treasured items collected on my travels around the world.  My second scale was 1/24th so it is almost completed.  I got a comission to do the Street Scene in 2004 seen here and it is proudly displayed in a Pub in the Galway area. 

Monday, 22 August 2011

My latest adventure into decoupaging chairs has led me into the world of comics, namely Dandy and Beano!  the added bonus is that you can read as you work!  It's fun.

Monday, 8 August 2011

Dabbling in Antiques

I took to de cluttering my house and have taken a step into the auction room to see what all the fuss is about.  Well my first muse was the total insignificent value of my so called precious items that I have been minding for so long!!  Looks like I have been harbouring a load of rubbish!!  I am delighted now that I have put the stuff in and will take whatever I get for it.  As for the family silver, what a load of nonsense!!  I have been listeneing to people go on about collecting a lifetime and see now what rubbish it all is.  anyway the auction is on the 16th and I will wait and see what comes about.  Then I will let you know how I am going to blow the sale money or if I actually owe the auction room money instead.  the BBC Antiques roadtrip if coming from the auction room here in Ireland for a first so maybe that is the buzz I will get!!!!!