Saturday, October 12, 2013

Between the tissue

Hello All,

As promised, another glimpse at some of Ilona's treasures sent for Ambrosia Place. I must say that this item was my biggest surprise. In fact it took a couple of days to realise it was there at all. As I mentioned there were treasures hidden inside treasures and in my correspondence to thank Ilona she mentioned something about undergarments. Undergarments??? Most of you perhaps saw her post on the lovely maid that was upstairs in her attic sewing undergarments for her Mrs but I had unfortunately missed it. ( perhaps the surprise was greater) I went to the box shown below that had a lovely picture of a Lady in her undergarments and between the tissue..........

My jaw dropped, I couldn't believe I missed it!! So elegant, so pretty and such beautiful work, above is a photo I think shows the detail a little better, folded over the arm of the chair is the pantaloons, a full set. Each sleeve is finished with the tiniest tassles and you will see if you go to Ilona's post the most delicate button too.

Immediately with all this lugage and lovely items inside, a story for Ambrosia Place came to mind, the Lady of the house had long been awaiting the arrival of her dear friend, after the loss of her husband she longed for her friend to visit. Here is the scene of the guest room, her dear friend arrived, barley unpacked, too eager to talk into the night about the loves they had lost, missing each others companionship.  The wash basin, jugs, soap dish and towel set for her friend ( all made by Ilona's hands) and her comforts so that she may feel most welcome but almost forgotten as they talk and talk into the night about the year that has passed.

How fortunate I am to have such an imaginative friend! And so talented to!

I hope you all enjoyed my next instalment, more to come, Ilona's efforts do not end there, so I will leave you in suspense yet again with yet another story, but perhaps of the Summer House next time.
Until then I have one thing to ask of you?? I would appreciate so much if you would have a little look at this link I will leave for you. A special young person in my life has made her first short film in support of cyber bulling, those of you that are close to me will know who I am talking about. She has written, directed and edited the 2 minute film her self and is only 14 years old. It is a competition to help raise awareness on cyber bulling and has so far she has been the weekly winner of the competition voted by the organisers. The final competition is voted by the public and she needs a few more votes to be in the running of winning the competition. All you have to do is register your email address and a password then you can give her the thumbs up, don't worry, you wont be inundated with advertising. I would appreciate it so much, there are lots of great competitors but I do think her work is worthy of a vote.

Thanks everyone for trying to vote, I have fixed the link and hopefully this one will take you directly there. XX

If the link doesn't work cut and paste the address below.

Much love to you all and thank you for voting!!


Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Mojo Rejuvination

Hello All,

I feel almost ashamed to have been away so long, not only from my miniature work but from blogging all together, so firstly I must apologise to you all for not being up to date with what you are all doing, I will do my best to rectify that.

I don't know what happened but my Mojo just seemed to fizzle out, I became distracted with RL house projects and my little minis took a back seat....: ( However, it seems a little fairy had enough magic to sprinkle some Mojo dust my way, that little fairy lives all the way on the other side of the globe and has a wonderful blog most of you will be acquainted with Minimumloon yes thats right, my magical fairy is none other than Ilona, and we all know just how clever she is. Some time ago I asked Ilona to make me some things for Ambrosia Place and the Summer House, I requested that she take her time and surprise me, knowing she creates so well with a free mind. 

I had almost forgotten about it and then a little parcel arrived. SURPRISE!!! And indeed I was, surprise after surprise. Almost trickery really, because little boxes that were treasures in there own right only revealed more treasures inside on closer inspection, for example....the hat box that I investigated to see if it actually opened, only to find this exquisite lilac clouded hat inside, feathers and all...I was blown away!

Now I hate to tell you but I am going to keep you all in suspense a bit and not reveal all at once. Why I hear you ask? Haha....because it's more fun!! And I would like to create a little story for you to show the items at their best. I have set a little scene that you can see above. As you may be aware I have not done the bedroom in Ambrosia Place but I had a few things that I threw together to give the illusion of a bedroom.....something I am itching to tackle next.

Below is another illusion of a Summer House room with a glimpse of the perfect items made with a sea side theme, the hand sewn white throw rug on the end of bed adds the perfect feel of relaxation.

There are more pictures to come, but I didn't wan't to leave it to long before I thanked Ilona for her kindness and thoughtfulness, she has completely rejuvinated my Mojo and I thank her form the bottom of my heart. I would also like to thank those of you who emailed me just to touch base, it really is these special friendships that help me feel connected, thank you so much, I have missed you all!!

A huge welcome to my new followers, my apologies for being a little on the dull side!! 

Much Love to you all,