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,

Fi XXX


39 comments:

  1. Wonderful gifts! Ilona makes such beautiful things!!

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    1. Hi Susan, she does indeed, such a pleasure to have her work in my collection.

      Ml Fi x

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  2. Lovely gifts and wonderful photos!

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  3. Hello Fi, nice to hear from you.
    I get it, I have also always a lot to do.
    Ilona is a miniaturist who makes beautiful things.
    The photo's are so nice you have taken.
    Greetings, Alexandra.

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    1. Hello Alexandra,

      So lovely to hear from you, it is amazing how quickly time passes by once you are distracted.

      Ml Fi Xx

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  4. Hey Fi, don't beat yourself up about being absent. RL happens and it is a hobby after all =0)
    IIona makes such wonderful things. You're such a tease with your photos Ha!

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    1. Hi Carol,

      Your sensibility is always reassuring, RL is a major factor but it is so nice to get lost in our hobbies.

      Ml Fi XX

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  5. Dearest Fiona! I am so glad to see you really have found your miniature Mojo back, even though there was needed a little fairy for that ;)! Your pictures are stunning as always and YES, you are a real teaser.....but I also love to tease a bit now and than ;)!! Enjoy your new goodies, I hope we now will see more of Ambrosia Place or your other projects soon?
    Lovingly, Ilona XXX

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    1. My dear friend, I am so enjoying my new goodies, they were just the magic I needed to become inspired again, the detail in your work leaves me speechless.

      Thank you again my dear friend.

      XX

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  6. I now exactly how you feel, and I think some summer blues affected a lot of the mini community this year. But things happen, and I often find that a rest, proper break, gets the creative juices flowing again.

    I love your new house, and couldn't believe you found it for 40 bucks... I wouldn't have let it go either! It has such an unusual layout - I much prefer this style to front opening ones, but they are very rare over here. In fact dollshouses in general are very rare in France!

    I can't wait to see wht you do with it. And look at all your lovely pressies from Ilona! She is so talented, maybe I'll ask her to do a surprise for me too, such a good idea...


    Jonquil

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    1. PS I wanted to ask you about the coverlet on the bed, it is just what I'm looking for... I found someone who did fabulous mini crochet, but she has recently stopped making things sadly...

      Did you make this one yourself? It is lovely and creamy

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    2. Hi Jonquil,
      Your right, a break can do wonders with creativity.
      I am amazed to read that Dollhouses are rare in France, I imagined them to be very popular throughout Europe.

      As for the coverlet on the bed it is a rather beautiful piece of crochet I think, not that I have any real expertise in such things.I found it in a thrift store and it appealed to me because of it's softness, it is so supple that it falls perfectly for miniatures without any starch. I actually think its a doily, when it is spread out it forms a peacock feather pattern. It is possible I may be able to find you another one, I will keep an eye out for you and let you know if I find one.

      ML Fi XX

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  7. Nothing better then a beautiful mini suprise to get you back into mini's. A little break can be a good thing, it gives you a fresh perpective and rechanges the creative battery. I must say i love the suitecase and the lighthouse illutration in the last picture. Can wait to see your next post. Big Hug AM

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  8. Hi AM,

    Ha! I'm not at all surprised you picked up on the light house illustration, it's just gorgeous and I plan to feature it in some more photographs.

    I wish I was as focused as you, you seem to get so much done, including time out in Paris...oh to be closer to Europe!

    ML Fi XX

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  9. Hi Fi! Nice to see you have found your Mini Mojo!! Ilona's creations are incredible! You are so fortunate to have her Mysterious gifts!! Now I want to see them ALL! (Please)!!!
    You are teasing us with just a glimpse... but I know it is because you are wanting to set the "perfect" scene... so I will wait... because I am sure it will be worth the wait!

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  10. Hello from Spain: these gifts are precious. Keep in touch

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    1. Hi Marta,

      Thank you and I shall.

      XX

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  11. What lovely mini surprises to have received - the detail is excellent. It's nice to see you back with some lovely pics!

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    1. Hi Irene,

      yes there is no doubt about the detail in Ilonas work, it's stunning!

      XX

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  12. Comme c'est agréable de recevoir des surprises . C'est encore plus fantastique quand les surprises sont des petites merveilles . Oui, dans cette petite valise , il y a de quoi être motivée pour continuer et se remettre au travail , allez hop !

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    1. Bonjour Cathereine,

      Oui, la valise est si belle, elle est si parfaitement conçu et a beaucoup charecter, il est si doux au toucher, il se sent comme le cuir guenuine. Je pense que la pause m'a fait du bien, je me sens inspiré pour créer à nouveau.

      Fi XXX

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  13. Hi Fi, Great to hear from you and see your treasures from Ilona. I love the mini scenes you put together and look forward to seeing more. I took a month off myself, and I returned rejuvenated, just as you have. I'm glad you're back! xo Jennifer

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    1. Hi Jennifer,

      Well, your certainly deserved a break, you put so much into your blog, I must come see how Flossy and Sophie are doing.

      Hugs, Fi xx

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  14. Hey honey
    I love the last picture of the summer room, this sub ha cool house project.
    And your photography is excellent - I may need tips!
    Big hugs xxx

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    1. I'm always available for tips, just say the word lovey!

      XXX
      Huge hugs!

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  15. Hi Fi,

    Pleased to hear that Mojo Restoration is complete!! Thanks you also to Ilona for creating the magic spark to bring life back to Ambrosia Place and the summer house. Looking forward to seeing more now that you have tantalised our taste buds!!!

    hugs
    Andy xxx

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    1. Hi Andy, Yes the creative flow is back, in fact am about to start on some more scenes today.

      XX

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  16. Dear Fi, you are such a tease. So glad to hear your mojo is restored. That Ilona is so clever and talented --and I'm sure it was just the tonic you needed. Great to see you back in print.

    XOXO,
    John

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    1. Hi John,
      Yes, lots of ideas just waiting to be photographed!

      XXXX

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  17. Exciting to see you posting again, especially with such treasures to show! It all looks truly magical and I like that you're going to make us wait a little - like giving us time to savour each course of a visual banquet before moving on to the next :) Love the mood of your last photo.

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    1. Hi Norma,

      I really felt there was so much to show I need to do it in instalments, it does make it fun that way.

      ML Fi XX

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  18. Hi Fi! I think that your surprises were well worth the wait! Ilona is a National Treasure! Each of your little presents are total knock outs! The little suitcase and the hat in the hatbox are Eye Candy to us! What Talent she has in sooo many different areas, All of which continue to Astound and Please us! I can image that you are over the moon, Fi! I know that I would be! Have fun with your Most Wonderful Goodies!

    elizabeth

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    1. Hi Elizabeth,

      How right you are, Ilona is a National Treasure,she never ceases to amaze with her extraordinary talents.

      ML Fi XX

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  19. Hi Fi,
    Those are lovely! I would also like to thank Ilona! We have missed you. I missed you so much that I am willing to forgive the cruel suspense you are putting us through ;) So much love, time and thought goes into our miniatures that sometimes we all just nee to step back and take a break.
    Fear not, your loyal fans are here!
    Big hug,
    Giac

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    1. My dear Gaic,

      I am always so charmed by your words, you have such a lovely way of expressing your thoughts,touching base with every one makes me realise how much I have missed you all.

      Hugs, Fi XX

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  20. Ooh what a gorgeous scene you have created Fi, with all those goodies, they are amazing, clever Ilona and clever you. I had been wondering how your new house was going, can't wait to see what you have in store for us next.

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  21. Hi Margret,

    I'm so glad you like the scene, as soon as I opened Ilona's treasures I had images come to mind immediately.

    ML Fi XX

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