Thursday, April 19, 2012

Back From Holidays!

     Finally, I've managed to get posting again after a bit of Spring break.  Being in Spain visiting family and nowhere near any mini related things was difficult, especially as I forgot to bring my workbox with me!  But it is amazing what you can find, even in a tiny Spanish village.

I found this packet of gold sprayed wood bits. I've no idea what they were intended for, but they'll be perfect to finish the alcove when I make it in wood.  I was a little stressed about cutting a curve in wood, but here is my solution!  Found under a lot of dust in the equivalent of a dollar store (needless to say, I bought four packets for posterity!).

    Last weekend, back in Lyon, I went to a brocante (flea market), braving ice cold wind and rain, and managed to find this beauty - a fine lawn handkerchief edged with handmade lace... unfortunately it was at the end of the day, and I only had a couple of euros left, so I couldn't buy the rest of the handkerchieves that the vendor was selling!  The scale is too big for 1:12, but I think I can find a home for it as a bedspread, without it looking too out of scale - the workmanship is simply stunning!


  1. Hello Jonquil,
    I'm glad you had nice trip, even with the rain! There is something so beautiful about well done delicate lace. You really chose a wonderful piece. I can't wait to see the finished alcove. I really love your work, you always impress.
    Have a wonderful weekend,

  2. I'm keen to see how you use your mystery wooden bits too! The handerchief is a lovely find and I'm sure you'll definitely find a use for it.