Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Thank you so much for all your supportive comments on my last post - they really raised my spirits, and also inspired me. Josje suggested flowers, and so I attempted my very first bunch, red parrot tulips. Not quite as spectacular as Ilona's fabulous flowers, but the best I could do using all I had to hand; florist's wire, watercolour paper, water colour paints and a mini snowflake punch.
They look quite at home on the mantle piece, and really do enhance the paintings on the chimney brest...
And I do like them on the parlour table too.
I've started the chippendale sofa, made from an Xacto kit, but it still needs quite a lot of work. The rug is only a paper print out, as I will sew one soon, but I wanted a visual guide for the proportions and the colour. I think a little more faded would be best, more threadbare!
And I could definitely do with more blue and white china... the shelves look very empty!
Posted by Jonquil at 4:15 PM
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
This month has been pretty terrible for me, for various reasons, and as a result, my miniatures have suffered from neglect.
But to celebrate the birthday of my sons, I received this beautiful miniature painted on ivory. I've chosen to hang her in the parlour, and I think it is just the touch I needed to get on and start finishing the decor of this room!
I like the added coral red colour, and I think I'll try and add that to the room when I do the soft furnishings and upholstery. I think it is a good foil for the turquoise and slate blues.
Still nothing is finally fixed down (there are so many gaps in the woodwork) but I think it gives a good idea of the proportions. I added door handles and a latch from Sussex crafts and granite steps. I am still waiting for architraving!
Next on the list for this room is a chippendale sofa that I need to upholster, but I have so many sewing projects on the go that I have banned myself from even thinking up a design!
I hope you have had a better October than I, and I would just like to say that all of your comments and support have been SO appreciated.
Also, a big welcome to new members, I will try to get my blog activity levels up again after this pause,
Posted by Jonquil at 3:34 PM