Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Flowers for January



Happy New Year!

I hope you had a good holiday, and tha 2014 brings you happiness, prosperity and lots of time for mini-ing!

I haven't had a huge amount of time, especially with the wedding coming up, but I have greatly enjoyed your blog posts, and have tried to grab a few quiet moments to make some things.

Turning my sights to the exterior, I really wanted to brighten up the facade with some flowers.  I have three amazing white daffodils, made by Ilona, some snow drops and ivy from Georgie at the Miniature Garden, and some Christmas roses that I made using paper punches and watercolour paints.





Although they are all white (my favourite colour for flowers) I think they brighten up the stonework.  Flowers are really great litle things to make, as they are relaively swift, and as a project, quite portable - so I could make them standing in the kitchen!





I also made some aquilegias, some of my favourite flowers, and, of course, some tiny Jonquil narcissi - the yellow ones were made from another Miniature Garden kit f 24th scale daffodils, the white narcissi I made.  The three pots came from One Pottery, on Etsy - I love their pots, such lovely warm colours, and perfectly in scale.




The jonquils look particulary sweet on the bedroom dresser, and I only wish I could make them smell as lovely as they do in real life!


Jonquil

27 comments:

  1. Your flowers are wonderful and look real.
    Greetings, Faby

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  2. Hi Jonquil! First of all my best wishes to yours and you for 2014! This year will become a special one for you all.
    So there you are, I've missed you :D! It is good to see you have made some new miniatures. These flowers are beautiful, you've made them so well and realistic! Yes, unfortunately we can't make them smell like the real ones...but they do brighten up the whole window at that place. You're right about that!
    Hugs, Ilona

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    1. Now that's praise coming from the Master of FLowers - your daffodils are just stunning, and I am glas that they are on the outside of the house, where I can see them!

      I have been SO SO busy (more than usual), but I am trying to keep up my minis as they are such a good moment for me...

      Big hug,

      Jonquil

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  3. Your plants look wonderful and I love the detail on the window.

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    1. Thank you Simon, but what you don't know is nothing has been finally glued in placxe, so for the moment the windows are VERY DANGEROUS and could come crashing down on the inhabitants at any moment....I'm not a very safe builder ;)!

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  4. Se ven preciosas.Las flores siempre dan alegría al lugar donde las colocas

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    1. muchas gracias Isabel! Me encantan los flores y estan muy necesarios en enero!

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  5. Buon Anno, Jonquil! ....e...chi è che si sposa....ma sei tu??!!

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    1. sì, finalmente ... dopo otto anni, due figli, una casa e un gatto .... facciamo le cose al contrario qui!

      bacci

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    2. Oh, mi avevi risposto! :-D Mi sono accorta adesso! Auguri auguri auguri! Meglio convivere otto anni, fare due figli, una casa, un gatto e un cane e continuare a stare insieme e sposarsi, che essere fidanzato otto anni, sposarsi, fare una casa, un cane e un figlio e scoprire di non poter stare più insieme! Purtroppo è successo a persone a me molto care! :-( ..... È poi i tuoi figli potranno dire: " Noi, al matrimonio dei nostri genitori, c'eravamo!!!"
      Mio figlio maggiore ancora mi rimprovera che avrebbe voluto esserci! :-D
      Quindi, viva il contrario, se proprio vogliamo chiamarlo così! :-)
      Che bello scoprire qualcosa di te post dopo post: le cose che ti circondano, il matrimonio, l'infanzia in Oriente! :-)
      Mi dispiace che il mio commento al post successivo è pieno di errori: la traduzione sarà terribile.
      Un grande abbraccio!

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  6. Hello Jonquil,
    How lovely. They really to add so much life to a scene. You did a terrific job of the flowers. They look terrific!
    Big hug,
    Giac

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    1. You are too kind, as always Giac! They are just a quick little thing that I can make when I don't have a lot of time, but they certainly add another angle to a room. I noticed recently reading about the Thorne rooms, that she had put in quite a few subtle vases of fowers here and there... I liked the effect!

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  7. Jonquil, your little flowers are Gorgeous!!! They are so perfectly put together .... so right in their scale and they look so real in the vase and in the window basket!!! I am going to have to start learning to make flowers.... maybe I should start with kits.... yours are so Inspiring! They make me wish even more for Spring!!!

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    1. Thank you! They are just small things, but quite satisfying to make... though Ilona's are true works of art! I highly recommend the kits from the Miniature Garden, the blog can be found on my blog list...they are a great place to start, and really reasonably priced too!

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  8. Happy 2014 Jonquil, enjoy the wedding preparations!

    Your flowers are lovely and will surely brighten up your house.

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    1. Thank you so much! And congratualtions on your recent anniversary!

      2014 is the year that you will finally get your package frome me, it's a New Year's resolution!

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  9. Happy New Year!

    The flowers are a lovely touch and blend in beautifully with the style of window.

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    1. Happy New Year Irene! A few flowers to brighten up a particularly dreich January!

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  10. your flowers are very pretty and they do brighten up the room :)

    Hugs
    Marisa

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  11. Hello Jonquil! There is nothing like the sight of flowers to cheer the heart especially at this time of year! Your little window box and the potted plants, make me long for spring and a return to the warmer weather. Your tiny flowers are a beautiful addition to a beautiful window!

    elizabeth

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    1. Thank you so much Elizabeth... I truly believe in the therapeutic power of flowers... I keep inspecting my garden for signs of Spring, and get so excited when I spot another bulb pushing its way through the soil... not long now, I hope!

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  12. Happy New Year to you too!
    Your flowers are beautiful and go so well with your stone window. I admire your stone work.
    Geneviève

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  13. Gorgeous! The third photo is particularly delightful, seeing them altogether like that, very appealing.
    Happy New year! :)

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    1. If only the pots in my real garden looked like that... right now they are a bit empty and miserable... at least in Mini world it is perpetually Spring!

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