Here are some of the lovely things I got this Christmas - a Geisha figuirine by Veronique Cornish, a working (hurrah!) Art Nouveau mantle clock by Malcolm Hall and a book by Cockerina.
I also made a resolution this year to make minis first whenever I had the urge to buy something!
Here are a few small items I managed to make over the holidays; a paintbox, a silk thread box with thread and a family photo album. I think I need to practice my bookbinding skills!
I had really wanted a black lacquered letter rack, but couldn't justify the price tag - so here is my own little version, painted with chinoiserie. I made it out of mat board, and I highly recommend that medium for anyone like me who struugles with wood!
This letter rack is destined for the parlour, where there is a slight Asian theme in details, a little homage to my early childhood in Hong Kong. I painted the pagoda watercolour, and made a tiny notebook out of a scrap of leather.
On the left are two handkerchiefs that I embroidered - I have to say that the stitches are about as tiny as I have ever managed to do!
Thank you so much for your lovely comments, they are truly appreciated. I am slowly catching up with all of your blogs, so forgive me if I haven't commented in a while... as you can imagine, that is my other New Year's Resolution!