Thursday, 25 June 2009
From America with Love! Kats Magazine Tutorial and My Tree Tutorial on Sale!
A few days ago a suprise parcel arrived from my friend Lisa in Utah. I was hoovering at the time and luckily the postman waited at the door until i was finished. He could hear me doing so! Most would just sling a parcel back in the van, put a note through your door and drive off at lightening speed.
I first met Lisa through ebay as one of my customers. For quite some time she has been unable to work due to having an operation on her arm and having to rest. It's all better now and she is back to making again.
Lisa follows my blog but as yet doesn't have one herself. I'm hoping she does soon so we can all see her fabulous work. For those of you that have not seen some of lisa's work i'll put a picture here at the end of this post. Its a man and lady she sculpted with her husband.
I know Lisa is busy sculpting a wicth at the moment and so looking forward to seeing her. Can't wait to see what else she makes now she has full use of her arm.
I know several people around me and have had friends come and go but none of which have gone out of their way to do something especially for me. That is apart from miniature friends i've met through ebay and blogging. Everyone is so generous with their time and friendship and it really does mean the world to me.
Not expecting a parcel it was such a treat to open not knowing what was inside. I'm ever so soppy at times and there were tears in my eyes as i unwrapped everything that had been so lovingly made.
I can't get over how kind people i have never met can be.
A little while back Lisa asked what colour scheme my house was and in the parcel was a beautiful table runner in autumn tones. I love it to bits and once i get a new table i'll be able to dress it all up. I've seen the table of my dreams and saving up for it.
Tucked inside the runner was a fabulous cappachino maker for my witches kitchen. The details are fantastic and love it to bits too. I'll have to make or find some copper cups to match.
Lisa also sent some smoothing lotion for sculpting, 2 armatures, some patterns for doll dressing, 2 sets of beautiful fairy wings, a cape and some reeds for my witches garden pond.
I feel ever so lucky to have all of these and can't thank Lisa enough or put into words how lovely she is. Its so easy to nip to the shops and wrap what you buy as a present, but when we go out of our way to sit for hours upon hours sewing and sculpting it truly is a gift of love and friendship.
My friend Kat the Hats tutorial is now on sale in dolls house world magazine. Here's a preview. Looks like a pretty magical project.
Also heres a preview of my tree project in Dolls hosue and Miniature Scene magazine, Issue 182 and the august edition. Its on sale from today.
Being me i only ever see faults with my work and dreading actually going to the shops to buy a copy. I do however really love the layout and the way the magazine has put it all together.
Kate and John from whittakers miniatures have more details over on their blog. Thank you for taking the pictures and the write up.
I managed to read some of the print here and it looks like the project will be in two parts. So it must also be going in issue 183 which is the september edition.