On Friday and Saturday two wonderful packages arrived from Rosanna and Eva.
A few months ago i did a mini swap with Rosanna. Rosanna lovingly stitched a pumpkin Tea Cosy for me, but sadly it was lost in the post. But she was really sweet and stitched the second one which arrived on Friday.
Here's a picture and here is Rosanna's Blog: http://lastanzadigiuggiola.blogspot.com/
Thank you Rosanna and so pleased it arrived safe and sound.
The tiny stitching is amazing and Rosanna is a true master with a needle!
Love the N on the back for Nikki and will have to give my mini witch a name beginning with N too.
On Saturday while i was at Kensington a parcel from Eva arrived. I bought some beautiful hand painted christmas postcards from Eva's etsy shop. In the parcel Eva also sent me a fab postcard gift especially for me, with my name on and a witch theme. Its wonderful and will frame make a nice frame for it.
On each letter of my name she has painted all the needs of a witch. I love the owl!
Thank you Eva!
Heres Eva's Blog: http://prunellascreation.blogspot.com/
Here is Eva's etsy shop: http://www.etsy.com/shop/prunellacreations
On Saturday i met up with Debie from Piskies and Poppets and went to the Kensington Dolls House Festival.
Before going i tripple checked i had everything, booked a taxi to take me to the station in advance (unlike me), made sure i had the list from Debbie of tiny treasures etc.
Silly old me forgot the most important thing of all... the ticket, which i only realised while waiting to get in the show. Didnt half make Debbie laugh!
Had a fabulous day, got to see Bob and Doreen, chatted to some lovely people and drooled at all the fab minis on sale.
I say i chatted, but not half as much as Debie. Debie loves to talk, lol... to everyone!
As usual both Debie and i love the same things and make a rush to get to them first.
Luckily we agree to share any finds so come away happy.
For some reason, lol, i give the impression i'm away with the fairies and lost all the time, but managed to use the tube with great success, even though parts of the line were closed. I have however forgot all the info i wanted to remember and mixed up all the business cards, so i cant refer back to them later. Wish i was more organised.
Saw Debbie onto her train about 7ish and got home in time for X Factor - Thank the Lord the two idiots have been booted out!
Thank you for a lovely day Debie and wish there were more hours to fab days out with super friends.
Here's a pic of the fab telescope i bought from Jeff Mewies. I dont think he has a webiste but if you go to the kensington site here http://www.dollshousefestival.com/ i think you will find his contact details. This one cost £20 incase you want to get one too.
I bought quite a mix of minis, most of which are kits or craft materials, so wont show all of them else i will bore you to tears. But here are some lovely little butterflies from http://www.winkelplein.nl/anjavandendoel/
The website does not seem to be working (maybe it is just me) but the contact details are there. Two buterflies cost £4 as a guide for prices. They are much nice than my photo.
While at the show i met a lovely lady called Fiona Bateman that was taking photos of the show for CDHM. Quite a frightening task if you ask me!
Anyway, i tend not to look at wood turnings because i can't find what i want, especially for witch and wizard mini's. But this lady i have discovered turns the most wonderful items perfectly suited for witches, wizards and all lovers of Harry Potter miniatures.
Heres Fiona's cdhm page: http://www.cdhm.org/user/fmw
Here is Fiona website: http://www.fionasminiatureworkshop.co.uk/
Here's Fion's ebay page: http://shop.ebay.co.uk/merchant/fmw1969
And her etsy shop: http://www.etsy.com/shop/fmw1969
Plus blog: http://fmw.mycdhm.com/
And some fab work by fiona too! Fiona also takes commissions.