It has been quit a long time since I have had a chance to post anything. 2014 turned out to be a year of ups and downs. My Mother started out last year with some health issues that had her in the hospital twice. Both times it had to do with medication issues but all is well. Everything got sorted and she has been doing fine. We celebrated her 93rd birthday earlier this month. The biggest news is that my daughter(43) announced that she was expecting her first child and the due date was December 14. I was elated about this. I never thought this would happen because of her age. Well, her little one made a surprise entrance on September 28 via an emergency c-section. Baby Gideon weighed 3 lbs. 2 oz. and was 29 weeks along. It was such a surreal experience that we were all dazed when it happened. We have been incredibly blessed though as he was perfect from day one and began to thrive. My daughter was amazing and spent every day going to the hospital NICU nursery and spent her days giving her baby kangaroo care. He finally came home on December 18 and weighs 8 lbs. now. You can imagine how our Christmas was this year. Pure joy!!!! He is darling and my Mother was so thrilled because this is her first Great-Grandchild.
I hope 2014 is proving to be a wonderful year for everyone so far. For myself, I am really looking forward to having time for miniatures at some point. It has been far too long since I have had the time. There have been so many things in my RL that have been in the way for anything creative. My Mother has had a few health issues that have kept me busy but Thankfully she is a strong woman(92) and keeps battling through all of the blips. There have also been a couple of house issues that needed attention(plumbing) and sorting through some of the 50 +years of accumulation my Mother managed to do. The one thing that has kept my sanity for the last few months is knitting. My daughter and I took a class a few months ago to learn how and I love it. I am looking forward to trying my hand at miniature knitting someday. (How many scarves does one person need?) I periodically have been looking at all of the amazing things all of you have been posting and it thrills me to see all of the wonderful creativity. The time will come again for me. I am learning to flow with everything and not stress. I will be back into miniatures soon. I hope everyone is doing well. Love all of your posts!
I thought I would share a picture I took of a darling statue I bought at an antique store a few years ago and gave to my Mother. He is above the kitchen sink and is a pleasure to look at when there are dishes to be done. I am playing around with the iPhone my daughter gave me for Christmas. The camera seems to be really great! Love,Patty
My dolls will be featured in the Sept/Oct. issue of Dollhouse Miniatures.
A welcome change from the rough year I have had. I hope to be able to get back involved with miniature making and blogging. I hope all is well for all of you. I have enjoyed being able to see all of the wonderful creations everyone has been making.
I have been trying to come up with some accessories for the Nursery,Children's Toy shop, etc. and wanted to share this sweet little stroller that I have made. It is perfect for a small toddler to push some of her favorite toys around! I have had this idea in my head for awhile and was so pleased that it came out the way that I had wanted it to. I always seem to build things in my mind for about a week before I sit down and actually start it. It is always a treat if it comes out as planned! The little wheels work too!
Well, I am continuing to share some of the wonderful items that I bought at an Estate sale. I found a plastic tub in the back room with all of the miniatures and this is what was inside of it. Seven sleighs made by Carol Hardy(IGMA).(one was giifted to my friend Annemarie Kiwikkel for her exquisite dolls) They are signed and dated. Her work is stunning!!! She made these in the early 80's. There was also a popcorn machine and a older male vendor who was made by Sylvia Lyons. There are two small sleighs for children in the group. I hope I am not boring you with all of these postings about the dream sale that I was lucky enough to go to!! I still can't believe what was sold there!! I could continue posting photos for about 4 months....LOL
I am the Mother of one daughter and an artist that has become madly passionate about anything miniature. I love collecting other artist's work and sharing mine. I am still in the process of learning about EVERYTHING! THANK YOU everyone for all of the inspiration that you give and for the sharing