Saturday, December 21, 2013

Recital, Christmas Surprises & (Mini) Mini Tutorial

Hi all. I'm back. The Michelle Glover Academy of Dance recital has been and gone and I had my last day at work yesterday until 14 January, so hopefully after I have caught up with the housework I will have a bit of time for miniatures to get on with my sister's gallery. It has been such a hectic last few weeks with recital rehearsals, the recital and then Jamie had a number of school leaver functions (it is her last year of primary school) and her school play. We had my husband's work do last night and now I have a few days to breath before Christmas day.

The dance recital was a great experience for all of us as a family. My husband Pete was a great hit as Santa. He did so well. We both loved the interaction with the little dancers in our roles as Santa and Mrs Claus and got so many hi-fives and hugs. Jamie also did awesome in the three dances she performed in.

Below are a few photos:
 Trying on costumes prior to the recital.
 Jamie in her Snoopy costume.
 Jamie, in front, as a snow angel.
 Jamie, in front, as a soldier.
 Pete in his Santa costume.
Me in my Mrs Claus costume.
The things we do for our kids (and their dance teachers)!!
I received the giveaway I won from Sylvia of Mijbil Creatures in the post yesterday. I was blown away. I knew the characters were tiny but until I saw them for real I didn't realise how tiny or detailed they were. I don't know how she takes such beautiful photographs of them. The tallest character is only 9mm high. I am just so thrilled to have these lovely little Christmas characters in my miniature collection. They will take pride of place on a little shelf in my Christmas box when I work on it next year.

I also got an unexpected Christmas surprise in the mail yesterday, this beautiful Christmas decoration from Melli of der Pippibaren-blog. Thank you Melli. It is just beautiful. Edward thinks it should go in his Christmas box and Marlon thinks it should go in his new residence when I build one for him. I think Edward might win. It will be another item that will take pride of place in my Christmas box. Perhaps I will take a photo of it to put in Marlon's residence!

And lastly for today, a quick little tutorial:

Cut the head off a small paper scrapbooking flower.
Glue it on to a flat jewellery finding. Drill a hole in the centre and insert
a miniature candle or a painted toothpick or similar to represent a candle.
(Preferably a candle that is a bit straighter than this one!)

I want to try to make a miniature poinsettia flower to try this technique. I think it would be lovely for a Christmas scene.
And finally for today, I have received my parcels from Maribel and Francesca for the 2013 Chain Christmas Swap. I am trying hard not to open them until Christmas Day but it is very hard to resist.


  1. Wonderful pictures! Jaime does look like a angel ;)

    You folks looks great as Mr. and Mrs clause also! You have some wonderful minis there, enjoy!

    Happy Holidays!

  2. What great family fun and wonderful memories. Thank you for the tutorial & sharing the pictures of the minis you received. Those little characters are just darling.

  3. Lovely family photos. Congratulations for the adorable prize from Mijbil!
    Thanks for the nice tutorial!
    Merry Christmas and A Happy, Healthy New Year to you and your family!
    Hugs, Drora

  4. What wonderful family memories for all of you, Sharee! Congrats on winning the wonderful prize from mijbil, she makes the most tiny characters, enjoy it all! Thank you for sharing this tutorial.
    I wish you a very Merry Christmas and my best wishes for 2014 for all of you!
    Hugs, Ilona

  5. Fantastic family!
    Wonderful winning and gifts.
    Merry Christmas to you and yours.
    Greetings, Faby

  6. Замечательные семейные фотографии! Санта и его любимая жена очень хорошо смотрятся! Jamie прелестная девочка!
    Поздравляю с замечательными подарками!!!
    Счастливого Рождества!!!

  7. Son unas fotos fantásticas y se nota que disfrutais mucho en estas fechas.

  8. Wonderful pictures of you and your family. Your daughter is adorable. Congratulations on the wonderful gifts. Great tutorial thank you for sharing.
    Hugs Maria

  9. cara sharee molto simpatica la tua partecipazione e quella di tuo marito alla recita di Natale.
    Un meraviglioso dono hai ricevuto e sono contenta che tu abbia vinto un giveaway.
    Un abbraccio e Buone Feste a te e alla tua Famiglia

  10. Fun photos! Your prize and gift are both wonderful! Thank you for the lovely tutorial--it's a great idea. xo Jennifer

  11. I had ever known it: Mr. and Mrs Clause are REAL!
    Your looking fantastic in your costumes!
    I hope Marlon and Edward don´t struggle because of the little angel ;-)
    I wish you and your familiy a few peaceful days after this busy time!

  12. You look awesome as Mr. & Mrs. Claus! That must have been such an incredible adventure. And a forever memory too. Your tiny gifts are gorgeous. And thanks for sharing the tutorial. Merry Christmas!

  13. Thank you for your super sweet words, and I wish you a Merry Merry Christmas, my friend! :)