I am making slow progress with the Petite Properties book-ends. I had my 87 year old Mum stay with us for a week so I didn't get any miniatures done last weekend or during the week. It is school holidays here in New Zealand and our daughter has gone with Mum to spend most of this coming week with Mum and other family in the city where I grew up an hour away. Therefore today, after getting on top of the housework, I had a bit of time to do some work on the book-ends. It nearly didn't happen because I had misplaced the instructions... very frustrating! Luckily I found them tucked away in a box of kits I had shown Mum while she was here.
Anyway, here are some progress photos of the book-ends:
The Red Door House.
The Green Door House.
The two houses.
The Green Door.
The Red Door.
The bays have been started.
I need to add a bit more detail to the doors. Hopefully with my daughter being away for the next few days I can get some more done and will have another progress report next weekend.
I took my Mum to the local antique shop while she was here. She bought me some interesting books called 'The Saturday Book', two vintage hankies that I can use to make something in miniature, and a cute little dog.
The Saturday Books are 1948, 1949, 1950 and 1962. The books were put out annually between 1941 to 1975. They are described as a 'Repository of Curiosities and Looking Glass of Past and Present'.
These are the details of the hankies. Unfortunately the previous owner has named them in black ink but I want to use the lovely details for something miniature. I am thinking of using the top one as part of a fire screen with a colour behind it.
And finally there is this little dog. He is quite comical looking but definitely has the cute factor. His expression reminds me of one of my dogs.
Doesn't he make you smile.