Monday, March 2, 2015

The Hutch

It has arrived. I was expecting to have to wait at least a couple of weeks for the hutch to travel all the way from the USA to New Zealand but within a few days it has arrived. Exciting!
For those who haven't caught up with the news I won a Minifanaticus giveaway - see details of the giveaway here.
My response to Jane's giveaway question was:
"... I would love to see it (the hutch) as a wood colour rustic hutch to go in an abandoned house that has been taken over by creatures, whether they be fantasy or mice and birds, perhaps the odd broken cup and saucer plate, old jar of preserves, etc. Maybe some fall leaves that have come through a hole in the roof. ... I would have fun creating a little scene to place it in."
I was blown away when I found out I had won the hutch and when I saw photos of the completed hutch on Jane's blog. I was even more in awe of Jane's work when I opened the parcel this afternoon and saw it for real. It is fabulous and also came with some extras.
This is what I found in the parcel:

The contents of the parcel.

Isn't the hutch just fabulous - wonderful detail. There are mice, butterflies, snails, fungi, moss and plants, broken dishes just as I had imagined and wonderful autumn leaves. The mice are even flocked.
The extras included were:
Beads and jewellery findings.

Flower soft and green flocking.

Some greenery and flowers.

Some fun Halloween and Christmas embellishments.

Some gorgeous ribbons.

Some stickers and decals.

Components for creating leaves, flowers and butterflies similar to those on the hutch.

The card from Jane.

Jane would have to be one of the most encouraging, caring and sharing miniaturists I have come across. You really must have a look on her blog site. I have to say I love her fun slightly quirky creative ideas.
It was great to have a real good look at the hutch and see how Jane had made things. I was excited when I saw the cute little snails as I have recently been given the below bag of tiny shells by my friend Susan and I can't wait to have a go at making some little snails using some of the shells.
Of course now the challenge is on. I have to create a little scene to house the hutch in. Thanks Jane for a great dose of inspiration and motivation.


  1. I'm so pleased for you winning the Hutch. You deserve a treat after recent events. Jane is so lovely to send you extras too. She is a wonderfully talented Lady, not to mention hilarious. Enjoy =0)

  2. I do hope they keep you inspired hon! Oh..that bag of shells is wonderful a snail topia could be crafted! ;P

  3. WOW, Sharee, Jane has spoiled you a lot, but you deserve it, so enjoy all of it :D!
    Your hutch is so wonderful and so well made with lots of details, I love that tiny snail ;)! And you've got so many extra supplies to keep you crafting, that's so sweet of Jane :D!
    Wishing you a nice week and keep crafting!
    Hugs, Ilona

  4. Hello Sharee
    You won a fantastic prize from Jane. Jane is one of the generous, considerate and, most of all talented, persons on the blogs. I too am a proud owner of some of her
    wonderful miniatures which I treasure. Enjoy and make some happy scene with
    these cute items.

  5. Fantastic prize and gifts from the so talented and thoughtful Jane. You deserve it all! Have a great time with all of your new goodies, Sharee! xo Jennifer

  6. Oh Sharee,
    What a lovely hutch and I can hardly wait to see what kind if scene you will create for it! Blessings to you,
    sugar, spice and whatever's nice

  7. Wow the hutch is gorgeous. Jane's work is incredible and she has such a great sense of fun. Fantastic extras. Enjoy your wonderful new treasure.
    Hugs Maria

  8. Oh, the details on the hutch are Wonderful! I Love the little mice! And the Butterflies too! She has been so generous with all the extras! What fun you will have to make the setting for the hutch! I can't wait to see what you make!

  9. Awesome - I am a little jealous! ^__^ Congrats, and I hope this inspires you to create many gorgeous miniatures! :)

  10. Wonderful gifts from a talented friend.

  11. Muchas felicidades por este regalo tan bonito y a la carta.
    UN abrazo

  12. ¡Enhorabuena por tan fantásticos regalos! Un abrazo, Carmen

  13. Wow, you already have your gorgeous price, that was a fast delivery! Congrats again for winning this wonderful, awesome hutch made by this very special lady. Jane transformed your suggestions into a stunning piece - and great she even supplied you with plenty of stuff for numerous craft projects. And now I foresee an extraordinary increase of the miniature snail population in New Zealand... ;O)


  14. Congratulations to the win!! The hutch is fantastic =) And the shells are so tiny and cute, I got some tiny shells too, and hope to make a few snails myself later. When I was a kid I loved snails and wanted them as pets =) I think it will be easier to take care of some mini polymer clay snails, than the regular ones =)