Monday, November 29, 2010
(All photos "borrowed" from their respective blogs...)
Friday, November 26, 2010
This morning I got a comment from Cali who has built her entire apartment in miniature:Which, in turn made me realise I'd never shared the miniature apartment Brinja 's building based on her own... Anyone else I've missed?
Thursday, November 25, 2010
And in response to a comment I received in FLICKR the other day on a photo of my worktable when it was newly arrived about how plain and uncluttered it was:This is what it looks like this morning. Guess I'll be spending this evening putting everything to rights again so I can start a new project and mess it up again...
Wednesday, November 24, 2010
Gotta love the ABC. Miniatures seem to have gone viral within their walls since my radio interviews and TV spot.
This week sees Stateline Television visit Maureen Caelli (another Canberran) and a radio based By Design radio interview on Pendle Hall (apparently "Australia's greatest dolls house": please feel free to discuss) brought to my attention this afternoon via text by the rather ill Ampersand Duck (which propelled me into a frenzy of "how does this radio thingo work and where do I find the right station?")
Alas I'm too busy to read it right now.
Because I'm busy creating miniature versions of Issues 1-6and magazine boxes to keep them in...
(Edited to add: and some linky love)
Tuesday, November 23, 2010
I love serendipity!
Sunday, November 21, 2010
Saturday, November 20, 2010
Friday, November 19, 2010
So I thought it only fair to show there is mess. Usually in the form of piles of stuff waiting to be read...
Having said that there are now a few less piles. Although I'm not officially joining in this year's Seven Things challenge I've been influenced by Taph's work (and the habits formed from previous years) which meant that, yesterday, there was a large bag of stuff delivered to The Smith Family bin, a full carton delivered to Lifeline and a drop off at the local second hand book shop.
Thursday, November 18, 2010
More (full sized) creative spaces over here.
Wednesday, November 17, 2010
Tuesday, November 16, 2010
Monday, November 15, 2010
Sunday, November 14, 2010
I decided to try making a miniature version of this pouffe using this full sized pattern as inspiration and some lovely wool I picked up in New Zealand.
And once it was done, I couldn't resist throwing together a scene to highlight it.
(Credits: Wall: Side of a concertina file I got in a swap years ago. Floor: Sample of wood laminate found in the back of the mini cupboard. Rug: See here. Shelving unit: Dolls House Emporium. Bus roll art: fridge magnet bought in Wellington. Glass bottles: Picked up in Venice many years ago. Storage boxes: Rement, repainted. Uppercase magazines: Made by me from cover images sent by Janice. Tray: Lego Scala. Coffee plunger: Delph Miniatures. Cup and saucer, pear: unknown.)
Saturday, November 13, 2010
So this afternoon I swung past on the way home from work and discovered this:Little things! Weehee!
My fave by far was the tin caravan:Fully furnished and in almost perfect 1/12th scale.Clare's giving a talk next Saturday (20th November) at 2pm which I hope to get to. The exhibition is open at ANCA Gallery 12 noon - 5pm Wednesdays through Sundays until November 21st and is well worth a visit if you like little things.
(More pictures here)
Friday, November 12, 2010
No, what's a first is being credited on a CD.
So how did I manage to get a credit?
Greg's a very forward-thinking chap (as well as a brilliant musician) and decided to involve his fans in the making of his latest album. Earlier this year he sent us an email explaining how he was going to start working on his next release and inviting us to get involved. He figured we'd probably buy the album anyway, so why not get the cash off us at the beginning of the process and use it to support the production and marketing of the album?
There were several levels we could commit to (I almost typed "sponsor"). I can't remember the exact details but if you paid $30 you'd get your CD a week early when it was released. For $50 (the level I chose) you got the album early, an immediately downloadable exclusive acoustic album, access to a "behind the scenes" page and your name on the CD notes.
There were two more levels of support: the $300 included a meet and greet session and the $3000 option included a private Greg Johnson concert at your house in New Zealand. And, I dimly recall a T shirt that said something like "I gave Greg Johnson $3,000 and all I got was this lousy T shirt". Alas the official Greg Johnson donkey wasn't included in this bundle or I might have been tempted...