On Saturday Celia and I are off to our lovely venue at Bicester Avenue Garden Centre for the latest Nostalgia In Miniature Workshop - all the elements for the tiny herb gardens are packed and we're looking forward to another enjoyable day.
It was also very exciting when the Projects 2015 Magazine from Dolls House and Miniature Scene arrived in the post - not least because our joint 'Autumnal 1930s Porch' is one of the 'how to' makes included. It's a great issue with a host of seasonal projects to tempt miniaturists of all abilities.
Also out this week is the November issue of the magazine itself with a really splendid WW1 Competition Supplement full of terrific pictures of the entries by winners and runners up together with fascinating and often poignant stories behind the scenes.
I'm on a 1/24th character run at the moment....this Tudor couple are the latest and have now moved to their permanent home. Fun to make - and nice to ring the changes around the centuries in the costuming. The next pair on the workbench are right up to date.
Also fun to make were a few of my scruffy parrots - I've been meaning to make some more in 1/24th scale for ages so it was a good prompt when I had a specfifc request for one. The bodies are made from polymer clay and they are real feathers - taking a deep breath or sneezing is NOT recommended during the feathering process! Anyway I now have just a few in both 1/24th and 1/12th scales and if anyone else would like one please email me.
Thank you for looking