Wednesday, 16 December 2015

WOYWW #341

WOYWW - hosted by the very talented Ms Julia at The Stamping Ground.
I'll be number ... 38 I believe.
So... on my workdesk today is yet another change of hobbies/crafts. I am back to making miniatures!
My darling Hubby bought me a dolls house for Christmas - 1:12th scale, and so the 'Adventure Into Miniature' starts all over again :) The variable drill (from my Nail Tech days) is on the far left - very useful for all the little curves :) I am halfway through making a ladies bureau  (top right-ish) inspired very much by Kris - though I haven't the correct materials, tools or hardware to complete the bureau, I'll still give it a good try with crafting items I do own already. Whilst awaiting the arrival of primer and paint, I'm starting on making a dolls house grandfather clock - this is the rough design sat on my desk. Some essentials are there - ruler, pen, pencil, glue etc...
The little bureau does deserve, I think, a little piccie of it's own - with some of the paper plates I made to decorate the shelves. I'm no artisan (more of a craftisan lol) but I am quite pleased with how it's coming along.
On the far right, is my favourite tin - I keep some small tools in there - and things that I use as tools - toothbrushes, toothpicks, orange sticks, bits of plastic and card... also handy is my phone.
A few weeks ago, I had every intention of taking part in every WOYWW - but I didn't realise that the 2nd fell on a Wednesday - my wonderful Dad passed away that day last year, and I really didn't want to participate when my desk was empty and I had nothing to say. The phone stays near so I can call my Mum whenever I need to. A bit of a poignant and sad and to my desk viewing... but at least my craft-space is being used now! 
Got to have a quickie close-up of that tin...
We'll just ignore that there's sweeties tucked away behind there too :)

Have an interesting and wonderful 
"What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday"!


misteejay said...

Love your bureau - it will look fabulous when it is full of "china".
Toni xx

Sofie Vandersmissen said...

I love the little bureau you made!

P.S.: don't forget to enter my giveaway to win a bracelet and earrings jewelry set!

Greetings, Sofie # 31

StampinCarol said...

I am impressed that you can make miniature furniture! The bureau looks wonderful so far! Thanks for visiting and happy WOYWW!
Carol N #33

April Story said...

I love doll houses - what a wonderful gift. Can't wait to see the finished clock. So sorry to hear about your Dad. I hope you are able to focus on the happy memories. I can see why that tin is your fave. Thanks for stopping by my blog earlier.
April #39

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

Thanks for the visit. Just when I think I've seen a lot you share something, I adore and didn't know anyone would make it ~~~~ how fun...Your little bureau is so cute. Thanks for sharing.

Sharon said...

What a lovely gift! Have fun with your dollhouse.

sandra de said...

Looks like you are doing an amazing job on the Bureau.... didn't even notice the sweeties. Good hiding spot they blend in beautifully.
sandra de @24

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Oh, I understand about the date and your's the same for me in May when I remember my mum. I still miss her, three years on.....
Now then, that little bureau is amazing!! You clever thing. My friend collects dolls houses and I know what she pays for furniture etc for them, so you're onto a good thing there :-)
Hugs, LLJ 12 xxx

Lisca Meijer said...

Oh that little bureau looks so cute. And the plates will look really good on it.
The biscuit tin is fantastic! I've never seen one like that!
I understand what you say about that date. I live in a different country to my mother but I always make sure she is not alone on the anniversary of the day dad died. Last year my sister was with her. This January it will be me.
Thank you for visiting me earlier,
A belated happy WOYWW,

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

You are a true craftisan (is that a word?) and true artist. That bureau is already looking beyond gorgeous. I was certainly impressed.

I can relate to your day of mourning. When I lost my grandmother (grands raised me), I thought my world had come to an end. Then my grandfather died less than 8 months later, and I had no living relatives left in my world. I feel for both you and your mother during this time. Happy very belated WOYWW from #1.