Today I took time off from working on ANY of my many projects. Instead, I spent time in the garden where I found yet another lovely orchid in bloom.
These are native cymbidiums - so pretty!
Below are snaps of our 28 acres of rainforest with a shack on it. We are in the process of clearing area around the structure so we can have extensions done and then move in. Yet another project for us - just a change from working in 1:12th scale!! But this too will be fun!
A lot of work to be done here!! But it will be the perfect place to create miniatures......can't wait!
Several years ago, I went to New Zealand to do this Rik Pierce workshop and it has sat at home waiting to be worked on for so long. I spent a long time thinking about what I would do with this because I just felt it deserved more than just being a room box!
This image shows how Tanglewood looked when it arrived home from New Zealand
This image shows Tanglewood on it's final resting place with the extension on the right side to allow for the stairs up to the first floor and providing cart access to the rear.
A close up - showing the cobbles and a few other details.
A view into the alley way showing access to the first floor.
And another view!!
I think it will be a while before this project gets finished - but it will be fun!
It never pays to have idle time as far as I'm concerned!! Sitting quietly never works - it leads to trouble! Actually, it leads to insane ideas!
I think they're finally going to lock me up! A lidded picnic basket in 1:24th scale! But I must say it is CUTE!! Once I started, I had to get it finished as fast as I could - just to see the end result so I had a pretty late night last night!!
I'm starting on a shopping basket next! Stay tuned!
This would have to be my favourite time of the year - in the garden at least - and before the heat and humidity hits, and that won't be long now that winter is done and gone! Here are some of my favourites - they are all Australian native orchids.
Wow - it's been over a week since my last post - and where did that go? Busy, busy, busy!!
On Monday, Susan came to play - armed with her courtyard - which is looking just wonderful so say the least. She's such a perfectionist!! But, she did NOT come empty handed - oh no! I was the very grateful recipient of some treasure from Sdfioh* Adkjfbd`~!! and here they are - displayed on a little table I made!
These precious items will eventually find their rightful place in Indianna Jones' house - which is currently under construction - but that's a whole l-o-n-g other story and the word "long" is not used lightly here. This house has been languishing in the workshop for the last 15 years because I had no vision for it. It's so difficult to work on a place if it has no "history". Well, about 2 years ago I found it's destiny - a home for Indianna Jones! And so work began - then it stalled again because of commitments in the "basket" world. But we are on track again! I will never complain about being bored!