Monday, 25 April 2011

Easter Fun

Firstly a very warm spring welcome to my new followers and a Happy Easter holiday to everyone. We have had some beautiful spring weather over the last few weeks, the promised heatwave hasn't quite reached Scotland but beautiful all the same.

Waiting on the bus to work is so much sweeter when the sun shines and the  blossom is on the trees  

Cherry Blossom in full bloom in my garden

 I used my blossom to make the centrepiece for my Easter table, it is sitting in eggshells although you cant see them easily!

A mini version .... the eggshells are made from paper but look quite effective if you don't look too closely :-)


Lots of Easter goodies for the mini Easter Party ... the graphics were a free download from  Prints of Joy and I bought the chocolate eggs last year from Christine


Any excuse to make more cannisters ... shabby Easter ones here

The pink Easter Egg on the top shelf is from Paris Miniatures, again last year's purchase but at least I was prepared for this Easter :-)

And of course some pink ones ...

... bright pink tulip ones ....

... and pale pink polkadot ones :-)

Pretty duck egg blue cannisters and my lovely spotty teapot from Lory


Blue Easter bunny cannisters

Back to work tomorrow but with the royal wedding next Friday its a three day week and time for something different in my mini world.

I bought this unfinished Bespaq kitchen island unit at a bargain price and I love it ... I'm a little scared to start painting it in case I spoil it but would like it cream with a French country feel ... no more pink, rustic colours I think ... and hopefully then the inspiration to progress with Home to Roost which is a house in progress with a chicken theme. I already have lots of lovely things ready to furnish it.

Jackie x

Wednesday, 13 April 2011

Ooh La La Paris Party

Firstly I'd like to welcome the followers of my blog, thank you so much for your interest and for your encouraging comments.
I know the main reason I never make decent progress with my major projects is that every time I have a new idea or flash of inspiration off I go and get sidetracked ... again & again!
When I got this Ooh La La Paris Party set from Linnette at PaperGlitter I thought it would be fun to create in 1/12th scale.

Eiffel Tower, Party Hats & Treat Bags

Take Home Party Bags

I can just never resist making more canisters!

The absolutely fabulous cookies & cupcakes are from
Kim Saulter and so is the gorgeous birthday cake which
truly looks good enough to eat

Table set ready for the party guests .........


And one little person who couldn't wait
for the guests before sampling a cherry
cupcake :-)

Thank you for looking, Jackie