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Monday, May 14, 2012

Quarter scale goodies on Ebay this week

I have been working on some new quarter scale items and have added a few of them to my Ebay auctions this week. The link is http://www.ebay.com/sch/miss_amelias_miniatures/m.html?_nkw=&_armrs=1&_from=&_ipg=&_trksid=p3686 if you fancy taking a look. I will be adding more new pieces over the next couple of weeks...

Saturday, May 12, 2012

...and more beds

Hi and welcome to the two latest followers to my blog. Having had a few months without a chance to post anything new I hope to be able to share a bit more from now on...

These are my two latest beds...both will be available on my website at some point over the weekend but if you fall madly in love with one of them then please email me quickly and I'll reserve it for you :)

The first one is a shabby chic style called 'Rosemary'. The beautiful country style quilt falls into fat folds of roses and vines on an ecru background. An elegant selection of pillows with intricate details in cream and deep ruby brocades, silks and laces adorn the mahogany bed with co-ordinating padded headboard and base. A stunning addition to your 12th scale cottage or country home.

The second bed this weekend is 'Desirée' and if I had a bed like this in my life I doubt that I would be leaving it to take my son to football this morning. I did ask my youngest what he thought of this bed...'er, it's nice but...too many pillows', was the reply....MEN, they just do not understand!!

Layers and layers of creamy silk, an exquisite quilt of pintucks with tiny cream pearls, a silk brocade throw, a hint of buttermilk in the most subtle drapes of striped silk and of course a mountain of the most gorgeous pillows...

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Back to blogging...and bedding

Being the sort of person who wants everything 'now', or even 'yesterday',  I am constantly amazed by the outstanding patience of my customers. I do my best to give a time schedule for completing commission work but so often things take longer than I expect, real life interferes with my work schedule, materials don't appear when I expect them to...and deadlines are stretched like long pieces of elastic.

I find myself starting every email with, 'apologies for the delay', 'hope to get started soon', 'sorry to keep you waiting' etc. Despite it all,  these wonderful ladies never moan or fuss and ever so patiently bide their time until I finally get started on their project.

Of course, while they are waiting we start getting our ideas together. I send samples of possible fabrics to be used and they send me their first, second and third ideas. This is a period which I think is important not to rush and many times we have both agreed that a particular silk was worth hunting down, or a certain design was worth the searching and waiting. Unless I am reproducing a particular life size image or design it is important for me to get a feel for each customer's style before starting work. The possibilites are endless and what will appeal to one collector will maybe not to another. Eras and styles can be interpreted in so many different ways.

Anyway, an enormous thankyou to all you very patient, long suffering people!!

The bedding set below is a prime example...several months after we first discussed this collection it is finally on it's way to it's new home (and a gorgeous bed)  in the UK

A combination of embroidered silk taffeta, paisley chiffons and several shades of caramel silk make up the set, which consists of sheets, a heavy luxurious quilt, double valance ruffle and a mass of ornate pillows...all of which my customer can arrange herself on her own 12th scale bed...I hope it was worth waiting for!

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