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Saturday, 2 January 2016

Happy New Year

We had a very busy holiday season; two guests left just before New Year, two are on their way to the airport right now, and one is still with us for a couple of days. There has not been enough time to do any posts lately! I hope you all had a wonderful holiday, and that Santa left you minis.

I got some minis, some intended and some serendipity.

These two readable mini books came from my younger daughter; one is a Book of Hours, which I had said I would like to add to one of the two prie-dieus I now have, The other is a medieval herbal, which will go into the Tudor Apothecary workshop.

A set of mouse rug coasters will go into my vignette settings; as they are mounted on foam, they will have to be recessed into their settings to be totally believable, but that can work by simply making a thicker floor than I usually do. A stocking stuffer from one of my two western Canadian children.

This is the serendipitous gift; a box that held two small bottles of Armagnac brandy. The centre divider slides out, and the lid is plexiglass with a wooden handle, that also slides out. This will make a perfect small vignette that will not take up too much space, something that is becoming more of a consideration for me.

And finally, a half dozen small paper punches; I have to compare these with punches I already have, but if they are duplications, there are half a dozen people who will be very happy to receive them! These small paper punches are becoming increasingly more difficult to find in my part of the world. They came from one of my children out west, as a stocking stuffer.

I still intend to put a pansy tutorial on the blog, just have to be back to normal in the household, as it takes time and space to put a tutorial together. Happy New Year!


  1. Muy bonitos regalos!!
    ¡Feliz año nuevo!

  2. Those books are fabulous Marijke! What is their actual size. They look so beautifully well done. I love the coaster rugs - what a great idea. Minis are everywhere! -Marilyn D,, Oromocto, NB, Canada