Thursday, October 11, 2007

Room Box almost done

The fog is so dense this morning I could barely see MacBeth at the end of the leash! A good day to stay in and finish a quilt or make another table for my mini Tudor kitchen. Yes, the walls are up and the "historically accurate" electricity is working! I've finished a chair, bench and table. It is starting to look lived in. Since I took the class near Stratford-on0Avon I am going to make a couple of actors to hang out there (note the tiny tankards are already there waiting for them.) I love the aging process for these minis - lots of "mucky water." A far cry from keeping my hands and workspace clean while sewing!


I've started pulling out my Halloween decorations. My pumpkins are on the steps already...I'm the first in the village but that is OK with me. I put out a bowl of chocolate eyes and fingers on the sideboard (very popular with little boys! Also popular with some big-boys...my DH grabbed a handful on his way out the door this morning!)

Tonya is a bit Halloween-sick. Not a lot of decorations up for this holiday in Paris so I am going to post lots of Halloween photos the next few weeks. Maybe I will even pull out the half made Quilt witch I started a decade or so ago and finish her! Now that would be magic!

I have a niece and nephew who have birthdays on either side of Halloween. I made one Halloween quilt for them but feel like I should make another (sharing a quilt isn't much fun.) The quilt is in the photo below. It was a really quick one to make. I need to start another project well...I can't think of an appropriate finish to that sentence but you know what I mean! I just don't need to right now. I need a finish...mainly I need to finish a baby quilt for a shower this weekend (I work best under deadlines - for that read pressure!) I also need to get my hair cut today...I'd much rather stay home and sew...ah, well what we do for fashion....

11 comments:

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

Your mini-room is wonderful, quite accurate, at least it is to my eye! Speaking of eyes... the bowl full of them and the Halloween quilt with the spooky-eyes fabric are both so much great seasonal fun!

Clare said...

I thought those eyes were glass! Very very scary!

Your mini Tudor kitchen looks very very realistic. Glad you managed at long last to get to Shrewsbury. A lovely lovely town. Have you "done" Hereford yet?

Lazy Gal Tonya said...

Wheeee, thank you. that candy is so fun looking. I've never seen the fingers like that before. Is it British candy or American. I sure would love to see some French interpretations, but no such luck. Fun quilt for your niece or nephew (hope all the kids are doing well). miss you.

Marilyn R said...

Wow! Your mini Tudor kitchen is awesome! It looks like a picture of a "real" kitchen. I wouldn't be able to set out the bowl of chocolate eyes and fingers. Everytime I walked past it my hand would be going into that bowl. It wouldn't last long!

Gypsy Quilter said...

What a great job you're doing on your miniature. How ever did you make the chandelier? And the oven door on the chimney? Wonderful.

Fiona said...

My favourite bit of the miniature ... the smoke-blackened fireplace of course! Go to say that although we live in a suburban area we get very few trick or treaters - much to my son't disappointment!

Dawn said...

Oh my gosh - that mini room is totally amazing! I just love it!

anne bebbington said...

The tudor room is amazing - the fog thankfully didn't quite get this far down country - so awful if you've got to do a motorway journey

julieQ said...

A wonderful miniature room in my favorite time period. I like the spit? by the fire.

Don't you just love halloween time??Your quilt is wonderful...

JulieQ

tami said...

You are so patient to make such a tiny, detailed room. Amazing.
I couldn't have that bowl of eyes looking at me in my house. :-0 They would gross me out.

Studio Christine said...

SO jealous.

DH has a doll house kit somewhere, he bought it week by week

...and Halloween...I wis Australia 'did' Halloween, I love it, but will live vicariously through bloggers

and you give a new definition to 'eye candy' LOL