Saturday, June 15, 2013

I have been to the mountain (apologies to MLK, jr)

I am in Paris, with a friend, and today we struggled up Montmartre to go to Lea Frisoni' s Montmartre minis. It felt like visiting a shrine.
Ike most mini people I admire her work so much, although its not a style I emulate. U fortunately she wasn't there. The store has a great selection of bare wood minis. I bought a modern chest of drawers and an old fashion toilet for the French flat.

The section wasn't spectacular but in the window there was one of her beautiful French shabby chic dollhouses. It was worth going for that alone. I took a picture through the shop indow:

Very lovely to see.

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Monday, June 10, 2013

Why it is important to read mini blogs: a true story!

This weekend I rented a car so I could explore some parts of Cornwall relating to my research. In the process I was forced by a $&%#€ b****** to back down a very narrow road with hedgerows on either side. [There were 6 pullover spots behind him and the nearest behind me was about a kilometre back] And I do mean VERY narrow. In the process the passenger side of the car got scraped by brambles in the hedgerow. Gone was my £100 deductible.

While driving and cursing I remembered a tutorial by Fabulously Small for restoring scratched surfaces. So I stopped the car, whipped out my toothpaste and a tissue, and voila! Scratches all gone! Fabulous Small you really lived up to your name.

Not much mini-ing going on at the moment. Work, work, work! Here's a photo anyway.

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