Mum of 2. Let go of all my interests for a few years and found I was missing something - thus my turn to miniatures! Haved loved anything 'little' since I was very young :) But then I bought a sewing machine.....
We're in the motions of moving to another place, as I mentioned earlier. The AWESOME thing about this place is my workshop!!! WOOHOO!! I finally looked inside it today - it has 4 lockers, concrete slab flooring.. shelving.. and ROOM TO MOVE!! Oh and power.. for my dremel tools.. it's awesome!!
Excited.. it's powered and lit - ready to go, and will fit all of my houses etc :) *happy dance*
Moving house - yet again!! This 'dream' home.. has been a nightmare! Wouldn't even know where to begin, but it was unsafe and I obviously put too many demands on the owner.. who has decided to sell up!! I have lots of news.. and a new blog in the making also - once we have moved house!
Hey it wasn't ALL bad... the bird life here has been amazing - I got my diploma in professional photography.. then bought a new camera as a reward to me.. and well... have NO idea how to use it!
As for the mini stuff.. I haven't touched it - not that I didn't' WANT to.. but the house didn't work as I'd planned.. my son and I have now leased a warehouse - so it will begin again! Pics to come!
The new home.. is about 5 mins from this one, though not near water - it 'works' though (this one was falling apart.. LONG story). I have a shed out the back I will turn into a workshop for me - NOBODY is putting ANYTHING in it but me this time.. the boys have their own shed. My Dremel tools finally have a home! woohoo!!
I'll be back in a month or so - and my tools will be out.. my pub will be in the working again.. and I'll update you on what's going on with the warehouse! ATM it looks AWFUL!
Below is the warehouse - I have started work on 'my' part of it.. which is the office t o the left.. and the empty space to the right of it. It's a mess.. but we'll get there!
Just coz I can... a ringtail possum residing in my ceiling! GRRRR
A pier shot I took on the way to work one morning :)
I still have not got my workshop up and running - it's doing my head in! Seriously!! All I want to do is finish my projects and get new ones up and running.. ugh - we've been here 8mths!! Anyway.. to pass the time, I'm still doing my photography course - in fact almost finished! YAY! That WILL help with taking pics of my work - whenever I finally get back into it! (GRR)
A fellow tog student posted this on his timeline on FB - thought I'd share it here - this guy's work is amazing!! Check it out!
Hi :) I'm still here!! A tad annoyed because I still don't have access to my you-beaut workshop! It's still full of my sons stuff :( It'll be going soon and THEN I will be getting MY things unpacked.. and getting back into mini-ing!! In the meantime though - I have been doing a little 'macro' photography. This little guy was no bigger than 5mm across.. and to the naked eye looked smooth and almost wet!! What's with the HAIR? LOL Oh he was fun!! :)
Just checking in since I haven't been around for a while. Looks like a lot of you have been very busy mini'ing! I still don't have my workroom set up - well either of them, as the outside workshop is still full of my son's things! Until that is rectified, I cant' unpack my mini stuff! ARGH!
Still doing the photography course as well, am about halfway through it. Of course, I had to get into Macro photography too - the photo's of TINY things.. like the flower below which is 5mm across :)
Can't help myself!
December 1st already down under - stay safe over the festive season!
No mini stuff has been done.. 2 weeks till my first inspection at the new house, then I'm back into it!! As I may have mentioned, I'm also doing a photography course, which has taken up a fair bit of my time, but.. the biggest issue is.. I haven't set up my craft room yet!! There are reasons for this.. many - but it will all happen in due course - just hoping for some co-operation from the ex hubby - father of my children ;-)
Spring has sprung here in Australia, and we've had the most perfect weather! I took this pic after looking out my window while cooking dinner.. it was too good to miss - so jumped in the car and drove to the spot closest to the beach so I wouldn't miss it LOL
2 weeks.. and I'm back into it! I have a mystery box to do.. and need to get back into my pub!! :)
This is a pic taken from the bottom of my backyard.. our 'creek' is more of a river. It's stunning and so much wildlife! Every time I walk down there ducks come from everywhere, so they're obviously used to being fed. I am looking into what is 'good' for them.. rather than the usual 'bread' throwings ppl give.. it's not healthy! We also feed regularly a magpie family, a pair of butcher birds, and a pair of minah birds (sp?)
That bridge.. leads to the beach - it's only a 2 minute walk!! The beach stretches for miles!! - beautiful! :)
- oh and can't forget the darn ringtail possum who lives in my ceiling - she ate my fuschias and I'm shattered!
I LOVE taking photo's so have also taken on a diploma in photography course - a lot of fun, and will help with my picture taking of miniatures for sure :)
Hoping to finish unpacking this weekend, I'm back at work so things have slowed, but can't re-commence work on my minis till I get things organised a bit!