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Monday, July 21, 2014

Mini Jazzi with Caterina ...wonderful holidays in Italy!

Caterina has shown Mini Jazzis arrival in Italy some time ago, and now they took a holiday together!
http://leminisdicockerina.blogspot.it/
She will surely upload all on her blog...so i won't show it here now, there are some ever so great pictures! :)
If you have facebook..rn overhere , the pictures are there already!

https://www.facebook.com/leminisdi.cockerina/media_set?set=a.337327516417195.1073741840.100004198477361&type=1

Caterina hatte schon auf ihrem Blog von mini Jazzis Ankunft in Italien erzaehlt , vor einiger Zeit! Nun haben sie auch zusammen Urlaub gemacht!
http://leminisdicockerina.blogspot.it/
Sie wird bestimmt auch alles auf ihrem Blog erzaehlen, daher zeige ich hier noch nichts...aber es sind wunderbare Fotos dabei!
Wer sie auf facebook kennt...kann ja schonmal reingucken! :)


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Sunday, June 15, 2014

A busy week in Germany with a wonderful meeting!

For a long long time my father- 80 now- had expressed the wish to see all his children together one more time ! Well...it's 5 of us..and organizing all on one date wasn't the easiest thing!
But we finally managed and had a wonderful week in the end of May in the beautiful town of Saarlouis in southern Germany, right on the borders to Luxemburg and France!
So..we got ready , "all " of us! :)




In combination with this visit and due to more convenient flight times and easier departure airport  for me towards Athens on the way back, i had the chance to finally meet in person my very dear email/facebook friend Inge from Frankfurt. ( https://www.facebook.com/pages/Minimagicblog/418497834939294?fref=ts ) !
We just had a few hours for our meeting, but it was overwhelmingly wonderful !
It was so funny before, when we talked about the visit on facebook...both of us - openly- wondering, if we would finally like each other when being together in reality :) :)
But having built up a very close friendship with all our messages during nearly 2 years..there was no such problem! On the contrary ...it was ever so lovely, heartwarming and moving to be with her and her great family !
Both, her and me are shy of showing pictures of ourselves...but a little "cutout" of us on that special afternoon can give you an idea! :)

Inge could easily turn her workspace ( and house :) ..into a museum, there are so many mini-treasures to see! :) 
Well, we took a tour through her dollhouse, better "Sonja"s house"..as Sonja is Inge's doll who lives in a beautiful modern dollhouse! 
Many pieces in there are handmade by my friend or other friends from our wonderful mini-world, some pieces also bought or found! 
Now..there were many highlights, but Praline absolutely LOVED the modern stove, which even had lights inside, as well as the washing machine...where we sent Caramel to to have a look...he had to wash his paws anyway in te bathroom after such a long journey! :) 
Inge had made tiny beautiful handbags for the "girls"...


and Caramel very quickly found a new friend, "Luigi" , who is the owner of Inge's newest masterpiece..a Pizza restaurant, where all things are beautifully matching, and one can smell Pizza from faraway! :) 



After our tour, they all sat there and enjoyed some wine and a lot of tasty pizza! :) 

Sonja's house

group picture!!! :) 

 talking talking talking!!!! :)

 soooooooooo much to say in very little time..

Sonja even has got tv...

 and "memory-shelves"...all beautiful items find a special place here !

Praline could have watched this for hours!!!!!!!!! :) 



key holder ..a cute little hand made piece! 
Caramel also thought that having a rest from the girls would be a good idea!! ;) 

Caramel ...and the washing machine !( and not only of course!!! )




Sonja's pc  and desk...Praline was really impressed! 

so many wonderful kitchen items! :) 



there is even a -nearly ready - furnished dollhouse- dollhouse in the children's room that is under construction! 

And here is "Luigi's Pizza restaurant"...we had a great time!





A most wonderful visit !

After we had left, Sonja finally had some time to study the map of Athens...who knows, perhaps she will visit us some day? :)


( i should mention that both Sonja and Lisi are handmade, fully movable,  dolls by Inge!  :) :) 

Busy baker..nearly finished :)

with a battary-system from Germany, which makes putting lights inside quite easy..( well you know by now that i tend to think about details...afterwards!! :)

I made half of the space in the shelf under the workshop into a "cellar" with a (ready-found) staircase and some details . the rest of the space can be used for real-size cookbooks or other kitchen items. Some towels there might also look nice! :)

I will do some work still on the outside walls with some green or flowers!

A friend offered to make a baker-figure/doll  for me, so soon i will be able to show you a busy, but also very happy, little baker! Until then, of course Praline and Lisi had a look and thought that they could do some helping out! ! Fortunately Lisi seems to be good with paper-work! That's a big relief for my busy baker! :)

here are some pictures how it looks now :







Here's the super-easy battary system ! 


it is a (removable) sort of cover/cap for big flat batteries, with a switch!!!! and holes for the tiny sockets!!! These caps come with two or more spaces for the sockets ...i am definetly ordering some!!!! :) 

and the little secret helpers....always happy to look around! :) 









Soon.........to be continued! :) 
Take care all dear friends! :) 


Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Mini Jazzi in Italy!!!!


Here you can see the most wonderful Welcome for Mini Jazzi ever!!! :)


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Thursday, May 22, 2014

being busy...:) viel beschaeftigt :)

Neclecting blogging...brings up bad feelings, as i love sharing what i've made! I do look into your blogs...but time is short always..I must admit, facebook has sort of taken over, it is nice to have the chance to quickly "talk" to somebody, to respond and communicate- but it's different from sitting down and thinking about what to show here and what to write!
 I often think about the beginnings of my blog and mini making and for sure i can say, that i would never never have done so many things if it hadn't been to your blogs, your comments and encouragements and friendship! So..please forgive me for not updating regularly...i'll try to do better! 

There have been some special requests..:) 
Kathleen from "International Dolls houses".(facebook) .wanted an icon from the island of Spinalonga ,Crete...which we found after some searching! :) 
She has made a Greek dollhouse and will be exhibiting her work in June at the exhibition in Spain! 
http://feria-miniaturas-andalucia.jimdo.com/



here is a picture (with her permission) of how they look in her dollhouse! :)
and the link to her facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/Mundicasas?fref=ts



we then agreed on some "Greek little treasures" to fit into her house in order to make it look more "lived in" :)
 Greek toothpaste..
 Traditional cookbooks and tomatopaste
 More..tomatopaste :) and carrots and leek done my friend Mimi from Rhodos...who is always working on her techniques and doing new items! :) If interested, this is her facebook page https://www.facebook.com/mimi.topia.9?ref=ts&fref=ts
 There is also canned milk and coffee, and several cookbooks on Recipies from Crete (well..just the covers!)
Then...Kathleen  also made a Danish house...so there were Danish minis to make too! :)
I very much enjoyed making all these!
 there is canned fish, beer, ham, cake, butter, some bisquits...and books of course!
 The fish are papercuttings from a magazine...they looked so nice, so they have to do as minis!!! :)
 Newspapers, new ones and "old"ones..
 Lego can't be missing from Denmark!
and..more cookbooks!! :)
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Making plates , nice ones!!! ...is also something i am trying my patience on....yes, i know one can get them readymade..and there are moulds etc...but i prefer my own ones ...and one day they will be ok!!! :)
Colouring things with nailpolish is very convinient...and quick to dry!



I did get moulds for making little hearts from clay/fimo...they always look so cute! They had to go somewhere..so i made some mini-paperhouses for them! :)




Mini books from the '50s and '60s from American schools..that was another request from faraway Florida :) Of course i also made some Greek and Danish books :)







I'll get back to you! :) In the meantime..have a sip of Ouzo! :)
  ( i am NOT good at making bottles..but trying! :)