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Sunday, April 5, 2015

My Grandma doll :)

she is a special doll...my friend Inge Zieres (you can find her on fb also as Minimagicblog) made for me on my special request! She tried to make her look a little bit like my real grandmother using some photos! Grandma Millie has long passed away, but sometimes i miss her dearly...! So in miniature now she will have her own little place, i will slowly fill it with memories :) First piece was the old armchair, which we "inherited"  from her and which is still a favorite place to sit for all of us !
I think she fits nicely with Praline! (who also got a lttle cat now! again..a present!! )

Grossmutter ist ein besonderes Pueppchen, das meine Freundin Inge Zieres (auch auf fb zu finden unter Minimagicblog) fuer mich speziel gemacht hat nach Fotos! Meine Grossmutter Millie ist schon lange verstorben, aber manchmal fehlt sie mir. In Miniatur wird sie nun ihren besonderen Platz bekommen, der Stuck fuer Stueck mit Erinnerungen gefuellt werden soll. Das erste Teil ist unser alter Sessel, den wir von ihr geerbt haben und der immer noch ein Lieblingsplatz fuer alle ist.
Sie passt so schoen zu Praline ( die jetzt auch ein Kaetzchen hat! ..wieder ein liebes Geschenk! )



Grandma is a bit too big for the Lundby house...nice excuse to have to make something for her! :)
Sie ist etwas zu gross fuers Lundbyhaus, aber das ist ja eine wunderbare "Ausrede" um ihr etwas bauen zu muessen! :)

And ..nearly forgot, the latest items,
1. it is a bought pattern to print out...for a tiny cute paper-stove! i cut, glued and painted it and added the stovepipe..which was not with the pattern!
Guess who will have a new kitchen?  :)

Beinahe haette ich noch die neusten sachen vergessen, ein Herd aus Papier. Das ist ein gekauftes , ausdruckbares Muster, das ich ausgeschnitten, geklebt und bemalt habe! Als Zusatz von mir, das Ofenrohr...das war nicht dabei! :) Man braucht wohl nicht lange raten, wer bald einen neue Kueche bekommt ? :)
Und..Flaschen, 3cm und 1,5 cm gross ( 0.5 in inches) ...darueber wird es bald mehr zu berichten geben! ;)





2. Bottles , 3cm high and 1,5 cm high ( about 0.5 inches!! ) ....more about that soon! :) :)

yes..Praline had a sip already :) It is such a cute label " Dragon kiss" :) :) 
Ja, Praline hat schon probiert, ist so ein nettes Etikett , "Drachen Kuss" :) ! 



Happy Easter dear friends! A little tour through the last months!

Kein Aprilscherz...:) Ich bin noch da :) Hier eine kleine Tour durch die ersten Monate 2015 :)
Bedanken moechte ich mich noch bei Birgit und Flutterby fuer die wunderschoenen Ueberraschungsweihnachtsgeschenke ....!! (Better late than never!!! ) und auch weitere liebe Gruesse von einigen Blogfreunden!




Easter coming up..soon..and it is no April's fool joke...i am still here :)
Firstly i must apologize to BIRGIT and Flutterby , i would like to say a big Thank you here,too, for the wonderful surprise christmas presents!!! :) (better late than never! ...) And also Thanks to quite a number of Blogfriends for greetings! :)
To cut things short..well wrapped up in everyday life, but continuing mini making and enjoying the fun!
I had a wondeful present some time ago,i got a Lundby dollhouse from dear friends.
Ηadn't really known much about Lundby houses , but quickly got to join the "club" , discovering that there are fans and collectors of course all over the world, and made quite a number of new and nice aqaintances through Lundby-grous on fb.

Mini books ...of course! Still loving doing them :)

Paper things...yes, still favorite ! :)
Praline and Caramel ? Yes..happy and well! :)
We are joined by Antonio, the baker and Sonja, a beautiful "young lady" , Pietro- a little bear visiting from Germany!AND Grandma, a new little doll my friend from Frankfurt made for me , e..Praline :) !She is made after a picture of my real Grandma!

So,here are various pictures from the first months of  2015

Here's January :
new mini mini books :) 


Grandma arrived :) Oma ist angekommen :) 

Kitchen cabinett made from left overs business cards..
a copy of a ready one, as shown in picture below! ( the size is 1:12) 
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ready one on the left!!!

February 2015 :
not many minis , as we started moving house..BUT i made (not readable) mini encyclopedias( for 1:12 libraries..)  ..which do look nice! And some newspapers..:) 








March 2015 :
Moving (real life ) house...and the LUNDBY dollhouse...which also led to making more mini books in smaller size apart from 1:12 ! Lundby items are in 1 :18.! 

First Grandma got her armchair, which is a copy made by me, of  her own armchair she had back home :) It is ever so comfortable and we still love it and keep it! 






Then....the LUNDBY house arrived ..and we started .,.thinking in 1 :18 !!! :)
Praline loves it !! And ..of course her bed does fit in! :) :)

See you soon again, take care , and a big hug around the world! :) 







Thursday, December 25, 2014

Merry Christmas Froehliche Weihnachten Καλά Χριστούγεννα

με τις καλύτερες ευχές μου !

mit allen guten Wuenschen !

with all best wishes!


Mini transparent ,  2cm 



Sunday, December 7, 2014

LIVE Special concert in Cologne Cathredal before Christmas

a well known Band which plays/sings mostly songs from/about and for Cologne :) organizes a special concert every year together with the Cathredal.
Children from Cologne ,who play various instruments, are invited to play with them in the cathedral all Christmas songs!
This is the link, the concert will be broadcasted today live at 14.30 German time..:)
Click on "live  :)

http://www.domradio.de/


Greetings to al! :)


Tuesday, November 25, 2014

whats new ? :)

we have a new visitor, this time it is a little bear from Munich ,Pietro :) He wants to stay with us over winter ! He came with flowers for Praline and they became good friends right from the beginning !

Wir haben einen neuen Besuch, diesmal ists ein kleiner Baer aus Muenchen, Pietro :) Er kam gleich mit Blumen fuer Praline und sie wurden gleich gute Freunde!




I am making various Christmas decorations and mini items, am happy to say that some have sold already :) 

Boxes, Plates and tins...and of course mini books..various titles, i also love making them :) 







I also made this year's Christmas box..it is baking this time :) It all started with the cute little girl in the picture ...so i just had to do baking :) :) 






The box is lighted with led lights, and i made a box on the backside for the battery :) 
My special piece is the tiny walnut-shell pram...i have been wanting to do one for a long time :) 




these are ever so adorable, have seen them by many others :) 

And last ...for today : a friend asked me if it was possible to make a transparent christmas scene in minature size ..These are traditional window and candle light decorations for december in Germany and other northern countries ! I remembered how we did our own lantern as children with paper and wax...so, here they are, the transparents in mini to light up cold and dark december days! :) 

They are about 2 cm high , in the pictures with a real candle in behind! ;) 





hope you like my many pictures and the christmas items, many greetings to all of you dear friends :)







Friday, October 3, 2014

Not far away from minis...:)

Time flys ...and runs...and there never seem to be enough hours in a day! I haven't been without any mini making, but real life is very demanding for some months now.
Here are some items i made through the last months..it is always a special pleasure to sit down and create "a something" :) I keep trying to use left-over paper/cardboard...so there are many plates, cards , gift tags, paper houses ...and more to come! (hopefully) :)
You might remember "Antonio" my happy baker..he is feeling wonderful in his bakery! He was made by my friend Inge from Frankfurt- i had written about meeting her in my pevious post! "Sonja" , my friend' s little doll, came to visit us and is still with me...although soon going back to Germany! My friend Inge made another little doll for me, "Emily", which is Sonja's sister and will stay here :)
Posting on facebook right now seems quicker than here..so , if you feel like getting updates more often, do have a look on my page there! The link is on the sidebar to click on, or here again!  https://www.facebook.com/mikropragmatakia
Reading all your blogs, dear friends, is a special treat for me..which i have to save up for weekends ..or the next week...but please be sure, i do follow and am ever so excited and happy when reading and seeing your news!

Now, i know we all love many pictures...here's a "potpourri" of the last months!

Sonja and Antonio arriving in Greece / and Emily meeting Antonio again...they have the same origin! :)


hot in Greece!!! :)

Antonio in his bakery! He fits in perfectly! :) 




Sonja in Mini Jazzi's summerhouse...which has been changed a bit. There is a bathroom now (small though..but there!! :) , upstairs for little Lisy,...some deco...:)







Many little presents from dear (blog)friends 
found their place here! :) 

Lisi's summer place :) 





Breakfast on the balcony...:) 



 Antonio has to wait for his room..but feels quite comfortable on Praline's couch! :) and loves playing with Caramel ! :)


Sonja loves reading!



some paperplates in the meantime : 


Emily coming to Athens / football watching :)





supporting Greece...well,never mind :)

...................they are having a geat time :)
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Then some time ago .i saw this cute little house somewhere on facebook , i suppose it must be a photo-composition, but it looked so lovely...i had to try making one!
Here is the original :


And this is my version..:)

still have to fix a little light in the front ...and find a grandma! :)

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And , ending this post now...:) , i got a very kind and beautiful "Thankyou" present from a gentleman from Germany, who needed some special down-scaling of letters/signs and a clock for a project he is working on in 1:87 ! I had offered to do that for him and some days later, i got a handpainted postcard with these lovely old houses from my hometown! I couldn't resist...and down-scaled that ,too...and now Praline has got yet one more pretty thing in her room! :) 


Contacts and friendships via minis continue..and thats great! :) 

One has only got one mind...dear Jennifer  fromhttp://www.plushpussycat.com/
reminded me of letting you know about the new enterprises with "Etsy" :) ! We startet a shop together with my friend Inge fom Germany, which is "Minis4you" , and there is my personal one "Mikropragmatakia" :) 

https://www.etsy.com/shop/minis4you
https://www.etsy.com/shop/Mikropragmatakia

Take care, dear friends, ..i hope to be back again soon :)