Sunday, 29 September 2013

Be Transported Back To 1914 With DHMS Magazine's New Competition & Project

It's so very hard to believe that 2014 marks the 100th anniversary of the start of World War One. People for whom that time was very much the present are an important part of many of our lives and are people who we remember every day as an integral part of who we are and have become. There are going to be a huge number of commemorative events in the coming twelve months and Dolls House & Miniature Scene magazine have launched a wonderful WW1 competition to ensure that the miniatures world plays its part too. They say that "Entries can be anything from a single miniature item to a whole diorama scene and based on the Home Front or the Western Front." so there's definitely something for everyone to tackle depending on the time you have available!

......And while you're getting your thinking cap on there's something to get everyone started too, the first in a series of very special exclusive web projects from Dolls House & Miniature Scene showing how to make this fantastic fabric Union Flag and including some Propaganda posters from the time which really give a feeling for the era. Just click on the flag to go back in time (& to the DHMS website!!)

Friday, 13 September 2013

Vibrant Fall!

This past week the light has begun to change, and there's a strong Autumnal feel in the skies! While we get visitors to Skye at all times of the year (Christmas Eve in the Square with excited visitors from abroad about to celebrate their first Scottish Christmas and Hogmanay is a particular joy!) the Summer holidaymakers are now drifting away for another year and 2014 is as yet a walk through an Island woodland full of crunchy leaves away! The mushrooms are poking their heads through the peaty soil to create a seasonal carpet out of the window beneath the worktable and it's officially the first day of fall in just over a week!
Fall is far from the dying of the year, it's full of so much vibrancy and these 6 Fall Pumpkins With Leaves & "Fallen Branch" represent so much of that & make us really look forward to the coming weeks!
Val & Sadie 

Wednesday, 4 September 2013

First Taste Of Fall 2013!

By the meteorological calendar we're now, believe it or not, into Fall and heading into that favourite time of year! This, of course, means Halloween & Fall miniatures and here are the first of this years collection! Baking takes a spooky turn with this Halloween Bread and the colours in these Fall Cookies are so reminiscent of everything we love about the season!
Val & Sadie