donderdag 22 december 2011

Merry Christmas!!!

Wishing you all a...

I hope you enjoy this video of my favorite cartoon cat!

Hugs Jollie 

woensdag 21 december 2011

Holiday to Holland - Part 5 - With Margriet

Together with Sylvia, we visited Margriet for a day.
She makes such beautiful miniatures, dollhouses, room boxes,
little scenes and tiny bears!! 
I was totally flabbergasted by all this beauty!

Unfortunately I forgot to make a lot of photos of it,
but here there are a few

This Tudor house is really huge, 
I knew it from the pictures I had seen before,
but I thought it was half as big as it really was!! lol

(click on the pictures to enlarge)

And the magnificent tower where all the dragons live
and are taken care of,
also was much bigger than I expected...

I also found it great that I could finally see E-Bears house!
(scale 1:24) 

And I just LOVED this little scene...
Could that be because of the black cats? 

Dimphy was very happy to be able to
hug and cuddle with E-Bear! 

We had a good time with lots of chatting while drinking coffee.
Margriet also served a wonderful lunch for us! 

And of course we also had some gifts for each other ...
Just lookt what a very nice card she made
all in the Parisian style!

On the card is a shelf with an Eiffel Tower on it,
a sign and a cute little dangling heart!
The lavender pillow and crown are also so beautiful!

Margriet, again many thanks for this oh so fun day!
And for the wonderful gift 
It was really great to finally meet you in real life 
and found it very special to be at your home 
to see all your beautiful work!
I had such a great time and enjoyed my stay with!
I hope you can come to visit me some day too.
(Sjoukje will go with you hi hi 

Hugs Jollie

zondag 11 december 2011

Holiday to Holland - Part 4 - With Sylvia

Sunday, right after the show, Dimphy and I went to Sylvia.
There was a lot of traffic on the road, which surprised me for a Sunday night!
So I was completely burnt down when we arrived.
Luckily we were warmly welcomed by Sylvia in her cozy home.

(click on the pictures to enlarge) 

We had a great dinner together and after that we exchanged some gifts.

Sylvia gave me this wonderful cabinet. 
And the unique vintage cooking pan, 
the beautiful crocheted tiny cushion (in my favorite color 
and the amazing bird cage was handmade by Sylvia for me.

Look closer, there's even a real swing in it... 

And of course we had a look at her wonderful work, 
after unpacking all these beautyful gifts. 

The first thing I saw, right away when I arrived, was this impressive room ...
Dead tired as I was, I put my bag under a small table 
and when I stood up there was this room on top of it.
I looked straight into the softly luminous scene... 
and I felt instantly happy! 

Here you see it in daylight ...

And this is Sylvia's French House ...

I especially love the hobby room with all the miniature dollhouses!

Dimphy had a good time at the beach house, 
where Sylvia won the third prize with in a competition 
at the Dollhouse Emporium in 2009...

I was so impressed with all of her work that I forgot 
to take pictures of all of it lol,
But you can see all her work on Sylvia her blog
She also has much better pictures of her work than I made! 

I really wanted to make something together with Sylvia 
and we chose to build a loft bed for Dimphy. 
Sylvia has really done all the work. 
And I learned sooooo much by looking at how she worked 
and what materials she used...
(and by annoying her to ask too many questions 
while she was brainstorming  lol). 

The result is really amazing!!

Dimphy is also very happy with it as you can see ...

I will finish it once the bedroom of Dimphy is so far done 
(so that will take some time lol)

Sylvia, you're a darling!!! 
And again I want to thank you so very much for your hospitality, 
your wisdom and all your help 
that I desperately needed at that time 
And of course for all the beautiful gifts 
You're a very dear friend!! 
Next time I will tell you about our visit at Margriet!
But as you all know I am still very busy
decluttering and reorganizing my own house...
(I will share some picitures with you later) 
I do miss you all, and the miniatures....
but I will be back for sure!!

To be continued...

Hugs Jollie and Dimphy 

maandag 5 december 2011

Holiday to Holland - Part 3 - Gifts

These are some of the wonderful gifts that Dimphy and I have received.
Because during our vacation in Holland, we are also quite spoiled. 

And just before we left, I received unexpectedly from Heleni
This beautiful embroidered pillow from her ...

On the frontside it says: 
"From Simple Things Come Simple Pleasures"
and on the back is also a sweet little flower embroidered...

Thank you so much Heleni, for this wonderful pillow! 

Philip gave us this super cute
"Sylvanian Families" sewing machine with all accessories ...

And also a "Sylvanian Families" refrigerator 
that Dimphy really wanted to have for her modern house...
(The stickers we'll put on later)

And look what he had made especially for Dimphy ...
A message board!

Here you can look a little closer ...

Many thanks Philip, we are very happy with your lovely gifts,
and we enjoyed it to meet you! 

I got this from Kootje
3 beautifully embroidered black cats in a frame...

Here is a close-up...

Kootje, thanks so much for this little piece of art! 
I will give it a nice spot in the black cat boutique.

For Sylvia of Sylvia's Lutjeboudel I made a little something
because she has always provided a good service and I really like her.
Some of her workshops I already have, waiting here 
for when I will start with my cottage later hi hi
This time I bought these two lovely workshops from her at the show...

And she gave me these beautiful workshops as a gift...

Thank you Sylvia, I'm very happy with them!
And I found it sooo nice to meet you! 

From my girlfriend Erna, where I have stayed for a few days
and who came with me to the fair on the Friday night
(allthough she has nothing with miniatures herself)
I got this pile of books with two cute kittens on it ...
There was also a box of old newspapers with it,
but I still have to take pictures from that one. 

Erna, thank you so much for everything! 

Sunday after the show, I went to stay a few days with Sylvia
where I had a very wonderful time!
Together we also visited Margriet.
But I will tell you more about it the next time ...

To be continued ...

Hugs Jollie 
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