Thursday, March 6, 2014

A new blog on the block, and an old friend returns...


I'm finally out of hibernation!  I've been away from home on several house-sits over the last three months, the most recent one was almost 6 weeks without internet access so you can image I'm rather 'out of the loop' with blogs and all your news. I'm off to New Zealand next week for a short visit so I won't get to entirely catch-up just yet but I wanted to give you a 'heads-up' on a couple of blogs - one new and one an old friend who's been away for a while.  

Here's a little sample of the delights on Kara's new blog, Making Mini Art -  the patina on the blue cupboard is fabulous and I can't wait to see how her new 'old' kitchen progresses. 


And one of my favourite miniaturists, Daphne @ In the Court of Gypsies is back after a long break from her blog.  She achieves the most wonderful patina too and has been experimenting with typography on furniture and handpainting upholstery to create truly unique miniatures.


I thoroughly recommend you visit both Kara and Daphne to see their work for yourself. 

I hope to be back into 'normal life' mode by the end of March so I'll show you some of the pieces I've been busy preparing to offer for sale at the Sydney Miniatures Fair then.

18 comments:

Wanda said...

Great to see you blogging again as well! Thanks for the links to these blogs!
Wanda

Caseymini said...

Norma, I'm glad that you didn't fall off of the edge of the world! Welcome back. Thanks for the two blogs. I was not familiar with either of them.

Daphne said...

Norma, I am giving you a big squeeze!
I'm glad you are back (okay, almost back but I can be patient!) Thank you so much for mentioning me, you are too kind. Headed over to check out the new mini artist's blog!

Daydreamer said...

Hi Norma! Thanks for the wonderful link! I am glad to see you will be back! Blogland has been a little quiet lately! It will be great to see more of your project!

Jane Smith said...

Thanks for the links, I will check them out in the mean time for your return ;)

Elizabeth S said...

Hi Norma! It is lovely to hear from you again and you sound just like Janine from Minworks, who has been a travelin too and is now in New Zealand, with her Trusty Man, Bruce!
I have thoroughly enjoyed following The Court of the Gypsies and will have to also have a look-see at the other.
Welcome Back Norma and I look forward to seeing what you have been up to with your miniatures!

elizabeth

Linda Carswell said...

Hi Norman....I was just thinking about you the other day and wondered what you were up to. Nice to see you back (if only briefly). I cannot (do not want to) imagine life with out internet access....6 weeks, my gosh!!!! Bet you got lots done though......? Enjoy NZ.
Linda x

Susan said...

What a relief you didn't fall off the edge of the earth! I was wondering how you're doing. Don't work too hard at the cottage, take some time to socialise in blog land.....she's me who can't manage a post.... Look forward to your return.

Wyrna Christensen said...

Great to hear from you and thanks for the links.
Hugs
Wyrna

Steinworks said...

it's good to see you back and have fun on your trip..thank you for the links

Hugs
Marisa :)

miniacollection said...

Welcome back and thank you for the links!
Geneviève

Maria Ireland said...

Great to see you back. I cant wait to see all your new makes :)Enjoy your holiday.
Hugs Maria

Ilona said...

Hi Norma, it is great to see you bakc on the blog! Thanks for sharing these links, I'll go and visit them ;)!
Hugs, Ilona

debbie's mini thoughts and creations said...

that solved a mystery, I wondered where you had gone, welcome back, thanks for the links will check them out x

Carolyn said...

Hi Norma - nice to hear that you are getting back into it....hope you enjoy your trip to NZ. xxxxx

Bambi said...

Wish I could maked it to Sydney this time Norma...I'm sure you'd have lots to tempt me with! Enjoy your trip to New Zealand x

Claudia said...

We're happy to see you back, my friend. And thanks for the heads up on these wonderful blogs.

xo
Claudia

Kara K. Bigda said...

Oh my goodness, thank you so much, Norma! This was very nice of you and I appreciate your kind words and support. :)