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IMAGINATION IS THE EYE OF THE SOUL Joseph Joubert. I am a mother of four...I still remember the smile that refused to go away for weeks after our daughters birth. To have a little girl appear after three sons seemed such a miracle. I have always enjoyed My Doll World, sharing it with Lara when she was little. Today I design knitted outfits for miniature dolls and enjoy every minute of it. The fact that the outfits are removable is what makes it so special for me. Using ever finer threads has opened so many MINIATURE DESIGN opportunities.

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Days of Our Lives

Well am I glad it is not this time two weeks ago...
Moving is certainly a very stressful and tiring time 
I don't care how old one is.

My new home is nestled under this mountain called
"Chapman's Peak"
as one drives to the local store you find yourself surrounded by the mountains, I love it and the sea is just 5 minutes away.

One of my passions is arranging furniture which I know I do well as people always ask me to help with that.
This home has been particularly difficult as I wanted to create a studio area without having the feeling I am locked in the basement.

Fortunately I don't have to share the space on a permanent basis.
Only when friends and family come to stay. 
The guest bookings book has already been created...which is great

I could not find the special key for the Chinese Chest and that is where Julies bed had been packed.

So I made up a cozy place for her on a chair in the studio.
It appears she has lost all her manners.....

I turned around to find this situation.

"The Table Climber"

I could not believe my eyes, I wonder what she thought she was doing, playing "King of the Castle" I suppose.

One word from me and she was back in the chair but admittedly with a rather playful pose. 
I turned around and she was back on the table, I just worked it out she wanted to have her chair closer to me, a bit like when the kids were little and they would fight as to who would sit behind the driver in the car....Now Missy is all settled.

I am on the last leg of the move now and am busy playing with the display cabinet.

I am using the ironing board as a temporary table.
"MY BACK" has said How is your mother..my reply 

Oh! not too good today.... can't take the bending anymore!

I think I am going to put all the knitting work in a different cabinet I have one of those old fashioned bookcases. It is only a two shelf unit, I am sure it will be enough, now to figure out where to put it.

Excuse the ironing board in the middle of nowhere, I rather like the little sitting room area I have created.
It is the place to put the feet up and put the brain in neutral and watch TV.
Do you know the TV was the last thing that we connected, just shows how TV does not play a major role in this household.

I have created a table area in the studio for when friends come to work and play. This table used to be in my kitchen and my friends and I always sat in the kitchen to chat.
Gee-sh the vacuum is still out.


 At least the computer is up and running, not that I have much time to spend here at the moment. In a mad moment I agreed to do a tutorial for AIM magazine luckily it did not take too long.

Then as an extension of the studio is the dining room table where I hope to give my knitting lessons.

I have a feeling the surface is never to be seen again......
As you can see there are still some really diabolical areas...how long it is going to take I simply don't know.

Every surface has some "STUFF to be sorted on it.

When I want to feel all clean and tidy I go to my bedroom. 

There is one part of the bedroom that
so I have made a PLAN  of sorts.

I have put up a board to hide a really ugly window behind the bed the architect sure shot himself in the foot putting that window in his design. Now that still has to be painted out....never to be seen again while Sharon lives in the house. As I told the landlord I want to LIVE here not CAMP.

This painting job is a project for July I think...I want to knit.

Well at least you can see the progress.


  1. It all looks lovely Sharon, I don't think I know a miniaturist with a table that has any surface space left to use LOL, I felt right at home!!!!!!!!!!!! Oh and I just love all your antique furniture!!!! Who needs a TV with Blogger and Yahoo, it is much more fun to see what other people are busy doing and I prefer to listen to nice classical music while I work, sooyhing to the soul!!!!!!!!

  2. Enhorabuena, por tu casa tan bonita,que la disfrutes,me ha gustado mucho.Besos desde España.

  3. Hola Sharon, me alegro que ya estés en El Cabo! Gracias por mostrarnos tu casa! y a los cachorros, la casa es muy bella y con tu buen gusto la dejarás preciosa.
    Un abrazo.