booksdefineme

the journey of a budding author

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1976. My first doll house, made from a grocery box and the figures made from clothes pins and the furniture made from found objects and cardboard.

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country kitchen made from a wooden wine box, my collection of miniatures has grown over the years. I find tiny objects irresistible!

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The study of an early 20th century explorer. Each tiny diorama tells a story as I have let my imagination go .

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Christmas Eve afternoon tea. I love the tiny tea-set!

 

The scale of all of these room boxes is 1″ in 12″ some of the contents are charms from Christmas crackers,  some are from junk shops. For the trophy heads I bought a packet of plastic animals, cut off the heads and stuck them to wooden discs. Such fun! I don’t think I have really grown up!


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Weekly Photo Challenge: Chaos

A few years ago we had to replace out kitchen floor-covering with tiles and the resultant chaos was hard to live with. We had to wait 2 days for the cement to dry before we could move everything back to its place, leaving us to camp elsewhere in the house, climbing over and around the mess in the dining room, fridge and stove and dishwasher and washing machine in the passage, piles of books in the sitting room. I took these photos as a record for posterity, I never thought I’d be posting them in a photo challenge!

One can’t help thinking how pathetic our belongings look where they are just jumbled together, and one can feel incredible compassion for victims of earthquakes. My chaos lasted a couple of days, then all was returned to its place; ancient towns of central Italy  have sustained devastating earthquakes in the last two weeks and their residents are having to live with permanent  devastation and loss. My heart goes out to themdsc07762dsc07768dsc07764dsc07773

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