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Friday, 30 December 2011

HAPPY NEW YEAR

WISHING ALL MY FRIENDS AND FOLLOWERS
A VERY HAPPY AND HEALTHY NEW YEAR!
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**** NEW DOLL on the "MY FAVOURITE DOLL" page ****
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THE GARDEN OF TRANQUILITY
(Website Id:  (Dioramas) Europe - Wales - 0033)
(Diorama I made in 2002)

How I made this diorama:
This is a little garden which I made in 2002.  I purchased the little cherub and the large terracotta pot in a Charity Shop, which gave me the idea for the diorama.  To make the running water I used scenic water (which has yellowed slightly with age). The bits of fern are real dried pieces of fern and I made the flowers with Fimo.  To make the running water (after much thought!)  I poured some of the scenic water over a pencil and left it to "set". When set, I glued the end into the pot (probably NOT the correct way to do it!). The bottom of the liner for the pond is part of a cheesecake container. (I don't throw much away!)  I painted the path and steps and sprinkled some miniature garden scatter around, while it was still wet.  I also added some tiny pieces of real moss around the flowers and steps.  I brought the stones for the rockery back from one of my holidays abroad!  Finally, I glued a length of real, delicate shrub around the "walls".  This was from my garden.  The glass fronted box in which the garden is set, is also from a Charity Shop.
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MY FAVOURITE DOLL:
On this blog I am adding a lovely doll onto the "MY FAVOURITE DOLL" page, with the kind permission of DIANA from WALES.  It is a very treasured childhood doll.  You can see further information about the doll by clicking onto "MY FAVOURITE DOLL" at the top, right hand side of the HOME page of the blog.  I am also listing two dolls from PAPUA NEW GUINEA.  For further information about them, please see the website.  You can also see my Diorama, "The Garden of Tranquility" on the website, under "Dioramas"
DIANA'S DOLL


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PAPUA NEW GUINEA
(Website Id:  Oceania - Papua New Guinea - 004, 004A and 004B)
 PAPUA NEW GUINEA
(Website Id:  Oceania - Papua New Guinea - 005 and 005A)
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Have you made a New Year Resolution? Each time I have made one it has been broken in a very short time, but this year I am planning to make more miniatures (time permitting!), but of coarse, first and foremost is my doll collection. I will as always be looking out for new additions to my collection. The exciting thing about collecting is not knowing when you will come across something new and interesting for your collection, so happy searching everyone!   Carole.
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