I've been working very hard in the last couple of days/weeks even though I thought that there was going to be less work to do in January and maybe more time to work on some miniatures. So after many busy days without miniatures, I finally found yesterday evening some time to check some blogs and websites to see what's new, including the miniatures.com website, having in mind to buy the new contest kit for 2016 and curious about the HBS Contest Results. It was a huge surprise seeing this on their start-page:
There it was, the record shop... I can't tell how proud and thankful I am that the jury thought that my project deserved a first time entrant prize. This means so much to me, not only because this was my biggest project until today, but also because it was the first contest I ever participated in. I spent so much time on this project and I love every bit of it, seeing that others appreciate my work as well is so fulfilling. Thank you so much for that, and again for all of your kind comments on my previous posts.
Having received these great news, I was of course unable to sleep the entire night jumping around excited like a dog with two tails. It has been a hard day at work today as a consequence, having slept only 3 hours last night. To calm down a little, I started to put together some ideas for my next project and can't seem to decide what I will go for. I think I need some extra time to decide what topic to choose next, knowing that it will probably take another year to finish.
Until then, I wanted to share some pictures with you of recent items I bought/made:
|I created some little cakes for Valentine's Day to test the frosting I have bought recently and it seems to work fine. I made some extra roses for the cakes and tried multiple versions until I chose to go with this design.|
|I bought some kitchen accessories from ELF Miniatures that I might use in my next project. I also bought a Miele Fridge, an ELF undercounter steel fridge freezer kit and an ELF modular hob kit which will allow me to design the kitchen counter the way I want it to look.|
I'll be posting more in the coming weeks if I find some more time, until then have a wonderful day :)