Prison break

Prison break



dinsdag 30 maart 2010

More furniture

yesterday I made a couch for the "Zaans huisje"

maandag 29 maart 2010

The first things are changed

I didn't like the legs from the bed, so I made new legs.

Give-away from Evelien

Last Saterday I receive the give-away from Evelien: http://ejacreates.blogspot.com/
It is so wonderful, the workshop of the lantern,

and these beautiful things.
They all are coming in the big house, I love them!!
Thank you so much, Evelien

zondag 28 maart 2010

The Show Arnhem

Yesterday went Sabiha and I to the big Show in Arnhem.

It was a wonderful Show and we found beautiful things that we buy.
First the things for the "Zaanse huisje"
Wooden shoes, they are 0.3 inches, sooooo little!!!
A Cologne pot ( Keulse pot) every former household in the Netherland had one for the salt.

Furniture for the "Zaanse huisje" I must paint it, make it old and do some changes.

We meet Sylvia from: http://lutjeboudel.punt.nl/ and she give us the beautiful lanternworkshop, it was so nice to finally meet her and she have so much wonderful workshops.

For the big house 1:12 scale, blue/grey enamel ( real enamel)

For the curtains in the "Zaanse huisje"

Close-up wooden shoed and pot

We also meet Lisette from: http://lisettesminiaturen.blogspot.com/
It was so nice to see her again and she bring the Duffle coats with her, they are so wonderful in real!!!!
On the Show there was work from Ronan-Jim Sévellec, he was always a big inspiration for me.
In real his work isn't that beautiful as on pictures.
It is bigger scale than 1:12, the clothes where glossy and more of that kind.
It sounds awful, but at that moment I was thinking, my bathroom is more perfect ( Sabiha said it also)
I realized also how important it is to make good pictures!!!
But we had a wonderful day and came home very tired!
Sabiha give me also a beautiful gift, you can see it on my other blog: http://lotjeshome.blogspot.com/

woensdag 24 maart 2010


The Spring has arrived, so I was sitting in the garden and make some minis.
Because there was some wind, it was not possible to work at the "Zaanse Huisje".

I made a bed 1:12, I don't know if I keep it or sell it.
But I am satisfied!

vrijdag 19 maart 2010

For sale

For sale.
One of them is already sold, but the person doesn't matter which one.
So if you are interesting send me an email at sylgroot50@msn.com

New blog

I started today a new blog about my home.

There are only a few pictures on it, but the next days I will make some more.

Just like Mercedes

Sabiha give me also a beautiful dress and Mercedes give me the idea:
Here it is in the living-room

Thank you both, for the dress and the idea.

woensdag 17 maart 2010


Lotje is happy, spring is arrived!
She is sitting in the sun and enjoy.
I am sorry, Mercedes, Autumn is comming your way (LOL)

maandag 15 maart 2010

Pichers for sale

I made some pitchers scale 1:12 and 1:24
2.3 cm (0.9 inches) and 1.6 cm ( 0.6 inches)
In a while I put them on etsy, if someone is interested send me a email

zondag 14 maart 2010

When it becomes spring???

Lotje is waiting, waiting, waiting
Lotje wants to play outside, lie in the sun
When it becomes spring??????????

donderdag 11 maart 2010

dinsdag 9 maart 2010

update Zaans huisje

I made the tiles, windows and stove

Look what I found in my mailbox

This afternoon I found a beautiful package from http://christeljensen.blogspot.com/ in my mailbox!!
I send her last week something and she want to give me something in return.
Thank you so much, I am very happy with it!!!

zaterdag 6 maart 2010

Update Zaanse huisje

The stairs and some details on the bedstee
Of course the ceiling is a bit dirty....

donderdag 4 maart 2010


I made the "Bedstee" ( translation is cupboardbed)
It's a bit strange 1:24 scale, but I am getting used at it.
I don't no if other country's had the same, but in former years the parents sleep in the cupboardbed in the kitchen ( at farms and also the "Zaanse huisjes")

The making of....

Her you can see the little cradle standing on a shelf, I can't imagine that people sleep like this.

dinsdag 2 maart 2010

St Valentine's Day Cake GiveAway

Emma and Neil from http://parisminiatures.blogspot.com/ had a giveaway.
Yesterday I receive the cake I won, it's so beautiful!!!!!!!!

Thank you so much!!!

maandag 1 maart 2010

New project

My new project, a major challenge!!!!
One of my son's live in a part of the Netherlands where these houses are.
Some of you that visit my country have probably see the "Zaanse schans"
Beautiful little houses in green and white.
My son gave me a building plan for a "Zaans huisje" in 1:24 scale.
My father was so kind to saw it for me ( I hate that part)
So the challenge is 1:24 scale and in GREEN!!!
The most of you know that my color is BLUE!!
The floor downstairs:

Tiles are ready ( and also a bit dirty LOL)
The other is the floor upstairs, that one I must make a bit older