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Sunday, January 20, 2013

Mini-ing of a different kind.

 Last week there was no time for dollhouse miniatures as I was given a challenge from my boyfriend. Last year we purchased yet another mini. It put our total count of minis to 3 (though I have suspicions that there may be another one in the shed in bits (as my boyfriend keeps bringing 'parts' home. he he he :)




My challenge was to clean as much of the old interior as I could and replace parts that were needed. I made a couple of interior panels including the doors. (What does this have to do with miniatures you might ask?) Well, many of the skills I have learnt in making minis were used. For example to make the templates for the dash I made paper templates just like you would for wallpapering a dollhouse.
 So why go to the effort? In Australia minis are becoming quite rare and so are their parts, so when all else fails you make or mend. The final result I'm pretty happy about....a few things I want to work on but nothing major. I think Kryton is quite happy with his new interior. Yes thats right....I named my mini. Kryton is a racing mini that we hope to race in the next few months. He is sporting his new numbers.
 As Kryton was looking so good we took him down the coast to a mini show and shine. Here he is with all his friends. (Don't they all look good  together)

On a mini note. I received today the first of a few mini giveaways I won recently. This came all the way from Finland. I won one of the many Minitarnat's Giveaways.  Tuija sent me several beautiful gifts including her hand made basket. Included was a pack of ribbons and other items to make miniatures with. I already have a few ideas up my sleeve for them. Thankyou for your beautiful gift Tuija.

14 comments:

  1. Hey Indy! Congrats for winning the give away of Tuija, enjoy it!
    Mini's are very mini when it comes to cars :D
    Hugs, Ilona

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  2. Congratulations with your gift you've won. Yes there are many kinds of mini and they look great all together.
    Hugs
    Wyrna

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  3. veo que te atreves con todo, esas minis que has ganado son preciosas

    besitos

    Mari

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  4. Hello Indy,
    Great job on the car and congratulations ont he lovely giveaway prizes.
    Hugs,
    giac

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  5. You've won wonderful minis.
    Bye Faby

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  6. Hello, I`m glad that the prize is arrived. I hope you enjoy it and I`m waiting to see what you do with the materials.

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  7. Preciosos regalos...enhorabuena.
    Una pasada esos minis.
    Mil besos... Julia

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  8. Olá!Conheci teu blog através do blog da Ascension: mis miniaturas.O teu trabalho também e´muito bonito.Abraços

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  9. Fantasic wins!!
    The Minis look great!
    Greetings
    Melanie

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  10. You know I used to have an old school Austin Mini back in 1976, and it was the best little car especially for the city! It was cheap to fill up and that would last for at the least 2 weeks. It was easy to park and fun to drive. It was passed on to a brother and sister in law after I had my son,( it was too small for baby seat and my husbands long legs) After my brother had it for a while he sold it and then I saw the car again 5 yrs. after that, a little worse for wear but still going strong! They just don't make cars like they used to. Yours looks to be in very good company! Thanks for the trip down 'mini'-memory lane.
    elizabeth

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    1. Thanks for the Comment Elisabeth. I've had minis in my life for the past 14 years but my boyfriend has had them in his life forever. When he was a baby in the 70's his Mum and Dad had him in a little basket on the back seat. (Safety was not as high as now...) Like they say...you never forget your first Mini.

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  11. Hola guapa, me encanta tu blog, haces cosas maravillosas, si te apetece podemos mantener el contacto. Besitos.

    http://redecoratelg.blogspot.com.es/

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  12. Congratulations on your mini winnings! I love Kryton! When are you painting it pink? Or is it a boy car? Change the name to Krytonette and voila! a girl! She would be so sweet in pink. Maybe your boyfriend doesn't think so. LOL!
    hugs♥,
    Caroline

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