Thank you all for visiting and your wonderful comments! a LITTLETHING a day...and a smile!


Tuesday, July 26, 2011

A new follower, special woodwork! MY WOOD ART at http://stratis-art.blogspot.com/ Ein neuer Begleiter auf meinem Blog, mit Holzarbeiten!

The internet-world lets people meet! I "met" Stratos through the Greek "exchange" site "DOSEPARE", I have refered to it before, it means GIVE-TAKE, and is a very usefull, creative and interesting site! He informed about his new blog...and there we are! Have a look!
Durch die Internet-Welt kann man Leute treffen! Stratos habe ich ueber die griechische Tauschseite "DOSE-PARE" "kennengelernt" , das heisst GIB-NIMM und ist eine sehr nuetzliche, kreative und interessante Internetseite. Er informierte ueber seinen neuen Blog, und so ist er jetzt hier ! Geht mal gucken! 

Some LITTLETHINGS in blue, some LITTLETHINGS in pink! Kleine Sachen in blau, und kleine Sachen in rosa!

More tea-candle little doll-prams and a little sofa (size like a match)....mehr kleine Teelicht-Puppenwaegelchen und ein kleines Sofa (Streichholzgroesse)

the mermaid needed some LITTLETHING to play with! Das Meer-Baby brauchte etwas Kleines zum Spielen!

Monday, July 25, 2011

http://schneewalski.blogspot.com/ Willkommen bei LITTLETHINGS! Wieder wunderschoene Dinge zu sehn, Mini-Schuhe aus Nuss-schalen und ein tolles Puppenhaus mit einer langen Geschichte! Welcome to Littlethings, again beautiful things to see, Mini-shoes from nutshells and a post about an amazing dollhouse with a long history!

Wieder ein Blog mit so vielen tollen Sachen zu sehn, bei dem Puppenhaus-Schloss bin ich dann gleich haengengeblieben! Aber bestimmt ist noch viel mehr zu finden bei http://schneewalski.blogspot.com!!!!!

Again a Blog with so many beautifull things to see, I got stuck at the post about this Dollhouse-castle! But i am sure there is much more to find at http://schneewalski.blogspot.com!!!!!

Hier ein Link zu einem Photo-Film ueber das Puppenhaus , Here a link to a photo-film about the dollhouse http://creatingdollhouseminiatures.blogspot.com/2009/03/colleen-moores-fairy-castle.html
und die Geschichte dazu! And the story:

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Do you like Teddys? Then you must see http://bripabaeren.blogspot.com/ WELCOME TO GITTI! Moegt ihr Teddys? Dann muesst ihr euch Gittis Blog ansehn!

Nun schau ich schon laenger durch die Blog-welt, Miniaturen, Puppenstuben, Teddys, Pueppchen...so viel Huebsches, Schoenes, Orginelles, Ausgefallenes...da ist fuer jeden was dabei! Aber man schliesst ja einige ganz besonders ins Herz! Gittis Baeren sind unter meinen Blog-Lieblingen ganz oben eingetragen! !Und ein Tausch mit Gitti ist noch unterwegs...bald mehr dazu!

I have been looking through the blog-world for quite a time now, miniature, teddys, dollhouses, dolls, so many pretty things , beautiful, original, special...there is something for everyone! But some always find a special way to one's heart! Gitti'a Teddys have made their way up to the top of my list! I also did an exchange with Gitti, it is still on its way...soon more to tell about this!

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Update , please read! A big THANK YOU for SHARING TRICKS AND METHODS !!!Can you smell the bread? Have a look at Mels Miniatures at http://www.melsminiatures.blogspot.com/

 It was my mistake not to read exactly what Melanie with her delicious mini food and scenes had posted about her technique on using hairspray in order to get the flour nicely stuck to her bread....and I had to try that out! It sounded like a great idea!!!

So this is the whole post leading to my contact with Melanie, and I really want to apologize to Chris from Canada ,because it was my fault not mentioning her! I hope writing this , it is ok now!!!

.If you're worried about bugs which I am, I use grated chalk for my

From: roomboxes@yahoogroups.com [mailto:roomboxes@yahoogroups.com] OnBehalf Of knitfiend
This reminds me of someone asking what I used for soil in my plants. The
answer was soil, sifted through a tea strainer. For flour I use sifted
flour stuck to a thin film of Elmer's adhesive spray or a cheap
extra-hold hairspray.


Her wonderfull work can be seen here http://www.picturetrail.com/gallery/view?username=nitfiend

The hairspray worked wonderfully and I wrote to Melanie about that, also asking for her Ok for mentioning her idea here . She wrote back ever so nicely and here i am with  Melanie as new follower (Thank you so much, I am thrilled...again!!) and pictures of the beginning of a new scene- most probably it will turn into a wall of an old house with a mystery garden!
As you can see...i didn't bake bread, but found  a dollhouse-window which I painted "Old" and had not yet found what to do next!  then a friend brought an old plastic-fan ! Pieces of the fan are now in the window-openings and were sprayed with hairspray and then covered with "colour-dust"! I had been breaking my mind to find a method to paint these pieces in order to get them just as they look now....that's when Melanie appeared! I was so excited about the "sucess" that I forgot evrything around me and  the food (yes, normal life has to go on at the same time!) nearly got burned! Have a look!I didn't manage to cut all pieces evenly...but a little twig or piece of flower or wood will cover later where-ever needed!
haven't made up my mind if it will be a window or a door....


first pic yesterday, remember the little bench?

Shocked about the happenings in Norway, deepest condolence to all the families who have to go through so much hardship and sorrow

Let us not forget, that each and everyone of us should at least try to make this world a little bit better!

Saturday, July 16, 2011

a new little LITTLETHING (never throw away anything!)

sudden ideas sometimes come up...a friend brought me a lot of empty aluminium "tea-lights/candles" ( in German we call them "teelicht"). and then i found an old hairbrush where all pieces came off (used it for the "feet") ...and there you are: a little dollpram! easy and quickly to make ( oh, i still haven't learned to be patient!!), cut 2, put some glue, push one into the other, let dry, stick paper/cloth or whatever, with a nail one can easily make little holes, push the "feet" into it, and ready! From a little left-over, I tried to make a little pot. It works, but needs some improvement...:)

a summer window- in small ! I leave it to you what the view of the window might be!

size about 20x20cm

in case you want to, you can hang your ear-rings and have a look in the mirror! 

The fullmoon helped the dolphins and ...brought the mermaid's baby!

It took the dolphins quite a while...she is nearly too big for her cradle, but she will swim a lot- so that's ok! She has already found a pearl for her sea-grass hair and her mother had her sea-weed blanket ready! I hope she will sleep tight with the moon and the stars watching over her!

Friday, July 15, 2011

There is a very special new follower! David Edwards with http://davidedwardsminiatures.blogspot.com/

I suppose quite a lot of you miniature people will know Mr. Edwards and his work! Well, I didn't....but came upon his link through another blog, joined his blog and facebook page and got a very kind Welcome-note!
Never in my dreams I would have thought that this absolute Perfectionist and professional miniature-maker from Scotland would take the time to have a look at my blog and my little beginner's steps into the wonderfull world of miniature!
But it seems , he did AND JOINED IN AS FOLLOWER! I am thrilled and ever so excited about that! This is really an honour, Mr.Edwards,  and you can't imagine just how thrilled I am about this! Thank you so much !
There are several links on his blog, I picked this one for you to read about his story!

Thursday, July 14, 2011

A BIG HELLO to 3 new followers! Thank you for taking interest in LITTLETHINGS!

Myspace Welcome Graphics

Now, there is para-kelsoscooks  with a lot of wonderfull Greek recipies! and much more!
Then we go to Crete again with Valavani and all her various wonderfull crafts!
The 3rd is a SPECIAL one, marilou.art ! As she is a close friend , have a special look at her sweet and soooo beautifull work ! 

Ps. as you can see...I am still searching and "investigating" the net to find more of these pretty little plugins!!! Found more on http://www.zwani.com

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Music in Athens coming week! One of the singers, a friend and a very talented young man : Theologos Kappos!Listen a little bit in the next post!


«Η ιστορία του έντεχνου σε τρεις μέρες»



Το αναλυτικό πρόγραμμα έχει διαμορφωθεί ως εξής:
Κυριακή 17 Ιουλίου (1960 - 1975)
20.00 - 21.00 Ανοιχτή συζήτηση για το έντεχνο τραγούδι με τον συνθέτη Μάριο Στρόφαλη (Αίθουσα «Κωστής Παλαμάς»)
21.00 - 00.00 Συναυλία νέων καλλιτεχνών (Κεντρική αυλή)
Δευτέρα 18 Ιουλίου (1975 - 1990)
20.00 - 21.00 Ανοιχτή συζήτηση με τον ερμηνευτή Κώστα Θωμαΐδη (Αίθουσα «Κωστής Παλαμάς»)
21.00 - 00.00 Συναυλία νέων καλλιτεχνών με την συμμετοχή του Κώστα Θωμαΐδη (Κεντρική αυλή)
Τρίτη 19 Ιουλίου (1990 - έως σήμερα)
20.00 - 21.00 Ανοιχτή συζήτηση με την ερμηνεύτρια Ρίτα Αντωνοπούλου (Αίθουσα «Κωστής Παλαμάς»)
21.00 - 00.00 Συναυλία νέων καλλιτεχνών με την συμμετοχή της Ρίτας Αντωνοπούλου (Κεντρική αυλή)
Συμμετέχουν οι καλλιτέχνες: Βαγγέλης Δούβαλης, Κώστας Ζούκας, Θεολόγος Κάππος, Γιώργος Κλακουμάνος, Ιφιγένεια Κορολόγου, Θωμάς Μασούρας, Μαίρη Στεφανακίδη, Έλσα Χαραλάμπους και Κατερίνα Χατζηβασιλείου.
Η καλλιτεχνική διεύθυνση είναι του Μάριου Στρόφαλη
Είσοδος ελεύθερη

theologos kappos - epefte bathia siopi @ stin igia mas.avi

ΓΙΑ ΤΑ ΜΑΤΙΑ ΣΟΥ ΜΟΝΟ: Θεολογος Καππος και ανεμοδεικτες

Recycling ideas, seen on www.yuico.com! on another blog somebody was thinking of what to do with old cassettes after seeing Rena's wallclock, which is an absolutely great idea!! Have a look !http://diaheiros.blogspot.com

more great ideas also on http://newdesignblog.com/tag/chair/

Thursday, July 7, 2011

It is not christmas (yet) ...but this is just great! "Christmas Food Court Flash Mob, Hallelujah Chorus "

Many of you might have seen this, but I had been looking for something nice to share ...having to do with a "bridge" as a symbol to contacts through this blog-world! But the "bridge" turned into a flashmob singing! Well, isn't it a bit similar to all the fantastic contacts and friends one can -like a sudddenly appearing flashmob- make through sharing a hobby and some thoughts? A special Greeting to BRASIL and Eliana for her sweet words!
Ps. The song "I believe I can fly" is also very nice...but a bit melancholical music...I wanted something more cheerfull!
Have a great day, afternoon, night, morning where-ever over the world everybody might be right now!

Following the "New followers" post from yesterday! "I believe I can fly"

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Waiting for the dolphins to bring the Baby?...a Mermaid's cradle in the mini-sea world

The mini-cradle is about 7cm long and 12 cm high.
also found this sweet little picture on 

UPDATE with Eliana from Brazil! Wellcome - Καλοσόρισες! ELENI with her blog SewHappiness.com AND "MM" is also new, but I don't see a blog.Please get back for more info if you want to!

I "met" Eleni with the new Internet-shop www.yuico.com ,we liked each other's blogs...and there we are, both getting more contacts through our blogs! It is great to meet new people and to learn and see more every day!

This is a nice day today, so many new contacts! Just now
Eliana from Brazil is new with her wonderfull blog
I love her blog especially because she has some dollhouse furniture I also have, and have not jet used in scenes!
Oh, so many new ideas and pictures and nice tiny things to look at!
Followers from all over the world also open "windows" to other places and countries...sometimes I wish I could fly! And see all of the world!

Monday, July 4, 2011

Computering...a new shop...some more LITTLETHINGS...some pictures...too many ideas...sometimes the days are too short!

right now...enough for today!!!
most probably they will be flower-baskets, and the net in the background will be something special...having to do with the sea!

a piece of driftwood for your keys!
Recycling and reusing is quickly moving upwards  in Greece finally! There is a new website/shop/platform to buy ,sell, present ideas and many more things! Have a look at www.yiuco.com. You can also find it on facebook as Yiuco Place!  I gave it a (long, but sucessfull) try today, there is a link in my blog here on the right "Pages- Shop"! 

Saturday, July 2, 2011

SUMMER CINEMA! PLEASE READ THE NEXT POST FIRST...there is a reason! George Dalaras, Loukianos, Alexiou, Parios - Ta Therina Cinema - Τα θερι...

Our best of years go by
so hastily
youth going by
not ever to come back
and all I see
remaining at the end
Is some nights of full moon
in the summer cinemas
nights going by
never to come back
with flowers smelling in the air
and jasmine.

Our best of years go by
someone robs us of them secretly
years going by
not ever to came back
and all I see
remaining at the end
Is some nights of full moon
in the summer cinemas
nights going by
never to come back
with flowers smelling in the air
and jasmine.

Cinema construction stages-Sinema yapım aşamaları! Wellcome to a very special miniaturist from Turkey! Please meet http://ozdenceyhan.blogspot.com/

Mr Özden Cezhan with his wonderfull blog, full of interesting miniature and many many tutorials joined my blog today, after I had discovered his some hour earlier and couldn't stop admiring ! First I thought it is wonderfull to see a man working with miniatures, which is not so often.. and the second reason for joining the followers on his blog was the miniature OPEN-AIR-CINEMA! This is something so nice and magic, watching a movie open-air on a warm summer-night! It was something magical to me when I first came to Greece and i love it ever since! There are still some of these summer-cinemas and if you come to Greece (or Turkey :)  ) do find out the whereabouts and enjoy yourselves with this special treat! Also good to know if you don;t speak the local language, all movies are in the original language with subtitles for Greek! So , there is nothing standing in your way to enjoy! I think it is also so nice to get a picture of the traditions and special sides of countries through minatures! 
There is a nice older song about the summer cinemas here, a bit melancholic..about youth and   years going by too quickly, but some memories will never fade and a very beautifull is the memory of a night with fullmoon at a summer-cinema with the smell of jasmin and night-flowers! 

Friday, July 1, 2011

Something nice for all of you! AND : Wellcome to Sylvia with her wonderfull blog ( and work of course ) http://miniaturasnatasylvia.blogspot.com/

For some time now I had been thinking to share a little "THANK YOU" to all of you. These are old pictures of the family of my Grandfather and Grandmother from Germany, somewhere around 1900-1920 . 

This might be my Grandmother in her very young years

Thank you so much for showing interest in my LITTLETHINGS! I feel I have soooooooooooo much to learn and to study, in order to do some more beautiful things! Looking at Sylvia's Blog and her nice work on photos ,too,  I had the idea to share some old family-photos with all of you! They might be perfect for you to use in dollhouses and roomboxes refering to the time nearly 100 years ago! So, please feel free to copy and use!