The Mouse Parish

Welcome to the Parish of St M's and the 'Small World' that the Mice from St M's inhabit in which they will be sharing their musings, mishaps and ministry, although I should add that I  will be the one attending to most of the arduous work including designing, creating, researching, the blogging and  the cleaning up afterward! 

However, I remain hopeful that I will get to enjoy the occasional 'hot' cup of tea and until those Mice have made their presence felt; I shall enjoy sharing a ‘little’ more about me...

Although I have been designing and creating 'Small Worlds' for many years now, my imagination remains just as 'fired up' and the inspiration for these ‘Small Worlds’ has been unleashed in so many different ways that I have lost count.

For it could be within the fascinating pages of a historical novel or as I have watched a television period drama series and I have even found myself designing a landscaping project as I flipped through the pages of a magazine while waiting for a GP appointment!

As I love to walk, my imagination has often been influenced by the world that surrounds me and I have been known to spend my time gazing at the architecture and other interesting features of the houses and shops, including lead drainpipes, unusual windows, broken roof slates, fascinating corbels and  often to the incredulity of a friend who I have failed to recognise as I amble past them!

I once calculated that I would need to live another 250 years in order to realise my dream projects into 12th scale reality...

However, as my property empire has expanded and with more error than trial, I have learnt many new skills and I can now ‘distress’ and ‘kit bash’ with aplomb and in defiance of my 'other half's precise lectures; I remain proud of my unique painting techniques, my creative recipe for aged stonework and those rather unconventional woodworking skills.

 And even though I can handle fabrics I can glue; the art of the needle is beyond me and it is fortunate that as a social media junkie, I have been fortunate to meet other miniaturists whose skills can more than compensate for my shortcomings such as one who has positively embraced the art of miniature couture on my behalf and those that have managed to create a delicious feast or two for my ‘Small World’ inhabitants which is something my own family have been known to long for!

Now what I long for is a quiet room, a large mug of tea and some chocolate...

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