Sooo....even moms with health problems gotta roll with the tide once in awhile. Especially when spring time brings a zillion performances, concerts, and school activities that the kids are involved in, and that I love attending no matter how awful I feel. Well, one of our daughters happens to have the best piano teacher in the world. And I was wracking my brains trying to think of something special to give her teacher after the spring piano recital to show her how much we appreciate her. And then I thought! - a Mini Scene! But what kind? What would it include??? So I started trolling my favorite websites and mini-supply connections. And lo and behold! There it was! A lovely miniature grand piano that plays music - at Gibby's Dollhouses and Miniatures in Westminster (the last of a dying breed around these parts - a real brick and mortar dollhouse store where you can still shop in person and peruse the minis).
Before I knew it, the idea started to grow! The scene would include the piano, and a "teacher" and a "student" eagerly paying attention....
Click on the photos to make them super big! :)
|The "tree" platform is a salute to the lovely woods that surround us along the drive to lessons.|
|The piano plays Beethoven's "Fur Elise" - ironically this was the song my daughter played for the December recital! I was so psyched when I realized it - what better way to really personalize the gift?|
|Some of the music my daughter has played for previous recitals. Another way to personalize.|
|It wasn't easy finding boxers with ears that weren't cropped (like Kitz and Carly). And I had to apply a coat of dark paint to match the real life Carly's dark brindle coat.|
|Treats and confections for the piano teacher's book club meeting later that evening.|
|The books are there, ready for discussion time. (I'm not great at book making, the pages do not open or turn, they are simply a block of polymer clay with page indentations made with one of my polymer clay knives.)|
|Our piano teacher always gives her students a huge Hershey candy bar at Halloween time. I thought it would be nifty to toss a few into this scene.|
|I went a little crazy with the mini foods. ;) Think I have enough? The rainbow cake is there again too! It's one of my mini "specialties."|
I am also in the process of catching up with all of your delightful blogs. I made some progress the other day and got to quite a few but my health is still dogging me pretty badly so I'm making my way to commenting on everyone's outstanding work, a little at a time. Looking at all of your lovely blogs really brightens my day! :) As do your comments on my blog!