Wednesday, October 27, 2010


I have so many participants in my SCARLET SAILS GIVE AWAY 2010! and I have only one Settee. Only one person will win and I want all of us to be happy!
Last night I thought that there should be the ways when all members win and an idea of a new swap - HAPPY BIRTHDAY SWAP! was born.

I have a new blog HAPPY BIRTHDAY SWAP!

Let me know what you think about it!

Check up my new blog HAPPY BIRTHDAY SWAP!
Sign up and let's have fun!

Monday, October 25, 2010

Saturday, October 23, 2010

My new Etsy Store!

Good Evening or Good Morning to all of you!

I am happy to announce that I have a new store at where you can find dollhouse miniatures. I also do custom needlework.

Here is the link:

Friday, October 22, 2010


Good evening to all!

For today I have 30 participants in SCARLET SAILS MINIATURES 2010 GIVE AWAY!!! so far... and here is a picture of a SCARLET SAILS MINIATURES 2010 GIVE AWAY!!!
The retail price of this piece is $125.00
I petit pointed the cover for this settee on 49 count silk gauze with fine silk.

1. Sans!
2. Pity
3. Shelly
4. Lila Check
5. Mar
6. Maribel
7. Kim
8. Caterina
9. Tink-Sonia
10. Francesca
11. Clara
12. Susanne
13. Ascension
14. Sonya Rotella
15. Margot Ensink
16. Lara
17. Rosanna
18. The Old Maid
19. Giulia
20. Marlene
21. Carmen
22. Margriet
23. Thimini2
24. cdtodd2
25. Rosa-kreattiva
26. Nanbon44
27. Carolyn
28. Rachel
29. Patty
30. Lyn
blog is not available, :(((
31. Anne Johnson
32. Nicole
33. Sonja
34. Rosella
35. Karin

Thank you very much for your comments and participation. Seven days more left. Be patient and have a great weekend!


I have 100 followers on my blog Scarlet Sails Miniatures.
Thanks a lot to all of you who follows, who leaves the comments and who just come to my blog to see the pictures.

It is my first Give Away and there is no reason for it. This is a way to show my appreciation to all of you!

To enter this Give Away simply become a follower of my Scarlet Sails Miniatures Blog (if you are not yet) and leave a comment on this post.

I will draw names out of a hat on the 31th October. I will contact the winner to get an address and I will sent a gift to the winner right away!

Hurry up! You have only one week left!

If you have any question you can e-mail me at


Twisted Passion Cross Stitch Completed Project

I used to sell my cross stitch patterns on on-line Needlework Show. Last March I got the message from a lady who purchased the "Twisted Passion" Cross Stitch Pattern from me. She completed the project and here is the picture of a beautiful work she has done. Becky, thank you very much for your picture!

"As I was perusing the 2009 Fall On-Line Needlework Show, one pattern really caught my attention -- "Twisted Passion." I contacted my local needlework store (Fancy Works in Ellettsville, IN) and asked them to order the pattern for me. I started stitching in early January and finished on February 28. I followed all the instructions except for the fabric. I chose to stitch on 28-count black Monaco. Although stitching black floss on 28-count black fabric proved challenging, I am very pleased with the resulting size and appearance.

I have attached a photo of my [unframed] finished project.

Becky Ramp
Greenwood, Indiana"

Anne's Victorian Barbie dollhouse

Today I got the message from my ebay customer Anne. She purchased one of the Japanese vases from me and she emailed me the picture of her Victorian Barbie dollhouse. Two matching Japanese vases are on the fireplace. Anne, your Barbie is surely happy. I admire her room a lot.

Monday, October 18, 2010

Update for Dollhouse Chinese Ninghsia Rug, 1/12, petit point

The 18th of October. I started to stitch this rug a month ago, on the 18th of September and here is my process on Dollhouse Chinese Ninghsia Rug. My charting, 49 count, stitching with silk.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Russian Father Frost 1/12 scale

My favorite hobby is needlework but I like to try myself with other creative stuff. I always liked to play with clay and always wanted to make my own doll. The first attempt a year ago was not successful - I burnt it in the oven, :(((. Today I decided just to play with the clay and see if I can do something. To make a nice proportional face is my week point. This is what I came up with so far. Looking at this face I got an idea to make a Russian Father Frost. Now it is time to put the head in the oven. Oh, my! If it doesn't work for me again - I promise I will never touch clay again. If it works - I will make a Russian Father's Frost Granddaughter - Snow maiden (at least I will try!)

Friday, October 15, 2010

International Christmas Swap by Cockerina!

I follow the blog by Cockerina. She offers the International Christmas Swap. It will be my first mini swap. There are 35 members right now and you still can sign till the 24th of October. All members should make 3 minis:
- 1 Christmas mini
- 1 mini toy
- 1 "fall" or "Halloween" mini.
All handmade minis should be mailed before 29th of November to allow everyone to get their mini gifts before Christmas! What a great idea!

1/12th Two Drawer Dresser

Today is the 17th of October, 2010. I finished the dresser - the final touch I put the knobs on the drawers. To finish the dresser I used 2 kinds of of Crackle: Crackle Medium and One Stop Crackle. Apparently this 2 Crackles give absolutely 2 different textures and touches. First I applied 1 base coat of Acrylic white paint, after that 1 coat of Crackle Medium, after 2 hours - another coat of Acrylic White Paint and after 2 hours more - One Stop Crackle. When everything was dried I aged the dresser with Antiquing Medium. I liked the result a lot and will use this dresser in my future Dream house in the Magic room.

Here is a finished piece! It took me less then an hour to put it together. Now it is time to finish it. Hmmm... what do I want to do with it?.....

Then I started working on the bottom. The drawers are opening.

Today I put the kit from McQueenie Miniatures together. First I did the top.

Yesterday I got the kit 1/12th Two Drawer Dresser by McQueenie Miniatures. It was too late to put it together...

Dollhouse Miniature Pole Screen "Victorian Rose" 1/12 scale

Today I got the message from Barb Lewis who purchased a dollhouse miniature Pole Screen "Victorian Rose". I am very happy that she was pleased with the Pole Screen. The pole screen was made by Renaud Prefontaine from Canada from a wood called "cocobolo". It is from the family of rosewoods and harvested along the Pacific coast of Mexico and South America. A very dense and figured wood that barely floats. There is no finish on the pieces since cocobolo has a natural oil and is easily polished to a high gloss. I stitched the screen on 49 count silk gauze. This is what Barb wrote to me:

"Dear Natalia,

The needlework arrived today.

I DO love it.

I love the color combination.
Is the blue background also stitched?
The stand is lovely. Very nicely done.
I see what you mean about the finish.
The wood is fabulous!

My hat is off to you for those tiny stitches!

Keep doing what you love!

Barb Lewis~"


Thank you very much!

Tuesday, October 12, 2010


This is the link to a FREE IMAG!

Friday, October 8, 2010

Dollhouse Mini Shelf "Lilac" for my Needlework Shop

I finished working on my Dollhouse Shelf for Needlework Store.

Dollhouse Mini Perfume Bottle Set 1/12 scale

Today is a productive day. I finished my Perfume Set for a Lady, 1/12 scale

Today is a productive day. I finished my Perfume Set for a Lady, 1/12 scale

Dollhouse Mini Pillows 1/12 scale

New Dollhouse Country Style and Christmas Pillows and New Shoes, 1/12 scale

Dollhouse Miniature Purses 1/12 scale

I finished petit pointing 3 designs for 3 mini purses. They were stitched on the same 56 count framed silk gauze card. Now it is the most exciting part - to put them together. Watch for the updated pictures.


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