Tuesday, September 19, 2017
Monday, September 18, 2017
|This is a 3 tier kitchen storage caddy for mini scenes made from pill cases from Dollar Tree|
I finally had to go online for the rest of my trims for Daisy Hill Remake. I can't keep running to Hobby Lobby every two weeks for supplies, and some they don't carry. There won't be a miniature show for another month. in my area. I selected Hobby Builders Supply and within one day I got notice it has been shipped .www.miniatures.com They have an online catalog and a hard copy one as well. The doors are the only thing holding this project up. I have spent the last week painting each color, then cleaning up little messes on that color. It is shaping up.
Instead of making the window boxes for the price I purchased the window boxes, My patience is thinning out the longer this project goes on. If I had not committed to blogging about this it would have already been put on the back burner; The colors are speaking to me as I go along, and have changed my mind and added new ideas as it progresses. As soon as the new front door is on I will give an update.
For laser cut kits and accessories from heavy chipboard this site has a lot of seclusive items
Gypsy Soul Laser cuts They have a very reasonable Gypsy wagon to go with my medical show, a lot of goth in many scales and greenhouse, furniture and wheels.
www.factorydirectcraft.com If you like crafts of all kinds FDC Factory Direct pictures each item, gives specifics on each. Has primitives for your house, scrap booking, and a search bar, when I typed in dollhouse a lot of items came up. All kinds of beads and trims. This is an interesting site for crafts and the dollhouse items are a bonus. Holiday items under their own header.
This website is in French but sponsored by Google so the translate button should come up in the top left corner. www.nonomininostalgie.blogspot.com.es Click on the tutorial section on the right side. She has a lot of very nice tutorials and patterns if there are any needed. She specializes in shops.
www.true2scale.blogspot.nl This website is awesome. Every place you can click-leads to another amazing find. There are free magazine publications to view online. She has a store and does shows. I spent about an hour on this site and have many more to go to see everything. She has a lot of links and other blogs and sites you can visit as well. When I visit sites like this I get antsy to start new projects.
Monday, September 11, 2017
Where the dollhouse sides and front were put together there were gaps so corner molding had to be cut to size to cover that and maybe now I can take the hinges off the wall from inside.
I think the porch rail assembly was put together wrong but it seems too much time to make it right. The opening should be down by the front door. It is on the farthest corner from the door. It is not shown in the picture, it was removed so the flooring could be covered in coffee stir sticks for realistic floor.
The front door is rather cheesy and not to scale. This is on the back burner for the moment until a eureka moment comes to mind. One needs to be able to see inside and outside the door even if it is miniature. Stained glass needs to be somewhere and its still be researched.
Before painting the outside siding I used heavy brown paper bags cut to siding stripe size to fix the holes and defective places. I then put 4 coats of Americana Brand Mississippi Mud brown on the siding. This is my preferred paint as it has thickness to it. Make sure you shake well before using. The shingles were not finished at all where they met on the corners, so brown bag again cut to size to cap off the joints. I decided on a gold brown for that, not sure if it will stay that way. American Victorian Painted Ladies by Elizabeth Pomada, Michael Larson is an excellent guide for painting a Victorian. I choose a color combination that I liked from there. Victorians used 7 different colors in the house and the end result will be gold, brown, white, blue, green, bittersweet orange, and a burgundy color. The painting is taking some time, looking forward to this step being done to begin inside.
This week I have investigated a few web sites and share them with you:
If you like French antiques, Shabby Chic check out this beautiful site:
www.lookingglassminiature.com Jennifer Osmond Hatt is guest designer for Alpha Stamps this week and has a lovely Antique shop as the feature. Her blog has many of her creations and she also has an Etsy Shop. Eye Candy. On her blog there are many links to interesting blogs and sites. I clicked on a few and they were interesting enough to mark for future visits.
www.Alphastamps.com This is the connection for Alpha Stamps that features Looking glass this week. If you like Halloween they have laser cut tables, mirrors and other /Goth items as well as Halloween trinkets and papers.
www.bangGood.com A variety of items for sale, but click on Toys there are a number of inexpensive miniature kits available.
www.lisaslittlethings.com a delightful sale site of beautiful laser cut items for every area of the house. A lot of period clothes items and accessories. Sale site beautiful pictures.
www.wish.com Another overall sale site with really good prices. Click toys and hobbies and all kinds of miniatures come up. I put a couple items in the sale cart and couldn't complete. Within a few days all the items were on sale as notified by Email.
Thursday, August 31, 2017
Trash to Treasure Child's Reading chair. Little Golden books draped over the entire chair.
The before of the chair. Was in the container of lost and forgotten toys.
The penny rug was hand made and a table gift at a State Day.
|This is the inspiration for the chair. I stayed at my daughters house for a couple of day's and she made this full size in her guest room. Real pages from an old book, antique chair and burlap feed container seat and milk bottle vase.|
Here is the finished piece along with a few treasures I redid today from my week end treasure hunts. The little pink stove and refrigerator are 1/48 scale I believe. I found them in my stash. Debbie Young had them for sale at the last Convention I attended. Resin and less than an inch high. Too cute. I have the table and chair somewhere. The pages of the book are printed from the Internet and reduced to size in the picture print area in Windows gallery. Interspersed between are printed pages. All are strung onto a long piece of thread and draped over the chair. The chair was painted over the creme color, green and then white. While still cool and almost dry I sanded around the edges and legs to show wear.
|This was a new shipment of Halloween material that just came in. I am going to incorporate into chairs and bedding for Halloween. The dotted material glows in the dark.|
|My in house TSA AGENT checking out my duffel bag for the goods. I stayed to babysit the fur babies this past weekend. The area is in the Flea Market Mecca of town and a lot of thrift stores. Had a great time.|
|A bag of jewel finds for .25 cents and a plastic weather vane cupola from a child's play set will come in handy|
|This bag of handmade wicker balls are mini light covers. I thought they would be a form in a topiary tree. They were .30 cents for 100 a bag. I got a few bags and put one in a mason jar. Looks good. I thought cut in half they could be baskets.|
Thursday, August 24, 2017
|Finished Trash to Treasure Bed Shabby Chic Antique lace bedspread from an antique dress|
|Notice the tassel's all around the bedspread on on the pillows. This is antique and have never saw it again anywhere. The pillow in front is a medallion from the antique lace dress on the bedspread.|
|I wish it were real sized. I would crawl right in.|
Brass and black rail bed. It looks good here but had rust all over it. It must have been in moisture. Got at the NAME Convention garage sale a few years back.
Here are a few web sites I viewed and enjoyed very much this week and hope you will too: www.crownjewelminiatures.com This is a beautiful site for food. They have a store on web that food can be purchased from.
www.thumbprintminiatures.com Another craftsman for food. Online store and also on You Tube
https://sites.google.com/site/butterflydreamsminiatures This is a not to be missed site. There are all kinds of tutorials, and printies on this site. My favorite are shoes and shoe boxes. There are hatboxes, holidays, stationary sets, wallpaper and flooring. She has been published in American Miniaturist Magazine.
The miniature prints on the bed are from www.schoolhousequilts.com a local quilt shop for me but she has an online shop as well.
www.valentinapinkcutesugar.blogspot.com This is a beautiful web site. Look for the translate button and it will translate into whatever language you need. Very talented Fimo Artist. The Desserts are good enough to eat.
Another You Tuber with great talent is Akameru Kawaii, doll house miniatures, repaints dolls.
Fimo artist. Type in name in the search on You Tube and lots of vlogs turn up. Excellent talent.
www.ivanigrande.blogspot.com Another great Fimo Good artist and beautiful pictures without the translation. However a translate button will come up for this. Brazilian artist.
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Monday, August 21, 2017
|This was my inspiration, a small add in County Sampler magazine . Notice all the elements that make up the picture.|
|Here is the table. $ 1.00 from Dollar Tree. Even though the finish is awful it did come in to be useful in the final finish. The red came through when sanding to antique it and added to the primitive look.|
|Here is close up of table along with elements to make it pretty|
Saturday, August 19, 2017
|Princess headband from Dollar Tree used in the trim on the fish tank.|