Friday, 30 November 2012
Some hard work and a little Christmas cheer
Hello to all of you little mini darlings! I am so excited to show you a few things that I have recently finished. I have a fair bit on the go and of course I'm doing everything but what I should be. Definitely feeling grateful for the to-do list right now and hey..I'm even getting paid for some of it, besides I love creating miniatures so this is all play. So let's take a look:
I did some sketches last week so I could make some clothes to go on the padded hangers I made. These will eventually go in my gorgeous Robin Betterly Cottage Armoire Had very minimal fabric and trim choices but I worked with what I had. A pink cotton liner covered with flowing tulle. Cinched at the waist with a pink ribbon sash and a black and fuschia wild flower. Alternately..A red ribbon layered top with cross strap. Finished with a maxi skirt with tutu made of black tulle with white polka dots. Which do you prefer?
Now lets get this straight..I have never made clothing of any kind before. I don't know how to make a proper pattern and I'm deathly afraid of my very basic (but way too fast) sewing machine. Also I estimated my model to be 5ft8. So I drew it 5.7 inches. Although I'll admit she is very slim..this dress seems too small. Am I wrong? Hmmm? Anyways here is my idea turned into reality. I like my drawing better. :( but I tried and can always make improvements. Anyone know where to get very modern ladies clothing patterns in 1:12 or 1:6 scale. I've searched Google till I forgot why I was sitting there...
A closer look.
I adore buckets of all kinds because you can do so much with them..unfortunately I'm saving for several items..new buckets are not on the list. So I made some from paper. I have some tin and would like to use it but I have no idea how I would secure it. I hardly think tacky glue would hold. Some sort of tiny nail or screw with a nut would be brilliant. Do they make those in 1:12?
Now my favorite new piece..My Spice Rack! This took me awhile. I made the jars from a long tube of plastic and filled them with real spices. Thanks to my super awesome engineers squares this baby is constructed almost perfectly..each measurement right on the dot! Can you tell I'm a little proud of this one? I 'chic'ed her up and she is shown here along with a mini mistletoe kissing ball! I'll be putting this swell nugget in my Dream Kitchen.
What do y'all think of her?
At my local mini groups annual Christmas party it is asked that you bring a $10 gift if you wish to exchange. The next two pics are works for my gift. I am making a Christmas cookie-making scene and it is going to be fab! Here are a couple of the baking items every holiday mini baker must have:
A set of shabby 'chic'ed bowls, cookie cutters and decorating candies ready for sugar-cookie dough and lots of gooey icing...
I had planned to go grocery shopping today so I can start to fill my pantry but I decided to go tomorrow, so that will be in the next post! Tonight.. I am going to snuggle up with my favorite pink throw,
..put in an extraordinary film,
..and munch out on salty/crunchy and rich/chocolaty junk food till I'm sick..or till I submit to a sugar induced coma...Pass the salt!
That's the show for today peoples..I hope you like what you've seen so that you'll come back and see more. Remember I am almost always available for swaps/trades as well as custom request work. Sometimes during the seasons rush you can not book with your favorite artist due to demand. This is a perfect reason to try out my work.
Thank you so very much for dropping in..please leave a comment..I cherish them so!
Merry Christmas to each of you! Mini hugs and BIG love!! xo