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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





14 comments:

  1. Hello Natasha! Wonderful minies!kiss!

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    1. Why Thank you so very much Susanna! Merry Christmas!
      P.S: How did you know I adore kisses of every kind! Kiss, kiss back to you too sweet thing! xx

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  2. Wow fantastic items. I love the junk food scene lol my dream :DD The dress you made is beautiful. Wonderful work.
    Hugs Maria

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    1. Oh Maria Thank you, you are wonderful to say such nice things. I am also kindred spirits with all the junk food junkies out there who like me can not say no to cake or chocolate! Is that you too? Well Happy Holidays, there should be plenty of both going around! Lol! Mini hugs! :0

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  3. Dear Natasha,The clothing looks so chick!
    The Spice Rack is Gorgeous! And You have so wonderful plans for the swap, I am sure the friend getting your items will be thrilled of happiness!

    Hugs
    Kikka

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    1. Ahhhh..Kikka my darling (and prize winner)..yes..I really love miniatures that look like they belong in 2013. Victorian and Tudor etc..are just NOT my thing. I can not find ANY modern clothing (or patterns) for 1:12 characters and seeing as that I am now collecting items for my eventual Dollhouse, (one of such featured pieces is a french armoire)I am forced to try and make my own. Although this is just the beginning..as with all my work..most pieces are my first try ever and so naturally the next and the next will get better as I acquire more skills and make improvements in my design and crafting abilities. It's so awesome to receive your compliment and to know you read my blog, thank you new friend! huge HUGS and BIG love as always! xo

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  4. You are amazing creative, so clever thought to make the dress according to your own drawings. Your pitchers in the paper is beautiful and yes your spice rack is quite fantastic well done. And so many great scenes.
    Hugs
    Wyrna

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    1. Oh my gosh..you have me blushing Wyrna, thank you, thank you! I sure am glad that I posted and that you read and enjoyed it..Really makes my day special to hear what y'all think! BIG BIG hugs and a sloppy kiss too! (on the cheek of course!) LOL! :P

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  5. Fantastic mini items! I like the spice rack.
    Bye Faby

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    1. I'm glad you like it Fabiola! It was definitely worth the hard work and trouble it took to construct! YAY for straight cuts and sharp (more or less) corners.. Now I know I'm ready to attempt my Modern couch. I've had the material, aluminum and MDF for a while but have been too worried to start. Now I know I can cut my board properly and that my measurements will be bang on! Hope the Christmas spirit surrounds you this year! Mini hugs love! x

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  6. Everything looks gorgeous, Natasha! I love the dress, your shabby spice rack, buckets, bowls, and the junk food scene! Really lovely work! Hope you have a super-fun weekend, and I look forward to your next post. xo Jennifer

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    1. Aw shucks! I really appreciate you saying that Ms.Cat. I think very fondly of your blog as well. You'll be hearing from me shortly after Christmas..I think Santa has a present that the elves won't release till the New Year! You'll have to be a really good girl and practice all your patience! Tee Hee! Shhhhh! ..mini hugs (*in a whisper)xoxo

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  7. Everything's looking fabulous! I especially love the mini clothes. If you need some inspiration for shoes, I would definitely recommend this blog: http://fashiondollshoes.blogspot.fi/ . They're not 1/12th scale, but there's a ton of information there. :D

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  8. Hey Amelia..How in the world did you know that I have recently been coveting mini shoes and am dying to try to make my own? So thoughtful to leave the link, big thanks!!! Hugs and love and Seasons Greetings to you and yours lamb! xx

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