Saturday, April 30, 2011
Friday, April 29, 2011
Today's mini makeover features these very shiny (and kinda ugly) side tables, which I bought along with some other (fabulous) items from an eBay estate recently: I figured that a coat of gloss black spray would turn them into something rather Adleresque.
And I was right:
(Call of the Small, and Top Design, you have a lot to answer for!)
Thursday, April 28, 2011
So I made a cup of tea. And a scene.
I bought this hutch years ago, planning to paint it white for the shabby chic apartment in the apartment block I've been collecting furniture for (there's a project that's been banging round for almost 20 years...)Over the weekend I finally took it downstairs and gave it a first coat. Once I sanded it back, I started wondering if it needed a second coat:So at stupid o'clock this morning it was back upstairs being incorporated into a wee test scene.
(I'm still undecided about the paint situation...)
Tuesday, April 26, 2011
What I do have is more new books, just the thing to peruse over afternoon coffee and chocolate...
Monday, April 25, 2011
(Notes: Flickr. You know the drill!)
So I did (although there wasn't much actual writing involved...)
After a couple of coats of spray paint they were much more to my likingand I discovered, after ratting through my box of mini pictures to frame someday, they were the perfect size to fit my Kodak Gallery photo thumbnails from my 2006 US trip photos.
So now I have some of my favourite photos framed.
Big: And little: Oh dear, I feel another trip to the dolls house shop coming on...
Sunday, April 24, 2011
The results of my first test run inspired the scene above. These are images nicked off the internet (of course, what else would you expect from me?) and mounted onto a package of paper plates I discovered in the bottom of my work box.
And the shadow boxes? Drawers from a recent Re-Ment purchase, repurposed.
(Full details on FLICKR)
Saturday, April 23, 2011
"I need Prince Charming", I wrote "except without the wall climbing or Princess kissing".
Today I had two non climbing (or kissing) Prince Charmings for a couple of hours and the difference is stunning.
(Here they are carting half my garden off with them: Did I remember to take "before" photos? No. And I call myself a blogger?)
Scene: Influenced by thoughts of my lovely trimmed garden, jealousy that two lots of friends are spending Easter in New Zealand (which is very green and grey) and a number of new acquisitions that fit the theme...
(I remembered the chair I'd made years ago after reading MitchyMooMiniatures' fabulous post on making four modern chairs for under £10)Details on the FLICKR photo. But before you head over, check out my new carpet:Massively huge (for minis) 50cm x 50cm carpet square discovered during this afternoon's trip to the hardware store for paint. $5.25. I picked up a couple of other bits: stay tuned...
Wednesday, April 20, 2011
Tuesday, April 19, 2011
Saturday, April 16, 2011
Friday, April 15, 2011
Monday, April 11, 2011
Sunday, April 10, 2011
Well, apart from wrapping and crossing fingers that it comes in under 500g when it gets to the Post Office (US Post has a new rule that they charge an extra $9 "for customs" if parcels are over 500g. Grrrrrr....)
After I finished making this, I emailed Joann Swanson, who originally provided the pattern in the August 1991 issue of Nutshell News, to thank her.
I love the twenty first century: Joann now has a blog and contacting her is easy peasy!
(*Just in case you're worried: there's a lot more to it than this!)
Saturday, April 09, 2011
Friday, April 08, 2011
There's a "February swap" in the works for Amazing Miniatures
Yes, I do realise it's halfway through April, thank you...