Friday, July 10, 2015

Finish it off Friday: Stool pigeon

This week I decided to start working on the oldest kits in my stash:
Hand holding a dolls' house miniature stool kit.
 This is a round stool kit from Small Pleasures, one of the first dolls' house shops I visited in Australia, and still in business...
Dolls' house miniature stool kit, unpacked.
 It's a simple but fiddly kit: the only thing you need to do is sand the ends of the spindles and the tops of the legs to fit into their corresponding holes. Of course, managing to fit all the bits into all the holes without other, previously-fitted, bits popping back out takes some time (and a little gentle swearing).
Wooden dolls' house miniature stool, sitting on the kit instruction sheet.
But, finally I managed it and now I just have to wait for the glue to dry before I start on the painting.

Speaking of stools and painting: here's the last stool I made, way back in the 1990s:
Modern dolls' house miniature stool, painted in cow print, with a pink wooden piece in the shape of an udder underneath the seat.
Other bloggers are joining the 'Finish it off Friday' challenge. Here's a round up of those I know about (please leave a link in the comments if you're also doing it and consider tagging your post with #FinishitoffFriday so it's easy to find!)

Lorraine from Fairy Meadow Miniatures has renamed her challenge 'C.K.(ie: Creating Kit) Day, and has completed a Victorian book stand and cookbook kit, and a step stool.

Mad for Mod at Mini Mod Pod has used the challenge to mend some miniatures, finish a bed and make some lamps.

Pepper from Mitchymoo Miniatures made some Miracle Gro for her shed, a DIY vacuum-forming machine, morphed the concept into 'Still at it Sunday' to install the windows for her loft apartment, then continued the theme to install windows in Fenton Lodge.

7 comments :

Kitty And Kat Miniatures said...

Your cow stool is.......uddery cute. Couldn't pass up a cow joke

The Shopping Sherpa said...

Very a-moo-sing...

Pepper Mitcheson said...

Gentle swearing? Hahahah, makes me imagine Elizabeth Bennett saying jeepers when she pricks a finger with a sewing needle =0P The cow stool is fab. Oh and pull your finger out with the HBS kit...just read you haven't even started. *takes out whip* Less than six months to go!!

The Shopping Sherpa said...

Yes, ma'am, Pepper ma'am...

Pepper Mitcheson said...

^
Hahaha

Mad For Mod said...

Love the cow stool, Nice udders! Looking forward to seeing what yo do with the new one.

Mad For Mod said...

One of these weeks, I will get back to the Finish it up Friday!