This is the front page of the instruction booklet
www.andrewsmini.com I am a learn by doing type person so the instuction booklet was quite intimidating. I have to admit reading and understanding are separate things. I read and reread and after making what was a mistake, disassembling and cleaning the glue off, going back and rereading the instructions it then made sense to me.
Check out the above website, they have some wonderful kits and smaller scales. They are usually at the major miniature shows. They also have an old Women Shoe kit, dicovered that in the closet too. I don't know where I purchased that one.
Thursday, October 19, 2017
Thursday, October 5, 2017
|Hear no Evil, See no Evil, Speak no Evil altered skeletons can now Live, Love and Laugh on bases found at my local Dollar Tree in the candle area. The skeletons were a tutorial at the end of September 2017|
|This is what they look like with the flowers on them which got removed right away by pliers.|
|These are made of resin and about 2 inches high.|
|I first painted them all black using acrylic paint|
|Dollar Tree 9 piece carving set. Look at the handles of the knife and scoop|
|Cut the handles off and you have stacked pumpkins for the door. I will finish these off in a future blog.|
Michael's the best find ever. These are legs in the Wilton area and are used for Candy apples as sticks. The lines in the stockings do not show but they are striped. 12 to a package and just right for mini decorating like the legs in the black kettle in the back. I will finish these off as well in a future blog. Found my red glittered nail polish and will make The witch from Oz legs for in the kettle or under the bushes in a mini scene. They also have a set of bones stacked one on top of each other and a long twig with bark like wood indented into them. They could be used for brooms or canes.
Friday, September 29, 2017
|Three Halloween sets of Decorations for front porch or steps|
|Altered skeletons and Urns from Dollar Tree|
|Side version of Urns|
|Back of Urns|
Now that Fall is finally here the catalog company's are sending them out. Wow, the mail box was real full yesterday. For those of you who like the resin Doll furniture with about 6-8 items in it www.collectionsEtc.com has 2 sets geared to Christmas that are really cute and inexpensive. A lot of things could be done with it .
They also have sets of treat bags that are really cute. The ones I like are Santa pants treat bags. Very clever.
Everything I have ever gotten from them is good quality.
As soon as the kids are in school I get the feeling I should be learning something too, This year I signed up for a Creative writing class online on How to write Children's books, and a refresher course in digital cameras. Even though I am now able to take College courses free of charge at the present time I like the online classes which can be scheduled around my time or not.
Our local Art Museum was offering an oil painting class based on the Dutch painters from the 16th century like -Vermeer (the Girl with the Pearl Earring) I thought it intriguing and signed up for that. Two weeks in and I'm lost. Never painted like this before. I choose an egg and yolk on a background of blue feathers. It was probably the wrong choice. It is sometimes better to walk into something leaving what you know outside the door because if you don't something new might refuse to slip into your head. I still have 4 more weeks so there will be updates and hopefully a picture. I hope that I can miniaturize the process. It involves a lot of drawing in pencil first.
Next blog will involve 3 different sets of front porch or step planters for Halloween using Dollar tree items and jewel finds. I wish I had them all in large size for my steps. Hope you enjoy!
Wednesday, September 27, 2017
Trash to Treasure Dresser made from match boxes, large Altoid tin and small Altoids tin, scrapbook paper, beads jewel finds plastic mirror and plastic skeleton
|Close up of feet on the dresser|
Bead landing 4 to a card found at Michael's Craft store. Glass ball with claw feet. Great find with coupon they were about $2.50
The back drop on my photo shoot came from Dollar Tree. I really like this stuff. Creepy cloth, comes in black and the off white color. 30" x 72" is the size. Could be curtains, table clothes, ghost clothes, bedspreads and that's just mini ideas.
Another Dollar Tree find. A child's play set Legends of the Wild West. This had some people and horse to it but I just like the fire tripod and the wagon.
Dollar Tree wagon stripped of the canopy now will be repainted and made into a fall pumpkin and produce wagon, maybe mums, for the mini scenes. The size is only 3-3/4" x 1-1/2". The wheels are so cute.
Well it is a beautiful fall day here. This is the tree that I was going to do my photo shoot under on my last post when I fell on the wet grass. I have been recouping for the last week. The soreness and shock to my body did not show up until the next morning. I did not know that bruises had such a color spectrum. Every place on my body hurt.
Excuse the dates that suddenly started to appear on my pictures after my camera landed on the ground with me. I never set that portion of the camera and now I have to figure out how to turn it off., Its not even the right year and it certainly isn't December yet. Needless to say I did not get much sleep this past week, could not use my right arm and stayed up all night and did a lot of mini projects with my left hand. I never knew my left hand was as strong as it was but I refrained from using the power saw.
This week I discovered on You Tube- Kraken make Ruckus- some wonderful evening's worth of How to video's if you are into 1/24" This lady is very talented and all her designs could be changed into 1/12" very easy.
Another You Tube I have mentioned is Petit Palm. Since the last I mentioned this site a whole lot more has been added. The latest is a mini blender that is too cute. No talking just the facts. This site makes a lot of carved wood molds and then uses Fimo or plastic melted to accomplish the realism effect.
I have quite a few How-to-'s that are ready to be photographed and they all pertain to Halloween. A skeleton chair, Door or side walk planters make with skeletons, and the best food table yet using a skeleton . You will just have to wait for this one.
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.