While taking pictures in Kendall's room I realized I have never shown a picture of "Blue J". I went to my first miniature show last year, the Atlanta Miniature Show. It was my favorite purchase. He lives in Kendall's room right now because she had space for him, so I can enjoy seeing him when I visit.
Monday, April 23, 2012
I started to clean out my storage bin and came across this and decided to share.
|You can cut this with scissors but wear gloves because the edges are sharp and protective eyewear.|
You can glue these in place or cut slightly oversized and
bend metal edges to hold in place by pushing against the frame.
|WireForm comes in silver, black and cooper.|
|I liked the cooper. I hope it will age with a patina.|
Saturday, April 21, 2012
When Hobby Lobby had 50% off on miniatures, I bought a lot of picture frames. I also started collecting real life small frames that would work in miniature. These are made from resin and cost a dollar. When I created the update the post on the fashion photo frame from the photo corners today, I started on some of these other frames.
|this is a picture of my great-grandmother in a real life frame|
|my wedding and engagement pictures in a hobby lobby frames|
|my grandfather put this picture of he and my grandmother in this old watch|
and it was in my dollhouse when I was a little girl
|Another hobby lobby frame with a "family" picture |
I created with the dolls who live in my dollhouse using Pixelmator
|more hobby lobby frames|
|I love this table.|
|I used this frame to create a mirror|
|new battery operated floor lamp|
Wednesday, April 18, 2012
I found these on clearance and they reminded me of the fashion photo frames. I am going to scan some family photos and insert them into the "frames"and glue it all together.
|the back has 2 tabs|
|cut the inner tab off|
|dry fit to frame|
|glued photo to scrap cardboard for backing|
|finally in Kendall's room|
Monday, April 16, 2012
I had become discouraged with my bakery because of some construction problems. During one of my earlier "fits" I saw a store I loved which was the building I had in mind when I designed my bakery. It is sold by the Dolls House Emporium called the Corner Shop. It has everything I wanted except the sidewalk, which I can add. These pictures were taken from the website. Unfortunately, there are no interior shots on the website. It was on back order until April. It came yesterday and it will be my summer project, after I finish the church and bakery.
Sunday, April 15, 2012
|I added a furniture button to finish the open end of the dowel.|
|I cut off the clip|
If you want a free standing lamp post, on the taller lamp I would use metal washers at the bottom to give it more weight, otherwise it would be too top heavy. I plan to glue mine to the sidewalk outside my bakery, hopefully it will be enough to hold it up without the weighted bottom. If not I will add the washers.