I had a hard time adjusting to being left-handed for the week that I was healing, but the perspective must have grown on me, for now I've chosen a left-handed template!
When I'm not working on miniatures, I'm usually busy with some other kind of creative endeavor. While shopping in Wal-Mart, I found Blackboard Paint(around $11 for a quart). We, or more precisely, I, had a few coffee cans filled with broken dishes and various other pottery pieces that I really had no plan for whatsoever...but who throws good potential supplies away, right? I found an area perfect for a blackboard, painted the square and set about to make a frame. I crafted some molds from aluminum foil, and filled those with plaster and pottery fragments. It was my first time working with plaster so much of that was trial and error. And error. And error.
Finally, it came together. At the top, we have a lovely duck head that for some reason(4year old daugher) was in our freezer.
The chalk holder came from the bottom lip of an old pitcher. Each panel of the frame has a different odd detail. I really love the way that it turned out.
There are many mini projects ahead of me so I'd better get busy. Have a Mini Day!!
Friday, November 27, 2009
Friday, November 6, 2009
This week was a very productive one, before I cut myself taking out the trash, that is. However, I am very dedicated to my hobby and not even left-handed, one fingered typing will stop me. :) One of the things I did this week was to make some little balls for the coffee table of the crafty house. I'm not sure what one calls those little decorative balls that are placed into or on containers, but I made a few.
The two spinsters that live in this house have conspiracy theories. Whenever there is important news in the world, they do not hear about it. They are very concerned and have alerted the authorities. It's only the paperboy. He has terrible aim.
Our son Josh and our beloved dog, the dearly departed Shiner going back in time in the San Fran. Zoe the snake makes her first appearance.
I am absolutely in love with the new skirt on this bed. Handmade lace edging from my sister-in-law fits the bill perfectly.
My paint-covered hand waves a slightly feeble goodbye. Have a Mini Day!
Sunday, November 1, 2009
This is my tiniest, from scratch project that I like to pick up now and again, whenever an idea strikes me. I'm not sure of the scale exactly because it's made inside a chocolate box. There seems to be a theme involving chocolate here, as I'm enjoying some as I type and many of my storage boxes originally housed chocolate. Mmmmm, chocolate. :)
Back to business, I've added a new component to the room. Can you see it there in the corner? A miniature terrarium! I love it. It is made from an old button, an odd plastic cap, a few bits of natural and artificial greenery and the tiniest clump of sculpey clay. It was a snap to make. It's a little crooked in the pic, I'm trying out the location before I commit myself to glue. I love the look of it in this little room. It also looks nice on top of a desk or side table in the dollhouse.