Monday, 10 December 2012
Ladies Mile Miniatures and the equally lovely Jane Harrop talked some of us through furniture makeovers, some fab tips and she even e-mailed us with some notes afterwards including some on French polishing.
Saturday, 25 August 2012
I've admired some of fellow miniaturists' toy theatres that they have made and placed in their dolls' houses.
One of the ladies kindly copied the cutouts for the theatre and I made it last week. It features the story of Cinderella.
The theatre includes a curtain screen, and three sets: Cinderella's home, the ballroom, and the castle that she ends up living at with her prince.
Cinderella and her Fairy Godmother ...
Saturday, 30 June 2012
It is a challenging scale to work with, and is pretty much a case of following the kit instructions. I found it very difficult to be creative. With 1/12 scale, everyday materials can be used to make thrifty items, and the satisfaction that comes with making something from scratch that looks amazing in scale, and that has negligible cost, is priceless.
Not so with 1/144 scale I found. How can I make glasses, wine bottles or food? Perhaps there is a way. If anyone can help me fill the bar I would be grateful!
The last two photos have a penny displayed to better indicate the scale.
Monday, 25 June 2012
Saturday, 23 June 2012
Saturday, 16 June 2012
144 scale and N gauge items are generally interchangeable. N gauge is used for trains and model airplanes.
Sunday, 10 June 2012
There is a huge range of items that caters for all pockets. I tend to be fairly low end as I find it hard to justify the cost, plus I love to make things. It's a great place for picking up ideas, as a lot of the items, particularly soft furnishings and food, can be made at home, with a bit of practice.
Today I bought a 24count cross stitch cushion pattern. All the threads, fabric, backing and stuffing are includes, even a needle. I also bought two toy kits, both pull-along animals, one a 12 scale and one a 24 scale. The dog and duck need painting first.
I adore these glasses of lemonade that include lemon slices and straws. And the jug of orange was too cute to walk by. The chair was a bargain at just £2 and the clock is 24 scale for my 1950s house.
Saturday, 9 June 2012
Sunday, 15 January 2012
I finished off the dress at home as the stitching took most of the session. I'm quite pleased with it for a first attempt, and may try others.