Monday, September 27, 2010

Mini butcher block table

Made a butcher-block-style table out of Popsicle sticks and turned legs. Also been making some books. Got to get the bottom on that cake stand :0

Books - some paper, some foam - depending on whether they will be in a bookcase or on the coffee table.

Painted and decoupaged some more metal minis from Mesh.
Made daffodils with Lolly's mini group a while back. Linda taught. Just got around to taking a pic.

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Piper eats cake - Petite Blythe dollhouse pics

Piper just got a new dress and decided to celebrate with some cake.
One of the bears joined her.
"Can you hold a fork with those big paws?"

"Ooh. Sounds like someone is at the door."

It's Mr. Rabbeler!
"Hi, my name is Piper, I just moved to Brookhaven."
"I'm Mr. Rabbeler. I've lived along this brook since I was a bunny. I brought you a housewarming donut. If you ever need anything just let me know."
"I'm just eating cake now to celebrate getting a new dress."
"Dots nice! It's a really wonderful dress."
"Thanks. Will you come by some time for tea and cupcakes?"
"I would love it!"
As Piper watched Mr. Rabbeler leave she felt that they would be the best of friends.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Miniature cupcakes, cakes, vases and flowers

 Made the paper flowers from a Bonnie Lavish kit. Flower vase is polymer clay with varnish. The tall vase is a metal one I purchased from Mesh Miniatures and painted a la Alice Marques Gegers.

Made the baked goods using Christel Jensen dvd and cake tutorial by Betsy Niederer for CDHM. Used liquid Kato mixed with Premo for icing. These are my first polymer clay foods that worked. Yay!

Bought some tiny turnings from Tiny Tique and cut them down into spools for a sewing box. Pin cushion from Lolly's.

Monday, September 6, 2010

A few new things

I've made some new items. This paper pitcher is another one from Marlies tutorial, but I changed the size and spout shape.

Purchased a couple of paintings at the Tom Bishop show. They are watercolors by Serna Sheridan (she's a member of Northbrook Minis). The one on the left is the Connemara mountains in Ireland and the right is the Morton Arboretum here in Illinois.

Built a kitchen cabinet and matching pot-rack. Also built a little thingy around the upper part of the oven hood - I wasn't thrilled with how that copper sheeting met the ceiling.Made the Daffodils with Lolly's group.

Will add cabinet handles as soon as I find something shiny in gold or copper.

Cut down the hutch, added toothpics to hold plates, trim so plates wouldn't roll off. For pot-rack I used a pewter picture frame, cut down headpins for cage and surrounded with popsicle sticks.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Piper, the Petite Blythe, arrives at Brookhaven

Piper arrived today from Hong Kong! She spent a while checking out the house and I think she's excited to live here.
"Oooh. Shiny."
"Am I allowed in the attic?"
She's anxious to get started reading The Velveteen Rabbit.
She also expressed interest in writing and doing some sketching.
"This house is perfect for me!"
It was a big day.

Dollhouse nursery with baby toile: cuteness increase in progress

I painted some furniture for the baby's room. The wallpaper is scrapbooking paper. Took pieces of it and decoupaged them to the front of the "cabinets" & painted and cut a matching border for the room. Faux moleskin carpeting - so soft!