Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Mini petit point rug

Whew! You can't imagine how slowly this thing moves along. I've put some serious hours into it so far. Love how the colors are looking though. It's a Janet Patacca design.

Friday, October 21, 2011

Windy Kokeshi dolls

Made some Kokeshi dolls...the Chicago variety. They are wooden; about an inch and a half tall.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Miniature shabby chic kitchen

So, here it is! The kitchen I've been trying to work out for a while. I put the stove together from a Chrysnbon kit and gave it a few coats of blue acrylic and a shine. Ever since then it's been needing a kitchen to live in. I'm hoping to take some lighter pics soon! I can't seem to light it quite right for photos yet.
 I built the shelf from popsicle sticks, tongue depressors and wooden coffee stirrers. Here's a close-up:
I was inspired by the tutorial by Susi from Mini Eden and I only made a few changes. I bought the stickers at the scrapbooking store. They are stacked. I painted over them in cream and wrote Belle Maison in brown marker.
I tried some of Liberty Biberty's enamelware tutorial. Turns out I can't rust the for the life of me! I'll try again later. I punched out the round labels from scrapbooking paper and wrote the names on them.

                                    At sunset.

The floor is wooden coffee stirrers with Special Walnut stain. The chairs are cheapo plastic painted in Folkart acrylic 903 Tapioca.

I got this wooden dresser thing free with my dollhouse; knocked out/sanded out the arched bits on each shelf and painted and decoupaged it and made little "curtains". The writing on the surface says "Love of my heart".

This adorable teapot was made by Fizzyclaret as noted in my etsy blogpost a few weeks ago. I made the cupcakes and cakes.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Miniature Ornithologist's Foyer in a Bird Cage

Found a partial birdcage at the hobby store. Thought it should have an ornithologist's office in it, but it was too small for a proper desk, so I went with the foyer idea instead.

 Made the suitcase out of paper wrapped around foam. Painted and sanded the shutter and glued on bird pics.
Made the floor out of drywall paste with a few coats of diluted paint.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

New petite Blythe outfit

Piper got a new dress and matching hat! Made by Camille in South Africa. She was hoping to have a party to go to - maybe at Mr. Rabeller's, but for now she's just going to wear it around the house.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Dollhouse Miniatures from Etsy

If you don't know about Etsy - get right on it! It's a crafter's marketplace online, where you can browse by category and purchase adorable handcrafted or vintage items.
These are some of my favorite Etsy purchases this year:
Made by Luned2010 in England. She makes an array of gorgeous candy boxes and hats.

Made by TinyTuffets. She makes amazing tiny food and beautiful seasonal cookies!

Made by OneElf. She makes impeccably crafted and very cute tiny food jewelry & cakes.

Made by Amanspeak in England - I've ordered a number of items from her. Her prices are great and everything looks as good in real life as it does in her photos.

Made by FizzyClaret, a wonderful artist who makes whimsical figurines that are totally affordable.

Made by MagicBeanBuyer. This is a Very Teeny Plini. If you order one make sure you get the right size - she does very teeny all the way up to cake topper sizes. These cuties usually have something adorable on their heads.

Another Very Teeny Plini from MagicBeanBuyer. Could she be any cuter?

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Miniature shabby chic roombox

Rosemary, the sweet, sweet lady I work with asked me to do a roombox for her granddaughter's graduation. She bought some of the items and the rest I made or purchased. It's done in one of those shadowboxes from Michael's that looks like a book that opens up.

I will be putting a diploma on the right wall under the picture.

I made the memory board with balsa wood, batting, fabric and ribbon. The bottom right picture is of her and her sisters.

The "Love" letters were in a $3 grab bag at the thrift store. They were silver plastic. I made the cupcakes. The cute bag and matching box are a kit from Syreeta's Miniatures.
 That's a graduation cap in the right corner and the box next to it is a printie from cdhm.
The luggage is a purchase from the Tom Bishop show. I wish I remembered the name of the lady. Also got the shoes, guitar and shoe box kit at the show.

Friday, April 29, 2011

Miniature Felted Pea Coat

Made some mini felted pea coats. Might sell a kit on my etsy if I can get it together. Don't mind the unevenness of the mustard colored one - it was my first and the template has changed since then :) DH says the red and white one looks like a man's pajama shirt. Heh.

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Mr. Rabbeler's cousins

Made a few of Mr. Rabbeller's relatives. Knitted them some sweaters. Made some baked goods for them. :)

The middle guy might be too husky for a sweater.

Sunday, February 27, 2011

New mini bathroom cabinet, pillows, etc.

Made a bathroom shelving unit with towels, washcloths, perfumes, bath salts, etc. The perfume bottle is one of those rubber closet feet from Home Depot painted pink with a bead on top and a label. The balls across the top are a gold string of beads spray painted.
Just acquired the little figurine of a girl posting a letter from Lolly's. Love it! Made the paper flowers and painted, glossed a wooden bowl for them.
New pillow shams and matching throw pillow. I bought some more lace from Tiny Tique and used it on the duvet and pillows - much improved bed linens.
Also rearranged the bedroom to make room for the table I built from candle holder, tongue depressors and a cd. The chairs are from polymer clay and business cards. If there's interest I will post the tutorial. Made the pitcher from Marlie's tute and the hydrangeas in Lolly's group.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

My craft room

Northeast facing windows. Redwood floors. Never enough tabletop space, but I love this room!
Trying to stay organized.
Brookhaven is on a rolling table.
Made this bulletin board from a frame, cork and scrapbook papers.

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Piper's Christmas - the perfect petite blythe holiday

Piper saw her first Christmas tree. The bears brought it in from the forest and decorated it for her while she slept. She wore her new holiday dress from the Netherlands - thank you Jessica!

Under the tree was a present from her Aunt Rose! She made Piper a mini-me paper doll with 4 adorable mini dresses - just her style, and a rabbit and bear for mini Piper.

Entranced by her mini-me.

This calls for a sleigh ride to Mr. Rabbeler's house to show him the new dress and presents and wish him a merry Christmas!