August 29, 2013

Miniature Cabinets Update

Updating the post for the Express Yourself Hobby Blog Hop at Entertaining Interests.  I have some new pix I hope to add later, but for now, here's a few of my latest things I've made. 

Some new items I made for the miniature Lady's Shoppe:

A new perfumes cabinet and a small chest for sewing items. (1-inch scale: 1 inch =1 foot.)

I plan to make several different purses in all colors. Addicting!

Some other framed purses. The top two bags on right are made by my friend Kitty -at MinisByKitty

* See smaller room in progress - before and after 

* Bookshelves and other items

August 19, 2013

Miniatures Monday: mini shabby chest

Love these little chests from Hobby Lobby. This will hold patterns and other sewing items for the miniature Lady's Shop. I put metal knobs on which I painted white also. It uses a French graphic from The Graphics Fairy.

The chest is 2 3/4" high at the back. It is 2 1/8 " wide and 1 3/8" deep.

August 12, 2013

Miniatures Monday: Before and after miniature shop

I'm still gradually working on the lady's shop. Here's a before pic of the smaller room which I bought finished so I have to work around some things. Electric tape had to be put on the outside so I'll be covering the top and sides with old ads...

Here's the after - so far, with the lights in and some items repainted.  What a difference the paint makes! I'm still painting and adding, making boxes and framing art... stay tuned for another update soon. I love those thimble cabinets! I have one more to paint for a wizard's room.
 I hope I find more of these! They're great for collections of items.

August 01, 2013

Colleen Moore's Fairy Castle Chicago

Some great photos! Love this! In real life the castle is lit so dark, it's hard to see. One disappointment, otherwise this is such a beautiful, must-see work.

Great photos and video here:  Colleen Moore Fairy Castle at the Museum of Science and Industry