November 20, 2019

New Cabinet Project

I saw a project that I thought it would be the perfect way to display some of the many things I've been saving to put in a Lady's Shoppe. I ordered the cut pieces from Shellie at MiniEtchers to make something similar. Here's the pieces she cut that I laid out and wallpapered.

How will it look, you ask?

Well... so far....I loved the print on this scrapbook paper. I painted other areas and the edges Khaki (Apple Barrel)  first to match the paper, then lightly brushed Rose Pink (FolkArt) over it. I then lightly brushed gold paint as an accent. (I  use Tulip Soft Fabric paint as it's a bright gold.) I may yet add small doors and another shelf on the bottom though I've run out of the floral paper! I used a contrasting flower print on the center shelf.

I'm not finished trimming yet. I have to add a border strip and trim on top. I also plan on adding battery LED lights on top. 

I have an old front-opening jewelry box that I want to fit this inside as it will also give me a small amount of floor space. I have to paint and wallpaper it. We'll see if it works the way I want so I'll share the next steps and the cabinet when I start doing that.

Ideas - This is but part of the items I pulled out for this project and some things that I may use for something else. So I'll decide what to use and what to put in a room box. I took a lot out as if I don't when I see it, I'd have to remember where it was! ha! Of course, it won't all fit! Stay tuned for the next stage!

November 18, 2019

New Light Idea - LED fuse lamp

Interesting new idea I came across.

These are LED lights called fuse lamps that are 8 volt and will plug into a florescent light holder. They are incredibly bright as they have 3 lights. These are warm white and are  7 for $7.99 on ebay.  (They're cheaper through the consumer electronics section than sold as dollhouse components.)

The holders are called flourette sockets on the Cir-Kit page. There is a nail version (first photo) and a solder version. Of course these use the traditional 12 v bulb which is $2.48 each. 

The light holder pushes into the tape run. The LED light can be used with a 9 volt battery but the more lights you use, the less life in the battery. 

You might be able to use 12 volt - but not sure if it would burn the light out. You could solder the 9-volt battery holder wires into a tape run. Or you can get a 9-volt transformer. Many transformers for household items will offer different voltages. You can often find these at second hand stores, too.

I haven't tried this idea yet, but may get some more of these LED lights and try it out. I'll post if I do. Let me know if you decide to experiment.

I also found this LED light at Oakridge Hobbies which looks similar but is a flat shape instead so it doesn't need a holder. There is no information on voltage. It looks like it has wires on each end, which would solder in or attach is my guess. It's $7.89 (sale). 

November 12, 2019

Wee C Dollhouse Show 2019-3

Last past of some of the great dollhouse displays at the annual Wee C Dollhouse Show.
Hope you enjoyed seeing them! (Begin at Post 1  -  Post 2.) Click photos for full, large size.

More Shops and Interiors - 1" scale

Game room. Wonder if they made all the games?

 Map/travel room.

Christmas room.

Neat front of L-shaped room.

Nice cafe. Hungry?

November 11, 2019

Wee C Dollhouse Show 2019-2

More miniature rooms and displays at the annual Wee C Dollhouse Show.
See more photos - Post 1.  Click photos for better, full size view. Next: Post 3 tomorrow.

Half Scale

Was glad to see quite a few smaller scale dollhouses and scenes on display this year.

Cute trailer.

Loved this idea of making small cubicles with small items. I have several boxes like these set aside. The dogs are adorable!

Great way to display some lovely little lady figures and accessories.

Cute themed idea - a genealogy room in a small box. Lots of detail in a small space.

Stores and Fronts
Amazing carvings for doors. 

Love the men's shop. I have this kit to do (Street of Shops). Like the look of the stained wood. I have several of those kits, too, from Lisa's Little Things for my men's shop.

Cute Dinette. Look who's peeking in!

Neat way to do a small storefront in a small space by building the front in a shadowbox. I'd like to do something like that yet.

** See More Tomorrow!

November 10, 2019

Wee C Dollhouse Show 2019-1

I'm back from the annual trip to the Wee C Dollhouse Show in Elk Grove Village, Ill. Always a fun time with my good friend, Gigi. Lots of minis and lots of exhibits. (See Post 2 tomorrow.)

The best part is the amazing display room, a chance to see all kinds of cool projects. So enjoy some of my favorites that I took photos of. There were more than this, too! Come back tomorrow for more photos!

All are 1" - 1/12th scale unless specified. Click photos for best and largest size.

Unusual Settings and Structures

One of the best displays, I thought, was this circus wagon. Really well decorated and nicely done. 

Anthropologist's office in a container. Clever use of an interesting box.

Tick-tock. Neat when you have lots of the same items.

Market Stalls

Traditional German stalls. Love the tiny houses and ornaments. 
You can get a lot of detail in a small space. 

The Halloween stall is fun, too!

Back view:

Rooms in a small cube.

A picture really says it all.

 Like the colors. You can do a lot in a small space.

This is that window room display box that was a past kit from NAME (National Association of Miniature Enthusiasts). I did Raggedies in mine, too. (See photos.)
Nice to see someone else did one!

More tomorrow!

November 04, 2019

#Paris #Miniature Project 23 Update - Really!

Yes... now that Halloween is over (oh the Halloween mini making is far from over Chris says!), it's time for a new Paris Miniature Project Update! (You can see the beginning by clicking the photo in the left column.)

I know, nothing has been posted since the Curtains post in August but... back to school, her classes, work, and all that has Gigi really busy!

But.... she has been working on things. See top photo... (Chris says, trust me, I nag her and can see it in person. ha!)

So...  here are a few photos. 

The insides of the rooms are papered and the curtains are up. She finished her flowers on the balconies and will be attaching those. (And they look nice!) The rooms are being assembled and trim is being put up on the outside. She now is starting the outer stucco work. Like everyone else, we're saving the outside views for later.

For now, how about some shopping?

Here are some items in the cabinet on the first floor shop.  Remember the mask theme mentioned in the first post? You might spot a few in here... (Click photos for full view.)

 Souvenirs, anyone?

I had to add this photo - look at the key board and more masks. That looks great!

I know, it's only a sneak peek, but the reveal will be coming soon. 
Until then, Happy Creating!