January 08, 2020

#Miniatures Year in Review 2019

It's always fun to look back and see what you've worked on. Gives you a boost, too, when you feel like you've gotten nothing done! 

It doesn't look like a lot, but I know I've worked on quite a few single items, too, but I'm not sharing them all. ha!  (Click photos for full size.) Thanks for looking! ☺
(Free animations: https://www.fg-a.com/)

Here are a few of the projects I've worked on this past year:

New small scene I did in a small niche box I bought at the flea market. Sometimes it's fun just to do a small scene and use some extra stuff you have on hand.

Finished exterior of Half Scale Haunted House. Added roof porch trim from Alpha Stamps (cut off part of a larger fence.) Added some plants and figures. Still have to do lights and decorate the inside. 

Working on a Lady's Shop cabinet. (Cabinet from MiniEtchers.) Added top trim and flowers since this photo. 

Raggedy Ann shadowbox made in an older NAME
 (National Association of Miniature Enthusiasts) kit.

Redecorated the Half Scale Shed kit (from MiniEtchers) and moved it next to the orange Halloween house.

Made fuchscia flowers. Easier than I thought. (Bonnie Lavish plants kit.) I added some sparkle paint on the top pink stamens for an extra fun touch. Nice kit. I'd like to get some more of these.

Made these half scale chairs. 

Finished painting the outside of the shop from the Houseworks Street of Shops for the record store. Partially assembled since this photo. Inner window trim added also. Have lights, stone and outside decorations to add next. 

Added  - I found the interior pic so far. Lots of color! Love this scrapbook paper. The window sills are an iridescent cloth. 

Still making lots of mini books as they're so addicting. 
Top: Half scale books

January 06, 2020

Happy New Year! #Miniature #Paris Project Preview!

Happy New Year!

I hope your holidays were splendid. Getting back on track here, so today is a big treat!

If you've been following my friend Gigi's Miniature Paris Project, her entry and version of the Serendepity Shed for the Hobby Builder's Supply contest, then you'll be happy to know it's completed and entered. (See the last blog entry. You can still click the Paris photo in this blog's left column to see all the posts from day one. Click photos below to see full size.)

The result? Magnifique!! She did a stupendous job and here's a glimpse of the finished building. She will be sharing more photos and the story about it soon as well.

As you may recall, the main shop is called, The Key to HappinessLa ClĂ© du Bonheur, based on a real locksmith shop in Paris run by fictional Locksmith Artisan (distinguished tradesman) Louis Gustave.

The building is three stories, with a souvenir and key making shop on the first floor. A sitting room is on the second floor, with the guest bedroom on the third floor. Let me say, I'd love to stay here! All the details are so fantastic and sooo romantic!

Side and garden courtyard.

There have been quite a few modifications to construct the whole project, but I'll leave the explanations for an upcoming post.

Street view.

Let me say for now, Gigi was thrilled to get her project done and entered, though I know she thoroughly enjoyed all the building, decorating, and planning.  She did quite a few original elements to this project, so I am hoping she wins something in the contest! She did an amazing job!

Guest bedroom, third floor

Thanks for following along and taking a peek. Be sure to come back for more photos and details.

Also, Chris will be updating to share some of her latest work and she realized, she hasn't done a year in review yet! It's always fun to look back and see that yes, you actually got a few miniature projects done! See you soon!