I am making more miniature hats and I needed more embellishments for them. I bought a miniature rose maker and some ribbon from The Miniature Haberdashery (a charming shop!). I had to try a couple of times before I figured out how to make them. Different kinds of ribbons make different kinds of roses; I like organza ribbons the most.
27 November 2013
07 November 2013
I got the patterns from two great books that I have, "Sewing Dolls' Clothes" (27 projects from the Dolls' House Magazine) and "Making and Dressing Dolls' House Dolls" (by Sue Atkinson). I cut the pattern pieces from thin cardboard and glued the fabric on them. I very much enjoyed making the hats and I want to make more! I think I will try to make a straw hat next.
01 November 2013
I have sometimes bought some craft supplies online from Fred Aldous. They have very good selections of art and craft supplies. We visited Manchester on our autumn vacation last week and got the chance to visit the Fred Aldous store. It was located in Lever Street only a few hundred meters from our hotel. I found the clearance corner and bought this lot of jewelry findings. They are very nice for making miniatures.
25 October 2013
Irmeli and I visited the Suuri snadi ("Great Wee") miniatures event last weekend. There were artisans and suppliers selling their products, workshops and exhibits of miniaturists' works. A lot of interesting things to see.
I bought some craft supplies, for instance this pretty pink lace from Pitsileidi Maija (Lace lady Maija). She is specialiced in selling vintage lace and textiles and her products are so lovely that I always want to buy some when I run into her. Fortunately she often attends different kinds of fairs related to dolls, crafts or antiques.
13 October 2013
My friend visited Copenhagen, Denmark, last summer and she brought me this beautiful miniature castle. I was not sure if it was supposed to be Amalienborg castle or Rosenborg castle, so I googled for some pictures. It is definitely Rosenborg, isnt't it?
When I was taking this picture, I noticed that one of the tower tops was missing! I do remember that Elsa the cat was very intested in the castle some time ago. Hmm...
I put the castle on a table which I made from a plastic trinket box I found in the flea market.
12 July 2013
I needed a new sink for the kitchen in Erlenhof and I made it from polymer clay. I know that it looks quite bumpy, but it was a lot more bumpy before I sanded it! (Fortunately you are able to sand Fimo after baking it.) In the other picture you can see the sink in the kitchen, which is still very unfnished.
Tarvitsin Erlenhofin keittiöön uuden tiskialtaan ja tein sen polymeerimassasta. Tiedän että se näyttää aika muhkuraiselta, mutta se oli vieläkin muhkuraisempi ennen kuin hioin sen! (Onneksi Fimoa pystyy hiomaan paistamisen jälkeen.) Toisessa kuvassa näet altaan keittiössä, joka on vielä hyvin keskeneräinen.
21 June 2013
Our daughter has got some new paper punches and I used them for making miniature flowers. The yellow flowers are made from round pieces and the red flowers have heart shape petals.
Tyttärellämme on uusia paperileikkureita ja kokeilin niitä miniatyyrikukkien tekemiseen paperista. Keltaiset kukat on tehty pyöreistä osista ja punaisissa on sydämenmuotoiset terälehdet.
Happy Midsummer to you all!
Hyvää juhannusta kaikille!