27 November 2015

Animal print bags - Bolsos estampados de animales

I got the newest issue of Nukkekoti (Dolls house) magazine, published by the Finnish Doll's House Association, a couple of days ago. In it I found some nice bag tutorials by Maria Malmström. Here are two versions which I made with the help of her patterns. Maria is a truly wonderful miniature artist and she is very generous with sharing her excellent instructions. If you aren't familiar with her work yet, please do visit her blog.

A couple of weeks ago my friend Irmeli and I visited the yearly Doll and Bear Fair which was organized by another association, the Finnish Doll Association. Unfortunately I do not remember the name of the artist who has made these dolls, but I found all these figures so charming.

16 October 2015

Miniature pastries - Pasteles en miniatura

It's been a while since I have posted! At the end of the summer I bought some new supplies, for instance Deluxe Materials Scenic Water and Scenic Colours, but I have not tried them yet, because, to tell you the truth, I forgot about them soon after I had bought them! And then, the other day as I was going through the disorganized mess of things on my craft table, I came across these two packages and I was "Oops! What do I have here!?" Well, I think that many crafters have a lot of supplies they are not aware of, don't they?

  Anyway, I have been doing some miniature baking.  Here are some cakes, pastries and sandwiches. They are all made from air dry silk clay. As I have mentioned before, I love working with this soft air dry clay. It is very good for making miniature food.

13 August 2015

Miniature food from silk clay - Comida en miniatura con silk clay

I just love this new silk clay stuff! It feels quite sticky af first, but when you work it in your hands, it becomes dryer and more comfortable to handle. As it is light and soft, it is easy to cut it also when it has dried. Here are some toasts, slices of sausage and cheese, butter and eggs.
And here is a cake, some pastries and chocolate chip and peanut bisquits. I made more bisquits than those eight on the plate. I wonder what has happened to the rest - maybe Elsa the cat has been having some fun with them! 

30 July 2015

Miniature mortar from stone clay - Mortero en miniatura

I have been trying different kinds of clays. This mortar and pestle are made from air dry stone clay. I like the result very much, but I found working with the clay a a bit difficult as it was so... sandy!

These rustic terracotta dishes are made from basic air dry Fimo.

And here is a tray and plates which I decorated with water slide decals  which I recently made. 

I have also been making some miniatures from silk clay and foam clay. I will post pictures of them soon!

10 July 2015

Miniature flower stand - Soporte de flores

I discovered the air-dry polymer clay quite recently and these flower pots are one of the first things which I made from it. I really like it because if you use molds, you can just leave the items to dry in the molds overnight. 

I made the flowers from silk paper and the green leaves from papercord. When you open papercord, you get nice variegated paper strips.

The legs of the stand are made from ornate toothpicks.

24 June 2015

Making miniature decals - Hacer calcomanias para miniaturas

I tried making miniature decals for the first time already some time last year. I made just few ones to start with and they came out fine. Here are two plates which I decorated with them then.

Now I wanted to make some more and I decided to make a whole sheet of them at a time. After printing the pictures on the paper (inkjet waterslide decal paper) I let the ink dry for half an hour before spraying the sheet with varnish a couple of times. Now I will just have to be patient enough to wait until the varnish has dried - that is the most difficult part! :-) 

20 June 2015

Titti's giveaway

A few days ago I got a nice message from Titti telling me that I had won in the giveaway in her blog! So exciting! The prize was this lovely cross stitch cushion, which I like very much. It will suit very well on some of the sofas or chairs in my Erlenhof.

Titti's has a wonderful Ekeborg Mansion dollshouse. You can visit her blog here.