a little tired of tiles

Wow, what have I got myself into?? In the last week I've made 557 clay tiles by hand and 66 of them were with a special pattern, pfhew!!

These 2 pictures started the adventure. It's my dream kitchen I found in a magazine a while ago.

I just love the materials and the feel.

After a lot of mathematics I could start with my new pastamachine!!

First rolling the clay, through the machine, on the template and a lot of slicing...

But it's worth it. I still have a lot of work to do (finish sticking the tiles, sanding, grouting and colouring) but at least I can see some progress now.

I also found a very nice blouse in our local charity shop and it was perfect for the sofa I had in mind. This is the sofa so far :

It's the Karlstad sofa from Ikea in 1:12. Just love Ikea, I even worked there for a while on the sofa-department lol!
see you next time!
groetjes evelien


There are 7 new followers to welcome! So here I go:

Rita from http://miniatyrhus.blogspot.com/. She has 2 other blogs too, so go and visit her; she has lots of eyecandy to share!

Taenia from
http://taeniasminiatures.blogspot.com/. Your modern kitchen is a beauty! Nice inspiration pictures too!!

Lize from
http://lizelund.blogspot.com/. Very stylish pictures of miniature settings!

Helene (
http://pubdolls.blogspot.com/ ) I already mentioned in my last post (the award) you’re also very welcome of course!

http://casitaminicm.blogspot.com/ Nuria, Rossana and Norma. There are a lot of interesting publications on their site!

Annina from
http://anninagunter.blogspot.com/ . You and Helene (above) made me fall in love with re-ment and Lundby! Some photo’s are just 1:1 it seems!

Caterina from
http://leminisdicockerina.blogspot.com/. There are a lot of yummie men on her site lol and I saw a very nice cabin!

Have a nice day!

groetjes evelien

lots of floors

It took some time to draw the floors of the hallway and kitchen, but in the end it will save me lots of time. The hallway is gonna get a herringbone floor and the kitchen will get some terracotta tiles with a nice border:

I’ve started making tiles from Dasclay and it’s fun! I got my pastamaker so now I can start by making very smooth “sheets” of clay and then punch it out with a special (fimo)clay knife.
I made a template to make lots of tiles in once.

When the tiles are dry I’m gonna drypaint them in different shades and finish them of with varnish.

See you!

Groetjes Evelien


I got my first award! And it came in twice, so I'm double excited. So thank you Victoria and Debby. To get an award from you great miniaturists makes it just wonderful!
I've tried to translate the text and I think it says: This blog is a dream! Wow...

These are the rules:

1. Show the image of the award, and state rules
2. Post the link of the person that gave you the prize.
3. Display 10 blogs to which you grant the award.
4. Advise the blogs listed

Now I've got lots of blogs I visit and most of them have received this award already, so I will try to reach ten.

First Helene at http://pubdolls.blogspot.com/. The settings she makes are very beautiful with a modern twist and I'm falling in love with Helmer the scooterguy ;)

Rita at http://miniatyrhus.blogspot.com/. She made a great quiltshop for a show and also works in a quiltshop in real life. How cool is that!!

Suzan at http://kankadolls.blogspot.com/. Her dolls are really awardwinning!

Lireal at http://liraeldreams.blogspot.com/. I love it that she makes very different sorts of miniatures and shows us some things of her 1:1 life.

Maria José at http://marivigano.blogspot.com/ She's a real animallover and her minihouse is very nice!

Pfff, just 5 and there are so many more to visit and give awards to! And so many have already received this award. So I'm gonna cheat the rules a little and stop at 5, excuse me!

Have a nice day!!


Today my followercount hit 30! It's so lovely to see that people are following my blog and I also get to visit lots of beautiful new blogs myself!

So welcome:

Victoria from http://vika-m.blogspot.com/. Your Russian house is really a unique and lovely project! You give great and original tips too.

Oese from http://raumfuerraum.blogspot.com/. She also has another blog and I love watching the pictures!

Maria José from http://marivigano.blogspot.com/ Your modern style dollhouse is just lovely!

Rosa from http://minicreazioni.blogspot.com/ Your miniature food lookes jummie!

Mercedes from http://libertybiberty.blogspot.com/. I've been following your blog for a while now and I wish I could shrink myself and live in your dollhouse! Your little daughter is a sweety.

Lirael, a fellow Dutchy from http://liraeldreams.blogspot.com/. Miniatures and daily life business very entertaining.

Suzan from http://kankadolls.blogspot.com/. Your dolls are cuties and the material is very surprising!

And last but not least Lena from http://miniatyrmama.blogspot.com/. Also a modern style dollhouse and I love your furniture!

Sorry it took so long to welcome you all. Your very very welcome, enjoy and I'll visit you all too!

groetjes Evelien

What am I doing?

Haha, I think that a lot.....

But actually I just wanted to show you what I've been up to lately.
I've been painting and boarding the
stairs I made a while ago.

I also put in a wall with door. Behind the wall my wiring is hidden, so if you got to go to the loo....hihi very dangerous!

I'm waiting for a pastamachine now, because than I can make the floor (tiles) in the kitchen and maybe the hallway (Do I want wood or tiles?.....mmhhh)

The windows are finished too. I put a trim around it and made some window-sills. The floor is painted for the last time so....first room almost finished!!
Next week there's a miniature fair and I want to look for some nice brickmaterial to cast some (a lot!!!) bricks. Then I can proceed on the outside too.
For now I'm going to heat up some choco. I bet you Debby is going to win that sledge-ride!!

groetjes Evelien