And this is the final result:
I'm not totally satisfied with it, so maybe I'll make another one. But it was fun to make!
An embroidered mirror and slippers! The mirror was a pattern from Dollhouse Nederland magazine and the slippers I made with the same decor.
And for a lovely little girl I know there was a Barbie that wanted a make-over. She needed pyjama's and a bathrobe. So again a before:
I just love making things for kids. They are so happy with what you make and get creative themselves too when they see you do it.
There will be a new post soon. I'm making the Lillberg rocking chair from Ikea for the bedroom.
After a lot of google searches this is what I came up with. It really gives a lovely glow and it's even visible from outside our house ;)
I also made these items. The plant was a kit from Anja van den Doel and the paper miniatures I found in different blogs/ sites. The book of Beauty and the Beast is from Ann Vanture who had lots of lovely paperminis.
Lara at http://larasminiatureworld.blogspot.com/ gave the link for the paper star on her blog. She found it at: http://lamiettebricole.canalblog.com/archives/p20-10.html, thank you!
The boxes I also found on the internet....but I can't recall where I got them. If someone recognizes them, please let me know, so I can give credit to the designers!
Have a great and creative day
Just to let you see I'm still working on my house, some photo's of the dormers I'm making.
The next photo is of the original house, so that's how it supposed to look like in the end ;)
Last weeks I've been doubting the floor of the second bedroom. (http://ejacreates.blogspot.com/2010/06/projects.html) I made a mix with carpet and wooden flooring, but the wood is a different colour than the first bedroom. I don't like the colour, so I'm gonna make it the same as the other room. It will take a lot of work again, but I don't intend to change it again, so it'll be worth it I hope...
Hope you still enjoy reading here. And I'll welcome the new followers soon.
Last week I went to the fair in Rijswijk with my boyfriend and my dear friend Annemieke. I bought everything on the first photo there. (and some materials not in the photo) The Medinella was a kit and great fun to make. I also want to collect the "boerenbont" kitchenware for my kitchen, so I was really pleased to find the teapot there. In the bowl there are some cookies.
We had a great time with so many lovely miniatures to see!
I think I'll put the bed and cabinet like this. Only need your advice on this: shall I leave the bed with the neutral colors or with the flower fabric in the next picture?
I also made this coat from a tutorial in Dollhouse Nederland nr. 43.
Only need to figure out if I'm gonna put it in the hall or on a chair in the kitchen so I can model it and make it hang more natural.
Thank you for visiting, 'till next time.
Marie at http://lepetitmondemerveilleux.blogspot.com/. Maybe you just participated in her lovely give-away. She makes beautiful miniatures!
Beatrice at http://lesminiaturesdebeatrice.blogspot.com/. A must-see for everyone who loves the Versailles style!
Rhubs, unfortunately can't find a blog. If you have one let me know.
Peggy at http://peggy-cosycottage.blogspot.com/. If you're fast you can join in on her give-away, it's really beautiful and so is her other work!
Esther at http://mimundodeminiatura.blogspot.com/. She makes lovely dollsculptures and has lots of babies. Must be very busy there ;)
Marieke at http://marfolhuzminiatures.blogspot.com/. She bought a beautiful house named Heartland Hollow wich she will alter and I'm very curious about the changes!
Zehra at http://annemineli.blogspot.com/. I can't find any miniatures, but there are lots of recipies to find!
Кристишка at http://kristishechka.blogspot.com/. Love your needlework, papercraft and lovely gift ideas!
Christine at http://postwarthatchedcottage.blogspot.com/. Great miniatures and tutorials and she welcomes everyone in a lovely way. Really a blog where you feel welcome!
Rosella at http://ilsalottodellerose.blogspot.com/. Needlework and miniatures, my kind of girl! ;)
Have a look at her great work.
Jenya at http://knottybynature.blogspot.com/ has a new arrival: Piper a beautiful little Blythe girl that lives in between lovely miniatures.
and last but not least: Marion at http://marionsminiatures.blogspot.com/. She has other blogs too, just look at her profile. At Marions blog you also have an opportunity to participate in a give-away. It's beautiful like here other miniatures, have a look!
Welcome all and have a good day!
The floor for the bathroom is stained, grouted and ready. I've made some toiletpaper and the towels you see in the bathroom cabinet.
The frame is going to be the mirror, but I can't find the mirrorsheet I had for this, so I'll keep looking...
And every evening and sometimes when we have to drive somewhere far I'm crocheting. It's now a single person blanket and it's going to be twice as big.
http://lookingglassminiature.blogspot.com/ Your vintage mail is just perfect! And really like your other blog: http://styleinscale.blogspot.com/ too!!
Lainie at http://lainieslittlethings.blogspot.com/ Very nice little bottles!
Conchi at http://venamiscosas.blogspot.com/ Lovely jewellery
Heather at http://diaryofadollhouse.blogspot.com/. Your Daydream Cottage is so pretty!
Otterine at http://www.otterine.com/blog/blog1.php. What can’t you do? Love your house!
http://minniekitchen.blogspot.com/ Your mini-food makes me hungry!
Jeanette at http://jrbcreations.blogspot.com/ Too bad I can’t touch your little bears, just want to cuddle them.
Natalia: can’t find a blog, but welcome!
Maria at http://ilcucchiainomagico.blogspot.com/ I Always watched ‘vrouwtje theelepel” as il cucchia inomagico is called in Dutch and also really enjoy your variety of miniatures.
Janny at http://artofmini.blogspot.com/ To call your work pretty is an understatement. I’m proud your a Dutchy too!
Rute at http://rtgcdb.blogspot.com/. Your mini-settings are really good!
Rapunzel at http://rapunzelminis.blogspot.com/ Like your diversity and quality in miniature making!
Clara at http://lavidaenminiatura.blogspot.com/ Your grocery is great and I’m curious how your beach house is going to be.
Casa de Bonecas by...Marina; can’t find a blog, but welcome!
May at http://maytecles.blogspot.com/. Your Library is every readers dream.Thanx for the great flower tutorials too!
Barbara Emerson; can’t find a blog, but welcome!
Unfortunately Holland lost, but we didn't mind to much because we had a great day anyway.
We made a beautycase: mini in 1:12 and Annemiekes in 1:24 scale.
We happened to have both made a bathroom cabinet, so we both had a place to put it!
My cabinet was painted and provided with knobs after this photograph and I started the tiles for the floor, but I'll show you in a next post.
Thanx Annemieke for a fun day!
As you can see I need to make the tiles for the bathroom as well as paint the wall the sink is up against. I made the curved wall between the hall and the bathroom, because there is no window in the bathroom and I like the view from the hall window to show some bathroom.
It's real fun to design something and have it come out the way you imagined!
I think I'll paint it like the floorboards in the hall. And there will be some baskets in the middle.
Have a nice day!
(Ps. it's 34 degrees over here and that's really hot for Dutch standards, so I think I'll deserve some icecream now ;) )
You might want to pull up a chair and have some coffee; there are lots of lovely sites to visit:
Alafosca (Dona) at http://altafullaminiatures.blogspot.com/
Susan at http://minicrochetmad.blogspot.com/
Piiko at http://avenidamignonne.blogspot.com/
Pilar at http://lasminisdepilar.blogspot.com/
Alienora at http://alienora74.blogspot.com/
Monique at http://miniaturebymoon.blogspot.com/
Monika at http://puppenstubennostalgie.blogspot.com/
Jayne at http://tallulahbelleoriginals.blogspot.com/
Maria Narbon at http://maminiatures.blogspot.com/
The Old Maid at http://thesunnyhours112miniatures.blogspot.com/
Flor at http://florff.blogspot.com/
Mini Dork at http://modernminihouses.blogspot.com/
Wanda at http://sominiprojects.blogspot.com/
and Patty (Mini_babies) http://patty-petit-orphelin.blogspot.com/ ( Thank you for adding it!)
No blogs found, but also a warm welcome to:
Lídia Chalaux, Criscrisostomo, Fmagico and Giardini.
Also want to mention http://fantasyli.blogspot.com/ and http://fantasyli.punt.nl/.
I welcomed her before, but her blog didn’t show on her profile then. Now you can have a look there too.
And Jody at http://jodysminiwereld.blogspot.com. Sorry I had to know that it was you, but I overlooked it!
I'm planning the dormers and the roof tiles and in between I'm working on the rooms of the first floor. The flooring on the left room is ready and I'm thinking how I want to hide the wiring. I'm trying to design cabinets on the back wall. Out of cardbox to see how it will look and later of course in wood.
For some variety I'm also crocheting a blanket with granny squares. I've got babysize now, but want to go for at least a throw blanket. No need to get bored ;)
Making a birdhouse (1:12) for a swap. I still have to make a 1:48 one now.
Sewing a pillow with "blankets" for the stuffed animals of the little girl I baby-sit. She loved it :)
A warm welcome to:
Anama at http://anamavesi.blogspot.com/. I love her room 'Waiting for 12', she won a prize with it and that's no suprise to me!
Janice at http://onbeingaminimum.blogspot.com/. She's fairly new to blogging, but already has a very pretty house to show on her blog. I really like how she writes about her cats and kids too, so sweet!
Monica at http://miniaturasmodelando.blogspot.com/. I'm super impressed with the chairs and cars she's made, wow, such craftmanship!
fantasyli li welcome too! Do you have a blog? Because I can't find one.
Carol at http://true2scale.blogspot.com/. Beautiful miniatures and great (photoshop) tutorials. Can it get any better?
Debbie Lee at http://thelittlesaintsnursery.blogspot.com/. Precious little babies and bears, so lovely!
and Kriana (?) at http://miniaturaskriana.blogspot.com/. She makes her own beautiful witch houses and also a lot of different miniatures to decorate them. Really like your diversity!
Have a nice day! I will continue to work on a birdcage for a type of swap. If it's finished I'll show you. I'm also designing the floors on the second level of my house. So lots of work, but little to show ;)
First I'd like to show you the give away I made for Sylvia:
It was difficult to make something for someone who makes such beautiful miniatures, but I'm glad she likes it!
The sign on the left says toilette, but it is a bit dark on the photo. The little tealights can be taken out of the box separately. The stars in the middle are just for decoration. I also sent the workshop and more paper I made the box of.
Then there are also new followers! Welcome to:
Roelie at http://lapetitesofie.blogspot.com/. She's working on her "Marmod" house and boy is it pretty! Also take a look at the atelier she recently finished.
Irina at http://temiruavailablebears.blogspot.com/ and http://temiru.blogspot.com/. She makes the most beautiful bears!
Mar at http://mars-smallworld.blogspot.com/. She makes very pretty paper mini's and she also shares them with all of us, so nice!
Margaret at http://petit-parterre.blogspot.com/. She bought a beautiful shop and is working on it to make it even more beautiful.
Mary at http://marywilliamsdollshousedollsblog.blogspot.com/. She makes very pretty dolls!
Ira at http://merryjingle.blogspot.com/. She's working on different things: a lovely colourful bakery and she's preparing for a beach house with lovely greys and whites.
Anthoula at http://a-miniature-life.blogspot.com/. A lot of different and lovely miniatures and inspiration.
Anna at http://miniannalee.blogspot.com/. Lots of different eyecandy, have a look!
and Sans at http://sansdollhousediaries.blogspot.com/. She has other blogs too, but you can find links to them on this wonderful blog. She must be very busy because she makes so many great miniatures!
You're all very welcome!
Today I made a new one to hang on our toilet wall. Just want to share it with you, because it makes me laugh and think about all the projects in my head!
Have a nice day!