Archive for October, 2008

Embroidery Projects

I really love Japanese craft books. They are the best! I was so inspired that I tried out 2 projects. The denim bag was my first one and it was really hard to embroider on dark fabric as I could not find a good solution to transfer the images. I used a white marker and had to free hand a lot. The second is a simpler piece on a nice piece of fabric I got from the dollar store!

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Miniature Singles

Back to writing after a short break. The MET show in Toronto was not as I expected….the turn out of people was fairly low and sales were slow but it was an excellent learning experience and everyone at the show was very nice!

Since the whole world seems to be in economic turmoil I am going to be concentrating on making small dollhouse food miniatures to sell on etsy as an experiment. I learned from the show that people prefer buying singles rather than a set as they may be adding to an existing dollhouse or scene.

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Final Miniature Project-nearing completion

I got alot of work done the last 2 days. I am about 98% done with this final project before the show. I am getting very nervous as it’s my first show but hopefully all will go well.

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Final Miniature Project

I have decided to stop working on dollhouse miniatures after the MET show in Toronto this weekend. After the show I plan on concentrating on adding lots of new deco items I have been designing to my store including some simple jewelry pieces in PMC clay.

The final project is going to be a simple homey type of display with lots of cute mini’s like books, magazines, paint brushes etc.

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I was PM’d on etsy a short while ago by Debbie of Debbie Gootter Designs asking me if I would be interested in being a featured etsy seller on her blog! I was very excited and said yes 🙂 Check it out on her blog Etsy Featured Artist

Food Sets-Completed

I rushed through these food sets but they turned out OK. Everything was handmade so there is room for improvement. I would like to re-visit these projects in the future to improve the designs.

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Miniature Breakfast Plate

I want to complete 3 more food related projects this week and spend the following week on a larger project (room box) before the MET show on Sat and Sun. I am fairly happy with how the breakfast plate turned out.

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Several Projects Completed

The MET show in Toronto is the following weekend and I have been on a good run lately. I completed 4 projects in 2 days!

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