Posts Tagged ‘dollhouse’

Dollhouse Miniature Bread

It has been a long time since I worked with handmade miniatures. I was afraid that I lost my skills but was happy that these breads turned out so well! Its a project I have re-visited many times and I feel so far this is the best batch. I still need to conquer getting realistic insides (air bubbles) and working on more complicated designs.

Changing Gears

It is a challenge to work in two different fields. I am having a tough time changing gears between deco alley and my jewelry shop. I am finishing up a few more minis this week and then moving back to jewelry designing.

Miniature Bread-Trial Continuation

Still working on trying to get the most realistic placement of the miniature clay bread ‘bubbles’. So far my favorite have been the slices in the picture.

Miniature Wood Parts

My favorite material to use to build miniatures has to be wood. Balsa and basswood are the best bases for many items such as paintbrushes, pencils, trays, flooring etc. Wood also takes paint very well especially oil paints which can be used to give items a vintage look.

Miniature Dish

Some of my favorite miniature artists have re-opened their websites. After viewing their new work I am starting to feel more motivated. I created this tiny dish from clay then coated it with enamel paint, aged it and customized with the decal.

Miniature Box Completed

Finally finished the miniature box, will list on etsy tomorrow and hope someone buys 🙂 The bear hand puppet was my second attempt at needle felting and it was fun! I will definitely be trying more felting projects.

Miniature Keepsake Box

I found this box along with some other amazing things from the dollar store this week. I got the idea to fill it up with some handmade and some re-ment miniatures to make a cute keepsake/display piece. Finishing touches will include a puppet on a stand, hanging bagel packets, and a door painted on the front of the box!

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.