vrijdag 8 oktober 2010

cleaning the miniatures cabinet

One of the less favorite jobs on miniatures, well for me that is, is dusting the cabinet which displays the "loose" miniatures. Why do we collect so much of them.....goes through my mind at such moments!

But after this job is done I can enjoy the result of it.....and picking up all those nice pieces bring back memories. I really like my minaitures so yes.....I will keep collecting and makeing.
How about you?

So it's worth cleaning it up but most times I'm just not looking forward to it.
But for a while I have this wonderfull lady who helps me with this job.
I have to share her with you because she deserves to be put in the spotlight for all her hard working in the house.

I've made her from a Marcia Backstrom kit.

I hope Marcia will be offering them again soon....I think their wonderfull.

zondag 19 september 2010

Dressmakeing workshop

2 years ago I followed Jamie's sculpting workshop, which was a lot of fun to do.
And I even made a nice figure and my own mold.
But I also wanted to learn how to make those lovely outfits......they look so reall!
Therefore I followed this time a 2 days workshop dressmakeing.
I've learned a lot of neat trics to make it more realistic.

Here's the result of it(I still need to decorate her wig).
I even did some embroidery, for the first time!

And ofcourse I wanted to work on dolls again.....but first I've tryed to work again with the Genisis Heat Set Oilpaint.....The face is made by Jamie.....but I used it to paint it.......after a year of not painting! I think it went pretty well.

zondag 29 augustus 2010

Penny's dolls

In my last item someone asked me to make some close-up pictures of the paper-maché dolls (1:24th scale) by Penny Thomson.
Here is a better view on the brown building that I was makeing.

Well it took me some time to make "decent" pictures of them.......since they are very tiny.
I even got a nice picture of the cat she made for me.
Penny is a true artist if you ask me.

"little captain"
"pretty little face"

"the tiny cat"

"two figures from my Dicken's scene"

zondag 27 juni 2010

Penny Workshop

11th June it was finally time.......our workshop started!
We've arrived the night before so that we could start early.

*this picture is just for the show, since it was Penny's boat!!

On the first day we've got a bunch of grey cardboard allready cut to size by Penny.We needed to prepair the walls with the paper-maché so that it got a kind of stone texture.See how clean our workspace is the first day!

After makeing the walls it was time to make the first building.

It will be placed in the background on the right side and is half made of stone(paper maché) and wood(cardboard). After the paper maché dried it was time to paint it.

During these 3 days of hard work I forgot to make a lot of pictures, also because I was a half day behind with the construction because I had to go to an Anniversary Party during the second day...but I managed to finish this lovely little project along with all the other's.
After finishing the walls and base with the paper-maché I put the boat along with the figures in it...to see how it all will fit together....which gave all of us so much fun allready...putting our new figures from Penny in those little scene's....

Doesn't it look nice allready??

But on the last day all the fun starts of the hard labour from the previous days!
It's time to distress everything and put the loose components together in this little box.
And yes.......everyone had a smile on his/her face.....seeing it all come together.
By the end of the day it was nearly finished......I only need some small details.....like treasure maps and ropes/chains to make it more realistic.
So for the moment this is the result of 3 days(well in my case 2 1/2 ;oD) hard work.
I hope you'll like it, enjoy.

zaterdag 22 mei 2010

A workshop next month

I'm looking forward to the workshop that I will be doing, with friends, next month.

We'll be makeing a harborscene in 1:24th scale by Penny Thomson.

She's wonderfull and works mostly with paper, cardboard and paper-maché.

Her scene's and figures are breathtaking....

Indeed her figures are also made from paper-maché.

Here's a picture of the scene we will be doing........next month I will put some photo's here of the workshop.

"To be continued"

maandag 5 april 2010

Bits and Pieces

This little roombox was filled with some tiny, nice, pieces that I've collected in the previous years. But I had no use for them, yet, so I've put them in this little setting. Which I completed with some fabric leftovers that I used for other projects. My intention is to give it an "Nostalgic" look.......so let me know what you think of it!

Ooh.....the outfits for the dolls......Indeed.....I did make them myself.....without a pattern.
The Trousseau I made during a workshop.

dinsdag 23 februari 2010

3 little cake's

These 3 cakes I've made previously for a new project. Of which I will show more things in the future. It was fun to make these cakes for the first time from polymerclay(fimo). I hope to be able to make more delicious food this weekend.