Saturday, October 26, 2013

Snow Day

You might be thinking.....did I read that Post Heading correctly?  Yes you did.  It's only October 26th but we have snow here and it is still falling, so today is a mini snow day. 

I plan to sit here at my computer today, Blogging, searching for ideas on Pinterest and making Minis. 

So a while back I posted about the yearly I was making for one of my yahoo groups.  Since everyone should have received theirs by now, I can finally post a picture of the final product. 

I decided to make everyone an umbrella (non-working), and a clutch purse.  The umbrella is not an original idea....I saw someone post a tutorial online, so while I didn't create the idea, I did create all the umbrellas.  It wasn't as easy as the tutorial made it look but I am very happy with the final outcome.  I did a few colours.  Neutral ones like Black, Brown and Grey and I made clutches to coordinate with the umbrellas.   The first couple of purses were not going together as nicely and easily as I had hoped.  So I changed it half way through.  The picture below is what most of the swappers got.....a few people got a different looking clutch but I don't have a picture of that.

Umbrella and "Leather" clutch

Can you believe what you can make with a thin piece of wire, a piece or origami paper, a few beads, a part used for a cell phone charm and an eyelet?
I would never have thought that.....and while I forget where I saw the original creation.....all credit goes to that very talented miniaturist.  Nice job.

I've never had a good eye for turning nothing into something....or what we like to call "Trash to Treasures".

Well I do hope that everyone that received this package likes it and has a use for it in their dollhouse or a miniature scene. 

Monday, October 7, 2013

Swaps and stuff

Sorry I have not posted anything in some time.  Life sort of got in the way.  Also I just really didn't feel like posting.....it's my blog, I can do what I like :)

Today I thought I would post about swaps.

The swap group that I am in has what is called a Yearly swap.  12 very talented people sign up and each is assigned a month.  When that month rolls around, you send the other 11 people what you have made for them.  So every month you get a package in the mail with some awesome miniature item to add to your dollhouse or save for the perfect miniature scene.

This is my second year being in this swap.  Both times I had October.  Last year I made a Halloween themed package since it's my favourite time of year.  This year.....well....even though I had a whole year to come up with and make this years swap item I put it off....and now I am trying to get it all done and sent out as soon as I can.  It's pretty much done, but I Just have a few little details to do.
I'd share what it is but since I know some of my followers are likely to receive one of these lovely little items, I will hold off until November before I post a photo. 

Once I have that done and sent out, then I need to start on some new swaps that I have signed up for.  Every month (I think now it is every other month), our lovely Swap Lady Fern, comes up with three 1:12 scale swap ideas and on 1:48 scale swap.  Normally I join one or two because not all the themes appeal to me.  This time though I jumped in and signed up for all 4.  The themes are great and I know that I will use all of them.  They are due to Fern by December 4th, so I will have to get right on them.

These are the themes:

Pantry Items - Items for the kitchen, boxes, cans, detergent etc....

Mickey Mouse D├ęcor - Anything Mickey themed.

It's About Time - Anything to do with clocks or watches, sundials etc....

1/4 Scale Filled Shelf - A shelf filled with stuff.....oh the possibilities.

They are all great!  I can't wait to get started on them.

I feel bad that this post has no pictures in it.  So here is a picture for you. 

Saw this online, and I think I want to make it in 1/4 scale.
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