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Since I passed 400 followers (unbelievable) I have prepared a giveaway. I hope you like it. It is all handmade ( I have shopped on other blogs for ideas :-) ).
To enter you have to be a follower and leave a comment on this post. You may post it on your blog, but it´s not a must to enter.
Here is what I have made:
You can enter until December the 21st at midnight (Dutch time).
Good luck to all of you ;.-)
Yesterday I have tried to make some cheesecakes, but I already knew I am not that good with clay :-(
and it was clear to me after struggling for almost a whole day that I need a lot of practice to become good at it!!!
This is what came out of my hands:
It always seems so easy when I see someone else do it!
Now I know I just have to buy my minifood from people who know how to make it look great.
I received my etsy purchase from Ana yesterday and that looks gorgeous!!!!!
The jelly pudding was a gift. Thank you so very much Ana!
Question: I find it very hard to make good pictures in this time of year. In the summer I try to take them outside, with lots of daylight. But in the darker days I have to take them inside with little light. How do you all manage to make beautiful pictures? Can you give me some hints?
Today the giveaway by Beatriz arrived. Thank you so much Beatriz. I love it!
And my mother has made these beautiful Irises for me (recently, in the past she has already made various things for me, she is very talented). They are made out of silk.
My mother has no dollshouse for herself and doesn´t want one either, so everything she makes goes to me. Lucky me :-)
Before the summer she made me all these books and boxes. She loves bookbinding 1:1 and lucky for me she does it in 1:12 scale too. Some (Dutch) people might even recognize the W.G. van der Hulst books (for my thirties house).
My Christmas swap is on it´s way. So I hope to have some time for blogging again.
Lately it seems I am only working after pictures that inspire me :-)
I had seen a black (aged) wardrobe, don´t even remember where I saw it and even if it was 1:12th scale or 1:1!!! I am getting old :-(
I changed a eurominis closet and turned it into:
Inside is a beautiful candlestick and candle by Flora , the other bits and pieces are made or bought by myself.
The wallpaper is a print from a wallpaper catalogue which I reduced to a smaller size (in paint).
The little shells in the glass jar are found on one of the beautiful beaches of Denmark.
Patty told me it might have been her wardrobe that I had seen, and I believe it is. Take a look, it is beautiful!
Thank you all for your lovely comments on my sofa and table (and of course for all the comments on other posts, I love every comment).
I had a few questions about the lavender.
Here is how I make it (it has been in a dutch dollshouse magazine years ago, don´t remember when):
You need Lycopodium (pictured below). I bought it from http://www.sillysisters.nl/pakketje-kerstboom-sil0013-p-1413.html . I don´t know if it is sold separately. The Silly Sisters sell it as a workshop package for a Christmas tree.
It is a very dark green, so I picked a piece of lavender out of my garden to try and mix a similar colour.
I used bayberry green and mixed it with a little grey and black until it was the right colour greyish green. Then I painted the Lycopodium with this mixed paint and it came out like this (below).
To make the flowers I used Flower Soft in the colour (of course) Lavender.
Dip a piece of iron wire (it might be painted in the same colour as the leaves) in glue and after that in the Flower Soft. Use your fingers to shape it a little.
Cut the leaves and put them in a pot (or basket like I did). I usually put selfhardening clay in the pot and cover it with glue. After that I put some tea or coffee (as soil) on the glue. Put the leaves in (before the clay hardens ;-) ) and put the flowers in between the leaves to make a nice lavender.
Last week I was reading a book about interiors by Rachel Ashwell. And I wanted to make some furniture in that style. So I have searched my kits (I have a lot waiting for me to make them :-) ) and found this Queen Anne settee and a Hepplewhite Serpentine table. With some painting and sanding it a little it looks different doesn´t it?
I also made a lavender in a basket, some books (these were the ones I meant Susanne) and cushions to dress the sofa. The tiny buttons are made out of those plastic clips that are on a bag of bread. I punched them out and made two holes in them with a needle.
The last picture is one of the pictures I took during the day, but the sun was shining very bright. I placed it because you can see the colours better.
My thirties house is still waiting and sometimes I´m doing little things for it. I will start working on it again next week. Have a nice sunday!
My inspiration came from this picture. I wanted to make it in miniature. It is not a copy of the picture, but it has the same style I think.
The hallstand is from euromini´s and is painted grey and afterwards it is aged.
All the accessories are made by myself except the umbrella (it´s from a chrysnbon kit).
Below is a picture of the finished hallstand.
Last weekend I have made a Mora clock. I love these clocks. Especially the older ones, with a nice antique patina. I have tried to recreate that patina, but it wasn´t easy. Problem is always that I like it when it is on my desk, but when I have taken pictures and look closer at the pictures there are always some imperfections :-(
I have also made some flowers and some kitchen items.
It will end up my french/scandinavian house (a lot of inspiration comes from magazines like Vakre Hjem and Jeanne d´Arc Living).