vrijdag 22 oktober 2010

Inspiration

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!

dinsdag 12 oktober 2010

Lavender

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.


Hope you like making lavenders.

zaterdag 9 oktober 2010

Sofa and table

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!