Sunday, March 25, 2012

Felt Dolls

Well here we go again.  I am making something new again.  I did the needle felting thing, and now I have found some really neat felt doll and animal patterns.  Some of the dolls hair is needle felted on, so sewing the bodies was just the next step (at least that is how I rationalise it in my brain :)
These patterns are from a seller on ETSY and you can see her patterns here:

I have made some other ones too, but I am unsure where the patterns came from.  I have years and years worth of stuff I find online and now that I am sewing some felt these unidentified patterns work very well.  If you happen to see anything where you know the artists name I am more than happy to link back to the owners.

1:12 Scale Bakery

I am not sure if I ever posted pictures of my 1:12 scale bakery room box. It is still missing a proper window and a door to the "kitchen" (another project where the kitchen for the bakery will join at the door.)
I still have more little things to add to this roombox, but, most of the work is done. I will be adding some shelves for more little stuff to display, the kitchen door, the window, hopefully I will be able to finish the top and front with plexiglass as well.  I hate dusting my miniatures.
Browse and enjoy the photos!

Monday, March 19, 2012

Creatology Puzzle House Part 1

Quite a while ago, I bought one of the Creatology Puzzle houses figuring that it would make a nice little house.  While it does have the bones to be a good house, it is going to take some work to make it great.  I have already been working on this for a little while (I started the foundation and brick last November) and I custom made each window.  The exterior is made of stir sticks I found at Walmart.  I have given them a watered down coat of black/grey.  Once I have finished the exterior, all of it will be in watered black/grey, then I will use crackle paint, then a coat of white.  I want the exterior to look aged.  I don't want this house to look new.  The premise that I see is that a little old lady lives alone in this house and cannot keep it up.  I want it to look homey, showing that there was a lot of love in this house at one time.  I also want to add very understated items to show that it is haunted (I don't want this to be a Halloween theme at all - so very understated).
This house is approximately 1/2 scale (1:24), however, the rooms are very small.  I am concerned that not a lot of stuff will fit in here, but that will happen a lot later.  For now, enjoy the "in progress" photos, and if you have one of these houses, let me know as I would love to see what others have been doing with theirs.  It doesn't be perfect, it just needs some imagination :)

This is what the original dollhouse looks like when put together as per their instructions: