Thursday, June 30, 2011

Shabby Coastal Living in the Dollhouse









Hello Friends :) I hope you are having a happy day. It is beautiful here today and has been for most of the week.

I've been busy. This idea was floating around in my head...well, sort of...I'm still learning to make things look the way they are in the pictures in my mind. I think the most fun is coming up with ways to engineer things. I did get some little things cast in resin, but boy, is that difficult LOL!
I am going to have to take a class or something. I also made the cold porcelain as mentioned in my last post but really haven't tried to make anything with it yet. It is very lovely and creamy in color with a slight translucence. I hope it's durable.





Almost all the little bits and bobs are hand made. The only exception being the little shell dish full of pearls and tiny shells...it's an old earring.

This set is going into the shop...includes the rug.

Monday, June 27, 2011

Errands This Morning but Miniature Work Later and a Giveaway Announcement

I have a couple of errands to run this morning (ahem, if I can get out of the house before the morning is over! Must stop reading blogs!)
I want to pick up a few things while I am out...some of them being ingredients for Cold Porcelain.
I would like to try my hand at sculpting some tiny dishes. I'm also going to try to pour some resin pieces but that might be better attempted on another day...it's very damp and rainy here at the moment...

A big thank you and WELCOME to my first followers:
Julia, Maria, Debbie, Teresa and -P-

*~A GIVEAWAY will be posted once we hit 25 followers!~* I can't wait, how fun!

Meanwhile, here is some eye candy for you :) These photos are of a kitchen roombox I made for my 1:6 scale dolls. Most of the pieces here are Re Ment but some are little bits of this and that that I have picked up.



Sunday, June 26, 2011

So, Hello! Diving back into the blog world...






It's been a long time. Hello.
I've closed all my other blogs and have decided to blog about miniatures and creating them. It's been a passion of mine from a very young age.

What is it about tiny things that intrigues and fascinates?
Why am I happiest when creating a tiny representation of real life?
Why "Court of Gypsies"? The Gypsies are my beloved dolls. This is their realm. ;)

So, here is the first of hopefully many happy postings :)

Welcome to Nana's Cottage.







I spent the weekend working on "Nana's Kitchen", the 1920's domain of a lively, lovely, little old woman who was "Shabby" when shabby wasn't cool. Her domicile is nestled in a rural valley; amongst many lovely old trees and a tinkling little brook.
She spends most of her time either in the garden or bustling about her tiny kitchen. Occasionally she will pull out her old Singer (okay, ahem, yes, I need to check some dates on sewing machines but for the sake of imagination, let us continue) ;)
... As I was saying, Nana, drags out her trusty machine for mending and the occasional fancy dress for Church.