Thursday, December 7, 2017

I found a gold candle holder at Eclectics antique shop in Landrum on Highway 14 and decided to make a stand for a Phoenix for the Gothic mansion. I used 1/8" brass bars and two earrings from my late grandmother's jewelry stash. The base has black aquarium gravel secured with two part resin. The bird is sculpted with Fimo over a wire armature and feathered with dyed feathers from Kimonos Feathers on Etsy. His body is flocked with orange flock and shaded with chalk pastels. I added metallic thread to the ostrich feathers in his tail.

Sunday, November 26, 2017

Since I've Been Gone

I can't even begin to list all of the things that have happened in our lives since I've been gone. Some good, some bad, some heartbreaking. Most notably, our farm wedding venue which has taken five years to build and grow. During that time, I abandoned miniatures and pursued other artistic endeavors but I want to finish my mini log cabin and also create a haunted Gothic mansion. So, I am back to document my progress.
I may not be able to visit everyone's blogs and leave comments and definitely won't be able to accept or pass on awards  but I will try my best to check in as often as I can.

Log Cabin Progress

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

More Cottage Style Minis and a Dressed Bed

 A gold sofa with divided skirt. This 100% cotton fabric has a subtle metallic sheen and allover floral tone-on-tone pattern.

 In this room, the coffee table and chair are by Bespaq. The framed print is by My Dollhouse Pictures.
 A country cottage gold and pink floral sofa with coordinating pillows.  These sofa's are from my own pattern and have a box pleated skirt.
 In this room, the print is by My Dollhouse Pictures.  The rug is by Dale's Dreams.  I made the hydrangea and the goose decoy which are also available in my Etsy, Peach Blossom Hill.

 This is my first dressed bed.  I think this oak sleigh bed is by Town House Miniatures.  The comforter is quilted and is a 100% cotton Jacobean style floral in green and a peachy rose floral on a dark blue background. The sheets are a 100% peach soft peach floral on an ivory ground. The plaid throw is also 100% cotton and is fringed.

 In this room, I also mde the goose decoy and made the side table and balloon shade. The blanket chest is a music box. The framed sampler is by My Dollhouse Pictures. The braided rug is by Mini Cabin Decor, both vendors on Etsy.

Thursday, October 11, 2012

My Little Sofa In a British DM Magazine

One of my little sofa's is included in a spread on scale mini sofa's in a Britsh DM magazine in the December issue!!!  And gosh, my little country cottage sofa is in some very fine, upscale company!  What artistry I can only hope to aspire to!  What an honor!!!!

Here is the link to the article by Jane Kubeisa:

This was one of my favorite sofa's made from a Quilt Gate fabric from the Versailles collection and is sadly no longer available. I know because I have scoured the internet, quilt shows and shops for it to no avail. Anyway, it's such an honor, I had to brag!

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

New Sofa Skirt Design

 I have finally created a pattern for a new sofa skirt design.  I have been doing box pleats on every one but wanted to do this more tailored look so did my math (never have been good at math) and finally figured it out. This was the prototype.  Reminds me of sofa's in some of my great-aunts' homes.  I'll be doing more of these in various patterns and colors. And I'm also working on some chair designs.

Thursday, September 13, 2012

A Rose Chaise and Blue Toile Sofa

 I have just listed in my Etsy two new pieces, a rose floral chaise in a feminine, shabby chic cotton print with coordinating pillow. It is perfect for a living room, bedroom or sun room with a cottage feel.
 In this room setting, I also made the hydrangea.  The cheese keeper is by Valerie Casson. The peach iced tea is by Everyday Gourmet. The chair is by Bespaq. The mantel clock was a kit from Cynthia Howe Miniatures.

 The blue toile fabric I have had for several years and I doubt I can still find it. I am not sure.  I think it's in perfect scale for 1:12th.  The Chippendale style sofa has box pleats and two coordinating white pillows with a subtle swirling pattern that has a soft sheen.  I also made the goose decoy and the blue hydrangea. The coffee table is by Lee's Line.  The decorative plate on the coffee table is by A Lavender Dilly on Etsy.

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Blue Hydrangea

 A blue hydrangea in a pedestal vase in my Etsy.  The cheese keeper is by Valerie Casson of Fance. The pewter biscuit box is by Warwick Miniatures and the framed print is from My Dollhouse Pictures on Etsy.
 The grandfather clock is a kit by Chrysnbon that my Dad put together for me.  Ironically, my Dad enjoys building clocks and we have several in our house built by him.  The one in our living room has the Westminster chimes which I love although it becomes part of the background landscape and, often, I don't even hear it!
I also made the black cherry chaise pictured here. The upholstered chair is by Bespaq.  I also made the goose at the base of the clock.