Thursday, March 22, 2018
|This chair was created just for fun. A bit of green material and lace plus a dog head cut from material . The legs and arms are from a game called Cootie bug, from a thrift store. I don't know how old it was.|
If you watch you tube there is a Documentary called Of Dolls and Murder. This is an hour long and you get tours of the mini forensic displays built by Francis Glessner Lee in the 1930's and 1940's.
They are called Nutshell studies and are still used as teaching tools for CSI forensics and detectives today. This documentary was filmed while they were on display at the National Library of Medicine.
Francis Glessner Lee was a child and women of privilege, inheriting the International Harvester fortune. She was not allowed to go to college, only the men in the family. She could contribute her talent for a worthy cause, and started building these mini scenes of murder as teaching tools at her own expense.
Another You Tube worth checking out is Certainly Caroline. This talented lady is a Fimo artist in love with Fairy Gardens. She makes every thing in 1/12" scale, but displays them in the real outdoors and sets the scene up with a Fairy tale. She includes her miniature art tutorials in each episode.
Monday, March 5, 2018
Antique lace and doilies cover this old wood couch piece from the early days of miniatures
Underneath is a small pink rose calico Click on picture to get a larger version
|Back side of couch click on picture to get a larger detail|
|Wood couch before curved back|
|Cotton batting was applied to front and back with tacky glue.|
|Extra layers of batting were applied to the back and the arm were built up with a couple of layers since there was no padding in the arms|
The pegs are incredibly small. Not the same size of the original ones. These are not for children under 3 but state 5+.
I think they could be adapted into nail polish bottles, or glue bottles. Many colors are inside each box of 50 pieces.
|This string of beads was found at Walmart in the basket stuffer section. 36 colorful plastic crystal beads and silver beads in the center of each. Bottles of perfume for the dressing table?|
|Dollar Tree in the hold your glasses on section. Beautiful colors and the selection of just this one would make quite a few bottles and potions.|
Friday, March 2, 2018
|Signs made with wooden laser cut animals and scrap wood|
|This little Bunny Butt is only 1" tall. It is a bunny digging out the carrots. This was popular last year.|
Sunday, February 25, 2018
Monday, February 5, 2018
|Tiny snowmen pillows 1" round heads and 1/4" on the hat. The inspiration came from large size ones I was crocheting for my couch.|
Tuesday, January 30, 2018
Here is the Dollar Tree Chairs I had to start out with. They weren't that great about 10 years ago or more but it was all that was available. The legs usually were not on straight and the glue they used was not strong.