zaterdag 3 oktober 2015

Timmy Mouse

Having seen all those mice made of felt on Pinterest, I couldn't help myself trying to make one. Not bad for a first experience with felting, I think!

I made clothes for him, and he will live in this house. I make a bed of the drawer, and a little sitting room above. Maybe he'l get a bigger house if/when I make more mice, but for now, this will be a good home for him.

His trouser has a little hole for his tail.

He loves my cat, they have the same whiskers (no cat was hurt to get those whiskers :) ).

Don't tickle!


zaterdag 22 november 2014

Country Cottage Miniatures

I've been having plans to make and sell miniatures. I've without a job for a year now, it doesn't seem to get any better, and this is what I love to do.

Sunday November the 23rd I will be on the fair in Assen for a first try-out, to see if my miniatures are liked well enough to be bought. A few of the miniatures I have for sale are on my new blog: countrycottageminiatures@blogspot.com. 
Also see my facebookpage: facebook.com/countrycottageminiatures.com. And follow it, of course! After the show I will display the "leftovers" on the blog en the Facebookpage for sale, and I will be adding new items soon.

But best if you come and visit me on the fair! 

Hope to see you there! :)


maandag 5 mei 2014

1/144 bathroom

I made an extra room to be a bathroom. So far I'm quite happy with the result...

 ...except for the "big" glue blob next to the sink, where I planned a towel rack, but it did not stick, in despite of the very new bottle of tacky glue quick-dry. The tooth-brushes are way too big for this scale, but I couldn't get it any smaller, and I do like such details. The floor is made of a piece of a plastic wrapper of biscuits. There was a very small square pattern in relief in it. I tried to paint it, color on one side, white between the relief on the other side, thinking it would lead to perfect 1/144 tiles. But it didn't work: the squares looked round, unlike tiles. Only a white coat on one side looked a lot better, so that's what I did, but it hardly shows in the pictures.

At the other side of the wall the gap for the stairs.

When I put the structure on the table in the garden to photograph, a fly landed on it. It looked so funny, but it flew away before I could photograph it. Couldn't get one to walk on the structure, this was the closest I could get them.

Now a bath and a toilet, still hope to find something to use as a shape to start from. Making it from Fimo will be so difficult.

~to be continued~


maandag 14 april 2014

1/144th scale cottage: the fitting

I had a serious talk with myself to blog more. It's good way to keep track of what I'm doing. And reading other blogs is inspirational: better to find what I like than on Facebook, and more personal than Pinterest. So even though I haven't got much to show...

It was advised to paint the components before removing them from the sheets, to be able to prevent curling up. So I did, three layers of paint and sanding before I was happy with the result. Then I started the fitting.

The components probably fit perfectly, as one should expect from a laser-cut-kit. But not anymore after painting, and the wood is thin and fragile, and my fingers feel like sausages while working on it. Superglue does miracles: the miracle of having a moving house on my fingers.

I think it's best to apply wallpaper and flooring now, before really assembling it. Delaying the furnishing :(.

Till next time!

dinsdag 8 april 2014

New project: 1/144th scale Cape May Cottage

According to the blogs many Dutch miniaturists have been to the show in Apeldoorn this weekend ~including me~, so how could it be so quiet? It was lovely for us, visitors, to be able to walk around and see everything in a relaxed way. I'm afraid that it stimulated my buying process... I saw so many lovely things... 

Although I have 4 ongoing projects ~in different states of completion~ and already have bought components for at least 4 projects-ideas, I couldn't help buying 2 more projects... A lovely one room chapel with church-windows (which I still need to think about what I'll make of it: a chapel or witch-house), and this:
A laser cut kit of a 1/144 scale house! Has been on my wishlist for a long time. I have no experience with this scale, but I think it's a very interesting scale, can't wait to start with it! My fifth ongoing project.
It will be a big puzzle and it needs some changes, like a staircase. I hope I won't spoil the components! There's no back-up!

To be continued!