zaterdag 16 november 2013

Mouse in boot

This week I didn't have much time for miniatures. On October the 28th we had the worst storm in our country since 1976, or 1990, depending on the expert talking. How wonderful living on the border of a forest can be, that day was quite frightening. Two trees close to the house went down. We were very lucky: we had almost no damage. A little bit more to the right or left, and it would have been so different.
We already had a list of trees that are close to the house and form a potential risc by being too rotten, too high, too alone or having too shallow roots. This week we hired men to bring all those trees down. They left the wood and branches were it fell, we'll be clearing garden ourselves, leaving us with firewood for at least 5 years. 

But I have been playing with Fimo. Not much success though. Our previous house had an old, but very good in-built oven, but we couldn't take that with us. We have a combined oven/microwave, but that oven can't be set to a temperature below 140º C. So I bought a new oven for my cabin. The first time I used it for food, which came out totally black... I checked the temperatures on the display with a thermometer. If the display says 50º C is it actually 140º C, and 100º C is actually 200º C! I haven't checked what the highest temperature of 250º C does, it could be a real clay-baking oven!

Anyway, I decided to use our kitchen oven to bake the Fimo, opening the oven door every time it got too hot. But it didn't work very well. The Fimo isn't hardened well enough. Two mice and a little birdie broke. I just got one mouse left. It is ment to live in one of the boots of my conservatory. I've made the boots from Fimo and fabric some years ago.

The sooner I bring my oven back to the shop, the sooner I'll be able to work with Fimo again. But walking down a city street carrying a heavy oven is not something to look forward to...

Probably a bit late, but does anyone go to the dollshouse fair in Assen tomorrow?

Have a nice weekend!

4 opmerkingen:

Ilona zei

Hi Marit!Jullie hebben idd geluk gehad, gelukkig maar.
Wat een pech met je oven, dat is vervelend, vooral als je wat leuke werkstukken hebt gemaakt en de oven ze verknoeit :(!!
Ik vind je laarsjes én muisje schattig en goed gelukt.
Ik woon ver van Assen af, voor mij is die beurs altijd buiten bereik, dus helaas....maar ik hoop dat jij een fijne dag hebt morgen.
Groetjes, Ilona

Sans! zei

Hi Marit, I am glad you are safe and sound after such a storm as that. I too live in a place surrounded by trees but not in a woods or anything like that. Just a very small park and even then we get thunderstorm that will bring a tree down.

You live in a really wonderful environment but there will always be the pros and cons. :)I love your shed and thanks for sharing.

Drora's minimundo zei

Looking at these photos I can see how lucky you were. I am glad to know you are safe now.
What a pity your beautiful Fimo
miniatures broke down. It is difficult to get used to low temperatures in ovens. I have a little toaster oven which I use for polymer clay only. It took time to get used to it.
Hugs, Drora

Paula zei

Je kunt de fimo ook koken, gewoon in een pannetje op het fornuis.
Ongeveer 10 minuten, dan is het geod.


Groeten van Paula