Thursday, October 29, 2015

Alice Miniatures

Recently, I've discovered an awesome mini modern enthusiast on Facebook.  Her name is Alice and she does fantastic modern work. She's been around for awhile, but I just found her in the last few months.

This is one of her more recent projects.

Something a little more Mid-century, but still modern.

 Another awesome kitchen project.

I love the lighting in this bathroom.

If you're on Facebook, her work is definitely worth checking out.
You can see it here.

She also has an Etsy shop where she sells mini modern art work.
She is the same Alice that also had her art work featured in September's Doll's House Magazine.

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

My 15 Surprise Minutes of Fame

A couple of months ago I was asked by The Dolls' House Magazine if I would submit a couple of pictures for the "Get the Look" section of September's issue.  Of course I said yes and submitted a few pictures of the Amoeba table that I have listed on Etsy.  

I heard back from that they didn't get my e-mail with the pictures, so I sent them again...twice.  For some reason they didn't get them.  Needless to say I was a little disappointed that they didn't get there.  That was OK because there were several other fabulous modern and mid-century modern miniaturists that made the spread and the cover like:

Modern Mini Houses.  You can see the cover on her blog HERE

GG's Dolls Here

The Shopping Sherpa Here

Alice's Miniatures Here

Anyway, I bought the September issue online because of the modern miniatures spread.  As I was looking at it, my husband pointed out that a sofa looked a lot like one that I made.  I said no, that it had to be one that was just similar...after closer inspection it is the one I made!

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Going Mad

Have you ever had one of those projects you have been working on for months and no matter what you do you're just not happy with the way it's turning out? The HBS creating contest kit is that one for me.  I've had many seeming "brilliant" ideas which I have been blogging about and quite honestly, none of them turned out as I had hoped. I just didn't feel like I was getting anything exactly as I wanted it.

Then I received a little something in the mail that inspired me...

This incredible mid-century modern office desk made by Patie at Minisx2.

Then this happened...I ripped out the swiveling doors and the inside and outside walls.  

If anyone watched the AMC Series Mad Men, you probably know where I'm going with this.

 My version of Don Draper's office
  I had planned on doing this at a later date, but when I got the desk that was it...
The real Don Draper's office.

 I wanted to do a replica, however I wanted to use the patio area that I already worked on and the curved ceiling is different than the real thing.



Monday, October 12, 2015

New Stuff

Just a little scene I did a few weeks ago with some of the new items I made for the show.

 The entertainment center with the doors open to see the TV.

Try not to let the workroom stuff in the background distract you. 

The entertainment center with the doors closed so you don't see the TV.

Thursday, October 8, 2015

CC 2015 Progress

The last couple of months have been crazy around here with personal stuff. First my sister went into surgery at the end of August and has been ill ever since, my mother in law came to visit, I made inventory and did the miniature show and now it's Halloween season. You know how I love Halloween!  I finally had a little time to work on The PS Pool House.

 I worked on the pool area.  I added some plants and stone work.  The sunken area will be where the grill resides.  The little trough area will be filled with ice and cold drinks and work as a swim up bar. There is still a lot of work to do.

 I finally put in the wall that divides the dressing area/rest room from the living area.

 I made the wall so that it doesn't go all the way to the ceiling.  I wanted to emphasize the curve of the roof and I think it visually makes the place seem more open.

 The pocket door.

 I also added some stone work to the outside.

This gives you an idea how the pool drawer will work.  I think I will have to do something different with the diving board because it sits a little too high to allow the drawer to close completely. At this rate, I'm not sure that I will finish this before the deadline which is quickly approaching. I'll probably get most of it done, but the details such as landscaping and the pool pump will most likely happen at a later date.


Thursday, September 24, 2015

Indy Mini Show

On my last post I showed you a few new designs for the Indy miniature show.  Even though I didn't get a chance to make a few things I was planning on making for the show, It went much better than the one I did two years ago.  I met a lot of nice people and had fun!!

I was definitely the only one with modern miniatures,but the reaction was very positive.  I think even people in Indiana are starting to want to do something a little more current.

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Busy Summer

I know I haven't posted in what seems like a long time nor have I worked on my HBS Creatin' Contest build for the blog nor have I worked on any other building projects.  This summer has just been crazy busy.  

The kids are now back in school and I am back to my real life job that pays me the money I use to pay for this hobby.  I have decided to do the miniature show here in Indianapolis on September 18-19.  Most of my spare time for the last couple of weeks has been spent making a little inventory for the show.  My expectations for the show are that I make at least enough to pay for my booth, get to meet more mini enthusiasts and hopefully get some mini modern and mid-century modern converts!

Here are just a few new things I've been making. Please excuse the photography.  My computer is currently broken so these were taken quickly with my phone.

 I LOVE the orange houndstooth...I may just keep this one!

More to come later.