Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Finish It Off.....Tuesday!

Really, I have been doing some mini work...I took these pics of my progress two weeks ago.

Sofa cushions and chair frames.

 Working on a couple of fireplaces, but won't be able to spray paint them until next week when it gets above freezing here.

 MCM sofa and table set.

 Arms for chairs.

Modern wenge wood bed.

And here they are finished, at least most of them.





Have a happy Tuesday!

Sunday, February 8, 2015

Excuses, Excuses, Excuses...

As you  may know, I decided to do Finish it Up Friday along with the Shopping Sherpa...well I have flaked on two of the four Fridays...but I do have a couple of excuses.

The first one being that I have had a few nice custom orders that I have been working on and have now finished.

The second is this:
 This is what I did this Friday...and a little of Saturday.  I stenciled the one accent wall.  I tried to live with plain white, but I just don't think I am capable of doing white walls.  I got the stencil from OMG Stencils on Etsy.



 The artwork is by Linda Tillman on Etsy.

The kitchen is officially finished with the exception of reupholstering the Heywood Wakefield dining chairs.  I found the perfect fabric, but it's too expensive to let get trashed by kids and dogs, so I will have to keep looking.  As you can see, my RL taste and my mini taste are a lot alike.


Here are a couple of before pictures:




A bit of a change, no?  I couldn't be happier about how it turned out! Now, back to miniatures again!

Friday, January 23, 2015

UFO - Unfinished Object - Now Finished

I missed Finish it Off Friday last week. My only excuse it that I was working on a custom order and I'm sticking to it!  I suppose that means I need to finish something else this weekend to make up for it...

I have had these parts set aside to make a Heywood Wakefield Dogbone styled bed for over a year now.  I lost the headboard months ago and found it when I was cleaning and organizing my work room.


I did actually glue it together last week, but finished the bedding for it today.


I even managed to take a few minutes to make a scene.

The book case and dresser are by Pepper of Mitchymoo Miniatures, The clock is by The Shopping Sherpa, the geese are by Patie of Minisx2, the orange rug is by Miniatures by Annina,  the lamps and bed are by me, the sculpture in the corner is by my husband, the chair is Reac and the rest are Etsy and Ebay finds.

Friday, January 9, 2015

Finish it off Friday

Last week the Shopping Sherpa started doing "Finish it up Friday".  It's a day to finish some kind of project that you have been putting off or just haven't gotten to. I thought it was a brilliant idea so I'm joining her.


I have a few broken chairs that I just put aside in my "projects to be finished box" AKA "Finish it off Friday" box that has been accumulating projects for some time.  Today I decided to take on a small project.

 To repair my broken Ghost chairs.

and repair this Reac chair.

It was a very simple task, but it's done!  And guess where I put them when I was done?   In the box designated for chairs....that's right!


The 20 storage boxed I ordered arrived a few days ago and I now have all of my miniatures organized...not to mention open space to work.  I even started to label everything but my label maker ran out of tape. 

Saturday, January 3, 2015

Happy 2015!!! Getting back to Miniatures...after organizing my work room.

I haven't posted in some time.  We have been doing an entire kitchen redo.  We have put in new flooring, new cabinets,new counter tops and reconfigured the whole thing.  We had a couple of cabinet doors that were made wrong, but we are at the finish line. Whew, it only took twice as long as we predicted it would.  It is turning out even better than I had hoped it would!  The kitchen is about 98% finished and I'll show you before and after pics later.


On to getting back to miniatures...My work room has been ignored for several months and has become a disorganized mess.  I was inspired a couple months ago when Call Small posted about her adventures in organizing her miniatures and I've been waiting until I have the time to do it. 


The area is broken up into two small rooms.  The first is my sewing, staging, photographing, mailing and some storage area.  



The other half is the real workroom where all of the cutting and building takes place and where I have all of my miniatures stored along with a few other things.

 Working on the floor is dangerous to your feet and to your miniatures.




You may be asking yourself..."how did it get this bad?"  I suppose this is what happens when you ignore your hobby and start using the place to hide all of your crap for over three months.


After seeing the disaster, it is probably no surprise that I found things like this:

Cobwebs growing in the doll house that I adore.

Or this:
Wood glued to the floor.

So, after two days of cleaning, purging and organizing along with a Container Store gift card this is where I'm at right now.


 The other side is now clean and organized too, however there is a huge box of items I need to list on Ebay, a box of miniatures I want to give away (which by the way will be soon), and a couple of piles books and electronics that I need my husband to decide if he can live without.

There is still more to do.  I'm waiting for the 20 additional storage boxes I ordered to sort and store my miniatures.  The goal is to have them all in closed boxes so that they don't continue to get covered with saw dust and so that I can label everything so I know where the heck I put everything.

Friday, September 26, 2014

Winner Winner Chicken Dinner


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As I posted some time ago, I was the lucky winner of the annual Minismodernas room contest.  This is what I chose as my winnings:



Gorgeous aren't they?
 Again, Thank you so much Rosa for having the contest and for being so generous!


Thursday, August 21, 2014

Say Hello to Trudy

Recently, I had the Butterfly house for sale on Etsy primarily because I just don't have the room for more than one or two houses in my work room.  I have had many requests as to if it was still available and if I could make another one just like it.  I would love to, but I just don't have the time and believe me it cost a small bundle to ship the thing. So rather than making a whole house, I've been toying with the idea of making a modern/mid-century modern room box to sell. Something that doesn't cost your right arm and half a leg to ship.  Here is what I came up with:

 The front porch.

 This one is just a prototype.  Hence the big smear of glue on the floor.

 Floor to ceiling windows in the back.

 Large transom window above the front door.


I call her Trudy because it seems like such a 1950's-1960's name.  I got the inspiration of the name from a character on Mad Men. She is 24" long, 10" tall and 14" deep.  Here she is "naked" with no finishes.  I'm thinking of selling her in her natural state and letting the buyer decide to leave her as is or decorate her to their liking.  She is made of 1/2" furniture grade birch plywood and edged with birch veneer.  I think she would even be sturdy enough for kids.  She is put together with wood glue and pin nails.  I would love some feedback on whether or not you think this would be a good seller and if there is anything you would change.