Saturday, August 31, 2013

Been Busy

You may wonder what I have been up to since my encounter with the mini table saw a few weeks ago. Well of course I couldn't stay away from minis. I've been busy making some things for the Indianapolis miniatures show sponsored by The Museum of Miniature Houses.  The show is September 20 and 21. 

This is what I've been up to:

A few one of a kind pieces

 Some coffee and end tables: the tops are made by my husband.

Unfinished MCM sofas with attached end tables...these are what I was cutting out when I cut my thumb on the table saw.

Some unfinished one of a kind pieces including a mini Heywood Wakefield dog bone bed.  I'm finally experimenting with my mini scroll saw.

Unfinished bullet planters...are you seeing a theme here?  Unfinished

 A few lamps...all working of course. Again, some unfinished.

A few shelving units (made by my husband)...actually these have been sitting in my work room for a few months.

A modern sink.  I still want to make a few more and a couple of shower units.

A box full of vintage items, mostly Petite Princess, vintage German and a few Crailsheimer pieces.

I'm still working on making some modern fireplaces both working and non-working. I'd love to make at least one kitchen.  I've also made some accessories, but I still want to make some pillows.  I only have a couple of weeks to finish what I've started and make a few more pieces before the show. If we don't do well at the show at least it will be a learning experience and I will have plenty to sell on Etsy and Ebay. Eek! 


Sunday, August 4, 2013

Dangerous Hobbies

Warning: This post is not who are squeamish, have a weak stomach or faint at the sight of blood.  If this describes you...look away!

Some people thrive in the thrill of dangerous hobbies such ad base jumping, skydiving or demolition derbies.  Not this dangerous hobby is making miniatures!

My husband and I have decided to so the miniature show here sponsored by The Museum of Miniature Houses.  The show is the weekend of September 19-20 so we only have 6-7 weeks to make our inventory for the show.  He started making a few things for me to laminate which I did.  Then of course I had to trim the pieces from the laminate so he can router the edges.  I was on my last piece for this batch and apparently not being as careful as I should have been and cut my damn thumb on my Proxxon table saw.  Ouch!

Not wanting to pay for an E.R. visit, we stopped by our local Urgent Care...they closed at 5:00.  Really? Not exactly convenient.  Thank goodness for smart phones. We found a place close by that was still open. FYI, Med Check is not just for illnesses...they do stitches too and they were fabulous!  The funny thing is that when the nurse asked what happened, I told her that I cut myself on the table saw she said "you're my kind of girl" and of course we got into a conversation about minis.

 There are four stitches that you can seen and one you can't.

 The bonus is that they throw away the instruments after they use them. Since I make miniatures, they gave them to me. Sweet! I've already used the little scissors.
 After everything was a prettied up.
Needless to say, this won't stop me from doing much, but will I milk this for all I can? Like making my family feel sorry for me and do the dishes and laundry for me?
You betcha!