Friday, August 9, 2013

Visiting Bessie May's Quilt Supplies

Quilting being another hobby of mine made it an easy pick for my shop dollshouse.
The name comes from my grandmother Bessie May who passed away in 1971. She enjoyed sewing, quilting and embroidering for most of her life.

The shop has 2 floors and an attic bedroom and toilett.
The 1st or ground floor contains the shop with quilting supplies galore, office corner and a quilt on frame.

The 2nd floor is the sitting room with black accessories & kitchen nook. The black is a little out of my comfort zone, but I had to try it as the sofa pattern included black. The copper stovehood is the result of a course I taught at the Craft Retreat one year. Copper & metal work is a favorite technique I often use in my multimedia and scrapbooking projects.

The miniature water colour on wall by the stove is an original by A.Midttun.

The attic bedroom has a blue colour theme and is enjoyed as a chilling out place for a football interested girl.

                                                           Bessie May's Quilt Supplies


At Sola Strand, Norway.
Several of my friends and I with our Shops.
The Dollshouses are Kits from Barbara Mouldings
Photo by Hans.
This catching up with the missing year of blogging will take some time.

Saturday, July 27, 2013

Miniature in Tune 2013

A dream came true this July........a whole week in Denmark at Tune enjoying miniature bookbinding & blind & gold tooling course, with a wonderful teacher Tine Krijnen, good friends with a common interest, fabulous food,sunny weather and a lovely place. A must again next year.

Following is the website for Miniature in Tune.

My choice was a 3day course & a 2 day course in bookbinding and blind and gold tooling of bookcovers with Tine Krijnen from Netherlands. We enjoyed wonderful days with her as a teacher. She was well prepared and a professional with good humour. She walked us through the steps with ease. I came away with a good solid basic knowledge for working on my owe making bookblocks, binding books and tooling the covers. It was a very interesting learning curve for me.

1:12 scale miniature books made on course.

Blind tooling
This is an open cookbook with splatters of coffee..
..........A happy satisfied Pat..........

A Year has gone by....................

In a couple of days a year will have passed since I posted last.

Kits, courses, a Christmas theme roombox, Peddler Lady roombox, Dollshouse treff group, KDF 2012, Miniatura 2013 and a week at Tune in Denmark have made this a busy year for me.

My interest is a mixture of 1:12 scale miniatures/ dollshouses/roomboxes, & 1:48 scale miniatures/ dollshouses.
  1:48 scale kits from Jane Harrop
These kits are fun to make but one has to be very gentle as they are fragile,being so small in scale.

Saturday, July 28, 2012

To My Surprise.......................

Dollshouse Hobbyroom Workbench

Being at the cabin, my DHMS was a day late coming to me.
To my surprise and staring at me on pg. 12 in Sept. issue,
was the JH's Kit that I had finished a couple of weeks ago.
My workbench will go in the hobbyroom of my Victorian Dollshouse
 that is yet to be completely finished building. 

I was very impressed with some of the ideas for tools etc. in this kit.

The 1st photo is a close up of the right top. 

The 2nd photo is a close up of the under shelf. 

Finished project.

Micro mini dollshouse with the front and roof removed.

This was a very well planned kit project.
My thanks go to Jane for the pleasures it gave me..


Friday, July 20, 2012

Kit Weather

Rain Showers

This past week has been great indoors weather.
I've been busy making-up some miniature kits
for my 1:48 scale Petite Properties, Bay Tree Manor.

This bedroom furniture is from JH's Kits
as well as the easel and chair below.

The Settle and sq.table and chair are JH's Kits.
The other kitchen funiture and the the madeup bed are made out of card
from the instructions in
PP, Making Dolls House Furniture iin 1:48 scale by Fiona Bradwood.

These projects have been great fun and very good projects to have with me to the cabin.
They don't take up much space in luggage.

Time to be thinking of buying
a new raincoat and splasy rubberboots
if this summer weather keeps up.

bye bye

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Holiday Fun

My Results after the Online courses with DHMS & Jane Harrop.

Flappy Duck #1
Rockinghorse #2
#3 is to be a Peddle Car
#4 is to be  a Puppet Theatre
#5 is to be a Minidollshouse
The first 2 projects have been about finishing techniques
and kit assembling.

My First 1:48 Petite Properties Ltd. House
"Bay Tree Manor" 

I can now image the finished house.
This house was put together in a group with Torhild Fornes.
There will be 6 finished houses in the end.
Torhild was a very good teacher for the different techniques

I tried a new rusting technique with
Ten Seconds Studios Verday Paint on the dorm-roofs.
TSS site & videos
I also ordered a PP "Lean To" Greenhouse Kit.
Petite Properties Ltd. site

"Deleted Post"
See why I had to redo the stove.
I took the wrong measurements 1st time around.
Learning curve READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS before starting.

See my measurement mistake and the redone kitchen sove.
Some difference!
Stove made from Petite Properties
 "Making Dolls House Furniture in 1:48 Scale,
 Author ...Fiona Broadwood.

That's all for now.

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Arts & Crafts Roombox


Things are moving forward with
my Arts & Crafts Movement Roombox.
Lets take a peek, but first notice the "Flappy Duck" by the door.
 from Jane Harrop's online class.
It Works too!

Looking down through the skylight of the roombox.
The box will be decorated for the Christmas Season when finished.

A peek in through the front widow lets us see how cozy the room will be.
The fireplace I made from Jane Harrop's instructions
in her book, " Edwardian Era Miniatures in 1:12 Scale".
I changed out the tiles with copper embossing,
used a metal brad as decor, and Island Lava as coal.
   The hatstand is a kit ordered from Jane Harrop.
Victorian cakestand is a kit from
 McQueenie Miniatures.

 A view with the front taken off the Roombox.
Kits by Jane Harrop are as follow......
Swinging bookstand
Edwardian armchair
Library stairs
Nonworking Floorlight
The fireplace and mirror made from instructions in  .....
Jane Harrop's "Edwardian Era" book.
As you can see Kits from JH are my favourite kits.
Woodbox I made from my love for copperworking.
Bookshelves were boughten.
My Pride... the ship "Mary Rose" model is from my
trip to Miniseum, Denmark this Spring.

Distressing the outer walls and pavement are  next on the "To Finish List".
More to come after I finish this projekt,.