- I've been into dollhouse miniatures since the early 1990's now and when I realized how much I've learned during that time, I thought I'd make a blog to share my knowledge with others. I'm mostly auto-deduct, but always found help on the Internet and in specific books. The mini-world starts and ends with your own imagination, so let there be no limit. And never say : I CAN'T .... because you can, you just need to try and have the necessary know-how. And that's the main reason why I started this blog, because I wanna share what I know with newbies in the miniature world or anybody else who might be interested in sharing what I've learned so far. So, hopefully, I'll be able to provide some useful hints, tips and tricks for those of you out there just starting with this wonderful hobby
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October 13, 2013
Today I'm going to talk about sea shells, very tiny one's of course, since this is about making miniatures for you dollhouses.
Every time we spend a holiday on a beach, I do of course look around for these very very small shells, but they're hard to find.
A friend from my old office brought me some and they were really the perfet size. But there are some hobby and craft shops who also carry them in different sizes, I even stumbled upon an online shop specialized in all sorts of sea shells and other beach and sea related items.
Well, there is an awful lot of things that you can make with those tiny tiny little sea shells. I had a jar full of those, some I collected on beached during our holidays, some I bought on the Internet, so I had enough to start thinking about what to do with them ...... to fit in my beach shop
I started with a mirror and a couple of paintings, I filled tiny jars with the smallest one's, as well as a little basket, because those are something that the tourist often want to buy and take home as a souvenir :-)
PS : The mirror is not yet finished in this picture, sorry about that
have fun trying these projects, easy peasy
Here's another cute idea what you can do with these tiny shells :
I made a small table, the stand is an old chess piece, head cut off of course and the top is a simple round piece of wood (available at most craft shops and on Amazon, comes in packages of 50 or 100)
painted it and added some golden glitter.
I then took one of the bowls I made and filled it with the shells I also painted with some glitter before.
This cute little table ended up in the bathroom of my Mountfield Dollhouse.
Enjoy trying this
See ya ......
Today I wanted to show you the cooling bags I made
Since I'm still working on my beach shop right now, I thought it would make sense to sell a few of those in there, might be useful to keep your drinks cool while spending a day on the beach
The tutorial is from Joyce Dean, I found it in an older issue of the DOLLSHOUSE WORLD magazine, but there's also a video tutorial to be found on DOLLSHOUSE.TV
You can make these cooling bags with all sorts of materials, once you have the pattern ready
Hm, I could have filled it more neatly, I admit, this look a bit like chaos
Stay tuned, there's more to come
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