Thursday, 25 September 2014

What I've been up to...

I've been mostly working in 1/6th and 1/4th scale and creating dioramas for my other hobby :-)

In my 1/12th scale doll houses I am always changing things around and earlier on in summer I decided to create a craft/ hobby room / workshop thing in my waterside way house.:-)

The ground floor of waterside way house used to be an architects office till I decided to make it into a craft store/ workshop. It had off white walls which I covered using card-stock and scrapbook paper

Then I filled it with bought and handmade furniture (by me) as well as making all the little paper packs and mini card stock and books I used in filling up the room :-)

above it the front view of the work in progress 

view showing the workshop area 

view showing the sewing table with a vintage sewing machine and paper packs and boxes I made.

craft workshop area :-)

the views above showing a display I made of mini crafty goodies and notice boards showing of some packs!

an art journal page in progress by the mini craft store owner :-)
and paper packs and stamping stuff 

the display in more detail 

it was a fun project :-) completed in June and didn't get the chance to blog about it till now :-)

Tuesday, 15 April 2014

Crafting on my desk :-)

I always enjoy looking at my  miniatures:-) and I'm always on the look out for great display options for my minis. So having stuff I've made hidden in boxes isn't something I'm fond of :-)

A couple of weeks ago I took one look at my crafting area and all the stored minis, and decided I needed to display all the miniature craft items I'd made, especially replicas of my favourite paper packs, cardstock, stamps, stencils, pens, markers, colouring media etc; at least somewhere I could enjoy looking at them.

(I had even made rolls of double sided tape ;-))

So I decided to make a craft room scene that would sit on a corner of my desk. I wanted to duplicate my work area but that got a bit hard trying to replicate my storage units, so I decided to make Ikea inspired shelving that looked similar instead but still retaining the crafty atmosphere :-) of my space.

Almost everything has been handmade by me :-)

Monday, 7 April 2014

Making toy storage spaces...

... I needed more shelving for a toy room in my 1/6 scale diorama, and I was having a bit of trouble finding shelving |I liked.
My local craft store had  unfinished wooden bead craft organizers, so I bought a couple and painted them to use as shelves.

the finished shelving in the toy room :) and filled with lovely re-ment pieces 

Sunday, 2 February 2014

work in progress...

Via Flickr:
playing around, an eating area maybe ?

I have been working on redesigning the cafe/ cake shop in my cabinet, and I was thinking of adding an eating area... its in 1/6 scale

hello kitty home sweet home

Dining room
Living room
and Bathroom

found this cute set of 6 miniature rooms, I'll use it to make a doll house for a doll :)

Via Flickr:
full set of 6 rooms, garden, bathroom, bedroom, living room, kitchen and dining room :-) packed in a foil package

Saturday, 3 August 2013

Finally, I got my hands on the Ikea huset dolls house furniture set! yeah!

.. I had to go to the store to get it as it wasn't available to buy online from the Ikea site, and here it is :)

About 5 weeks ago I saw a picture on Flickr of the new dolls house furniture by Ikea! it was a promotional picture.
 I was pretty excited, although there was no information about its scale or size, I figured it might be a similar size to the furniture they have had in the past, or maybe even suitable for 1:12 scale!

Then I came across a very informative post by The Shopping Sherpa and I was crushed that it was in an odd scale, about 1:8 scale, but then again it might work with re-ment?!

The set was due to be released in august here in the UK, so I had to wait. I kept going back to the website for information and finally I couldn't take it anymore I had to have it  or at least some information on when it would be available, so I contacted Ikea on the 1st of august, and was told it was in store at my "not-so-local" Ikea,....grrr... with the promise of a family lunch at Ikea I dragged my family off to Ikea this morning and tada! I am now the excited owner of 2 sets of the Huset series :-) and as you do, I immediately tried out a scene with it ....

It comes as shown above in a white cardboard box and plastic covering...

it was quite easy getting it out of the box :-)

I used one set to make the scene below :-)

I placed a re-ment cafe chair in the scene, (the one on the left) for comparison :-)

on the expedit shelves are re-ment pieces on the left and 1:12 scale pieces on the right, and a sylvanian families toy shop house on top.

The larger doll is a 27cm yo-sd doll and the smaller one is 24cms and the furniture works better with her:-)