Friday, January 11, 2013

Welcome 2013!

I really hope I get to start working on the dollhouse this year. I have the dollhouse in my living room now. Or I should call it my craft corner. I just need to find it a permanent place.

Saturday, February 27, 2010

My first Award :)

Thank you Norma (from Make Mine Mini ) for my first award :)

The Sunshine Award Rules are:

1. Post the award on my own blog.
2. In a blog post, name six blogs that I enjoy.
3. Let your six named bloggers know that you are passing the award on to them.




I am passing this award on to
Kim from Flower & Art
Teresa from This and That Miniatures and Life
Ara from The Addams Family
Dawn from In my Miniature World
Sans from The Dollhouse Diaries
Karina from The Mouse Mansion

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

A photo

Here is a photo.
 
Norma, this  is how it looks at night.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Yay... I did it!

Its done. I finished my flowers.
 
And this one with the leds on.

 
I wanted to use brown tape but couldn't find it. Now I'll get back to the cottage :D

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Flowers...

First of all, Welcome back Norma. Missed you a lot.
I got some petals attaches to the lights. Here is a photo.
Task for today is to add more petals.
Nothing much is happening on the cottage front. Still working on the exterior. Egg carton rocks look amazing but they are so tiring. So the work is slow. Hopefully I'll have some better photos tomorrow :)

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

More updates...

I haven't been able to do much. Spent most of my time rolling and twist crepe paper to make the stamens. Finally covered the LEDs with paper.
 
And here is the paper I'll use to make flowers.

 
Well, I also tried to make the fridge for the cottage but didn't like it. Maybe I'll do better on second attempt :)
I also have two new followers to welcome. Sylvia from lotjesdollshouse and Anna from Anna's Minis . Welcome Sylvia and Anna. Hope you enjoy your visit :)

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Some more incomplete stuff...

I know... after a long time. But I do have some more incomplete stuff. First is a bed for my cottage. The side tables are attached. It needs primer, sanding and then pain and of course mattress, bedsheets, pillows etc etc etc.. Its made from hardboard and square dowels.
 
  
  
I also made some egg carton 'rocks' . Well, they are multicolored. I also started with some exterior work.


And finally another project. This one is not a miniature. I made it from Christmas lights. Electrical tape to make stems and will use the bulbs for center of flowers. I started with rolling out paper to make stamens. Looks like I'll need more. May be 25 times more than what I made as I could cover only 5 bulbs and the string has 30.


This is after I covered the string with some green and yellow electrical tape.


Paper rolled and twisted and rolled to make stamens. 


After gluing the stamens. It looks a lot better than the photo. Maybe tomorrow  I'll post some better photos. 



Friday, January 29, 2010

Kitchen Cabinet

Here is a work in progress.
 
Right now its just plain hardboard glued together. The big one on the left hand side will be the fridge, oven in the center. The cabinets will have open shelves. It needs lot of sanding before I can proceed with it. And I don't feel like sanding today.So I'll try and make some more furniture skeletons(Thats what I like to think they are). So I will keep updating as and when I make new ones. I think there will be lots and lots of unfinished work for at least couple of weeks.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Bedroom Floor

I finished the bedroom floor. Haven't fixed it yet. This is how it looks.


The large square opening is for the sliding door(I still don't know how I am going to pull that one off). It opens to the huge balcony.
Here is a closeup of the floor. Made with PVC paper.


I took it with the flash on and thats why there is that bright spot. I'll have to fix that, but not today.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Phew....

Last few days were really tough. Things are getting better now.Hopefully I'll get few things done on cottage.
I have some new followers to welcome.
Karina from The Mouse Mansion, Dawn from In My Miniature World, Lori from Oh Mini Of Mine, Teresa from This and That Miniatures and Life and Casita Mini which is actually a group blog of three friends
Nuria, Rossana and Norma. Welcome to my blog :)

Friday, January 22, 2010

Sorry....

Sorry for not updating more cottage updates. The thing is I am not working on it. Have some personal issues to deal with. Will be back after I solve it and things get back to normal. Wish me luck.

Monday, January 18, 2010

Cottage update

I got the passage floor and final paint done. Door in the front leads to the bathroom and one on the right hand side to the bedroom. I am half finished with the bedroom floor. Should be able to finish it off today.



 Kitchen Cabinet Update: I am leaning towards fixed doors for the cabinets. But I also want to make some kitchen miniatures. So the final solution is to have some fixed doors with some shelves. So I can display whatever I want on those shelves. I know its too early to plan for any kind of furniture (As I have to roof, back wall and exterior to finish first) but I couldn't stop myself :D So here are the kitchen plans:D

 
I plan to make everything with leftover hardboard and maybe some really thin Balsa. I like the way things are moving. Slow but I am completely satisfied with it.:)

Friday, January 15, 2010

The bathroom

The floor and tiles for the bathroom are in. Floor is not attached yet as I have to do the wiring. I only have top access to the bathroom so the photos may not be that clear.
This one is the top view.


This one I took from a small bathroom window.

I have started designing the kitchen. Cabinets, Oven, Fridge, dishwasher etc. I am not sure about the cabinets. Should I make them functional.. working cabinet doors and drawers? I can but it will take a long time and I don't know if I can make them neat. Do the kits have functional doors? 
Well, I do have the weekend to sleep over it. I still have to design the bedroom floor. I'll use PVC paper for that. The bathroom floor is actually a kitchen counter sheet. Tiles are from Daiso.
Have a nice weekend :)

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Front Door

 I haven't been able to do a lot of detailing work because of a swollen eye (I think it was Lysol :( a lot of Lysol while cleaning the kitchen). But its improving now and so I can again get back to my cottage :)

I made the functional door. I used dark green cotton cloth and then after gluing it to the door painted it black. This hinge would have been a problem if I had white molding. Also I got level 2 wall in.

I know level 2 looks plain. No fancy windows or anything but I have my bathroom on the right hand side. I thought it just wont work out if I had a bathroom window on the front since I plan to have a huge balcony :D

Well come on in :D


This is how the door looks from inside.
Some closeups:


Painted it black and then used some embossed copper leaf. A copper coil for door knocker.

Black and white PVC paper with a bead for the door knob. Left hand side has the cloth hinge.
Now its time for me to have some tea and then I can start working on the level 2 floor :)

Monday, January 11, 2010

Finally, I did it :)

I got it done. The floor :) Here is my living room with the flooring in.

I still have a lot of touch up job to do. Thats why I have the masking tape. Here is a close up of the floor with the punch I used.


Now I have to start thinking about the door. I haven't decided if they'll be functional or just closed. I am leaning more towards functional door but the main problem are hinges. I don't want to buy them. I want to make them myself. I can use a strip of cloth but it may not look that great. Well... I have a lot more thinking to do.

Friday, January 8, 2010

While the paint dries....

The cottage level 2 got another coat of white paint and I was waiting for the paint to dry, thinking about the level 1 floor. Well, had no luck with the floor pattern but then I had a lot of crepe paper.

So I decided to make some flowers.


 
Well, there are not very realistic but I think they are kindda cute:D
After I finish the cottage m gonna try them in miniature scale:)
Kim, I can't wait to see your this week's project.
And welcome Taenia from Taenias Miniatures. Hope you enjoy the blog:)

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Level 1 Windows in :)

I finally got all the level 1 windows in :)
There are some gaps and I think I'll Spackle it and then a touch up with paint.

Here is the corner window.

And the front porch.


I also gave a base paint to level 2. Now I wait... for the glue and paint to dry.

Monday, January 4, 2010

So here is the plan...

I am back after a bit of hiking, grocery shopping, few trips to Michael's , potluck and Lord of the Rings Marathon. Phew....
For the cottage I did get 3 windows in. But they do need a bit of touch up. Did the flooring for Kitchen area. I am not crazy about the Living room floor but its something I wanted to try. The PVC paper has a really good finish and I need to experiment a bit more before I finalize what I want. I won't be using the floor that I have in this photograph... I did some major blunders while making it.. its not at all neat. I had no design and just went on gluing. So will be making another one and this time I'll design it first.

Now I have to get back to trimming the Acrylic sheet for windows.

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Cottage Progress

I've been punching paper and still have a long way to go :(
Windows that I made earlier look out of scale. So I have to work on that and punch some more paper.
Now I disappear... Wishing everyone a very very happy new year .... poof

Monday, December 28, 2009

Cottage Progress

I am back after the disappearing act and m gonna disappear again :D
Will be back next year with the cottage :)
Progress so far...
Painted and repainted the level 1. Molding strips are done and I am not sure if I should put the windows or wait till I am done with the flooring. Also started making the paper tiles. Corner punch and paper can do wonders:D and then It can also get stuck or jammed. And using force on those punches to free them doesn't work.
I found that the hard way :D and now I have to get a new corner punch.
Here are some pics:

With windows and some tiles on the floor. I am making them on construction paper and after I am done I will cut the off and paste onto the floor.
 
Here is a closeup of the tiles.



Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Cottage Progress

Well.. I got the painting done. Most of the walls and ceiling are painted white. Accent walls need another coat but that can be done only after the paint dries. I've decided to leave small loops in ceiling where I want the lamps so that I can hang the lamps when I make them. Right now I have no ideas for the living room light fixtures.
Thats it for the cottage :)
Wish everyone Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Stairs :)

I am 50% done with the stairs.
A bit different but really very easy to make. Now a 24 hr wait for the glue to dry then a coat of primer and then paint :)         
I am so relieved. The issue with the stairs is resolved.


m being followed :D

I have three new followers.
Angeles from http://elrincondebaldu.blogspot.com/
Marit from http://blackcatcottage.blogspot.com/
Sans from http://sansdollhousediaries.blogspot.com/
Thanks for following my blog. I hope you'll find it interesting :)

Monday, December 21, 2009

Jinxed..........

I cannot complete anything after I left those stairs incomplete. Paint is right in front of me but I cannot convince myself to start it.. I feel like something will go wrong. Thats been the case with me.. always.. I cannot leave anything incomplete :(
So now stairs are the priority.. even though the staircase will be the last to get in that cottage.
Here is what I did on the weekend.



Found out atleat 20 different ways how NOT to make a bead lamp :D
Told ya... nothing will work till the stairs are fixed. I want to go to walmart for some dowels but it got all cloudy.. looks like its gonna rain and I don't like to go out when it rains :(

Thursday, December 17, 2009

This is sooo much fun...

I started painting the walls. I used red, green, yellow, blue and amethyst. Nobody would have allowed me to use these colors so I used them in my cottage :D
Now that the accent walls are done I have to color remaining walls and ceiling white. And then I'll start working on the tiles. I am using contact paper and PVC paper for tiles. Wish me luck :)


Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Well.... m stuck

Yup... I m stuck... I can't come up with ideas and the ideas I have just don't work out. I've been trying all day today to make some more bead light fixtures but I just cannot. I think I should take a break.... clear my mind.... take a deep breath.... and work on something else. For now I'll just go and prime the ceilings.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Welcome :)

I never thought that people will be interested in this blog. Now I'll try my best to keep you all interested :D
Thank you for visiting my blog :)
Debbie from http://debbiestinytreasures.blogspot.com/
Norma from http://makeminemini.blogspot.com/
Sonia from http://minitink.blogspot.com/
Kim from http://flowerkim.blogspot.com/
Patricia from http://papillonbleuuk.blogspot.com/
Karin from http://orrlakemusings.blogspot.com/
Muriel from http://lecoffredemilie.blogspot.com/

Muriel, Kim, Patricia, Karin and Sonia.... I cannot post comments on your blog. Looks like I have some problem when the comments are embedded. I am new to the blog world :D so plz plz help me out with this.

Lamp Fixtures :)

Waiting for the primer to dry off... this is what I did :)
They are not perfect but this is what I'll be hanging in my kitchen. Made from wire and rhinestone beads :)

Monday, December 14, 2009

Stairs are making me nuts

They just don't seem right. Something or the other always goes wrong. First it was out of scale. I fixed that. Now the baluster doesn't fit. There were some gaps between the balusters and hand rail. I didn't want to waste the dowels so I decided to fill the gap with Spackle. Didn't work... well it did fill the gaps but there was something wrong with the stairs... it just didn't look right. So I again took it apart and now I am out of dowels.. so a trip to Walmart in afternoon.
Here is the cottage with all internal walls. Task for today is to give it a final coat of primer.
Here is the front.


Here is the back.

Friday, December 11, 2009

Cleaning, cleaning and cleaning

Everything is in a mess.. Dyson won't pick up the dirt, Hardboard pieces are all scattered around the living room and if any of my friends decide to visit me on the weekend they'll have to keep standing :( .... no place to sit.
So first I cleaned up Dyson, the brush bar was all clogged up. Then picked up hardboard pieces and then I vacuumed. Everything is in its place now and all is good :)
I glued some more walls for the cottage and its all clamped up. Again a 24hr wait before I can remove the clamps. Cottage also needs a second coat of primer but before that I have to work a bit more on the grooves that I have for the round wire and I cannot touch the cottage till the glue dries off. I doubt I'll get anything done on weekend. I'll try to at least finish up the stairs before Monday. 
Cya on Monday, Have a nice weekend and Take care :)