Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Chair is Done

Pouting Chair is done and it looks great next to the alcove.

Yes the drawer opens....
Happy miniaturing, LJ

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Pouting Chair

In an age where children were seen but not heard, the lucky ones had their own chair to retreat to.  It makes for a  useful piece of furniture to be placed by the hearthside, perhaps under or near a shelf or in a child's room.  In my case it will be going beside the NAME ALCOVE. I have decided to make a parlor scene placed in a roombox with a window overlooking the ocean.  Somewhere in my sensibilities  I picture myself spending my summers at the ocean and this would be the room in which I would spend my rainy days, perhaps with my granddaughter sitting in her chair, not pouting mind you, but reading a lovely book or knitting a pretty scarf.  There would be tea and biscuits for the two of us sitting on the tea table and we would be spending a delightful afternoon together. 

Here is the start to my pouting chair, a kit put together by a wonderful artist, Barbara, who is in our miniature club.  This was last nite's project at our mini meet. The fabric will be for the bottom cushion and a cushion against the back.

Can you picture this wonderful tranquil scene?
Till next time, mini hugs and happy miniaturing.  LJ 

Sunday, October 14, 2012


The alcove is done and filled with some minis.  I am not sure if it will stay this way.  It  doesnt go with the decor in my 18th century brownstone so I will have to make a roombox for it.  What to do, what to do?.... Should I make a shabby chic living room with the alcove surrounding a window overlooking the ocean.  I still have a sofa left that went with the chair I put in my granddaughters art studio and I am making a wooden country chair at the dollhouse club soon which should go nicely. Or a quilt shop with the shelves filled with sewing items and fabric bolts,  I have been saving up items for that also. Maybe a antique shop with some of these same items.  Do you have some ideas?  Let me know what you think?

Till next time.  Hugs, LJ

Friday, October 12, 2012

minis for alcove

Today I made some books and a candy dish.

Perhaps these should go in my upcoming witch house. We will try them in the alcove first.

This was a button 

I glued a jewelry finding on the bottom.

I love this button!!! Wish I could find more of them. It was in my mom's button box.
Till next time. LJ

Tuesday, October 9, 2012


Name Day was held on Oct. 6th.  It was such a fun day.  I got to see my friend Jean (A Romantic Country Home) and lots of people I havent seen in a while.  Everyone brought food and we ate till we dropped.  Everyone received a door prize and some of us received 2 as so many people made things or donated something.

Things I won:

Things I bought:

Things given to me:
(These are 1/4 scale and I am also going to make the 1/4 scale alcove and these books will be perfect)....
Things that came with kit:

  The project this year was an alcove.  Here is my rendition:

Now if I can find my NAME swap stuff from a few weeks ago and make a few items and decide which purchased items I will use;  these shelves will be filled soon and perhaps (maybe if there is room, lol) put in the big dollhouse.  Stay tuned for before and after.....
Till next time.  LJ