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
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?
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.....