Monday, 31 October 2011

Mini Ebay Listings

Hi all, 

I decided at the weekend that I really should try and sell some of my minis, well if I keep making them then eventually I will run out of space :o)

Here are some of the minis I have listed on ebay at the moment.

Check out the link for more items...

Thanks for reading x

Thursday, 27 October 2011

A renovation to create a display cupboard

Hi all,

Today I had a mooch around the charity shops, in the past I have found some great craft and minis books as well as items I can use in my mini projects.  An old jewellery box caught my eye.  It was only a couple of quid and it was made from wood unlike others I have seen which are plastic. 

When I got it home I started by taking the cupboard apart and then ripping out all of the faded grey lining, then I got out my sander and started to sand back all of the varnished areas.  My plan was to turn it into a shabby chic display cupboard so I wanted a good surface to paint on. 

However....once I had sanded it all back I decided that the overall design of the cupboard was not really chabby chic.  The shape of the windows was more gothic.  Plus I really liked the look of the sanded back wood. 

I found some matching wood and made a a shelf half way up and then made some plinths on top of the shelves.  I used a neutral brushing wax over the entire piece. 

I replaced the etched glass in the doors with 1mm perspex sheet and put it back together.  I removed part of the door handles. 

I decided to put all of my turned pieces I have been collecting inside it. 

As you can see there is a little drawer underneath.  I lined it with red sticky back flock material. 

Here is a close up of the bottom shelf.

I really like how it has turned out. 

Sunday, 16 October 2011

Pudsey Lace Fair and a mini find

Hi all,

It seems like ages since I posted last.  I got a promotion at work and have been mega busy with that so apologies for not writing sooner. 

Yesterday I went to the lace fair at Pudsey Civic Hall  I dont make lace, but a lovely lady at my dolls house club suggested I might find it interesting and I really enjoyed it.  There were lots of lace making supplies of which I had no idea what they were for, and some amazing lace, but there was also quite a crossover to miniatures with lots of stalls selling fabric, beads and more cottons than I have ever seen. 

Part of the fair was also dedicated to woodturning as many people turn their own bobbins or collect turned bobbins and wouldn't you know it but some of the wood turners made mini items too.  I fell in love with a delightful little ebony jar with a removable lid and bought it for my wizards room box.  The seller told me he had made it from an old broken ebony elephant ornament.  I love the idea that it has been repurposed. 

Here it is in my wizards room box.  Hope you like it. 

Natalie xx