I've been wanting to make these topiaries for my front porch for a little while. It took me some time to figure out how I'd put them together and what to use for the plant material without paying an arm and a leg. Anyway, I finally made them and I think they turned out just the way I was hoping. I think I need a wreath for the door now. It's looking lonely.
Monday, March 31, 2014
I have added a few new things to the living room in Victoria's Farmhouse. I made a lamp for the table between the two chairs. I wired it so that it works. I also added a lamp on the piano that is a Tiffany style lamp. It also works, Yea! I made a rug for the floor as well. The room is definitely coming together.
Wednesday, February 19, 2014
Saturday, February 15, 2014
|These flowers are supposed to be daisies. I like how they turned out. I need to come up with something better for the middle part of them though.|
|Some more Hydrangeas, although I smashed them a bit with my fingers too much. They seem kinda squished.|
|Some roses. Roses are always fun. I have to play around with the paper I used for them though. I like them thinner.|
|I'm actually not sure what these are supposed to be. I was just playing around with a new punch and wanted to see what I could create. I'm not a flower expert and wouldn't know what to call these.|
|Some more hydrangeas.|
|And lastly, I finally put upholstery on my shabby chair in the shabby dollhouse. I love how muted it is. I think it softens the yellow of the chair quite a bit. I made the rug for my Valentine's scene, but thought it looked nice in this room.|
Wednesday, January 22, 2014
|The rug took me quite a few hours. I had to weave each little line, and try to keep it straight the whole time. I think it turned out well though. I'd definitely make another one. I like the rustic look of it.|
|I made a couple of packages of Ferrero Rocher chocolates, also using Garden of Imaginations tutorials, and another one I saw somewhere else, but can't remember. I love these little chocolates, so what's better than having them in miniature also?|
|I love my little box of chocolates. It took some concentration to make them since they're so small, but I think they look delicious. If you look closely, you can see some red chocolate lips!|
Tuesday, December 17, 2013
Friday, August 9, 2013
I just finished making this cute little carousel for the nursery in Virginia's Farmhouse Dollhouse. I am really pleased with the way it turned out.
As always, there are a few things I would have done differently the second time around. I got the tutorial from the cutest little site,CAROUSEL TUTORIAL. It has other tutorials, but I couldn't resist making this carousel. It was rather simple to make, but I had to do some adjusting. I had to print the border around the top and bottom twice, because it wasn't quite long enough as is, to cover around the whole thing. I also printed at 90% because I felt like the original was too large for scale, and my 1.25" hole punch fit the circles perfectly at the smaller size. That cut down on cutting out circles, since I used stacked circles for the base and top, instead of the thick stuff she used. I also added the bead cap and bead on top to give it a little more dimension. She adds beads around the bottom, which I may add later, but didn't have on hand.
I think it goes quite nicely with the nursery. I definitely need a few more toys and things to spruce it up. But for now, the baby has at least one toy to play with. :)