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Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Still Stalling........

Second day of cleaning my workroom......Yup. I'm still in there. I have a string tied around my big toe on one end and the other end is tied to the doorknob. I'm not going to chance getting lost in this mess.
Actually I am making progress. I can now see the whole floor. Notice I didn't say that the floor was clean. I just said I could see it, spots, debris and all. Therefore I will show you a few pretty pictures again.

I found this tin on a high shelf while cleaning. It's one of those "Get her a present and she plays with the box" kind of things. I don't remember what came in it but after it was empty, I filled it again.

I think that this was the very first thing I did in quarter inch scale.

I loved the little English cottage and decided that it's insides should match it's outsides.

Here's the side that you view if you go in the green door.

I remember that I was working at a mini shop at the time and they got in the little room full of 1/4" furniture in plastic "cards". There was a living room, bedroom, kitchen, bathroom and study as I remember. I couldn't leave well enough alone. I figured out that you could carve on them with an exacto knife. I made the legs of the chairs and table thinner. I painted them and then padded the seats of the chairs to match the drapes.

I didn't like the fireplace that came with the plastic so I built my own.

If you turn around and face the door, this is what you see.

The "wicker furniture is made out of #18 needlepoint canvas. I figured out patterns and then padded the seats and added pillows.

For a while I was making a lot in this scale. It was so cute. I couldn't resist.

Later I came to my senses and went back to 1".

Every once in a while I slip and go back. This is a house I built in a shadow box a couple of years ago. It is about the size of a cigar box over all.
I have a lot of the plastic furniture left. I am frugal by nature and want to use every last scrap. Unfortunately that leads to collecting more miscellaneous stuff to "help" use it.
The food in this one is some that a friend in England made a several years ago. It really does look good enough to eat.
Most of the rugs in this house were printed on muslin on the computer. They really add to the reality.
The furniture in the garden room is handwoven wicker and I also carved the walnut table close to the front of the room.
The wicker was made with # 32 wire and sewing thread.
If I lapse again, and I will, I am going to use the rest of that furniture if it kills me!
For making 1/4" rooms and houses it sure takes a lot of space to store the supplies.
Maybe I should go down to 1/8"..........
Someone pull the string now! I can't find the door!
I hope I will see you tomorrow.................


Minka's Studio said...

Love it! Especially the octagon room.

Minka's Studio said...

How did you cover the walls in the Octagon Room?

Caseymini said...

Minka, I simply used 1/4" scale wallpaper cut to size and applied it with white glue. The trim is strips of cardstock.