I am still cat and chicken sitting every morning, bright and early. While checking April's house for cat burglars....I spotted some of the minis that I have done for April and Seth. I don't remember if I showed them to you or not, but I am going to put them in here for today. I still have some finishing to do on the chair and bassinet and I really need to do that instead of a tutorial today. So you are stuck with photos for one more day. Be sure to poke them to make them larger.
This first one is a birdcage that I did for April one Christmas. It is pretty much all my work with the exception of the parrot on the back of one chair and the cat on the other one and a couple accessories on the shelves at the back. The rug is cross stitch on #22 hardanger. I designed it a long time ago from a photo in a book on Chinese rugs. I have since done it several times in different colorways. These are the original colors.
The parrot doesn't seem to care that there is a kitten in the chair eyeing him....He is, after all, larger than the cat by double.
The next one is a perfume shop that I did on the blog a while ago....I think that you have seen it, but I decided to throw it in for good measure.
It was a gift box with toiletries in it a few years ago. I think that I showed how to make the bottles on the blog at one time...
This last one, is a quarter inch scene that I did for Seth, the same year that I did the birdcage for April. It is in a 1" scale trunk. The whole thing fits into a Beanie Babies display box. The bed posts are toothpicks. The wrought ironwork is from the model train store, as is the window.
If you look closely, you can see the Sorting Hat sitting on a stool at the far right. His owl sits atop the clock in the second section and all of his other school stuff is in the closet to the right.
The rug is another one of my own designs. It is all done in blackwork stitches(mostly back stitch)on #22 hardanger.
Tessie is somewhere pouting again. She found the mesmerizer and had the nerve to accuse me of using it on her....Thank goodness, she can't seem to remember what I am supposed to have made her forget. Anyway, she is refusing to come out and play. I will work on her. I am sure that she will be more agreeable after I cajole her with cookies....Wish me luck!
See you tomorrow.