Sunday, April 28, 2013
Gone, But Not Forgotten....
I am still cleaning. I stumbled across this old photo album and realized that there were a lot of minis in it that I have either sold of given away over the years.
I thought that you might like to see some of them.
The first one is two people that I did for Pam Throop of Historic Homes in Miniature. When she passed away, her daughter Eve took over the business. She is missed.
The two dolls were dressed in English 1840s costumes and the gardener's smock was actually smocked in miniature on fine linen.
This gentleman was done for one of her other houses and I had photos of the man to work with... I liked his trousers with the stirrup straps at the bottom.
This house is a quarter inch mansion...Believe it or not, it was my first quarter inch building. It took six cigar boxes and a piece of a carpet tube for the tower.
Nobody told me that I couldn't jump right in and build a mansion, so I jumped right in and built a mansion...
Regrettably, when we moved, I traded it away to a friend.
The hammock, hanging basket chair and the stair rails were all done with needlepoint canvas.
The hood over the stove is real copper.
Unfortunately, I got banged around and broken...
I didn't have the heart to do it all again. It was fun while it lasted, but I was so sick of carving walnut when it was finished...And sick of making roses. There were over a hundred on this bed.
The center bottom one is the exact same room. And that room has the six room boxes built into its wall... Yes. There is an indication that that room box has the same interior....NO! I didn't go further with it. I don't build room boxes for fleas and gnats to inhabit!
Anyway, I sold that one to a friend that fell in love with it. She moved away and I often wonder where it is now.
Enough strolling down memory lane. Back to work in the real world.
See you tomorrow.