Saturday, December 21, 2013
Note to Self....See More Movies!
As I cleaned, I found supplies all over the place and thought that it might be interesting for those of you that haven't seen me use some of them before.
Walter is used to me carrying strange things out of restaurants and other places, so he wasn't surprised when I started taking these home with me.
They are heavier than the old egg cartons. Great for rocks, stones and bricks and look at all of that area!
I first learned to do these on juice cans, but the crochet cores are much easier and they come in various sizes. Even the tatting thread cores are small enough for quarter scale.
This one is not in scale at least height wise, but the bottom half of this doll has one in it, covered with batting. She can be used as a pincushion.
I have also made tables with one that fits over another that have secret compartments. That is on the blog somewhere too. Have fun searching...I think that "table" should get you there...
I look for and save old handkerchiefs. The lady with Tessie is in a dress made from one handkerchief. All I did was cut three pieces from an embroidered one and made a curve at the top of the sleeves and turned them under. I glued the main tube to her body and the sleeves over the arms. All of the embroidery was on the handkerhcief. All I added was a couple of bows in the back and the piece of lace around the skirt.
Tessie's dress is also made from one. I used the edge as the hem of the skirt and sleeves and added lace. There are more detailed instructions somewhere on the blog....Use the search, if you are interested.
The chair has legs made from Mesquite tree thorns. They make great cone legs for Mid Century Mod. The thorns, cut shorter, also make great high heels for shoes. And the upholstery is an old tee shirt. The chair really looks a lot better when it is on it's feet... The knit fabric is great for MSM. It stretches in all directions for fitting around curves.
The cup in Tessie's hand is the top off of a tacky glue bottle.
The strange bottle is a marble with fimo added to the top.
The purse and the little round box are from tampon tubes. One of the greatest things ever invented for making minis! I also make bolster pillows and anything else that needs to be that size and tubular.
The moral to the story? Never throw anything away! You never know when it will come in handy.
See you tomorrow.