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Sunday, February 21, 2016

Minis By the Minute!

Well. Maybe not by the minute, but a couple of hours will do it.

I set myself a challenge this morning. I decided to see how fast I could put together a passable mini from the largest one of those boxes and whatever I had on hand...

I always have an excess of wallpaper and sometimes windows.

I found a couple of pieces of finished wicker and I was off and running!

I decided to use a piece of illustration board for the back.  That took up less space than foamcore.

I found some wallpaper that would go with the bassinet and went to work.

I cut the board to the size of the back of the box.  I simply laid the box on the board and traced the opening.  Then I finally found a use for some Wallpaper that I bought from the shop that I was working at in 1982!  I guess you could call that vintage wallpaper.  I don't eve know if the "House that Jack Built" company, that produced it is still in business.  They made their paper in a rather strange shape and it was hard to find a use for it without a lot of seams.  The print wasn't even wide enough to fill the back of the box.  I had to over lap the left side.  I figure that that part wouldn't show too much, behind the bassinet.

 I cut a hole in the back of the box the size of the window.  Then I went and found a background shot for behind it.

After I got everything put together, I went around and gathered some things that would work in the box... I am not sure about the doll, the dog or the pillow, but they were good to fill the photo.

I might do some more to it later.  The window is a bit bare and it needs a different rug.

I finished off the edges of the box with braid and called it finished for the moment. 

Now I can go back to the bag that I was working on without a guilty conscience. Back to the needle and thread.

See you tomorrow.


Phyllisa said...

Hi Casey. That box went together quick! Did you paint the outside of the box? You
have given me an idea for a box I shall put together. But not today because I am
cleaning/decluttering today (again!) Never any end!

miniaturista said...

Ha quedado muy bonita, cuando la ternines estara perfecta.
Un abrazo

Phyllisa said...

Hey again, Casey. Is illustration board thicker than mat board? I have applied
wallpaper to mat board and painted it and it warps.

Marilyn D. said...

Very cute - I love that bassinet. BTW, you, of all people, have nothing to feel guilty about given the prolific amount of minis you have on this site! I think we can forgive you for indulging yourself from time to time! -Marilyn D., Oromocto, NB

Matxalen said...


Caseymini said...

Phyllisa, they are about the same thickness. I use Yes glue. Very little moisture with that. It is a bookbinder's glue. You can get it at the craft stores or online.

Giac said...

Hello Casey,
that is awesome! It is a lovely roombox!
Big hug

Troy said...

Great furniture. Did you make them ?

Caseymini said...

Yes Troy. They were just sitting in a drawer. The drawer is labeled "finished Wicker". That's what I do when I get bored. New wicker pieces. That's my way of relaxing in miniature.

Lucille said...

A beautiful bassinet and I love that little doll!

Fabiola said...

This roombox is wonderful!