Sharing a love of Dolls House Miniatures - and making time for other creative crafts and the garden.

Thursday, December 8, 2016

Having Fun With Miniatures

Many moons ago, while a member of the local DH club I painted and distressed a 1/12th scale whitewood dresser.
I had plans to use it simply to display some of the wonderful artisan pieces I've collected  but cast it aside - now it's been repainted and filled.

It was pretty dreadful when I looked at it again - a sludgy green over a  brown base which seemed appealing at the time.  Several coats of a pale primrose colour and LOTS of rubbing down rendered it acceptable.

Then lots of fun,  digging out the little treasures and arranging them. I felt it needed a basket or two for some contrast so scored a 'first' for me and made two or three which I doubt would be approved by the experts  and knitted a couple of small pieces to put in one of them with odd balls of wool.  I expect Sus  would have a fit if she could see those up close!

Click on the pics. to see larger versions.

Anyway - 'tis done! I'm a very happy bunny and it's now in pride of place with other treasures.

It's important to acknowledge the work of talented miniaturists whose work I so admire, so in no particular order, they are:
Elisabeth Causeret, Sally Meekins, KTMiniatures, Al'turnative, Glasscraft, Janice Crawley, The Flower Lady, Victoria Heredia, Tony Knott and Teeny Weeny Teddies.  I've had the little china cat for years so I'm afraid I can't remember who made her and the tiny figure of a famer's wife is a vintage painted lead piece.

Thank you for looking


Donna S said...

Hi Robin:
I really like your little cabinet and the wonderful variety of treasures that it contains. You did a beautiful job of arranging them to their best advantage!

I wanted to let you know that the quarter inch Tudor family that you made for me some time ago, now have a home in a Petite Property tudor hall and look to be very happy.

I would like to wish you peace, joy and love for Christmas and the happiest of New Year's!
Donna Schafer in Ontario, Canada

KT Miniatures said...

My goodness, your dresser really has come up a treat! Love the setting, what a fabulous way of displaying them all. I do like the antique dresser too!! Have to ask, are you in that old photo by any chance? Celia

Contrastes-Rosa MÂȘ said...

Su aparador lo ha llenado con verdaderos tesoros, son una maravilla:-)

Robin said...

Thank you all and warm wishes for a lovely Christmas.

The old photo is OLD Celia - even I wasn't around in 1925 matie! The other dresser is thought to be late 19th Century and is full of exquisite glassware.

So pleased that the tudors have settled in - I'm sure your project looks wonderful Donna.