November 11, 2016

miniparty

there are a number of things in my life the past few months really worth celebrating and I felt like doing that with a modest party mini-style!


September 20, 2016

about inspiration, creativity & tips, PART III of VII

hi again my dear minifriends, it's part III of my series! If you've read the first 2 parts, you might have been waiting for some concrete tips after all the wordy stuff ;). It took a while to publish although it had been ready for ages. As you might remember it's part of a major post I wrote last year and split it up in 7 pieces, hence the title. This part only needed a few photo's of materials that I finally got to make.

today I'd like to share with you the first tip that might be of help to some of you. It consists of several tips and hints, but I think comes down to one principal, which is why I call it tip one. It covers basic stuff, but I think quite essential for getting the best results.
if you missed it, you can go to PART I and PART II by clicking the link and the parts up until now will also be in the tab 'Inspiration' added above. All 7 parts will be there in time for easy finding.

August 30, 2016

baggin' it

wowsers! as the very wise Inspector Gadget would say ;). It's been quite a while hasn't it? And not much to show for it either :D, just this bag. But here I am again, probably/hopefully more constant. Have not been around your blogs a lot either, hope you're all doing okay and I will catch up over time.


so for now a miniature bag I made after one I had many years ago, twice even.

February 19, 2016

I'm feeling a bit green ;)

nope, not seasick :D. But as you might have noticed this scene, as did my last two, has a green background (although the last and this one not very noticable, while they're quite green in person), so I guess I'm a bit in a greenzone. I've always loved green, mostly the mossy and olivekind of shades, but never used it in mini-scenes before recently. I like it!


the wooden fruitbowl - it's maple - is not what I had in mind for this scene as you can see below. But remembered having it again and finally having some fruit because of that other bowl, just wanted to try this one out too. It turned out I liked it even more..

February 8, 2016

sugarsweet

I made this working sugar pourer! Well to be exact: I made the spout. From tealightmetal and it's of course the part which basically makes it one :D. The rest is a glass miniature-perfumebottle* & a closed metal jewelerypart (endcap) that I made a hole in for the spout to go through. It can actually 'pour' the sugar (with a little help by tapping the bottle), the 'sugar' being regular white sand I've grinded to get it very fine. It's so fine, that to the naked eye it looks like powder, but as you can see in the photo on the right, they're still 'sugar'chrystals. Just very tiny and - probably - about the right size for miniature.


and as I've done with my other working miniatures, I've made a video of it being used! I have so much fun making those :D.