February 19, 2015

bit's 'n' pieces ;)

what do you do when you have nothing to show, notthing of substance that is? you show some things in progress. Because that's what we bloggers do in times of need, right?

the bags are from folded decal with magic coating. this way I could get the thin luxurious feel of the kind of bag I like for my store that couldn't be achieved with paper.



it's not much, but I really wanted to show something and it's a few things I had been able to do in the summer, but never got a chance to proceed with and some other stuff from a while back.

I really like and am quite proud of the design for the Oldtique Store, which is a few years old already, but still like it a lot (wow, call the newspaper, cause that's not always the case ;) )

a 1:144th scale floor candelabra for the 1:144 house, with actual lights! Because I needed to cut the wires (don't even know why anymore) that had the resistors in them, I don't dare to light it now. Possibly because they're with three it will be okay on a coincell, but don't want to blow them up and ruin what I've got! I will finish the tops of the 'candles' with a small disc with a hole in the middle to finish them and to loose some of the light (it lights up pretty much now, like a torch, haha!) and with a tiny bit of glue I hope to get tiny flames the light hopefully shines through.
the 1:144th scale wooden floor for the 1:144 house. It was kind of therapeutic, but takes forever and the tiny wooden planks not easy to handle :D At least I have a cutter that makes it real easy to get the pieces the right size (the long strips are cut in length from wider strips with the same device).
renovation work! Well, does make sense for an antiquestore doens't it ;)

I do like them, the prospect of the finished items make me eager to work on them! Since a few days I can do very little again sometimes, so hopefully soon! There's also some stuff I made months ago that don't even need much work, but finishing that for a little scene requires some things that I haven't been able to do yet and I really want to show that all at the same time.

but that will all come, count on it! Take care,

28 comments:

  1. I like to see work-in-progress pictures. It's interesting to get an idea of how you make your fabulous miniatures. Love the bags and the sign. =0) Good luck with all of those parquet bricks =0)

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    1. I always like to see that too, but I usually show the progress-pictures with the finished items ;) Thanks for the compliments and those parquet bricks will be enjoyed! :D

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  2. Hello Monique,
    It's lovely to see a new post. you have kept busy. the projects are all great. I would go bananas making that floor and the bags are wonderful. Keep up the good work.
    Big hug,
    Giac

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    1. thanks, it's all old work, but nice to be able to show something at least. Ha, you would go bananas? Says the man who does the most elaborate and intricate flooring! :D

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  3. Hi! Wonderful projects! Love the bags :)

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  4. Hi Monique!
    I always wait with impatience for your new post, love your minis :-) this parquet is unbelievably small, I don't know how you did it, but looks just perfect. I very like also this candelabra, good idea.
    Warm hugs
    Magda


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    1. That's a great compliment Magda, thank you! And the floor is with tweezers, dropping the parts often, some cursing and lots of patients :D

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  5. HI Monique! Your shop bags and sign are wonderful, I really love the name of your shop 'Oldtiques' ;)!!
    Phew, that 1:144 candle holder is teeny tiny, chapeau!! And those tiny parquet bricks are stunning work too, although it takes a lot of time you will have a beautiful floor :)!
    I see that you even did some restoration work at your painting for your shop ;)!
    Warm hug, Ilona

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    1. Thank you Ilona! I like the name a lot too, but it's always great to hear when others like it as well :) It will take some time indeed :D The candle holder is even more fun when lit, you'll see in time! Yes, yes, restaurations are inevitable when having an antique store, haha!

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  6. Bonitos trabajos. Me gustan mucho las bolsas y el cartel

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    1. Muchos gracias Isabel, me alegro de que se puede apreciar como :D

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  7. Everything looks so perfect!!! Well done!!

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  8. Hi Monique! Your blog has the perfect name because everything that I have seen you do is not only FABULOUS but also SMALL!!! You are so unafraid to tackle these minute projects that most of us would be content just to bypass.... No you jump right in and Conquer! I am always so impressed by your delving into the miniscule world of scale miniatures, and regularly producing such BIG RESULTS!

    elizabeth

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    1. Hi Elizabeth, thank you for your compliments, make me blush ;) I guess it's just wanting to make something and just figure out a way to do that and not even thinking about if it's possible, but how I can make it possible. It's a 'defect', haha! But not a bad kind to have I guess :D

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  9. Hoi Monique, nou, I like it ook! Vind je tasjes en store sign -kan ff niet op t hollandse woord komen- hartstikke mooi, echt met zorg gemaakt en dat zie je eraan af ook.
    De rest is ook goed bedacht en goed uitgewerkt zover.
    Enne ik vind je best produktief hoor.
    Leuk om weer een post van je te zien!!
    Groetsels,
    Gee

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    1. Dank je wel Gee, het is grappig, want ik heb ze gewoon geknipt, niets aan afgewerkt :D Maar erg leuk dat je zo enthousiast bent! Nou, heul productief inderdaad, haha :D : meeste weken helemaal niets, pas afgelopen week op 1 dag lijst en canvas losgepeuterd op 2 momenten, dag erna nieuw canvas/schilderij geprint, gespoeld en gedroogd enzo, dag 3 geplakt op het basisframe met achterkant wat ik gewoon kon hergebruiken, dag 4 met mod podge lijm een paar keer 'vernissen'. De rest was van langer geleden en de vloer en kandelaar zelfs van de zomer.
      Maar ik ben er blij mee en zeker gezien mijn omstandigheden en dankzij slimme oplossingen iig nog iets en daar word ik altijd blij van! En een resultaat is een resultaat, hoe langzaam en in hoeveel kleine (soms echt lullige) stapjes per keer het ook moet.

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  10. Wow! Your 144th scale floor is Awesome!!!! And the candelabra lights? Wow!!! I am very impressed! Please keep up the great work, it is very inspiring to see!

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    1. thank you Daydreamer for your enthousiasm! Yes, it's worth the effort isn't it? yes, they are lights, next time when finished you'll see them lit, thats even more fun! I will, I promise, I have way too much fun with it whenever I can!

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  11. Leuk al die kleine projectjes! Maar die vloer! Nou ja vloer...piepklein vloertje Geweldig!

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    1. Dank oe wol Josje! Haha, beetje gekkenwerk he? Het worden zo'n beetje 500 (of meer nog, weet niet eens meer) 'plankjes' en eigenlijk veel te klein, maar dat mag de pret niet drukken :D

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  12. I like customized things so your oldtique items are awesome!

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    1. Thank you Grandmommy for your enthousiastic comment!

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  13. Brilliant work as always!

    *sees the tiny parquet flooring*

    0___0 You're mad!

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    1. Thank you so much Christine, in miniature context being called mad and crazy are always lovely to hear!

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  14. The paper bags are wonderful details! They looks so beautiful!
    And the floor is beautiful, I thought it was much bigger at first, but then I saw your finger, and realized this floor most be tiny =) You have done a great job so far, not easy making such great details in such small scale =)
    Hannah

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    1. Thank you Hannah, that's so nice to hear! And it's those details that give me the most fun.. and sometimes itches too, but mostly heaps of fun :D

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