Sunday, February 28, 2010

Updates and Info

Resin chairs revisited.

My customer wanted all of the gold painted out so the chairs would fade into the background.
Easy enough to do, and while I had the paint brushes out, I went over the upholstery again.

These had been sitting at my work table staring at me and I couldn't take it anymore, lol.
I think they look much better now. :)

Bottle cages and what you can do with them. :)

Christel had asked that I post a picture of the bottle cages. Champagne isn't the only place you can find them, they come on some beer bottles as well.

There is an anual contest for making chairs out of the cage and cork from a champagne bottle, you can read more about it here.

Christel made chairs out of the cages you can see them here.

Sabiha made a fire pit out of one, you can see it here.

Amazing what the imagination can come up with, isn't it?

What came in the mail recently. :)

Recently, I got a sweet package in the mail. :)

I had gotten a convo on etsy from Janet, a fellow team member on the minimakers team, she wanted to know where I got my hutches as her supply had run out. Well, you know a mini maker in need is a friend in deed. ;)  I picked her up a bunch of hutches and sent them to her. She sent this as a thank you. I told her it was totally unnecessary, but really sweet. :)  A lovely thank you card, a cute tin which inside was a little note pad and a gift certificate to a hobby store. That won't go to waste, lol!

Check out her shop here on etsy FeathersForTheNest. She makes really cute filled hutches. :)

New followers to welcome!
Lara, Un Taller de Miniaturas, makea kuu, sandy36054 and Petite Creation!
Thank you for following me. :)

Well, I didn't mean to have such a long post, but, I'm catching up. Seems I can't create and blog simultaneously, I'm too myopic and have been wearing my creative blinders as of late.

until next time.... ;)

Monday, February 22, 2010

Welcome and Feature :)

Welcome, welcome, welcome to my new followers! :)

Kate who is a miniaturist and is planning to start a blog soon, Kate let me know when you do and I'll link to it. :)

BlueKittyMiniatures who is another founding member of TeamMIDS, her blog is here, her etsy shop is here. She is a dear friend and makes the most beautiful cakes in miniature and occasionally other items as well.

Christel Jensen, a miniaturist that specialises in sweet treats, her blog is here and she also has an etsy shop here.

mini mago, I see no blog listed.

Jackie her blog is here.

Oiseau deNim who is a new member to teamMIDS, I don't see a blog listed, but you can find her etsy shop here. She specialises in French desserts.

synnøve, who has a beautiful blog, which you can find here, she does lovely work. :)

Welcome all, thank you very much for following my blog. :)

One of my followers, Kim from Dear Daisy Cottage, recently purchased the above hutch for her dollhouse. She mentions it on her blog here.  (unfortunately, I can't give you a direct link, scroll down to Feb. 19th post for You've Got Mail, my computer is giving me issues, grrrrr....)  If you've never seen her blog before, do check it out, it's one of my faves! :) And, if you've got a box of tissues handy, read about the hearts for Jack.

It's really cute how she decorates her dollhouse in much the same way that she decorates her real house.

Thank you, so much Kim! :)

More next time. :)

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Painting Resin Furniture

Go for it!

These chairs started out as this:

But, my customer was not happy with the color, they were too pink and they didn't match her decor.

So, I found a paint that matched the wall paper, kind of a dark peachy apricot. This color is called terra cotta.

I painted the chairs, with a wee tiny brush.

But, they didn't have enough detailing to them. So, with a drop of black paint (literally a drop, a little goes a long way with black paint) added to the original color.
I then went in all of the creases to detail. It looks more contrasty in the pictures than it does in real life. My camera seems to be a magnifying glass. ;)

And there you go, chairs with a whole new look to match the decor!

If you liked this post, you might enjoy this one as well, click here.

So, if you've got some resin furniture and aren't quite happy with the look or color, get some acrylic paint, a tiny brush and a steady hand and go.

Have fun! :)

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Happy Valentine's Day!

A very happy Valentine's Day to all of you out there in blog land. :)

May you enjoy a lovely, warm day with the people you cherish most. :)
hugs from dale :)

PS Happy Chinese New Year, if you're celebrating! :)

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Welcome Snow and New Followers! :)

We've had two snow storms this past week.

This is during the storm. My view from out the front.

Here it is a couple days later. View from out the back.

And more? is coming!

I love it when it snows, it's always so magical. It gets really quiet and the house gets warmer.
Everything looks beautiful in the snow and the best part, the world stops for a moment.
And, everyone stays home. :)

I love to view it from the inside out. :)

Lots of new followers to welcome! Thank you for following and leave me a comment sometime. ;)

Mels Minis and Scrapbooking, she has two blogs here (love her blog layout, lol!) and here.

Allie Lakin, I don't see a blog listed, if you have one dear, let me know.

Jocelyn Teo, a teamMIDS member, she's a miniature food artist, her blog is here and you can find her etsy shop here.

miniannalee and you can find her blog here.

.Kim of Daisy Cottage, I love her blog, it's eye candy! You can see it here.

byrdgrl, I don't see a blog listed.

Cheryl who has two blogs, here and here. She has an old yellow dollhouse, as do I! :)

and aru who has a blog here.

So, Welcome, Welcome! :)
Thanks for following. :)

Sunday, February 7, 2010

The Winner Is.......

I had hubby pick it. ;)

It's a sweet gal who's also one of my team mates on teamMIDS.

Cindy aka Snowfern!!!

She is such a fun gal, great sense of humor and so much fun to be around.

Congratulations, Cindy!

Go hop over to my shop and pick out what ever you want. :)

You can find Cindy's shop on etsy here.

I'm so glad I did this, it was truly the best way to celebrate my birthday. :)

Oh, and a really big thank you to all of you that helped me celebrate my birthday, it is really much appreciated. :)

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Birthday Give Away!!! :)

I'm 45 and still alive! lol ;)

Computer is back up and running, thanks to hubby and the techs at dell. :)

So, to celebrate my birthday today, I thought an impromtu give away is in order.

This is open to all of my followers (not a follower? sign up!).

All you have to do, is visit my etsy shop here and come back and post your favorite item and tell me why it's your favorite or what you like about it.

I'll do the drawing on Sunday. :)
Good luck and have fun! :)

ps. Are you having trouble getting to follow me? I've had contacts about that. No worries, if you are having any problem following me contact me by email, or leave a comment. I don't want anyone to feel excluded, I don't do that! :) Truly! :)