Sunday, 16 November 2014

Christmas ornament with tatting

I bought some Christmas balls, diameter 5 cm. I want to cover them with tatting.
First try is finished now. I took a pattern from Jon Yusoffs book tatted snowflakes, Pirouette.
That, without the middle, is the bottom part of the tatting. Fiddled around with it, added a couple of rounds to cover the whole ball.
I am going to make this with a white around a matte red ball.

Sunday, 9 November 2014

1:48 again!

I had promised myself not to buy any more 1:48, but couldn't resist when I saw this kit by Jane Harrop. It is a clog maker's shed. My grandfather used to make clogs when he was young.
Today I had a day to myself, and made it up.
What you get, is a whole load of little pieces.
Jane Harrop has good instructions, with a bit of patience I did get a nice result.
 
This is the shed finished. I found this not hard, it came together easily. I did not put on a thick layer of paint, more like a drybrush, it is a shed built of wood, and left as is. Dirty because of the weather was what I was aiming for.
Now for the things inside. That was fiddly, because of all the little pieces. I sanded a nice bit off of my nails, sanding those little clogs.
 
 
 
I love peering through the doors!
I have taken a picture of the things inside, with a euro, so you can see how big it is.
 
 
I really should take pictures in daylight, but couldn't wait.
 
I did do something else this weekend, Friday night I made myself a pair of Christmas earrings. They are made from a pattern, and idea, by Blue Buddha Boutique, they call them Holly earrings. chainmail. Theirs was made with aluminum scales, I made mine with polycarbonate scales. These are  a bit transparent. They look a lot better in my ears then they do in the picture!
I was finished in half an hour with these, I tried them at first with 4.2 mm rings, but that did not go well with the scales. I ended up using the 6.2 ones, which are advised by Blue Buddha. The smaller ones I had in green, the larger ones only in silver color.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Friday, 31 October 2014

Finishing off

Finishing off - that is my embroidery. I got a kit from Lorna Bateman some time ago, for a lovely flower garland, silk ribbon embroidery.
 
 
This is the finished embroidery. All that was left was to take it out of the hoop, and find a frame for it.
 
 
 
The frame had to be a deep one, to avoid crushing the dimensional effect from the ribbon. I found this frame, it is from Riverdale. And finally framed it.


I think it looks good!

Last night I started another Christmas ornament, this will be a bell when finished. Pattern is by Renulek.

Tuesday, 28 October 2014

Finished the fences

Have been working on the fences I bought for my dollhouse. Hardest part was already done, just had to paint and glue together. I didn't buy enough posts, but that was no problem, piece of wood does very well.


Monday, 27 October 2014

Apeldoorn show

This weekend was the show in Apeldoorn. It was a lovely show, with a lot more customers then last time. I had one thing on my shopping list, that was fencing for my dollhouse. The fencing is from Arjen Spinhoven . And the book by Petitie Properties on finishes.
The wood in the picture is oak and mahogany, from Hubert Boom. For furniture for a room box I want to make, this will be set in the time of Vermeer. I want to decide what furniture needs to go in it, then I will know the size of the box to make. Original idea was to make it 1/24, but I did find a lovely painting, which will go in there, size will now be 1/12. The painting is by Elly Ypma.
The spool of whool I bought from Annelies de Kort.
Vonas Miniatures had a lovely stand with pipes, which will go into the room box also.
 
And last, a little glass vase with a gold rim from Leo Reijnders.
 
 
 
 
 

Sunday, 19 October 2014

Bit of tatting and beads

I  liked the flowers and leaves from the Tischband tatalong, on Umi and Tsuru's blog. Nice to tat.
I made 2 leaves with oliver twist thread in green. Thin thread, the leaves turned out just over an inch in length. Nice, but what to do with it?
add a couple of beads, and earring wires, et voila!
 
 
As I had my wires and beads out, started playing arount with them. Really just playing, trying out combinations and ideas. When I do this, the whole table is covered with my beads, wires and tools. I have cleared everything up now, after making this bookmark, with gemstones I had. Malachite, Cornelian, and I forfot what the light green was. These were leftovers from a necklace I made a long time ago. Set the beads on wire, the dangle nicely now.

 

Sunday, 7 September 2014