Sunday, 29 June 2014

A twist to my miniature hobby

I haven't used my blog in so long! I seem to go through fits and bursts with my miniatures hobby. I've found that If I have all of my craft things easily accessible, and in a place I can leave what ever I'm working on I'm more likely to actually get in the mood and craft. So I'm happy to say I've set up shop in the extension on the side of my house which was formally my junk room! So the twist! I love Pinterest! I sit and have a flick through and it never ends up 'quick' anything haha. A couple of years back I bought my daughter, who was around 12 at the time, a 'Littlest Pet Shop' Blythe special edition. I decided to get myself one too and chose a cute girl
I wanted to personalise them as you can a Blythe and decided to have a look around on EBay, Etsy and Pinterest and realise I had to find the scale, which is when I discovered the 1/12 scale BJD(Ball jointed Doll)I came across these cute little things that ranged from $25 right up to $500!! I came across a doll on Ebay from a seller in America and realise this was the doll I wanted! Size is, in fact important to me and 1/12 is about the size I prefer and seem to be drawn to, so when I saw the doll looked good in scale with 1/12 miniatures I was sold :) I trawled websites and shops online and found you could personalize everything on the doll from eyes to hair and of course outfits. The dolls I came across seemed in my price range so I chose the Jun Planning Ai BJD. I didn't want to spend too much in case I didn't like the doll. Unfortunately the postage was as much as the doll but I decided to go for the plunge. The doll had tracking and I was constantly checking to see if it was in the UK
My first BJD arrived on valentines day!!
She came in a cute little box which opened like a book, She is called Plum :)
She came with shoes and some cute things. A little box had what looked clay in which I later found out was 'eye putty'. I adored her size straight the way :)
I started taking pictures straight the way and adored her little clothes and the way she could pose :)
I immediately wanted to buy her clothes and shoes :D I decided to find eyes to fit her and the ones she came with looked a little 'beady'.
There are a few pictures on my flikr if you want to take a look :) Let me know what you think to my new girl Lilly :)

Thursday, 19 September 2013

Dress up

I have so much furniture I planned to re upholster and paint and havent had the time but im so glad I've made a start :)
With this dresser I chose a pastel pink paint and then distressed it a little to give it the shabby chic effect. I then got to my favourite part and began to fill it with plates, books and frames Id made. I painted a vintage telephone and the lids on some jars I had. I hope you like it! Let me know what you think :)

A productive day :)

I managed an hour or so to work on my house today while baby took a nap ;) I managed to put down flooring in the kitchen and paint it, paint some more furniture and upholster my sofa, oh, and make a roman blind for the kitchen! Now I have my own space set up I find myself wanting to work on the house more as it doesn't take over the whole of my kitchen and involve the dreaded 'put away' stage :)

I wanted my kitchen floor to be wooden floor boards painted white to tie in with the whole shabby chic theme. I couldn't find any to print off online as it was all wooden colours or paper so I decided to have a go at making my own, and i'm very happy with the result :D

I decided to score the effect of the wooden floor boards and then paint over them. I just used a cereal box and just scored where I thought the planks should lay
I then painted them with a matt effect paint. I didnt Want them to look perfect as only a small part will be visible 

Tuesday, 20 August 2013

Wednesday, 26 June 2013

Meringue kisses :)

So I decided to make my own icing nozzle using a piece of drinking can as I couldn't find one small enough, id like to try and get it much smaller but im quite pleased with the results. They aren't perfectly shaped, but then they wouldn't be if I made them for real either ;)