Two weeks to go until the fairy walk. I completed the control tower today. It is made mainly of an upturned tin planter and a lightbulb shaped terrarium. I used quite a few of these: to make the stairs and furniture. The stairs curve around the outside of the tower. I did need to useContinue reading “The fairy walk, part 4”
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The fairy walk: part 3
Having finished the walls and roof of the hangar, my next project was to make the doors. I used popsicle sticks and coffee stirrers in their construction. Each door is five popsicle sticks wide. I cut 1/8 of an inch off each end of ten popsicle sticks, laid five sticks side by side and gluedContinue reading “The fairy walk: part 3”
Side quest 3: The Fairy Walk, part two.
I have been working on the hangar for my aerodrome. I started with two half circles cut from 1.5 mm chipboard. Then I cut a square out of one of the half circles to create a rounded hangar shape: Then I did the same cut with some scrapbook paper that I chose to make theContinue reading “Side quest 3: The Fairy Walk, part two.”
Side Quest 3: The Fairy Walk
Next month I am participating in the fairy walk in my town. One mile of forest trail will be lined with fairy houses built by local people. There will also be artisan vendors, food and character actors. We have not yet been assigned our locations, yet, but I am already deeply in my plans forContinue reading “Side Quest 3: The Fairy Walk”
Another Easter egg
My friend Elaine was asked to decorate and Easter egg for work, but felt to busy to do it. As a surprise, I decided to decorate her egg for her. I decided that, since Elaine is a librarian, I would turn her egg into a bookshelf. I started by making the shelves. I measured theContinue reading “Another Easter egg”
Hi everyone! It took me longer than I expected to recover from my recent side quest. I love making miniatures, but I am not the best person around children. I find them to be exhausting. Plus, I’m planning another side quest in the summer so that has been on my mind. There is a lotContinue reading “I’m BaAack”
Side quest 2, part 2
Today was my second class at the library. The kids were great, we had a family of four sisters, a young lady and her mom, and Lily from last time. My friend Blanche came to observe and support. Here are some of the beds: Isabella didn’t want a picture taken. Didn’t they all do aContinue reading “Side quest 2, part 2”
Side quest 2: decorating tiny beds.
I signed up for another library side quest. I will be dressing miniature beds with kids next month. I’m hoping this goes as well as the tables did. I have already made one sample piece for this project. I started with this bed I purchased at Dollar Tree: The first thing I needed to doContinue reading “Side quest 2: decorating tiny beds.”
Welcome back from the holidays. What a busy and exhausting few weeks.I enjoy the holidays but I always feel relief when life gets back to its normal pace. With everything that needed to be done for Christmas, I didn’t have a lot of time for miniatures. I have been slowly working on Santa’s desk, whichContinue reading “Santa’s desk”
A fireplace finally finished.
Hello my loves! I bet you thought that, after the last post, the fireplace was done. It was not. For a day or so I thought it was but I was wrong. Here is the rest of the fireplace. First, I felt that the mantle wasn’t full enough, so I decided to make some candlesticksContinue reading “A fireplace finally finished.”