Archives for: "May 2016"

From double door to single

by brae  

The Backyard Bungalow kit comes with a double door, but to preserve some wall space, I modified it to a single door.  I love the design of the door window, so I never even considered swapping it out entirely for a readymade component. The doors are… more »

Under the maple tree - part 4

by brae  

Continuing work on the maple tree.  I filled the bottom of the trunk with water putty to make a solid base.  I wasn't worried about it toppling over, but I didn't want the outer shell to crack if it were bumped or squeezed in the wrong way.… more »

Under the maple tree - part 3

by brae  

Continuing work on the maple tree.  The water putty dried hard overnight.  Some of the thin binding wires showed through the layer as expected and the texture was smooth due to the watery consistency of the first application. I mixed more water putty,… more »

Under the maple tree - part 2

by brae  

Continuing work on the maple tree. I added 7 more 22 gauge wires to the skeleton, making a few branches in the middle and on top. I also bent the trunk to make it more natural.… more »

Under the maple tree - part 1

by brae  

I'm back to making leaves, and a tree, for the Creatin' Contest build this year.  I changed my mind about the season for Milo Valley Farm when I made those autumn leaves, but I won't be using them for this build.  Instead, I picked up more of the Marcy… more »

Spray painting weather...is that you?

by brae  

Finally a break in the weather! I have been airing out the house with fresh spring air and preparing pieces for spray painting outdoors...but that's a secret project.  I also prepped my landscaping base with iron-on trim and have applied some siding to… more »

Building a solid foundation

by brae  

After the roller coaster of cat drama subsided, I was finally able to get back into miniature work.  I've bricked the foundation with egg carton bricks.  Always time consuming but with a big return on investment.  :] I had two partial tubes of Burnt… more »

Miniature artisan, lovely person, good friend

by brae  

I had the pleasure of hosting Elga for a long weekend during the miniature shows in April.  She came all the way from South Africa!  Oh, what a lovely time we had!  I had always enjoyed our email exchanges, but we got on like a couple of old friends… more »

Ready for a mini excursion

by brae  

I had the pleasure of meeting Fran in person during the miniature shows in April.  We had been chatting online for a few years, and I had bought some of her lovely items in the past including some vintage suitcases and well-loved umbrellas.… more »

Mom's Kitchen

by brae  

I made mom a gift for Mother's Day, though I was late in the offering. :D I got the idea from Blondie -- this was a project one of her local mini groups did where they made a little kitchen setting in a jar.… more »

Cookies!

by brae  

Yes, I'm still around.  I got out the clay again to bake in miniature.  I made chocolate chip cookies from a tutorial by Sugar Charm Shop, but I used a paper towel to press the cookies since mom's cookies have a soft texture and I wanted them to look… more »