Archives for: "December 2018"

Half Clocked - The Clocks, part 2

by brae  

Continuing my posts on the clocks from Half Clocked.  Please click here for part 1. Debora made the beautiful brass clock.  The brass had naturally aged while in storage, and that made the hands hard to see.  I added a little black paint to bring them… more »

Merry Christmas 2018

by brae  

Wishing you all a joyous Christmas holiday!  :D more »

A-frame in N-Scale

by brae  

Next!  :D  Yeah, I need a small (pun intended) project to ease back into a bigger commitment, like Watson Mill.  It's hard to switch gears like that. I've always wanted to build a mini A-frame since they are one of my favorite house designs in real… more »

Half Clocked - The Clocks, part 1

by brae  

I'm going to split the clock posts into a few to make it easier to navigate and manage.  Many of the clocks in Half Clocked were purchased and a few were gifted, but a lot of them were made from kits and spare parts.   Miss Lydia Pickett Cottage Clock -… more »

Half Clocked

by brae  

The wait is over!!  Introducing Half Clocked, my entry in the 2018 Creatin' Contest by Hobby Builders Supply.  Some images in this post can be clicked to enlarge. Click here for a complete list of posts on Half Clocked, including how I made things and… more »

The HC - it's coming....

by brae  

I likely won't be posting until this evening.  I'm still working on final touches and then I have to photograph.  I have some photos at the ready, just in case, but the big reveal won't be until this evening.  In the meantime, here's a sneak peek of the… more »

What's behind Door No. 1?

by brae  

It's the final weekend!  :O  I am off from work for a four-day weekend, and it will be all minis!  Not a bad way to spend a winter weekend. more »

The HC - skylights

by brae  

I was originally going to use Houseworks 8-light windows for the skylights, but one fit perfectly and the other didn't.  Since they would be right across from one another, there was no way to disguise the variation.  I checked the kit windows, and they… more »

Seeking a meow clock

by brae  

I'm gearing up ideas for my next project, and I am going through my old idea lists.  I am much better at snagging things I want when I see them now even if the project is years off in the future and I never get to it.  haaaaaaaaa Below is a cat clock… more »

Sewing in mini

by brae  

Fabricworm is an online shop I frequent, and they are holding a contest (voting link here).  Each entry has 1- 10 stars for casting votes.  In order for your vote to count, you have to rate each entry with stars and then hit submit at the bottom of the… more »

The HC - fireplace insert

by brae  

Since my fireplace is only for show, I made a flat brick insert from egg carton bricks instead of a firebox. I glued the bricks to a paper grid and then cut the insert to fit. Before installing, I painted the bricks Neutral Grey and then used spackling… more »