Archives for: "December 2019"

Happy New Year 2020!

by brae  

Wishing you all a Happy New Year filled with joy and creativity! You might have noticed the absence of the Birds on a Branch rug in the Ivy Hollow Post Office. Once I got past the halfway point with the bird rug, the more I envisioned it in a different… more »

Secret Santas

by brae  

I participated in a swap this year with a group of talented and delightful miniaturists. One of my Santas, Corinne, sent me mini mail and a mailbag that appears to have just come off the train. All of it is so perfect. There were also wartime posters -… more »

Making a 1/12 scale horse - recap

by brae  

Here is a recap post on the transformation of a plastic 1:12 scale Breyer Thoroughbred with links to the past posts below. My horse's name is Jebediah McCants. I looked up the meaning of Jebediah, and it means "beloved friend." McCants is some distant… more »

Mail Wagon - part 13

by brae  

Continuing work on the mail wagon. While I was painting one day, I went ahead and finished up the wheels. I painted them flat white, then gloss Cherry Red by Krylon. I joined the front and back cabin assemblies using strip wood along the inside bottom,… more »

Ivy Hollow - tiny stamps and a postal cat

by brae  

As I was building, the delightfully talented Anna sent me some mini stamps she made. She included real life size prints of the original inspirations as well. One has a biplane in honor of The Aero Squadron Lounge. Another has an RFD wagon. There's even… more »

Ivy Hollow, Rural Free Delivery Post Office - HBS Creatin' Contest 2019

by brae  

Rural Free Delivery has come to the village of Ivy Hollow! Mr. McCants and his trusty equine companion Jebediah will make sure your mail arrives at your home safely and in a timely manner. Register your address at the local post office today! ------ RFD… more »

Making a 1/12 scale horse - part 7

by brae  

Continuing work on the 1/12 scale model horse. As a reminder, this is where I started - a 1:12 scale Breyer Thoroughbred. I've completed Jebediah for pictures today, but I do plan to redo the mane and tail. This was my first time hairing a horse, but I… more »

Mail Wagon - sneak peek

by brae  

We're down to the wire...again. :D more »

Ivy Hollow - windows, updated

by brae  

I ended up adding the mullions, and it transformed the windows instantly. :D more »

Ivy Hollow - tree, part 4

by brae  

I've finished up the tree. :] Love looking up through the branches. more »

Ivy Hollow - tin roof

by brae  

I've made a rusted roof in the past, but this time I needed something that wasn't new but wasn't too old. I used QUICKUTZ We R Memory Keepers adhesive backed metal sheets. Back in 2010, I purchased a similar material in a 12-pack from Hobby Lobby. I… more »

Making a 1/12 scale horse - part 6

by brae  

Continuing work on the 1/12 scale model horse. After the initial primer coat, I fine-tuned the body and then did a final primer coat. I started the final paint with some shadowing. I thought he looked like Batman right here. The hair was accomplished… more »

Ivy Hollow - tree, part 3

by brae  

Continuing work on the tree. Sprouting foliage! :D Good thing I chose autumn, so my tree can be sparse. haaaaa more »

Ivy Hollow - random progress

by brae  

I did a lot of work over the long holiday weekend, and here are a few sneak peeks. I will be writing in more detail on these later. I'm going to paint the final finish on Jebediah in the coming days, so I've masked the eyes again and applied the final… more »

Ivy Hollow - landscaping, part 1

by brae  

I'm not sure what I can accomplish in the next two weeks until I have to stop, take pictures and submit my entry, but I am giving it a shot at least. :D Landscaping takes overnight drying in stages, so I figured I had better get started. I fit the… more »