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.

I went to Hobby Lobby and bought a well-made, locking jar.  It was pricey for a plain glass jar, but I had my 40% off coupon.  :D

I had scraps of wood flooring, so I cut a piece to fit the bottom.  I lined it with black foam core board for stability.  It is held in place with glue dots.

But, the jar had a bump in the bottom that made the flooring unstable.  After some brainstorming, I decided to add a coil of rope in the recess to level the base.  It goes well with the country kitchen theme and disguises the foam core circle.

The hutch base is made from a House of Miniatures Hutch Cabinet that was missing the drawer pieces.  I made a new false drawer front but left the doors off so I could display more minis.  I built the hutch top from strip wood along with some laser cut brackets to add some interest.  Mom likes blue, so I chose Folk Art French Blue.  I added a towel bar from ELF Miniatures and jewelry finding hardware.

The plates, canning jars, vase and cooking set are Hobby Lobby purchased miniatures.

I printed a new cover to make a Betty Crocker Cooky Book, some recipe cards and a wall calendar to add a date to the project.

I printed a wine label for a bottle blank and 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.  I must admit, they do look like the real deal.  nom nom nom!  :D

I searched my minis stash for other items to add - cow pitcher from The Dolls House Emporium, tea pot, rolling pin from Honey and Bee, clock from The Dolls House Mall, and copper pot.  I also added one of my flour sacks and made Bonnie Lavish wildflowers for the vase.

Everything is glued in place.

Since the glass glares a bit, here is a photo of the full setup outside of the jar.

I love how it turned out.

And, so did mom!  :D

I needed this small project to get my juices flowing again.  :D


Comment from: Debora [Visitor]
I love it! What a nice gift for your mom! Of course she loved it :D
05/13/16 @ 19:19
Comment from: azteclady [Visitor]
As with all your scenes, the attention to detail just makes it come alive. It is really lovely.
05/14/16 @ 00:42
Comment from: Amy K. [Visitor]
Beautiful little vignette! I want to try something like this too. I've stagnated on dollhouse work lately. I need to light my fire again.
05/14/16 @ 05:54
Comment from: Claudia [Visitor]
What a great gift idea! Your mom had to be so happy when she saw your creation.
05/14/16 @ 06:23
Comment from: BunnyD [Visitor]
What a great idea Brae! And less tiny pieces to dust for her. Just the top of the jar. It's adorable!
05/14/16 @ 12:11
Comment from: weecutetreasures [Visitor]
This is adorable and a really beautiful, thoughtful Mother's Day gift. The little tea towel hanging at the end of the dresser is such a lovely touch. Love it! Mini hug, Carol
05/14/16 @ 17:14
Comment from: Pepper [Visitor]
What a sweet idea. No doubt your Mum is thrilled with it - I bet she takes every opportunity to show every visitor to the house how talented her daughter is =0)
05/15/16 @ 02:21
Comment from: Sheila [Visitor]
Wow! So nicely done. It fits perfectly and I love the color. Great idea!
05/15/16 @ 08:32
Comment from: brae [Member]
Thank you!!! :>>
05/16/16 @ 08:58

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