You see, she makes these great miniatures and does these awesome shows that are ONLINE and thus accessible to someone like me who does not go places. So when she posted about The March Miniature Show I had to go and look.
Yeah... so I did more than look. But I got some awesome stuff. Things that I wouldn't have the first clue about making.
From Taffy and Me Creations I got some really cute modern shelf kits. And a couple of wall art frame/kits. I think one of these might end up in the Craftsman Tiny House and a couple may go into the Downtown Loft.
|Sorry about the glare. I could not seem to get this to behave.|
Wendy's Miniatures was another place with some gorgeous things and I got a couple of cloisonné boxes and two little statues for shelves in some lucky house yet to be determined.
And from Bee Tree Miniatures I got the sweetest little terrariums and a beautiful orchid, plus an adorable bonus daffodil. Thank you Pim!
I also went on Etsy for some gorgeous turned jars and bowls from The Helmers. I was having major trouble showing all the details so I cheated and copied the photos from their site.
I'm set the fireplace aside for now since I'm waiting on some corbels to support the mantel. Planning on making more cabinets and I ordered a few more just in case.
I'm at the point where I need to figure out how I'm going to hinge the back wall anyway. But I also need to cut in some holes for extra windows on either side of the fireplace and one for the bathroom. Plus the door I'm using is slightly smaller than the kit door so I need to fill in the gaps as well.
The tricky part was placement. I had everything all draw out for the windows and realized that the upper openings of the standard kit windows were all on the same horizon. I want the same for my added windows. Erasing pencil and redrawing took a bit but I'm nearly good to go.
I figure I'll trace where the walls meet the floor to get a good idea of my floor space and make the window placements with tape or colors. Then I can take the whole thing apart.
I do all that and I can start working on the outside of the house.
So far my biggest problem is figuring out where I want the stair case. Maybe on the opposite side of the bathroom's back wall. My other option is a ladder. I'm still thinking on that.
Hope everyone else is having fun this weekend!