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« on: July 06, 2006 06:25:29 PM »

This wee tea set is a birthday gift for my friend, Eunice.  I set it on the spool of thread to show how small it is.  This is my third polymer clay project.  I am still relatively new to this, so I would really appreciate your input!


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« Reply #1 on: July 06, 2006 06:35:59 PM »

aaw, so cute!
« Reply #2 on: July 07, 2006 08:19:36 AM »

Your third project?! I could never do that in a million years!! Great job!
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« Reply #3 on: July 07, 2006 08:23:29 AM »

Meghan, the tiny tea set is adorable Cheesy  Is the lid to the teapot removable?

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« Reply #4 on: July 07, 2006 08:30:16 AM »

That's amazing!
How did you manage the details on the teapot and cup>?

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« Reply #5 on: July 07, 2006 08:53:17 AM »

you polymer clay people are superstars!!  I think you should enter the Craft Challenge - the one for a "tiny craft," no more than 2" in any direction.  I want to see tons of cool clay stuff entered so taht I can then PM you and beg to trade for your creations!   Grin  (I'm currently obsessed with miniatures.)

« Reply #6 on: July 07, 2006 09:24:56 AM »

Thank you all for the wonderfully kind comments & compliments!   Cheesy

[Is the lid to the teapot removable/quote]
No.  I had considered making it removable, but i couldn't get it to stay on quite right, so eventually I gave up and just sealed it on!

How did you manage the details on the teapot and cup
I am guessing you mean the "painting?"  I just used tinier than tiny pieces of clay and laid them onto the surface in the pattern I wanted and then carefully blended them in.  I was surprised at how well it worked! 

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So am I!  The smaller the better!  Polymer clay, dolls, quilts, anything....Small makes me smile! Grin



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« Reply #7 on: July 07, 2006 12:21:38 PM »

Great little tea set!!  And I love the presentation on the spool "table" too... makes me think of Beatrix Potter  Cheesy.

The flower images on them are done really nicely too.  (Have you thought of using cane slices, slice "painting," or painting with diluted clay, sometime instead?)

I have to ask too about the quilt blocks in your avatar too ...did you do them?  If so, are they appliqued or mini-foundation pieced, or what?... love to do the mini-foundations  (...btw, as a mostly-former quilter, my wallet is all too familiar with the fabrics sold at your website! Shocked)

Since you're into sewing and quilting but new to polymer clay, if you're not already familiar with them, you might be interested in checking out info on making clay buttons, sewing polymer sheets, duplicating various quilt techniques and block patterns in clay (including caned quilts blocks and mini-quilts, bargello, applique-onlay, etc.), and creating clay "fabrics" of all kinds. 

(I can give you pages at my website that deal with all those, plus stuff on miniatures, if you're interested.)

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