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« on: May 03, 2011 09:40:02 AM »


The post office says my swap-mate received her package yesterday, so no spoilers here.

The  Matchbox Swap is all about decorating the outside of a matchbox (yes, the wee little ones) and stuffing the insides of the box with all sorts of wee little crafty supplies

When you participate in the swap and you discover your swap-mate's list of suggested themes include "unicorns" and you just happen to have a wee little unicorn in your stash, the world is all peaches and gravy.

When you accidentally turn the wee little unicorn into a wee little pot-metal puddle...

Fewer peaches, less gravy.

Once I finished the unicorn carnage clean-up, I re-checked my swap-mate's themes list: "flowers, girlie things."

I can do that.

I dug through my stash and found the delicate brass N-Scale conservatory and patio furniture from Langley Models. I mulled for a bit and then converted the conservatory into a gazebo and used it as the starting point for a country garden setting.

Sans unicorn.




I'm compelled to note that the stone wall actually fits better into the side of the hill than it looks like here.  Or it does when the matchbox drawer isn't crammed full of supplies -- but after re-packing the drawer several times,  I just couldn't bear to dump everything for the sake of a picture.

Even I have my wee little limits. Wink





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« Reply #1 on: May 03, 2011 09:54:28 AM »

Crazy amount of detail!  This looks great!
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« Reply #2 on: May 03, 2011 10:02:10 AM »

holy cow! it is tiny - I need a magnifier to admire your ability to put that together.
me and my big fingers would've ruined it... Admire it! <3
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« Reply #3 on: May 03, 2011 10:21:18 AM »

Oh my GOSH that is amazing!
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« Reply #4 on: May 03, 2011 10:36:50 AM »

Like everything you do... AMAZING!! The level of detail seriously makes my eyes cross. You are the true queen of tiny Smiley.
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« Reply #5 on: May 03, 2011 10:44:18 AM »

OH MY GOD! I am a fan of all things mini and this is amazingly cute! I wish it was mine!!!! Grin
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« Reply #6 on: May 03, 2011 11:05:19 AM »

I knew right away from the thumbnail that it was you!  That is amazing work Microjivvy!!!
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« Reply #7 on: May 03, 2011 11:09:57 AM »

I know you claim you aren't a tiny little person, but until I see photographic evidence, I shall continue to believe you are.

This is incredible. I simply had to feature it on Craftster's Facebook page today.  Smiley
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« Reply #8 on: May 03, 2011 11:12:27 AM »

I can see why you morned your unicorn so much.  But it is even more charming/melancholy to know it is haunted by a ghost unicorn!  This is truly amazing *jaw drop*
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I think I'd need a new prescription for my glasses before I could fully appreciate all you've done here.  What a great and intricate piece of work. Your swap-mate is very lucky.
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