Thanks for the tips, Ravens Snow
! I may just try that Russian punch needle thing. It looks really cool.Knickertwist
, your newest creation looks wonderful so far! I love the little gothic windows on the front. The floors look really great. I think I'm gonna have to do at least one wall or floor in that egg carton stone technique on my next house.
What an adorable tiny house, ysmeine
! It looks like a cozy Christmas hideaway for a lucky little mouse. I really like your furniture. Did you use an old sweater to cover the chair?
Sadly my house did not get completed by Halloween.
But it's very close to being finished! I got some cool star posters hung in the little bedroom. Take some advice from me, though, and do not use school glue on paper printed on an inkjet printer. The colors bled a little but I think it still works since it's a kinda creepy house anyway. What do you guys think? Should I re-do them?
I also made a tiny Ouija board for the bedroom so my inhabitant can commune with the spirits before going to bed. I guess I need to figure out a way to make that little wooden thing that you use with it, too.
I made a tiny crystal ball using bead caps for the little table downstairs but I didn't get a picture of it yet.
I found a lot of cool little things at Hancock Fabric. They've started selling other craft supplies besides just fabric and sewing stuff. I got the cutest little birdcage with a bird on the perch on clearance (woot!) and it has caused me to rethink the layout of the study. I think I'll put it on the little table in the alcove and move the brain down into the kitchen/lab. I want to put the bookshelf against the wall with the little round window. I'm thinking I could cover the window with a piece of paper colored to look like stained glass.
I tried to make a little frame for some tiny canvases I found, but it did not work very well. So I decided to get a framed picture from the miniatures section at Hobby Lobby (which were on sale this week. Yay!) and replace the picture inside with the one I want.
Speaking of Hobby Lobby, they have some really cute mini stuff in their Christmas crafts section, which was on sale for 50% off. I got a garland of miniature holly leaves that I plan on snaking along the outside. I also got some mini Christmas trees and a fairly long little white picket fence. Now I kinda want to do a little Christmas village.
I've also started a new miniature project for my son. He loves moving all the stuff around in my house, so I decided he needs something of his own. At Michael's they have the greatest wooden castle that opens, and I've wanted it for my son ever since I saw it. I finally got it with a 40% off coupon to make for his Christmas present. Another Craftster member did an amazing job making it into Hogwarts here: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=402029.0
Mine won't be that fancy since it's for a 2 yr old. To make it look stone, I'm thinking I'll spray paint it black and then make a stencil for bricks to be painted in gray. I would do the egg carton thing, but I'm not sure how well it would stand up to a toddler. Any advice?