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Topic: I am Sherlocked - 221B Baker Street Altoid Tin  (Read 4926 times)
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« on: January 20, 2014 08:03:47 AM »

My new year did not start off well. I was sick as a dog and stuck in bed for a few days BUT I used that time wisely to watch the entire series Sherlock. Benedict Cumberbatch is now my newest imaginary boyfriend and I am smitten with all things Sherlockian. It's not often that I create something for myself, but since dear old Sherly (that's what I call him... we're besties) pulled me through my life threatening illness (not really but let's go with it) I thought I should commemorate and celebrate our relationship in some way Wink

A 221B Baker Street Altoid tin seemed appropriate.



The numbers are a tad wonky but I didn't want to 'cheat' and just use print outs, I wanted to use materials on hand so they've been made with bits of bent wire.



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The chairs have to be removed to close the tin. I'm sure with some fiddling I could get them to fit but it's just going to sit in my studio so I'm not too worried about it.

Here's a penny for size reference...



Some of the important Sherlock details that are included: violin and bow (very hard to see but it's beside the fireplace), skull, correspondence jabbed onto the mantle, slipper for hiding cigarettes, books, file folders, papers strewn about, portrait beside the fireplace (face from a postage stamp), tiny bat specimen.





I really loved making this tin. It was so fun to pour over the little details. I think I'd like to make another, larger diorama of 221B and go REALLY crazy  Wink
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« Reply #1 on: January 20, 2014 08:17:21 AM »

I sense a wee house coming on... lol. This is fabulous, as usual Smiley. Glad you're feeling better!
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« Reply #2 on: January 20, 2014 08:49:57 AM »

Simply amazing, Knicker! To every little detail it is spot on.  Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: January 20, 2014 08:55:39 AM »

Amazing! As everything you make, I wish I could be that tiny to live in this tin  Sad
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« Reply #4 on: January 20, 2014 09:12:44 AM »

It is so wonderful!  The amount of detail is incredible!  So inspiring! 
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« Reply #5 on: January 20, 2014 09:13:36 AM »

I am Sherlocked, too! I adore Benedict to the point of... um, let's not call it obsession, exactly...

This is so much fun!
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« Reply #6 on: January 20, 2014 09:23:55 AM »

let's not call it obsession, exactly...

I prefer a healthy and reasonable (not at all mental) appreciation of a worthy recipient. And by golly he is worthy  Kiss
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« Reply #7 on: January 20, 2014 10:01:16 AM »

Freaking amazing. I love it!
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« Reply #8 on: January 20, 2014 10:41:34 AM »

Absolutely adorable!
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« Reply #9 on: January 20, 2014 10:58:22 AM »

Just saw it on your blog. It's quite delightful!!!
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« Reply #10 on: January 20, 2014 11:00:01 AM »

Thanks everyone Smiley I appreciate it xoxo
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« Reply #11 on: January 20, 2014 11:58:07 AM »

This is SO great even just as a room in a tin, but then you add the Sherlock Effect and WOWZERS! Swoon-worthy.
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« Reply #12 on: January 20, 2014 12:55:59 PM »

It's great, Knickers!
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« Reply #13 on: January 20, 2014 01:16:44 PM »

Well, you've done it again. All your teeny tiny details are so spot on. I just featured this project on Craftster's Facebook page. Thanks for sharing. Smiley

Oh, and I'm glad you were cured of that "life threatening" disease.
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« Reply #14 on: January 20, 2014 01:36:26 PM »

Oh, and I'm glad you were cured of that "life threatening" disease.

You can thank Cumberbatch for that. There's no way I would have pulled through without him.
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« Reply #15 on: January 20, 2014 01:44:48 PM »

Sherlock saves the day again!  You did an amazing job (as always)!  Love it!
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« Reply #16 on: January 20, 2014 02:29:01 PM »

I love it!

I'm not the fan kind of person, but I do believe Cumberbatch's Sherlock is worth it.
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« Reply #19 on: January 20, 2014 04:39:19 PM »

OMFG this is amazing. It's so detailed for being included into such a tiny box! I am impressed, and inspired.
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Awww. that's so cute! I made a faity door for a swap of the 221B door, and I also did not want to cheat on the numbers. I looked everywhere for some that matched, but nothing was quite right. I wound up hand drawing them with a gold sharpie. It showed up surprisingly well.

I love this little scene, it is so authentic!
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« Reply #21 on: January 20, 2014 07:37:02 PM »

Great to see another KnickerTwist work of miniature genius...well, big genius, just on a miniature scale Smiley. This is awesome and I can't believe how teeny it is!!
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« Reply #23 on: January 22, 2014 10:16:39 AM »

Oh, and I'm glad you were cured of that "life threatening" disease.

You can thank Cumberbatch for that. There's no way I would have pulled through without him.

Was it his therapeutic cheekbones or maybe his remedial bum? Whatever the cure, it's good to see you on the mend and creating more brilliant things.
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This is amazing. I never saw an alotid tin live and didn't realise how tiny everything is until I saw the penny for comparison picture. I especially love the violin and bow, it wouldn't be a true Sherlock home if they weren't there.
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« Reply #25 on: January 23, 2014 04:45:27 PM »

Love it!  I could see a whole series of these based on places from favourite books/ shows.
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« Reply #26 on: January 23, 2014 05:54:15 PM »

Thanks so much folks Smiley

Was it his therapeutic cheekbones or maybe his remedial bum?

I think it was the soothing purrrr of his voice and the cooling blue of his eyes... and his bum... most certainly his bum  Wink
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Thanks so much folks Smiley

Was it his therapeutic cheekbones or maybe his remedial bum?

I think it was the soothing purrrr of his voice and the cooling blue of his eyes... and his bum... most certainly his bum  Wink

You mean those piercing blue eyes of an ice dragon?
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You mean those piercing blue eyes of an ice dragon?

What was that? Sorry, still thinking about the bum  Tongue

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« Reply #29 on: January 26, 2014 08:39:50 AM »

Love all the little bitty details.  This is what you make when you are sick?Huh  The most I produce when I am sick is mucous.
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« Reply #31 on: January 27, 2014 12:48:32 PM »

Amazing!  Sherlock has been on my to-watch list for a while... I think you may have just bumped it up a few notches...  Cheesy
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Congratulations! This has been chosen as a Featured ProjectSmiley
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« Reply #33 on: January 31, 2014 06:35:15 AM »

I don't know anything about the reference but it looks great! The tiny little details are amazing.
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« Reply #35 on: February 02, 2014 11:07:13 PM »

Lovely, adorable, cute. I love the idea and the execution.
I am wondering about the altoid can: do they withstand humidity and salty air well or do they rust?
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Lovely, adorable, cute. I love the idea and the execution.
I am wondering about the altoid can: do they withstand humidity and salty air well or do they rust?

Thanks!

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« Reply #38 on: February 11, 2014 08:04:27 PM »

SOOOOO impressively adorable. i'm positively smitten over the details.
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