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Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Small log cabin on the stone

Hi everyone! I am proud to share my latest piece finished just today. It was a challenge for me because of it's size, but I am happy with the result. But let me tell you a short story first.

I was waiting for a train on a station two weeks ago. It was snowing and wet and I had 10 more minutes before the train. I looked at my feet: there were all kinds of stones there - you know, the usual ones that are everywhere you go. And I thought - hmmm, interesting, why noone is doing micro-minis on such stones? They are easy to find and provide great surface... The train came but I still managed to grab one stone and toss it in my pocked. (It was pretty dirty and I had to clean my hands all the way to the next station :) )

At home I washed it with soap and was happy with it's look:
 It was pretty heavy, but I didn't pay attention to it. I went to and found some inspirational photos for a small log cabin. Like this one:
I was eager to get started! I have drawn the plan of the house, sit at my desk... And found out that if I make this cabin in 1:144 it'll be so big that it'll cover the whole stone! But I wanted to make a garden too... I was close to ditching the project, but curiosity won: Can I make it again smaller? I've sketched another plan and started working:

Formed tiny house, made curtains and hung paintings:

... I didn't do any more in process photos, so let's imagine a little magic here...

Last, but not least - the size :) I suppose it is circa 1:288, the house itself measures 15mm x 10mm x 14 mm

And this is how I work. At night. In a huuuuuge mess! :)
Thx for stepping by! 
I hope I've inspired someone for seeing tiny treasures where you have never expect to find them :)

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Opening of the shop

Wow! I am so excited!!
Today I've put my works into online shop on a Russian handmade website and already sold my first work! That's really fascinating:))
The first work that I've sold is the smallest Christmas roombox, the one with the "stone" fireplace. I've sold it for about 55$. I know it's not much, but I am only taking my first steps in this, and really happy with the result!
That's the 1st time I sell something that I have made myself!
Thanks for listening to this scream of joy :)
Love you :)

Monday, October 14, 2013

AND... done!

Less words more photos :)) (And my special thx to Hannah, who was the only one to tell what she sees on the fireplace. indeed, it was a doll for dollhouse for dollhouse. Hannah, thank you so much! I'm glad to have readers like you :)
 On the coin to see the scale.

 cups and dishes are hand painted. There's a candle on the shelf of a fireplace, though you can't really see the wick
 dollhouse on the shelf. again :)
 That's this thing where one stores frewood for the fireplace. I hope it's more or less unterstandable :)
And the whole set:

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Furnished roomboxes

My roomboxes are fully furnished and ready for filling with tiny details. Here they are:

 Can you tell what is it on the fireplace? Or is it no use to go in such tiny details? :)

Friday, October 4, 2013

a sneak peek into work in progress

Thank you so much for all your lovely comments, I appreciate them so much :)   Here's where I'm at with my Xmas roomboxes. Their base is 20x20 mm, height of the one with stone fireplace is 18 mm, the other's - 20mm
My husband ordered me some wood (I believe it's called veneer?) from ebay and I'm so happy with it - it offers much more genuine look of the furniture and flooring. 
Today I've painted some watercolors that you can see on the walls. They make them look much more cozy:)