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Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Shabby house almost done!

We have sunny weather here today, so I used it to show you the inside of the house. I have almost finished it, I still need to make garden outside. 
Here's how it looks like today. I made tiles one by one again, so that they would be uneven. Though it is not fully "shabby", I still like it :)

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

light in the living room

Thanks to my husband, there's now light in the living room. It looks great, isn't it? :)

Thursday, December 4, 2014


Hi, and welcome to all my new followers!
I'm working on my shabby house that I have started in April (hope to finish it soon and get serious with the biggest project I have ever had. What's that? Can't tell you yet :) It is an order from my client and it's going to be a great project!)

But for now I still have shabby to finish: Here is a sofa, that caused me lots of trouble - too much details for such a tiny size - but it fits perfectly in a shabby room.
This room is almost done. Few details left. Soon you will see the whole interior. It will also have light in living room.

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Replica of Peace Roombox

There was an order on the "peace" roombox that I mad month ago, so I made a replica. This one will go to France. It is so exciting, to know that my works travel to such different places! :) I already had orders from Russia, Greece, USA, and now France. Great experience :)  

Happy miniaturing,

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

short post about fireplaces.

If you ever wondered, how can you make realistic fireplace in microscale, here is food for thought:
 cut basic shape from poly-clay (this is the clay to bake in the oven)
carve stones or bricks with the needle and bake it
 paint the whole piece with black acrylic paint and gently whipe it off with wet tissue (this way paint will stay in cracks and the stones themselves would be greyish)
These are the two roomboxes that were ordered as a copy of 2013 Xmas roombox

The other way to make fireplace is to cut it from air-drying clay and paint after it dries. You can enclose it into a wall as well, like I did in previous roombox:

Hope it was helpful :)
Happy miniaturing!

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Sofa tutorial

As promised, I'm making my second post, with the sofa tutorial. This is basically how I do all my armchairs and sofas.
1. I'm making the model out of thick paper, cardboard or balsa.
 2. I cut a piece of paper napkin of desired color
 3. Glue and wrap the napkin around the sofa
 4. fold the bottom
 5. Make a few cuts and fold and glue the "face" of the sofa. Sometimes I add sitting cushions
 6. Cut and glue legs (sometimes I use wood and sometimes - micro-beads)
 7. Add pillows and an afgan. The sofa is done!
That same way I made armchairs for my last roombox. Here it is. You can find it on ebay

It's already freezing here. -10 in daytime :( This photo I took yesterday while picking my daughter from school.

Time to dring hot tea and make some minis! :)

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Christmas tree tutorial

Hi everyone!
How's your miniaturing going?)
I must say I'm a little bit dissapointed with ebay. I mean, I found there new owners for my roomboxes, but I didn't know the final value fee is 10%. That is a really huge fee, if you ask me.
On our Russian site that does the same thing that Etsy does - there's no individual fee at all. You just pay $2 once a month and sell whatever you want. I must say, I am shocked at this 10%..

But off with it. Today I wanted to start a small series of posts that will show you, how I do my tiny things. Perhaps someone will find it usefull. I am sorry for the quality of photos - I take them always under artificial light, so they doesn't really give true colors.

Anyway. This is how I do my chrismas trees:
 Step 1. harden the thread with PVA glue (white glue) It would be our stem.
 Step 2. glue it inside the bead on the toothpick.
 Step 3. Wrap the thread with glue around the bead - that would be our basket. Leave it to dry.
 Step 4. Tap it into white flock to make artificial snow. Or just paint the top white or brown :)
Step 5. Gently pull off the toothpick (I removed it, than placed it back just a bit, so that I could hold the tree.) Place the thread-stem inside the basket. Cut the moss to tiny pieces.
 Step 6. Glue the moss to the stem so it would look like a Xmas tree.
 I prefer to put it to place and only then -  add more brunches. This way you can glue them not only to stem, but to the walls.
And here's the finished look :)
And another example:

The roombox with yellow sofa you can find here on ebay
The next tuto would be about this particular yellow sofa :)
Hope it would be useful for anybody, happy crafting!

Thursday, October 9, 2014

A try on ebay

Hi everyone!
I decided to take this important step today: I've listed two of my new roomboxes on ebay. I have no idea, if they'd find their new owner there, but it surelly will be interesting to watch for me. Im quite excited :)
Here are my roomboxes:

As always, they are 144th scale (20x20x20 mm)
You can find more photos here, at my new shop: watermelon room and "Peace" room
Please, let me know, if the link opens incorrectly.
Wish me luck! :)

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Family house is done!

Hi guys! So glad to see you all on my page again!
I've finally finished this huge tiny house and I'm proud to show it to you. I have decided against etsy. My main reason was to make an auction, to see a real price that people would be willing to give me.. But there's no such thing on Etsy :( ebay also doesn't allow it's new members to set a price more than 500$ untill they prove to be trustworthy, so I had no choice other than to go back to my russian shop here:
Unfortunately it has no english version. Just in case any of you would be willing to buy the house - post me and we'll settle it just fine.

I know the price I'm setting is high (900$), but it really barely covers the amount of time spent on the house... So let's see weather the house will find it's new home :)

Anyway. Here it is, and I hope you like it!

 Best wishes