nid_dabeille: bee (Default)
2014-01-05 05:23 pm

blackhouse finished

I finished my blackhouse (crofter's cottage) last month in time to enter it in a competition, but then I immediately turned my attentions to Christmas and never got around to posting the finished pictures here.  (I won't know the results of the competition until February.  I hope I'll win something!)

So here it is, finished at last.

   

pictures )
nid_dabeille: bee (Default)
2013-11-23 09:46 pm

outer walls and some roofing

 I've finished my outer walls and almost finished thatching my roof!  And I made a box bed.

    

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2013-09-23 08:14 pm

roof!

Now I have the underside of a roof!

    

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2013-09-07 06:10 pm

more crofting

I have more walls and floors!  And even doors!

    

walls and floors and doors! )
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2013-08-17 02:49 pm

croft walls and floors

I have walls!  And floors!  And a very silly cat.  Gianni refused to get out of the way for pictures.  I love the first one.  He was playing with a little plant seed or something.



pics )
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2013-06-16 05:21 pm

some crofter dollhouse furnishings

Here are just a couple of the preliminary furnishings I've acquired for the little blackhouse, even though it's not ready yet.  



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2013-06-16 03:41 pm

crofter dollhouse

Once again, gasp, such a long time between posts! But I've been busy working away at things. I got distracted a bit from miniatures by quilting (my other great hobby love) and gardening (my OTHER great hobby love) and reading (ok, probably my greatest hobby love) and various other things.

But my mind is always stewing in miniature juices, even if only on a back burner, and this is a project that I've been thinking of for about 12 years, ever since I first visited the Outer Hebrides of Scotland, Lewis, Harris and also Skye. Oh, so beautiful!!! And a year later, I got to visit them again on a naturalist and historic cruise, including even St. Kilda (which is such a precious jewel of a place) and also Orkney, Fair Isle and Shetland! I fell in love with the history of those islands, and I dreamed that one day I would make a little Scottish islander's croft house, with stone walls and a thatched roof. In Lewis especially there were many old blackhouses that fascinated and enamored me.

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2013-02-02 03:11 pm
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charity house

Long time no post!  I guess I've been busy with other things, but always thinking of you, dear reader!

         

dollhousery! )
nid_dabeille: bee (Default)
2011-05-13 11:27 pm

polar hut and Aubrey-Maturin

Updates of both projects, with lots of pics.

         

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2011-04-22 11:00 pm
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No way!!! Front page again!

I can't believe it, but I was on the front page of Etsy again!  And in the first spot!  Not that the order necessarily matters (apart from wanting to be in the top 12 spots out of 16, because the last 4 spots are just "alternates" if it gets on the front page), but it's nice to be the first one.

Eeek eeek!  I feel so lucky and stunned and surprised and happy.


look! )
nid_dabeille: bee (Default)
2011-04-12 01:01 pm
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Etsy front page!

I was on the front page of Etsy yesterday!  I didn't even know it.  I had to go and look it up.  It makes me happy!



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2011-04-07 08:50 pm

Various minis

After being horribly sick for several weeks, I've finally picked up on miniatures again and have almost caught up with my to-do list.  Almost. 

Most of these are available at my Etsy.

     

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nid_dabeille: bee (Default)
2011-03-05 03:20 pm

rolling pins

Just rolling pins.  The design (though quite ordinary) was inspired by one pictured in the Cape Evans hut in Antarctica, so one of them will be making its home in my polar hut, probably the one with plain handles.



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2011-02-27 02:23 am

enamel, rust, books, bonnets, bullets, etc.

Lots of various things, for my polar hut and for selling in my Etsy shop.

   

many minis )


nid_dabeille: bee (Default)
2011-01-09 07:57 am
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plate rack and cupboards

I was commissioned to make this plate rack and pair of cupboards by the talented Michelle who is making a whole Hogwarts dollhouse.  It was fun to work out the logistics and design with her.  For the first time, I photoshopped my design together for her approval, and then I built it according to those measurements.  It was fun!  My finished product turned out just like my photoshopped image.  I had done something similar with my ambulance volante, but to a much lesser extent.  The computer is such a valuable tool though.  Nearly every item I make gets its own folder, including various reference sources and photos of the thing itself.  The ambulance volante folder has about 137 files, but this cabinet has only 45.

I wish I could see it installed, and see the rest of her amazing dollhouse too.  This will of course go in the kitchen, above a similarly styled kitchen sink with wooden cabinets.



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2010-12-21 06:56 pm
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enamel

Lately I've been enamel crazy.  I've always liked vintage enamel things, like kitchen implements and storage tins etc, and I even own a few retro and actual antique enamel things.  But the last couple of weeks I've been crazy about making enamel miniatures, any free moment in between making my custom orders and doing other things.  In fact, I've been losing sleep over obsessively making enamel things, and so now I'm exhaustified and won't post commentary because I'm too tired to think.  Just pictures mostly.



enamel things )

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2010-11-06 05:30 pm

polar hut furnishings and other creations (plus magazine)

I've been working on furnishing my miniature polar explorers' hut, and some other things.  I've also been featured in a magazine!

     

click! )

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2010-10-16 08:44 pm
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sea chests

I've been making sea chests!

   

see the sea chests! )

Some are still available at my Etsy, honeyandbee!
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2010-09-26 06:58 pm

latest items - furniture, bones, bonnets, copper

Here's an odd assortment of my latest things, which have nothing to do with each other.

        

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2010-09-14 12:17 am

Various miniatures

Here are some miniatures that I didn't get around to posting a while ago, plus some new acquisitions!

      

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