Sunday, October 10, 2010

Odds and Ends and Flowers Too

I've had little time to work on my miniatures lately :( , however I had a wonderful day today doing some small little projects.

Recently I purchased 3 of my favorite books from miniaturebookstore on ebay; The Stand, Da Vinci Code, and James and the Giant Peach. I will be making many of my books but wanted to get an idea of how other people do them too.

Imho no good bookstore is complete without a Starbucks! After all, a girl can't live on books alone! The official sign went up. Eventually there will be a glass display case full of pastries and goodies next to the counter.

Door hardware and kick-plates were also completed. I found some thin brass sheeting and rods at Hobby Lobby. Pretty simple to make and I think they turned out pretty well.

(glue was still wet in this photo..)
Last, but not least, I made some basic window boxes out of basswood and planted some flowers! The little terracotta pots ("aged" with acrylic paints) were found at Michaels craft store in a pack of 4, along with the silk flowers. The only thing missing on the outside (I think) is a sign. Still not sure what I'm going to name it..

8 comments:

  1. I was wondering how progress was coming along. =) The latest additions all look fabulous and I'm still loving those shingles. Wish I could help with the name thing....

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  2. Thank you for following my blog, MM :):). I read what you wrote on your profile and OMG, you were echoing my own feelings and thoughts on why I am crazy about mini-making :):)

    I think this little bookshop you are building will turn out really wonderful ! :). I will be back :).

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  3. Te this quedando fenomenal.
    Las Compras Acierto hijo de la ONU.
    Besitos de mayo

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  4. Te esta quedando fantastica.
    Unas preciosas compras
    besitos ascension

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  5. La fachada está preciosa. Me gusta mucho cómo has puesto el latán de la puerta.
    Los libros perfectos, ahora a copiar con tus manos :)
    Besos Clara

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  6. Wow! The door hardware is amazing! Your shop is going to be so beautiful! Love what you've done so far!

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  7. Thanks Kathi! It was so simple!

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