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..


  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....

  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 :).

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

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

  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

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

  7. Thanks Kathi! It was so simple!