Thursday, May 7, 2009

Found a fun project...

Every dollhouse needs a box of chocolates! Yes, even one owned by a vampire. Vampires have visitors, you know?

When I found the blog of miniaturist Debbie, I knew I wanted to try her design of chocolate boxes. It didn't take me long, and here are the results:

The one with the black rose is for me; my vampire has a glass counter with sweets in her shop. Who said witches don't like to pamper themselves? So, the box with the black rose will go there.

The other one is for my mother. She simply loves miniature food! As soon as I show her Debbie's design she wanted one for herself. Wish granted!

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Having fun with Jim's Printables

LOL, I couldn't help it! I needed to stuff the counter of my dollhouse shop with money! I know they won't be visible on display, but that doesn't matter.

Since the dollhouse is supposed to be in Knocturn Alley, the central drawer holds the common European currency, the Euro. In the left drawer there are US bills, and the right one holds checks. What a kerfuffle for the accountant that balances the books!

Well, not every customer deals in galleons...

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

A treasure to bookmark

My dollhouse has been a little abandoned in the last days, for lack of new projects to begin with. Today I was just browsing through my bookmarked miniature pages and found a picture of somebody else's witch dollhouse. Out of curiosity I checked it out, and the crafter recommended Jim's Dollhouse Pages, so I clicked and was in awe.

What a wonderful collection of notes and printables to use in your own projects! I downloaded some - my personal favorite were the Money currencies and the Office supplies. I can have some of those in my dollhouse shop! And seeing some of his designs helped me to come up with new ideas to sell in my shop. Isn't it wonderful when somebody inspires you so?

He even has a mailing list, so you can be notified when new designs are added. Fantastic page, so happy that I found it!

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Unexpected finding

Although I try to buy from artisans whenever possible, I am quite fond of e-bay for finding miniatures, specially those of commercial nature. I never expect to find something of true quality of simply pretty there.

But today was an exception. I was looking for single stem roses for a project, and found this:

I fell in love! Although the new nature of my dollhouse doesn't go with this design, I find it truly beautiful. The artist is called Erika, and you can find these designs here. Her shop is well worth a visit; she is truly talented with floral arrangements.