Wednesday, March 29, 2017

New Workshop "White Anemones"

Hi everyone, I hope all of you are off to a great start for another fresh week. I am excited to say, I finally completed a piece which I am including in my suite of craft courses. I'm really happy to be able to add this new "White Anemones" to the list of flowers that I will be teaching. :)

I will still require students to take a pre-requisite before they can learn this, because the truth is, anemones are harder to make compared to the daisies. They require more steps, more sculpting and definitely more patience. I believe one should be able to complete this in one lesson, but as always, there may be instances where one can't complete and have to come back for another lesson. And if that's the case, I'll update the sessions required accordingly after I've gotten a few students taking this class to do a gauge.

Happy mid week everyone!

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Dollhouse Miniature Potting Bench

Hi everyone, I hope everyone had a great weekend. I relaxed, and also packed orders. First, I have for the longest time been wondering why I am lacking a reply button in my comments section. It made replying comments difficult. I finally got down to investigate and realized I needed to set my comments to "embedded' before the reply button would appear. There you go! I'm always learning something. :)

Earlier last week, I was working on a potting bench. This piece is inspired by my vision of a french flea market, where old pieces of furnitures are salvaged, refurbished and given a new lease of life. They are then used to display an array of carefully selected eclectic ornaments and knick knacks, curated by the shop keeper. I love such themes dearly.

Here, I just displayed it with a few of my favorite pieces at the moment.

But if you could just see beyond it as a potting bench. it can be used as a dessert table as well. So there is no limitations of using this - which is the beauty of such versatile pieces.

It will be going to its new home! I may be making another piece. This time, how about mint green? It seems to be a favorite color among many people. 

I'll show you when it's done! Meanwhile, have a beautiful week everyone!

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Old piece new feature

One of the fun moments is when you open your cabinet and saw an old piece of work and thought it would be a great fit for a photo opportunity with some new stuff you've been working on. I've been painting on some milk and sugar jars lately. One set in pale pink. And when I saw my old shabby shelf, I knew it fitted in there. So I had to take a photo before mailing some items out to my customer :)

I love that the condition of all the other miniatures, despite it being in my cupboard for many years. Almost forgotten I had this.

The pale pink sugar and milk jars fit here nicely. :)

I have also been working on a potting bench. I hope to take some photos tomorrow.

Have a great week everyone!