Sunday, March 20, 2011

1:12 scale miniature vintage purple hydrangeas

I made these a while ago. After making purple and pink hydrangeas some time back, I wanted a try at making vintage purple hydrangeas. After looking at many photo resources, I tried my hand at it. It is scary at first, because it's my first try experimenting with several different colours. I'm pleased with the outcome, what do you think of these vintage purple hydrangeas?

I want to try making assortment of different colours of hydrangeas sometime soon...I haven't even tried green yet, so these are on my list soon... ;)

Hand painted petals ...

Saturday, March 19, 2011

1:12 scale trailing ivy

I remembered seeing a small trailing ivy plant in the female washroom. The trailing ivy plant is also known as hedera. I thought it was an artificial plant because the leaves did look artificial from far. Out of curiosity, I touched the leaves and realized they were real! :) The reason why I thought they were artificial was due to the colour of the leaves. The edges of the leaves were actually white, and the greens are irregular patches all around the center. Ever since I set my eyes on that plant, I wanted to try making them in 1:12 miniature scale.

This is the end result. A trailing ivy plant with some white elegant roses. What do you think of them?

I know I have been working on flowers for a while now, and am still largely doing so. It has a therapeutic feeling that comes along with it. It's actually calming and relaxing, and it means so much to me these days especially as I read the updates on what's happening in Japan each day. My thoughts and prayers are with each and everyone.

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Congratulations to winners!

Thank you for taking part in my first 2011 free miniature giveaway! It was heartening to hear the many good responses from everyone.
I'm happy to announce the 2 winners: Lotte and Lainie!
Congratulations and I hope you will love the decals.

I will be contacting you ladies for your postal address.

For the rest, I promise there will be another giveaway!

Have a wonderful week everyone! :)

Saturday, March 5, 2011

DIY 1:12 scale miniature canister labels

My inspiration typically stems from something I can't readily find in the market. I have a fascination with canisters a while now, as you can see. I always envy, and I still do, when I do a google search and see the many pretty ones in REAL life size. And then I would go, oh why don't they have this in dollhouse scale?

As I started making some in dollhouse miniature scale, I decided to try making some decals because it was the key thing. I love the shabby chic, elegant look so I spent a lot of time selecting, trying out colours, making sure the sizes are right.

I got more and more involved as I started making them and can't stop with just 1 style...and ended up with 7 different types. I love pink and all things feminine, so you'll see that most of the designs are a reflection of my style. I'm sure there must be a particular design you like. As if that's not enough, I made 8 different types of canister labels for each style, so you can line up your canisters and display them all. Just imagine how your dollhouse kitchen will look with them!
For a complete elegant, or shabby chic kitchen look, I've added plain designs without words, so you can attach them to your other kitchen utensils!

I'd love to see how your dollhouse kitchen looks like with these DIY miniature canister decals!

To see the whole complete range, please visit my webstore or my artfire store. The miniature canister decals are found here :

Some of my favourite designs: