Thursday, February 28, 2013

Miniature Dollhouse Furniture - 1:12 Scale Kitchen Cabinet

Working on miniature dollhouse furniture gives me immense joy, and I get so happy whenever I get to finish a piece each time.

When I first started out this piece, I had a vision of something soft blue ~ and that's why this piece is predominantly painted with a really soft blue shade. Knowing it would be pretty dull if I painted the entire piece the same colour, I broke up parts of it where I can introduce another colour in - white.

I also wanted the center hollow part to be highlighted and  thus picked a floral wall paper that matches this colour scheme. I like this look :)

The cabinet doors are completely functional - it was a challenge for the upper doors, since they were much smaller and comes with a see through pane where you can peer into the shelves ;) But I believe it adds a charm to this piece.

I personally like the detachable countertop which can be removed conveniently if you choose to. But I can imagine your doll working on something yummy and need that little extra countertop :))

Making things like this is exciting - I like transforming things and making them into a visual treat. I like looking at home decor websites and take elements from here and there and putting it into pieces like this.

So yes, I believe I'm gonna make more of them, and of course for myself too. Just wondering if I should attempt a pink theme, what do you think? Too feminine?

This piece of miniature dollhouse furniture can be found in the Miniature Kitchen section of my shop or Etsy shop.

Monday, February 25, 2013

Shabby chic dollhouse furniture - 1:12 Scale Cabinet

Just completed this shabby chic dollhouse furniture featuring a 1:12 scale cabinet! Fresh from my workshop and ready to be shipped :)))

While making this piece, I had another idea to explore another colour scheme, I can't wait to try, so that will be in my to do list soon!

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Blythe Doll Furniture - Cake Display Shelf - Part 2

I finally finished my second Blythe doll furniture! The second cake display shelf is a little smaller in width as requested by my customer.

After I finished it, I remembered to take photos and jot down measurements in my sketch book so that I will have a reference if I am asked to reproduce it again at a later stage. I do have my 1/12 scale dollhouse miniature cake shelf as a reference, but for such a big cake shelf for Blythe Dolls, I just don't have that much storage space at home to make another to store.

At this point, I am not sure how it will be positioned in the store or room box, but I did mentioned to my customer that it can be positioned as a L shape counter too if she desires. :)

You will notice that the space between the bottom tier shelf  and top tier shelf is deliberately made wider (more space in between). That is because my customer has measured her cakes and some of them came with cake stands and therefore are taller, so she wanted to ensure that there is enough space to place them in without feeling cramped.

Ruki was happy to be a model for this, as she was a curious cat wondering why on earth is this cake shelf so huge yet empty :D

Ruki posing in front of the cake shelves!

Monday, February 18, 2013

Blythe Doll Furniture - Cake Display Shelf

This is my very first attempt to make a Blythe doll furniture - a cake display shelf !!

If you know, Blythe dolls are large - very large according to my standards. I saw them in a local shop way back then and they are maybe like 25cm?

I don't have a Blythe doll, so crafting something like this is a challenge to me.

Thankfully my customer is willing to provide me with all the measurements. I put the measurements into a simple design layout and made sure my customer understands what it means when you want different measurements for certain sections. It depends what kind of layout you want for you cake shelf.

I worked on the wood fervently during the chinese new year holidays. But I needed to get the plastic sheet from the craft store after it re-opens after the holidays. After searching all the branches, it was found that they ran out of stock entirely. :(

I went home and decided to see if I get lucky with what I have in stock. I still have 1 sheet left, but it means there is is NO room for mistakes....

Before I cut it, I had to measure it a few times to make sure it was all precisely measured.

I cannot tell you how much of a relief it was for me when this piece was completed perfectly. I still have another one shelf to go - which I have another plastic sheet available, but it's not so thick. It should work since it is a smaller shelf.

This probably doesn't give you an idea of its actual height, but it's a little over 15cm tall. 

I will try to take another photo with my Lati so it gives you a perspective of the height :)

Friday, February 15, 2013

Dollhouse Miniature Supply - Pistachio Nuts Supply Kit for Miniature Cakes

While working on a dollhouse miniature cake a little while ago, I suddenly had this idea to develop the pistachio nuts into a supply kit for those who are making dollhouse miniature cakes ^^

I created and put one up on my site for sale, and it was snapped up almost right away :)

I made it really super easy for all to use.

How to use:
  • Simply slice a few thin slices off each cane and dice them into smaller bits. 
  • Apply a thin layer of glue on your cake and glue the bits onto your cake.

No fuss, No baking required!

This is suitable for both air dry clay and polymer clay projects. But for polymer clay projects, just make sure that this is the final step for your project. Use this supply kit AFTER you have baked your project, since this doesn't require baking.

I wasn't sure back then if there would be a demand for it so I just tested it.

And I have also received feedback from Luned Davis who have purchased and used it which made me really happy. ^^ Feedback can be found in my Etsy shop or on my Facebook Fan Page.

"The canes have arrived and I am delighted would recommend them to everyone but that is only to be expected as everything you make is wonderful and I am delighted with my many buys from you. Thank you so much."

This pistachio nuts supply kit is currently available in my Etsy shop


Sunday, February 3, 2013

Hydrangea in hair - Lati Yellow Dolls Accessories

Putting hydrangea in hair is something I've been thinking about making for my Ruki. But then again, it was a matter of not having time plus I've not figured out what's the best way to execute it.

It does amaze me sometimes that how one unrelated project would lead me to ideas for another unrelated project.

I was working on life size macarons for the past weeks and it gave me the opportunity to explore larger scale flowers. I was very pleased and thankful for the opportunity given, for I might never have gotten the idea of implementing this hydrangea hair accessory for Ruki.

This hydrangea flower accessory for Latidoll will only work well on some wigs. I've tried a couple, and let me explain why it won't work with every wig. It's not because of the flower accessory per se, but because some wigs have bangs, and the hair texture on wigs is not soft and natural like human hair, so after tucking the hydrangea flower accessory behind the ear, the bangs would be sticking out and covering it. If you try arranging the hair style, it just looks weird and out of place. Therefore, you need to try experimenting with a few wigs and see how it will look on your doll.

I wear it by tucking it behind Ruki's ears and quickly covering it with the wig. :)

This particular one has been reserved, but I will be listing another one in my shop soon, so look out for it if you're interested. :)