Tuesday, September 28, 2010

My small success...

as you know, I have been working on my 1/4" scale room box. Tonight I have been working on making a plant to put into my scene. I am really happy with the way that is turned out. The photo is poor lighting, but it is in focus & you can get the general idea. It is sitting on the coffee table from my previous post & the "vase" is a pretty shiny silver. (you can click on the photo to make it larger)

I like the white "flowers" on it, but I think it would be just as good with pink, purple, blue, or any other flower color! I am actually just excited that the whole thing did not fall apart! Please let me know if you have any suggestions on how to improve...

Take care~!

Sunday, September 26, 2010

1/4 Inch scale room

Well, as I told you in my last post, I have several projects that I need to get finished up soon, one of which I am really not inclined to finish at all. I have had so much trouble getting inspired to work on this one. So I decided to get that one finished first & out of the way. I have been working on getting my 1/4" scale roombox done. I had ordered the furniture kits earlier this seek & received them on Saturday. So I stained them & them put them together. Below are the finished pieces of furniture.
(you can click on any photo to make it larger)

This is the mission style chair which I am not really happy about, it did not come out as straight as I wanted it to, but it was my first kit that I had done. I havent decideed if I will actually use it in the room or not.

This is the coffee tabel that goes with the set. It turned out ok, although I did not think the legs would be angled. Oh well.

This is the rocking chair which I got to put on the front porch.

This is the couch in mission style like the others. This one came out the best I think.

Here is the roombox itself. It has a front porch wtih grass on it, but i did not take any photos of it. I Still have a bit of the finish work to do, but the inside is basically done. Then all I have to do is add the furniture.

Here is the fireplace. That was fun to put together! The little logs inside are so small, they fit inside my fingernail.

A friend of mine wants to make the cushions for the furniture, so hopefully that will add a littel bit more to the room. I also found a tutorial for doing some 1/4" scale plants using painted fake eyelashes for the greenery. I will try to work on those this week. When I get them done I will post some pictures.

Well, that is all I have for now. Take care!

Thursday, September 16, 2010


Well, it seems that life is really just trying to kick my butt right now, so I rarely have time to post anything here, but I will keep trying. It may just be random for a while until things settle down here. Both my kids have started new schools, my son starting middle school & my daughter starting high school, so we are just now starting to get into a routine with their new schedules & activities and such. I have also started a new chores routine which we are ALL getting used to, but hopefully that will get easier with time. Work .... is just crazy right now, but as always with business, it is good to be busy! SO, between all of my real life stuff going on, i really am having trouble finding time for miniatures.
I do have several things I am slowly working on at the moment. In our miniature club, we do a show every two years for the residence of the place where we meet. (an assisted living facility) So I am trying to come up with some items to show there. I have my toy store that is done, but we have been working on this 1/4" scale room that they (the club) wants to show as a group, so I am trying to make sure those get done by mid October. I really don't like working in 1/4" scale, but this is my first time so it is slow going. I would also like to finish up our project that we started at state day to display at the show as well, but we will see how that goes.....I had already decided what I wanted to do with my scene, but I don't have time to do that, so i may rough finish it for the show & then redo it later to do what I really wanted to do. I will try to get some photo's this weekend and get them posted. Until then.... take care!