Thursday, September 24, 2009

Golen Fingers




Hi, all!! I do not have golden fingers read more and I will tell you why. I have been busy There are more photos here of coarse. I really like this room. I did the gold leaf in case your wondering, by using a krylon pen. I painted the high parts gold, With a gloved hand which is why I am not playing king Midas now. Anyways I rubbed the gold leaf around after ten seconds, any less and it smudges.

As you can see in this one it works great on embossed scrapbook paper, or wallpaper. By the way the molding up top is from classics.

There is shot here shows the billiard area the lights are by miniature house, and are two chandlers, they weren't long enough, so I pulled the wire down and twisted it, that’s all they had before no chain but it looks great. The ceiling roses took some thinking. The regular ones wouldn’t work because with these ones the mounting system is a plastic plate, with wire going through. I could dismantle it, but then I would have to put the plug back in. I am not yet sure how to do that. So I took a thin metal jewelry finding, about as thick as heavy card stock. [Similar ones can be found with scrap booking things] And cut toward the center. I wrapped it around and with double sided tape, acid free of coarse. I pressed down. The ceilings embossed scrap book paper, I think embossing it would be to much.


The shot here show the embossed wall and a blank wall and a hole in the wall. That hole in the wall is where the clock tower will go, inside will be a step up and a seating area. That blank wall will have a square window at an angle. I will do the red and cream walls there too. The embossed wall tuned out that way because the door wouldn’t close with the full base board/shelf. I really like this room

Oh if you noticed a hole in the ceiling/floors, that’s were the stairs will go. And yes that room goes to nowhere, it will eventually, go to a room in progress This shot show the little girls room. That niche will eventually be walled up and will house some of the electrical things. If you look closely, You'll Notice that at the top of the room the floor fro the top floor sticks out. Shelves will some day go there to house dolls or teddy bears. That's how I made the bed fit!
Till Next time,
Lidilstuff
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Monday, September 21, 2009

September Show And New garfeild pics!!

Hi Evey one! Soo what do you think of this stucco? Let me tell you it looks even better in real life! How did I do it? Well, I us old arclic, the lumpy stuff you throw out and sponge it on, EASY! This is a shot of the library Like the chairs? I got them at a mini show, In Edmonton Alberta More pics of what I got and displays here.

I am so happy about this room more pics of the finished room here. The walls are scrap book paper with wood over top. I used grandmas stovers Glue It worked really well, the top trim is embossed trim painted antique white with krylon gold leafing pen rubbed on. The walls come of to access the wiring. That door leads into the little girls room at this landing will be a pool table, on the upper level will bea games table and a pair of chairs a sofa and a couple tables. The trim over top of the book case is held on by wax, for the book shelve comes out and that is where the wiring goes. The who;e room will have parquet floors. The door will Have curtains hanging down. Hmmm, I need to finish that trim around the window. . .

Ill show you one more thing, my roof topper are little plastic dragons, and will [duh] go on the roof, I got those a t a toy store.

Till Next time, Lidil stuff

An award!


Admittedly its a little late and I apologize but I got my first award,
Soo Traci sent this to me sorry it took so long traci.
Herer are the rules

Here are the rules for this award:
Right click and save the image award.
1. To complete the following phrase; I AM A LIGHT AND WANT TO ILLUMINATE. . .
2. Link the blog from where the award came from and leave a message informing that person it has been received.
3. Link and pass the award to five blogs that, in your opinion, are blogs of light.

I am light and want to illuminant the talent that each of has within us. Let us never hide from it, but encourage it and feed it like it is our young. Each person has there own talent, So lets use it people!

This award came from, Random Aspects

I am awarding the following blogs,
Casey's Minis Great ideas and inspiration
The life of a doll. Its hilarious
More Minis, a great read, and she works fast!
Deb Minis, I love her work!
Kathie B's minis a great artist.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

I can explain really!



But why waist your time?? All right today we will make a purse/handbag/etc.

You will need balsa wood strip wood about 2/3rds thick, a knife, some fabric and ribbons of your choice, scissors and of coarse glue.

Step 1

Start with a piece of strip wood preferably balsa wood. About an inch long and an inch tall, mine was an inch and a half.



Step 2 and 3

Slice off the top making a triangle with a square base.

Add a triangular slit in the side be digging in your knife shallowly at an angle, do this twice. Oh don’t forget the other side.

Now is where you get to add your fabric!




Step 4

If you followed the directions then you will need a piece about an inch square, and one rectangle the width of your purse (1 inch) by about 3-4 inches you can cut the excess or fold into a triangle for a flap.



Step 5

Using a toothpick spread glue over top of the wood and wrap your inch square piece around the edge and using a toothpick [a separate one is better no likes glue on there bag] press into the groves


Step 6

Wrap your inch wide fabric around and either cut off the excess or fold into a flap. If there is any excess on the sides cut it off.




Extras

A pocket upfront can be added with a coordinating fabric, by cutting a square and covering it with trim, a handle can be made with lots of things here are some ideas

String

Ribbon

Leather strips

Jewelry cord

Wire

Jewelry findings

Etc.

For an evening bag you just make the purse about half an inch tall, and follow the instructions almost the same. For handles you can use

String

Ribbon

Staple

Leather strips

Wire

Staples

Jewelry findings

Small scale drawer handles.

Sory for the long wait I have been traveling and working a lot in the summer, but I am back now! I will soon post about the mini show here

Bellow is a teaser of what I have done in my spare time.