Today I did some more work on the cobblestones, painted the door (yet to be installed), finished the step and the bollards got their first coat of paint. Ever onwards!!
Sunday, 10 December 2017
Posted by Basketcase Miniatures at 22:37
I have finally finished laying and painting the cobblestones. Still have to add a few details like bits of grass and moss etc and I also have to clay the step. Once the bollards have been painted, they will be installed and the chain attached. Slowly but surely coming together.
Posted by Basketcase Miniatures at 01:49
Thursday, 7 December 2017
Having a little fun here!! I got a beautiful doll made by Irina Martin some time ago and at last
got around to making a cart for her to pull along. I also made a few teddies
and thought they would look good in the cart. A pleasant change to be doing
something for myself for a change!!
And here is the dolly - isn't she just gorgeous. I was so lucky to get to Etsy just at the right time. Irina's dolls are so very hard to get your hands on!
Posted by Basketcase Miniatures at 21:25
Sunday, 3 December 2017
I've been playing with handle decorations on this market basket.
Detail of the cross knot at attachment point
Detail of the V knot on the top of handle.
Just some ideas for the students at Castine Guild School to play with in June when they do my class. Really looking forward to it.
Posted by Basketcase Miniatures at 23:17
Saturday, 25 November 2017
Tuesday, 21 November 2017
I have started working on the internals of the two structures I want to get finished for exhibit at the Sydney Miniatures Show in May 2017. I need to get these finished sooner rather than later, as I also need to get stuck into my basket work, but am enjoying doing something different for the moment. However, time is running out!!
|This is the start of the internal workings in Flourish & Blotts. I have another|
1300 books I need to make, which might give me the amount
of clutter needed in the whole building. Should keep me amused
for a little while!
|The right wall of the Venice Canal House completed. I have all the books|
I need for this one!! Also working on bits of furniture to be added.
|A long shot of the room upstairs. The lower floor is his work area and I will show that|
I am happy with progress to date but need to keep going and get both structures put to bed!!
Until next time!
Posted by Basketcase Miniatures at 14:11
Sunday, 12 November 2017
Friday, 10 November 2017
Wednesday, 8 November 2017
Isn't this just beautiful work?
By Rosie Woodley, AMEA Convention Workshop, Hobart, Tasmania, October 2018
Makes my day when I can share my knowledge/experience in miniature basketmaking
and get results like this. My time is not wasted!!
Posted by Basketcase Miniatures at 18:30
Sunday, 5 November 2017
Front part of roof installed along with the dormer window.
A side view showing chimney stack.
Showing ground floor.
Showing the upper floor area.
Posted by Basketcase Miniatures at 00:58
Friday, 3 November 2017
This is Serafina - but she has many nicknames. Some that come to mind are:
Fatty Foofa, Fooda, Fatty Boomba, Fatty Arbuckle - the list goes on. Does this give one the impression that she likes food? It should, because she does!! And she loves hoomans too!
|I'm obviously doing it all wrong!!!!|
Posted by Basketcase Miniatures at 21:42
........installed the staircase today. The stair rail has only been propped up to show it - but it still needs painting and distressing. The ground floor lighting is also being worked on at the same time. Trying to get all the little things done before the roof goes on and it becomes difficult to work in!!
|Mock up of the painted railing - I think it will look ok.|
Posted by Basketcase Miniatures at 01:08
Thursday, 2 November 2017
Tuesday, 31 October 2017
Saturday, 28 October 2017
The following are some pics of progress on this project to date. I have been working steadily during the week - but lots more to be done.
|All the timber framing on ready for claying|
One side clayed
|Other side clayed|
|Brickwork completed on chimney stack|
|Showing the completed chimney stack|
Painting of the chimney stack commenced
|Showing the complete chimney painted|
And that has been my progress to date. Still a lot of work to do but a great step forward.
Posted by Basketcase Miniatures at 01:34
Friday, 20 October 2017
|The light was not so good for taking photos - but more paintwork done on these pieces|
|Light Peter has made for this building. He will be making all the lights for this - thankfully, then I can have what I want!|
|The front now ready for claying. Timber framing completed so ready to move on.|
The door still needs painting.
Posted by Basketcase Miniatures at 00:26
Wednesday, 18 October 2017
|"Hardware" ready for painting|
|Ground floor fireplace - some painting commenced|
|Parts assembled ready for the fun stuff|
|The original doesn't have a chimney so I made one fit.|
|Do you like the clamps - very technical!!|
Posted by Basketcase Miniatures at 23:15