Tuesday, 29 June 2010

For Sale Page

I've added a for sale page for all the odd handmade pieces I have that are 1/12th scale (the wrong scale for my shop). The first item is a sewing box/table and was made by a friend.
The link is at the top of the page and all the info you need should be listed with more pictures.

Thursday, 24 June 2010

Ledge Caravan - 1/24th scale

This is the ledge caravan as it stands today. It has it's background coat of paint and I will be adding some tiny painted decoration to the outside. I have attatched the carriage lamps and they are working lights, with the wiring passing invisiably through a hole at the back to the inside. No door at the moment - well it did have a door but I took it off because it opened the wrong way.

The oil lamp inside is also a working light. The wires passing around the back of the mahogany cupboards, out onto the seat area and through a hole in the corner or the side of the bed. The back of the seat was intended as the seat, but as I wanted an upholstered seat, I am using it as the back. The wire on the seats will be covered up with upholstery.

The opposite side showing the stove which needs some bling.
The under bed area provides a perfect space for the wiring and battery. I have also cut out a hole for a tiny switch - I didn't want to be taking the roof off and the bed out to put the lights on.

Next job is to solder the wires to the switch and the battery clip.

Tuesday, 22 June 2010

Current Project

My house (that's my real house) is awash with UFOs. No, not the sort that may contain little green men, but the "UnFinshed Objects" of the miniature sort. One of these UFOs is a 1/24th scale Gypsy Caravan or a Ledge Wagon made from a kit from McQueenie Miniatures - they are not cheap but they are well made and have good, clear instructions and I have them on my web site if you're interested.

The idea was to quickly make it up and paint it to give my customers a picture of a finished wagon. But, being me, it was never going to be so simple.

I started to put it together as the instructions and while waiting for glue to dry I researched colours and interiors ready for painting. That's when I saw the panelling on the exterior of the caravans - "that would be so easy to add to my wagon". So out came my tiny strips of wood and my chopper and I chopped and stuck and chopped and stuck.....it wasn't too difficult, but very time consuming. The result was so worth it.

The caravan is never going to be an exact replica but I hope by spending a little more time and a little research, it will give more of a feeling of the Romani life than if I'd just slapped a coat of paint on it.
I have done quite abit more since this last photo and tomorrow I will try and add some more recent pictures.

Tuesday, 15 June 2010

Hello Dolly

Here are just a few of the little 1/24th scale doll's dolls I have recently added to my web site. Of course they would also work as smaller dolls in 1/12th or 1/16th scale. These are the same ones I posted undressed, a few weeks ago. They are made from polymer clay and dressed with fabric, lace and trims.

I only made a couple of little clowns as I wasn't sure these would sell as well as the cute dollies, but, low and behold, I sold one straight away. I will definately make more.

They are shown sat on a 1/24th scale chair which gives you an idea of the size in scale.

If you want to see them all, you will need to look on my shop web site - A Trifle Small

Enjoy :o)

Friday, 4 June 2010

Grandpa and Grandma

Do you remember the 1/48th scale dolls I made along with the "MuffinDolls"? Well I finished dressing them a few days ago and thought I should add a picture.
Grandpa and Grandma. They would be a little under 1.5" if they were standing.
I will be definately making more next time I have the clay out and will be adding some to add to my web shop.