Monday, January 30, 2017

New Beginnings

Hello, Dear Ones. I've been very busy as of late. My tiny dainty talented fingers have been going to town making little miniature sofas.
 This was my first set and I fell in love with my little sofa but that love melted away very soon because it's just a little too large! Didn't I measure? 'Course I did but it's too large for my mini dollhouse shelf living room. But before I realized it I made the little matching winged back chair - too large! What an idiot I am! I worked on these little suckers all day and that's the thanks I get - too large! Oh, well, you live and learn. So...
I made another set using a pattern from a mini book I found at a thrift store. I didn't have any more of the red and white check because it was a tea towel, I'm so talented like that  you know! :) So I measured really well this time and used some ho hum fabric for the sofa just in case it didn't turn out. 
 Well, it's not perfect but that's okay because it's so little. Doesn't it look like a 1940s style sofa? The trim really doesn't match very well but I had to cover up some boo boos so there it is!



Well, I decided to make a pair of little chairs using the same pattern. I think they turned out just darling! You're really supposed to use fabric with small prints for your upholstered pieces but I wanted to be a little daring so I used a larger print and centered the large roses on the seats and backs.
 I added trim too! I found this little cording at the dollar store. There are three colors in each pack and they're just perfect for mini-ing.
 Added some more trim around the base of the front and now it almost looks like a recliner! I'm just so smart! Please know I'm just teasin'...
Now I'm going to show you my fireplace. I bought this at Hobby Lobby and it was just natural wood ready to be painted. Well, I painted it white and it just looked like something was missing. So, being the most talented one I am, I've told you that already :), I printed out some little red brick paper and modge podged in inside the fireplace and around the opening. I think the brick makes it look so much more realistic. Speaking of realistic...the burning fire is not!


Oh, well, I'll have to work on that fire. Then...
 I made some lamps! This is really not finished as I'm going to put a gloss coat on the base. I glued together two wooded thingys, then painted with a metallic gold paint and it just didn't look right. So out with the red and black paint. I left a little of the gold showing at certain places. I took some red and white checked card stock and made my shade and added a little trim.
 Then while walking around in Walmart I spied these little wooden thingys that are pulls for your chains on ceiling fans and thought "lamp bases"! So another little lamp was born.
 I've gathered all of my newly made pieces to show you.
I have poked them into the living room of my dollhouse shelf so you can see how they look. Lola loves her new living room furniture and that is as close to the fire that little Tang is gonna get. She is a little afraid of singeing her most gorgeous orange fur!

Be a bunch of sweeties,
Shelia ;)

I'll leave you with a little Note Song ~

We've Only Just Begun

We've only just begun to live

White lace and promises
A kiss for luck and we're on our way
(We've only begun)
Before the risin' sun, we fly
So many roads to choose
We'll start out walkin' and learn to run
(And yes, we've just begun)
Sharing horizons that are new to us
Watching the signs along the way
Talkin' it over, just the two of us
Workin' together day to day
Together
And when the evening comes, we smile
So much of life ahead
We'll find a place where there's room to grow
(And yes, we've just begun)
Sharing horizons that are new to us
Watching the signs along the way
Talkin' it over, just the two of us
Workin' together day to day
Together
Together
And when the evening comes, we smile
So much of life ahead
We'll find a place where there's room to grow
And yes, we've just begun
~ sung by The Carpenters