A Tiny Room for Mother…

This Christmas,  I made a room box for my mom. My husband made the outer wooden box and I made the inner foam box ‘room’. If you want to see a tutorial on how to make a room box, Kris at ‘1 inch minis‘ has a great one to follow. The furnishings are a mixContinue reading “A Tiny Room for Mother…”

An Apothecary Table & Potted Lavender

Recently, I made this apothecary table out of bass and balsa wood. Polymer clay is still my first love, but I thought I might branch out a little…by trying my hand at miniature furniture. My dollhouse needs some furniture, and after all, necessity is the mother of invention. I loved making these so much thatContinue reading “An Apothecary Table & Potted Lavender”

Bringing home da’ bacon!

I have to say,  I’m pretty excited about how this ‘bacon’ turned out!! I made bacon in 1:3 and 1:12 scale. As you can see, the bacon is kind of on the red side before it’s painted. It doesn’t look that hot. It is the paint that gives it realism. I used watered down acrylicContinue reading “Bringing home da’ bacon!”

A Parcel of Goodies

I was out of province for the past week, spending time with my eldest daughter, who had a tonsillectomy. When I returned home I was happily tackled by 3 little ones, my husband, and our fur baby, Lenny. And…as an added bonus, a parcel from Italy was waiting for me too! I had to shareContinue reading “A Parcel of Goodies”

A Dollhouse Cookie Sheet

At some point, I want to get some aluminum sheets to make some baking pans. Since I didn’t have any, I settled for polymer clay. I love polymer clay. But when it comes to dollhouse miniatures, I like using materials closer to the real thing….For the sake of realism. This may lack a bit inContinue reading “A Dollhouse Cookie Sheet”

Maddie Chamber’s Hand Made Hobbit Hole – Bag End from Lord of the Rings

Originally posted on Madshobbithole's Blog:
Aerial View of Hobbit Dolls House Background on Bag End: My name is Maddie Chambers/Brindley and this all began when I was a young child and read the Hobbit for the first time. I believe I was about 10 and I was instantly hooked. My Nanan lent me her…

Polymer Clay Floor Tiles

Do you remember when I started these polymer clay tiles for my first dollhouse? Well, they are finished! And now I am installing them in the upper level of my dollhouse. Installation is near completion and then I will ‘grout’ them with a mixture of acrylic paint and light weight spackle (the fluffy white kind).Continue reading “Polymer Clay Floor Tiles”

Cherrylicious!!

  Yesterday I whipped up a batch of polymer clay cherries. Then I mixed up some cherry sauce from fimo, clay from my cherry batch, and soft pastels. It was my best cherries yet, so I went all out and made a bunch of desserts with it! Two of my favourite cakes; Cherry Cheesecake andContinue reading “Cherrylicious!!”

Tiny Abundance

I’m looking forward to spring. Not just to say “good bye sucky winter!”, but to say “hello  farmers markets!” I really miss fresh Annapolis Valley fruits and veggies. So much so that it inspired this latest creation. The other night I was finishing up season 2 of HBO’s The Leftovers (the weirdest show since TwinContinue reading “Tiny Abundance”

Time to make the donuts…

Valentine’s weekend left me with a full heart and chocolate withdrawal. The only way to get my fix was to make some donuts. It didn’t matter that they weren’t edible, they were still satisfying. The weekend allowed us to put together a small light box from a wooden frame and vellum panels. Until I getContinue reading “Time to make the donuts…”