A diary of my intrepid first steps into the world of miniatures.
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Hi and welcome to my blog. I hope you like my new look, I needed a change from black. Here you can share my miniature endeavours, perhaps be inspired by some of my photographs taken in France and of 'real world' treasures that can be made in miniature. My love of parterre-style gardens and study of horticulture made my decision for the theme of my little shop an easy one. I just hope I can successfully interpret my ideas in 1/12th scale!
My first stained miner's couch, dark just like the antique ones I have seen. I quite like it and think it would look great in a more traditional setting, or in an antique shop. This one seems to look good without all the scatter cushions so I think I will list it just as it is and buyers can add there own favourite cushions as they wish. This one seems to have weathered a little over the years with some slight unevenness in the finish so I will keep it and make any to order if there is any interest. I am having fun with these, hope to add more to the range soon, not sure exactly what is left as yet.
Well assemblling furniture I should say, these little miner's couches look so cute made up I thought I would show them. They are a little tricky to assemble, in particular the arms with the spindles, but I am getting better at it.
These will soon be painted and dressed with cushions before winging their way to the new homes.
Here are some pics of items I bought at the Sydney Miniatures Fair last weekend, with the idea of stocking them in my etsy shop. I painted these (they started out that dark red mahogony colour) and I painted a faux marble top on the bombe chest. Trouble is I don't yet know if I can get more. I think I will be keeping these as I really like them but do hope I can find more of them or something similar.
Well, it's back to making cushions and painting settees for now.
I bought this gorgeous shop, photo below, at a Sydney miniatures fair about six years ago and want to personalise it. Have decided on a flower/plant shop with a French theme, hence the name, Petit Parterre. Am currently experimenting with flooring and wallpaper but haven't come up with anything very pleasing so far. I might be in for the long haul with this. Always looking for inspiration though!