Tuesday, 25 September 2012

New Project - Santa's Work Shop!

Hello Everyone,

Hope you are all well. I have been very busy last week preparing school uniforms and stationary for Matthias and Raquel. Matthias started school yesterday. It was very heart breaking seeing him go and Raquel will start next Monday for the first time ever. The house will be like a tomb without them. Thank God Leah will be keeping me company. Last Sunday my little Leah was baptized and tomorrow morning she will be 4 weeks old.

Today I am going to share something totally new. I have been working on it for the past week. I wasn't sure if I was going to start it or not. I had a Dolls House Emporium kit stashed in a wardrobe called the Retreat which was put away for a Christmas project. Being a small project I decided to start it off. I still don't know if it will be ready before Christmas. I have decided to call it 'Santa's Work Shop'.

The Retreat Kit

Dry Built
So First I have dry built the kit to see the size of the whole thing and I to see what I needed to to get to start it off. I will be doing some alterations to the stair case as it eats a lot of space especially on the top floor and probably I will be also altering the roofs and porch. 

I have started working on the facade. As I wanted a wooden effect on the outside of the building, I have purchased these cheep lolly pop sticks to use them for the front of the property. So I trimmed the lolly pop sticks and started sticking them to the front. Then I stained them and varnished it. I was quite pleased with the outcome.

Trimming the ends of the lolly pop sticks

Wall paneling with the lolly pop sticks

Staining and Varnishing the front

 I have made two Christmas Tree Pots  out of polymer clay which are going to be placed on the front porch. I have also hand painted the pots. 

Christmas Tree Pots made by me with polymer clay

The pots have also be hand painted by me. 
I have painted the windows and the door of the front with Christmas green and walnut stained varnish. I made two candy canes out of polymer clay and stuck them to the door for handles. I removed the cross section from the top round window. I have found a Christmas stained glass design which will fit in perfectly for this project. I just hope I will manage to draw it on the plastic sheet.

The front so far

The stained glass window design
This is what I did so far. I hop you all like it. There is still a lot of work to do so please keep tuned.

Take Care,

Rebecca xxx

Tuesday, 18 September 2012

Polymer Clay - Miniature Kitchen's Table Display!

Hello Everyone,

Hope that you are all well. Firstly I want to welcome two new followers of my blog. Welcome Gleise and Chris!  

I have been very busy in the past few days. Matthias and Raquel soon start school so I have been preparing their uniforms, books and stationary. Will be missing them a lot. Baby Leah has been very good and tomorrow she will be 3 weeks old. Time flies.

So far I haven't started building Wood Cutter's Cottage. But it won't be too long before I get started. At the moment I am just preparing the stuff I need for it as in wall papers and flooring, lighting, furniture and accessories.

I am also thinking of starting a smaller project for Christmas. I have been thinking about it for quite some time now and I really want to involve my children in it. I wish to spend some more time with them especially now that they start school. So fingers crossed that I might do it. 

Today I will be sharing with you some more polymer clay miniatures that I did during this past week. I have done some pots and pans and a food preparation table that will be set up in Wood Cutter's Cottage. 

My food preparation display
I have done a kettle, colander, pots and pans in copper color which I have placed them in the lower shelve of the table. Then I did the food preparation table which took me quite some time to complete.

I have done a bunch of flowers in a vase,  A pot with tomato sauce and a wooden spoon. The spinach filling in a bowl. A rolling pin and pieces of dough, Unfinished spinach ravioli, Copping board and cutter with uncut ravioli and some finished ravioli. Everything you see is made with polymer clay by me. 

The Kitchen's table set up for Wood Cutter's Cottage

The Ravioli Preparation Setup

Pots and Pans in the lower Shelve

I am quite pleased with the outcome of the whole set up. The tiled wall will also be used for the Wood Cutter's Cottage. I hope you all like it.

Please keep tuned for more updates. 

Tale Care and See you soon.

Rebecca xxx

Tuesday, 11 September 2012

Polymer Clay - White and Blue China miniatures!

Hello Everyone,

Hope you are all well. Baby Leah seems to be settling down with the rest of her family. She is a good baby and has gained weight too. She spares me some minutes for myself where I can spend it on my miniatures and projects. 

I haven't started building the Wood Cutter's Cottage as I think it is still not the right time to take the plunge. I would like to first settle my other two kids Matthias and Raquel at school. Their schools start in a couple of weeks. I will be missing not having them with me through out the day. Thank God Leah will be keeping me company. So while they are at school I might start building it. So at the moment I am just making small miniatures out of polymer clay.  

Today I wanted to share with you what I have done during the past week. I have made some White and blue china for my Wood Cutter's Cottage. I really enjoyed doing these as personally I also love the same type of china. After baking the clay I hand painted the design and gave them a glossy finish.

My White and Blue China made out of polymer Clay. 

So I have done:

  • 4 Dinner Plates
  • Serving dish
  • 4 Soup Bowls
  • 3 Canisters:'Sugar', 'Tea' and 'Coffee'
  • Jug
  • Utensil Holder and 3 wooden spoons
  • Tea Pot
  • Small Milk Jug
  • Sugar Bowl
  • 4 Cups and Saucers 
Probably I will be using the same dresser for Wood Cutter's Cottage as the set fitted in perfectly.

I am really pleased with the outcome of these miniatures. Hopefully this week I will be making some pots and pans for the cottage. So keep tuned for more.

Will be seeing you very soon. 

Take Care,

Rebecca xxx

Monday, 3 September 2012

Polymer Clay - Stone Ware Miniature Accessories!

Hello everyone,

Sorry for not posting anything last week. I've missed you but I had a duty to my little baby. On the 29th August at 5:50 a.m. Princess Leah decided to come 2 weeks earlier to the world. Both baby and I are fine and in good health. We came from hospital last Friday and we are getting along just fine. It feels good to be back home from hospital with the rest of my family. The kids where excited to have a new baby sister.

I also wanted to welcome a new follower of  my blog Klaudia. WELCOME!

Today I wanted to share with you some polymer clay miniatures that I have completed a couple of days before baby Leah arrived. I have made some stone ware kitchen accessories which will be placed in my new project Wood Cutter's Cottage.

Stone Ware Kitchen Accessories.
I  have done some canisters in different sizes, a few wooden spoons, a mortar & pedestal, 2 jugs, a cooking pot and mixing bowl. These have also been hand painted by me.

 I am quite pleased with the outcome of this set. I hope you like them too. Please keep tuned as I have more to share.

Take Care and see you soon.

Rebecca xxx