Thursday, 18 October 2012

Some more progress on Santa's Work Shop!

Hello Everyone,

It's been a few days since I posted anything. I hope that you are all well. I have been busy like usual. Matthias and Raquel seem to be settled down at school and Leah is demanding like any other baby but I mustn't complain as on the whole she is a good baby. I have realized that it is not easy keeping up with my miniatures while being a full time mummy of three, but I try hard to squeeze in a little time for myself. 

I also wanted to welcome three new followers; my dear friend Sally, New Dawn Creations and Joseph. WELCOME! It is very encouraging when you realize that it has been a year since I started this blog and I have 43 followers. I want to thank you all and I really appreciate it.  

Today I am going to share with you some more progress on Santa's Work Shop. As you can see I have built the structure and gave the walls an undercoat. Then I started the flooring. I used lolly pop sticks for the floor to make it look like parquet. After paneling the floor I smudged some Christmas green paint on the floor and then I varnished it with walnut stain. The effect really came out nice.

Paneling the floor with lolly pop sticks

Smudging Green paint and after varnishing with walnut stain

Finished floor.
After finishing the flooring I started wallpapering the walls and I also did some wood paneling around. I have also used the same effect on the wall wood paneling as the floor. Then I started the work on the stair case. The stair case was a headache. The original staircase wasted most of the area of the room and also ate too much ceiling which is the flooring of the upper floor. So I completely changed it. I have also  extending the ceiling and  by that I closed  most of the huge staircase opening which was not needed.

Underneath the stair case there is a small kennel which will be occupied by a fluffy friend and the larger opening  will be have shelves filled with toys. I still have to add the shelves and the handrail. But I am really happy with the results. 

I hope you like what I have done so far. I have started working on the upper floor. So please keep tuned for more.

Wishing you all a very happy weekend.

Take Care,


Monday, 8 October 2012

Polymer Clay - Desk Sets!

Hello Everyone,

I am so sorry for not posting earlier. I was so busy in the past week that I didn't have any time to do any miniatures or progress on my new project. Sometimes the everyday life just doesn't give you time for yourself. 

I would like to welcome a new follower to my Blog. Welcome Jody.

Today I will share with two desk sets that I did with Polymer Clay. One of them is going for Santa's desk. I am really pleased with the out come. For this particular desk I have used a small feather for a quill, then I made the ink pot and stand, the blotter, paper knife, 2 books and a frame. Then I added envelopes, letters, cards and writing pad which I printed. Eventually the oil lamp will be lit up. Probably I will still be adding some more accessories to the set up.

Santa's Desk

The second desk set is a bit bigger. The ink tray holds two ink bottles a quill and the paper knife. I also did a blotter.  The ink bottles are made out of two crystal beads. This set went in my Toll House. 

 Desk Set for Toll House

I hope you liked my two desk sets. I have been working on the flooring of Santa's workshop and I am really happy with the outcome. I will show it to you when the room is done so please keep tuned. I promise that I will post very soon.

Take Care

Rebecca xxx