Saturday, March 30, 2013

Long lounge

Carmen of Adventures with Indy and Poppy has posted pictures of the chaise longue I made for my February giveaway. She wanted something that could go in a Victorian cottage. Here it is in its new home:

Photo by Carmen.
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Monday, March 25, 2013

All the mod cons

Just before I left NZ I finally conquered the sofa bed issue,so here it is made in steel blue linen. No legs yet as its travelling with me. So here's the sofa:

And in bed mode:

With mattress pad:

And fitted sheet:

And fully made up:

I learned HEAPS doing it, among which

1. 1/4 inch foam board is NOT easier to work with than 2 pieces of 1/8 inch glued together

2. Fabric glue is easy to smear on accidentally, but hard to get off

3. You don't have to swear at double sided tape if you don't cut it until after you have attached one side to the piece. Attach, cut. Rather than cut, attach, then struggle to get the backing off without taking either the tape or even the surface underneath.

The other big news is that my hostess has a 1940s Triang dollhouse with original dolls and furniture, which she has given me permission to photograph and post. Check in over Easter to see.

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Monday, March 18, 2013

A Very Chairy Sunday

Last Sunday I had the day to myself so I spent most of it on mini seating. I finished the toile de jouy chairs for the Undersized Urbanite, AND Gertrude Stein's chair for Gert and Alice's studio. Then I finished the trial sofa which Ana won on my giveaway AND built a chaise out of the green floral fabric for Indy-Poppy (aka Carmel), I won't show the giveaway's in keeping with the mini-blog tradtion of not revealing things until they have reached their owners., but I am extremely pleased with them.

Monday, March 4, 2013

Another Modern Mini House; In Fact Two!

This is a Tri-ang Modern House held in the Museum of Childhood in London.

-read about it here. I bet these are rare.

They hold a number of dollhouses, mostly traditional, but also this one-off by Jessie M. King, a member of the Glasgow school and friend of Charles Rennie Macintosh. Read about the house here

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