Magical Miniatures

If you love all things magical and miniature you are in the right place.

About me and my blog

I am a mother of three and work on a market stall. In my free time I love to make magical miniatures. It all started with my gran who spent hours when I was a child teaching me how to make do. This entailed mending and fixing and making things from scratch. My dolls house consisted of cardboard boxes with windows cut out, beautifully decorated and all furniture hand made. We sat for hours making clothes and accessories for my dolls to the envy of my friends that all had the same generic stuff. So thanks gran for the inspiration. I hope you enjoy my art and my blog. Thanks for visiting.

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I love to make magical handmade miniatures.

Tuesday, 6 August 2013

Miniature seamstresses bits and bobs.

You may remember I made a start on a few things for a seamstress scene. Well I have decided that i'm going to do a haberdashery shop. Using balsa wood I cut out my counter. Shaped, sanded then covered it in handmade pulped paper. Once it had been stuck together I found some pics in a book and used them as boxes to line the counter. I used clear plastic as the top then edged it off with ribbon.
For the legs, feet and handle I used beads. 








To go with the counter I have made a picture using cut out pics of cotton, wool and bobbins etc stuck onto balsa wood covered in handmade paper.





To add some depth to the back of the shop I cut up a pic of a shelf unit and added it to two pieces of balsa wood that I glued together and gave a coat of wood stain to.





I also made a pic using a clear ornate sticker that I stuck to handmade paper, cut out and added a picture I cut out.