Where to display my dollhouses and miniatures has never been a dilemma til this last year. When we moved to Florida 6 years ago and I saw our house, I figured there would be plenty of space to set up a nice display area in a cental location for everyone to see my miniatures. But three dollhouses and two vignettes later and I'm running out of room. My floral shop is in my lanai where my plants are, my Bistro is in the kitchen where the food is and my lighthouse is in our livingroom which has a nautical theme. My poor Wizard's Tower is stuck in my bedroom until I can figure something out. The settings themselves are ok but I really didn't want them scattered all over . So, this is what my new poll is about.
Where do you display your dollhouses, vignettes and miniatures? There may be more (or better) options than what I've listed , so please choose the answer that fits you best and as always, feel free to leave a comment.
I will be back shortly to show you my hanging baskets along with a short tutorial on how I made them (so stay tuned!)
Friday, May 18, 2012
While I had my quilling paper out preparing for the next class, I took some time out to a made a few fruit bowls , baskets and hanging planters. I've made many fruit bowls over the years and used them for one of my first ever swaps many years ago. Here is how I did it.
The first thing is to, of course, get your supplies together. You will need quilling paper, glue, a blunt pencil and some type of quilling tool to make your coil. If you do not have a quilling tool, you can use a long dollmakers needle or even a toothpick.
Sunday, May 6, 2012
In addition to the spacers, you will need fabric, Fray-Check, a 2" cardboard circle and a paint brush
First, I glued the two spacers together so the height of the table is about 3". Then I cut a 2" diameter circle out of thin cardboard and covered it with two 2 1/2" circles of fabric. If I used only one circle of fabric, the color of the cardboard would show through. But, before I glued the circles on, I painted the edges with Fray-Check to prevent un-raveling.
The fabric I used was a linen napkin that had a finished edge to it which also servered as a decorative hemline. I then cut a 3 1/2" strip, gathered it with a basting stitch and glued it to the edge of the cardboard.
Lastly, I tied a decorative cord to hide the basting stitch. This last picture shows a shorter table using only one spacer.
I hope you have enjoyed this tutorial and if you have any questions please, send an email or leave a comment.
Til next time!
Posted by Diane at 1:52 AM