Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Friday, April 1, 2016

American Miniaturist, Issue #156!

My Garfield Manor got featured on American Miniaturist, Issue #156!





Friday, February 5, 2016

Bathtub Mirror



Inspired by the photo below, I have added a Bespaq mirror above the bathtub.

Mirror was priced at $8 (+$2.95 S&H) on eBay.

Sunday, January 24, 2016

New Aquarium in the Study





Bought a beautiful aquarium by Patricia Hamilton from eBay last year.

Below: photos of the old aquarium from 2013

Thursday, December 31, 2015

Sundial & Birdbath

A few months ago, I bought a matching pair of pedestal sundial and birdbath by Mark Evans of Island Crafts and Miniatures. They are cast in heavy gun metal and finished to look like aged bronze.

They were listed at $15 (+$2.79 s&h).

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Painting the Bricks

I have finally painted the bricks after four years; I had finished sculpting the brickwork right before I had my son. The walls are parchment -- warmer than the natural color of paper clay. The brick borders around the windows are now rusty red. I am not sure how I feel about the color scheme yet. I was so used to the white.

 

This is a house in our neighborhood that inspired the colors.

 

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Working Grandfather Clock

I have been away from mini-making for a long time. I was sick since last November, and had to undergo surgery which kept me home for six weeks this summer. I ended up buying way too many miniatures on eBay -- will share photos when I can.


One of my most favorite finds was the working grandfather clock kit by Arrow Handicraft Corp. The kit was from circa 1975, and the clockwork is still working after 40 years.


The glue and the stain was obviously dry, but the rest of the kit was intact. I had so much fun building the kit!


video


I love watching the pendulum swing ... so mesmerizing!