Recently I built a folding cake shop diorama for a good friend whose doll is best pals with my doll. The dolls made the cakes and cookies, including Sylvanian cookies. Yum. The cookie cutter from the gashapon Sylvanian Families bakery set worked fairly well for making bunny cookies. I waited until after baking to carefully … Continue reading CAKE SHOP, part 1
After a three month break, I feel like getting back to my Wintermitten Island projects. Last week I was thinking about my village project and started looking at eBay for cottages. Then today I came across the very same cottage for $2 at a thrift store. Incredible bargain, I don't expect it to ever happen … Continue reading A PAUSE AND A BARGAIN
Having finished the iceberg diorama, I took two photos of it and stuck it in the bedroom. I think I had to spend so long trying to work on it that I'm sick of looking at it now. Hopefully it'll wear off. The next Wintermitten project for the workshop is the village. I currently have … Continue reading REPAINTING PLASTIC BUILDINGS
I find hobbies to be more enjoyable when I balance spending and making, thus the monthly review. As always this is a progress log; instagram is where my pics usually are. BUY $0 ( no spend month) DIY crochet rompers, Knit mittens, poncho pattern, sweaters, crocheted shawl pattern, baby hat pattern Yellow sailing coats Installed … Continue reading October Review
The diorama has finally made it all the way across the 10ft gap between my workbench and the photography table. Today I took some preliminary shots with my big-girl camera, proper lights, trees and Sylvanian Families figures. Could it have been achieved more quickly? Yes. However, this set up is glued and sealed and will … Continue reading Ready, Set, Play!
The diorama is finished. With no idea how to work in foam, I had little idea how to plan the work schedule. I planned 7 sessions, which turned into 14 work sessions. In retrospect, if I was going to make it again, I would split the work differently and get it done in 9 sessions. … Continue reading ISLAND DIORAMA – conclusions
After a rambunctious and uncharacteristic spending spree for my birthday, I am now back to my budget. Purchased: Calico Critters Townhouse ($23, used eBay - yes really $23!) Calico Critters Pigglywink Family ($23, used, eBay) TOTAL $46 DIY Finished the Wintermitten Island Diorama (photos are coming soon) Designed SF bunny head wallpaper Cozy Cottage repaint … Continue reading September Review