May New Projects and Finds: Studio and Farmhouse


 A big hello to all my new followers!  It's been awhile here.  The first two weeks after Easter I spent in a rut.  I just could not figure out the windows for the kitchen nook.  Ever get that way when planning things out?  I decided instead to change things up and now I've got a few new projects on the go (and thankfully I also figured out the windows along the way too).

I first started collecting and making items for a miniature photography studio.

 The tripod is based off of Pepper's fabulous tutorial, I would have been lost without it.  I was able to replicate something similar for the softbox bases (in progress up up above).  The printer was a Re-ment find and I think the 1:6 scale lets it work as a large format printer.  The large black case is a make-up train case from Re-ment but works great as an equipment case.

 Speaking of makeup my other project on the go is the bathroom.  This makeup set by Re-ment was too good to pass up!  Along with the toothbrushes I showed in a previous post I think I'm due for a new scene.

 I love how detailed the brushes are are, this is something where I really like Re-ment's use of plastics.  They are a little bigger then 1:12 but they'll still work.
With this haul of new minis (so many deals!) I also got some items for my fridge.  My inhabitants must do a lot of shopping at an Asian grocer. :)  Lots of jams and jars to add volume.  Still need some vegetables though.  I'll let you know how the whole 1:6 vs 1:12 scale goes.
And I tried my hand at clay food making again.  Five grilled chicken dinners with green beans and red roasted potatoes for a summer meal.  Making clay food is a very satisfying hobby, but one that takes some practice.  Each time I learn a little more...
And the last project on the go was a surprise.  My boyfriend got me the house I had been eyeing in a local ad.  TADA!  We thought it was still in it's box but it turned out to be 1/2 built -an even better surprise!  It's a Dura-craft Farmhouse.  A little wobbly but very workable.


I plan to add in the second floor, but skip the third floor and any dividing walls.  Open concept all the way!  I also hope to modernize the front, skipping the covered porch etc. Re-doing the windows...



 Check out those gorgeous old floors!


The plan is to have this house as a place to make quick scenes while I work on the larger one.  Meanwhile my work space continues to shrink...
Finally the kitchen nook windows: Below you can see the nook in question to the right.
Here is the design minus all the trim and casing.  I made the grids in photoshop and plan to have them printed on transparencies rather then using wood this time around.

 Like my table? lol.  Hmmm...

I guess I had a bit more to post then I had originally thought.  Everything really came together the last 3 days.  And to keep the mini projects going I've got a 3D printer & laser wood cutter class and certification on Monday at the local library.  For free!  How cool is that?  I don't know what other people will be making but I'll be busting out some 1:12 goodies for sure.

Wishing you all great weekend, happy mini making!
-Kristine

Macbook is LiLu, Chair is Reac Japan, Camera I have just learned is a 1:6 "Hot Toys City Solider Story" item (search for it on ebay), Equipment case (meant for makeup)/printer/storage container/makeup and brushes/most food items are all Re-Ment meant for 1:6 but can fit in some 1:12 scenes.  See previous posts for other kitchen items. 

8 comments

  1. You did a fantastic job of the tripods Kristine. Love them! Like the idea of the open plan house too. Looking forward to seeing how you arrange the different living areas in there. Hope you enjoy the classes. Very cool that they have free workshops to attend. Be careful though..it's addictive =0P

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  2. Wow, Kristine, the tripod looks great :D! Thanks for sharing all those links.
    Love your new purchases too, great additions for your modern miniature scenes. Enjoy your classes!!
    I wish you a nice Sunday. Ilona

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  3. The classes sound fabulous. Great new house from your boyfriend and I love all the items for your photography studio.

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  4. Oh just beautiful minis, so detailed! Your clay work is already amazing, the set up and coloring looks delicious!

    Congratulations on the new house I know you will fill it with wonders!
    ~J

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  5. Everything looks beautiful! I love your food it's so shiney :)

    Hugs
    Marisa

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  6. Wow, fantastic work! Congrats on the house. I just love all of your minis. I tried following your blog before when google friend connect to follow wasn't working, but finally it's working again. Just started following today. Looking forward to seeing more of your work. :D

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  7. Great finds! I love all the Re-Ment--I'm so into it myself right now. Your own mini food and tripods are fantastic too! You're a natural! xo Jennifer

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  8. Great job on the tripods! You do awesome work. Congrats on the new house!

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