Umbrella Stand

After having made some umbrella's (http://liduina88.blogspot.nl/2016/10/umbrella.html)
 I turned my attention to making walking sticks.

And then of course an umbrella stand to put them in :-D

Guess what...Miniature House will have it's fifteen minutes of fame in the next issue of
Dutch Doll's House Magazine : "Poppenhuizen & Miniaturen"



I found a really helpful tutorial on making umbrella's: http://wasting-gold-paper.blogspot.nl/2013/03/easy-parasolumbrella-tutorial.html.
So I practiced a little and made a few myself.
One day I'll put some of them in the downstairs hall of my Miniature House.....




A touch of Chinese to the attic

Actually, it all started with this little chinese teapot I found in a shop years ago.
I decided to create a kind of "chinese corner" in my attic.
So I made a tiny sidetable to place the teapot on.

I next changed a readymade chair so it would be more in harmony with the teapot&table.
You can see the way the chair used to look like
in the picture below, though I used one with armrests of course :-)

Adding a picture and perhaps in future more things....
But for now I think it's okay like this.

Rember the washstand I made long ago?
I suppose some readers will be dissapointed now, but I simply painted it over,
in order to have it fit into the rest of the room ;-)

Right now, this is how the attic looks like:



When I assembled my dollhouse kit "De Cameleon"  from Karweipost back in 2007
just one chimney (the square one on the roof at the back of the house) was part of the design.

However, I wanted a hearth in almost every room of the house,
so I added another chimney to the right hand side of it.

I later improved the top of the chimneys.

The one at the back of the roof got a better top
by adding some paper covered by plaster.

To enhance the one on the side of the house,
I made some pipes out of wood and paper, stained them
and glued them in place on a layer of plaster.

And this is how the roof looks right now....


Sewing Room is finished!

Somehow, the sewing room has become the second room in my
Miniature House I regard "finished". ( First one was the bathroom, see my post   http://liduina88.blogspot.nl/2013/08/bathroom.html)

I changed my mind and placed the table with the sewing machine on top of it,
 in front of the window.

I collected all accessories I had made before and started shifting them around,
arranging them untill I felt happy about it. 


Sewing Room

Next to the bathroom in my Miniature House a deep but narrow space was left in which a cupboard could be placed, but not much more than that.
I decided this would become a place to sew and mend clothes. 
So I bought a cupboard, a chair, a  mannequin and a sewing machine.

I changed the chair I bought and made a table to put the sewing machine on.
Together with the cupboard I painted all pieces in the same colour.

I then started dressing the mannequin. I always stiffen fabric by using "Paverpol".

 When this was finished I thought it would be nice to add a mirror....

That done, I made the accessories and a small table to exhibit them.
The sewing machine will be placed in front of the bathroom in future.....


Improving the ceiling

I wasn't happy any more with the way I created the ceiling in the upstairs bedroom.
Time to improve!
First of all I decided to paint the whole ceiling and the upper part of the walls  again
in order to soften the pink I had used.

 But I also needed to cover ugly cracks, like shown in the picture beneath. ( I used an acrylic medium for this, look at my blogpost http://liduina88.blogspot.nl/2016/02/downstairs-hall.html)
And the ceiling ornament in the middle of the room could be better, I thought.
So I cut a square out of cardstock and decorated it with help of a copper template and some
Acrylic Heavy Gel Medium. I glued it to the ceiling and painted it over.

I sometimes cut my brushes short so I can more easily paint the inside of the house.
In his way I painted the ceiling including the ornament.

I cut some cornices out of cardstock and some picture rails.
Want to know how? Again have a look at my post

I cut the cornices at length with help of a template I made for the ceiling:

I painted them and glued them to the ceiling.

Finally I put back all the furniture.
I made all pieces years ago except for the mirror; that I made more recently when I found and bought the beautiful wooden ornaments in the corners of it.
A dear friend of mine crocheted a lovely round carpet especially for my Miniature House.
I dyed it in  a very soft pink color with help of some crepe paper.
 It's lovely but so subtle it only shows in real life; in the picture it actually appears white.....