Friday, February 3, 2012

Bottles, straws and clay

Hi everyone, been a while since I was able to post. This is mostly because my cats think my laptop is a nice warm place to sit! However they are sat on my husbands computer at the moment so I will tell you my latest makes.
Following on from Gill´s lovely perfume displays, and the hundreds of bottles that we obsessively made, I designed some for various departments in the store. Most I have not made up yet but I thought you may like to see a couple.The sharp eyed among you may spot the ironed straw, take it from me no glue available in Spain will stick these together! Fortunately Gill had a moment of inspiration.

I also had the idea that I would make a wedding buffet scene. Horror of horrors this included making Fimo food. I have never done much of this, and what I have done is usually not very good, and, as all miniaturists know, has to go at the back. There is some wonderful miniature food out there, but at the moment I cannot afford it as I am saving for the Andalucia Dollshouse fair in June which Gill and I look forward to all year.
The only solution was to get out the Fimo and start. I surprised myself as I don´t think they are too bad, at least they are a start, although the cheese board looks a little small compared with everything else, or perhaps the other portions are more generous.

The next problem will be running out of dishes, I really hope I do not have to make any from Fimo, my one attempt looked like something a 5 year old would make. I think I will attempt a wedding cake instead.
Mini hugs to all