A writer once complained to her friend that she had writers block. The friend answered 'You don't have writer's block---you can still write. Write a shopping list, a note for the milkman but just keep writing anything and everything' I always think of this when inspiration wanders off for a vacation. I can't decide what to put into my miniature shop. The suggestions you gave me made the decision harder because now I want to make everything. So I better get started since 'everything' is going to take a while =0)
In the interest of science, I purchased some EL wire (mentioned in an earlier post) so I could experiment with the miniature neon sign idea. Hey, I wouldn't suggest it to anyone if I couldn't make it myself. I bought an Angel-Hair wire kit and driver from EBay to play with. It seemed the best option since you get five x one metre pieces of EL wire and the driver. I wanted to see how much the wire could be manipulated. It can pretty much be bent into any shape, into very small loops as long as you don't use pliers on it. I tried...crimping the wire between round nosed pliers to see what punishment it could take. The wire didn't snap however there was a gap in the light where I'd damaged the phosphorous coating inside.
This is my effort. What I like about the kit is that the inverter can change the light between constant, flashing and strobe. A nice touch I think, if you were planning to use it as a sign outside your mini building
I had a table making spree yesterday. Sometimes it happens like that. I find a piece of wood I like, a colour that takes my fancy and I start building.
I bought this aged oak a long time ago because it looked like it had seen a lot of history (I know how it feels ha!) It's rustic yeah, but I think rustic and modern go together like peas and carrots =0)
I used this technique recently and decided to make a few more. The top is acrylic. You stick embellishment stickers to the surface, give it a coat with spray paint and then peel the stickers off. The painted side is the underside of the table top so you don't have to worry about scratching the paint surface.
Here's another table using the same technique. On a side note, I'm seriously considering buying a laser cutting machine. Cutting this table top with a jewelers saw and then polishing the edges with fine paper took over three hours. Oh how simple it would be to have a machine cut the shapes precisely. Anyhoo...
This table I HATE! Even with dowels through the legs, it was unsteady so this little guy went into the recycling pile. Live and learn my friends, live and learn.
My hubby picked up this cute jewelry charm for me today.
It was as a thank you for fixing the heating in our house for £2.25 as opposed to the plumbers estimate of £210 plus VAT. Never trust a plumber who drives around in a 'top-of-the-range' Mercedes Benz, is my motto
Have a great day where ever you are
Dedicated to John Stokoe