Tuesday, February 21, 2012

I AM a Giant

I said I would do it and I did it!  I finished my "I'm a Giant" entry. 

Thanks to The Shopping Sherpa for mentioning this awesome little booklight.  It has a cool modern look and is just the right size and price for a modern dollhouse.  It's name is Tiny Tim!...Really, it is.

I changed the cabinet because I thought the grey one was a litte too small for the space. The Beatles poster is from the back of an old calendar.  I knew there was a reason that I kept it. The other art above the sofa is Kaleidoscope house. I also put legs on the sofa.

I made the pillows and the sofa.  The rattan table is from Miniatures.com .The book case is vintage found on Ebay. The red chairs are CB2.

The fire pit is lit up by a couple of battery operated tea light candles. The chairs are CB2.

The fire pit is a case from a piece of jewelery I got a loooooong time ago.

I made the bed and found the fabric in the remnant bin at JoAnn Fabrics.  The lamp is battery operated from Miniatures.com. , TV is Brinca Dada and the chest is Ebay.

Don't ask where they (who are they anyway?) will use the bathroom (there isn't one).  I guess they will just have to go outside or to the neighbor's.

Done Da Done Done Done!

Sunday, February 19, 2012

What Was I Thinking? / Modfire Blunders

On my last post, I showed a couple pics of some really mod shelves that I was going to use for my "I'm a Giant" entry...well obviously I'm not going to have it done by the 15th.  Today is the 19th...duh!

Here is what I have done so far...
I made the sofa (did you notice that it doesn't have legs yet?) and the little cabinet in the back.

The table is an upside down soap dish that I bought to make into a bath tub, but haven't gotten around to it yet.  I like it, but I think it dwarfs the cabinet a little.  The background is a herringbone fabric.

On to the modfire....ugh!
Large and In Charge and Pepper at Mitchy Moo Miniatures make it look soooo easy to make this awesome fireplace.  Well, FYI it's not that easy, at least not for me.  I just can't seem to get it to be nice and round nor can I get the curved edges even.

See all the lovely scratches from the dremel?  It looks much better in the photo than in real life.  Pepper and Meagan, any pointers?

Sunday, February 12, 2012

I'm a Giant....Procrastinator.

Well, I thought the I'm a Giant Challenge deadline was extended until February 15th.  I just did a little searching and apparently I'm a bit late for the deadline...it was February 1st although I haven't heard anything about it since the original deadline of December 15th.  Oh well...better late than never!

I was going to get rid of these shelves/display boxes that I bought at an estate sale a few years ago.  I've never had a place for them, but I really like them. 

I thought they would make cool room boxes or an I'm a Giant Challenge dollhouse.

I'm going to give it a shot and plan on having it done by the 15th.
I also just made a new modern dollhouse prototype:

I like the tiny long window between the two levels.

I made it out of foam core board and based it on a real modern house I found online.

Once it warms up enough for the garage to not be freezing, I plan on making the house for real.