Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Tiny treasures

Hi Friends, I've been playing with miniatures the last few days. This little cupboard was a workshop I took several years ago and had not quite finished it. So, I used an afternoon to put on the finishing touches. Isn't it the cutest thing?

This picture is not as focused as I would have liked, but the piece is made after a full sized example I saw at Sassy Trash last year, from a full-sized door. Sorry, I could not get my link to work for the post, but it is dated December 8,2008 if you want to look it up. They were all so neat and creative, and I thought it would be cute done in miniature. I am teaching the project for the meeting of our club next month, so this will be it. I made two prototypes. I made the yellow daffodills for the little vase,( another unfinished project), and painted the little sign. The cottage house is plastic repainted. It think it was a Christmas house or something.

I especially liked how the green one turned out. The vase of "lilacs" are really little bouquets from the wedding section at Michaels. The Eiffel tower is a jewelry charm. The basket of "lilacs" on the bottom are dyed bird seed of some kind. Then a painted metal tray I did and another little cottage on the top shelf. I would love to make one of these full size, but I need to find a door.
The weather is finally warming up and I have outside trimming to do to clean up my perennial flower beds. Spring is such a glorious time isn't it? Hope you are all enjoying the miracle of Spring and appreciating God's gift of nature.


  1. That miniature is delightful! I especially love the Eifel Tower charm.

  2. What a great idea! These are so pretty!

    Blessings ~ Eileen @ Star's Fault