Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Potted Plant...

I've always wanted to try a potted plant, so I gave it a try today. After playing around with the leaves for a bit, I got them to look pretty realistic. I put them in a painted pot with a little dirt (tea).

Miniature Dollhouse Potted Plant
by Anita Smiley for fabulouslyflawedminiatures


Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Mini Flower Bouquet...

I've been playing around with mini flowers. Today I came up with a few ideas to display the flowers and thought, "wow, maybe I can sell these???".

So now I'm working on a (small, very small) collection of miniature flower bouquets and vases in different colors and vase style. I just love them.
Miniature Dollhouse Bouquet
by Anita Smiley for fabulouslyflawedminaitures



Miniature Dollhouse Bouquet
by Anita Smiley for fabulouslyflawedminaitures

Friday, March 3, 2017

Spring is in the Air...

Spring is in the air, but it's still a little toasty. While working on colorful flowers, I decided to add a bunch of colorful hand knitted hats and scarves. Will shorten the fringe, but they are adorable. New items coming to the shop in April (including the hat and scarves).

Tiny miniature hand knitted hat and scarves.
Coming to fabulouslyflawedminiature's Etsy in April

Working on colorful hydrangea for the Travel Trailer Flower Box



Friday, February 24, 2017

Yes,Flowers!...

I am so happy to share the things I worked on this week. Flowers, lots and lots of flowers are needed for the hanging flower box. I attempted flower making before, but was never happy with the results. The thin clay roses that some artist make are absolutely beautiful, but I imagine they take a lot of time to make, so I decided to go with paper.
I want color variation, so I mixed and diluted several paints and colored the paper. The colors are beautiful!! Once the paper dried, I use an mini punch and started working. Yes time consuming, but not too bad. Feeling happy with the results. Next I will attempt Hydrangea and Geraniums based off of 1 inch mini tutorial.
This week I also completed the chair, made a hanging mail catcher, as well as installed the windows in the trailer.

Miniature Dollhouse Flowers
by Anita Smiley for fabulouslyflawedminiatures

Colors created to make miniature dollhouse flowers
Miniature Dollhouse Setting by Anita Smiley
for fabulouslyflawedminiatures






Friday, February 17, 2017

So…This Week...

This was a very productive week for me regarding the Travel Trailer. I spent some time on the exterior, working on the door and window trim, the screen door, and decided on the accent color for the stripes and window flower box.
My favorite for the week though, was creating an oversized wood chair. I wanted a school house looking chair for the desk/table below the wall shelves. A few weeks ago I went to a local thrift store and almost purchased a wonderful vintage Oak Schoolhouse chair for my studio. For some reason, I decided not to buy it at that time. Once I returned home, I could not get it off my mind. The next morning I returned to the store to find it gone :(. When thinking of the design of the trailer, I knew I wanted that type of chair, but had no idea how to create it.
Snooping around Instagram, I found a wonderful artist from Finland (@slallaheikkila). I love everything she creates, including the perfect chair for the trailer! I contacted her to find out if the chair was a kit, or if she designed it. She created it based off of a rocker chair she has in her dollhouse. She was so kind and wanted to let me have the chair. I told her, I would try to make a version. I created the template (the sides) in Illustrator, then traced the design to wood and cut it out with a knife. I measured and cut the other parts out as I put it together. I LOVE this chair and can't wait to paint it.
As you can see from the flower box, I need to make tons of flowers. I think my goal for next week will be "flower making".

Happy Friday, have a wonderful weekend;).

Oversized Wooden Chair
for the Travel Trailer Desk/Trailer

Greenleaf Dollhouse Travel Trailer Redo
by Anita Smiley for fabulouslyflawedminiatures




Tuesday, February 14, 2017

More Trailer Updates...


I figured out why I'm enjoying making the Travel Trailer so much…it is giving me the chance to make all the little minis that have been sitting in my "I'm going to try that" space. Still nervous about the flowers though, I need so many! If anyone knows of a few great tutorials or sites, please let me know :).

Here are a few trailer exterior updates and photos of new accessories I am trying for the first time.


Screen door for the Trailer Trailer.
The handle is made using layers of glued paper, then aged.

The exterior of the Travel Trailer. The flower box is painted with Annie Sloan Napoleonic Blue. I would
like to add some type of sticker trim with a name before I do the aging.




Today I played around with creating a computer. This is the first tester. I see a
few problems that I think I can work out to make it better. Will give it another try tomorrow. 

Yesterday I make a few vintage looking keys to hang on the wall shelf.
See that little heart?..Happy Valentine's Day :)

Monday, February 13, 2017

A Teeny, Tiny Distraction...

Happy Monday!
This weekend I worked on the interior trim and the screen door for the Travel Trailer. Again, I'm using lots of Annie Sloan Old White…I just love the color! I know for sure I will age the exterior of the trailer, as well as the screen door. I'm still trying to decide if I want to age the interior???

I had an overwhelming desire to to create miniature Campbell's Soup cans. I found a wonderful vintage looking label on the internet, dragged it into Photoshop and made the necessary adjustments for mini size. I thought it would look great to have one in the trailer holding beautiful flowers (now I'm researching how to make flowers...see it never, ever ends).

Here's a peek:

Miniature Dollhouse Vintage Campbell's Soup Can


Work in progress, screen door for the Travel Trailer

Finally finished the interior trim!