Thursday, May 11, 2017

Back to Mannequins...

Sometimes I start projects and get a little frustrated when I run into difficulties. Well, late last year I started working on covering mannequins with muslin. The goal was to cover, age, then add a stencil number on the fabric. I just love that look…but I ran into some problems getting the fabric to lay nicely on the curves of the figure. I thought about it for a long time and now I think I know how I can resolve the problem. So, next week, "I'm working' on mannequins!

Here's a look at where I stopped last year:

Working on Muslin Covered Mannequins

…my inspiration. LOVE!!
Not so bad, right?

Gotta get this together???

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Lots of New Items Listed...

I've been spending time working a multiple projects; custom orders, clocks, cork boards, vintage signs, the travel trailer and uploading new items to the shop. I have tons of new duvets sets coming too.
If you get a chance, please stop by.

fabulouslyflawedmini Etsy shop:

French Vintage Signs 

Dollhouse Miniature Handmade Hat and Scarf Sets in lots of colors

Dollhouse MiniatureVintage Inspired Wall Clocks

Miniature Hand Knitted Sofa Throws in lots of wonderful colors!

Monday, May 8, 2017

Vintage Styled Corkboards...

Just finished this little cutie. A vintage "styled" corkboard. Each board has an aged tin sign, (this one "To Do"), aged list sheets pinned with a rusted tack and 2 vintage photos. The board measure 1 3/4 square inches. This one will be available in my shop today. Finishing up a custom order, then will began making the boards in several colors with different signs and board items, as well as more clocks.

Miniature Dollhouse Vintage Styled Corkboard
by Anita Smiley for fabulouslyflawedminiatures

Miniature Dollhouse Vintage Styled corkoard

Miniature Styled Dollhouse Corkboard

Friday, May 5, 2017

Clocks in Color...

Today I finished a few more of the rusted clocks. I have listed a the small rectangles and a small round. I also got a chance to work on a few with colored housing. This group of three, is painted in French Blue and of course, distress to give an aged/shabby look. I played around with painting the interior edge the same color, but I wasn't too happy with it. I thought it worked better rusted.
These are listed as well.
Have a great weekend.

Miniature Dollhouse Table Clocks
by Anita Smiley for fabulouslyflawedminiatures

Miniature Dollhouse vintage inspired table clock

Miniature Dollhouse Round French Blue Table Clock

French Blue Miniature Dollhouse Table Clock

Miniature Dollhouse French Blue Wall Clock 1 1/4 Round

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Then There Were Three...

Finished the clock testers today. I will have three different sizes with a few different faces in each size. I figured out a way to make color bases, look for the colored clocks next week. The three I have here have a rusted tin housing with distress faces. The larger is a wall clock, the other two are table clocks.

Coming soon to fabulouslyflawedminatures!

New Miniature Dollhouse Vintage Inspired Wall and Table Clocks
by Anita Smiley for fabulouslyflawedminiatures

Vintage Inspired Wall Clock
by fabulouslyflawedminiatures

Vintage Inspired Table Clocks
by fabulouslyflawedminiatures

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Vintage Table Clock...

It took a few tries to get the clock to work out the way I envisioned. I wanted it to look old and not so perfect, I guess you could say "beat up". Using the rusted technique I was able to accomplish that look. My initial goal was to play around with different Annie Sloan colors, I am not sure if I can achieve the same effect with paints. I'm going to at least, give one a try. I will let you know how it turns out. If it is not successful, this is the design I will make for the shop. I'm also working on a round one (super difficult). 

Vintage inspired miniature dollhouse table clock
Anita Smiley for fabulouslyflawedminiatures

Close up of vintage inspired miniature dollhouse table clock

Vintage inspired miniature dollhouse table clock
in scene

Will look great in a vintage, cottage, shabby or eclectic setting

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Tick Tock it's Time for Clocks...

I've been thinking of this idea for a long time and finally decided to give it a try. Little vintage inspired clocks for your mini home (and mine too)! 
I cut out a bunch (spent all day cutting) because I want to make them in all the Annie Sloan colors I have. If they turn out the way I image in my head, should be pretty nice. 
I will keep you posted.

BTW, kinda in between "real" house stuff and miniature stuff (that balance is difficult). Finally can pick up  the Travel Trailer again. Getting the top together, should have progress photos next week.

Vintage Inspired Miniature Dollhouse Clocks coming soon!