Friday, April 29, 2011

Alumilite Super Casting Kit

One of my presents last Christmas was "Alumilite Super Casting Kit". I have been thinking for a long time what I really want to cast. Finally I came up with an idea to make my own mannequin and cast it and then sew couple of dresses in 1:12 scale. I liked to work with the Casting Kit. It is easy and fast. What I didn't like that it was actually very expensive and you can't make too many projects with this kit. I found other sources to purchase the necessary casting products.

Here is my mannequin. Not perfect but I liked the shapes.

and here is my version of a house dress, c 1900.

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Little Roombox

Couple weeks ago I picked up 3 broken roomboxes with some porcelain minis from a garage sale for $1.00 and decided to "re-fresh" them. Here is what I did with a first one. First I gave a new look to the wood box by staining and polishing. Then I glued new wallpaper and a rug.




I washed and cleaned all porcelain. I have a stack of fabric flowers and made a bouquet from it.

Then I cut pieces for a simple table and finished it.


I glued the lace and inserted a curtain.

Then I put the table inside the box in the corner and tried to hang my shelf above the table but it was to big for this scene.


I dressed the table with a tablecloth that matches the wallpaper, served the table with a plate full of strawberries and dessert plates and tea cups. I hanged the porcelain clock and a decorative porcelain plate on the wall and put the shoes close to the table.


The box is ready!

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Bavarian Village in the Mountains

We spent last weekend in one of my favorite towns Leavenworth - a Bavarian Village in the mountains. This little and cozy town is always busy and very inspiring. I took a lot of pictures featuring the architecture and decided to share with you in a case if you need any ideas for your future projects.

Leavenworth (WA) was officially incorporated on September 5, 1906. A small timber community, it became the headquarters of the Great North Railroad in the early 1900s. The railroad relocated to Wenatchee in the 1920s, greatly affecting Leavenworth's economy.
The city struggled until 1962, when the Project LIFE (Leavenworth Improvement For Everyone) Committee was formed to transform the city into a mock Bavarian village to revitalize its economy. Owen and Pauline Watson, owners of a business on Front Street, formed the committee after visiting Solvang, California in 1958 and thought it was an excellent idea for Leavenworth.
Leavenworth is home to the Leavenworth Nutcracker Museum, which opened in 1995 and contains more than 5,000 nutcrackers dating from prehistoric to modern. Leavenworth's annual Oktoberfest celebration is claimed to be one of the most attended in the world outside Munich, Germany.


The Leavenworth Nutcracker Museum





























Tuesday, April 26, 2011

WHAT ARTISTS DO WHEN YOU GIVE THEM WIRE AND HOUSEHOLD OBJECTS‏

This is the link to the blog you don't want to miss: www.bentobjects.blogspot.com
and some pictures for you:









The Introvert

You Say Tomato, I Say Tomato. You Say Potatoes, I say Zombies.

Fruit with life experience

Zombies are nuts about brains

Modest pear

Literary interpretations

Paper training our little dog, Frank

A little cat doodle

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