Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Day 6 - New 2014 Year Giveaway!


Day 6 - last but not least. Today, on the final day of my 6 days New 2014 year giveaway I offer you a set of 6 pieces of nice fabric 9" x 9"/each, that you can use for making bears, other animals, possible upholstery, you decide!;
2 red roses
1 white metal frame
1 new set of 5 different Christmas ribbons


In order to participate in this New 2014 Year Giveaway I need to get your comments (if you want to win the gifts from Day 6) till the midnight of 01.01.2013. I will contact a winner of the Day 6 for an address to ship your present.

Good Luck!
Natalia



Monday, December 30, 2013

Day 5 - New 2014 Year Giveaway!


Today I offer this fabulous book "1/12 Scale Character Figures" by James Carrington for those who wants to learn how to sculpt your own dolls for a doll house.


Good luck, but for now these little teasers:


In order to participate in this New 2014 Year Giveaway I need to get your comments (if you want to win the gift from Day 5) till the midnight of 12.31.2013. I will contact a winner of the Day 5 for an address to ship your present.

Good Luck!
Natalia

Sunday, December 29, 2013

Day 4 - New 2014 Year Giveaway!


Today I offer this new white hutch for your dollhouse setting to display miniature teapots, or plates...


In order to participate in this New 2014 Year Giveaway I need to get your comments (if you want to win the gifts from Day 4) till the midnight of 12.30.2013. I will contact a winner of the Day 4 for an address to ship your present.

Good Luck!
Natalia

Saturday, December 28, 2013

Day 3 - New 2014 Year Giveaway!


Today I offer 2 kits: one to make a hanger and another to make little cute slippers.


In order to participate in this New 2014 Year Giveaway I need to get your comments (if you want to win the gifts from Day 3) till the midnight of 12.29.2013. I will contact a winner of the Day 3 for an address to ship your present.

Good Luck!
Natalia

Friday, December 27, 2013

Day 2 - New 2014 Year Giveaway!


Today I offer a set of 3 different count of silk gauze for you to try to petit point those mini delicate pillows, Christmas stockings, slippers, etc...


1 framed silk gauze, 49 count, 2" x 2", comes with a needle to work on 49 count;
1 piece of silk gauze, 35 count, 3,5" x 12"
1 piece of silk gauze, 40 count, 2,5" x 12"

In order to participate in this New 2014 Year Giveaway I need to get your comments (if you want to win the gifts from Day 2) till the midnight of 12.28.2013. I will contact a winner of the Day 1 for an address to ship your present.

Good Luck!
Natalia

Thursday, December 26, 2013

Day 1 - New 2014 Year Giveaway!


Today I offer a booklet Miniature Window Treatment. Draperies With Cornices. Volume 1, by LaVonne Nye, and a piece of nice print fabric to dress a doll or for upholstery, you decide...


In order to participate in this New 2014 Year Giveaway I need to get your comments (if you want to win the gifts from Day 1) till the midnight of 12.27.2013. I will contact a winner of the Day 1 for an address to ship your present.

Good Luck!
Natalia

Monday, December 23, 2013

Merry Christmas and 6 Days New 2014 Year Giveaway!


Merry Christmas to all my Blogger friends who is following me and whom I am following. Thank you very much for your time, talent and ideas you have been sharing during this year. I wish all of you the life full of luck, happiness and laughter!

May the peace and blessings
of Christmas be yours;
And may the coming year
be filled with happiness.


This picture was taken yesterday by me at the mountain Spokane, WA where our family went to have fun with snow: skiing and tubing. It was very beautiful there, so quite and peaceful.

God made
Christmas happen.

Friends make
Christmas beautiful.

Music makes
Christmas festive.

Giving makes
Christmas joyous.

Love makes
Christmas complete!!!

I also would like to announce a Big 6 Days New 2014 Year Giveaway.

Starting on the 26th of December I will give away something that belongs to dollhouse miniatures. The rules are the same: if you would like to participate, you have to be a follower of my blog and leave a comment. Are you ready to have fun? Then, let's start!

Merry Christmas!

Natalia


Monday, December 16, 2013

Missing Real Size Needlework...


I've been starving for real size needlework recently, so I dived into a new project offered by Tricia Wilson Nguyen - "Tudor Rose" workshop - this course is a project to explore the use of composite gold and silk detached stitches. The design is small and comfortable to work with, I am familiar with some of gold stitches from Tricia's previous class Tudor and Stuart Gold Master class, so this adorable Tudor Rose is a nice and pleasant change. I've finished the stems using silk and Gold Metal thread and started working on the leaves.


I am not sure how I am going to use it when I finish my Tudor Rose but for now I am really enjoining the process.

Last Saturday we had our annual CdA Dollhouse miniatures club's Christmas party at Beverly's in beautiful CdA, Idaho. I was very happy to see all ladies who attended the party since I don't have a chance to attend club's meetings very often due to the long distance. We had a wonderful lunch, shared the news, ups and downs, and exchanged the Christmas gifts with our Secret Santas. Cheryl, gave me these beautiful chairs in blue that I love a lot.


I gave Cheryl (it appeared she was my Secret Santa as well) a framed petit point Bunny, weaved rug and a little book for her new room box for a little girl she is working on.


It was such a fun to meet with the friends, especially in Christmas time! Thank you Cheryl and the rest of the group for your Christmas gifts!

Have a great week!

Natalia


See more at: http://thistle-threads.com.mytempweb.com/blog/index.php/2013/08/tudor-rose-online-course-open-for-registration/#sthash.p8eZkAHp.dpuf

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Dollhouse Miniature Christmas Stockings!


This year I am late with my dollhouse miniature Christmas stockings! However, better late than never, true!
I also haven't had enough time to finish more stockings but came up with some new designs that will be available in kits and patterns soon.


You can find them at my webstore www.dollhouseneedlepoint.com under "Finished Minis".

I hope you are enjoining your preparations for the Christmas!

Happy Merry coming Christmas!
Natalia

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

TUTORIAL: How To Put Dollhouse Miniature Slippers Together


Thank you very much for your nice and kind comments about publication of my Tutorial in the issue #187, 2013 of Miniatura magazine by Madelva Fernandez. I am very happy you liked it. For those, who is not subscribed for this wonderful miniature magazine that depicts the interesting work of many many miniaturists all over the world, I decided to post this Tutorial on my blog.

TUTORIAL: How To Put Dollhouse Miniature Slippers Together

You can purchase the slippers' kits at my webstore www.dollhouseneedlepoint.com, just click a button "Don't just sit there - Needlepoint" on the right hand side bar and go to the page Miniature Slippers Kits.


You will need:

- stitched slippers
- thin piece of leather
- cording of your choice
- glue
- scissors
- pencil
- thin card board
- PATIENCE!

1. Take the finished stitched pieces of slippers


2. Cut out a piece of silk gauze around the inside edges of each slipper



3. This is how it looks now


4. Cut the outside edges of each slipper in this way


5. Now your slippers look like this


6. Let's make the soles now. Take a piece of a thin card board paper and place one of your stitched slipper on it.
With a pencil mark the heel of a slipper leaving a little access for the ends to join each other. Outline the inside edges of the slipper.


7. Do the same to indicate the front of the slipper


8. Now, when you have all your necessary marks,


9. join them,


10. and cut out the way it is shown on the picture, following the lines of inside edges you outlined on the card board.


I don't use a template for my slippers, because each pair of the slippers I finish is individual, OOAK. Anyway, you need to learn how to make and adjust the soles for your slippers or shoes if you want to learn how to make them, :)))

11. Try to fit your new sole on the stitched slipper. If you feel like it is too long or too wide, trim the sides of the sole.



12. Mark it as R (right). This marked side will be the inside bottom of your slipper


13. Cut left sole using the template of the right sole


14. Now you have 2 soles ready: Left and Right


15. Take a piece of thin silk of matching color, put your soles with marks on the silk


16. and glue them to the silk. Let them dry and cut out following the edges.


17. Take the stitched slipper and the sole and glue them to each other starting with the most top, step by step. Don't apply glue on all pieces of cut silk gauze at the same time. Remember, that the white side of the sole is the outside bottom of your slipper.


18. Put dabs of glue on silk gauze and join the pieces to the bottom of the slipper.


19. Turn around and using the scissors or a wooden stick put some pressure from inside on the glued pieces. Let it dry.


20. After it dries,keep gluing all around the edges of the bottom of the sole.


21. turning around and putting some pressure from inside.


22. When you reach till the end, put these ends of the slipper together around forming the nice curve of the heel


23. Put little dabs of glue on the edges and glue the ends together


24. Your slipper now looks like this


25. Finish the second slipper the same way.


26. Prepare a thin piece of leather,


27. Place your slippers on the back side of it and glue to it. Let it dry properly.


28. After they are dried, cut the access of the leather out around each slipper with VERY sharp scissors.


29. This is how the leather bottom of your slippers looks like now.


30. Do the same to the second slipper and they are ready for the decoration


31. Put glue all around the edges of the slipper


32. and attach the cording of your choice


33. The slippers are done!


I hope you enjoyed the Tutorial. I would advice to ake the slippers with fabric first just to practice, :)))

Don't hesitate to contact me if you have any questions.

Thank you,
Natalia

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