vrijdag 12 september 2014

Baby Room

This is a new theme we (Artofmini.com) have presented this Spring.
The wardrobe, dresser, cot, children's' bench, shelves and step stool are all new laser cut kits.

It was so much fun to make this room. 

 See the butterfly on the lamp?


donderdag 11 september 2014

French Castle Series

Finally I'm back on Blogspot. The last year we emigrated to another country. I can tell you it was a lot of work! In the meantime we did develope and manufacture new kit of course. As always this gives so much pleasure. Oh gosh, I just love the French Old Style, do you? This room divider, French desk and tray kit are a part of our new French Castle Series. You can find the room dividers in our webshop Artofmini.com http://www.artofmini.com/contents/en-uk/d65_Kamerschermen-Artofmini.com.html. The desk you can find in the furniture kit series http://www.artofmini.com/contents/en-uk/d123_Meubels,_Artofmini.com.html We have so many new kits added to our website. It is worth to take a peek!

maandag 13 mei 2013

The Old Hill

It seems that I just cannot find the time to keep up with my blog. So sorry for this.
The last theme I have presented was this spring and was called "The Old Hill". This is a shop where animals are having a leading role. Just look at the pictures and enjoy!

zondag 11 november 2012

Olivier & Co

When there was a Old Bear House with all it's inhabitants, it would be logical if there would come a bear shop. Well: here it is OLIVIER & CO. The teddy bears can buy anything here: from fabrics to spices, from bread to tea.

Front view of Olivier & Co.
This shop was a real challenge for me to make: half scale but filled with detail like as in 1:12th scale.

Bakery Corner. 
All the furniture is called the Olivier Series and is laser cut. There is a great choice of graphics that create an amazing addition to the furniture. There are graphics in Dutch and in English, which you can combine endlessly.

The Grocery and Spice department.
 It took me several months to make the Old Bear House and the Olivier & Co Shop, but, oh gosh, what a joy to do so!

zaterdag 10 november 2012

The Inhabitants of the Old Bear House

After a hard day work (helping Papa Bear), it is so nice to get into a warm bath! A drop of water is on the little bears nose and on the back of his head. The same as with the chicken on the other photo: I alsways wondered why not do something else with a teddy bear: why not putting him into a bath????? 

Tiny wet paws are on the floor. Dripping onto the carpet, rubbing the fur on his back dry......oh, never mind...the fire is nice and warm and this will dry in a minute!

Into the corner is little Brenda playing with her coocker and tiny dollhouse. Have you seen the little turtle? He is bringing back the books that have been read. 

Oh, Oh, what have we done.....quick, hide, if I cannot see mama, than she cannot see me.......or does she???? 
Are we both hidden for mama? What do you think?

From the bear kit Buster, I changed it into a girl. Eating her banana, she is helping her mother with bringing all the food to the dining table on the patio. Gosh, what will they all enjoy eating here, later on this evening!

It was real lovely to make this project and when the lamps are shining and the fire is burning, Oh boy, I have to admit I'm a bit proud of it. It has turned up to be a real cosy house and I just keep looking  at it :).

vrijdag 9 november 2012

Old Bear House

The bears kits of Emily Farmer are absolutely wonderful to make. I made them each with an own character and a playing a part of their own story. But ...... they had still have to live somewhere? 
The "Old Bear House" is specially made for these bears and is althought it is in the half scale, it is very easy to work in and with. This is due to the height of the ceilings. My bears just love to live in this gorgeous old cosy house. This house I presented at the International Dollhouse Fair in Apeldoorn (Holland) in October 2012.

I used hobby clay to give the walls a nice old look, to make a chimney (there is real smoke comming out of the chimney!!) and to make the roof. This is very simple to do. You can just use cheap glue for wood and paste the clay onto this. It will hold perfectly.

I found some gorgeous plants and flowers that I just love to use. They are laser cut and you can even paint them if you wish to do so. I use them for almost verything now for the half scale as nice flowers, plants for in the garden, as weed and as spices. But I also use them frequently in the 1/12th scale as small garden plants and flowers and as weed. Just let you imagination go, there are so many possibilities!
On the photo below, you can also see the use of the plants and.....papa Bear! 
He is going to dispose some "weed" and garden waste.
The chicken on his head is just a funny detail. I thought: Why only placing them on the ground...they love to sit high :).

zaterdag 28 juli 2012

Serie Florentine Shop Furniture

This is the first project of the joint venture with Jacominis.com: the whole line of furniture (and more...) of the Haberdashery Shop. All the kits are laser cut, so they fit perfectly together. All kits come with a legenda, instructions with photo's and are easy to make. You will be stunned by the result! They are available now in our webshop www.artofmini.com.