Friday, September 27, 2013

My Rose Tutorial in Woman's World Magazine

My rose painting technique tutorial is published in the October 7, 2013 issue of Woman's World out today in stores.
The tutorial is on page 37.
I guess you'll all recognize it!
Hugs to you all! ♥♥♥

Monday, September 9, 2013

Chairs and a Bed

For the  past couple of weeks I've been dabbling in furniture making. I started off with a miniature dollhouse  chair. It's the template from House of Miniatures. 
 I just printed out the page with the parts of the chair, cut them out, traced them on veneer wood and cut those out.
I decided to test it out with lace. It has been very popular in my Etsy shop.
So I made a couple more!
 This chair is still available here:
The ottoman is a little more difficult to make than the chair. I didn't have a template for it. I just winged it.
Then I decided to make a bed. *The ruffle comforter and the long ruffle pillow at the end of the bed & one little ruffle pillow were made by Thewendydollhouse here on Etsy:
*The top sheet with the lace trim and the pillow case with the lace trim were made by Debbie's Designs also on Etsy:

I made the mattress, mattress sheet, and the hand painted roses pillow.
The bed is hand painted with twig garlands, roses, sunflowers and roses and birds.
The bed is available here:
I found a nice tutorial for a bistro folding chair(it doesn't actually fold). I found it here:
This chair is still available here:
I'm still looking for something new to try this week.  I'm just researching Pinterest until something sparks the imagination. Have a wonderful week!