May 25, 2014

Queen Anne chair sneak peek

With the wedding drawing nearer every day I've been busy with lots of details. We had some great weather last week and so I was able to take some time for minis too. I love working on our balcony and thankfully I have a really comfy chair :) 

What I came up with is this Queen Anne chair. I got the plan from the book I bought last year although I followed it only partially. I didn't make tenon joint but I jointed the whole chair with pegs. How can you get so tiny pegs? Well, you sand down a toothpick of course! 

Although it still has many flaws and isn't complete yet I am so very proud of this chair. It is by far the most detailed piece I've made. It took me quite some time to figure everything out but I think that the second one should be easier to make since I know where I made mistakes with this one. I heard somewhere that if you know of one way how not to do/make something you're one step closer to knowing how to do it properly (or something along those lines). 

As far as a first attempt at this style goes I think it turned out great. I was afraid that it wouldn't go together properly and was completely thrilled when it did! That feeling when you put everything together and you see that it's going to work..... it just makes all the trial and error worth it!

I would love to hear what you think! It's still not finished of course but it already has the general shape. I'm not sure if I'll be able to put on the brackets on either side of the legs. Perhaps I should have made them before I glued everything together, but I was just too excited to see if it would turn out as it should. I will try to add them to this one but if not the next one will definitely have them. And next time there will be more pictures of the process and hopefully of this one finished. I already have the cabriole legs for three more chairs so I'll be able to take lots of photos!

Until next time!


May 12, 2014

The person behind the miniatures :) Photo by Inaya

Hello again :)

I think that I have never shared a picture of myself here... I've decided it's about time you see the person behind the miniatures you've been seeing for a few years now :)

Last Saturday we had a little pre-wedding photo shoot with Inaya. She is a brilliant photographer! If you remember she photographed some of my minis and she will also be doing our wedding photos. We love how the pictures turned out and we also had a lot of fun on Saturday :) So thank you again Inaya for a wonderful afternoon and amazing photos!

I asked her for a picture of me with one of my minis so I could share it with all of you :)

So this is me :) The face behind all the minis :)

If anyone is interested you can also see more of our photos from that day in her blog post. I've decided not to put them here, but anyone who is interested can still see them :)

Hope you all have a great week and make lots of minis!

Until next time!


May 11, 2014

Giveaway results are in :)

Thank you everyone for your well wishes and lovely comments! As promised I have drawn two winners.

I decided to do this the old fashioned way and write names on pieces of paper and then draw.

The winner of the stool is.....

Congratulations Lisa! Please send me your shipping info so this can get to you as soon as possible.

And the secret prize winner who will get to choose one of these wands is...

Congratulations Blanche! Please let me know which wand you would prefer and of course your address. 

Thank you to everyone who participated in this giveaway. There will be more goodies for everyone this year so check back often :)

And of course congratulations to both winners!

Until next time!