It's been such a long time, I know, I'm a bad, bad, bad blogger. But luckily I'm not a bad, bad, bad miniaturist! I've been working hard on my flower kits, and this is the result: a huge amount of geraniums, which I hope you'll like.
I only have to decide where to put them and how to pot them. But this is another story...
I'll leave you with some pictures of my miniature flowers. I hope it'll motivate you to create some wonderful minis this week.
lunedì 13 aprile 2015
So, after the flower shop, here is an update on the grocery shop. Well, really it's more like an epicerie in the french way, a fine boutique with delicatessen from the world.
The shop is developed on two floors, The bottom, where customers can go and purchase deli food, and the top, where ideally they can sit down and have a bite before continuing with their shopping.
You can see a close up of the butcher's counter, with many meaty items made by...erm, sorry I can't remember who!, but not me as I'm not that patient when it comes to fimo sculpting :) The only items which I made myself are the eggs, the sausages, and the feathered bird on the right hand side. You can also notice in the background a selection of pickles, all hand made and bottled by me.
Then, on this counter you can see some pasta which I made out of fimo clay, and some of which I also packaged into some glass containers with the Italian flag colours around as decoration.
Finally, on the table, some handmade savoury items made by me (including the dishes): all the tomato sauce pasta, all the pesto pasta, and the pasta salad; and some bought ones: the chicken and skewer with meat and peppers.
I hope you'll like it!
martedì 10 marzo 2015
martedì 3 marzo 2015
Here I am, it's been a long time since I've last shown you my flowers shop. I've been slowly filling it with all sorts of flowers, ranging from ready bought wedding-favours-style ones, to the beautiful ones from Pascale Garnier. Well, ideally it'd be nice to have only handmade flowers in the shop; but as it'll take a long time to achieve that, and I don't want to see an empty shop during the next few years, I've had to use some quick fixes, right?!
So anyways, on with the pictures! I hope you'll enjoy them.
I've also made the typical tin vases from cardboard...
And my latests army of tulips, from Pascale Garnier's kits.
mercoledì 14 gennaio 2015
A big thank you to everyone who took the time and welcomed me back, either by posting a message here on this blog, or by sending me an email. It really means a lot to me! Thank you!
Since I showed you a picture of my antiques shop in the previous post, I've decided it wouldn't do any harm to explore it a bit more.
You can see here below a detail of the lamp which beautifully hangs from the ceiling. In the background of the same picture you can also see the armchair made by me ages ago! And also some shell decorations which I made inspired after a trip to the sea in southern Italy.
In the second picture you can see some candelabras and art deco lights I made. And also a close up of the fake stone details. Made out of egg carton boxes, painted with some sand mixed into the acrylic.
Then a few details of what's on the table. Some tatted centrepieces, a shell box (again made after the sea trip), a doll under a dome, and much more.
And just so you know, I made the stairs myself, using a wooden fan (well, maybe 3 fans), which I skilfully dismantled and cut into small pieces, following an online tutorial (sorry I can't remember which one).
Well, I hope you've enjoyed this pics! See you soon with the next shop!