venerdì 27 luglio 2012


This miniature lady is modeling my very first wig. Yep, I'm using this head just to model the wigs. (The hair that you see can actually be taken off the head, and put on a hat stand).

My idea is to have a few wigs on display in one of my many shops of the shopping centre. Eventually, once I'll have enough wigs, I'll redress (yes, come on, the dress of this doll is absolutely ugly) and re-do the hair of this lady, but for the time being she'll have to be very patient with me and let me experiment with viscose.

Viscose is one of the messiest materials I've worked with so far. After a whole morning of wigging, and after a thorough clean up of my place, I'm still picking up viscose bits here and there. Quite frankly I'm not a big fan of sticky fingers with sticky viscose on, and viscose flying around the place, landing everywhere. But hey, I like the result, so I'll keep making some more wigs!

Here you can see some pics of the wig, I hope you'll enjoy seeing them!

domenica 15 luglio 2012

Miniature Shoes

Hello! As you can see, the construction works have been interrupted again in order to leave room to some accessories making -which is my favorite part!-
I have been wanting to make miniature shoes for ages, but I've always been too shy to attempt it. But this time I decided that I HAD to try it....So there you go, my very first 5 pairs of shoes!!!! Ta da!!!!
Even though they're imperfect in many ways, I still love them, and I think that they will look cute in my women's fashion boutique, paired with some lovely dresses (yet to be sewn of course, you know it'll take me a while to even get to that!).
Of course now that I've started to make miniature shoes, I have plenty more leather colors and fabrics that I want to experiment, mix and match with different styles, and so on. I think this might be like with the hats...After I made the first hat I HAD to make more, it was so addictive.
Well, I'll leave you with these pics for the time being, and I'll go back to more shoes making :)
Enjoy xx

PS. Sorry for the blurry pics, but the weather here in England is so horrible that it's almost impossible to take pics with some sun rays!

venerdì 29 giugno 2012


And...continuing with the series 'slowly but steadily', here's the works that have been going on in the patisserie shop!
The patisserie will be on two floors, the lower one with counters full of cakes and individual desserts, and the top floor with tables where customers can sit and enjoy a cup of tea with something sweet to compliment it.
As you can see from the pics, there's still loads to be done. The counters are still missing, and the only 3 bits of furniture that you see for the time being is just to give an idea of the colour scheme; Pastel pink and green for the walls, and deep dark brown furniture for some added contrast. Remember that my setting is the late 1800s, early 1900s!

As you can see from the closeup, there's still lot to be done to the balcony, there's still metal trimmings missing to cover up the front bits, plants to be put along the railings, and so on......

And here's another bit to show you the fake red marble in contrast with the wooden columns, and the hand made floor (yep, another one!). A lot of wall lights are installed, just think what they'll all look like once they're lit! And of course the main central chandelier is still waiting patiently in a box to take its place. 

I hope you've enjoyed to see the progress in my shopping centre, and I hope that you'll forgive my lack of posts in the past few weeks. Unfortunately this is a very busy period for me, and I haven't been able to devote to minis as much time as I would have liked to. 
Enjoy your weekend ahead!

martedì 7 febbraio 2012

Pull Along Toys

Here we are! I've been working a lot lately, and I have a lot of structural work to show you...if only I'd grab my camera and snap some good pics...So, in the meantime, something more fun than structures. I've been wanting pull along toys for a very long time, but due to their price (especially because in a toy shop I needed more than one!) I've always postponed my purchase. In the end last week I went and bought some material and made the toys myself. What do you think? I've found that they're very addictive to make, and now I've got many more ideas for them. In fact I've already gone to buy some more plastic animals. I'm now waiting for the wheels so that I can go ahead and design more pull alongs :) Which one is your favorite so far?!