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.
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!
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.
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!
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?????
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!
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?
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
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 :).
The bearskitsof EmilyFarmer are absolutely wonderfulto 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. Mybearsjust 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 :).
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.