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Monday, July 10, 2017

On holiday, so a little time for minis.

 Hello Readers,

Yes I am hopeless but unfortunately real life often does get in the way of my mini life. With my current position at work it tends to be the school holidays that I get to finally get back into mini making. My poor Victorian house gets covered over for up to ten weeks at a time and every now and then I lift its covers and say....yes one day I will get back to completing you....after all where is all that furniture going to go?


I recently bit the bullet so to speak, purchasing some miniature tiles for my house...due to the cost I could really only afford to do 3 areas. (Seriously the tiles I purchased are more expensive then the real life tiles I have in my current house....scary I know)
 The first area was the house foyer or entrance...this went pretty smoothly. I used matboard as a base and glued each tile to it. They are really bright, which has lead me to wonder...what on earth (Colour wise) am I going to put with it?









The 2nd area I tried was the bathroom...ok so I was totally clueless when it came to the border tiles but what I have is it.....I managed to pull it apart several times and had enough...note to self...never use border tiles again....I'm sure there is some sort of magic number that makes it work...but I have no clue...hopefully my fixtures can cover the multitude of mistakes.


I started the veranda today...so far so good...very painful at the edges but I might have to have many  decorative planter boxes...I don't know....maybe I am too critical of my own skills but its never quite what I want it to look like...


I wish I could be like many of the miniature makers I talk with online...some of them throw something together fairly quickly....and make quick decisions....does anyone else agonize about every little detail?

Well back to gluing....those tiles await...
IndyPoppy

10 comments:

  1. As miniaturists, we tend to obsess over the tiniest detail...much more than we would probably do in real house decoration. Your tiles look great and any 'fault' you think you see just adds to the story of the owners of the house :0)

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    1. There are plenty of faults...hopefully with time my agonizing over them will pass.

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  2. Hello Indy Poppy,
    The tiles were well worth the expense...they are beautiful. Miniatures are like a painting...you see everything in one look so it is important to get every detail right. I have been working on my kitchen for about 3 weeks now...after 2 years of sketching and drawing. I think most miniaturists do agonize over every detail...that's what makes miniatures such a wonderful form of art.
    Big hug
    Giac

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    1. I'm glad to hear that Im not the only one that agonizes over decisions...I guess I get frustrated when I see others completed projects and there moving onto the next....I don't think mine will ever be close to completion :(

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  3. You've chosen beautiful tiles! :]

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    1. Thankyou Otterine, I do love them...and hate them for getting the better of me.

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  4. Wouldn't it be great if we didn't have to worry about the cost of miniatures? The tile looks great - looking forward to seeing your progress.

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    1. Yes it would be fantastic....I have done several things to cut the cost of building...using coffee stirrers for bricks is one example...but some I cant seem to skimp on...the tiles are something I longed for...so I guess thats why my grumpiness came out at myself for them not looking quite right.

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