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New Miniatures & 1:12 Furniture Sale

Filed under Art Projects, Fruit Paradise Kit, Miniatures, Shadowbox/Room Box, Shannon Cooper
Update! A newer post about Shannon’s artwork is here.

Before I show off Design Team Member Shannon Cooper’s wonderful The Doll Maker’s Room, here’s a preview of 3 new items (also used by Shannon in her artwork)! That new 4×4 Room Box is a nice, small size, but see below for the many, many, many items Shannon has fit inside!

The Doll Maker’s Room by Shannon Cooper!

I sooo love Shannon’s tiny, filled-to-the-brim sewing scene! Here’s a bit from her blog post:

Sometimes the smallest of things spark the greatest happiness. Whether it comes in the smile of a newborn baby, a kitty jumping in your lap for a snuggle, or an espresso macaron, finding joy in your everyday life is essential. Lots of times it is just there waiting for you to see it.

Joy presented itself to me via Alpha Stamps in the form of a 1:12 scale Vintage Sewing Table, which is nearly as nice as a warm kitty in your lap. The Vintage Sewing Table led to (surprise!) a Vintage Sewing Machine, then a 4 x 4 inch square room box to put the table, followed by a shelf… well, when it was all said and done, I had the makings of a little sewing room and I couldn’t have been happier.

I tweaked the idea of a sewing room into a little doll maker’s space early on, mostly after assembling the Tiny Spice Rack into a ribbon holder. Don’t ask how that translated into “doll maker’s studio” because I couldn’t tell you. It just sort of happened.

The color scheme came from the Fruit Paradise 6×6 Paper Pad and a couple of really sweet Tiny Resin Cherries Cabochons (used as curtain tie backs). I assembled and painted a Black Chair Kit and sewed a teensy cushion for the seat and painted a Miniature Red Metal Chair while I was at it. There’s a Tiny Picnic Basket on the floor that holds a rag doll and some paper dolls as well as a crocheted basket full of dolls in progress under the sewing table.

The 1:12 Wall-Mount Mail Holders Set (swoon!) were turned into bitty bins for fabric, patterns, button cards, and even a silly rabbit. I really love those holders! After assembling them, I slathered modeling paste over the surface with my finger, left them to dry, then painted the holders with white acrylic paint. They were sanded a bit, given a blotchy floral paint job, and finally aged with a smidgeon of watered down brown acrylic paint. They are pretty cute in a very rustic sort of way. It works here, I guess. I mimicked the paint job on the spice rack for cohesion.

I love how this project turned out! (And see below for TWO windows designed to fit the room box, including the one painted white in this project.) See more photos in Shannon’s blog post. Plus here’s a link to her supply list. And check below as lots of items from her project are included in today’s sale!

New & Back in Stock Goodies

So many new things to mention today, they’re not all covered in the previews below (plus the room box and related goodies above)! Click here to see all of them!

Plus see the flash sale below, as some of the new items are included!

1:12 Scale Furniture ON SALE!

All on sale at 30% off! (And that chair is in Shannon’s artwork!)

The sale ends at midnight TOMORROW NIGHT, August 2nd.

Highlights are below, but click FLASH SALE to see everything! (Over 40 items!)

Posted by Leslie, August 1st, 2019

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