Candle tutorial

In the miniature group on Facebook that I'm in, it was a woman who said that you could make candles in cut straws. I decided to try to make them. I hope you understand my description. It's not that complicated, but it can get pretty messy ...

1 Light some real candles. I had three of them but if you want to do a lot of minicandles at the same time it's good to have more. Use a sheet of paper or anything else you can throw away later (It gets very messy) Cut the straws in different lengths depending on how long candles you want to make.

2 Pour some stearic on the paper and hurry to set up the straws before it solidifies.

3 Cut thread that will be the wick.

4 Pour the stearic into the straws. Fill up all and wait a little while before putting in the thread.

5 Add the thread. I found that if you lay the end of the thread in stearic and pinching the ends so the end gets hard, it will be easier to put it down the straw, but you can test what works best for yourself. Move the thread to the center the more the stearic hardens, and you get them well positioned.

6 When the stearic has hardened, take  them away of the paper. Push out the candles from the straws. I used a tool with a small ball at the tip. Then it would be easy to push out the lights of straws.

Hope you found this helpful! 

Christmas gifts

 I always have to get an outlet for my creativity and I LOVE Christmas when you are able to do lots of lovely and special gift wrapping solutions. One year I had wrapped a package to my little brother and put on a light trail run by battery. So when I would put it under the tree so I lit the same time and it was a nice decoration. But it's a bit sad that when you spent so much time on the packaging itself as you open the package after all then, and then you have to throw away all the decorations.

Today I´ve printed a lot of miniature Christmas paper, labels, Christmas cards, boxes, etc. 
So it'll be fun with my first Christmas in the miniature world. Then I can make Christmas gifts thats not meant to be opened, and does not take lot of space. =)


My projects right now

I have made a table and a mirror that I put up in the hall.
I'll make candlesticks and some accessories that should be on the table also.

Another project I'm doing right now is Christmas decorations.
I´m printing christmas wrapping paper, labels, boxes, and other things that have to do with Christmas.

We also have a Christmas Swap on our Facebook group right now. It went really well with the first swap I organized, so now we have our second.

I have decided that I will have giveaways here on the blog for my new readers.
It's really nice that so many people follow me and my miniatures.

Please comment my posts more so I may know who you are =)


Two sofas

Now I continue to decorate Lundby house =)
It's so fun!
Today I have built two sofas.
So now it happens a lot in the house, it has been collecting dust a long time but now it is much activity in there =)
(sorry for the bad quality)


When my son was little and I would decorate his room, I found this castle on the internet and absolutely fell in love with it! I was looking where to buy it and found it. But it cost 6000 SEK so there was no castle for me (my son). Instead I he got a bunk bed with a slide.
But the castle is still in my head. It´s so nice! I still want one of those in my son's room. I've been thinking of building one myself, but now that I would decorate the doll house, I realized that I can build it in miniature! I was so glad I could finally decorate with one of those even if it is only in miniature =)

Mine is not done yet, Im going to paint the steps so that the whole is white, then I put in floors and pillows and a lamp inside =) But this is how it looks so far:

And this is the original:

While I was watching TV ...

This is what I did while I was watching TV today

My livingroom 1:1 and 1:12

This is one part of my real livingroom. I have made everything myself.
The Tv is a picture from internet that I have scaled to the right size.
The plant is made of grape twigs (is that the right word for it??) that I have glued painted paper on to. It´s ok but I could have made more of an efford on the plant to make it more like the original.

The photos is photographed when they were up on the shelf and then changed in photoshop, then I printed the small pictures and glued them on cardboard and painted black on the back and sides.

The shelf is made of two ice cream sticks I glued together in the center.

Fotona har jag fotat när dom var uppe på hyllan och sen ändrat i photoshop, sen har jag skrivit ut dom små bilderna och klistrat fast dom på kartong och målat svart på baksidan och på sidorna.
Here you see it in full scale and miniature =) Its sooo fun to see everything become so small!

Wallpapers and floors

Here is a picture of the first wallpaper that I put in the dollhouse. I´ve also put in the floors for these two rooms.
The pictures is first without lighting from the camera, and then with. It´s so dark in my apartment right now so the colors didn´t came out right.


Finally, I started the renovation of the dollhouse. I've had the dollhouse standing in the kitchen for a long time, but postponed the renovation because it was so difficult.
I tried to paint the kitchen but it was the wrong kind of color and it was a very bad result. But now I finally get it, and decided me to unscrew everything. I noticed that it was really easy to unscrew because it was not glued. So now I have unscrewed everything, and poured hot water and dish soap in the bathtub and put the floor plate in the water. Then it was just to scrub off the paper floors.
I dont have time to renovate so much this weekend, but next week I will really get started =)


I didnt got any plans to get a dollhouse right now.
Then I saw this in a flea market group on fb, and now, one and a half hour later, its on my kitchen table =)
So now I'll start renovating it, adding new floor and wallpapers, building furniture and put in lighting. It will be very fun!
You will see the process here on the blog =)


My apartment in miniature

This is the photos I have in the livingroom.
Here you can see the photos in real scale and in miniature scale =)


My paintings, this is part of "my apartment in miniature"-project

Fabrics and treads

Today I have been sick. I was out seven hours in the sun yesterday without drinking water or be in the shade.
I got sunstroke. I have a fever but I wanted to make a few miniatures.
When the drowsiness subsided, I began making fabric "rolls", balls of yarn and tiny spools of thread.
I also started making shoes out of clay that will be in the walk-in-closet.
If I manage to make the shoes (it was quite difficult with this type of clay, it probably works better with polymer clay) I'll post a description how to do them so that you too can make small high-heeled shoes =)


Fairy costume

I made a dummy that I would have in the craft room of my minihouse, then I thought it should look like someone has sewn a costume on it, so I made a fairy dress with wings =)