Monday, March 26, 2012

photo prop - doll House

Over the weekend I finished a small doll house to be use as photo props for my fuzzy bears. I had contemplated to built a room box, but the cost is just too much, a single piece of base wood would be as much as the doll house kit with almost the same quality if not lower grade of chip wood, and the kit has everything pre-cut so I did't need to get additional tools. 

I had left the back and top open, add wood stick panel to the interior and white painted all walls except the floor. I then prep one side wall of the the house, along with the second floor, as separate pieces so they can be move around, and for ease of storage. The little chairs are made from scraps, not bad for a simple kit......

Here is the final set up, so much easier to use (and with clearer photos, less editing required) then using the light tent, which for some reason I can never get any clean/crisp shots. I will fine tone the doll house as we go, but for now, I am very happy with the doll house (and I  know my bears are happy too). Incidentally, sweet pink fuzzy bear has gone to a good home.... :D

Thursday, March 22, 2012

fabric lined ear for fuzzy bunny

For my new fuzzy Bunny, I've added a bit of fabric to break up the monotone body by lining the inner ear flap with scraps of Japanese cotton fabric. To round out the bottom of fabric, I had made sure I cut enough slits and ironed the edge flat. And this time, instead of running stitches, I hand sewn the fabric onto fuzzy ears using single stitches .... love how the ears turned out. I will try position the ears right side up for my next bunny project, but for now, I must work more on photo background set up so I can have a nicer crispier white background.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Japanese yarns

I am drooling over these delicious Japanese fuzzy yarns..... :D---------- 
none are available here in the States, auuuughhhhhh....... :(

Saturday, March 10, 2012

paper rose for petiteElephant

I have been wanting to make paper flowers for my petiteElephants and I finally found a technique that I like (from MaryDrab's video) to make paper roses. I used 2.5 x 2.5 thin scrapbook paper instead of card stock, added stem/leaf, and the mini rose turned out beautifully.... :D


Thank you MaryDrab for making this easy to understand and wonderful tutorial:

I made four Etsy Treasury ......

for Handmade Circle March Madness Team Promotion