Thursday, June 9, 2022
Thursday, April 21, 2022
Why must I make things harder for myself? If I would just go down to classic scale I'd have all the wonderful doll furniture at my fingertips. But I just like traditional models better so therefore everything must be 1:9 scale instead. I've found for small things like food and dishes you can bend the rules, the scales are close enough small things look okay. Not the case with furniture... So now that I've made tables and desks that got me thinking I wanted a kitchen for my not even constructed dollhouse. Because reasons. Anyway I've been working on cabinets and got those pretty close to done so I felt it was time to have a kitchen sink too.
Saturday, April 9, 2022
The table I posted last week was a 3D print that I painted to make look even cooler. Painting 3D prints is relatively easy and requires a few supplies! It's a great way to rescue a print that may be a bit wonky.
Primer: I use rustoleum sand-able primer. I'm biased though...
Sand paper: to sand down any rough spots.
Paint: Once primed you can use acrylics or continue with spray paints. It really depends on the finish you want.
Painting with acrylics:
The table and chairs started out in a bit of rough shape. They were all rejects. The chairs were missing their crossbar between the legs because it broke out while removing support. The table had a massive bit of stinging right through the top. I sanded the top down a bunch until it felt smooth.
Saturday, April 2, 2022
Monday, March 14, 2022
Over the pandemic when absolutely everything was closed my studio became my shelter. I could shut everything going on in the world down and happily work on creating new props. I made tiny furniture because I was sick of looking at all of my same-old stuff. I made a sleigh for christmas, I'd always wanted to work on a vehicle! But now, everything is open, I've had all the shots and as I want to go back out into the world I find myself feeling tired. Spending every weekend packing up orders. The non-stop hum of my 3d printer. The never ending lists of prints on my to-do board. Every new order would put a smile on my face, I enjoyed boxing them up for their new home and making my packaging look fancy. Now while I am extremely grateful, I find that the burn-out is catching up. I don't think I'm the only person in the hobby experiencing this, I think it's pretty common for anyone doing one thing for a long time to need a break. So I'm going to be taking one. Because burn-out and mental health are important. Recognizing that something is not making you happy even if it once did. I'm going to work on a few me projects. I'm going to crochet a bit. I'm going to relax without to-do lists or due-dates. This is not me saying I will be radio silent, I'll probably still update this blog (as infrequently as ever) and post on my instagram. As my favorite soap maker on youtube would say, "Do something fun for yourself today." Like setting up your doll in a comfy chair with a cat. Or figuring out how to make a fireplace to make it even cozier.
Sunday, February 6, 2022
If you follow my Instagram, you may notice I'm on a bit of a furniture kick. I don't ask why, I just go with it. So I found this really great tutorial for making armchairs. I figured why not try it for my 1:9 dolls?
So here's the link to the youtube: https://youtu.be/R7EAc9g5NSE . The creator kindly has a link to here pattern in the description. You'll need to rescale it to 1:9 if you want it for breyer dolls.
I cut my pattern out. The print was kinda wonky, cutting some parts of the chair in half but I'm sure it will be fine. Also I only have reallllly thick foam. So here we go!
Funny story so before Anthony and I started dating, my roommate was trying to wing-woman. He asked her what he could get to woo me... He brought me glue sticks 😂. Totally worked too! Anyway, I glued my template down on the foam then cut out the pieces. From my saddle making, I cut the C piece then cut B from it so they would match.
Then assemble it. The cat approves.
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