Monday, November 14, 2011

Model Monday: Working on the house

So you may have noticed that I use little wooden models to show off my furniture in my posts. However I don't think I have ever introduced them! I have a family of three that help me out and work for free!!! Because of their hard work I promised them a house..... and I promised it quite a while ago......

Anyway, recently I have been working on it and they have been oh so excited! It is furnished with a lot of the furniture I have for sale, but I will be making some special pieces just for the house because I hope someday to pass it down to my daughter!

Here is the progress I have made on the house so far.... I need to add trim, and do the outside of the house, but the inside is getting there. This is a Greenleaf Orchid house. I probably won't be putting a lot of the frills on that it comes with.... as you can see, the models have more of a modern taste.

Also I will officially introduce the family. First the man of the family, Murph. He's checking out the pool table I am letting them borrow (it's for another project that is way behind on schedule). He was my first model and has been a real asset to my business...

Second is his dear wife, Esmeralda (Or Esmey for short). She is very sweet and has been very patient with me as I struggle to find time to work on their house! She also has reminded me that I need to put drapes on the to-do list.

Lastly, is their son Paulie. He's sitting on the kitchen floor waiting for cookies to come out of the oven. Looks like I need to work on a kitchen dining set!

That's all for this edition of Model Monday. Stay tuned for additional episodes in their little wooden lives!

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Who doesn't like candy???

Well I was sitting with my sister going through all of my fabric trying to come up with some new ideas. I thing I have stared at my fabrics for so long that I just felt uninspired :(

Thankfully my sister has a creative eye as well and pulled four completely different fabrics out and said "This looks like candy!" And from that sprang the idea for my Candy Bar!!

It's something completely different from what I have done in the past, but I thoroughly enjoyed putting it together. It includes a brightly colored bar, 4 barstools, 2 display stands and some brightly colored jars of candy!

Here is the Etsy listing for it if you are interested in reading more: click here

Please let me know what you think and if you have any suggestions for improvements!

Hugs, Ara

Muffy Chairs in their Place

Hi All,

I know its been a while.... I have been hard at work! First I wanted to just do a quick post showing you the Muffy chairs I did in their final setting!

I hand delivered the little chair and sofa and got to sit and play with my customer putting this scene together! It was a blast!

I am thinking I will be doing some more Muffy Vanderbear furniture in the future!

I have been a busy bee so I will be doing a few more posts tonight showing my work!!

Hugs, Ara

Monday, September 12, 2011

Slowly making headway... Bear Furniture!

Hello all,

I'm still super busy with a growing 3 month old, but I am finding time here and there to continue with my furniture making business.

Before I had my baby, my aunt asked me if I could make her a custom set of chairs for her Muffy the Bear collection. I don't know how many Muffy's she has but she has a nitch in her kitchen for a new scene every month! She said Muffy definitely needed some new furniture and she gave me the fabric she liked. She also gave me a bear to do the sizing off of. Here are the chairs:

And here is one of the chairs with Muffy Vanderbear herself! Don't tell my aunt she's naked... she'd freak out.... but she gave me a bear with a Valentines Day outfit on and it just didn't mesh well with the black and white chairs lol.

It was kind of nice working in a scale other than doll house scale for a little bit. But never fear, I will always make doll house furniture... working on something rather tedious right now. Will post when I get further along with it!

hugs, ara

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Hello out there!

Hi Friends.... I am starting up this blog to journal and help promote my miniatures business! I tried doing one before but gave up when business got slow... but not this time. I plan to record all my business triumphs and fails... have fun posts on how-to's and a post every Thursday called "Thursday's Things"!

I have a 2 month old baby right now so working on my mini's can be tough... but I now have a little help watching her during the week so I plan to get stuff done! whoo hoo!

For those of you new to my blog and business, I only sell my items on Etsy. I can take requests over the blog but they must be paid for through Etsy. It's not too hard to join the site if you haven't already. And all the items on there are worth joining anyhow!

I am showing a picture of my most recent furniture for sale (pre-baby) but will have new stuff soon enough!

Hugs to all, Ara