another dyeing attempt with the tulips, first time round I wasn't satisfied with the results, at all
a new endeavour: building a home for all of the studio's more or less permanent occupants, they're spread all over the place and would like to try communal living; you see here the chaos during the build, the having to move everyone and everything about, sourcing building materials from my wood stash, plus other bits and bobs; the photo's aren't deliberately soft-focus, I discovered my lens was greasy, ah well makes the mess more bearable, no, yes.
|bundle into walnut dye|
|Malle and Haasje waiting amidst kitchen clutter|
|BirdBoy waiting impatiently|
|as a child I loved making doll's houses, in cupboards, on bookshelves, designing interiors, mixing odd bits of miniature furniture with cut-uts from magazines for the wall-papering and kitchen-tile floors, making tables from cardboard, sewing clothes for the dolls and barbies; at a certain age I stopped; I still love all things small|
now the time has come to start again with this doll house making thing, in many parts thanks to this inspiring book by Dutch artist Karina Schaapman, her book has been translated into many languages; if you are interested in her book click here
|storage boxes and miscellaneous objects|
this is very exciting.....
i love MakeOvers...no longer have
the Stuff myself, so i will love
long ago, i used to get the urge
and change everything in the house.
downstairs would go UP, upstairs
would come down. even once i took everything away. put it in boxes in the basement and had NOTHING
ANYWHERE for months. NOTHING. then brought it all back, one thing at a time.
anyway, as you can now see, things in the studio have happened for the gang, but still A Lot to do; ah well, tomorrow's another day to get that fixed ; i am off to grab a bite to eat with the men-folk
I knew we had a connection, I too have an attraction to smalls, I never could figure out why but I was immediately drawn to miniature anythings in the flea market tables.
Your natural history section is magnificent...did you build those display cases????
you have no idea, or maybe you do, how unmeasurably Happy this whole Project is making me feel; the love of tiny things is something we seem to have in common.....I won't analyze to why, it just IS
there is still lots to do and I have a feeling it will never be truly 'finished'
(like as a child a large part of the playing was the making, rather than the actual make-believe play with the dolls and other participants)
yes Julie a tiny = huge connection! the boxes are from Ikea;
Mo, despite the fact that he can be incredibly annoying, I do confess to having a soft spot for him too, but let's keep that to ourselves.....
Nancy.....we are waiting patiently and as I mentioned in a later post: more rooms can be added!!
haha Jan, well said, 'serious in the fairy-tale-telling' 'tis the truth
....isn't he just Grace