Monday, July 5, 2010

Tiny things

I really like miniatures though I don't think I have the patience to create really intricate ones. I had some fun making this little set of furniture from the scraps that I retrieved from the off-cuts bin at our woodworkers club. I cut the pieces out on the band saw (my favourite machine) and glued them together. Sometimes I use tiny nails but mostly the glue is so good that it will break the wood before it will fall apart. I knitted the baby's teensy dress on very fine needles using fine cotton. (honestly, some people just don't have enough to do with their time.)
It's a beaut hobby because it hardly costs anything, even the bedclothes are scraps of left-overs. I did buy the paint though.
The newsletter looms again and I'll be busy with that for a while, so I'll see you in a few days. Bye for now.


  1. Absolutely adorable! I think my fingers would be too big and clumsy for such fine work!

  2. Oh that would go perfect with the little rocking horse. Thats so cute

  3. Not ready it takes a lot of gritting of teeth.

    Donz I'll have a word with Bob.

  4. Adorable. You are such a creative soul. And so much patience for such details! xo m.

  5. So where did this cute little set find a home?
    No idea how you could deal with such fine and small knitting