Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Slow news day here

My current project is a swap for the Small World forum so I can't post any pictures. I'll just have to show you an older project today. A couple of years ago I recreated my childhood home in miniature. I grew up on a farm in the 1970s. My mom decorated our old house and it was beautiful...for the 70s. Looking back now, it seems very gaudy but it was the style of the day. I had to make most of the furnishings since 1970s style isn't very popular among miniaturists but that was both fun and challenging. The bedroom is my parents' room. The photo in front is my sister in the room in the late 70s. The other photo is the dollhouse kitchen. You may recognize the coppertone appliances and the wood look laminate table if you are old enough to remember this time period. The chairs were difficult to make but I'm really pleased with the final result. They look amazingly like the real ones we had - the real ones followed me when I got married. We were in college and had no money so we duct taped the tears in the vinyl and made do until we could get some better chairs. Ah, the good old days! The photo at the bottom of the page is my interpretation of the living room and of me with my siblings. The dolls were fun to do.


Brenda said...

I love the bedroom, Deana. Red is my favorite color. It's amazing that you found fabric with a mini-print that so closely matches the real thing!

De said...

Thank you, Brenda! I actually had to design the fabric on my computer to get such a good match. The bedspread was made with a Tshirt transfer on to knit fabric and the drapes are made from printed paper. It's easy to get the pleats that way.