Thursday, October 13, 2011

Detail work

My homemade ceiling light is clunky but it works. I used a battery powered tea light and replaced the plastic candle flame with a clear Christmas ornament globe. Since the switch is on the bottom of the tea light I had to suspend it low enough to be able to reach the switch. The chains worked well. The top of the left hand cabinet displays a tiny dollhouse complete with landscaping.
I made a tomato pin cushion and used craft foam to make more blocks of "polymer clay." I filled a small clear box with unopened blocks of clay and a second is filled with scraps. I also added an iron and ironing board to the room. The basket on top of the shelf is filled with multi colored cording for rugs. There are more books on the shelf, too.
Take-out coffee and a chocolate bar - now we're really ready for a marathon mini session.

Now if I could get those tea light manufacturers to put the switch on the side instead of the bottom...

7 comments:

Kathi said...

Looks great. I love the chair! :D

Jean Day said...

What a great idea for your light!! It looks really good. Love the room, you must spend a lot of time in there on your small days. Cheers, Jean

De said...

Thank you both! Jean, I wish my real craft room was as neat. Then I'd want to spend more time in there instead of hauling everything out on a tray, lol.

Kathi, the chairs are just fabric covered foam core on simple bent wire frames. They look good but are super easy.

Maria Ireland said...

What a great idea for the light. It looks fantastic. I love this room.
Hugs Maria

De said...

Thanks, Maria. I love it, too. I'm having a lot of fun figuring out what all needs to go inside. I want it to look real and well used but not messy. So far, so good, I think.

Drora's minimundo said...

I wish my work room looked as neat as your mini one. I too, haul my staff to the kitchen table. Keeps me fit, running there and back.
I love your work.
Hugs

Kim said...

I have to echo everyone else--what a great light! I want to shrink down and spend my day in this room :)