The dollhouse area of terra toys made me swoon. #atx #miniatures #12:1 #dollhouse (at Terra Toys)
Curious History: The Doll’s House of Petronella Oortman, 1686-1705
Step into the doll house and find out how the rich lived in the 17th century. The doll’s house belonging to the rich merchant’s wife, Petronella Oortman, quickly gained fame as a world wonder. The doll’s house is fully furnished and every piece is made exactly to scale. It provides a unique view of the interior of an aristocratic family’s home.
In the 17th century, a doll’s house was not a child’s plaything, but a pastime for adult women, comparable to the art collection of a gentleman. This is one of three 17th century doll’s houses that have survived intact. Petronella ordered miniature porcelain objects from China and commissioned furniture makers and artists to decorate the interior. It was extremely costly to create a model house like this. Petronella probably spent between twenty and thirty thousand guilders on her doll’s house. In the 17th century, she would have been able to buy a real house along one of the canals for that price.
Playing around with some new ring blanks I got on sale at Joann’s. Wish they had more colors in the bag though.
Filigree ring topped with a small serving tray of pastries - an eclair, a cream puff, a chocolate covered strawberry, a madeleine cookie, and two macarons.
This ring is one of a kind, so once it’s sold, I won’t be making another just like it. Find it here: [link]
you never knew you liked miniature clothes in light bulbs until you saw them. :)
Chocolate Chip Cookie Prep Board from my stream last night.
I had a lot of fun making this one. The silver bowl is something I put together with a small plastic container that was cut down and painted with metallic paint. The cup…is not permanent. It melted in the oven and I had to even out the top (which is why the milk inside is a little higher than the cup). I just threw it in for the picture but I’ll be redoing the cup today.
The raw eggs are just there so I’d have an excuse to try out using scenic water. It was a success, even though it left a very strange bubble as it dried. I’ll be experimenting with tinting it when I make soup next.
I’m selling this not put together. I’ve left it loose so whoever buys it gets to put it together however they want (or leave it loose).
Taking this to the indie craft fair I’m going to in a couple of weeks. :)
This is the last post for tonight about Nunu’s House. :)
I love this one! The details is amazing. If her/his finger is not there, I wouldn’t believe that it’s a miniature!
I’ve wanted to try waffles again for a while, so I made a texture mold better for smaller waffles.
Not too happy with this attempt; the waffles seem a bit off and my glaze…the glaze. Apparently salt reacts badly to Sculpey glaze and gives it this weird thick, milky consistency with chunks. And it makes it dry really, really fast and uneven. :/ Ended up throwing out that bottle and buying a new one.
I just want to eat everything you make!
With this little thing my obsession with miniatures started. I bougth it at the OCS store in Düsseldorf a few years ago.