How to make a miniature basket with Crochet Cotton, by Artisan Yvonne Moxon aka Boxoftrix Miniatures Close-up images of materials needed for Round & Oval Basket Tutorial Enlarge Picture of supplies needed. 1. Cut two (2) lengths of your crochet cotton: one a 40 inch length and the second, a 60 inch length. 2. 3. TIP: You may prefer to use a pencil looped on the end instead of a knot but I find it's a much slower process with the pencil. 4. TIP: It's very important to get the direction right or the thread will not twist but unravel. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. TIP: Wash your hands frequently to keep glue from building up while working. 14. 15. TIP: How do you keep the handle stiff if its floppy? 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. 26. Yvonne Moxon has always loved making things from bits and pieces. Yvonne is a valued member of the CDHM Forums .
My dollshouse Most Amazing Miniature Food Artworks by Shay Aaron Shay Aaron is a brilliant artist from Israel who makes the most astonishing miniature food jewelry. These foodstuffs look so beautiful that we would desire to eat them. Actually, there’s a whole market out there for miniature food. Not actual stuff you can eat, but beautifully hand made designs of steaks, burgers, pies, vegetables, eggs and pretty much food artworks you can think of. Comments comments Tea room Home made dress 1:12 Learn to sculpt 1/12 scale dollhouse miniature apples with Italian Artist Barbara Dezza Close-up images of materials neededEnlarge picture of basic supply requirements 1. Mixed equal parts of white and translucent clay. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. You have completed making green apples. In the following steps, you will learn how to take the apples that you just made and create variations including, a half apple, apples slices and core apples. But before you begin, you will need to cure the apples you just made for at least an hour or place in the refrigerator for around ten minutes. 24. 25. 26. 27. 28.MAKE APPLE SLICESCut the apple in four equal parts. 29.CORE AN APPLESelect a solid apple. 30. 31. 32. 33.WHOLE APPLE WITH CUT PEELTake a whole apple and with the point of the blade, you can peel from the top just like you would do with a real apple. Italian Translation. Reproduced with permission from Barbara Dezza.
How to make doll house miniature breakfast from Polymer Clay, by IGMA Fellow Betsy Niederer Before you start working with clay, please wash your hands – even if your hands look clean you’d be surprised how much dirt can be on them, and it will show up in your white clay. I also dust my hands with cornstarch or talc powder after washing and drying to get rid of any excess moisture, as well as bits of dust. Preheat your oven according to your clay directions. If you are using the new Fimo® formulation, please make sure that you check the baking temperature as this is lower than previously. If you are mixing new Fimo® with old Fimo® you need to use the lower baking temperature, so the mix doesn’t burn! 1. You'll only need a little bit of the orangish yellow, so you can mix up the amount that you want using the proportions below. 2. 3. 4. 5. The objective about the egg whites, you want them to be more on the translucent side. 6. 7. 8. Remember that yolks are not always centered in fried eggs, so position some yolks off to the side, and some in the center of the white. 9. 10. 11.
Learn to sculpt a miniature polymer clay rainbow trout, by Artisan Kiva Atkinson Close-up images of materials neededEnlarge picture of basic supply requirements 1. Condition your white and translucent clays separately, then depending on how many fish you want to make, add a small amount of white to your translucent and blend. Set aside a small amount for the fin that is just behind the gills. Make torpedo shapes about 2 and 1/2 centimeters in length. 2. 3. If you don't want laughing/smiling fishies, make that mouth at a downward slant. 4. Remember, this is the quick and dirty way of making fins, but if you prefer to make separate ones to attach to the body, you can absolutely do that too. 5. 6. 7. You can "re-gape" your fish's mouth if it closed again. 8. 9. 10. If you don't have a micro brush, no worries. This is the another step that can get a wee bit messy. 11. Bake your fish according to the directions on the clay package. The fish in step 11 will appear to have really defined pink stripes, but rest assured, in real life, I make them a lot more blurred. 12.
DROPS Pattern Library: Crochet patterns DROPS pattern library contains patterns, and it keeps growing every day! The DROPS designers want you to see how these different techniques will look when applied to a knitting or crochet project. This is a very useful tool when you are looking for inspiration for own designs. Remember that by switching between yarn quality thicknesses and by picking a different knitting tension you will be able to create a new aspect to the design. Have fun! NOTE: Click on the flag/link under the picture to go to the full pattern. Back to the School of Handcraft Sort by: Yarn quality | DROPS number | Pattern type Vienna To pattern Paris
Incredible Miniature Food Sculptures Tel Aviv-based artist Shay Aaron constructs incredible miniaturized food sculptures at 1:12 scale that look almost completely edible. You can see hundreds more photos on Flickr and he also makes miniature food jewelry which is available over on Etsy. (via flavorwire) Granny Sweet Heart Pattern February is almost here. So I've been working on a crocheted heart that can be used for coasters or attached on a tie for cute wall buntings. After several starts and restarts, I finally came up with a design that I liked. There are several similar heart designs based on granny squares, but nothing that was working out for me. I've written up the pattern to share with you. To make them into buntings, crochet a chain and attach the hearts with double crochets into one or two of the border loops, while evenly spacing the hearts along the chain as you crocheted it. Here's the pattern. Have a wonderful day! Sweet Hearts Bunting Pattern Note: Pattern edited at 9:30pm central, 1/31/2014. Any type of yarn will work for this pattern. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. Abbreviations (US terminology): Ch – chain Sl-st – slip stitch Sc – single crochet Dc – double crochet Tr – treble crochet Sc3tog – single crochet 3 stitches together (see special stitches below) Special Stitches: