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Monday, June 10, 2013

Even more napkins??

I might have gotten cocky, I was thinking of putting napkins on my kitchen furniture too?! I was going to paint them, I have started, but it wasn't the exact colour I wanted, and I have a nice napkin in my favourite colour, lime green =) So maybe I will take that for my furniture.. but, its not easy getting it well done, I had to redo one of my livingroom walls, and one bedroom wall too... I haven't got the hang of it just yet, maybe I never will, but even with some wrinkles on I think it looks quite good =)
We will have to see if I "only" paint the furniture or if I decoupage them too =)

I have too many ideas! And I want to do so much, and sometimes I just get overwhelmed by ideas so that I cant do anything.. I have to sort them out so I can get going again.. I have been thinking of my bathroom, and the floors, I will go crazy over these floors one day... I just cant decide..
But I did finally decide something =) I wanted to use wooden sticks from a table mat for my living room floor. But when I decided that, I had to decide in what way.. ;) so a couple of days later I just decided and now I make the floor like a "frame", a square. So I'm working on that right now.
I thought of placing it on a piece of cardboard and then on the floor, but I didn't find a suitable cardboard so I'm making it straight on to the floor, no room for changes now....

And to show a few more pictures I will show this plates I made years ago, but I only found them a couple a weeks ago =) And when I was reading my book, The big book of Doll's house I saw my plates..


I thought I could show the picture in the book, but then I thought of copy right, so maybe I'm not allowed to show that?! But if you too have the book you can see it on page 156. Its a pattern from Clarice Cliff.

I can't remember making these, but I most have made them after looking in this book some years ago =)
My plates are a bit (quite a lot) different sizes and the patterns are far from perfect.. looks very much like an amateurs work, but I think I still am a amateur all do I started playing with clay when I was 3 years old and started with polymer clay at 7 years. But if I practise more and use a little more patient in my work I might get a bit better =)
I like those plate patterns, I might just do more one day, but I don't have that much paint now, so I'll have to see if I can make them just by using clay. Maybe making a cane and cut plates from that?!
Yes, like I said, lots of ideas =) I got even more ideas just looking in that book =) Like building a "cabin" for my washstand =) But I haven't built much, and I will have to make a refrigerator and cabins for the kitchen and a bed and... lots of stuff, (if I can't afford buying them..) so I don't know if I will ever get the time for all I want to do, and I might not even be able to build anything!

This is (I think) the first furniture I ever built out of wood, a sewing table (I made this some years ago, from a pattern in the book: Dockskåpsboken - Vivienne Boulton)
 
 
I just need to add hinges to attach the lid.. It's a bit hard to get the right colour on camera, its brown with a bit of gold to it. I was quite happy with that colour =) It's painted with tea and some golden paint.

And since this post has no story line and is about everything and nothing why not add a package I got today =)
I'm a member of "Miniatyrklubben" now, it's a swedish "club" where the members gets to buy a package every month, this month I was offered this for a special price:
Cake tins, packages, cookies, bananas and a spoon
 And then I chose to add some extra things too =) You can both choose to buy things from a members' bulletin or the shop online, I did both this month =)
Doll, baskets, kettles, a house and a cake-slice (I got that last one for free) =)
I couldn't resist buying that little house, I could have built it myself.. but now I have a house to go after when I make more myself =)
And the doll was very cheep, 10kr, I hope to give him a make over some day =) And the baskets was only 5kr, they will be perfect for some mushrooms =)
And almost everything I buy is with the thought of giving it some kind of make over =) But often I just put them in a box somewhere thinking I will do that later...

And at last I want to welcome my new followers:
Isabel Ruiz Alonso

Thank you for reading =) and take care
Hannah

21 comments:

  1. Ese costurero está quedando muy bien. A ver si nos lo enseñas terminado. Has hecho unas bonitas compras.
    Y gracias a ti por compartir tus trabajos.

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  2. My head is also filled with ideas, so many and I can find it difficult to prioritize.
    I also have experience with decoupage, and yes it is so difficult on large areas.
    Congratulations whit all your lovely purchase, so exciting.
    Hugs
    Wyrna

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    1. Thank you, I will have to try decoupage on a smaller area to see if its easier =)

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  3. that was a great haul from the mini club, I bought a lot of things from the dollar store that I was thinking of making over too


    Hugs
    Marisa

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    1. I have several boxes with things to make over all ready... =) I like buying things, but I never get the time to do anything.. But now I got started, so I hope I will go trough some boxes and make thinks look the way I want them to =)

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  4. Sånadär blååprickiga kastruller fick jag av min mamma i födelsedagspresent :) Såg även att Anna hade köpt lika dana på nåt ställe. Dom finns tydligen lite överallt alltså :)

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    1. Ja, de är nog vanliga, jag har några sen innan med =) Köpte dem på en postorderfirma, direct trade tro jag den hette. Jag funderar på om jag kan måla om dem i nån kul färg =)

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  5. Buenas compras, ya encontrarás sin duda dónde colocarlas.
    Un beso

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  6. I love your sewing table. Fantastic purchases. I also like to buy with loads of ideas but can't seem to get started :D I like your plates.
    Hugs Maria

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    1. Thank you! Its easy to buy thinks =)

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  7. Me encanta como te esta quedando el costurero.
    Has hecho unas fantasticas compras.
    besitos ascension

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  8. Decorating with napkins can become an addiction :-) I decorated many cigarboxes in this way some time ago, until my boyfriend cried out: " Please, no more boxes! You don't even know what to put in them anymore!!!" And he was right....but it's such a nice technique.
    Your sewing table looks great! And so many miniatures in your pakkage, lovely!

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    1. oh no, I might have got it, the napkin-addiction ;) Haha, I can do several things of one item too, and not knowing where to put them =) But its fun to make stuff, its not as fun to storage everything =)

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  9. A veces pensamos en tantas cosas que cuesta decidir que hacer primero, pero al final siempre sale. El costurero te ha quedado muy bonito y tus compras son estupendas. Besitos

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    1. Thank you! Today I finally manage to do one of the ideas in my head =)

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  10. I love your napkin addiction because I am addicted to paper and strings ..yes strings lol

    Amazing score! I cant wait to see all the wonderful things you can create with your club packages ;)

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    1. I actually collected napkins as a kid, I just loved the patterns. But I never knew what to do with them, only had them in a box =) Now I most look for the box and maybe use them for decoupage =)

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  11. De blåprickiga kastrullerna är nog att betrakta som klassiker vid det här laget. Har funnits så länge jag hållit på. Tycker de är snygga att ha bland andra kökssaker. Jag har också sådana. Det lilla huset är gullgt. Roligt att du gjort ett sybord. Det är jättefint.


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Thanks for reading, I love to read your comments =)
Hannah