The bazaar was all sorts of wonderful! I shall have a giveaway to celebrate our success but first, let me talk about this mini Christmas craft project.
For the longest time, this miniature cafe looked like THIS.
There are not that many bazaars in my city that cater to makers and crafters. Which would explain why I am joining only one this month. I am hoping that an increase in handmade appreciation will be more apparent next year (because dagnnabit, we have wonderful makers in Cebu).
For this one and only bazaar, I decided to take the display seriously. I am selling a good number of bracelets so I had to make a proper accessories display. Here is what I have:
This is an upcycled display. Its parts used to be cardboard rolls and decorative wooden shelf brackets. The cardboard rolls came from my adhesive fabrics. I glued them to the notches of the brackets using wood glue and painted the whole thing white (5 layers, if I remember correctly).
It looks “legit,” if I do say so myself.
View from the back:
Here are details about the bazaar:
See you there!
The gist of this post is pretty much stated in the title. For a bit of background, I am in the midst of a daily stamp challenge. Well, I was but the challenge had to be put in the back burner for a bit; I plan to take it up again when the new year starts. There is nothing like horrific events, holiday gift commissions, and bazaar preparations to remind me that I have only two hands and that I need at least six hours of sleep every day.
But back to the Zazzle bit. One of my goals for carving stamps was making stationery, wrapping paper included. I was given a chance to play with Zazzle’s printed products and I jumped in armed with my stamps. Look!
One of the creative geniuses I look up to in the miniature dollhouse world is Kris of 1 Inch Minis. Go ahead, take a look at her blog. I will wait.
Ridiculously talented, right? And oh, what an inspiration when it comes to miniature mat board dollhouse furniture and accessories.
I have been following her blog for a long time but it wasn’t until last month that I was able to buy mat board in my city. This wasn’t for lack of effort, I tell you. I asked several framing stores if they can sell me mat board but was always shooed out with pity. A couple of weeks ago, though, in one of our random trips to National Bookstore, I found myself at the arts & crafts section. I bent to look at some paintbrushes and right beside them were pre-packed mat boards.
The heavens opened and angels started singing.
Naturally, I got several packs. Came home and attempted to make miniature dollhouse furniture.
This is a simple coffee table. I’m not as patient as Kris so I pretty much just winged the process. This was my first attempt and I figured I’d just see how it goes.