The flowers are real. I snipped up one of those large white thing-ys that's always crawling with ticks and flies and whatnot. I looked at it, deemed it un-bug-ified, and plucked it from the patch. Later, having little white microscopic flowers spread over my desk, I noticed a colony of teeny little bugs half the size of adult lice swarming over my desk and hands! I attempted to smash them all. There are probably more, however, hidden.
A little history on these chairs: I am horrible at dining rooms. I don't know what to do, and I rely totally on Houzz and other stuff. So I was searching everywhere through Pinterest and I found these chairs. Out of scale and I didn't have the required materials. So I attempted two different ways. One was the white part to be made of mat board. Worked, and was tidy. Next I tried thin foam board. Worked, less tidy. The board was just a smidgen thicker than the toothpick. If you're going to make these chairs, I would say go with the mat board, even though the foam is way easier to cut.
Anyway, I'm making more cats out of clay. And the shark is currently underway, drying with it's first coat of mod-podge. I'll have a tutorial up on the kittens soon.
Today, I lost yet another thing- my camera battery charger. There is no other way around this than to search my house endlessly until I come across it... which I will NOT be doing today.
I decided that for fun I'd just make kittens today in 1:14. I love cats and kittens. I'm actually considering using Brae's fish tank tutorial to make a little shark tank for a really small shark, maybe just an unrealistically small blue shark :). Clay is super helpful to us miniaturists.
I am now emotionally attached to my little babies, they're perched on the desk next to me even as I type.
Since minis were not put on hold, just blogging was, I'll catch up on what I haven't done in the next few days. I found my camera in the weirdest place... my camelbak backpack! Why on earth would I put a camera in there when I never hike with a camera in the first place? Or even hike at all, you know, same difference.
So I've decided that this year's minis will be a tad bit smaller. Maybe 1:14... if there even is a 1:14. Previously I was 1:12.
This chair is just a mock-up, I won't be using it for anything unless I make a slip-cover.
I got this fabulous idea from Call of the Small that the "bean table" I made previously would look great in glass.
The paper is from a bead-making kit.
Btw, late congrats to the winners of the UU2014!! I hope to see the my fellow contestants in the the UU2015! :D