Greggs Miniature Imaginations is dedicated to different craft projects that I am inspired to create, from my unstoppable imagination and love of miniatures.
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
Hi everyone, I believe I am finished with my Tudor House. I decided to do a Christmas Theme inside the house this time. I hope you like the little mini Christmas Tree and Christmas Wreaths I worked on making this weekend. I had a blast this weekend finishing the interior of the home. Im running a little low on energy so I will finish adding more stuff later on to the mini bathroom area and the two attic areas. I hope you like and see something that is inspiring to you to create your own version. I usually start decorating the inside of my own home at the first of November, but this year Im taking a break and wont start it till after Thanksgiving like most normal people do, people who dont love Christmas as much as I do. I will be leaving on a Caribbean Cruise to Nassau in the Bahamas, St. Thomas, San Juan, Puerto Rico and the Grand Turk in two weeks, so I figured I will take a break this year from doing an Early Christmas and Decorating the Tudor house in a Christmas Theme seemed to satisfy me for now. The only sad part is I wont start a new House until after my Vacation, If I start it before vacation it will drive me crazy while being on vacation knowing I cant work on the new project. Have a Great Halloween and ThanksGiving Everyone!
I had alot of fun teaching myself how to make the mini garland around the fireplace.
I over decorated the mini Christmas Tree I made, but it looks pretty good. Here you can see the wreath in the window and the flowers on the tabel and the large flower on the grond on the right that I made by finding fake plastic flowers at the Hobby store and then cut them off and hot glued them into place. It was the smallest flowers I could find that would be the truest to scale.
I love this room alot, I call it the down stairs entry way. The coat rack on the left I built this weekend from a model kit, and painted it, and scratched it to look old and worn. You can see more fake flowers that I made this weekend on the floor on the left and on the table on the right and the wreath in the window.
I searched Hi and Low and could not find any Miniature Christmas Trees that Looked real, so I decided to make my Own by plucking and glueing plastic branches together. I think this is something I might also start making in quantity to sell at next years convention. To find the right size of plastic leaves took me a couple hours of shopping at different stores. It cost me about $18.00 to buy 3 plastic bundles to cut apart and only about an hour to make this tree, but about 1 1/2 hours to decorate. See decorated picutures of completed tree.
About the size of a dollar bill.
Me making my own lights from reqular bulbs, since the miniature Christmas lights are so exspensive.
Christmas Tree Completed. Yes I over did the ornaments, I was watching a movie while working on the Tree and got carried away.
This was so much fun teaching myself how to make these wreaths. I first found wire garland that had Ive Looking Leaves, and then a Green wire garland that was furry/spiky and intertwined both strands of wire to make a fuller wreath, and then I plucked the flowers I needed that I previously found at hobby store that were fairly true to scale. Then I hot glued the flowers on. Pretty Easy with some Imagination and time to sit and watch movies as you go.
Here you can see a better veiw of the Wired Ive that I used, and the Greenery that I added to give the wreath a different variety of green.
The Kitchen I wanted to make it look more like a 100 year old kitchen with no stove, in which they cook by using the fire place. My favorite thing in the kitchen is the rolls on the edge of the table and the mini sizzors on the box.
I didnt get a great picute of the sink cabinet that I built, It has a black water pump that goes into a porcellan bowl. You can bearly see the brass glass holder on the wall on the left above the sink.
In certain light I truly love the look of my plaster walls with the light weight plaster I used and the brown paint I rubbed on them and washed off them to make them look really old.
I really love the Deer Head in the bedroom, It was the only place it fit best in the home. I didnt like the price of $30.00 but the lady gave it to me for $20.00 since it has a tiny peice broken off a horn.
This bed I bought at this years convention in which the lady hand made it, If i remember correctly it had a price on it of $225.00, but lets just say that I was very nice and friendly like I always try to be with everyone I meat, and I also bought a few other things from her and and the price was lowered for me! :)
I also had fun making this mini tree for the office attic area. I still need to add more Items into this room such as papers on the desk, and some more personnal touches.
This is the attic bedroom area which I still need to add a few personnel touches to make it looked more lived in.
This is a really bad picture of the bathroom area I decided to create at the last minute, It is the jet out on the side of the house which was going to be a closet for the main bedroom with the deer head on the wall. But I am trying to turn it in to a very old first bathroom of the 1800's. This room is still not completed but in person I sort of like the rusticness of it. Plus it needs a few more personnal touches.
The water stuff I used finally dried after 1 month. In person it does look like a little river running under the house.
I really like the paper bricks on this part of the house and the real grout i used.