My house is currently like a building site, progress is being made, but everything is under a layer of builders dust. Walls are being removed, new walls built-chaos reigns.
I have no craft room and most of my craft supplies and tools are boxed away in the attic. But when I was looking for something there the other day, I found this kit-all those early lock down nights buying random stuff on AliExpress has paid off!
So I made this, it doesn’t take a psychologist to make the link between building I can control and building I can’t! So this was particularly satisfying, apart from the usual super glue mishaps.
One of the things I’m learning about these kits is that sometimes it’s better to leave things out. The designers are awesome but they cram them full of stuff. I’ve left out a couple of pieces here (coffee grinder, Cheval mirror, hat) and I think it looks better, less full. I also swapped out the paper lampshade for this one-which is a bottle cap. I also laid it out differently and dressed the room slightly differently. They always add curtains which never hang right at this size, so I made a Roman blind instead.
Matchbox for scale
In particular you have to notice that the fabric scissors has a strip of fabric tied on, even in miniature world fabric scissors are sacrosanct! I particularly love the treadle sewing machine, the treadle and stand are made from thin laser cut card
This is the original picture, with the kinda lame lampshade, and it’s a lot more cluttered(which tbh it’s probably a more accurate representation of what my sewing room was like at times )
EDIT: bugger it to bognor. I’ve just realised I made a mistake and put the wrought iron window bars on the inside!!!