Saturday, June 30, 2012

Parle Vous Francais?

Recently my pal Jazzi (of Jazzi Minis) has had a series of  fabulous give aways.  I was so lucky to be the winner of the first give away.  I received my package a couple of days ago and nearly peed my pants with excitement. ;-)  Not only did she send me the goods from the give away, but a couple of wonderful gifts too!  I will show you those later.

Here is a little Parisian inspired scene I did with some of the great things she sent.

The sofa is Kaleidoscope house. The pillows, lamp, chairs, art and accessories are from Jazzi.  The room divider/screen is by me.  The marble table is from Ebay.  The coffee table is a canister and the carpet is furry flocked scrap book paper.

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

I'm So Done

Many of you are fervently working on the Greenleaf Spring Fling contest.  When I saw the kit, I really liked the modern lines and immediately had a great idea or so I thought.

On the Greenleaf forum (which by the way is a great place for building advise) a very generous person was giving away a Spring Fling kit on the premesis that whoever takes it enters the contest.  Being that it was free and I liked how it looked, I jumped on it.  She carefully packed up the kit and sent it to me.  The kit arrived and I opened it.  I loved the clean lines, but was taken aback because it's a laser cut kit and the wood is paper thin.  I just have never worked with this type of kit before.

I continue with my idea and got to this point:

It was going to be a modernized city brownstone. I didn't like the way the stone looked, but I took Brae's (from her Otterine blog-she is amazing!) advise and grouted the stones with spackel (in my case joint compound).  It was looking better.

Then I had decided to make two spiral staircases, but the floor space is so small (it's only 12" x 10") and it took up too much space..

So I decided to patch up those round holes that were a real pain in the a$$ to make and make more traditional shaped stairs. Then I had to try to fill in the rounded gaps with spackel to make a smooth ceiling...I even had holes drilled for lighting...yes lighting!

It's hard to tell, but it looked like another word for doo doo.  It is beyond salvaging at this point and here it lies...

I still have what I made of the kit part.  Maybe I will get inspired and try it again, but for now I am waiting for some motivation and inspiration.  I'm just not feeling it.

I feel bad about this and feel like I should at least try for April's sake (she gave me the kit)...But for now, I am done.

Winner for Give Away #4

Once again, I used to get this weeks winner.   The winner of this modern bubble chair is.....

 Congrats Isabel! E-mail me your name and address to alamod (at) hotmail (dot) com.

Again, I want to thank all of my followers both old and new for being so great and supportive!

I'm sure there will be more give aways in the future!

Monday, June 18, 2012

Hello Bodo

I have had this set for some time now.  It's a vintage Bodo Hennig bedroom set that I love.

The original bedding is a little 70's looking.  It is beige with tiny brown flowers on it.  You can see the fabric peeking out from behind the pillows.  I left the bedding alone to keep it original, but just covered it with some yellow fabric.

I think I like this scene better without the bench at the foot of the bed.

The desk actually came with a little bench, but I think this modern chair makes it a little more updated.

The art  above the armoire is Kaleidoscope house and a piece of wood flooring. The statues are by Megan at  Modern mini houses, beads from Michael's and myself.  The armoir, bed set and desk are vintage Bodo Hennig. The rug and scrapbook on the desk are from my swap with Mary of   M's Minis and More(From Jazzi's Christmas in July swap that she coordinated.)  The pillows and bedding are by me. The rest of the accessories are re-ment,, Dollshouse Emporium and craft store finds.

Friday, June 15, 2012

Feeling Groovy

I just sold this set on Ebay, so I thought I would do a quick scene before I mailed it.

I love this set but in the paring down process, I have decided to stick with 1/12 scale.

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Sit On It!

I just wanted to show my newest 1:1 purchases.
 That's right it's a concrete hand chair! A little "unusual" I know, but I had to have it! It was just sitting there gleaming in the sunlight calling my name!  I still don't know where exactly it is going to go.  Right now, it's on my front walkway. I'm toying with the idea of painting it orange, but I will leave it au naturelle for now.
 We found this seat (along with a couple of Easter Island statues) at a concrete place when we were in Tennessee for spring break.  My husband wouldn't let me buy it because he didn't want to drive back through the mountains with the extra weight in the van.  After hauling this sucker back from southern Indiana, I don't blame him. It took three men to get it out of the van.  Can you believe we are the only ones in the neighborhood with one of these? LOL!

Anyway, the real reason I took the kids on this all day adventure is to get my husband the Easter Island statues he was admiring while we were in Tennessee.
It looks good with the tall grass and orange andirondak chairs, don't you think?

Before we drove two hours to this other concrete place, I did call to see if they had the statues. The plus side...they were all nearly half the price as the ones in Tennessee.  Happy (early) Father's Day to my husband!
I'm glad we both have a sense of humor!

Friday, June 8, 2012

Mini Midcentury

I think the reason I love midcentury modern is because of the clean, simple lines.  They are simply timeless. 

I made the sofa.  It was originally from a kit that was very traditional, but I modified it a bit.  The orange upholstery is an irridescent dupioni silk.  I have been looking for this fabric for months and found it a local fabric shop on clearance no less!  I know, the pillows are a little matchy, matchy with the draperies.  I didn't plan that.

This copy of a midcentury modern floor lamp (the maker escapes me) is by minisx2. Isn't it beautiful? The craftsmanship is amazing!  Thanks to Meagan at Tiny Fixation and her turorial on lighting, I finally worked up the nerve to light something up. It was so easy and I can't wait to start lighting more things.

The coffee table is an Ebay find and the decorative dish is Re-ment.

Thursday, June 7, 2012

A Little MCM

I purchased this set several months ago and had not done anyting with it not to mention the fact that I need to make room in my work space to make more minis.  So I decided to go ahead and sell it on Ebay.  Before I sent it, I decided to make a little scene with it. By the way, the winner of this set was Bea who also won the first giveaway drawing.

I did the scene in the Atomic Bungalow where the kitchen was.  I'm really not a fan of pink, but I just love the lines of this furniture.  Maybe I will try to make something like it in wood.

Having a TV in the bedroom was a true luxury...

I'm starting to think that I was born in the wrong decade.  The more I do midcentury modern, the more I love it!  Maybe it's all the danish modern my parents had when I was little.

The vanity chair and lamp are vintage Petite Princess, the night stand lamps are AG Minis, the pillows and bedding are by me, the rest of the accessories and art work are Re-ment, Ebay finds and hobby store finds.

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

And The Winner Is........

Once again I used to come up with a winner for the week three give away. 

The winner of this junky to funky turquoise set is.....


Mary please contact me at alamod(at) with your shipping information.