Thursday, 22 July 2010
Wednesday, 7 July 2010
Monday, 5 July 2010
Friday, 2 July 2010
I also made this wall candle (above - original, below - mine) but mum says it looks like a cornetto!! :) So if anyone could give me any advice or tips on a better way to make this as well as the bracket that connects it to the wall, that would be great thankyou!Here are the candles and how I made them -
For the twisted candlestick I made a circular base from brown coloured fimo. I then cut a length of florist wire and stuck it into my base and twisted a thin roll of fimo round it.
Next, I trimmed the wire leaving a little bit showing at the top and then made a smaller circle to go on top. I used the wire to make a small hole in the underneath of the small circle and then cut a thin roll of fimo to go on top of this circle and finally, created a stumpy little dripping candle to then go on top of that.
Once baked I put the top section on the stick and then superglued together to ensure it was secure. To finish off I dabbed copper coloured gilt on it. Fun but took me quite a while to do.
The main thing i'm stuck on is how to do the actual room, whether to do it in a room box or create my own room box out of wood...? Any ideas?
And for the objects on the many tables, I'm going to focus on doing lots of books, herbs, scrolls, potions and ancient medicines and ingredients as Gaius was a physician. May try some potion bottles and jars tomorrow.
Thursday, 1 July 2010
Last year I bought a pattern for a dress as well as some fabric but I didn't get round to starting it, so i've decided to try and get that done in the next couple of months.
I also will help my mum (whittakersminis.blogspot.com) out with her miniature projects and maybe even start my own. After seeing the things my mum has made using her favourite films as inspiration, I thought it would be great to make Gaius' chambers from the BBC's Merlin series as I love that show and have been very interested in Arthurian legend since I was little. It'll probably be rather difficult and challenging as my first proper independant miniature project but I'd love to give it a go!! Or maybe even Arthur's or Morgana's chambers! Will have to look into it and decide which is the most appropriate to do!
Would also love to do Merlin's Camelot Servant Robes as they're brilliant!!