Friday, 17 December 2010

Pinky cupcakes

I spent more than a  week baking cupcakes, FIMO cupcakes. They seem so delightful and so easy to make when I see them on other blogs, made by artisans. But the truth is that it's very difficult to make something round and creamy looking like an actual cupcake. First the pastry is too yellow or too white, then the paper lining is not pleated but wrinkled, and the cream is collapsing. Eventually, I have some white and pink cupcakes for my display !

Sunday, 21 November 2010

The Stamps Collector Desk

I spent some time trying to put nice books together. I mean miniatures books ! I now have books of all kinds : some you can open and others you can't, some you can read and others you can't, some truly false and others not really false. And, at last, I came to miniaturize Pictures Albums and Stamps Albums.

Here are the results with the stamps. I used a kit from "House of Miniatures" ( It's an old one...I have a big stock of those ). I created the philatelist's desk with all the needed stuff including the magnifier. The stamps are sticks one by one and there is a leftover box for exchanges. Yes, Have a good look at it !

Wait, I forgot the regular books ! I love these ones

Incredible but true : they are made of paper, but also marbled paper, faux leather and - That's what I'm very proud of - the sheets are stitched like in the good real books...but, inside, there is nothing to read.

Wednesday, 10 November 2010

Romantic shoes

I'm in the mood for "I like Marie-Antoinette style". I already had some shoes of this kind in my shelves, I added some more with pinky romantic colours. All the shoes are 1:12 scale. The armchair is an old broken Bespaq completely reupholstered.

Wednesday, 3 November 2010

Vierge sous globe

Je viens de terminer une petite décoration de cheminée ou de table (là, je n'avais pas de cheminée de libre). Petite, à l'échelle 1/12ème, bien sûr ! La vierge est en FIMO sous son manteau bleu traditionnel et ses dentelles. Elle est couverte d'une cloche de verre, comme on faisait autrefois pour protéger les objets de la poussière. Je trouve finalement qu'elle ne fait pas très sérieux, plus petite poupée que Vierge Marie !

I just finished a little - miniature 1:12 - Madonna statue under a glass dome. She is made of FIMO, blue fabric and lace. But, she is too cute a little doll, there is a lack of solemnity here ...!

The Killer Queen

I open this new blog with an old photo of my miniatures. About one year ago, I finished the antique distressed painting off a Bespaq sofa and chair, I had changed the fabric for and old "Marie Antoinette" flowery cotton. After watching, one more time, the movie about the same queen, by Sofia Coppola, I added the little shoes, made of the same fabric than the sofa. This is a Louis XV sofa, not a Louis XVI, but wathever... Later I placed the tray and the Champagne bottle in the setting , bought from Taller Targioni, and I finished dedicating the whole to another Queen.

Do you remember that old song by Queen ?
She keeps Moet et Chandon
In her pretty cabinet
'Let them eat cake' she says
Just like Marie Antoinette
A built-in remedy
For Khroutchev and Kennedy
At anytime an invitation
You can't decline

Caviar and cigarettes
Well versed in etiquette
Extraordinarily nice

Killer Queen by Queen