Posts tagged Craft:

Miniature comforter

Today I learnt :

  • What a quilting guide bar for sewing machine was

  • The fact that I had one

  • How to quilt

  • The fact that the thin black foam used in some of my father's miniatures packages make a good enough padding if I don't have anything else

Also, tips for other mini enthusiasts ! For more realistic folds, glue aluminium foil on the back of fabric !

⭐⭐⭐ Star Cape ⭐⭐⭐

Forgot to post it as well yesterday, but I also started doing embroidery ! Well, only basic cross-stitch and straight stitch for now ~

Got inspired by a pattern I saw online, and just went off while thinking of stars. Also lined the inside with golden satin because my stitches ending/start were a mess ^^"

babushka -

diy youtubers really be like "and today we are making a candleholder out of wood! #rustic #organic"

babushka -

they make candleholders of all sorts of inflammable materials now. there is a reason they used to be made of stone and metal, not plastic painted to look like it. at least some of the youtubers are decent enough to warn us to use electric candles, which are, in fact, pretty neat and i purchased like 10, but still.

fallow -

pbfAhahaha--i totally missed the fact that wood is flammable fjsldkgfhfk

babushka -

the thing is that this fact is dangerously easy to miss when the world is fool of wooden candleholders. what else is flammable? paint. what do we use to give our glass candleholder a #rustic #organic look? also paint. congratulations, you turned a functional candleholder into a flammable one

crownedwithwisteria -

OKAY BUT AS A CANDLE MAKER THIS IS A HUGE PET PEEVE OF MINE like. there are people out there that will think it's fine to burn actual open-flame candles on painted and wooden candle holders without stopping to think about stuff like burnability and assume it's fine just because they're called candle holders and that's dangerous as heck

another thing that's along the same lines is those youtube tutorials on how to make 'cute and/or quirky candles' by doing things like dusting/suspending on the top of your newly-made candle any number of absolutely unsafe very flammable objects. I have seen dried and/or pressed flowers. I have seen little plastic gears. I have seen powdered cinnamon. I have seen candles where people mix glitter throughout the whole dang thing. I've seen where someone mixed rainbow cake sprinkles in the wax.

for reference, those plastic gears and glitter? they will melt. you will be breathing melted plastic fumes. the flowers and the cinnamon will catch fire. I'm not familiar enough with rainbow cake sprinkles to know what they do when exposed to flame, but I'm familiar enough to say that fire is pretty much a guarenteed at this point.

there are many, many easy ways to make cool/interesting looking candles without courting the possibility of accidental fires. none of these particular methods are included in this list.

fungus -

how are crayons for candlemaking?

crownedwithwisteria -

really not great, because the pigment in crayons is capable of clogging your wick.

crayon pigments don't actually dissolve in wax, but they're deceptive in that they'll look like they colored the candle just fine when they're really just sitting around in the wax. and then you go to light it, and very shortly you have a candle with patchy coloring, giving off sooty smoke, and sometimes blocking out part of your candle's fragrance.

if you want to color your candles, it's better just to go ahead and buy some color blocks specifically made for candlemaking. they're cheap- barely a buck- so highly pigmented that you really barely need shavings to get a pastel color and not much more than that to get jewel tones, will actually melt into the wax and not clog your wick when burned, and keep your candle's color evenly toned throughout the whole burning process.

there are also liquid dyes, but these are more expensive so I never got any and so have no idea how they behave. I do know they can still be mixed and you only need a few drops to color a full pound of wax, and they're more reliable to keeping a consistant candle color because you're working in drops, not shavings. there's no visible (or invisible) trade-off in the quality of the finished candle, so it's really a personal preference thing!

80roxy08 -

Curious about the colors ; can food dye be used for candles? I'd also ask about alcohol ink, but I get the feeling that while it probably burns okay, it release stuff that better not be breathed in...

80roxy08 reblogged star-rice

Bee earrings!??? The cutest lil flyers you're ever gonna see!!!! What y'all think? They're hypoallergenic sterling silver hook, hand knit, washable

star-rice -

Oh my god these are so cute, I'm gonna die. I'd never wear them bc no piercings, but if be lying if I said I wouldn't buy them as gifts for a friend or two.

Nnnhhh.... when you have that vibrant red fabric whose color you love but it frays like there's no tomorrow and this is worse for small seam allowances which is basically all of the doll clothes I do

Anyway first objective of the de-quarantine is the craft store and either fray check or light interfacing

...and maybe white coton/linen because if I have nothing to do this summer, might as well make myself a shirt. With ruffles.

πŸ‘— Robe XVIIIe siΓ¨cle πŸ‘—

(18th c. dress)

Based on the "English/Polish dresses", very popular in France in the late 1700's

Also you can't see it but I made assorted shoes. Go big or go home.

Here's the test version btw:

I still have a couple accessories to make, such as the paper carrots and the given citrus slices, but my mini kitchen is mostly done!

I really, really love these DIY kits. Simply adorable and full of beautiful details!

Those were supposed to be pansies, but they kinda look like short poppies... Oh well. 🌱🌷

And a smol pillow, 'cause I really love that fabric ~β™‘

The miniatures of the day are : a red coffee table, a tiny cat-shaped foam latte art in a white cup, light pink lilies in a pot, and a white and wooden hourglass

Worked on my mini kitchen today!

Added induction plates, and finished the oven so it could open and fit one of my plate

The white cupboard is supposed to be partially hidden behind a curtain, but I'm hesitating on whether to put it or not