New miniatures 2014 - lonely-cloud

Got into making (new) miniatures this while so here’s the list

- curtains

- new rose planter with baby’s breath

- cupcakes (strawberry shortcake, blueberry, cherry)

- strawberry drink (it will turn clearer)

- chandelier

- ugly blue candles

- various wall decals

- lamp with a blue shade

- floor vase

I have lost track of the amount of dresses that I have. Last time I checked it was actually 27 dresses. 

I went to the 2014 Art Show at the U of M. Here’s my ootn!

Aaaah art student fashions are the best.

Blue anorak - Rw&Co

Floral dress - Forever21

White leather belt - thrifted

White lace floral tights - Forever21

I wore my thrift blue booties.

You can’t really tell but my hair is dyed red with Infared - Manic Panic 

I apologize for the horrible quality photos. I don’t have good sunlight where I am working now, and I kind of want to get a ring light. But honestly sunlight is the best light so I might just have to set it up near a window when it’s at the peck light or something.

I remade the furniture and added a whole bunch of new pieces, along with some older pieces too. 

If you’re wondering where I get all these things. I don’t throw things out often.

I spent an hour or so making these little plastic cut outs to make the plastic lamp and I realized that I don’t know how to assemble it. OTL

Teaching on the 27th on how to arm knit. Considering how terrible I was at normal knitting, I wasn’t expecting arm knitting to be so fun or easy.

I did a 12 stitch width, and enough in stitches in length to go around my neck twice. I did make it into an infinity scarf, because I still love infinity scarves. 

My shirt is from Urban Outfitters.

WIP Making my second miniature room Part 2 (Part 1)

I finally picked up another sheet of scrapbooking paper and got to finish my last wall. I think I need to update my furniture to be higher so that the proportions seem better. This room ended up being a lot higher than I thought it was going to be. Also, adding the windows was the worst. I was off by a couple millimeters and they ended up not fitting. The windows are like, perfectly snug against the wall now. 

I realize now that because I made the windows so high up, that everything seems out of proportion now. (Sigh.) I’ll have to make new furniture. I’ll see what I can do. 

I added some old miniatures to make the room seem nicer. Will make new plants soon! Also will take better photos once I’m done!

The true artist will let his wife starve, his children go barefoot, his mother drudge for his living at seventy, sooner than work at anything but his art.
George Bernard Shaw (1856 - 1950)

Went thrifting for the first time in a long time and only managed to get these two things.

- Pink rose covered candle - .25 cents

- White leather belt - $2 (I literally only got this belt to go with my white dress.)

Dyed my whole head red! (Infrared red? Manic Panic.)

Now I am hipster Ariel.

Not super pretty. But super tasty and not too expensive.

All homemade gnocchi with bacon and homemade cream sauce.

I don’t really have a recipe that I follow, I kind of started doing it on my own so I’d have to write down the recipe after making to make sure that it’s accurate.

The basic recipe is old mashed potatoes, eggs and flour. 

I used a large batch of mashed potatoes that we made the night prior. We notice that you have to over season the potatoes at this point because when you make the dough with the flour, the seasoning is not as strong to the point where it tastes really bland. I usually use garlic salt, oregano and a lot of butter. 

Once you have mashed potatoes, I add an egg for every 2 - 3 potatoes that I had in the mixture. I knead in flour until it is a dough like consistency. I do not over flour. Once it is ready I made it into a pancake and made tiny pillows and used my fork to create a little design on the top. Boil them until they float to the top of the water for about a minute or so and do not overcook them. I let them sit for a few minutes or until they are cool and have hardened up. Then we fry them up in a wok with either your other meats and veggies and sauces and then serve.

They’re super tasty and cheap and fun to make. They have a nice crispy texture on the outside and super soft on the inside.

And you basically only need potatoes, flour, eggs, some seasonings, and meat or veggies, and sauces of your choice. You can make a large batch and freeze it too.

Tried to capture her chirping noises. #cat #personal #video

WIP Making my second miniature room. 

I thought I got distracted enough making miniatures. Now with a cat, it’s a million times worse. So basically my process is that I made a plan on how I wanted it to be laid out. You can look here for my old room and miniatures. I drew out how I thought I wanted it to work. I had to change my windows because I didn’t have enough plastic to make the panes. I initially wanted three identical windows, but this is okay too. I used cardboard cut into specific sizes, and then tape the edges down with masking tape. (To make the room.) (I know, I know, this is a really cheap way of doing it.) I then used double side tape and placed scrapbooking paper as wallpaper.

I made a mistake and cut the third wall incorrectly so I wasted my paper that was for that. T___T I measure and cut holes for the windows. I made the windows with plastic and painted wood pieces that I cut. 

I made spaces for the windows to slide in. And then I used my old floor from my old room miniature. I also made a tiny shelf thing for plants or whatever out of cardboard. But now I’m stuck because I need more scrapbooking paper.


Also Sofia stop being so cute.

Last comic for this term!

See you in the summer!

The bamboo plant I gave Paul two years ago for valentines day, bloomed a flower today!