Monday, June 4, 2012

Fidgety Bits

The Tiny Things ....

Dear Readers, there is not as much progress in the Tree House this week with only a normal two day weekend behind me! But I did manage to put together a few Tiny Things for the Kitchen. As you may realize, this House is one of those that will be ALL Glued Together.... no loose pieces.... no changing the scene later.... because on THIS Scale it will be too difficult to access the rooms once the walls and ceilings are all finished! So I must think of Everything I want in a room and Find it or MAKE it before I can move on to the next room! This is Not my usual manner of working....... but I am making a Noble attempt to furnish each room completely!

In this VERY well-lit picture you can see that I have added a shelf over the cupboard and made a small clock to sit on it! (Please note also the Lovely little scrub brush hanging on the shelf over the sink! This is made from a tiny brush-type tooth pick!) There will be more things added to this Clock shelf later.

I have also been working on the Structure of the Kitchen, which because it is partly below ground, requires more than one form of wall, which is complicated to build! And because it is below ground I want the "Ground" to appear to have Rocks and Roots making up part of the walls....... so here you can see that I have included one of my Prized Mini "Geodes" as a piece of Rock in the wall by the stairs.......!

And I know you will think I am silly to include this next part.... because it will be Nearly invisible in the Finished House.... but I wanted a "Back door leading down to the "Cellars" below the Kitchen..... where all the Food is Stored, Naturally!.... (even though I am NOT Actually building the Cellars!) So I have added a Door in the wall off the landing just below the Geode...... which you can Just glimpse to the right in this picture....

Maybe you can see the narrow passage leading down better in this picture....... No? Not Really?

Maybe from this Overhead shot.....
that little door to the right leads down to the Tunnels and Caverns....!
Well. at least you can see the partial wall that I built to go around the Geode..... and the door.......

And That's not the Only Door I built.... 
the REAL Front door is on the other side of the Kitchen....
Here you can see it from the Outside..... 
(When it is all finished it will be tucked in between the large roots of the tree... barely visible....)

And here you can see the open door.....

And from the inside..... Barely visible.......
And you can sort of see the Amethyst crystals cluster I added over the hearth by the door  
(more of my Gem collection!)
And the stick you see in the way in this picture is supporting (Temporarily!) the Lamp I have made from one of the mini LED lights.....

which you can see better in this picture.....
I have used some tiny jewelry findings and beads.... 
trying to disguise the LED black wire leads as parts of the Lantern.......


And here you can see it lit...... 
although it hangs a bit crookedly in this temporary position...!
I will not be attaching the lantern permanently until the last steps of this room are complete!



As for some of the other Tiny pieces I have been making...... 
I think the Tiniest are these candle sticks....

See, I even added wicks made from thread!

And if you look Very carefully... you can see them in place.....
one on the mantlepiece....

And one on the kitchen table.......

The Interior walls are nearly completed........ 
the exterior layer will be made of paper mache and will resemble tree bark and roots..... 
But that will be another step for another time.....

Not too much to show.....
Just a lot of Fidgety bits!

32 comments:

  1. Amazing, you accomplished a lot. I can't wait to see more :)

    Hugs,
    Victoria

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    1. Thanks, Victoria! I keep telling myself I don't want to take a LONG time building this house.... and then, as with most of my projects, it just keeps getting bigger.... and I can't make myself leave stuff out! So you will be seeing more! Lol!

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  2. Wonderful
    Una auténtica maravilla
    Me parece una idea genial y llena de fantasía y creatividad
    Felicitaciones
    No me canso de mirarla

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    1. Thank you, Maria! I will have to come spend some time looking at your blog.... you have a lot of lovely things you are making! Thank you for commenting!

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  3. so enjoyable to see your pictures! such cute things and so much progress! i love the blue door-knob...and all other things of course!

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    1. Thank you Anna! I LOVE it when people notice the little details! I wanted the doorknob to be noticeable.... and I love Blue! Thanks for commenting!

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  4. It's been very interesting to follow the progress of your project. This is getting awesome! Good luck.
    Hugs

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    1. Thank you, Eliana! I thought I would have more done by now.... but I keep thinking of more things to include!
      Thanks for commenting!

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  5. Felicidades un trabajo fantástico, una maravilla!!
    Besitos

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    1. Thank you, Cote! Welcome to my blog! I am so glad you like it! Thanks for commenting!

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  6. ¡Magnifica!. Un saludo, Eva

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  7. Fantastic! I'm curious to see the progress.
    Bye Faby

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    1. Thank you, Faby! There will be more progress soon!
      Thanks for commenting!

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  8. "Not too much to show" you say, Betsy? This is incredible you can work on such a teeny tiny house!! AMAZING!!!!! Still admiring your talents and patience!:D

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    1. Well, it doesn't SEEM like much from here, Ewa! LOL! The littler the pieces.... the less it looks like for all that work!!!! But you are right..... I really am having fun in this scale!

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  9. I want a gem wall in real life, can you imagine? Like something out of one of those caverns filled with all kinds of minerals and stalagmites. What a perfect idea, to include a geode into the tree house. And of course, being obsessed with lights now, that magical little lantern...sigh. I can hardly wait to see you at work on barks and roots. Like building worlds around the trunks of trees when we were small...

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    1. Amy, it is one of the better parts of working in this tiny scale.... in a completely imaginary framework.... to just let those Crazy ideas loose!!! There are a lot of design ideas that I can't make happen anywhere else.... so why NOT here? And the worlds in the roots of Trees have ALWAYS been a fascination.... I can't wait to get there!!! :)

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  10. So much detail in such a small scale!!! It looks wonderful! Love the lantern you made!

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    1. Thanks, Margriet! I am having FUN making these tiny things! I can get away with a lot of imperfection and unrealistic ideas in this little imaginary Tree House!

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  11. I don't know where I have to look first, Betsy! Fantastic work! Yoy did a great job with the pictures to let us see where is what :)soooo much wonderful details!
    Greetings, Ilona

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    1. Thanks, Ilona! It is kind of hard to photograph the inside of the room now that the walls are closing in! I need to make sure we can see enough inside when it is finished!
      Thanks for commenting!

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  12. I agree with Ewa - "not too much to show" was a real good joke! Your progress is amazing - and we all know especially those teeny tiny details are time killers. Love the idea with the geode!

    Greetings
    Birgit

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    1. Thanks, Birgit! You know how it gets when you have been looking at your own project for too long... and Nothing is Done! It always seems like so little to show! I am glad you like the progress! I'm very glad I included the Geode.... I think it is the perfect extra special place for it to live!

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  13. Your tree house looks amazing already! I agree with Ewa and Biwubär: Your progress is amazing! Wonderful work! Love the athmosphere you have created and all the tiny details!
    Hugs Kikka

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    1. Thanks, Kikka! There is so much MORE that I need to do!

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  14. Tinier and tinier - like looking through the wrong end of a telescope. Ingenious use of stuff - wonderful.
    Love,
    Mom

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    1. Thanks, Mom! It is a bit like that telescope!

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  15. I cannot begin to grasp the scale you are working in-amazingly detailed. The fire looks so real in the previous post.

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  16. Betsy, what shall I say that it has no already been said ?
    It's amazing , a little huge wonder and all the details ... mindblowing ! I love it and I cannot wait to see it go on.
    minihugs, Rosanna

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  17. Wow! This is incredible. I am sorry I have been missing in action for the month of May, but I did just catch up on your amazing journey into the land of the "really little people". Everything looks so real--your talent is boundless!
    Cheers,
    Iris

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