Monday, May 16, 2016

Next To Nothing Done......




So Very Little.....

It was one of those weekends, Dear Readers, after one of those Weeks, where I just didn't accomplish anything very noticeable in my Mini Worlds! The Tiny Ladies were all asking for improvements... they wanted new hairstyles, new trims for their gowns, and the youngest of the Sisters even needed their petticoats! The trouble is, these Ladies are So Tiny, that whatever you add, it takes a long time and is barely visible when it is done! Nonetheless, they are quite particular in their requests! Salome's gown needed embellishment, so I added a glitter spangled gauze over-skirt with a train. You can see it (sort of) in the picture above. I must apologize for the occasionally blurry pictures... it is very difficult to get these details in focus! And while I was adding the train to Salome's gown, Virginia was reminding me that hers needed decoration on the neckline... or Something! I could not find any trim of a suitable delicacy, so I decided to braid together three strands of sewing thread.....

(Of course, the picture turned out a bit blurry.....)

And then I glued it carefully to Virginia's neckline....

Which you can hardly see here.....

There.... is that better?
I do think it is Much better!

And of course, Salome wasn't content 
with the amount of glitter on the new over-skirt....
so I had to try to add some more......

I spilled a lot...... 
and practically dunked her in the dish.....
Is she sparkly enough now?
(Again, this is so difficult to photograph!)
And while she was waiting for the glittered glue to dry, 
I was also starting to dress another sister....
You can see her here...

She has her face painted and her petticoat on....
but still no hair....

Her name is Halcyon.....

And I started on her hair... she wanted curls too......

We still have a long way to go....

She has a very sunny personality....

Who knows what she will look like 
by the time we have her hair done and her gown made... 
but it is a good start!

Although, I must say, I sense some sibling rivalry here....!
So that's it Dear Readers, that is all I accomplished!
It's all so Very Little.....
It feels like Next to Nothing got Done!


31 comments:

  1. Hello Betsy,
    The gowns are really coming along. I love the details you manage to create in such a mini-mini-mini scale. The dresses are very elegant...I think they should come to a ball at the manor when they are ready! Keep up the inspiring work.
    Big hug
    Giac

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    1. Oh, thank you for the invitation Giac!!! LOL! The Tiny Ladies would be honored to visit... but you would have to confine them to the Nursery to be sure they did not get stepped on by accident! LOL! I am having that problem here... they want to roam around and I think Pollyanna needs to keep them in the "workroom"! (They are so SMALL!)

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  2. wow...parece imposible tan minúsculo...!

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    1. Thank you Carmen! They are VERY Tiny!

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  3. Salome is terrific, and amazingly accurate. But I have to confess I like the larger little ones better! Enough of a challenge, I should think!
    xox
    Mom

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    1. Thank you, Mom! I Love them all... as you can imagine.... and after working on the smaller scales, I think my work on the bigger ones is more precise and refined... because it seems so much easier to do!

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  4. Oh my, Betsy, what a very tiny miniature work and you think of the most tiniest detail too for finishing the dress! I'm in awe of your patience for making these dresses for your tiny ladies. Each one of them look really elegant and gorgeous!
    Warm hugs, Ilona

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    1. Thank you Ilona! I feel like a child playing with toys at this scale! LOL! I can make them however I want and it won't matter what they are like because they are so hard to see! LOL! I am glad you like their dresses... it is fun to try to find ways to make them!

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  5. Your absolutely tiny-art-mad!!! Sooo tiny details! How on Earth it is possible? Fab work Betsy!
    Hugs

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    1. Hi Ewa! It is only possible if you don't look too closely at the "Mistakes"! LOL! And being very slow... one dot of glue.... then wait to dry.... another dot of glue... then wait....! You get the idea... lots of time to wait and wonder what it will look like when it is done! I am having fun with them! :)

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  6. In my modest opinion trying to satisfy a bunch of demanding ladies who is worth quite a few "check-done"s on your to-do-list. You are incredible... (did I ever say this before??? *LOL*)... only you could trim three threads together for the perfect application on a teenytiny lady's gown. And as usual the result is awesome!

    Hugs
    Birgit

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    1. Thank you, Birgit! :) They are very demanding... and the more I finish, the more I realize I am in Trouble.... they have too many ideas!!! LOL! (Why did I say Seven Sisters????) There will have to be Gentlemen to woo the Ladies... and Al Fresco Picnics... and Balls! And Perhaps even a Carriage drawn by beautiful Horses...!!! Did I tell you I am in Trouble? And here I was making MY plans to get something DONE on the Cloud Palace, or the Castle, or at Least on Daphne's Story...!!! LOL! Oh Dear....!

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    1. Thank you Claude! I am having Fun with them!

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  8. More amazing minis, Betsy! That necklace is incredible! Looking forward to seeing the hair...
    Hugs
    Si

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    1. Thank you Simon! The question is... can we really See the hair? LOL! It is easy to enlarge the photos... but in RL those curls are very tiny... I don't know why I bother! LOL! Thank you for commenting! :)

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  9. Hello Betsy
    I can´t believe how you managed to making those dolls! So tiny and supercute!

    Best Regards: Lea

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    1. Thank you Lea! They are very Tiny... and so much fun really! I am like a child playing with my dolls... because they are so small that anything will do! LOL!
      Thank you for commenting!

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  10. In the first photo your tiny ladies look like a skating team.
    Lovely work with gowns.
    Hugs, Drora

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    1. Hi Drora! They do look a bit like one... LOL! I hadn't thought to make them a skating pond...! LOL! I am having fun with these Very Tiny Ladies! Thank you for commenting!

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  11. Hi, Betsy - I love all your Painted Ladies and the names that you've chosen for them. This is such a fun and imaginative project. Your perseverance in striving to meet all the varied requests and demands of the siblings is admirable! Of course there is going to be rivalry, which will only increase their demands, which will only increase your capacity for creative embellishment on the gowns. (Could this be a conspiracy on their part?) I'm enjoying each new gown and each new addition to each old gown!
    Marjorie

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    1. Hi Marjorie! I see you understand the Sisterhood Situation! LOL! (I only have one sister... and we had our own rivalries...)Yes, these ladies are very capable of planning their competitions! LOL! We will see what happens when the "Gentlemen" show up!!! thank you for commenting!

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  12. Fantastic job! They are very small! Unbelievable!
    Tatiana

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    1. Thank you, Tatiana! They are very Tiny! I am having a lot of fun playing with them! It is very slow work for the results (so tiny as to be almost invisible...) but it is rewarding to succeed! Thank you for commenting!

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  13. These tiny ladies sure are demanding lol but wow you have done an amazing job on each gown.
    Hugs Maria

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    1. Hi Maria! Yes, they are very demanding... and we are not even half way done! LOL! They are challenging my imagination with every new "request"... should there be jewelry?... a tiara or two??? A handbag? A shawl? And then we have to think of the house..... So you can see the Trouble I am in... I should never have started with the "People"! LOL!

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  14. Such tiny little ladies! :D

    I love their glittery gowns. Very elegant. :)

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    1. Thank you Nina! It is being a lot of fun to try to make them all unique and fit a "character"... And the tiny gowns are so challenging... but very satisfying too!

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  15. Increíblemente pequeñas y ¡tan bonitas!. Un gran trabajo! Felicidades. Un beso

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  16. Thank you Maria! It is a lot of fun to make these Tiny Ladies and all their gowns! Thank you for commenting!

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  17. Here I am really late :) Some weeks are like that, not much done but lots of dreaming... The ladies are so cute!

    Big Hugs,
    Victoria

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