All Wrapped Up.....
Every Now and Then, Dear Readers, a comment from one of you casts a clearer light upon these tiny creations and makes me look again... and then Revise the item in question! In this case, it was my Dear Mother's question about "what that blue snake-like thing draped on the bed that looks like a misplaced vacuum cleaner hose" was supposed to be, that made me accept that the green sewing thread I had used was Never going to pass for gift wrapping Ribbon no matter how much I wished it would! Alas, it had bothered me too... and eventually I would have maybe decided to change it... but now I knew I really needed to change it! And this was After I had glued the bed into place in the room! So I took my sharpest tiniest scissors and cut the offending blue snake "ribbon" off the bed. Which left me with the question of how to make tiny gift wrapping ribbon? If ordinary sewing thread was not fine enough.... what thread could I find that was finer? Well, I started by unraveling some of the silk threads from the cloth I had used for the curtains in the Dining Room....
That was definitely finer.... but not the right color.....
Can you even see the tiny thread draped over the bed in this picture?
So I started to look at other fabrics I could unravel....
and there was a lovely scrap of "gold-lamme" cloth
that unraveled beautifully.....
Can you see it here?
It certainly has a more Gift wrapping character....
but can I make it look like ribbon?
Well, I had to try!
The trick was to make it attach to a "spool"....
Can you see the "spool" on the bed?
Believe me, this was Not easy to make!
The ribbon is still waiting to be "draped" correctly....
I wanted to make sure the spool was completely dry
before I tried any fancy twisting...!
So while the glue was drying Dear Readers,
I decided to continue attaching
the finished furniture into the Sitting Room...
And then realized there were still a few details
that needed to be added to these pieces!
Like glowing coals to the fire in the Sitting Room stove!
I glued in one or two or three pieces of red glitter
to resemble glowing coals!
And then I just Had to glue the stove and the chairs in place!
(You have no idea how hard this is for me....!
What if I want to make changes...?
or have some genius idea later....?
It will be too late, the glue has dried!)
So now it is Time to glue in the rest of the furniture....
but Wait! I have an idea....!
First I must add another decoration to the tea table....
because I thought the Sitting Room
had hardly any "seasonal" decor!
So I made a tiny "Christmas Tree"
to go on the table with the cake and tea....!
(Made from a painted pipe cleaner covered in glitter...)
Can you see it there?
I had to move the teapot and cups from their first positions...
but I think I like where they are better now!
I know the table seems a little crowded now....
But I couldn't resist adding the tiny tree!
But before I can glue it in place Dear Readers,
I had to try another one of those ideas.....
I know it doesn't look like much.....
but I had to see if I could make a cat!
Using the Glue trick and some very fine paper covered wire....
And trimmed and painted a grey with white mittens.....
Can you see him here....?
See how small he is?
Even so... he is a large cat for this room!
And he is making mischief with the ball of Yarn!
(I should know better... even if he were enormous,
I would have to find a home for him!)
And here he is with the tea table in place,
and the little side chair too!
Here, you can see it in better (maybe too much) light!
And let's hope "Mittens" doesn't unravel that knitting!
Well, Dear Readers,
I may have found the right Threads for
Ribbons and Yarn
and I might have succeeded with making "Mittens"
But I didn't get the presents wrapped!
And rest assured....
I LOVE all your comments...
Especially the ones that make me look twice!!!