Thursday, February 18, 2010

Old Shoe Quarter Scale House in Progress

This is my first attempt working in quarter scale. What a joy!
I have had so much fun making this Old Shoe House from a kit by Suzanne and Andrews Miniatures. www.andrewsmini.com
I still have quite a bit to do.
There are trees and shrubs, more flowers and yard furniture to add.

For the brick work I used a quarter scale brick mold and spackling paste.
This is glued over a foam core base. Then I added lots of moss, grass and dirt.

Some of the interior is completed but not enough to show yet.
I will post photos when I finish.
If you haven't tried quarter scale....it is fun!
The best part is that you can fit several houses on one shelf!




19 comments:

Debbie said...

Oh Donna its lovely. I'll have to check out the link. Thanks for sharing your pictures with us. Can't wait to see close ups of the inside..xx

Lori said...

It's wonderful! Can't wait to see it finished :)

maria said...

I love it.
Thanks for sharing.
I can't wait to see the inside too.
Yoe did a wonderfull job on the outside.

Ana said...

Donna I found it very unusual, and lovely at the same time.
Ana

miniaturista said...

estas escenas tan originales me encantan, es como imaginarse uno de esos cuentos que oimos de pequeños y vivir historias de los personajes dentro de la bota con nosotros de invitados
Un abrazo
Maite

Marsha (Sassy Mini Dolls) said...

This looks wonderful!!! BUT way TOO small for me!!! How do you do it?!?!?!

((Hugs))
Marsha

synnøve said...

What a cute and funny idea!!! Like the others; it´s going to be fun to se it fully furnished. But it´s so small, for me it is more then enough for my eyes to manage 1:12, and even if I wear glasses!!!
Synnøve

Lize said...

You must have VERY SKINNY fingers! I become so clumsy when things are so small.

The shoe looks great however. The 'many' kids must be at school? So many nice details on this house!

Garden of Miniatures said...

Oh how lovely,I'm very curious about further steps.I know how difficult it is to work in quarter scale and you did a fantastic job !Jeannette

kimsminiatures said...

Oh I love it Donna. I would love to see the inside. Happy weekend. Hugs~ Kim

madge1967 said...

I want to give you my old shoes!!!
Beautiful Girl Just Beautiful!!!
Melissa from GA

by Sonya Rotella said...

The Kreativ Award I would like to pass to you much love Sonya
You can pick up the award on my blog

Peach Blossom Hill said...

This is wonderful! I had neglected to add your blog back to my list when I changed my blog name from Mini Leaps and Bounds to Peach Blossom Hill! So glad I 'found' you again!

Jody

Meli said...

Donna it's so lovely and original!
Great work!
Meli

Tiny Delights said...

SO beautiful! So original!

Ana

contar said...

Es maravillosa solo con lo que tiene es ya un gran trabajo.
un abrazo

It is wonderful only with what it has it is already a great work.
An embrace

BakingInMiniature said...

Donna, thank you so much for visiting my blog...I'm so glad I found you because you are just one little busy bee aren't you...you do soooo much and I love it all...Your 2 bakeries are amazing and you have been creating Lovely Cakes and desserts. Please post soon...I want to see more :o)
Mini Hugs,
Roxanne

miniaturist59 said...

Wow, Donna!!! How cool is this!?? Love it!!

Maia's Twinkle Miniatures said...

I love the scene and the way you finished it! There is so much detail, you brought it to life. :)
Maia