hmm… did that even make sense?

I hope you all had a lovely Easter. I was camping at the bottom of the Yorke Peninsula here in South Australia. I got a little bit carried away with the panomara function on my new Samsung NX11 Camera.  The rest of the post will be about mini’s but just look at the view from our camping site!

Coffin Beach Camp Site at Hillocks Drive, Yorke Peninsula, South Australia

Coffin Beach Camp Site at Hillocks Drive, Yorke Peninsula, South Australia

There are a few little things I didn’t have room for in my last post about ‘creating planets’.

I found these tiny little phials (bottles) from an e-bay seller that I knew would be fantastic for little apothecary bottles in my Steampunk Roombox. I searched around for labels and resized them to fit the bottles, these are a few of the results.  One of the bottles has contents here, it’s actually glue that I spilled and had solidified into a gooey blob.  I cut them up into little pieces and they are some myseterious ingredients in one bottle.  I have not found contents for the other bottles yet.

Apothecary Bottles with Labels All Around 2.5cm or 1inch High

Apothecary Bottles with Labels All Around 2.5cm or 1inch High

Then when we went camping over the weekend there were tonnes of teeny little shells in one of the layers of soil near the top of the dunes, I gathered some stuck it in one of the tackles boxes and filled up some more bottles, only these are obviously not apothecary related… But I think they will still make good mini additions for the dollies.

1inch High Glass Bottles with Teeny Shells in Them

1inch High Glass Bottles with Teeny Shells in Them

Just as an aside, these were both taken in the same light (desk lamp shining on sewing machine extension table) and the one above with my old camera and the shell one with the new camera a small aperture and white balance setting to compensate for the yellow tinge in the lamp… cool huh?

I also wanted to show you this little dress that I made for Li Mei, it’s from a floor length dress pattern for a Blythe Doll, available for free from xoxo Blythe.  Li Mei has a type 3 Pullip body and the dress top is extremely tight, but still wearable.  I stuffed it up the first time (not reading instructions!), but I like how it came out.  The fabric is from a top I bought at an Op shop for $2.50 that I can make another 5 dresses from!

Li Mei, Modelling her xoxo Blythe Aloha Dress next to my Brother Innovis 600

Li Mei, Modelling her xoxo Blythe Aloha Dress next to my Brother Innovis 600

Then another thing I want to make for my Steampunk Roombox for Violetta to live in is one of those old butterfly specimen collection things you get in museums (and creepy serial killers’ homes if you saw that in Silence of the Lambs!), with a Steampunk twist. I used a tutorial for doing these, but basically you need to print each butterfly twice and stick them to each other.  I used copper wire from inside electrical wiring to ‘pin’ each butterfly to my paper.

Butterfly Box Part 1 - Top Scale is in cm, bottom in Inches

Butterfly Box Part 1 - Top Scale is in cm, bottom in Inches

Then when we got home from camping on Sunday, I still had a little time to play with some teeny things so I added a frame and some paint and stuff and here is what happened.

Butterfly Box Framed and 'Steampunk-ed Up'

Butterfly Box Framed and 'Steampunk-ed Up'

I’m not that excited about it when you look through a zoom lens in macro mode, because all the foibles are kind of HELLO!!! HERE I AM!? 🙁  But when you look from further away and it’s only 4cm wide I kind of like it.

My planet also got to the next phase, which I am quite happy about, now it’s only waiting for a stand.

Globe Progress Gears Added to outer Thingie

Globe Progress Gears Added to outer Thingie

and… just when you thought it was going to end, more photo spam, then I’ll go away!

Mag Holders Attempt 1- Quite like These, need neater Bookplates though...

Mag Holders Attempt 1- Quite like These, need neater Bookplates though...

Photo Album, without Title Label, for Storing Steampunkie Expedition Photos

Photo Album, without Title Label, for Storing Steampunkie Expedition Photos

phew….

Good Night Readers, where ever you are!