I haven’t been posting much because I felt like I needed to interlace doll posts with sewing or quilting posts, but I have been singularly obsessed with dolls and felt bad, because I thought I needed a sewing or quilting post.

I’m over that now…

I’ve decided to just post anyway, I  guess these posts may not interest those who followed me before but for me it’s more about just sharing what I am doing, and has always been fun and cathartic regardless of whether or not there was anyone ‘out there’

So…  I think the first thing that I didn’t post about for guilt is additional progress on the Steampunk Roombox Project. If you go to my To Do List and check under miniatures, you can see my ideas for what I want in this room. In the inspiration images I collected to work with there is this awesome chest in the bottom right, go check it out if you havent yet.  Anyway, i found this tutorial online for a 16 drawer apothecary chest in 1:12 scale (adapted from free plans for a 1:1 scale version) .

I started working out all my cutting measurements (I’m a metric girl!) and while daunted was going to start working on the chest over a weekend, I was in the shopping centre in the morning and walked passed an art and craft store and spied this, just put up on a display counter.

Apothecary Chest Find of the Century! from Riot Art and Crafts

Apothecary Chest Find of the Century! from Riot Art and Crafts

 

It was only $20 (after a 30% off discount) and really I couldn’t buy the wood and drawer plates for that money, let alone the amount of time cutting and trying to get things right!  I know from experience quilting, lots of little pieces make lots of little errors and then everything goes kerblooey!  And as the attendant at the store (who was quite amused by my over the top squee-ing about the chest) said maybe you can put a price on sanity – $20 in this case!

So I needed to (of course) try setting up the room with the chest as is and all my existing steampunk props.

Steampunk Room WIP Aerial View

Steampunk Room WIP Aerial View

So on the wall the ‘wing’ is part of a pair of wings that came with my Pullip Eos (Violetta) who will live in this room.  Both wings will be mounted symmetrically on the rear wall of the room. I showed you my butterfly specimen shadowbox in an earlier post.  The little specimen bottles are also on top of the chest.  The monocle eye-goggle, sceptre and ray-gun also game with Violetta.  I showed you my map table in the last post too, I have now bought some thicker wood for replacing the legs on the table but haven’t done that yet.  The book should represent a scrapbook (one of many) of previous expeditions Violetta has been on.  Then there is my polymer clay steampunk camera, the miniature turkish carpet a friend bought for me, another trunk I made and Violetta’s hat which looks just like an sack there so works for me!

Steampunk Room WIP Front View

Steampunk Room WIP Front View

 

Oh the lost twigs in the background over there bound together by copper wire, is a stool missing it’s seat (I haven’t made that yet either!). Oh I forgot to mention the jug on the top of the chest, lovely find from a goodwill store for $1 yay!

I have lots more miniature and doll stuff to tell you about, but I will leave this post here, else I’ll be ranting all day, and we don’t want you to have mini overload do we?

Nope… didn’t think so!

Goodnight,
Wherever you are!