Saturday, February 20, 2016

OOPS, I DID IT AGAIN!

It is 11 pm and my fingers are now numb so dollhouse flooring will continue in the morning. I have been working on this all day and hand cutting each and every tiny piece.  I did however make one major mistake ( I know, I am just as surprised as you are!).

When resizing the template for the each floor tile, I sized the tile with the outer frame to 8cm X 8cm. The template size was right but it was only suppose to be in the inside tile sans frame. So as a result each tile is 1cm smaller than it is suppose to be.

I have bought enough wood planking to do a full sized house so I could have restarted but I was already many, many hours in when the penny dropped I and decided to continue as is.  The pattern will be slightly smaller, so a little more delicate and I can live with that.



I wanted to also share with you the news that beloved miniature artist Jane Newman recently passed. I don't have any details and found out via a posting on facebook from Kensington Miniature Enthusiasts and borrowed the above picture from their post also.

I am a collector and lover of all things Jane Newman since I started back into miniature in earnest a few years ago.  I have been fortunate to have been able to acquire quite a few pieces including Welsh dressers, tables, chairs, washstands, a tiny bed and bedroom pieces. I cherish them all.  Jane's work was pure perfection and her scale was spot on. The miniature world has lost a huge star.

Okay it is past midnight and my numb fingers and mushy brain can't type or think anymore. Everyone have a grand week!

14 comments:

  1. Precioso suelo!!! Y ese mueble cubertero es fantástico!!
    Besos.

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    1. Muchas gracias, Jane Newman era el mejor.

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  2. Your floor is going to be beautiful! I am sure your hands have had a real work out today.

    I am very, very sorry to hear about Jane. I have one of her Welsh dressers. I have never used it. It's brand new unfinished and signed. I plan to sell it because I like the one I am using.

    Gosh we have lost so many artisans lately. She sure was one of the best.

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    1. Thank you Catherine. I have four Welsh dressers LOl, I don't do things in halves. I am also a big fan of Stokesayware so I am working on filling them.

      You're right we have lost so many and loads are retired or playing on retiring.

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  3. The floor is fantastic. I really like the cutlery.

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    1. Thank you. I have never seen any Jane Newman flatware for sale. I suspect if I did it would be very expensive.

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  4. Well done on such a great job! The tiles look incredible.

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  5. Love your floor and im very sorry to hear about jane.

    She will be missed

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  6. Hello Sculptress,
    That is the kind of mistake I like...not what you planned, but still looks amazing. It is a beautiful floor. I was very sad to hear about Jane. It is a great loss to our community.
    Big hug
    Giac

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    1. Thank you Glac, hopefully it turns out well. Jane Newman's work was the very, very best in my opinion and I will miss her for sure.

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  7. 10/10 for your perseverance. The flooring looks very impressive.

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  8. Thanks so much, must wait until the weekend before I can do anymore.

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