Thursday, December 19, 2019

American primitive Christmas, done

Hello dear readers, the Christmas box is finally ready,
I tried to copy as much as possible from that style.
The windows and curtains are printed, a few shaker boxes made.

Sunday, November 24, 2019

Cupboard and armchair

Dear readers, I am already well on my way with the Christmas room. First I pimped a cupboard with gray / blue chalk paint, well this went fine,  chalk paint is very nice to paint with.
After that it was the turn of the chair, which is quite difficult, first removed the old upholstery and dismantled it.
I still had a nice dark blue handkerchief lying around (a bit like the color of the primitive) and glued around it, I don't like the sides so well ... but maybe I will do it again.

 O what a misery..haha

And this with the new fabric.

Friday, November 15, 2019

American primitive Christmas 1

Hello dear readers, I have already started a new project, this time a Christmas room in American primetive / old style. I wanted to make this for a long time, I think it is such a beautiful warm style with lots of warm colors, so I search everywhere on the internet for ideas.
I hope I can copy that style a bit and then I make it back in a crate, the beginning is there.

Thursday, November 7, 2019

The old barn schop 3

Hello dear followers, first of all thanks for all the ideas, and indeed with a counter it is nicer. So the beautiful table now works as a counter, I put it with the drawers to the front I think it looks better and under the window I have made a windowsill  and put all the stuff there.

And yes I have a modern cash register made of wood, made black, print on it and varnished and sheets of wrapping paper.  I don't know if you have seen it, but I also made paper bags at the vegetable cupboard.

And thanks to Jodi for all tips and ideas and inspiration;

Saturday, November 2, 2019

The old barn schop 2

Hello dear readers, well I did a great job working on the store. Made many prints and made smaller in wordpad program so that everything fits nicely on the bottles and jars. I also made my own prints for the cookies and potato bags.
I searched for blank labels on the internet, then I put the words in with a photo program and make it smaller.
And yet it seems that something is missing ... but what?

I have made bottles with fruit juice, bought the jam jars and vegetables, the apples, oranges made with fimo.
 The opening in the crate on the left ... I made it a little larger for a window and closed the opening on the right.

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

The old barn shop 1

Dear readers, I started a new project in 1:12.
I found my inspiration in the beautiful shop of Jodi Hippler,      especially the large store cupboard.
Here in Holland we have also many farm shops, so inspiration enough.

      So first how to start, I found 2 beautiful wooden crates in a reasonably cheap store and  in the right size, I sawed these through so that you no longer see the seam and then glued the 2 halves together, I painted them first with Gesso but later I found Chalk paint, much better.
               I still had a few nice cupboards and I painted them too.

I call it "The old barn shop" because the crate looks like an old barn,
I also want to make a front with a window and door in it.

So ..... the 1:24 house still has to wait.

Monday, October 7, 2019


Hello dear readers, the renovation is almost done, finally I can calmly craft again. First I crochet a few pumpkins and then continue with miniature.