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31 Days of Etsy Challenge: Week 1 Review

Has it been only been a week? It feels like its been a month with all the work and pressure! I’m starting to feel tapped out >_<

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Anywho, here’s the promised weekly recap on the 31 Days of Etsy Challenge!

Day 1: Modern Minimalist Black Twin Bed

Modern Minimalist Black Twin Bed, Dollhouse Miniature Furniture in 1:12 Scale

I started the challenge off easy by finishing (finally) the bed I made from this post. I really need to start making bed linens.

Day 2: Modern Minimalist End Table

Modern Minimalist End Table, Black & Clear Resin, Dollhouse Miniature Furniture in 1:12 Scale (Prototype)

This was one of the prototypes with the cubes. I just dolled it up to match the bed.

Day 3: Potted Fern Plant with White Base

Dollhouse Miniature Potted Fern Plant in One Inch Scale, 1:12

I included this accessory so I can take a breather from all the furniture making. I’m probably going to include more accessories and decorative items from now on!

Day 4: Translucent Amber Cube Bookcase

Modern Dollhouse Miniature Amber Cube Bookcase, Clear Amber Resin in 1:12

Another prototype with the cubes. It is very similar to a swap with the Shopping Sherpa seen here. This is pretty much going to be style of the shelving unit, only except with white cubes and unfinished wood.

Day 5: Translucent Baby Blue Bookcase/Room Divider

Modern Miniature Dollhouse Bookcase/Room Divider, Translucent Baby Blue Resin

This is the ONLY blue piece in my tinting experiments that turned out well. I was going to keep it, but I’m not a big fan of pastels and I was not sure what I’ld be using it for. So bye, bye shelf.

Day 6: IKEA Inspired VIKA Desk

Miniature IKEA Inspired VIKA Desk for 1:12 Scale Modern Dollhouse

I’m very pleased at how this turned out, though it was rather delicate work (more so than what I’m used to). I had to build a gluing jig to get the legs at a uniform angle. And if you’re wondering, the trestles are made with my sticks (other than using them as floors). More stick furniture and accessories to follow.

Day 7: Modern Minimalist Dining/Kitchen Table

Modern Minimalist Dining, Kitchen Table with Acrylic Top, Dollhouse Miniature Furniture in 1:12 Scale

I really LOVE this table. Simple, but cool. I’m thinking of building something similar for the dining area in the Nyne.

Brrrrrrr Its Cold!

I drafted a whole slew of furniture plans to build, but like 95% of them require use of my scroll saw. With the saw being in the garage and the garage being around 30 degrees, I can’t use it for more than 10 minutes before my fingers get all numb. So I had to be a bit more creative in terms of what to build, hence why there will be more stick furniture and stuff coming. At least then, I can just use a cutting mat and an Xacto knife while sitting in front of the fireplace!

Also, Lyssa has been busy mini-ing many cool art pieces for her 31 Days of Etsy, so be sure to check out her Etsy shop for her goodies!

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8 Responses to 31 Days of Etsy Challenge: Week 1 Review

  1. Bizianka January 9, 2011 at 1:48 am #

    Wow, you ‘ve done a wonderfull stuff! I just love both tables and the amber shelf! Good luck in selling them to some nice people :^-)

    • Ann January 9, 2011 at 3:07 pm #

      Thanks again for the kind comment Bizianka!

  2. The Shopping Sherpa January 9, 2011 at 2:52 pm #

    Why not just move the saw into the house? Mine lives in the kitchen: a very sensible place for it, I think (but then again, I do live alone…)

    • Ann January 9, 2011 at 3:08 pm #

      I LOL’d at that idea. I have other people in the family that would probably throw me out of the house if I did that! They’re annoyed enough with my taking over the whole dining table =X

  3. Lyssa January 10, 2011 at 12:02 am #

    I feel like you have been much more adventurous in your mini making for this challenge! But I do have munchkins to tend to and such… and the late night cold has not been helping at all. Must get space heaters.

    Fab stuff so far!!! I have an ever growing wish list. 🙂

    • Ann January 17, 2011 at 10:47 pm #

      Thanks my dear!

  4. brae January 13, 2011 at 5:03 pm #

    Love the bed and VIKA desk especially! :] Very nice work!

    • Ann January 13, 2011 at 7:59 pm #

      Thanks kindly Brae!

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