Tuesday, April 30, 2013

A few little accessories

 I've put together a few accessories for Jaynie.

This basket was easy to make following the tutorial   from   The little blue room .

I just put this together quickly to see if the shape was really as easy to get as it showed, it was. 

The tutorial was not made as a mini item so a few adjustments had to be made, but that was not difficult.  I used a 3 x 3" piece of  card stock.   The basket (not counting the handles) came out  to about 1 3/4" long, just under 1" high and 1" wide.   This size would be good for a floor basket filled with knitting supplies or magazines.

Next time I'll try it a bit smaller and add a bit more details, like the shading and handles in the tutorial.

This is my quick version of  a modern planter, it doesn't show well in this picture, it look better in real, really.

See the   tutorial  from Mini Dork at   Modern Mini Houses .

I used a small plastic bead tube and some dried grass from Dollar tree.  I sorted some of the smaller stones out of a package of chips but they are a bit too big.  I need to find some finer rocks so that more branches can fit in. 

While I had the stones out, I picked out a few to use with a candle (a birthday cake candle).

Jaynie is happy with her new items.

Did you notice the carpet, that's new too, upholstery fabric from Joanne Fabrics. 
What do you think?

Oops, I forgot to put the basket in the scene.

Jaynie was very happy when I came home with this giant bouquet of white carnations (imitation baby's breath in 1/1).  We have enough carnations to last a life time plus some to share.

Here is a close up of the little bunches of 3.

Would you like to win a dozen carnations, sign up for  My Give-Away .

 If you are already signed up leave a comment here if you would like these as part of your prize if you win.

Here is one of the carnations in a bud vase (stone bead)

Let me know if you would like this vase, I also have some that are a bit greener and some more yellow.

And a couple more stone bead vases.

I reamed out the orange-y one, now it looks more like a vase and holds more flowers.

The grey one is not reamed, I started it but its a lot harder than the other one.

Would you like one of these?

Please let me know what you like.

The chair and pillows were a swap gift from Cyd of  Mini Mod Pod .

Thank you for visiting, Mary


  1. I like the basket. Thanks for the link.
    I like the vase with flowers.
    Bye, Faby

    1. You're Welcome Faby, I hope you have fun making the basket, I did.

  2. Great work. Thanks for the ideas and link. Your carpet is very nice too.

  3. Wow Mary, The basket is stunning! Thanks so much for the link.
    I love the vase with flowers in the last photo. Great work and wonderful ideas.
    Hugs, Drora

  4. Hi Mary, Your basket turned out wonderfully. Fun finds too! xo Jennifer

  5. Que linda te ha quedado la cesta Mary!, voy a probar con el enlace.
    Y tus claveles on muy bonitos.
    Un abrazo

  6. Mary! I did not know you were still blogging- I have not seen you come up in my feeds! I rejoined your site in case so hopefully I'll see your posts again-I'm so happy to see you still doing minis :) I love your basket- and the plate with the candle and rocks is so pretty- great idea! The bush you found for carnations really do look like carnations- what a great find! hugs to you!!!