Sunday, 17 November 2013

back to doing miniatures

Hi All

My mum is still waiting for treatment to start, she had a biopsy last week and then hopefully we will know what they are going to do.

I will admit I have been very depressed, which is unlike me, but this time when normally I can switch off and get on with other stuff, for my own sake I had to get back to doing my miniatures, so I have decided to do something that I had an idea for some time ago,

I want to do a stable with a small tack room, a small area for the horses and a shop that sells all kinds of horsey stuff, but also specialises in  Arabian horse costumes, there I have told you now, so I must do it. I have not made it easy for myself, I cannot find much in miniature in this subject, so I am using my imagination  and hopefully it will work.

So let me show you what I have been up to.

this is what I had to make into my stables

one of my horses, I made a dividing wall, the smaller side will be a little tack room

using egg cartons for the outer stone work

I used lolly sticks for the floor

base colour for the stone work 
I used mount board for the roof, cut and shaped to look like tiles and then base colour added
saddle holder and saddle

2 saddle holder made from balsa wood

Well there it is I have started.


Isabelle said...

A wonderful start! What a cute project.

Fabiola said...

Wonderful project!
Greetings, Faby

Drora's minimundo said...

A very original project. A great start. I love the horse already. Thanks for sharing the progress.
Hope your mother's treatment starts soon and you'll feel less depressed.
Hugs, Drora

Elizabeth S said...

Your stable is coming along nicely Debbie. Your mom is still in my thoughts and prayers too!