Thursday, 29 January 2015

A Little Time For "In The Pink"...... My Cake Box

Despite having to spend time sorting out my real life house I have managed to sneak off down to the bottom of the garden to play with my cake box project.
 The second coat of pink has gone on and I have wallpapered the inside with a Streets Ahead design from Bromley Crafts
 I also decided to have a 'faux' slate roof which allowed me to use up a scrap of paper I had in my stash. It always feels nice when I use something from the leftovers, it vindicates my hoarding!
 The skirting has also gone in but I left a little gap to allow for the opening of the back wall. This will be hidden by the cake stand.
 I have put in two very basic white shelves on the back wall in order to add a few books and extras. The window shelves have been given a lace trim, the door a fake lace blind....
 ......and the cake stand also has a thin lace edging.
I have found it quite difficult to buy lace for dolls house use but have now discovered a very simple solution. I am sure everyone already knows about this little tip but I will share it anyway because I was so pleased with myself. A normal piece of lace from Hobbycraft, much too wide for minis, but if you cut the lace into small sections you end up with lace strands perfectly sized.
I can't believe it's taken me eight years to work this out!! Anyway you can see how I have used this piece of lace cut to size in my little cake shop.

20 comments:

  1. Hi Janice! I love the lace edging around the shelves and on the door! The pink and the lace and all of those lovely cakes that you have waiting, will have all the ladies in a long queue around the block.:D

    elizabeth

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    1. Ha,ha. No ladies Elizabeth this is definitely a quickie! Although like all projects them seem to grow!

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  2. Janice, This is really going nicely. Looks lovely. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Thank you for popping by and leaving a comment. I am glad you are enjoying it.

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  3. Tanto el papel como el color elegido son muy finos y adecuados a tu proyecto!!!
    Besos.

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  4. It will be stunning when finished. Great tip about the lace, I never thought of that either lol x

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    1. Amazing isn't it how such simple tricks just completely pass us by. Such a simple solution too. It has been staring us in the face for years. Duh!!

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  5. Hello Janice,
    It is coming along beautifully. I never thought of that lace trick.
    Big hug,
    Giac

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    1. I know Giac. I will definitely be haunting the second hand shops again looking for all those old tops and dresses I have ignored in the past.

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  6. Your little shop is coming along beautifully....thank you for the tip about the lace! I have been pulling my hair out trying to find realistic 'little' lace. So simple when you know how!! :)
    All the best
    Vivian

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    1. Oh Vivian, when I had my 'eureka' moment it seemed so obvious I laughed out loud. I am glad to have passed it on and look forward to collecting old lacey bits from second hand shops now I know how to use them!!

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  7. Looking" Pretty in Pink". Love the lace tip, I only discovered this last year also.

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    1. So simple yet brilliantly obvious!

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  8. La puntilla está muy bien sobre las baldas del escaparate. Muy buen truco.

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  9. Great idea for the lace, love this little project. Jenn

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    1. Couldn't believe how simple it was Jenn. I now have heaps of lace trim!!

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