Au Rêve Gourmand: Tea Salon and Library

I started the tea salon project in 2016 but for the whole concrete project I started offically from the second half of the year 2017. It includes 5 scenes : pastry shop, tea salon, library, tea shop and terrace garden. In between 2017 and 2018, I completed the electric lighting setting. It was a complicated but very interesting project. I also have completed most part of the furniture. During the two weeks of lockdown, I have filled the bookshelves with copies of gilded books. The library in the second floor is almost done.
The painting "Lilas in the glass vase" is the work of my friend Catherine Buron Masbou de 'NINETTE & CO'!
I now need to get more inspiration for the next project! :)

Vidéo: le jour et la nuit à la bibliothèque


Antique Gilded Books

It's the third week of lockdown in France. For most of people who craft, we don't feel that bored at home. But just at the same moment, we have to make the schedules for our kids and avoid spending too much time in front of the screens. I am pleased the French Education Department has prepared national/ educational programs and starts to give lessons for all the children at home.  The teachers of my kids prepare too the homework everyday except Wednesday and the weekend.

When they are in the classes, I make miniatures. Maybe I might catch one hour, and two hours maximum in the day time for myself. So, I take advantage of the moment and try to do as much as I am able to.

Voila! Some antique gilded books are made in the past 10 days,  at a low speed but I feel very happy with them.

This time I have been applying the sliver/ gold sheets to book covers, which are made in leather, tissue, and paper.  Depending on different types of material, I encounter different difficulties. The easiest one to apply in this project is synthetic paper. Good luck to me since I still have many copies to complete for my dollhouse library scene but this is my HAPPY spare time during the period of lockdown 🐣

Stay sound and safe everyone!


Gilding Book Covers

This is the first weekend of lockdown in France. Though the weather is so NICE in the southern France, we stay home. When kids play in the yard (fortunately it’s large enough ), I have to run, play the basketball and football with them; when we stay in the house, I have to play the board games too. ..The time that I am able to craft, is the moment when the kids watch cartoons and after they fall into sleep. I know, not only me, everyone has to be patient....
So, this is the only one thing I have done in the week days: gilding some book covers.
I don’t try the binding yet due to the truth that I suck at working with needles and threads.... any hints or suggestions from you will be great helpful to me.
Have a great weekend everyone! Stay healthy and safe!


Easter Chocolate Hen Cakes

Rest calm and keep cool! We hide and make miniatures at home.😍

The French president 🇫🇷 has announced since Thursday evening: all the schools in France will start to be closed on 16th March till the worse situation passes. With the coming Easter holidays, the kids will stay home with me during at least 5 weeks. 😱

This must change our working schedule but it’s a CORRECT decision. I want to continue, making miniatures silently as much as I am able to. Stay sage my boys! 🙏

Stay safe everyone! 🌺

Two little chocolate hen cakes in 12th scale
Dimensions: 15mm diameter, H 12mm


Easter & Engagement Cakes

I am happy finally I decide to restart a pastry project. It's true I have been worrying about the fact I did not have so much inspiration and wondered how to create and catch the details of real sweeties.
For 2020, I hope there will be more to come! :)


Early Spring & My Shows of 2020

It’s been 11 months since I  returned to the world of miniatures.
I devote myself to the clay flowers/ plants’ project that I was thinking of for years.
I am happy I have more free time for my creation now.

For the first half-year of 2020, I decide to present and exhibit my works in different shows, the planning is fallowed as below :
**Barcelona Miniatures 2020 Fair, March 7th & 8th
**Kensington Dollshouse Festival - Summer Show 2020, May 15th & 16th
**1zu12 - Die Messe, Juin 6th & 7th
**Tokyo Dollhouse Miniatures Show, Juin 13th & 14th

I expect to explore more amazing artworks of fellow miniaturists over the world and meet more customers in personne. :)

Barcelona, the fisrt show of mine in 2020, I am on the way to preparing. :)
I will conduct a little workshop on 8th March too.
If you will be there and are interested in making miniatures with me, please contact via barcelonaminiatura@gmail.com or by whatsapp at the number of 658481989


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