First up, I made tiny postcards. I found retro postcard images online. I resized them using photoshop and print them out on card stock. I used packing tape to coat the image and give it a nice shiny finish, then cut them out. Almost all of the locations are places I have been or ones that have a special meaning to me. I left the backs plain since they won’t be seen.
My little world traveler needed some books to read. I had bought some pre-made miniature books at Joanne Fabrics. The book covers were made kind of like how I made the post cards.
I found book covers I liked and used photoshop to make them the right size, and then printed them on regular printer paper. I also had to create the back cover and spine so the books looked more like books. I covered them in packing tape to make them shiny and cut them out. I glued them on using a glue stick and let them dry under a heavy book.
The plants are cut from a floral spray I found at a craft store. The pots are wood pots that I painted. I glued the leaves into the pots, added a little paint for shading, and called them done. The purple flowers were from the flower spray, just cut down to size. I will probably go back and add some “dirt” around the base of the leaves. They are living in my other dollhouse project right now, so I may even just make new ones. Who knows.
My last mini project is this little sleeping bag. Sometimes my little traveler likes to go hiking and camping. The sleeping bag is functional. I used nylon fabric for the outside and an old necktie for the inside. The black stitching down the side is to mimic the look of a zipper. It’s all rolled up and ready to head out on its next camping adventure.
Next up will be some of the furniture I’ve made for the trailer so far.