Welcome to this new blog!
Here I will blog about this new project I've wanted to start with since May :)
It all started with a visit from Stefan (from the FB group Magical Minds). He wanted me to take care of one of the elves he'd showed the precious week. Such a nice guy, he'd made a tiny letter, explaining the background he'd made for her, and also brought a trunk, a wand, a violin etc.
We talked for over an hour about this amazing hobby of ours ;) He makes dollhouses and furniture from material he finds in nature like tree bark etc and you should definitely take a look at the photo's he has posted on FB's Miniatuur in Natuur. (Miniature in Nature).
Since my way of crafting is so totally different he challenged me to make a tree house myself and showed me a wonderful You Tube tutorial by Sharon Ojala. After I saw the 1st (of 14) video's on making a tree house from scratch I knew I wanted to make one of my own but it took me untill this weekend to find the courage to actually start ;)
I made a start in June when I started demolishing the doll house I bought at a thrift store last year :D
But that turned out to be to big to start with, so I've found something else: a 5 liter plastic container.
I cut out one side and made holes for a door and windows. And I used masking tape to cover the sharp edges.
With some card board it started to look like a house already, but I want a stone chimney, a spiral staircase, a balcony in the shape of a mushroom and lots of ivy climbing over tree bark. Too ambitious? Probably ;) But if I don't try, it's never going to happen.
I used thin card board (from a pizza box xD) for a template for the floors.
In case they might bend too much when I'll start glueing, I painted both sides of the two pieces with gesso/primer.
So, this is the result after the first day. I'm starting to like working this way, without a detailed plan, just going with the flow, while things don't have to be perfect because it isn't supposed to be :)
I think it might become 1:24 or 1:48 but I won't take measurements (I'll try at least).
Next step will be giving the wooden floor a layer or two, three or more, of oak stain. And I have to decide if I do the ground floor the same or if I rather make a stone floor.