Sunday, July 14, 2013

Dollhouse Miniatures: Conservatory and Garden


Dollhouse Miniatures: Conservatory and Garden

 This is my dollhouse conservatory with garden. Most of the flowers and plants are made with paper; some with punches or laser cut, also with  Fimo clay or masking tape.





dollhouse flower pots


dollhouse trellis



dollhouse garden trellis



dollhouse birdhouse

 
dollhouse garden path


miniature garden

dollhouse flower box



conservatory



dollhouse flowers


dollhouse plants
Philodendron leaves made with masking tape, paint chip birdhouse


dollhouse chandelier



miniature potted plants

dollhouse plants


miniature paper flowers


Geraniums and pansies made from paper punches
flower pot



dollhouse roses
Fimo roses

dollhouse patio



miniature garden


Stay tuned to see my miniature garden and flower shop and a very unique tea shop!  Also see my miniature jewelry shop  and Victorian Dollhouse! Comments are much appreciated, thanks :)

UPDATE: My garden and flower cart was featured in the April 2014 issue of American Miniaturist

36 comments:

  1. This was really fun - beautiful work! You must be a very patient lady... ;O) And I really liked all those small eyecatchers... here an angel... there a butterfly... Thanks for showing!

    Greetings
    Birgit

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    1. BiWuBär, I used to be very patient, I wish I had more time! Thanks so much for the nice words :)

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  2. Just amazing work. I could swear this was someone's real conservatory!

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    1. Thanks so much Pearl! I try to make everything as realistic as possible :)

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  3. Absolutely gorgeous and amazing! I love the outdoor chandelier...the walkway area...all the plants and flowers...my husband is amazed. He thought I was showing him backyard inspiration...and you know what? He is right...I would love for my backyard to look like this :)

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    1. Chasidy thank-you so much for stopping by & commenting, I'm sure by the way things are going with your interior your yard will be amazing too!

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  4. Oh...My...Goodness! Heather, this is truly a work of art! It looks like a dollhouse from my childhood dreams! If I were a doll...I would absolutely positively want to live in this dream of a precious home! Fabulous artistry, Heather O'Cain!
    www.vintageinspiredpassionista.com

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  5. Very very beautifully made. I love to look at these lovely summer images. Picture No. 3 & 4 are quite wonderful to look at.
    Beautiful made​​.
    Hugs
    Wyrna

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    1. Wyrna, Thanks so much I think the secret to photographing miniature gardens is to actually place them outdoors; the shadows make it look like a summer day!

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  6. Hi Heather! This project could not be more perfect. It is not often that I see a garden space so well put together. You have so much greenery, plant, and flowers that the eye is continually delighted as it moves from place to place. It is such an uplifting little outdoor space. You are so very accomplished. I have loved all your projects and I look forward to seeing the others. Thank you so very much for sharing this! You are an angel!

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    1. Thanks so much Lucille; you are so sweet :)

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  7. Hello Heather your plantings are all so nicely arranged and I could easily see myself sitting in one of the garden chairs and sipping that tall glass of lemon tea!

    elizabeth

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    1. Elizabeth, thank-you for stopping by :)

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  8. ¡¡¡divino, hermoso!!! precioso trabajo me gusta mucho una pequeña felicitacion una gran obra de arte,saludos de Mexico.....Ara

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  9. Wow! Heather, that is amazing! Such details and it's truly beautiful. You're one talented lady!

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    1. Adorebynat, Thank-you so much for the nice comments :)

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  10. Hello Heather,
    I am the new Editor for American Miniaturist Magazine and was wondering if you have ever featured your beautiful conservatory or garden in AM or in Dollhouse Miniature Magazine. I would love to share your work with our readers if you would be interested. It's a great way to reach many people who have a passion for miniatures. You can email me at auralea@ashdown.co.uk if you are interested. Thanks and have a lovely day,

    ~Auralea

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    1. Auralea, It would be awesome to have this featured! Thanks for stopping by:)

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    2. Were you ever featured? If so, what edition, please

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  11. Beautiful gorgeous amazing such patience!!!
    xoxo Susan

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  12. Hi Heather, Love the conservatory! Did you make the greenhouse??? I have been researching different greenhouses to make.

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    1. Thanks so much! Yes I made the greenhouse, from a kit. Not sure the brand, I made it a while ago but it was super easy & fun!

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  13. Heather, Heather,Heather. What an amazing job! It's so amazing I bought the same conservatory! Did you make all the flowers??? I've been looking for plants and they're so expensive. Would like try and make some items. Do you do tutorials??? Love your work

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    1. Mimi, thanks! I don't have and tutorials for plants. Here is a good tutorial for masking tape plants: http://doreensprojects.blogspot.com/2009/02/plant-project.html

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  14. Heather I did look up that site for plants, but they don't have the wisteria vine. I did see a few tutorials on vines on pinterest, but not like the one on your conservatory. Did you make it or did you buy the vine??? I think it looks beautiful compared to the tutorials I viewed.

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    1. Mimi, the vine is made with wire wrapped with brown florist tape and painted. I added some mesh like they use for model railroad landscaping and added the green foam for leaves. The flowers are made the same way with tear drop shaped mesh glued on a wire then dipped in a lilac colored foam. I finished it off by highlighting the flowers and leaves with acrylic paint. You should be able to find tutorials for model railroad scenery :)

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  15. This is so amazing. Do you sell?

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    1. Al thanks so much, I do not sell my miniatures but I do sell my jewelry! http://www.blukatdesign.com/

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  16. This is so creative. Do you sell?

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    1. Thanks, I don't sell any miniatures right now!

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  17. Where did you get the beautiful pots. They are exactly what I am looking for.

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    1. Oh I do not remember, sorry! I collected a lot from various places and made a few from fimo like the chicken. I also made the urn with the green patina from a spout out of a dish detergent bottle and fimo.

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    2. Also for the hanging pots I pressed fimo clay in my husband's contacts container-holder or whatever you call those...they have a cool pattern in them!

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