Sunday, 18 May 2014

MINIATURES VINTAGE WARDROBE SHADOW BOX...

Hello my Lovelies, warning this is photo heavy, lots to show you.This took me  almost 2 weeks to make it all, and I dropped it  off yesterday..
This wardrobe is filled with the Princess Tonniece's special ball gowns and fancy hats and some lovely smelling perfume.. 



You might have use to the larger setting for the details of the miniatures
For this hat, I cut out the center of a tea dyed crocheted dollie, I cut out a circle of fine shiny netting, I actually cut out 2, the first one, the hole was to big , glued it to the crocheted piece, I took the other net piece and did a running stitch in the middle around the circle, to make a tiny flower, it turned out more like a tuff, I glued it on glued 3 tiny pieces of tea dyed lace standing them up and glued a tiny white rose behind them to hold them up. I added three beads,  a few tiny feathers ,painted the edge white. I have the hats sitting on small Styrofoam ball covered in tea dyed lace..
I had the tiny glass bottles in my stash, and  the other  two I had made from beads  a while back, I colored the cameo's hair red to remind Tonniece, I'm always with her..

This hat was an earring my friend gave me, I made a broach out of the mate. It looked like a flower before, I bent all the petals backwards to form the brim, glued some feathers and anchored them with a bead, I lined the brim with rusted material and tea dyed lace.


For the dress forms I used the ones I use for my dress, I cut off the skirt to a body shape, cover them with book pages painted with watered gesso, the breast are ear plugs, I cut the tip off, perfect shape :O) I painted them with gesso, then had to make a bra, I was using lace for the tops


Glued some ribbon in the middle then glued the ends in the back.
I made all of the skirts out of old lace handkerchiefs. I cut them into quarters pieces, then used two of them in a triangle shape.
I made the top parts of the dresses out of all my tea dyed laces, added jewels from my broken jewelry, hand bags, and a crotchet shawl 





Sheila and I had a lovely time visiting Tonniece, seeing her new craft room, we are planning a craft day this week, that will be so much fun you all know there is nothing better then crafting with friends. Thanks for hanging around and let me share what I created for my Best Friend it was truly a work of love. I still have her BD Purse card to show you....
It's a long weekend in Canada, wishing you all a wonderful weekend, see you when I can...   ((( BIG HUGS)))..

                                                NAMASTE!!!

15 comments:

Darnell J Knauss said...

It is such an honor to know you, Dianne. You are an amazing artist. These are incredible, museum-worthy works of art! The love and care and talent that went into this extraordinary gift for your friend is evident in every inch and fold and detail. You take my breath away!! I hope you have a great week! Hugs, Darnell

Aletha J. Williams said...

How fun this looks to make!! You are amazing artist. Every time I come visit I come away inspired. Thanks so much for sharing.
Hugs,
Aletha

Gráinne said...

What a precious, precious box full of extraordinarily treasures .. words fail me again. speechless. Suzanne xx

Astrid Maclean said...

OMG, this is totally and utterly AMAZING!!! No wonder it took you 2 weeks to finish! So glad for the detailed photos as that really shows all the incredible detail that has gone into this little wonder! Wow, so much love and so much beauty!! Those dresses all look so amazing! Have a fun craft day this week, they are the best!!

Redanne said...

And it's an OMG from me too Dianne, this is utterly fabulous in every respect! Every little detail is stunning, the dresses are gorgeous, the hats are amazing, the wardrobe is beautiful - I love everything! What a talented lady you are - WOW!! Anne xx

Laurart said...

Amazing! This is so beautiful! The detail is superb and it shows that you took so much time and care over it! Thanks so much for sharing! Love from Laura xxxxxxx

glendabrooks.blogspot.com said...

This is simply wonderful! Well done!

Anonymous said...

amazing gift you made shows the love that went into it. talent beyond words sheila

trisha too said...

A M A Z I N G! This is an absolute feast of tiny beauties!

(Dianne, I have to apologize, since subscribing to your posts and being able to see them in my e-mail, I've gotten very lax about coming to visit you "in person." But how could I let this one pass without commenting??? No way!)

:)

butterfly said...

So inventive, creative, and absolutely enchanting, Dianne! I've been going back and forth looking at all the photos in close-up as there's lots of inspiration here for things that are going on in Small Worlds at the moment... I'll be sending Cestina along for a look too!

What a gift for Tonniece to treasure - it's out of this world wonderful!
Alison xx

Cestina said...

Cestina is right here and overwhelmed with the ingenuity! May we borrow the ideas? We are about to "dress" our department store. Well "about to" is a bit of wishful thinking but it should be soon.

Many congratulations on a lovely make
Gilxxx

Sue Lelli said...

OMG! This is FANTASTICLove the bottles and dresses and the FAB details! You never cease to amaze me with your inspiration and creativity!

Julie Ann Lee said...

Dianne, I am so proud of you! I am honoured to be a magpie cousin someone as creative and original as you! Lucky Tonneice to have such a gorgeous gift and such a talented and wonderful friend. I missed this when you first posted, but I want you to know that I think it is absolutely spectacular. I am in awe of your skill and imagination! Much Love, Julie Ann xxx

Marcia Pilar said...

Dianne, I was going to comment at your most recent post, which is fabulous btw, but when I glanced down to this MASTERPIECE I could not help myself. Oh my goodness!! Your work is spectacular, my friend. How I delight in my visits with you. I will return shortly to catch up with all the magic.
PS- LOVE the definition of create on your header.

XOXO

Monika/Buzsy said...

Oh, wow! This is just wonderful. Love the different dresses made out of pretty laces... oh the way you made the upper body is just genious! That hat is so so pretty! You are an amazing artist. You are so good with different materials.