Wednesday, 19 September 2018

Honeydukes - 1:144 miniature room

Honeydukes miniature by TheArtsyRaven

I love Harry Potter, for the most part.

Things I enjoy are the characters, magic, shops, and most of the ideas added in the books. What I like less is plot holes and the ending, and let’s not even mention book eight which is pure fanfiction.

Something else I love is miniatures, so what better than to combine those two?

Not too long ago, can’t really remember when, I had an idea to create Honeydukes. Yes, I’ve seen others making the candy shop, but I wouldn’t let that stop me from trying it myself. The original idea was to make it 1:12 size, as it’s the most normal size out there, but the problem is that I don’t want to make something as big right now, so how did I solve that problem? Well, by making it a 1:144 size miniature room.

Friday, 10 August 2018

My “What to Craft” Decision Wheel

The "What to Craft" Wheel by TheArtsyRaven

I’m sitting by my desk, I’ve got some time before bed and I want to craft. I turn my head to the right, to the left, focusing on every location I know I have work in progress crafts. My heart wants to finish them all at once, but my head knows I can only do one at a time, so I wonder which to pick. I overthink, and then it’s suddenly bedtime and I haven’t even decided what to do.

Most nights it’s not as dramatic, but sadly this has happened more than I’d like to admit, which is why I decided I need to come up with a way to help me pick something to work on.

As always I’m drawn to lists, but the issue with a list is that it would most likely be on paper, and that can be misplaced. I also started thinking that a list might not be that helpful because my problem is with deciding, not remembering what I want to do or finish.

Yesterday I thought about a way to randomly pick a WIP project to work on. There are many sites on the internet that offers different ways to pick one thing, and I was mostly drawn to a spin prize wheel. While I’m all for going digital I’m not really interested in opening the random generator page I’ve decided to use every single time I can’t decide. Inspiration hit just then and I decided to make my own spin prize wheel.

Saturday, 7 July 2018

Star Taker in a Bottle

Star Taker in a Bottle by TheArtsyRaven

This project was inspired by a craftalong I’m doing on I’m supposed to create: something round (or spherical), something that incorporates the metal brass, something you associate with Greece or your interpretation of "star taker".

Watermelon Picnic Table

Watermelon Picnic Table by TheArtsyRaven

When I bought my first home my in-laws offered to buy us a grill. Knowing I would most likely not use it that much I suggested a picnic table instead. While it might not have been used as much as I like it has still been used more than a grill would.

Thursday, 5 July 2018

Mermaid and Fairy in a Bottle

Mermaid and Fairy in a Bottle by TheArtsyRaven

I’m pretty sure I’m not the only one who buys something cool and have a great idea for how to use it, only to realise I’m afraid to try it because then I won’t have that cool thing any longer. I bought a set of 5 plastic domes about 6 years ago, and never used them because I feared ruining them if my plan didn’t work.

Knowing I can’t continue hoarding awesome craft supplies I decided to use at least one of them. Surprisingly enough I still remembered the original idea I had, a sleeping fairy, and so I decided to go for it.

Now that I finally have a job I can finally craft without feeling bad about wasting the time I should use to apply to jobs I didn’t mind spending lots of time on this.

Monday, 8 January 2018

2017 Gingerbread House - The Pastry Café

Gingerbread Bakery Dollhouse by TheArtsyRaven

Originally I hadn't planned to make any gingerbread creating this last Christmas, I had a lot of things to worry about, and ended up feeling pretty low. Of course as soon as I started I felt better, more relaxed.
Instead of doing an ordinary gingerbread house I decided to do something else, a bakery dollhouse.

I love dollhouses and I've wanted to make one, or twenty, in a long time. However I've not had the time to make a wooden dollhouse, so instead I made one out of gingerbread.

Warning, this post is picture heavy.

Monday, 18 December 2017

40 by 40 Mini Bucket List

40 by 40 Mini bucket list by The Artsy Raven

Age is just a number, I'm not thinking at all about turning 30 because I knew my life wouldn't suddenly change overnight. Instead my issue is knowing that I have a lot of things I want to try.

I might not have completed my 30 by 30 Mini Bucket List, but that list was made 1.5 years before I turned 30, and then my life got a little bit complicated. This time I have 10 years to complete this new list. Some of the items are easy to complete, but then there are those that are pretty hard to complete, the goal is simply to challenge myself and do things I want to do.

Wish me luck.

Sunday, 2 April 2017

New Hobbyroom - Building the New Room

I finished!

That's what I would have said two months ago. Sadly I'm a horrible blogger, not that I expect anyone to read this blog. If for some magical reason someone are here, reading this, leave a comment telling me I've done a poor job at keeping this blog updated, maybe that will be the kick I need.

So, back to the room, but before I tell you about the new furniture let's take a quick look at the before pictures.