10 December 2014

tiny clay houses


Ahhh Christmas, (or to me preferably called) Winter Solstice! I love this time of the year (sans weather & darkness). I certainly do have my making mojo on thats for sure and I am steadily making my way through everyone's presents and decorations too. Some projects I have set myself are a bit daunting, as they are all new to me so I am learning as I go (more about this later) but I feel like I'm buzzing with excitement all the time which is a really nice feeling...but also slightly overwhelming as there is just SO much to do! Anyways, I digress. A few weeks ago now, I made so little houses for some snowy scenes I have made (but not yet photoed) , I used some air drying clay and some old lace doilies and a rolling pin. Easy peasy.


I used the doilies to add a bit of texture to the walls of the houses.

I found it easier to use scissors to get a neat edge.

each one has chimneys, windows and front door.




I dried them in the radiator but it took AGES

I put LED highlights inside. I'll show you all the decorations I have been making later when I have had a chance to go around with the camera (and tidy up all the mess I have created).


I'll be back with more festive shenanigans vey soon!

19 comments:

bklopst said...

These are lovely!!! Love the little candles as well...

Country Rabbit said...

they are wonderful...what a clever idea ;) i always love your trips , makes and photography, kazzy xx

Malayka said...

You're SO clever! I don't even know where you find the time and energy! I feel like with a toddler 'helping' all the time I don't get too much of anything done. It seems like you've found a really nice balance. X

Tracy Owen said...

love love love :)

Caitlin said...

so lovely! i always have a million ideas and lose steam once i realize i've taken on too much! i think the key is starting earlier :)

Megan Denton said...

These are possibly the sweetest things I have seen. The light inside is perfect... !!!

VĂ©ronique said...

So lovely, J'adore!

Kelly said...

those houses are so incredibly cute! You're absolutely brilliant.

Attic24 said...

Absolutely lovely xxxx

peg said...

How charming! Love these houses. Thank you so much for sharing! Merry Christmas & Happy Winter Solstice!

Sharon de Jager said...

Love the little clay houses...so sweet...how did you make the windows...did you just poke a few holes through? I've made some clay hanging hearts made by rolling out over crochet doilies, very similar but your houses are really cute! Sharon

Jane Miller said...

You are an amazing young woman! I love the things you make! Bravo!

jabbott said...

Those little houses are really beautiful x

Fiona said...

I love all your makes but especially the tiny houses, so pretty! I would also like to know how you did the windows?
Plimsoll doesn't look too worried by the dinosaur.

Mrs Bertimus said...

Stunning x

LOVE AND XXXX said...

Oh my gosh. My heart just skipped a beat. Those little homes are lovely. How did you assemble them. Glue?

LOVE AND XXXX said...

Those little homes are gorgeous. How did you assemble them. Glue?

Rae - Say It Aint So said...

that is such a good idea! they look great.

Nicola Jordan said...

Gorgeous - sorry if i missed the message - but what did you use to make the windows .. and how do you make the sides 'stick' together? (haven't used air dry clay before - thank you so much

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