Monday, 14 March 2011

By Royal Decree, New Hats and Dress or Off with my Head!!!

Ok so the Queen has been making demands that her hats and dress must be shown off to you all so here they are.

The red mouldings are in, albeit abit wonky but to be fair these wernt cut by me, it was a second hand roombox so I just took them off and painted them, they dont but up perfectly, but hey, just dont click on the close ups, you wont notice!

Here are some more close ups of Kats hats in the lit arches. Im putting some little perfume bottles and other accessories in here too.

Now advice please? Do you think the black display panel needs more detailing, maybe more gold on it, in the form of more peel off stripes or fancy bits like Ive put on the corners? What do you think? Or maybe 2 more smaller pictures hanging on the wall?

Last year Janice put some beautiful dresses on her blog by a very talented lady called Cher. ( Click on her name to go to her ebay shop) I contacted her directly to ask if she fancied making me a Red Queen dress on a mannequin.
Cher was excited to help out and I was totally delighted with this stunning dress, as Id only sent an idea from pictures of what Id like it to be like, the rest was all Cher's imagination and design!

I love it, it fits in a treat in the roombox and Cher has kindly agreed to making me other things for the roombox in the future , maybe a red wig, or another corset ? There are so many things I want to fit in, I keep teasing Emily and saying Im going to steal her castle kit shes bought and use it for a whole red Queen castle so I can fit in all my ideas!!! Somehow I dont think she will let me !

And lastly here is another Of Tara's fantastic creations, an 'Eat Me' cake complete with its glass display box. Adorable and so detailed and beautifully made! This is going at the foot of the sofa, but Tara's pics are better than mine so here it is!

I have moved the roombox to its new home, though even John says it may have to come into the lounge to be shown off if i get dolls!!!

Its had all the furniture I have so far put in, but I still have pictures and other fancy bits to put up, and maybe some more hats need to be made!

Tomorrow Im off to Hobbycraft to look for some hearts and gems and see what peel offs they have that may go over the archways?
On my return Ill be busy decorating the interior of the shop front, maybe putting some things on the interior ledges .

Once its nearly there Ill do a big reveal, still not quite there yet!! But hey this is a major accomplishment for me, as I am known as 'Mrs I dont ever finish anything'!!


Dark Squirrel Victoria said...

I love the dress Kate, it is beautiful. I would put more pictures in ornate frames, but that is just me. I know this will be over the top and you must get a Hatter doll :) Tara's cake is great, love the glass case.

Victoria xxx

Whittaker's Miniatures said...

Thanks Victoria, I agree, it needs something! I know as Im showing it now, theres only the hats in there,but now its full, the room looks stacked and full of colour and patterns and detail, so looks so different but I still think maybe just a little something to add to that black! Its tricky finding small ornate frames for the wall! xxx

Michelle said...

The dress is fabulous and really sets the scene. ;O)

I'd go for more pictures too and in very ornate frames, I think they would add more to the project than gold trim.

The cake in the glass casket is fabulous!!!

LOL I have zero chance of ever getting a project in my living room, for one thing my cats and because I'm not allowed to move a piece of furniture out! lol

Start saving for Julie's Hatter!!! Are you have the Queen herself??

Michelle xxxx

Anonymous said... are doing an incredible job...I just love the way it is turning out :) All the special pieces that are going in it are awesome!!

The Old Maid said...

Beautiful! Both, the roombox and the dress!:)

Whittaker's Miniatures said...

Thanks Michelle! I will be keeping my eye out for small ornate ones! I agree! I have 2 houses in the lounge and thats John nagging me! This is lighting up the landing nicely at the moment but if I get the dolls it will have to move! Id love a Queen doll, dont worry Ive been nagging Julie, I just have to save and stop spending!xxx

Whittaker's Miniatures said...

Lori, Im pleased you like it, I have been buying bits and pieces for a long time, as I have also for the tea party scene so I suppose I should get a move on with that too! xxx

Thankyou Ewa, Ill have pics of the whole room soon. Just want to add some more details first but nearly there! xxx

Debie Lyons said...

They are lovely Kate. Its all going together perfectly.

Lorra Luffies

Debie xxxxxxxx

Margriet said...

I love this project!!! What a beautiful dress and the cake is lovely too! I would love to see on of the characters as a doll in this room. But I'm sure wahtever you will put in it..eventually it will be a wonderful and magical room!!

Eva said...

OMG Kate, the dress is awesome!!
All the scene is going to ber original and fabulous!

Julia @ bearcabinminiatures said...

That dress is stunning Kate, my little Meg gasped when I showed her and said it's the nicest dress she has ever seen :) I love how your room box is coming along, it's all fabulous.
Julia xxxx

Janice said...

I am with Victoria. Gold framed picture/pictures behind the hat....maybe, just a thought, what about an ornate gold frame without a picture, framing the hat in each archway? Does that make sense?

I thought your dress looked like one of Cher's. Her work is fabulous isn't it. She has done a great job for you with this dress.

It's all coming together beautifully Kate. It is brightening up my evenings.

Ara said...

Just finished reading through your last three posts!!! It's really been fun to watch this project and I love all the detail going into it!!! I can't wait to see what's next!! hugs, ara

Creepy_Creations said...

Wow Kate! It is looking fantastic! Great work! Can't wait to see it all complete!!


Kerry said...

Ooooh Kate, it's fabulous!! I love the dress, perfect for the setting. I can't wait to see it all finished. Hugs, Kerry.x.

WendiesMiniWorld said...

:o) the hats look extra stunning now they're all lit up! I personally would leave the walls black as they make the illuminated hats stand out so well and I think if there were more gold peel offs/trims it may be a bit distracting. Although a few more elaborately framed pics would fit in very nicely.

Whittaker's Miniatures said...

Thanks Debie makes a change for me to be near completion eh! xxx

Thankyou Margriet, I do hope to have at least one doll in it, but also have my other Alice dolls for my Tea party, another project yet to finish! xxx

Hi Eva thankyou, Ive really enjoyed this one, hope that shows! xxx

Julia, ahh bless her, its a real over the top dress isnt it but it works so well. Its a fun project, makes a change from doing my grungy things! xxx

Janice, Im pleased youve enjoyed it, so have I! Its a nice bright and cheerful project, just needs some little touches now, almost there! Im going for the frames on the walls, ordered some last night, hope they are going to work! Im so happy with the dress , Chers work is so detailed and well made xxx

Hi Ara, hope your well! I thought youd like this one! I wish it was bigger now !! xxx

Hi Jamie, stay tuned, will have the pictures up soon of it full up, but keeping a couple of spaces for some special things Id love in there, so it will not be completly finished for a while yet! xxx

Hey Kerry, thankyou, pleased you like it too! Cant wait o do the next Alice tea party scene now! xxx

Wendie, your right, Im not going to add more peeloffs, but will add frames , maybe a picture of the precious jubjub bird lol! xxx

julie campbell said...

This is all fabulous kate ! and dont worry I havent forgotten you, just having an absolutely manic year LOL When I get back from KDF will be in touch about starting work on your hatter and queen .
I love that dress !
julie xxx