JDayMinis, My Life, French & Antique Inspiration

Sunday, December 29, 2013

Free Printable Page and AIM 12 Makes of Christmas Link


AIM, Artisans in Miniature Magazine has a special 12 Makes of Christmas for miniaturists publication on Scribd. I contributed the gifts and wrap project and printable above. All of the projects in the 12 days are wonderful, you can view them here. http://artisansinminiature.com/photo3.html
You can find a higher resolution version of the printable page on 4shared with other images you might like to download. Please note that the download link is near the bottom of the page.
http://www.4shared.com/folder/ILtK6LJE/_online.html

Wishing all my friends and family and wonderful New Year!!

Monday, December 9, 2013

Happy Holidays! Joyous Noel White Christmas Digital Download Project

Such a busy time but I just wanted to share a digital download photo album project I have just put up in my Etsy shop. Here is a link if you would like to read more. I designed this photo album to accompany the my Joyous Noel White Christmas kit. The download contains 16 mini photos from my antique French postcards to place behind the cut out windows. Still time to make it as a gift for Christmas. Thanks for looking.

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

New "Joyous Noel White Christmas" Kit & Ballroom Dancing




The days are shorter in winter and they do seem to go by so quickly with Christmas soon approaching soon. I'm sorry I haven't been visiting all the blogs I would love to visit. We are busy with my mini business and enjoying ballroom dancing...we even try to find the time to practice during the day. We are taking 3 classes from a terrific instructor during the week. I love all the dances and social contacts as well as the exercise but if we don't practice I feel overwhelmed with some of the moves. Thank you so much for visiting my blog, I appreciate it so much and your comments.

In the photos above I am showing a new kit I have been working on for a while now. As most of you know I have collected antique French postcards for years from France and my favorites are the Noel ones, especially with Pere Noel & toys. They are such fabulous images and such a joy to repaint and fix up, I have spent hours doing this to the ones I sell as digital downloads on Etsy, I thought it would be enjoyable to use a few of the images in a miniature project kit. You can see Pere Noel with toys and children in the pillows, stockings and on the cones.

I have designed this kit on a fabric panel, where I have designed the pillows, cones, hearts and stockings in a paint program using snowflakes and scrolls as accents then ironed it onto very fine white batiste cotton. The edges don't fray so they are fun to cut out and easy to put together with the white bias tape I include for backings and the stars as well. Templates are used for the stars with directions on shaping these. Aluminum wire mesh is included for the trees and stars which are easy to make. Silver ribbon is shaped for the other 2 or 3 trees. Silver medallions are also included as accents.

The hearts and cones can also be used separates on a miniature Christmas tree or as a garland on a fireplace so this kit can be used very creatively. Everything is included in this kit except the wicker love seat and fire place. This would be a fun project for your miniature Christmas scene.

Mini Hugs, Jean

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