Tuesday, 30 October 2018

Ultra Modern Mini Pushchairs & Pram



Hello Mini Friends...

I have a lot to show you this post... I have been working hard designing new frame for my pushchairs and new wheels.  I wanted something that was more straightforward to put together and yet looked very modern.  I spent a long time researching modern pushchairs and then started 3D designing on my computer and once I had a few components designed I set about printing some of them on my 3D printer.  This process is lengthy since one has to get all the dimensions spot on for a good fit and as with all minis often the naked eye is a much better judge of size so this process continued with me making millions of parts in all different sizes and making endless notes along the way till I had something that actually looked good and fitted together well. 

The next stage was to perfect the new style for the carrycot section of the pram.  I wanted to use my last modern pram as inspiration for the new style and I coupled this with more 3D printing to give shape and stability.  Wait till you see my next new pushchairs, they will have completely new shapes and frames but for now though I used my tried and tested pushchair patterns for the seat section.  Next month I will add in a new feature of a seat that will change position.

As I was busy creating these new frames I also decided to make a simple pushchair kit that even the novice crafter can put together and these will be available in my shop very soon so keep an eye out for them.

So, in my shop this week are three new pushchairs and one new pram.  Two pink unicorn pushchairs, one with a Peter Rabbit lemon stripe print and the pram is in royal blue with a check print fabric. 

Here come the pictures...

Pink unicorn pushchair number 1.



1/12h Scale miniature dollhouse pushchair/stroller


Pink unicorn pushchair number 2.



1/12h Scale miniature dollhouse pushchair/stroller

My Peter Rabbit lemon stripe pushchair.



1/12h Scale miniature dollhouse pushchair/stroller

The ultra modern pram.



1/12th Scale Miniature Dollhouse Pram


Hope you like them :)

And here are my new kits...

 

Now I am working on a twin, side by side pushchair/pram with a new style seat frame and I also want to try and fulfill the requests for 1/6th scale pushchairs so for those who like playscale I may have some nice new pushchairs for you in a month or so. 

That's all for now.

Big mini hugs,



Gill x 




Tuesday, 6 February 2018

Twin Carriage Pram and Modern Pram



Hello mini friends,

As always I have been quite busy but I have managed to make two new minis somewhere in between the crazyness of life, even if I am a little late in showing you them.  

The first is a twin version of the Balmoral style carriage pram I make.  I was asked by a lovely customer if I could create a twin version, as I had wanted to do this for some time I decided I would craft it for her.
The pram has the usual features of being fully lined and gently padded inside with collapsible hoods and a removable apron.  I may one day bring out some twin carriage pram kits but it won’t be this year since I have so many other things on the go but the good news is I do have some single carriage pram kits in stock (and more almost ready) and these are available in my shop, just click this link: http://www.teenytinythings.co.uk/item.php?name=411

Here are some pictures of the twin pram...

Dollshouse Miniature Twin Pram

Dollshouse Miniature Twin Pram

Dollshouse Miniature Twin Pram

Dollshouse Miniature Twin Pram

Dollshouse Miniature Twin Pram

 
I also created a very modern style pram that was a sort of cross between an Egg pushchair (frame) with a Venicci style body.  This pram required an entirely new pattern and took quite a lot of time to get the apron to sit just right. 

This picture shows you the amount of tiny adjustments I made to each pattern before finally perfecting it.




I created bigger back wheels to compliment the smaller front ones as I wanted this pram to look really modern and I think this had the desired effect.  I intend to make some single pushchairs using this frame and sell them in my shop very soon. 

Here are some pictures.

Dolls house miniature pram

Dolls house miniature pram

Dolls house miniature pram

Dolls house miniature pram

Dolls house miniature pram


Well that’s all for now.  I am attending university at the moment and along with all those other things that us busy woman have to juggle so it does not leave me much time for crafting but I expect I’ll be back in full mini swing later in the year and if I'm honest, I can't wait! :)

Big mini hugs,
Gill x

Friday, 1 September 2017

Sunny Yellow Pram



Hello mini friends,

I've been super busy since last time I posted... I've been making some things with my 3D printer.  I know some of you are very technical and others not so I'll tell you a little bit about what I've been up to.  I got my printer about two years ago, I cannot believe how quickly time passes but I had wanted one for a while and even though it took a bit of mastering I got there and now I'm addicted lol.  Now before you rush off to buy one be aware, if you are not technical it's not quite as simple as printing something 2D in ink.   While this is my new fave toy atm, it is very time consuming and I wish I didn't have so many ideas because I don't have enough time to make everything I think up.  The fact is that it takes days, weeks, months even to design and scale any new project and this is on top of the general research, then when you come to printing something you need a printer that can handle the task and the variables are immense! Once you start to print there are lots and lots of settings that one has to get right and this process results in many, many wasted prints that are not quite right in one way or another.  However, once you have mastered all that, if you have any hair left lol you can print some rather cute components that help to enhance your minis... although most of the time you have to print everything in sections and then construct it later which can also be a pain - not to mention working out how to un-construct it and make it into kit form in the first place.


Anyhoo... this week saw me make a twin pushchair; one side has a carrycot and the other a seat for a toddler.  I wanted something bright so I opted for a sunny yellow with a grey base for contrast.  So far this one hasn't got a new owner so is up for sale on my website.  I wanted to make something a little different so I used my printer to create the parts which meant the parts were precise sizes (give or take a few hundred failed prints lol).  Usually the bit I hate most is bending metal and not getting it exactly right on the first attempt. Being as I have to make these in kit form anyway I decided I am going to make up some kits for single pushchairs that should be pretty reasonable in cost and sell them in my shop, that way more people can own their own mini pushchairs in the colours they choose. 

1/12th Scale twin pushchair.


Dollhouse Stroller


I/12th Scale twin pushchair.



Dollhouse Pram



Next I made a cash register, I wanted one with an opening drawer that had space for change and paper money and included a little receipt - sticking out the top mid sale.  I printed these in several pieces and then constructed them.  Not perfect yet but I think I may bring them out as kits for people to make up in a few weeks.  Everyone seemed to like them and I found new homes for some of the prototypes so that was positive.

Dollhouse Cash Register

1/12th Scale Till




Then I had decided to make some old 70's TV sets the ones with the huge back panels and wooden surrounds.  I figured I'd use actual wood for the outer edge and pop a light inside so they would light up.  I've included a pic of the prototype again for you.  As you can see it's a little rough so it will need a few adjustments but I think they will look good eventually.


Well that's it for this time... hope you like all my mini makes :) Next time I may have mini baby car seats and high chairs if I get time.

Big mini hugs,
Gill x

Friday, 23 June 2017

Moses Baskets and a Sofa


Hello mini friends,

It's been a long time (again) since my last post.  I think since I became a grandma and consequently had to do a little bit (just a teeny tiny bit) of growing up my life has been taken over with grandchildren and that coupled with caring for adult children and my mum and well all the important people who are closest to one's heart, doesn't leave much time for minis at the moment.  Which is just as it should be of course because as much as I love what I do, family always come as I'm sure you'll agree.   Indeed we have recently had a new addition to our family, my son (who you may remember had a little girl born sleeping a few years ago) has just had another baby girl, she is happy and healthy and she is almost three weeks old now.  As you can imagine my son and daughter in law are overjoyed and basically spend their days just looking at her, she is so loved.  Here's a little picture of her, she's called Olivia Grace...



...isn't she just adorable.  I doubt I'll get to look after her much because her mummy and daddy can't put her down haha, but I'm happy either way, she's loved and that's all that matters.



Well on the mini's front I have managed to make some new things.  I decided to change my website a little so as to just sell mostly the things I make, some craft items and a couple of other small bits and bobs, that done I am trying to get all those ideas that have sat on a back burner for years and actually create them.  So here is my first sofa, I did roughly make a chair some time back but I wanted to test this shape of sofa because I intend to print my own fabrics and make some more but as always there is a process of trial and error to go through before you end up with something that makes you really happy.  

1/12th Scale Floral Sofa

1/12th Scale Floral Sofa

1/12th Scale Floral Sofa


I also made four Moses baskets, each one comes with a matching coverlet and a folding stand and these are available in my shop.  


1/12th Scale dolls house Moses baskets


1/12th Scale miniature Moses basket



1/12th Scale dollshouse Moses basket






1/12th Scale dollhouse Miniature Moses basket



1/12th Scale Moses Baskets




I hope you like them; I intend to make up a few prams and pushchairs in matching fabrics.  I have got several modern prams on the table but as I'm making modern pram kits these are taking a long time to perfect because I have to keep testing to be sure all the parts fit together easily.  You might remember I made the carriage pram kits a while back, these have sold really well but because of the nature of the pram they are not for the faint hearted but more for the experienced crafter. 


1/12th Scale Carriage Pram Kit


My modern pushchairs and prams on the other hand will be much simpler to construct and anyone should be able to make them up.  I've got most of the parts working but making up the instructions that accompany them is what takes the time. 

After the prams I want to make some bedroom furniture then some working lights and slowly go down the list of mini makes I've been waiting to create for ages.  Hope you like this month's mini makes, they are available in my shop now and with a bit of luck I'll soon have some matching pushchairs or prams to go with them.

Big mini hugs,


Gill x