Monday, 27 January 2020

Miniature Strollers with Car seats


Hello Mini Friends

So following my last post I’ll continue to show you all the other strollers I made up last year. 

After deciding to change the frame shape of my modern strollers to something a little more exciting and, I hasten to add, easier to construct I played with the design a bit more and found I could easily make strollers (or pushchairs as we call them in the UK), with multi positional seats and other attachments so this gave me an idea.  I wonder if you ever seen those strollers that seat two children but instead of being side by side, one child sits slightly below the other.  Well I decided to see if I could replicate this in miniature and this is how it turned out.

1:12th Scale Miniature Dollhouse Twin Pushchair

1:12th Scale Miniature Dollhouse Twin Pushchair

1:12th Scale Miniature Dollhouse Twin Pushchair

1:12th Scale Miniature Dollhouse Twin Pushchair

1:12th Scale Miniature Dollhouse Twin Pushchair

1:12th Scale Miniature Dollhouse Twin Pushchair

1:12th Scale Miniature Dollhouse Twin Pushchair

1:12th Scale Miniature Dollhouse Twin Pushchair

As you can see this twin stroller has two seats that will sit up or lay back although with limited space they don’t have a huge range of movement but I am still pleased with the outcome. 

As I was working on another idea a lady contacted me regarding a car seat.  I was already working on a miniature car seat but it had hit the back burner for a while since I was so busy with everything else.  I retrieved my project and began making adjustments.  I had decided that it would be possible to make attachments that would connect it to the stroller frame and all I needed to do at this point was some fine tuning.  The fine tuning can still take a few weeks but eventually I had created a tiny car seat that sat on a stroller frame and her she is.

1:12th Scale Care Seat

1:12th Scale Care Seat Pushchair

1:12th Scale Care Seat Pushchair

1:12th Scale Care Seat Pushchair


My lovely customer was very happy with this and that made me even more pleased with my creation.  The tiny car seat also fits into most 1/12th scale model cars which just adds to the fun.

1:12th Scale Care Seat 

1:12th Scale Care Seat 
As always, I am never happy so I set about making a stroller seat that would attach to the frame and could be removed and replaced with the car seat.  This concept worked really well and not only this but the seat could be made to face forward or face dollhouse mom as well as sit upright or lay back fully. 

So the result is a stroller with a multi-positional, removable seat that can face in either direction and an attachable car seat.  The stroller seat is lightly padded with a full harness with a tiny side release buckle.  The car seat can be attached to the stroller frame with two tiny attachments.  The car seat has a hood, a removable handle; it is lightly padded and has a tiny three point harness.  I made three which as all available by clicking here since I didn’t get chance to put them up for sale till this year.   

1:12th Scale Miniature Car Seats

1:12th Scale Miniature Car Seats & Stroller

1:12th Scale Miniature Car Seat Strollers

1:12th Scale Miniature Car Seat Strollers

1:12th Scale Miniature Car Seat Strollers


1:12th Scale Miniature Car Seat Strollers


1:12th Scale Miniature Car Seat Stroller


1:12th Scale Miniature Car Seat Stroller


1:12th Scale Miniature Car Seat Stroller

1:12th Scale Miniature Car Seat Stroller

1:12th Scale Miniature Car Seat Stroller

1:12th Scale Miniature Car Seat Stroller

1:12th Scale Miniature Car Seat Strollers

1:12th Scale Miniature Strollers


Well that’s if for this time... next time I’ll show you the new ‘quick’ mini projects I’ve been working on.

Big mini hugs,
Gillx

Thursday, 9 January 2020

Hello Again

Hello Mini friends,


Well its been over a year since I posted and this is pretty much because my mum sadly passed away in December 2018 and it did set me back a lot.  I lost my motivation and while I continued to make some minis I am not sure really what was going on as the entire year seemed to fly past rather too quickly.  Mum's are so incredibly important and obviously my life will never be the same but I'm trying to locate my motivation and replace my sorrow with new things.  My last dog also passed away that year so I suddenly had a huge gap in my life and I felt a bit lonely despite having my family around me.  Now, a year on I am aiming to do more with my time and I want to also share with you some of the processes I go through when I create my miniatures but for now I'll show you what I managed to make last year.

My beautiful mum. 



So, back to minis...

I had a request from a lovely lady for some teeny 1/24th scale prams so I did oblige even though it was a huge challenge.  While I managed it, I don't think I ever want to make anything in 1/24th scale again because it's so fiddly.  It is strange to think that one of my first mini makes when I was just eleven years old was a tiny 1/24th scale pram with an interchangeable pushchair seat, well it just shows you I've clearly loved miniatures since being a child.

1/24th Scale prams

1/24th Scale prams

1/24th Scale prams

1/24th Scale pram

Another pram I made but believe I never showed you is this pink cord pram, 1/12th scale this time.  I made a tiny detachable pram toy to go with it. I made this pram using a printed frame I designed but I have already made improvements on these frames so future prams will be very different.

1/12th Scale Pram

1/12th Scale Pram

1/12th Scale Pram

After this I spent a long time (rather too long) designing some new modern pushchair frames.  I usually search the internet for inspiration before beginning my 3D design process on computer.  I save lots of pictures and then work out the full size measurements and lastly I scale down. The strangest thing about scaling down is that perfectly scaled down objects don't always look right, often one has to adjust the dimensions a little and the naked eye proves a much more friendly tool. I created a new frame and then set about making a summer pushchair with a little canopy and a multi-positional seat.  This seat can be lay back for a tiny baby or sit upright just like real life.  I also found some very cute, and super tiny, side release buckles and I used these on the harness and here is the result.

1/12th scale miniature stroller

1/12th scale miniature stroller

1/12th scale miniature stroller



1/12th scale miniature stroller

1/12th scale miniature stroller

1/12th scale miniature stroller

I did make a few other miniatures too but this post is long enough for now so I'll save those for next time.  Thank you for reading, see you soon. 

Gill x

P.S. If you want to purchase any of my creations here is a link http://www.teenytinythings.co.uk/shop.php





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