Sunday, October 25, 2009

A workbench from Shellie's classes

Hi, all! Well, yesterday was the miniature party at Shellie's Miniatures. My mom and I went to take the five classes to complete the secret project. My mom is not a miniaturist, but she likes crafts, and it was a nice mother-daughter day. Last year, we made the Halloween scenes out of basic materials. Imagine my surprise when I found out that we were going to make these adorable workbenches! I've wanted a garage complete with a workbench so that I could make miniature scenes of building dollhouses. This was exactly what this project was for. We made the workbenches (the peg board is a circuit board from Radio Shack - I've always thought that that would be a great mini peg board too), the little dollhouse, and all the items for the "building of the dollhouse." The little metal tools were provided too, but they needed to be painted. Here are some photos from the project.

This was the first class we took. We made the dollhouse out of balsa, glued the image on, and painted the edge.

Here's my mom's and mine. Her bench is the clean, pristine bench that she's considering making into a garden potting bench. Mine is the aged, well-used one. I just love making it messy!

Here's two other examples of the teachers' benches.

Here are some shots of my work so far, but I'm going to be doing a lot more. Plus, I hope I can put it in a proper garage soon!


  1. How lucky you are to share this wonderful hobby with your mother!!!
    I love the way your bench turned out.. with the lovely dollhouse in the making!! But remember to keep us updated on your mothers bench too :D

  2. I'll post updates on her project too, but she says it'll be awhile before she can work on it. I'm excited to see what she does with the bench!

  3. Angela your work bench is lovely.

  4. Hi Angela, I am sorry to be so late, I had so any things to do last week and I always postponed writing. I'm impressed by your work, I really like it.I had a pang of envy reading about your Mm and daughter day... enjoy your mum as much as you can, she is the best friend. Hugs Rosanna