I have been embroidering nothing but flowers for quite a while, and doing bedding for the bedroom, so I decided to make a few 'masculine' items for the house. They provide a nice contrast for all the frills going on upstairs!
Two portraits and frames, a working candle sconce and a small clay pipe...
I shall have to practice the fimo pipe making - this was my first atttempt, but it is a long way from what I want, primarily because it is too short. But it will do for now.
The gentlemen ancestors aren't too happy with the bright gold frames I made. Sir John Ogilvy (left) and Laird Alexander MacGillivray (right) look quite put out. It's funny how I don't have dolls for the house, but the paintings I choose suddenly make the house seem lived in! And these old inhabitants are certainly quite demanding!
A quick application of old oak furniture wax (left) soon sorted out the garish gold (right). I love this stuff as you can apply it to just about everything to give it an old, tarnished and worn appearance.