Three days later... This is all that I have. Waiting for oil paint to
dry is a PITA ;-) when you need two or three coats.
The shell is so thin on the edges where the two halves meet I really thought it would break while I was sawing it out.
Hrmmm.... I see Kilmouski has added a fly away cat hair that has landed over the front door. Grrrrrrr They are as fine a spider silk. I may have to shave him or give him a bath in GLUE!
There is a lot more to do. I love it when it is time to decorate. That is fun....but several days away at this point.
I could never get one of these together without the help of Bostic Blu-Tack. It holds things in place for me while I am fitting things.
Now I can start the back side.
Che dolce meraviglia!!! È un minuscolo sogno!ReplyDelete
J'adore ! C'est incroyable .ReplyDelete
Your nutshell cottages are just amazing ! What a great master job !ReplyDelete
Amazing and incredible work!ReplyDelete
I absolutely love your nutshell cottages. I was given some fantastic walnuts for Halloween and guess what I am going to try! If I could get something 10% as lovely as yours I would be thrilled to bits. Thank you for sharing your 'know how' Catherine. Mini hugs, CarolReplyDelete
Thank you for sharing your WIP, Catherine :-) I think these tiny nutshell cottages are breath-taking and I appreciate the time and the skill (and patience!) that goes into constructing them. You are woman of many talents!ReplyDelete
Nice looking nut house! Sorry, I meant nutshell cottage.☺ You must have such a steady hand to work with such fine materials! I was thinking you could use the stray cat hairs and actually make a great spider web from them, Waste not, want not! Kind regards, Brian.ReplyDelete
C'est très nature très mignon , j'aime beaucoup ce charme.ReplyDelete
Avec quel outil tu découpes la coque de la noix ?Delete
Merci! J'ai coupé la coquille de noix avec une scie de bijoutier.Delete
Toujours cette scie miraculeuse !Delete
You are truly such an inspiration and so generous to share your know how. Such lovely tiny creations!ReplyDelete
Thanks for the tutorial. I didnt understand that the body of the house was a nut before. It looks great and the photos are wonderful too!ReplyDelete
Absolutely beautiful and heartbreakingly cute.ReplyDelete
I love your nutshells
That is some serious magic you're showing off there! I love it!!!ReplyDelete
I'm sorry if i risk making people green but was so lucky to win one of your stunning nutshell houses in a give-a-way. And all i can say is; it's magic still shines here, dangling above my workspace. Your creation brings me soooo much joy, I cannot express how welcome and appreciated your 'magic' is to me. Thank you Darling!
Awesome you're making more :)
it's so cute, thank you for sharing it :)ReplyDelete
Wow! It's wonderful! Thanks for sharing, and who hasn't got some spider web here and there, some cat hair may just add a more realistic touch to it ;)ReplyDelete
Your tiny houses are seriously works of wonder and magic. I love seeing them!ReplyDelete
very funny, what a good ideaReplyDelete
I LOL'd when you mentioned the cat hair! Not that that has ever happened to me... I am blown away by the scale you are working in...never could do that!ReplyDelete
This simply surpasses my understanding. It is way too wonderful and way too crafty for me to find the right words to comment. As for cat hair... that's that little extra to give it a special signature ;-)ReplyDelete
I am sure Kilmouski would think that people should be honored to receive one of his precious hairs as part of the deal. After all he is a famous cat now with at least a thousand fans in his club.ReplyDelete
Thank you Robin for your kind comment.Delete
Nothing could be more amazing then your work. I am a HUGE fan!
I agree with Robin: A m a z i n g !ReplyDelete
Love your work!
I could almost not beliefe what I saw it's amazing WOW so BEAUTIFUL and tiny!ReplyDelete
groetjes van Marijke
Cathrine, the little walnut house is so delightful! I never imagined such a tiny house could be made, I just can't believe the detail, those windows are amazing. As for kilmouski's hair, it's amazing what the camera will pick up that you can't see, I have noticed a bundle of things in my photos I didn't know were there.ReplyDelete
I also want to read your post about the world of glass, which I can see on blogger. When I then go to your blog it's says it doesn't exist! Thought others might have the same problem...
I removed the post of all the ice that covered all the trees in my garden.
This little house is just too cute, words fail me.ReplyDelete