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Iminei

The Village
« on: March 12, 2018, 19:32:08 PM »
So todays efforts were painstaking but when I finally stood back I seemed to have lost all sense of scale ...



I've built a tree-house in a bonsai tree ...



and this seating seems to be a verrrrry long way down the garden ... or built for gnomes?!

What should I do ???

« Last Edit: June 13, 2018, 08:40:24 AM by Iminei »
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Fajita

Re: I seem to have lost all sense of scale ..
« Reply #1 on: March 12, 2018, 21:54:53 PM »
Just add a note on the bottom saying "not to scale" 😂

I, personally, would leave it. But I've never been a perfectionist.

Ploshkin

Re: I seem to have lost all sense of scale ..
« Reply #2 on: March 12, 2018, 22:11:32 PM »
I like it.  I think I would add a few more quirky miniatures here and there.
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rubywishes

Re: I seem to have lost all sense of scale ..
« Reply #3 on: March 12, 2018, 22:17:06 PM »
What size is the proposed finished product Im? I reckon it's fine and adds whimsy to it; sort of like "Gullivers' Travels". If there are other blocks to be added I would even consider running with the theme and continuing with the "out of scale" idea.
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Iminei

Re: I seem to have lost all sense of scale ..
« Reply #4 on: March 13, 2018, 09:01:38 AM »


This is the project as it is this morning ... its just over a metre square.
Im going to add slim borders to the side to take the binding but the blocks are all there.

More pics at  the end of March's BOM tut
« Last Edit: March 13, 2018, 09:04:58 AM by Iminei »
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maliw

Re: I seem to have lost all sense of scale ..
« Reply #5 on: March 13, 2018, 14:35:56 PM »
Just think of the size of a bench/seats compared to the size of a house, not really too small.
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Sakar

Re: I seem to have lost all sense of scale ..
« Reply #6 on: March 13, 2018, 17:42:50 PM »
What a nice quilt!!!!  0_0

I would leave it as it is. A quilt doesn't need to be perfect.

Btw: If the top is 1x1m,.... how small are the appliques??? :S *wow*

Iminei

Re: I seem to have lost all sense of scale ..
« Reply #7 on: March 13, 2018, 18:57:34 PM »
The bench is history ...

if the gnomes want a seat they will need to find a toadstool and fight it out with the pixies.

@Sakar  .. the individual blocks are 2 1/2" x whatever .... so quite teeny ...The bench is now 1 1/2" x 1" tall.

 I have replaced it with a nice new one from Haskins garden centre.



I have been busy gardening and hard landscaping and building a fish pond ...








Isn't there always a stray thread lurking whenever you take a close up pic ?????  :angry:

I think Im going to add a heron somewhere looking at what he might have won!

More pics, if you are interested in March's BOM
« Last Edit: March 20, 2018, 13:05:28 PM by Iminei »
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Kenora

Re: I seem to have lost all sense of scale ..
« Reply #8 on: March 13, 2018, 19:46:12 PM »
Goodness, you must have infinite patience to play with all those tiny pieces and different fabrics. The end result is certainly eye-catching. Love all the different stitches you've used for the appliques too. :flower:
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Iminei

Ideas please for my village
« Reply #9 on: March 15, 2018, 11:49:07 AM »
Can you give me some ideas as what to add to my village wall hanging ???



Nothing teensy teensy ... the blocks were cut from 3" strips so are 2 1/2" finished

No cars, roads etc ... I have made some fencing and an open gate but dont know quite which home would have it ...

Full pics at the end of   March's BOM  here ...

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Acorn

Re: Ideas please for my village
« Reply #10 on: March 15, 2018, 11:51:30 AM »
A pond!  Have you got any blue fabric with fish on it?

Please look in the album, I made my own fish and water lilies .. (these are very small things)
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« Last Edit: March 15, 2018, 12:00:09 PM by Iminei »
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sewingj

Re: Ideas please for my village
« Reply #11 on: March 15, 2018, 11:52:40 AM »
could a cottage become a chapel?  (I know nothing)

Goth Gardiner

Re: Ideas please for my village
« Reply #12 on: March 15, 2018, 11:55:31 AM »
A Church?   

Iminei

Re: Ideas please for my village
« Reply #13 on: March 15, 2018, 12:01:33 PM »
Yes perhaps I could add a steeple ... oooh and a grave yard !!!  :D

But which house ? (obvs not one with windows, doors and a kiddie bike in the garden!)

Can you tell I never work to a plan?! :)
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Acorn

Re: Ideas please for my village
« Reply #14 on: March 15, 2018, 12:06:05 PM »
The yellow one with the brown roof on the right hand side has room for a steeple and a graveyard.  :)
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