Every April, my club, the Big Apple Miniaturists, has a swap. This year I signed up to do it. (Last year I was traveling.)
Our project this year is a porch facade with a garden (although we haven't seen the completed version yet). Mine will be shabby chic, although the porch facade has been modeled on a "Painted Lady" house.
I like to do swaps because it gives me motivation to try out various projects that I've been eyeing.
So, first I made this shabby chic mailbox based on the blog Cinderella's Moments tutorial. This is a great tutorial - very detailed, lots of pictures and helpful tips. It's also a great blog to follow for shabby chic.
Then I made some pitchers based on this youtube tutorial (in French, but you could still figure out the patten and measurements easily): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PNjfGs7UtPQ (un broc pour le bakery)
I highly recommend using Deco Art Triple Thick Gloss Glaze to get the porcelain look.
I thought about making parsley plants, but some club members are very good (i.e., professionals) at making flowers.
The pitchers were easy and fun, but I was waiting for the paper to arrive, so I started making mailboxes. Plus I thought they would work well for a porch. Maybe next year, I will make the pitchers. :)
And here are 12 (and then I made an additional 2 more for my children, who each wanted one.)
I put my mailbox outside my bakery door because it seemed to fit really well there (maybe I will make another for my porch):
Have a great week!