Here is my secret project!!
This is a 1:12 scale scene all handmade by me, which I have called “Planning Travels”. It was made for my Grandparents who read this blog, and as much as I wanted to document the process, or more like, beg for feedback and help, I couldn’t because I obviously wanted it to be a surprise!! My inspiration for everything came from my Grandparents themselves who are avid travellers. My whole life, I always remember them departing or returning from some magnificant far away place. I’m 100% sure that my avid interest in worldwide cultures came from them, their stories, and little trinket gifts. 🙂
Here is a closer look at some of the details;
To make the miniature travel brochures, I searched the internet for printable pdf brochures. Knowing that the travel industry is huge, I figured this would be easy, and it was! Using the pdf files is one of my favourite ways to make miniature printables! Remembering from my University days that with pdf files, you have the option to print more than one page, I used this to my miniature advantage. I’d really like to do a separate post about this to share, hopefully in the chaos of moving I can do this!
I guess I assumed after the trip through Zagreb to Venice the traveller could drive up to Germany, stopping in Paris along the way? There are subway maps for both Germany and Paris. (the pictures are a little blurry, but this is all I snapped before I handed it off to the new owners!)
You can somewhat see here that I have included a packing list and itinerary. My Grandmother makes wonderfully detailed itineraries!
There were some other things that I made but couldn’t fit on the table, so i printed a miniature file storage box from Jim’s Printable Mini’s and put the randoms in there. I included the box (not glued because it wouldn’t fit!!) with everything in it for some more mini travel treats;
So there you go! I finished something else! This one only took me 3 solid nights of work. Since most of it is printed it went really fast. I am again super motivated to get something mini finished! I love the feeling of looking at something I made. Except right now I don’t really have the time! If I do make time for mini’s, I’m hoping to get a little work finished on the Orchid before it needs to go into storage. I don’t want to bring it out and be overwhelmed by mess/work. 😦
Hope you enjoyed my latest project as much as I did!
See you soon!