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Project by Phil Brown posted 2642 days ago 1000 views 0 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I whipped up these miniature doll beds out of pine for a local craft lady who sewed miniature quilts for them. I saw them at a craft show but wasnt able to get a picture with the quilts which were very nice.

I wiped on some acrylic paint, rubbed through on the edges and slid twine through drilled holes for the “mattresses”.

-- Phil Brown, Ontario





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David

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#1 posted 2642 days ago

Phil -

Very cool! Would be great to see how they look with the miniature quilts. What are the dimmensions?

-- http://foldingrule.blogspot.com

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Phil Brown

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#2 posted 2642 days ago

5-1/2” wide x 6-1/2” high x 10-1/2” long. David, I actually stumbled over them at the craft show. I thought she had sold them privately to someone who was making their own quilts and wasn’t prepared to find them in the show. If I had known I would have brought a camera.

-- Phil Brown, Ontario

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David

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#3 posted 2642 days ago

I do the same thing . . . never have a camera when I need it. I actually ended up leaving a digital camera in my work bag for interesting shot at work!

-- http://foldingrule.blogspot.com

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#4 posted 2642 days ago

Its amazing what you see David when you dont have a camera. One spring we were cruising the back roads near our home looking for a property a little farther out and saw a fox down in a little meandering creek valley. When we stopped to watch him the clouds opened up and the sunlight streamed across his back in the most awsome scene you could imagine. We beat ourselves up over that one. Fortunately I have that image locked away in my mind and hope to paint my rendition someday soon.

-- Phil Brown, Ontario

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#5 posted 2642 days ago

Rick is like a nature magnet and sees the most bizarre things. When asked if he got a picture he says, “Yup.. right here in my mind’s eye”.
(ex. the one day we were out for a drive, there was a young fox at the side of the road. He slowly pulled up beside it and the pup put his paws up on the side of the door and stretched upwards to have a conversation with him. I, of course, missed the whole thing because I was stuck on the passenger side of the vehicle (holding a camera) and unable to get a shot before the moment was over)

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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#6 posted 2642 days ago

Phil & Debbie -

I so much agree with your comments – I guess sometimes just getting the chance to see things is what its all about. I always have that need to “capture the moment”!

I like Rick’s sentiment: Yup . . . right in my mind’s eye
Perhaps that is the best way!

-- http://foldingrule.blogspot.com

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MsDebbieP

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#7 posted 2642 days ago

it’s a pretty good method but a nice backup is the camera version—and it’s a bonus to be able to say “look what I captured on film/digital !!!”
:)

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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Phil Brown

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#8 posted 2642 days ago

Man, I’m going out to buy another digital camera right now folks.

I just remembered that before I left this trucking company almost six years ago I used to run with an old Pentax mechanical shooter. I was almost back to the depot one night, pedal to the medal when the sunset lit up the sky. I pulled over quickly and went peeling out the passenger door into the ditch. The camera went for a loop. Fortunately the sales guy had sold me on a lens protector for my new used camera. It hit the fuel tank and broke the protective glass. I ripped it off and got a beautiful shot of my semi backlit by a most awesome sunset. The company uses it on their web site.

-- Phil Brown, Ontario

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Diane

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#9 posted 2642 days ago

These beds are cute and sure look like a lot of work went into them. This lady must of loved selling these and I bet they all were sold.

I have some old 35mm cameras that I was able to get ahold of for free lately but haven’t used them yet. I have an old automatic but the pictures aren’t that great even with the zoom on it. I wouldn’t even know what to get for my Mac, reading up the cameras didn’t help. I’d want something that can take good closeups to paint by but I would want something that isn’t hard to use.

I have been thinking I’m going to miss something good too, since I never have my camera with me. These stories stirred me up too, I need to find my camera and take it with me more often.

Diane

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#10 posted 2642 days ago

Those are ADORABLE! Gosh do I dare show the grandkids these?? Cute idea. Thanks for sharing.

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Phil Brown

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#11 posted 2641 days ago

I’m going to try and find the lady I sold them to and see if she has photos of the miniature quilts. It was quite a while ago as these photos are out of my early years woodworking album circa 1988.

-- Phil Brown, Ontario

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#12 posted 2641 days ago

Phil like I said you amaze me with all your skills, keep on amazing us. You are quit a guy. Glad u joined.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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Phil Brown

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#13 posted 2641 days ago

Thanks so much Mike. I’m real thankful for this website.

-- Phil Brown, Ontario

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