Tiny sewing is done

I’ve finished the tiny sewing room model kit.

Do click on the image and zoom in for a closer look. It’s adorable. The little light really brings the whole thing to life. I changed out a few of the fabrics used; the ones they provided were a) a bit dull, and b) rather stiff. I think, for example, that my curtains are much more cheerful than the single blue one they suggested. There have been comparatively few tweaks, though. Some things I’d change, some things were not entirely clear on the instruction pages, but overall it was easier than I feared.

For the next one, I’ve added superglue to my toolkit. Sometimes you need the instant hard set, but most of the time I liked the wood glue because it allowed me to tweak, reposition and even pull apart if necessary. I’d also recommend adding rubber bands, clamps and glue stick to the toolkit, to aid with securing things so they dried in the correct position.

I’ve got another kit lined up, but this one’s going to be hush-hush as it’s a secret gift. I’ll post about it once it’s out in the open.

And now, it’s time for something completely different.


50 thoughts on “Tiny sewing is done

  1. Sandi says:

    It’s gorgeous!! Hugs,

  2. I LOVE ❤️ LOVE 💝 LOVE 💕 IT

  3. A square foot of loveliness!

  4. manicmumdays says:

    That’s gorgeous! Not sure I’d have the patience 💕

    • katechiconi says:

      I thought initially I’d find it tedious, but it’s strangely addictive, and with some of the pieces there’s a real sense of achievement.

      • manicmumdays says:

        It really looks like a heap of fun! I even followed the link you shared last time … I am just not patient atm 🥴 Plus a hubsy would divorce me if I started another hobby 😆

      • katechiconi says:

        The Husband is poorly placed to do that with me, since he was a keen model maker when young. I guess I do have spare reserves of patience for stuff like this, though I don’t normally consider myself a patient person.

  5. Emmely says:

    I have been super behind with my blog reading so I’ve just binge-read all your tiny posts. Absolutely wow! That sewing room looks adorable, so many details! And since it’s made from a kit I think it’s fun that you changed up some of the fabrics because that makes it unique.

    • katechiconi says:

      That’s exactly what I thought. I’ve also slightly changed what goes in what basket and where the pictures go, etc. The company makes so many gorgeous kits, I will have to learn to ration myself and work more slowly, since I (probably) can’t make them all!

      • Emmely says:

        It does look like a lot of fun to put together. I had to remind myself that I am already far too busy as it is….

      • katechiconi says:

        There’s nothing in the kit that actually takes a long time to make, just lots of small pieces that build up into the overall effect. I was able to pick it up and put it down again without having to rearrange things and make lots of preparation, which helped a lot. Just wash the brushes and put the cap on the scalpel blade. You can do it in 50-70cm of work space.

  6. claire93 says:

    such tiny everything! now all you need is a tiny seamstress ^^

  7. nanacathy2 says:

    You want to be careful that Arietta doesn’t come calling. It’s GORGEOUS !

  8. knettycraft says:

    That is so super cute and such a great gift 🎁

  9. Terri H. says:

    Beautiful! Unbelievable how much detail is in that room.

  10. oh wow! so many tiny pieces, it looks just like a real sewing room – minus the loom, which wouldn’t fit. Love the ironing board.

  11. I saw an earlier view of it and wanted one immediately. Of course there is nowhere to set one but I can lust anyway. It turned out stunning and very realistic. You did an amazing job of this small, fiddly project. Well done, Kate!!

    • katechiconi says:

      The first one I made now lives in a book case. This one is going to a friend who is having her husband make a special shelf for it. There is something so enthralling and fascinating about the tiny, isn’t there? These kits are amazing, and now that I’ve got into this, I’m discovering more and more of them!

      • I’ll have to look for them. I would probably only be interested in the sewing/craft room and a library room. I only have a kitchen because it came with the house. Not my favorite space. I’ll go back to see where you found yours. Maybe I can get someone here to make one for me. Like my daughter with too much time on her hands. 🙂

  12. Oh my but it is absolutley gorgeous. So perfect and so joyful.

  13. gwenniesgardenworld says:

    Great, now you need a tiny house 😀

  14. Going Batty in Wales says:

    Have fun playing with it!

  15. Lucyannluna says:

    That’s fantastic, lots of tiny details.

  16. Stephanie says:

    Thankyou for the hints and the overall review of this kit! I have been very tempted by the “booknook” versions, meant to slot into a bookcase, but I don’t know anyone who has made one so I’ve been unsure of the quality and the faff factor. Your posts have been super helpful!

    • katechiconi says:

      The quality is extremely good, not at all plasticky except where necessary. The assembly does need attention to detail, and I’d recommend judicious use of superglue here and there where stuff needs to stay put right away, rather than the wood glue I used and consequently had to clamp for ages, re-stick and then again. As the glue is not supplied, it’s hard to know what’s best, but for the most part wood glue did the job just fine. Be aware that the diagrams do not always make it totally clear in exactly which order some pieces have to be attached, you have to interrogate the images quite carefully and sometimes do a dummy run before you do the final glue, but if they went into minute detail the booklet would be 48 instead of only 24 pages! On the whole, though, I’d give the two kits I’ve made 9/10 for the book nook and 8/10 for the ‘tiny house’.

  17. Stephanie says:

    Thankyou! If I get my sewing pile under control I might reward myself with one of these, and I will come back and reread you hints!

  18. Wow!!! That is absolutely amazing!

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