Hi, I'm Monique and live on the beautiful westcoast of Holland, that's also fabulously small ;). I love to create whatever possible and my mind's always full with of all sorts of ideas. Due to circumstances I could and can hardly do anything with those ideas, but fortunately since a little while I'm able to make miniatures every now and then.
a little engine-inspiration to title this post :D. So, it's time to let you know what I'm making with my not-so-V8-micro-engine ;). I actually gave a hint about it in the blogtitle of my previous post, 'blending crafts'. Now I've given away that hint it's probably not hard to guess anymore: it's a blender! And the photo might have given you some idea too ;).
the setup with the parts I have so far. At least it already looks like a blender ;)
I e-mailed Leo Reinders, a Dutch miniature glassblower (Arnhem fair), last year to make the jug for it. I picked it up when I visited the fall-fair last year and very excited about using it.
the blender I use as the model. This is the only photo I have of it, my jug fell on the floor a couple of months ago and unfortunately fell into a million pieces (no, that's not exaggerated, I counted them ;)). So happy I already had all the measurements of it and the miniversion of it had already been made.
greasing the jug to make the model to form a mold from for the lid
the parts I have so far. The base is from a tin-metalsheet of 0.2mm thick. It's the perfect thickness for a good metal feel but it's still possible to cut with scissors (although with curves not easy I discovered). It's still straight, but I will ad something to it that will give it the beehive-wave
so that's what I have so far. Oh and I decided to make this a working miniature without a working switch. The one of the fan is still giving problems because it's too hard to keep the connection stable (it didn't work anymore not too long after I made the video of it, then I got it to work again and now for some reason it doesn't work anymore once again and I have no clue why..). And as you know to even get it was way too challenging and nervewrecking because of the ridiculous small space to work in to do the technical stuff behind the switch. Anyone who's disappointed about that, I invite to make a working miniature with a working switch and we'll talk again, hahaha! :D
for anyone who has (and in that case understandibly) been wondering about the choice for this instead of finishing my laptop, here's why. Even regardless of some pretty major things that went wrong with the wiring the last few times I did anything with it a couple of years ago (which is impossible or next to impossible to repair) and not having been able to do any of what was needed to correct or start again with that then or since, proceeding with my laptop in general requires a concentration and steadiness that far exceed what I needed for the fan or this blender and I'm just not there yet. It's definitely on my mind and I LOVE to finally finish it and have known for years how to do that, it just takes a little bit longer to get to that level of possibilities again. But I am getting there!