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Als iemand geïnteresseerd is in een van mijn miniaturen, mail me dan hierover.
If someone is interested in one of my miniatures, feel free to email me.


zaterdag 25 mei 2013

Baby's eerste stapjes / Baby's first steps

Al vanouds leren de meeste baby’s op deze manier lopen:

Traditionally most babies learn to do their first steps on this way:


maar tegenwoordig leren baby’s ook zó lopen….

but nowadays babies also learn to walk on this way….


Zoals jullie weten ben ik de laatste tijd erg druk geweest, maar met wat?
Nou, ik heb van een blog vriendin de opdracht gekregen om te proberen wat modern peuterspeelgoed voor haar te maken. Het was erg veel werk en zéker niet gemakkelijk, nee, het was één grote uitdaging :D!!
Eerst wilde ik een échte loopwagen als deze zien en opmeten voor dat ik aan dit karwei begon. Dat doe ik altijd (als dat mogelijk is) voor een goed eindresultaat.
Dus ging ik een aantal weken geleden naar de speelgoedwinkel in ons dorp, waar ik er onverwacht tóch eentje vond, jippie! Want ik wilde heel graag de maten van het apparaat weten om deze om te kunnen zetten in 1:12 schaal. Het ziet er wat vreemd uit als je in een speelgoedwinkel maten aan het nemen bent door de verpakking heen, dus kwam er een winkelassistente naar me toe. Ze vroeg me natuurlijk wat ik aan het doen was, ik heb het aan haar uitgelegd en ze zei meteen dat ze zo’n loopwagentje thuis had staan voor haar peuter en dat ik het wel een tijdje mocht lenen: wát een mazzel, hè? Dus die avond kon ik het loopwagentje komen ophalen om deze thuis verder te bestuderen en na te maken: Inez, heel erg bedankt!
Wat wij miniaturisten al niet voor vreemde dingen doen om een miniatuur te maken, hè?
Thuis gekomen heb ik het wagentje eens goed bestudeerd. Toen moest ik uit gaan vinden van welk materiaal ik het zou gaan proberen te maken en ook hóe ik het moest maken na opmeten!
Op een dag heb ik mijn Fimo klei weer eens uit hun opslagdoos gepakt, maar de eerste pogingen waren helemaal niet goed, het wilde niet zoals ik dat wilde :(!
Maar mijn derde poging was deze :D!!

As you all know I have been very busy lately, but with what?
Well, I got a commission of a blog friend to try to make these modern toddlers play toys for her. It was quite a lot of work and definately not easy, it was one big challenge :D!!
First I wanted to see this baby walker in real life, to take the real sizes before I started this job. I always do (if possible) for getting a good result.
This search for a baby walker was quite a story:
A few weeks ago I visited the toy shop in our small village, where I unexpectedly found this baby walker in 1:1 scale, yippee! Now I gladly wanted to know what sizes it had for converting these into scale 1:12. Well, it looks a bit odd, taking measurements of a toy through the packing, so one of the shop assistants came to me. After she asked me what I was doing I explained it to her and she immediately said she had this kind of baby walker at home for her toddler and I could borrow it for a while: wow, that’s fantastic, isn't it?  So that evening I got the baby walker with me at home for a good study to make it in miniature: Inez, again thank you so much!
We do a lot of odd things to make a miniature, huh?
 At home I took a good look at this baby walker. But then I had to find out of what kind of material I would use for this job and also hów to make it after I took the sizes!
One day I took my Fimo clay out of their storage box and started working, but the first attempts weren't that good, it didn't work like I wanted it to have :(!  
But my third attempt was this one :D!!


Kun je 'm zien staan naast zijn grote broer ;)? / Can you see him standing next to his big brother ;)?


Zoals je kunt zien: het loopwagentje met bijna alle toeters en bellen op het activity board is 3,8 cm hoog geworden!

As you can see: the baby walker with almost all its bells and whistles on the activity board is 3,8 cm in height!




En als je eenmaal kunt lopen, dan zijn deze speeltjes geweldig: ze maken een mooi geluid, als je maar met ze loopt :D!! Wat dacht je trouwens van deze zogenaamde Fisher Price Corn Popper? De vrolijk gekleurde balletjes in de transparante bol bewegen, als je ermee loopt. Dus in mijn miniatuur versie zitten de balletjes ook los, hoe grappig is dat?

And once you can walk, then these toys are great: they make a beautiful sound, you just have to walk with them :D!! Moreover, what do you think of this so called Fisher Price Corn Popper? The cheerful colored tiny balls in the small transparent sphere are moving, when you are walking with it. So in miniature version these tiny balls can move too, how funny is that?

Ik wil jullie allemaal bedanken voor de vele reacties op mijn vorige bericht. Een warm welkom aan mijn nieuwe volgers, jullie allemaal samen maken bloggen zó leuk :D
Een fijn weekend gewenst!

I want to thank you all for so many comments on my previous blog post. A warm welcome to my new followers, you all together make blogging so much fun :D
Have a nice weekend!

Ilona

61 opmerkingen:

Susanna Zanchi zei

Wonderful work dear Ilona!kiss

Drora's minimundo zei

Now I really believe that with your magical hands and great imagination you are able to shrink anything. These stunning toys are only one example. Stunning work!
Hugs, Drora

Emanuela Valenza zei

M che bellissimi mini-giocattoli! Veramente un ottimo lavoro.
Un caro saluto, Manu

John zei

I remember having the FP corn popper! Your mini toys are spot-on, Ilona and I'm sure your client will adore them.

Maria Ireland zei

Wow Ilona you have magic hands. These toys are stunning and look just like the real ones. Fantastic work.
Hugs Maria

The Old Maid zei

Stunning skills you have, Ilona! But I guess I mentioned it sometime ago or everytime I read your new post?;)Great result!
Hugs

mcddiss zei

que suerte que te puediesen prestar uno real para poder medirlo bien , y por cierto si que te ha quedado genial y los otros dos tambien , un trabajo fantastico

besitos

Mari

Liduina zei

Hoi Ilona, wat een fantastisch miniatuur-speelgoed heb je gemaakt. Geweldig knap gedaan. Hugs,Liduina.

*Mieke*Petitevictorianrose*and*PastTimeChildhood zei

Wow lieve Ilona, wat een geweldige foto, jouw mini uitvoering naast z´n grote broer :)
Ongelooflijk hoe je het weer voor elkaar gekregen hebt, het ziet er zooooo super echt uit, ik ben er helemaal van onder de indruk !!!
Ik wens je een heeeele fijne zondag!!

Lieve groetjes Mieke

Catherine zei

Oh my gosh! That is just wonderful! You did a beautiful job making these modern toys. They look perfect to me. I am sure who ever ordered it is thrilled to bits.

Dorien Litjes zei

Dear Ilona,
What a wonderful piece! I had to scroll upand down because I didn't read. So I wondered which material you. used. Then I saw Fimo. I must say it looks like plastic. Magnificent!
Hugs Dorien

gerrit van werven miniature turning zei

Ongelooflijk, wat mooi gemaakt.Wat een geduld moet jij hebben. groeten Gerrit

Indy_Poppy zei

Wow, you did a great job of miniaturising it. I love the walker with the little balls in the bubble. I had a wooden one just like it when I was little. I think it was my favourite toy as it made popping sounds.IndyPoppy

BiWuBär zei

So this was the mysterious commission... your customer came to the right adress, that's for sure! Beautiful, breathtaking work (but what else to expect from you). But next to your stunning miniatures this saleswoman was impressive, how kind and helpful!

Hugs
Birgit

Pau Pex zei

I have no words... and you know that is strange... is AMAZING!!!!

Your work is always fabulous but this one is absolutely different but perfect, full of color and details, really lovely!!!

12Create zei

Wonderful job with your mini toys. They are just fabulous. Would brighten up any mini child's room.

Susan zei

Ilona, your baby toys are astounding! My miniature babies are all drooling :)

Angelsdoor * Penny zei

What can I say except that you are amazing Ilona! What a beautiful job you did in the creation of this piece.
Thank you for visiting Bebe and leaving such a sweet note for her.
She says Merci!
fondly,
Penny

Lucille zei

llona, I am just starting to follow you and so I am not familiar with your work. If this is an example, you are a genius. These toys are amazing. They look just like the real thing. The recipient is so lucky!

les mains calmes zei

Super,
Cela fait tellement plaisir de se mettre à miniaturiser ces jouets. Les couleurs sont vraiment réalistes.
Amicalement, Dominique

Lil zei

Tge Walker is beautiful. Looks like the big one...

Lil on Lilsdolls

Tatiana zei

Привет!
Я восхищаюсь вашим талантом! У вас золотые руки!
Миниатюрные дети будут счастливы:):):)
Объятья
Татьяна

Xandra Dekker zei

Fantastisch Ilona. Je hebt weer ware kunstwerkjes gemaakt. Leuk dat je van Inez het loopwagentje mocht lenen. Ze zal wel verbaasd zijn over het prachtige mini loopwagentje dat je hebt gemaakt.

Groetjes Xandra

Pepper zei

Oh wow IIona, these toys look fantastic. You have done a wonderful job. I'm sure the recipient will be thrilled! =0)

Lili56 zei

C'est magnifiquement fait, bravo
Ilona, amicalement. Lili

Elizabeth S zei

Hello Ilona! You are an exceptional sculptress! You have managed to exactly duplicate the plastic baby toys down to the last detail and that includes the amount of shine that the toys have in real life! I am just bowled over by your multi talents! Totally fantastic!

elizabeth

Nono zei

Jouw looprekje is het perfekt replica van zijn "grote broer", Ilona! Zo realistisch!
Vormen, kleuren, maten...schitterend!
En jouw andere speelgoeden zijn even mooi!

Norma zei

Absolutely incredible! And how kind of the shop assistant to loan you the one to copy.

Wyrna Christensen zei

A very good service you got from the seller.
I am as always impressed even the colors you have hit 100%. A nice project and you do your homework to.

You have very special artistic abilities.
Hugs
Wyrna

Catherine / Mooghiscath zei

Vive la fimo !

Elga zei

Oh gosh, Ilona, you never cease to amaze me with the wonderful work you do. Your baby toys are amazing and looks just like the real thing. Wonderful work as always!

Pedrete zei

Es un trabajo maravilloso, Ilona!! No se te resiste nada.

¡Un abrazo enorme y enhorabuena!

CWPoppets zei

Oh, this is lovely. I just bought my little girl one of these. It is made of wood and looks a bit old fashioned. I like this. I can't wait to sew some doll bedding for her.
Thanks for your comment.
Christine

WIL MINIDESIGN zei

Die is prachtig geworden!!!
Ongelofelijk zo'n perfecte mini-replica !
De 1-12 kids die hem krijgen zijn boffers!

Giac zei

Hello Ilona,
I honestly believe there is no challenge out there you cannot take on and win. It is just wonderful and looks so perfect and realistic. Excellent work!
Big hug,
Giac

Fabiola zei

These toys are perfect and so realistic.
You're a great miniaturist.
Bye, Faby

Isabel GARCÍA GONZÁLEZ zei

espectacular!!!

Angelsdoor * Penny zei

Dear Ilona,
Thank you for visiting.
How very kind of you to say so... I really wanted to capture a realistic look.. I usually take in progress photos, but only a few, as with this one... There were many transformations along the way to completion, but I thought it would be fun to share a few.
Have a wonderful day.
Penny

julia zei

Estoy alucinando Ilona.
Cual es el verdadero?.
Felicidades por esas manos.
Mil besos amiga mía.
Julia.

anna zei

again..i am totally amazed with your work!!! wow!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! the story to it is also nice!!! :)
Thank you for all your kind and so nice comments..even in german!! :) i was busy..so i didn't comment so often, sorry!!! Best and many greetings, Anne

Catherine zei

J étais passé sur votre post trop rapidement .
Je n avais pas vu tout de suite que vous aviez réussi a faire en tout petit un jouet moderne . Je ne connaissais personne sachant faire cela . C est en regardant mieux que j ai compri que c était un jouet miniature ! C est impossible ... A faire !
Je suis très imprèsionnée , le résultat est parfait .
Je me suis fait avoir . C est un travail magnifique .

Vicky Lovejoy zei

Oh this is so wonderful Ilona!! My jaw dropped when I saw what you had created!! I knew it would be wonderful, but it is amazing!! You've captured all the colours and the details so perfectly!! It's always so exciting to visit your blog!! Big hugs my friend xxx

Piikko zei

Ou wow Ilona! When I first saw your work I was speechless. (That is not happening very often. :D) The toys are so perfect and real. You don't have magic dust only on your fingers. You have it all over you! Great work!
Your story about walking made me smile..Today we had our mini club meeting. While making minis we saw from the window how a little girl (born last summer) was wearing her stylish sunglasses and practiced her first steps with this: http://www.plasto.fi/product.con?iPage=4&iLan=2&itg_id=27&ite_id=632 Oh, she looked so cute! :)
Have a great week Ilona!

Luce Fédière zei

Ilona,
You work is just incredible! You are a magician!
Mille bravos.
Mini hugs,
Luce.

Margriet zei

Wauw, wat ontzettend goed gemaakt, het is net echt! Fijn dat je dat loopwagentje even mocht lenen, dat werkt toch een stuk makkelijker!
Prachtig speelgoed! Jij kan ook echt alles maken :-)

Natalia's Fine Needlework zei

Ilona! What a talented and creative person you are! It is amazing with what details your reproduced these baby's toys! Amazing!

Hannah zei

Great work! I love it. My baby just learn to walk, she first used a simple push carriage, You inspire me to make a mini out of that for my dollhouse =) Hannah

17-17 zei

Ilona, your tiny toys are amazing! great job!!
big hugs
Magda

Ascension zei

No me lo puedo creer, te ha salido genial!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Un gran trabajo, he tenido que agrandar la magen para poder saber que estaba al lado del normal.
FANTASTICO!!!
besitos ascension

cockerina zei

before using the translator, for a moment I thought you had expected a baby! then I realized ... only 5 words: how the hell you did? hahaha!
wonderful, I can not say more!
magnificent history of entering into a toy store to take the steps, here they would take me in a mental hospital .... SIGH!
a kiss, Caterina

Rosethé zei

magnifiques! Les détails sont parfaits, très réalistes et les couleurs ... superbes !
Réussite totale, bravo Ilona !
Bisous. rosethé

Pippibär zei

I am speekless... since two days I search for the right words to describe my admiration for this tiny masterpeces but I can´t find! I am really speekless!
I din´t know if you know it, but I am a bloody beginner in the world of miniature and for me it seems to be a miracle to make such tiny things that looks soooo real.. Wow! Your a great artist...
Hugs Melly

Lindsey Domer zei

Oh my goodness!!! I can't believe how talented you are with Fimo!!! These are spectacular... I thought they were real size until I saw the matchstick!

Would love for you to stop by toddlindsey.com!

Kikka zei

Dear Ilona, You have done absolutely stunning work! They look so realistic. Love them!
Hugs
Kikka

Plushpussycat zei

Stunning work, Ilona! I love the story behind the project too! These minis are too cute! xo Jennifer

Gee zei

hai Ilona!
wat heb je dat weer supergoed gemaakt, alsof je een krimpmachine thuis hebt staan!
verrassend, maar wat een kus zal dat activity centrum geweest zijn!
groetjes,
Gee (She ---->LOL)

Cinderella Moments zei

Wow! Looks just like the 1:1! That is so neat! Congrats on another brilliant piece of art!
hugs♥,
Caroline

Milena zei

your ideas are always very original :) a presto Milena

Marisa Minilys Miniatures zei

Wow Ilona, it's amazing. hugs, Marisa

Sans! zei

Now that I see how it all started, I am even more overwhelmed.

Ilona, there's something endearing about what we do, right? For a lady to just lend you the walker :):). Please tell her the next time you meet that everyone is really impressed with her and we hope that we all will get to make someone like her when we need to shrink something.

Did you make the mini corn poppers too? I feel like swearing now in admiration!

Wait, let me go read another post of yours :):).

Kim zei

Outstanding! Amazing! The picture of the 1:1 toy and it's miniature side by side is so cool- you did a really great job. Did you get to show it to the saleslady that lent you the toy? I bet she was amazed too :)