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lisa shobhana
it's the shoes that make the woman.
Interests: knitting, astrology, yoga, meditation, flea markets, outsider art, folk art, obscure fashion/art magazines, 70's cinema, music, literature, hanging out at sidewalk cafes drinking Campari and commenting on the style of passers-by. and, of late, dollhouses and miniatures.
Recent Activity
i'm giving away free copies of my latest design, Milk. enter here. Continue reading
Posted Nov 28, 2011 at my language
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Specs: Milk by Lisa Shobhana Mason A boat neck pullover with a retro, fitted feel. Milk features a distinctive nipple edging around the hem and sleeves. Skill Level : Intermediate Sizes: Please note that these are “TO FIT” sizes and... Continue reading
Posted Nov 22, 2011 at my language
hey kids! pretty soon i'll be shutting this blog down and moving on. follow me here on Tumblr. new designs and other cool shit coming soon! Continue reading
Posted Nov 2, 2011 at my language
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i made a few, new things and i've put them up for sale on etsy. Continue reading
Posted May 3, 2011 at not so thoroughly modern mini
lisa shobhana is now following Kikka
Apr 16, 2011
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i made this bed from a kit. after much deliberation, i decided to modernize it by painting it gold. i managed to put the two bottom posts in backwards and couldn't get them out, so i just have to go with it. it's less noticeable from the sides. boy, am... Continue reading
Posted Apr 9, 2011 at not so thoroughly modern mini
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i just made this rug for a room that i think will be a study. it took a few tries to get it right. the first rug that i made used a slightly heavier yarn and not only was it too heavy for the job, but the colors were all... Continue reading
Posted Apr 3, 2011 at not so thoroughly modern mini
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wow! it's been a little while, eh? the holidays kept me busy working on full scale knitting projects and now i'm back to minis! today i'm completing the trim around the windows. i don't particularly enjoy working with such tiny, fragile pieces, but i'm getting it done. Unfortunately, i won't... Continue reading
Posted Jan 29, 2011 at not so thoroughly modern mini
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done and dusted. what's next? Continue reading
Posted Jan 17, 2011 at my language
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... but today is not that day! instead i wanted to show off this lovely bookcase that i won in a giveaway from Amazing Miniatures. i don't win things very often, but as soon as i laid my eyes upon this, i knew that it would be coming to live... Continue reading
Posted Dec 11, 2010 at not so thoroughly modern mini
here's a great article on modern miniatures! Continue reading
Posted Nov 28, 2010 at not so thoroughly modern mini
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i just finished installing the baseboard between the 2 doors and the trim around the french door. i had a horrible time cutting the trim. getting the angles and the measurements right is just not something that i'm good at. i wasted a good bit of trim trying to figure... Continue reading
Posted Nov 25, 2010 at not so thoroughly modern mini
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i thought i had posted recently, but apparently not! i'm almost finished with the interiors. all of the moulding has been installed and most of the baseboards. interiors doors are in, too! my great idea of the past week was painting two of my interior doors black. my big mistake... Continue reading
Posted Nov 14, 2010 at not so thoroughly modern mini
the Minimodernistas website is awesome! this could hurt... Continue reading
Posted Nov 5, 2010 at not so thoroughly modern mini
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i've been installing baseboards. i wasn't able to get the elusive 45 degree angle to work on these, so i'm installing without them. it worked pretty well on the moulding, but i just can't for the life of me figure it out here. and besides, one would have to be... Continue reading
Posted Nov 4, 2010 at not so thoroughly modern mini
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i decided to overcome my natural inertia and put on a second coat of stain. i sanded, then stained a second time, and then sanded again. i'm pretty pleased with how it turned out. the hardest part of installing the flooring was cutting tiny pieces to go along the edges.... Continue reading
Posted Oct 26, 2010 at not so thoroughly modern mini
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my wood flooring arrived all the way from China. you would think it was something super rare and special to have to order it from all the way around the world, but alas, and sadly, like many things it was much cheaper to purchase it there. now that i'm typing... Continue reading
Posted Oct 23, 2010 at not so thoroughly modern mini
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i hadn't intended to finish the bathroom first, but it's a small room with easy components, so i was able to breeze through. i used a cardboard template of the room to cut the tile flooring and then i glued the floooring in. initially, i hadn't planned on using baseboards... Continue reading
Posted Oct 21, 2010 at not so thoroughly modern mini
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this room will be the kitchen/dining area with a room divider separating the two. i'm a bit concerned with how small the rooms will become with the divider in between. mistake #1, after putting in wallpaper and ceiling paper and i'm having a hard time even getting the room divider... Continue reading
Posted Oct 16, 2010 at not so thoroughly modern mini
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it took me forever to get up the nerve to work on the moulding. initially, i bought a tiny saw and miter box, but i thought the potential to screw that up was too great, so i took it back and exchanged it for an ez-cutter. i have a very... Continue reading
Posted Oct 11, 2010 at not so thoroughly modern mini
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i've finally finished up all of the interior paint and paper! the room with the floral, mural-type wallpaper will be the bathroom. the room with the striped paper will be a study/library. i need to touch up a bit of the paint. even though i turned the house on its... Continue reading
Posted Sep 20, 2010 at not so thoroughly modern mini
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the kitchen and dining area are painted and papered. the back wall is chartreuse and the right wall is spring green. both colors are from Ellen Kennon Full Spectrum Paints. there will be a divider in this room. i'm not sure how i feel about that, as it will make... Continue reading
Posted Sep 1, 2010 at not so thoroughly modern mini