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Французский игровой столик – закончен.

Author: Виктория, July 5, 2023 в Miniature Needlepoint

The project I needed to finish two years ago. A French Game Table, the first one went to the auction at IGMA school. I was going to make two of them actually, but I didn’t have enough time to finish it. Besides, I realized that I needed to improve the overall design of the brass mounts, my porcelain painting skills needed an upgrade as well. The inside mount is designed and stitched by me on a 72 count silk gauze. The insert of such a complex form made me cry several times while mounting it, I’m still not very happy about it, but here it is. Sometimes I felt overwhelmed with the whole thing to be honest. I’m happy it’s done. Time to turn the page and move on.



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Petit point and a drawing

Author: Виктория, November 15, 2022 в Uncategorized

I’m busy making a new drawing for a French game table top, the inside part of it. Petit point insert is mounted on a cardboard already, the inside part was finished too, but I looked at it couple days ago and didn’t like it. I wanted to add some details, maybe change a color palette as well.
I really like this new version, I think I’ll use pear wood for the background, something bright like maple or birch for decoration and makore wood for the outside border.
Meanwhile, the porcelain plaques are finished, at least I think they are for now 🙂 But I don’t have the photos yet, stay tuned.


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Books on marquetry, my new workshop

Author: Виктория, November 2, 2022 в Uncategorized

There are two new videos on my Youtube channel. One is about my new workshop, the video was published a week ago, but I forgot to share the link here 🙂

The second video is about the books on marquetry that I have in my collection. Lots of books in English, Roubo books, for example. And several really good books in Russian, mostly exhibition catalogues.

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It’s been a long time…

Author: Виктория, October 25, 2022 в Miniature Shows, Worth Seeing, Worth Seeing

It’s been two years since my last post here. This year was full of events. Events that were so unbelievable, that I couldn’t get back to my workshop again. All my thoughts, concerns shifted to a real life, my family. Through all these years I was making posts in other social media platforms, it seemed at the time that it would be always like that. I’d go to the shows in April-May, then IGMA school, maybe another show in autumn, or even exam to pass. Anyway, most of my plans don’t matter anymore.
But I still make miniatures and intend to do so in the future.
I’d love to show some of my miniature projects that were finished quite some time ago, but weren’t shown here in my blog.

Let’s start with these two Italian footstools, you can find a process of making them in one of my videos on my Youtube channel.

Italian footstools

The first painted lacquer cabinet, that was made for PIMA awards at Kensington Dollshouse Festival, the second one was made later.


Another Italian project, and armchair, quite complex carving, lots of gold and oil painting.


One of my favorite and one of the smallest projects:


Another favorite, lots of details, that I thought I’d never be able to achieve.


Another Italian piece, this time in scagliola technique. I’m really proud that I was able to make it in miniature.


A French side table, made for IGMA school auction.


There’s so much more to show. Till the next time!



Art Nouveau Vitrine

Author: Виктория, March 19, 2018 в Uncategorized

Hinges are installed, time to show a vitrine.

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Art Nouveau Vitrine. Part two.

Author: Виктория, March 14, 2018 в Commissions, Commissions, Commissions

I’m almost done with the vitrine. All I need now is install hinges. I tried to make them yesterday, but failed. Besides, I really needed to assemble the whole thing first. It was quite difficult, but I made it.So tomorrow I’ll start with hinges again, maybe I’ll be lucky!

By the way, the top and the bottom of the vitrine are all dry fit, I made it just for installing the hinges and after that I’ll glue everything in place.


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Tuscan Table.

Author: Виктория, November 12, 2015 в Uncategorized

Tuscan table with marquetry top

I wish I had two more days, just 16 hours of work, probably I’d be completely happy then. But, I have only three hours a day, and my kid is sick, so I finished it a bit earlier. Lots of photos below.

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New project, tuscan table with marquetry top

Author: Виктория, November 3, 2015 в Uncategorized

Almost in panic! Christmas festival is only one month away. And I only have time for one more item, this time it will be tuscan table. Lots of work here – carved legs with lots of details, turned parts, marquetry top, drawers… This table is kinda huge for me, legs are 7mm thick, quite unusual for me.



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Spice Chest

Author: Виктория, September 16, 2015 в Uncategorized

I didn’t expect it to finish so early! Less than a month, my personal record with the kid at home 🙂
The only thing I regret – I didn’t take any photos of WIP, when I was making drawers and legs. Making legs was fun! I bought a duplicator sometime ago, and I was really into trying it, because I heard rave reviews about it. But I didn’t have a chance because I was moving to the new apartment then I was busy with customizing my table saw… Then I had no time to install this damn duplicator, I have only forty to sixty minutes a day to work on minis, sooo… I did it the old way, with chisels and hands 🙂 But, it turned out quite good.


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Маркетри. Из соломы.

Author: Виктория, May 11, 2015 в Furniture, Furniture, Furniture, Furniture, Furniture, Furniture, Furniture, WIP, WIP, WIP

That awkward moment when you think you almost everything about marquetry and here it is! Something new! Several months ago I was re-watching Cartier collection videos on Youtube with marquetry process and mosaics and somehow I came across another collection – with straw marquetry. I heard only about Chinese tradition of straw pictures before, but this time it was miniature version! And I really wanted to try it.

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