Monday, 17 June 2013

A 'GRATER' LOVE







It feels like FOREVER since I have done a tutorial!  So I am no doubt, more than a little rusty doing this one but I hope that you will bear with me as I try to show to all of you;
                                            a GRATER LOVE!
   Of course I am talking about a kitchen grater and how I made the variety of ones that I have to show you.  Here is one of them .  Pretty simple to make and here is how I did it ......
A KITCHEN GRATER

A JUMBO PAPERCLIP


No Big surprise here;  Jumbo paper clips with a shiny metallic finish.   I bought mine at Dollarama for
$1.25.  The size is listed as 50 mm ( 2 inches) and the package contained 80 pieces. a pretty good deal.
You are going to need pliers!
Now here is the secret ingredient!

These are for repairing furniture with  loose joints and stripped screws.   I found these also at a dollar store.  When I saw them I thought GRATERS but I wasn't sure how to make them into them so I had a look around Pinterest to see how others have done them and found out that they used the paperclips for the handles, and some other metal for the body of the  graters but they had to punch the holes into the metal and with this method you have it already done for you!

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After reading some of your comments about not knowing where to look for this product I tried to search it out on the internet and I finally found it by googling up: 

"HARDWARE STORE FURNITURE REPAIR KITS"
( and also try Mr. Grip Screw Hole Repair kits available at the Home Depot)  I hope that this will enable those without access to the dollar stores to track down this 
"secret ingredient"
I began to experiment with some variations on a theme and you can see some of the results!
Most  of what you will need is scissors and wire clips and needle-nosed pliers!  I did use some glue for the tiny graters but the use of glue for this project is nominal
Grater Number
ONE
This style is formed over a paint brush handle and bent so that the back over-laps and latches onto the back with the teeth of the metal biting into itself.  The outer portion of the paperclip was used and the legs were cut even and just guided inside and secured with a little bit of glue IF  necessary.

Grater number
TWO
In this photo I am using the inside of the paperclip and also the narrow band of metal that is in the furniture repair kit

I have cut out the centre of the Jumbo paper clip and  then cut the ends even 

This is actually longer than I wanted and I did cut it down a bit more so the final length was
2mm for the paper clip and 1 1/2 mm for the grater or
7/8 in. for the frame and 4/8 in. for the grater

QUICK GRIP

I put the glue on the legs of the paper clip and then placed the cut piece of metal on top.  It fits almost perfectly but if needed a little light pressure can make the width of the metal strip and the paper clip match.  

This is what it should look like 

As I said earlier, I made these a bit too long but  they have since been corrected but they took just a few minutes to do

Grater Number
THREE
This is the larger of the 2 sizes that come in the package.  There are several  of these pieces so there is always a chance at redemption if you don't succeed the first, second or third time around.  

I found it helped to shape the metal around a paint brush handle to get the half- round shape that I was wanting
This is WAY TOO BIG but this is the shape that you want to get close to.
You need to try to keep the back flat.  I cut the excess off but then I had to bend the metal together so that it would overlap some.  I didn't use any glue because the metal teeth gripped the metal on top, but you can use glue if you feel it necessary.  

For this style of grater I am using the jumbo or outer portion of the  paperclip.  The rods will  run the OUTER length of the grater and so I cut the legs longer than the length of the metal  AND  then I bent the ends upward like this......

The trickiest part of the whole procedure is getting the legs even.  I can't tell you how many times I tried and made a ROYAL MESS of it all.  Thankfully there are many many paperclips in the package!

So now that you have made your grater tunnel all you have to do is slip it between the legs and push it down to the ends and adjust the handle  so that the grater is secured along the sides. I used some pliers to gently squeeze the grater into shape again and also slipped the pliers up inside to press the paperclip up against the insides as flat as possible.

This style took the longest to do but wasn't too hard.  It measures 2 1/2 mm long and 1 mm wide or
1 inch long and 1/2 inch wide.





Okay, Here is the very last one
(I hope this is not grating on your nerves? )
Hahaha!

Grater Number
FOUR 

Using a pair of metal cutters that can cut both legs at once, cut your  paperclip to the desired length or refer to the measurements for the previous ones as guides

 This style is going to be with the legs of the paperclip wrapped with the metal strip

I used some needle- nosed pliers to wrap the metal around a leg and then to squish it into place.  The first one is the easiest but the second one wants to shift while you are maneuvering it so a little glue always helps.  I cut the excess off and then did the wrap around the second leg.

  (  Later, I also used a metal file to smooth the cut ends of the legs.) 
Make it look tidy! 




And that is THAT!
But
Now that you have made these let me show you what they can do!


Fatima made me some Fimo Lemons and I decided to put the grater to the test!

This really works!
LOVE IT!

I have some tiny grated lemon rind on the table top.
Can you see it? 
AIN'T IT GREAT!

elizabeth

80 comments:

  1. Thanks! This is a amazing tutorial! =D

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    1. You are so welcome Eliana! I am glad that you liked this tutorial! I wasn't sure if it was going to be any good as I feel that I am a wee bit out of practice. In fact it felt down right awkward when I first began so I am happy that it turned out okay in the end.

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  2. Yes, an amazing tutorial, Elizabeth! I can't wait to try it in my mini home. ;-) Thank you! xo Jennifer

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    1. Oooo Jennifer! I DO hope that you will try it! I can just see Flossy with one in her hand/paw as she stands at the counter of her little cottage! That cute little bunny is always cooking up something. Let me know if you do make one, I would LOVE to come and see!

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  3. Hee hee, This is a Punishingly Great Tutorial!!! I Love seeing the everyday items transformed! I will have to try it someday... if I ever get any of my Kitchens really organized! Thanks for sharing this!

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    1. Hello Betsy!!! Always a great pleasure to hear from you! I am happy that you like this tutorial and as I mentioned earlier it felt odd to do one again after such a long absence. I have been thinking about this tutorial for a lot longer than it actually took to do and I am happy to now Move It Over and think about something else instead. Don't you feel like that too when you are in the mood to build something and you mull it over till the cows come home ant then, BAM!!! you finally do it and then wonder what took you so long!? Anyway, Betsy I am going on and on when what I should say is "THANK YOU", dear Daydreamer, I really appreciate You and your compliment!

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  4. Ha! awesomesauce!, I love how you find the best items in miniature that look 1 to 1 scale, You madam are a mad mini genius!

    The fact that they grated your mini lemon is beyond fantastic ;)

    Thanks for the tut hon!

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    1. Helloooo Lady Jane! "Awesomesauce!? " How cute is THAT! hahha Thank you Jane! I have to say that I am really pleased that these little graters actually work and grate to scale without the 'chopped nut' look. When I grated that Lemon I right away wanted to use it to garnish some mini cupcakes! I don't have any made however so that will have to wait a while longer. Until then.....

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    2. You know...I can help you with your mini cupcake deficiency, just need to message me :) *hugs*

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    3. Hi again Jane! When I was at the Dollhouse show in Seattle this past March, I had the opportunity to purchase a cupcake mould and kit from a vendor by the name of "Stewart Dollhouse Creations". I have made cupcakes before and used my own moulds but I was never satisfied with them so I bought her kit and I have tried a few out but quickly used them up. So not having cupcakes right now is just my current Laziness. I shall get back to it when I have gotten fed up with the building work on the dollhouse kitchen project which I am back at! But what a generous offer Jane and I really appreciate it tremendously! What a Fantastic Fanaticus lady you are!


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  5. Just grate! :-D

    Nice tutorial; I'm looking forward to trying this out.

    Thanks!

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    1. Hello Powelgirlz3! I thank all of you for your compliment and Chris, I know that you have been making some Fimo foods with your New Angie Scarr cookbooks, so I hope that you will be able to eventually use these graters in your doll's house kitchen! Your most recent fimo veggies are looking really good!

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  6. You've done it again, Elizabeth! Once more you are victorious, dear girl! What a wizard you are! That is a cute little kitchen scene with the lemon. I will certainly try making it one of these days. Those lemons Fatima made look super real!

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    1. Hello Lucille my dear friend! Thank YOU! Fats will be delighted that you've said that! She loves to work with fimo and I was delighted to receive these Lemons from her! I ,on the other hand, find that Fimo and I are NOT the best of friends and I really prefer Air Dry Clays instead but the Fimo is PERFECT for the graters. After I had made them I was just fool'in around and tried the lemon out just for fun and Voila! ... Grated rind! Happy dancing in Studio E!

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  7. How adorable! Thank you for sharing.

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    1. Hello Sophia! Thank you for this compliment! I think that they are kinda cute too! heehee

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  8. How awesome that they work, too! :D

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    1. Hello Brae! I think that the fact that they work is the very best part! The graters that I saw on the Pinterest were all good looking but the metal was too soft to actually work. The metal in the
      repair kit is sturdy enough and yet pliable enough to get the shapes and not distort beyond recognition, as they are being manipulated. The teeth are just the right scale and work a treat!
      I hope that you will be able to use these in your new San Francisco Brownstone project, which I am following with great interest and enthusiasm!

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  9. Lovely, and ingenius!
    I'll keep an eye out for that furniture repair stuff.
    I'll pin this too!
    XX
    Ruth

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    1. Hello Ruth my fellow thrift store enthusiast! hee hee! I am glad that you liked this tutorial Ruth!
      I had fun doing it and since you and I are always finding mini things in out of the way locations, I have no doubt that you will be able to locate these repair kits! I found mine at a local dollar store but they may also be at places like Rona, the Home Depot or Lowes! Good Hunting Ruth!

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  10. It's a brilliant idea. Thanks for showing this detailed tutorial. I must try one day.
    Hugs
    Wyrna

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    1. Hello Wyrna! I thank you so very much and I do hope that you will give this tutorial a try! I know that your specialty right now is painted furniture and your most recent collection of FRENCH INSPIRED painted pieces are Just Wonderful! You have a lovely white hutch in your New ETSY shop that may perhaps house a grater or two (smiles) Keep me posted it you do decide to make one Wyrna, I always enjoy your visits!

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  11. quel choix ! Merci pour pour les explications, je dois posséder les éléments au fond d'un tiroir .
    Bonne journée ! rosethé

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  12. Bonjour Rosethe'! I am so happy that you already have the items at hand! This is wonderful when it happens that you don't have to scour the stores trying to find everything. I hope that you will let me know when you have put them together, as I would love to see them interpreted with your special French Twist! Thank you for your visit Rosethe'.

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  13. Вау! Это очень здорово натереть цедру лимона миниатюрной теркой!
    Спасибо, что показали, как Вы это делали. У вас замечательный дешевый магазин. В нем продаются сокровища! :):)
    Татьяна

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    1. Hello Tatiana! I am delighted to see you here again! I haven't forgotten my promise to show you how to make the light fixture but I am glad that you have enjoyed this tutorial about making these tiny graters. I know that some of the stores that are everywhere here in Canada and the U.S. and elsewhere, do not give you the same variety of merchandise and therefore not the same opportunities to make certain things. But considering this I have even More admiration for the ingenuity that you have displayed in making the most incredible minis that you have made and displayed on your wonderful blog!

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  14. Thanks for your tutorial. You are a great artist and your work is marvelous. Kisses from Spain.

    http://redecoratelg.blogspot.com.es/

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    1. Hola! and a Big Thank you Maria! I am so pleased that you have enjoyed this tutorial and I hope that these repair kits will be able to found in sunny Spain! I am glad that you like my work. God has been very good to me to have this many people appreciate it so much!

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  15. I am sure I posted a comment before but perhaps I just dreamed it. At the risk of two comments turning up I just want to say thanks Elizabeth for a great tutorial. I hope I can find something similar in New Zealand to use.

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    1. Always a pleasure to hear from you Sharee, no matter How many times! ( smiles) You are Always welcome to the tutorials and it is always a pleasure to have you and others enjoy them too! I also hope that you can find these packages of furniture repair kits. Tatiana in Russia also
      has the same concerns. I have never looked for them elsewhere, but there they were in the dollar store in the hardware section. Happy Hunting Sharee!

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  16. Thank you for this " great grater tutorial" with so many pictures to illustrate the way to make the graters. All of them are looking fantastic. Hugs, Liduina

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    1. Hello Liduina! I Thank You so much for your compliment and for taking the time to leave a comment. I made this tutorial originally with less photos and as I was editing it I realized for those who would have difficulty reading just the text alone, that More pictures would be needed to make the process clearer. ( I know that I am frustrated by tutorials that by-pass something that I can't decipher through the text alone.) At one point I felt I had Too Many pictures. Trying to find the right balance can be challenging wouldn't you agree? Anyway, I am glad that you feel that there was ENOUGH for this tutorial, and I am really glad that you like them!

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  17. Hello Elizabeth,
    My friend, you rule! These are absolutely wonderful projects. The finished projects are so realistic...and they work too!!! Your tutorials are always so clear and fun to read. Thank you once again for taking the time to write such clear instructions, it is always such a big help. Awesomeness...pure awesomeness!!!
    Big hug,
    Giac

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    1. Hello Giac, My Friend! Thank you for all of your wonderful words! YOU are such a great support, to not just me but also to ALL OF US whose blogs you visit regularly. I, and so many others, are Always so encouraged and renewed by your comments. I am delighted that you have enjoyed this tutorial, Giac, since I had such trepidation about it initially! ( I wasn't sure if it was explained well or was clear enough ) But, I am So Glad that You like it.
      Big Hugs Back!

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  18. Your graters are fantastic thank you for the wonderful tutorials. I will have to see if I can find any of the stuff you used.
    Hugs Maria

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    1. Hello Maria! ThankYou! I just read that You are the lucky winner of Jane Smith's delightful garden creations! Congratulations! I shall have to stay tuned to see how you incorporate them into your mini garden. I am so happy that you have enjoyed the tutorial Maria and I also hope that you can find all the components so that you can make all of these graters too. I recognize that availability is sometimes an issue depending on where one lives, and so I wish you Happy Hunting. At least Now you will know What to be on the look-out for!

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  19. Привет. Это фантастика. Спасибо за урок. Еще спасибо за подсказку о том что можно просто просверлить метал!!!! Когда нибудь этот урок мне пригодится!
    Hugs
    Ksandra

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    1. Hello Ksandra! I am always so happy to hear from you! I Thank you for your compliment and I am so Pleased that you have enjoyed this tutorial and that you have found it to be useful to you. I have fun putting projects together but my hope and desire is that others will be able to use the information for some of their Doll's House Doings! Tatiana's concern is finding the products needed and I do hope that both of you will be able to be successful there. Thank you Ksandra and I will be on your 'doorstep' for another visit to you very soon! ( Put the teapot on okay?!)

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  20. This is fabulous! Will have to give it a go. Thank you so much for your tutorials.

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    1. Hello little elf! I am so happy that you have come for a visit Isabelle and I thank you very much for those lovely words! I hope that Mr. Crumble will be able to find a place in the kitchen for these graters. By the way, is Sam back from her visit to Canada yet!? The reason I ask is because I was wondering if you are still waiting on opening the box that arrived just after she left! I am very curious to see the contents and I am sure that you are too! I shall have to come visit you and see. I can hardly wait!

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  21. Una gran idea, si encuentro el material los haré, son estupendos.
    Un abrazo.
    Yolanda

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    1. Hola Yolanda! Thank you very much! I am so glad that you have enjoyed this tutorial and that you also want to make them! I Really do hope that you can find the materials. The paperclips are Easy but I know that the repair kit is another story. Maybe they can be found On Line!? I sure hope so. I wish you great success Yolnada, for when you do find them!

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  22. A wonderful tuto, Elizabeth. Thanks and I noted it for future issues of Nuestra Revista if you do not care.
    Hugs
    Maria Àngels

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    1. Hello Again Maria! Thank you for the compliment and as I have said before, You are welcome to take anything you would like for your Free ON LINE MINIATURE MAGAZINE "NUESTRA REVISTA"! I have had the great pleasure of viewing your magazine and your presentations and the format are very professionally done and I highly recommend it on all counts! Thanks so much for your visit here today, Maria, I really value your "Grate" comments! (smiles)

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  23. Brilliant idea! Thanks for sharing.
    Greetings, Faby

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    1. Hello Dear Fabiola! You are sooo Welcome and I hope that you will be able to find the components to enable you to make some of these graters for yourself! I am always happy to share and I am already plotting another tutorial in my head as I write this! Stay tuned, Faby!

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  24. Thanks for sharing! I have never seen screw holes repair kits before =) But I have to keep a look out for them now =)
    Hannah

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    1. Hello Hannah! You are Welcome and I agree that I also have not seen these repair kits anywhere else but the dollar store. However, I am NOT a woodworker at all but there are a lot of people that are and so this may be very familiar to them. Furniture manufacturers or custom furniture sources must have a need for them, I would guess. I initially thought that these were for Walls!? I made sure to photograph the package so that you would be able to see exactly what and how they were used so that you would understand what I was talking about. Try big box stores too Hannah. I haven't looked for them there or On Line, but there has to be a source more than just the dollar store. Good luck!

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  25. what a Grate Tutorial :) get it I made a joke using your "grate"! those are going to be wonderful in your kitchen cause we all know you need a lot of things to cook with (Im going to run to the dollar store or walmart and look for those soul savers..but not today it's too humid all i wanna do is lazy in front of the AC..welcome to the dog days of summer..not that Im a dog but Im lazy like a hound.)

    Hugs
    Marisa

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    1. Hahahaha! Marisa, You slay me! I do indeed plan on using some of these little graters in my Green Dolphin Street kitchen. That is next on my agenda now that the Miniature Show is over and I can focus on it once again. Lazy Lady, don't you have a New Miniature Project that needs a floor finished? Surely it is dry by now, Houndog!

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  26. Hi Elizabeth! "Grate" tutorial! Thanks for sharing :)
    Jenny

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    1. Hi there Jenny! Thank you Muchly! I am so pleased that you have enjoyed this tutorial and I really hope that you will be able to use it! I know that you are currently hard at work on your wonderful Red and White cross- stitched bed spread ( which is looking soooo pretty!) but perhaps these little graters will slide nicely into the kitchen of the rustic log cabin that you have recently completed for your young son! Even super heros need a little grated Cheddar for their Mac and cheese! ( Big Smiles)

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  27. Your graters are fantastic!! Thank you for your tutorial! Jumbo paperclips are easy to find in Belgium, but not your "secret ingredient"... No "dollarstores" here...
    Maybe in Brico stores, the kits of repair for bicycle tires inner tubes? I thing that there is a tiny metal rasp ...

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  28. Bonjour Nono! I Thank you Very Much for your comment. IT really is appreciated. I decided that I would try to find the product "secret ingredient" for you and anyone that may want to do this tutorial. After much searching I was FINALLY able to see them On-Line by googling up HARDWARE STORE FURNITURE REPAIR KITS. They were listed at about $ 3.00 per package. WHEW!!!! For a while there I was concerned that NO BODY was going to be able to do this project, so if all else fails Nono, You will be able to access it On Line. I have seen the bicycle repair kits too but I don't recall all that was in them but you may have a good alternate if it proves usable. Thanks for the heads up and let me know if you are successful!

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    1. O.K Elizabeth, and thank you!
      Have a nice day.

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  29. GENIA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    1. Hello Barbara! Thank you so much for taking the time to comment and for so much enthusiasm! hahhaha You have made my day!

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    1. Helllo Ersilia! Thank you once again, My friend! I always appreciate your visits and your compliments are highly valued! I was visiting your blog yesterday and while there my computer started acting up and so I had to have my daughter "Fix it" for me, which meant cutting my visit short. I shall be back again today because I see that your doll house project is Zooming along and you now have the front wall hinged and nearly done! It is looking Beautiful Ersilia and the quality of your work NEVER disappoints! You are blessed with so much talent and ingenuity! I always love what you do!

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  31. Great tutorial:))))) they look very real to me and not that difficult to make! I'm not sure I can find such material in the Netherlands? Sorry for my absence....I'm very busy with my 1:1house and work....hugs:)

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    1. Hello again Dear Sab! I am delighted that you are here and that you have enjoyed this tutorial! I have heard from a number of the ladies already about their concern regarding the availability of the Repair Kits. I have found a least one site that has them on line by googling the heading that I footnoted in the blog and that I passed onto Nono! I hope that this helps out. I hope that you are taking photos of the progress of you REAL LIFE RENOS! I love Before and Afters!

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  32. Hello Elizabeth, you've made an ingenious tutorial and all of this of just an ordinary paperclip, well done :D!! My compliments, I always like this kind of inventions.
    Hugs, Ilona

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    1. Thank You Ilona! I think that these graters DID turn out quite well too and I do plan on using some of them for my mini kitchen project. I enjoy rags to riches tutorials too and yet when I see the most incredible transformations that YOU preform on the humble FIMO and turn and transform them into the most amazing and realistic FISHER PRICE TOYS, down to the very last detail...... well there is just NO comparison! hahhah I grate the Fimo but you make the Fimo GREAT!

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  33. Dear Elizabeth,
    This has the WOW factor! It looks so real. Thanks for sharing!
    Hugs Dorien

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    1. Hello Dorien! I Thank you so very much for this lovely compliment! I have just returned from a visit to your blog which I have joined and I have seen the great job you did with the Grandfather clock! I have a real fondness for clocks and I am anxious to see how you use it in your Garfield doll's house. I decided to look at some of your earliest blog postings and was Stunned by the work that you have been doing on the floors!!! YOU are the Parquet Master! You are right up there with Giac, with the complexity of the designs that you have translated into miniature! Wow! I am so happy to have made this discovery! You will have a most wonderful and prized possession with this Mini Mansion when it is done, Dorien! Just Fabulous!

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  34. Elizabeth you are truly an angel! I've been puzzling over how to make a grater for a while, I must say a visit to the furniture repair section of the hardware store did NOT spring to mind! Thank you so much for taking the time and trouble for this fantastic tutorial (which is about to hit my Pinterest board!).

    Thanks too for your nice comment re my French chair makeover, I really appreciate it.

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    1. Hahahah! I'm glad that NOW your Grater Needs have been met, Norma! You know how it is, in this line of work; Nothing is too far removed from a Miniaturist and their ever assessing eyes. I Thank you for the really lovely compliment and your comment and You are most welcome.

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  35. Above and beyond! At airport in Toronto waiting for flight home. Had to check and here is this truly awesome tutorial. Thank you Elizabeth....I needed a fix after 10 days away.
    This tutorial is amazing! I totally agree you everyone and can't say anymore! I thought I had discovered all of the $$$ store goodies. Now I have to make the first stop to the $$$ tomorrow. I must, just to see the little grater grate the little lemons....and cheese OH MY!!!!!!!
    fats

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  36. Hello Fats!!!! I have been missing you, my dear friend, but I am glad that you had some time away after all the excitement of the big Miniature Show wrap- up! Fats, your lemons are a HIT and they go very well with the graters. You will have to let the Jet Lag, lag and get yourself to the $$$$ store so that you can make some of these and have some for your Garfield Kitchen. This will give you some incentive to get back to it again. No rest for the weary and who could EVER get weary of making minis!? Not YOU and certainly, Not I!
    Welcome home again Fats!

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  37. Hello Elisabeh,
    thank you for this fantasic tutorial!!
    Great idea!!
    Greetings and a hug
    Melanie

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  38. Hello Melanie! Thank you for stopping by and for the leaving such a nice compliment! I was visiting your blog and found that you have quite a number of wonderful kits that you will be working on soon! The variety of them will no doubt keep you very entertained during the summer months. I know you will be having a whole lot of Fun putting them together. Enjoy and thanks again thanks for the comment!

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  39. WOW! Most convincing an an absolute MUST DO! Thank you (3x) for this wonderful tutorial, E. I must go find this Quick Grip and the whatchamacallit secret ingredient. You are such a treasure trove of trash to treasure idea, E!

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  40. Hello Dear Sans! I am happy that you have enjoyed this tutorial as much as I have enjoyed producing it! Quick Grip is just the glue that I like using but I am leaving it to others to use whatever works for them. Everybody has their favorites that they swear by. In Quick Grip, I have found a Soul Mate, haha!
    What can I say, Sans? Susan called me the 'Queen of Trash!' hahah A dubious title to be sure, but I DO like this kind of garbage!

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  41. Como todos tus tutoriales son fantásticos, graciasssssss , besos:-)

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  42. Hola Rosa Maria! Thank you so much for stopping by to visit! I am so pleased that you have enjoyed this tutorial and have found it beneficial! I hope that you will be able to find the 'secret ingredient' and make some for yourself for gifts or for your own mini kitchen projects. I am putting one in mine which I shall show to you soon. ( I say 'soon', but right now I am still trying to get the kitchen plan finalized and I keep on changing my mind!!?)
    oh well, .....

    elizabeth

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  43. Thank you for sharing this fantastic tutorial!
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  44. Hello Mara! I am so glad that you have enjoyed it! I have determined to use at least ONE of these little graters in my Little Kitchen of the stone cottage. A lot of times I make things to sell or trade with others but these ones I think I shall keep! (smiles) Your good opinion is highly valued, and so I thank you!

    elizabeth

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  45. Wow... Could have sworn I commented on this post! Great tutorial... so wonderful that it actually works! :) Much better than my grater tutorial!!! :)

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    1. Hi Lindsey! I am so glad that you have enjoyed this Grater Love! I think that the fact that this works is what makes it so unique but it is not the only way to make them and everybody will make things their own way to suit their needs and also based on the availability of the components. I hope that you will give this a try out and let me know how it works for you. I always enjoy any feedback and/or improvements.

      elizabeth

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