Monday, October 15, 2018

Shedding a Little Light on Fountains

Hi Everybody!

I am trying to get back into my blog which I enjoy so much. Life keeps interfering, but there are so many great ideas to share!

Look forward to seeing posts of my current projects. I also need some of your opinions on a couple of them. As always, I am working on more than one. Also on the list is to complete all of the partially completed projects.

I saw these ideas while surfing. Don't you think this would look awesome in an outdoor scene? Although it is beyond my skill set, I know some of you will find this super easy.

If anyone decides to make one please share! I would love to see them.

You may find other interesting things on the website for your mini and average life.

Tell me what you think!


Tuesday, September 18, 2018

The Miniaturist: Real-Life History

  Hi Everybody!

This is a great guideline for designing for this time period. I saw the movie and loved it. You can see it on Youtube. I learned a lot from this video. Hope you do too!

The Miniaturist

Sorry for the sizing. For some reason I couldn't get it to fit in the space.

Friday, April 13, 2018

OK Folks...

Here is number II of the dress make over! So CUTE! It still isn't too late to join in the fun! I have more dresses if you would like to make something as cute as these!

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Tuesday, April 3, 2018

First Dress Up!

Hi Everybody!

Grab a look at the first of the dresses Presto remade from the dress I sent her!  For my 1:12 friends this is a Pullip doll. She is smaller than Barbie. Her body might be about the size of a Monster High doll.

You can also see it on her blog.  HERE  What do YOU think?

Look for the next one soon.

I still have a few left if anyone would like to compete against her! As you can, see you will need to be really good!
Excellent job, Presto!

Saturday, February 10, 2018

Two Ready Contestants!

There didn't seem to be as much interest in this contest as the ones I had for 1:12 scale. So, we will go with the two people who want to participate.  I hope everyone will participate in the vote for the best dressed dress!

OK Presto and Shannon we are going to go with the two of you! Please send your contact information and I will get the dresses to you! I think I might try my hand on the third one!

1:12ers look for another contest as soon as I figure one  out!

Friday, February 2, 2018

Dress the Dress!

There is nothing like going to the mailbox to find a a fun item for your minis. So,  once or twice a week I order something that cost  one or two dollars. Usually, it is from Ebay, but can be from or any other website.

Recently, I purchased a pack of Fashion doll dresses from China. I knew they wouldn't be gorgeous. When I got them, I was still excited to open the package, because well a surprise is a surprise! The fabric patterns are cute yet very cheap. All of them are cut in the same basic design.

This sparked something in my head. How about a contest for my fashion doll followers!

Three dresses will be sent to the first three people who wish to participate. They will have until midnight February 28th EST. to decorate the dress any way they like, then send a picture to me of a fashion doll wearing the finished product that I will then post. They may keep the dress.  I will ask the remaining followers to vote which dress is fashioned the best and the person with the most votes will win a bag of crafting supplies of ribbons, assorted beads, fabric and lots of other goodies!

Requirements for the contest is only to be a follower of this blog.

Here are the dresses:

Let the fashion making begin!

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Sunday, January 28, 2018


Just got this alert. I trust Alice Zinn and have even met her in person at one of the Shows. So I trust
 this is true.  I am sorry I have to share this...but here it goes. 

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Cat's Den

I am having such a difficult time with the cat house. It is a challenge to my comfort zone to design ultra modern rooms. My first thought was sparse with hard lines, industrial look and industrial colors. That is so not me. So, I researched online. There were some ultra modern looks that I liked that weren't harsh. I am working on getting into that feel.

 In the meantime this room was in my mind. It will not be ultra, but instead be a place to get away from it with softer lines, comfort and nature all around. There will be lots of plants and an aquarium and anything that says soft and peaceful. The accent color will be a soft green and some prints to tie it all together.

I plan to use the painted chairs...the other furniture may not stay or will be refinished. I have a few other pieces I want in there also.

It is the room on the the right end lower level of the house.

This was the first flooring I put down. It is actually leftover wallpaper from one of my bathrooms.

There was a recess in the wall so I decided to make it a built-in aquarium. The color is off in the background which means adjusting it and printing it out again before I add the fish etc. The choice of lights above it is still rolling around in my head.
You can see the bamboo flooring in place here.
This is a place mat I bought a few months ago. I decided to replace the the bamboo one with it after I saw how well it went with the chairs I painted.

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Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Chew On This!

 Only a miniaturist is not even able to eat a piece of gum without seeing a mini in the packaging! As soon as I opened the package, I saw white paper bags.  The entire package comes in the plastic container they are sitting on that is great for storing mini things or file cards for each project! The gum is not bad either!

Lunch any one?

I tried to think of something to use the silver wrapping for. Can you think of something?

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Monday, January 15, 2018


Starting 2018 Right!

I hope everyone is having a wonderful 2018. I have vowed to blog more and do more with my hobby.

Just to let you know what I have done so far. I am not sure what this was. It looked much like a napkin holder. I wasn't sure how I was going to divide it so it would be big enough for a bed. So it sat there for years.

One day when I was reaching for something else it fell and split exactly in half the way I wanted it. I put is aside. Yesterday I happened to see it again and ideas started  popping into my head. I made it in about 10 minutes while I was on the phone with my daughter. It practically made itself!

The tile you see under the bed is the floor for the living room of the "Cat House" I am currently working on.

A special shout out to Mildred Henderson 
and other county friends !

Sorry about the poor photo quality. I need a better lite

Very strong cardboard from a kitty litter box

Another lighter piece of cardboard to make it more stable
Estimating the size (sorry she is not properly dressed!)

Side view

This is what each end looks like on the outside

Now, to make the bedding

This is from the bottom. The middle is silver but my reflection is in it. Thinking of covering it.
This is the room it is going to go into

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