August 19, 2016

HS Mini Garage - Fair Winner!






I took the Half Scale Garage to the County Fair here in Wisc., It almost didn't make it in since I came back and someone had opened the door and pulled out the hinges! Luckily someone had glue to fix it., (That E6000 is good stuff! Going to use that instead of Quik Grip from now on!)

Anyway, they let the judge know what happened, but he still loved the building, even showing the other lady how the inside was finished too.

And it got not only first place, but the Grand Champion!   Haven't gotten one of these in a looooong time! The Dogcatcher's House got one, that has to be at least 10 years ago!  Here are a couple photos. I'll be putting up a page on the website when I get a chance. 

August 13, 2016

Half Scale Minis

A couple things I've been working on. 

You remember the half scale greenhouse?  I finally finished the inside. I made the work table. The metal Mattel Littles table and chairs went perfect with the color scheme. The outside bench and tree are from past half scale (yahoo group) swaps. I may add some mo re decorations to the outside yet. It needs a door mat and a wreath or something. And I might add some art to the bench back.

The  bed is an original from my own design. The 'curtains' are gold pleated material. 

The table and chairs are my design also. I'm not crazy about the cloth so I'll have to adjust the bottom table size more. The chairs have bows in the back.









July 27, 2016

Miniature Doll Fashions Book

A new book I just discovered - making paper doll fashions - with a twist. It's actually making 3D dollhouse doll dresses!





I love making mini doll dresses. This would be a fun way to fill a wardrobe - and can probably be tried with fabric, too, I bet. Great Idea! Definitely getting this one!

About All Dolled Up: (comes out Jan. 18, 2017)

See information about the book.

July 26, 2016

Lizzie Borden, #Zombie Hunter Mini Printies!

You know I also write fiction and just revealed the full cover for my upcoming book, 
 Lizzie Borden, #Zombie Hunter!  (Coming out Sept. 13!)

So, see below! Whatdya think?  I think it's pretty cool!

I'm reading the PDF proof now for the last corrections! 

So, for my dollhouse friends, here's a mini cover for your dollhouse too!  
(Personal use only, please!) 

About the book:

Every family has its secrets…
 One hot August morning in 1892, Lizzie Borden picked up an axe and murdered her father and stepmother. Newspapers claim she did it for the oldest of reasons: family conflicts, jealousy and greed. But what if her parents were already dead? What if Lizzie slaughtered them because they’d become zombies?

 
Thrust into a horrific world where the walking dead are part of a shocking conspiracy to infect not only Fall River, Massachusetts, but also the world beyond, Lizzie battles to protect her sister, Emma, and her hometown from nightmarish ghouls and the evil forces controlling them.







July 12, 2016

New AIM Artisans in Minature Mag 59!

The New AIM (Artisans in Miniature) Mag is out!

I did the Smaller Scales story... pretty neat pictures that were included I might add.

A pretty issue!

Note: You have to sign in to Scribd to download (or read online). 


July 05, 2016

Mini Newspaper Printie

A "little" gift - that's my story and photo on the bottom of the page. You can reduce these smaller if needed. Just save (right mouse click), cut out up to the column edges, fold and fill with blank paper for your dollhouse or mini room! Have fun!

(Personal use only!)




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June 24, 2016

New Half Scale Dollhouse Shed Kit!

Shellie from MiniEtchers (my fave new shop btw!)  has a new kit coming out!

I asked about a half scale lean-to shed kit and she made one up! I tested it out and wanted to report it goes together great, and turns out really well!  I added some touches like the strips inside over the plastic windows (bought a package of Shrinky Dink plastic sheets) that I put in. I also added posts in the back since I built it with the sides butted to the outer front edges instead of to the inner back. (Yes, making more work for myself, as is always the case, of course! ha!)  The kit is about 5 3/4" wide, 5 1/4" deep and about 5  1/4" high at the back tallest point.

Fun little kit. I'm going to make a bench and add flower pots yet. Will share more pix as I progress...  (I may change the doorknob... couldn't find the half scale size knobs...) Don't you love the yellow door? 

 (And... just got the 1/24th artist set pieces, too... Maybe the owner will do some painting and planting out here....) 

(I also have a bunch of her other kits like the Cottage Kitchen and beach pieces I'm saving for the Half Scale Beach cottage... see link about that. Be sure to check out her cool kitchen pieces and the Eastlake furniture set. Very different!) 





June 20, 2016

Wow! #1 in Dollhouse Books!!




Dollhouse Decor & More is #1!!! 

Wow!!! 

Get it on Kindle - Print/Softcover 

How cool is that???? 

June 15, 2016

Half Scale Miniature Dollhouse Bed

Something in the works...

I'd made a set like this a while ago in 1" scale so I wanted to try making one in half - 1/24 scale for my Half Scale haunted house. (In the planning; I've been making/saving stuff a while for it.) The bed itself is cut from picture framing mat board.

So far... not much yet, but stay tuned... 


June 13, 2016

New Dollhouse Miniatures Book Out!

Get your copy now! It will be up soon on Amazon and in ebook.

62 projects and tutorials! See details here.


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