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.


May 22, 2016

Latest Flea Market Miniature Finds

The flea market is once again open and in two weeks I've had some great finds.

Last week found this dollhouse kit - $5.





This week - found a nearly done roombox with the furniture. $7. Am going to take that rope off and put wood up for the chair rails. But nice floor and outside finish. The front plexiglass slips into the slot from the top.  Happy happy!







New Mystery Story with Miniatures! Happy Homicides 3 is Out!

Yes, all kinds of new stuff. Isn't that fun?????


NOW OUT!


Happy Homicides 3: Summertime Crime includes stories from 12 authors - includes my story, "Surf's Up," in which my part-zombie girl, Becca (from my book, GIRL Z: My Life as a Teenage Zombie) helps solve a murder mystery coinciding with a miniatures competition. Yes, it has miniatures, too! 

 You may recognize the miniature entry in the contest!  (Right now, it's on sale -only 99 cents!! - see link.  - And see the contest below. Hurry before it ends!)



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Be sure to come to the launch party, Sunday, May 22, 1-4 p.m. EST in the Facebook group, http://www.Facebook.com/HappyHomicides. You might win a bag of beach goodies!

Be sure to check out the fantastic giveaway! Enter to win $150 worth of great beach gear!!

Win  a Beach Bag Full of Swag from your friends at Happy Homicides!


Everything you need to have a great day at the beach (even if it's just pretend). A thick, plush towel. Yummy cookies and hibiscus tea. A stunning water bottle. Margarita foot cream. Sunblock. Relaxation oils. And of course, the fabulous beach bag. 



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May 13, 2016

New #Dollhouse #Miniatures Book Coming Soon!

I finally can reveal what's coming soon!!

I've been working on this project with writing and minis pal Joanna Campbell Slan (remember I shared news about her Big Wave Dave's Surf Shop?)

Well we joined ranks and hope to have this out soon once we review the proof. An assortment of 62 projects... 

Isn't the cover just simply fabulous????? Stay tuned for more details!


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April 28, 2016

#AtoZ 2016 - EXceptional Yellow Miniatures!

Today is the Letter Y - for the 7th annual A to Z Blog Challenge in April! 

Check out the 1000+ blogs on the list!  If you like books, etc., I'm also doing the same on my GirlZombieAuthors blog.



Today is X and Y for EXceptional Yellow Miniatures



Lemon Meringue Pie - Linda Cummings


This is my favorite color and once I saw the latest gorgeous work by fantastic miniaturist Linda Cummings of Lins's Minis, I knew what I had to feature today!

Linda's minature work (1" scale, 1" equals 1 foot)  is so precise and realistic, I'll bet your mouth will be watering! Also check out her Facebook page. See more of her work and a previous post I wrote about her here.  

Check her Etsy shop (http://www.etsy.com/shop/linsminis/) or see her website,www.linsminis.com.  You can see more of her work on her Pinterest page.


Banana Bread  - Linda Cummings

Pansies and Primroses - Linda Cummings

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