April 27, 2015

A to Z Blog Challenge - Explaining the Why of Miniatures



             * Today is Letter  W-X  of the daily A to Z Blog Challenge *

So... today, an eXplanation of Why I like miniatures...

1 Creativity. 

2 It combines many crafts - painting, art, design, construction, decoupage, doll collecting...

3 Fun! What better reason?


And what better thing for X but a... Xmas (Christmas) tree... 









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April 25, 2015

A to Z Blog Challenge - V for Mini Victorian Room



* Today is Letter V of the daily A to Z Blog Challenge *



My Victorian sitting room in double roombox. It features curtains beaded by hand- never again!), gold trim, stained glass windows, beaded/decorated ceiling, lots of patterns and floral prints gives a pretty good representation of some of the Victorian era's love of excess decoration.  The photos are family photos I reduced.  The other side is a writing room. (not shown.)


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April 24, 2015

A to Z Blog Challenge - Utterly Cute Miniatures!



* Today is Letter U of the daily A to Z Blog Challenge *

Yes, "cute" is one of those words many miniaturists would rather not hear, but I think it may apply here.

"Cute" little dog I got from a swap in the Half Scale yahoo group and a chair I made for the Half Scale Country House.


April 23, 2015

A to Z Blog Challenge - T for Miniature Table

* Today is Letter T of the daily A to Z Blog Challenge *


Table and chairs in the Half Scale Country House. This is the cafe set kit from Sdk Miniatures. I also made the pizza and flowers. This is in the living room by the windows since there's no room in the kitchen. The lady of the house likes to sit in the living room and listen to her vintage albums. 









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April 22, 2015

A to Z Blog Challenge - S for Miniature Sitting Room

* Today is Letter S of the daily A to Z Blog Challenge *




A portion of the sitting room on the second floor of the Half Scale Country House.






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April 21, 2015

A to Z Blog Challenge - R for Mini Rabbit

* Today is Letter R of the daily A to Z Blog Challenge *


Thought this was cute. It's a stuffed printed rabbit I got in a set of second-hand minis I bought a while ago. (In the Half Scale Country House attic.)




I had to include a photo of this cute knit tea pot cozy made by Suzanne Lonsdale. Isn't it cute?






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April 20, 2015

A to Z Blog Challenge - Q is for Quiet - Dollhouse Bedroom

* Today is Letter Q of the daily A to Z Blog Challenge *

Q is for ....


Quiet! 

I have nothing in my collection that starts with Q. No kumquats in the fridge. No quinine.

To symbolize quiet, here's a view of the bedroom in the attic of my Half Scale Country House. This is where the grandkids would sleep when they come to visit. (oops! The bear fell over!) 


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April 18, 2015

A to Z Blog Challenge - P is for Potting Shed

* Today is Letter P of the daily A to Z Blog Challenge *


I have a few small things to do yet. I built a small potting shed on the other side of the Half Scale Country House. Happy how this turned out. 

The shed's on the left side. 

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I also made another flower bed, this one with petunias in the middle. 

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Hmm, someone didn't plant that bucket yet...

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I love the potting shed! (The potting bench is a kit from SDK Miniatures.
 I made the hutch from picture frame mat board.) The seed box is a small bookshelf I got from one of the Half Scale Yahoo group swaps

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Those are Polly Pocket boots. Perfect size!  
Even have copies of my local newspaper on the bottom shelf of the bench (and for the planting!)

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April 16, 2015

A to Z blog challenge - Not Only Miniatures

* A Double Post for N and O for the daily A to Z Blog Challenge *

One of the other important  parts of my life - my dog. (No longer miniature but that's okay!) ;) 




April 15, 2015

A to Z Blog Challenge - M for Mini Mixer!

 * Today is Letter M of the daily A to Z Blog Challenge *

I had to include this - the cutest mini mixer and crock pot. I got these in this year's half scale group swap. (In my Half Scale Country House. See D)










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