Monday, November 30, 2009

Welcome Followers!

A Warm Welcome to all of you and a Big Thank You for following. I now have 27 followers since my first post 12 days ago!

Welcome ~
De - De-Lightful Minis
Joy - Adora Bella Minis
Donna - icklebits
Dale - Dale's Dreams
Sharon - hollyshan
Lotti - Was ist los in Wuselhausen ?
Lize - Lizelund, Lizelund2 & seren-dot-dipity
Eva - Mini escenas y manualidades
Sandra - Tales from a Toymaker
Tabitha - Tabitha Corsica
Snowfern - Dollhouse Minis & Snowfern Clover
Manda Minifan - Can't find a blog for this one.
Kim -
Its a miniature life dolls & It's a miniature life
Jean Day - Jean Day Miniatures
Lori - Oh Mini Of Mine
George - George the Miniguy
Tink - Mini Tink
KatheeVZ - Can't find a blog for this one.
Marlies - Marlies en minies
Evelien - Ejacreates
Casey - Casey's Minis
Kim - Flowers & Art
The Lone Dollier - Dolls, Etc.
Cathy - The Fabulous Farmhouse
Cheryl - A Miniature Place
Marsha - Sassy Mini Dolls Tutorials & Sassy Mini Dolls

Don't forget to leave a comment on the post below about the Fabulous Farmhouse give-away, there is still a little time left before I draw a name. I will announce the winner tomorrow!

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Win A $10 Gift Certificate to The Fabulous Farmhouse!

Did you all survive Black Friday? If you were brave enough to go out shopping, I hope you found some great deals!

Okay, on to the drawing for a $10 gift certificate to The Fabulous Farmhouse. On Monday, November 30th 2009 at 12am Pacific Standard Time, I will draw the name of the winner. To enter the drawing, leave a comment on this post before 12 am (my time) November 30th 2009. Be sure to pop over to the Farmhouse and take a look at the most Fabulous miniature cakes, cookies, pies, candy, gift wrap and more!

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!

"May your stuffing be tasty and your turkey plump. May your potatoes and gravy have nary a lump. May your yams be delicious and your pies take the prize. May your Thanksgiving dinner stay off of your thighs."

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Dyeing To Change

I bought the 4-Pc. Richardson Living Room Set from Hobby Builders Supply for my Vintage 70's dollhouse. The style is similar to what I had growing up, but not the color. I wanted to change the color to a dark brown. I filled a large bowl with hot water and add several cap fulls of Rit liquid dye. I added the furniture and stirred it around. I continued to add cap fulls of dye and stir until I achieved the color I wanted. I expected the furniture to come apart from the hot water melting the glue but to my surprise it all held together. I also achieved the shabbiness I was looking for.

Monday, November 23, 2009

Making Miniature Salad

I got a tip from an online friend and fellow blogger, De from De-Lightful Minis, about how to make a miniature salad using artificial plastic snow as the lettuce. I saw a picture of a salad De made and it was so realistic looking, I had to know how she did it. She couldn't remember where she got the tip but she was kind enough to share it, she even sent me a little bag of the artificial snow so I could make my own salads! I mixed a little of the plastic snow with some Kelly Green Gallery Glass paint and a tiny drop of Hunter Green Acrylic paint. I added some some salad cane slices from Angie Scarr's Miniatures and put it all in a bowl made from the bottom of an egg carton and tissue paper.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Happy Anniversary My Small Obsession

Hello Everyone! November marks the 3 year anniversary of my website, My Small Obsession! I really wanted to start blogging months ago.........procrastination has gotten the better of me! Life also keeps getting in the way and I have had some technical difficulties lately too. Last week, in preparation of launching this blog, I was finishing some updating to my website and,....POOF! My entire home page was suddenly blank! It took me almost a week to put it all back together! I'm still not finished updating the directory. I've decided that if I don't just jump in and get this blog started, it's never going to happen. It's time to up my game and really give this blogging thing a try. Please hang in there with me!

I will be posting about the current projects that I'm working on, miniature news and updates to my website. I have expanded the Book Store and I have re-opened the Miniatures Barter Board again to accept members. I've had difficulty with spammers in the past and there just doesn't seem to be a way to keep them from trying to join. So, I have created a questionaire that will have to be filled out in addition to registering, before any application will be accepted. I apologize for the extra step but it will make it easier for me to weed out the riff raff. Also, members can now post pictures on the board, all you need is a Photobucket account!

For the month of November I have added a special video tutorial section, featuring The Garden of Imagination creating a miniature Thanksgiving dinner from polymer clay. I have been working on creating more free printables, free projects and trash to treasure tips, I'll be adding them soon. Last but not least, I'm holding a drawing this month in honor of my website's anniversary. The winner will receive a $10 gift certificate to The Fabulous Farmhouse! I will post more information about the drawing later so don't forget to "Follow Me" so you don't miss it!

Check the menu to the right under "What's New" to see more updates.