Thursday, December 31, 2009

Monday, December 28, 2009

Welcome New Followers

Christmas is over and I haven't recovered yet....I'm behind once again. I have a "To Do" list a mile long and I'm going to start by welcoming my new followers.

Hello and Welcome,
Arantxa from Las miniaturas de los Talis,
Caro-chan, a fashion blogger with an interesting blog name of F*** Yeah Lolita,
Kate a wife, mother, artist and miniaturist who is planning on starting her own blog very soon.
Leila of the blog Mimos da leila,
and to the followers I can't find blogs for, christelhutson, junsku, & Chelsea Saulpaugh.

Thank you all for following!

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Welcome New Followers

It's time to welcome more new followers! Early this morning I caught Matilda in one of my Christmas room boxes. She hauled in a bunch of goodies I've been saving and she had been unpacking it all, wrapping presents, decorating an old tree and writing out Christmas cards! She even found the tin of cookies I got from Cathy over at The Fabulous Farmhouse. She was just getting ready to sit back and read 'Twas the Night Before Christmas and have herself a little snack, when I caught her. She had the audacity to look right at the camera when I took her picture, she was very happy with herself, I swear she's smiling. The only way she would agree to put everything away and not eat all the cookies, was if I posted her picture again and let her help greet the new followers. I agreed so I could get my tin of cookies back! So, Matilda and I would like to welcome, Mary Williams of Mary Williams Dollshouse Dolls Blog, and Mary Williams Miniature Porcelain Dollshouse Dolls, next we have Angeles, of Las pinturas de Baldu & El rincon de Baldu, and there is Daisy, she has four blogs, MINIATURAS 1/12, LOJA DE ARTESANATO COLONIAL 1/12, DAISY ARTES, DAISY'S MINIATURAS 1/12, & Arantxa of the blog Las miniaturas de los Talis. Irene of Apples Tea Rooms, Hambleton Hall, & The Tenement, and three that I can't find a blog for, T Pompeo, darstesh & Joy - Adora Bella Minis. If you have a blog, please let me know so I can post a link!

Thank you for following! Now I have to go convince Matilda that it's time to clean up, wish me luck.

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Christmas Ornament Project

I posted a tutorial about how to make Christmas ornaments from polymer clay, on my website. I bought some cute holly leaf craft slices from Angie Scarr Miniatures and this is one of the projects I used them for. They are simple to make, the hardest part was getting the hang of the little "hanger" part, but the more I made, the better I got. I made mine a little big, to fit the craft slice. I used red, green and translucent clay, I really like the way the translucent ones turned out.

If you haven't seen the beautiful 1950s Inspired Aluminum-look Christmas Tree, made by De from De-Lightful Minis, you really should go take a look. It is fantastic!

Click Here For Tutorial!

Monday, December 7, 2009

Christmas Projects , Printables & What Was I Thinking?

I bought these gift boxes last year for $10 at Wal-Mart with the intention of whipping out 3 Christmas themed room boxes a couple of weeks before Christmas. HA! What was I thinking? I doubt that I'll get around to them this year either but I may give it a shot. In the meantime I thought I would share some links to Christmas projects, printables, videos and more.

Pipe Cleaner Christmas Tree
Pipe Cleaner Tree Tutorial Part 2
Pipe Cleaner Tree Tutorial Part 3
A Snack for Santa
Miniature Christmas Tree Ornaments
Mini Advent Calendar
Holiday Turkey
Egg Nog
Christmas Pudding
Christmas Punch
Yule Log Cake
1:12 Scale Dollhouse Ornament
Christmas Tree
Simple Candy Canes
Shopping Basket
Holiday Shopping Bag

Christmas Gift Bags & Boxes
Christmas Book Printables
Christmas Stocking
Christmas Printies from TreeFeathers
Miniature Printable Christmas Village
Ornament Box
Christmas Presents
Victorian Cards
Wrapping Paper
Christmas, Hanukkah, and Kwanzaa Cards
Christmas Wreaths

Eye Candy
Ken's Christmas Village
Karen's Harborside Manor
'Twas the Night After Christmas
The Decorating Has Begun
Christmas at the Clauses
Santa's Workshop

Make a miniature Christmas wreath
Little Elf Girl Tutorial
Christmas Morning Roombox
Poinsettia House
Teddy Bear Christmas Roombox
A Christmas Roombox
Home for Christmas Town Snow Scene
Christmas Dollhouse for Storm
How To Make an Angel Christmas Tree Topper

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Welcome To More New Followers

I have six new followers!

Hello and Welcome to~ Sabiha from Sabs Mini Interiors, Paky of the blog Paquicheli's Blog, Doreen from Doreensminiatures & Doreensprojects, Tiny Delights, All Tiny Delights, & Miniatures of the World, Patricia Cabrera of the blog Woolytales Miniatures, and Anama of the blogs AnamaVesi-Minis & AnamaVesi.

Thank you for following!

"Patchwork Quilt"

Remember the patchwork quilts that were popular in the 70's? I have been trying to figure out a way to make one for my 70's dollhouse master bedroom. I'm participating in a fabric swap with an online mini group and I received the swap box last week. Inside I found the perfect piece of fabric for my quilt! No sewing required......Did I mention I don't sew? I don't sew. I cut out some batting and a piece of fabric for the backing, added some lace (also from the swap box) and glued it all together. I used a needle and thread to stitch a little X pattern at the corner of each square to help give it a "hand sewn" pieced together look.

Now I am off to make matching pillows and curtains!

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Vintage Chairs

A couple of years ago I bought a vintage dollhouse from a friend, her grandparents had put it together sometime in the 70's but never finished it. I had been looking for a house to decorate in a 70's theme, to represent my childhood home. This dollhouse is perfect and I like that it really is from the 70's. My friend also gave me a box of stuff that went with the house, including 2 chairs with a strawberry pattern, not very attractive but authentic 1970's. There was also a magazine in the box called 1,001 Decorating Ideas, also from the 70's. There is a picture in the magazine of a chair that is very similar to the chairs I'd been given. This last May I found a matching chair at The Elegant Dollhouse's annual sidewalk sale/flea mart, in Sacramento California. A few months ago I was in an antique store and hidden in a back corner, I found quite a few pieces of miniature furniture and there was another matching chair! The legs in front are different on this one but I can live with it. I wasn't happy about the green on the chairs, I wanted them to look more like the one in the magazine, it goes with my color scheme better, which happens to be butt ugly 1970's brown. ;) So I got out my brown Crayola marker and colored in all the green on the back of the chair with the mis-matched legs, so I could hide it if my idea didn't work out.

I think it turned out pretty close to the picture, I'm happy with it. Now I just have to hope that my marker can make it through 3 more chairs.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

And The Winner Is.......

This morning around 8 am, I drew the name of the winner of the $10 gift certificate to the Fabulous Farmhouse. I'm sorry I'm late posting this, I had to play catch up this morning with icky real life stuff and I got behind. Ok, on with it!

And the winner is...........
Congratulations Lize! Have fun shopping at The Fabulous Farmhouse! I will send you an email to let you know how to redeem your gift certificate.

Thank you to everyone that participated! It was fun reaching in my hat and picking out a winner, I think I may do this more often!