Thursday, November 8, 2012

Mini Christmas Tutorial Links!

Head over to my website, My Small Obsession, and take a look at tons of links to mini Christmas tutorials and printables! If you know of a tutorial or printable that I should add, please leave a comment.

Saturday, April 21, 2012

The Beacon Hill Dollhouse

I'm so excited! This evening my husband came home with a Beacon Hill! He found it on Craigslist for $85! The shell has been put together, I will have to put in the stairs, windows, trim, shingles and finish the exterior and of course the interior. The seller also threw in some wallpaper, carpeting, some books & magazines about miniatures, wood glue, everything needed to electrify it and a small box of furnishings. The Beacon Hill has always been my favorite and on my most wanted dollhouse list! I'm a very happy camper tonight! I can't post a picture yet, I still can't find the cord to my camera, I might have to break down and fork over the money for a new camera. In the mean time I will share some links to a few of my favorite Beacon Hills.

Mary's Dollhouse Nook ~  The first Beacon Hill I ever saw and one of my favorites.

The Beacon Hill by Gina of More Minis ~ Tour each room and read the story of this dollhouse's resident.

Beacon Hill Dollhouse Back to Back Extravaganza created by Linda of Linda's Miniature Musings ~ 2 Greenleaf Beacon Hill dollhouses.... built so they are back to back to make one huge enclosed mansion.

The Beacon Hill by Deb's Minis ~ One of many dollhouses styled by Deb Roberts.

The Beacon Hill by Tracy Topps from Minis on the Edge ~ Tracy Topps is known for her fabulous dollhouses, don't miss this one.

And last but not least ~ A Beacon Hill Dollhouse Video Tour created by Angela of Minis by Angela.

Friday, April 20, 2012

The Queen’s Dolls’ House Collection

The Dolls House Emporium has been given an exclusive license to reproduce an authentic collection from The Queen's Dolls' House.  

The items were carefully made to look just like the real thing and launched to collectors in April 2012.

The Dolls House Emporium is crafting miniature furniture, accessories, decor and architecture, authentically reproducing those designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens for Queen Mary in 1924, which is on display at Windsor Castle. 

The Dolls’ House Emporium had several meetings with officials at St James’s Palace to demonstrate it could achieve the highest quality and was given access to Royal Collection photography of the Dolls’ House to ensure the new products would be perfect replicas.

The first selection includes reproductions from ‘The Queen’s Bedroom’ - from the unique décor to the finely upholstered furniture and decorative ornaments and plants.

You can see the full range from The Queen’s Bedroom at

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

I Think Twitter Has Been Hacked!

Boo Twitter! I have received over 50 messages from my Twitter followers about people saying nasty things about each other. These messages all had similar wording and included a link. I got the first message around 6 pm this evening and I happen to know the person that supposedly sent the message so I contacted her on Facebook. She had received a similar message from a well known miniature artist, so at this point I figured that Twitter had been hacked. By 9 pm I had received over 50 of these messages, all saying basically the same thing, all from reputable people in the miniature world and I'm assuming that many of my Twitter followers received a similar message that appears to be from me (@MiniMakerCA). I tried to report to Twitter but not having any luck. I followed Twitters instructions on changing my password and revoking access to apps but I don't know if my account is safe.Thinking of deleting my Twitter account.

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Dollhouse of the Month ~ April 2012

Hello everyone! No April Fools here! Head over to my website, and check out the gorgeous Dollhouse of the Month....The Shabby Cottage created by Mercedes of Liberty Biberty! Don't forget to "like" it if you have Facebook! Also don't miss the Tudor swap photos and the Shabby Chic swap photos.

I'm still trying to find the cord to my camera.....not having much luck. I want to show you the fabulous little pillows I got from Dale over at Dale's Dreams and I can't until I find that darned cord! If you haven't checked out her Etsy shop, Dale's Dreams Designer Decor for your Dollhouse, be sure to stop by and have a look!

 I'll be back with a tutorial for a hanging lamp, some new printies and more!

Until then, Enjoy the Little Things!

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

And The Winner Is...

Congratulations Marilyn from the Tarnished Rose! I will be contacting you by email to give you the information you will need to download your free copy of  My Memories Suite Digital Scrapbooking Software. I took a photo when I drew the name but I can't find the cord to my camera that connects it to my computer. :( I have pictures for a tutorial on my camera too so I really need to find it!

Don't forget, I am also offering a special coupon code for EVERYONE to use. Receive a $10 discount off the purchase of the My Memories Suite Scrapbook Software and a $10 coupon for the Store, for a total of $20 in savings!  Please use coupon code STMMMS21110 for your discount.

I'll be back with a tutorial when I find my camera cord!

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Dollhouse Canned Foods Tutorial

This tutorial was created using My Memories Suite Digital Scrapbooking Software! I am giving away a copy of this software to one of my lucky followers! Click here to enter the giveaway

Click here to view the PDF. ~Dollhouse Canned Foods Tutorial

Or view it in pictures (click to enlarge)

Later this week I will be adding a version of this tutorial to my website that can be translated into other languages. Don't forget to enter the giveaway for My Memories Suite Digital Scrapbooking Software!

Links to printable labels:

Monday, March 19, 2012

My Memories Digital Scrapbook ~ Review & Giveaway

Recently I was given the opportunity to review the new My Memories Suite Digital Scrapbooking Software and I am completely hooked!  My Memories is rated the #1 digital scrapbooking software for a reason. It is easy to download, easy to use and you can create beautiful scrapbook pages in minutes! The program also lets you create cards, calendars, gifts and photo books with just the click of the mouse. Simply drag & drop photos, embellishments, backgrounds, and layouts. You can add video, music and narration too!  There are over 1,500 papers, over 1,000 page elements, and over 30 album templates for you to create your very own scrapbook or photo album.
I love how the My Memories scrapbook software can be used for more than just making scrapbook pages, the possibilities are endless! I have had so much fun creating projects using freebies I downloaded from the website. You can customize the size of your album to dollhouse size and print tons of dollhouse projects! I made a cute miniature scrapbook of my miniature dolls, and I have so many project ideas that I can't fit them all into this post!

 I will be adding a free printable version of my mini scrapbook and more free tutorials soon!

I am giving ONE lucky follower the My Memories Suite Scrapbook software to create your own designs!

My Favorite Digital Paper Pack!
The rules:
1) You must be a follower of this blog.
2) Go to and choose your favorite digital paper pack or layout
3) Come back to my blog and leave a comment on this post to tell me your favorite digital paper pack or layout.

That's it you are entered for this fabulous giveaway!

This giveaway will be open until Monday, March 26th, 2012.  The winner will be chosen at random. 


Head over to...
And leave separate comments letting us know you're following or subscribed to My Memories.

(I would go for the extra chances if I were you, they offer special freebies just for followers!)

I am also offering a special coupon code for EVERYONE to use. Receive a $10 discount off the purchase of the My Memories Suite Scrapbook Software and a $10 coupon for the Store, for a total of $20 in savings! Please use coupon code STMMMS21110 for your discount.

Coupon Code STMMMS21110

Friday, March 2, 2012

Creating Dollhouse Miniatures First Giveaway!

I'm holding a giveaway on my other blog, Creating Dollhouse Miniatures. Click the link below to find out more and how to enter!

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Updates, Technical Stuff & A Give Away!

Hello everyone! Just a quick post to let you all know that I am still here!  I have been working in the background making preparations for few "design" changes to my website, and I've also been busy with some upcoming tutorials and preparing to have a big give away.
I just finished adding the latest swap photos & two new video tutorials.

Technical Stuff: The "design" change to my website involves moving the website menu from the left side of the website to the top. I don't want to bore you all with the details, this change was necessary. Things might be a little messy for a few days but I should have the majority of the changes made by the end of the week.  I also just recently realized that Google translator is only translating my home page, it doesn't work site wide, so I will be moving the translator to the top of my website so my visitors will have the ability to translate all pages.

The Give Away: I'm not going to say too much about the Give Away, yet....just be sure to watch this space! 

I'll be back tomorrow to post the Dollhouse of the Month for March!

Sunday, January 1, 2012

New Dollhouse & Happy New Year!

Happy New Year! I hope the new year finds you all happy and healthy! My year is already starting out grandma gave me her dollhouse a few days after Christmas, along with some furniture and a box of other miniature odds and ends. Grandma just turned 85 years old in December, she built the house around 20 years ago....she doesn't know the name of the dollhouse but it is from Real Good Toys. It's in excellent shape, other than the missing front porch (Grandma gave it away), not a scratch or speck of dust or missing shingle.  Grandma decorated every room in some shade of pink.....bless her heart, pink is my least favorite color but I would like to keep as much of what she did as possible. This is where you guys come in. The pink is throwing me......I don't know what to do, who lives in a huge pink house?

Living Room


Dining Room


Second Floor Master Bedroom


Second Floor Bedroom

Third Floor

Be sure to visit my website and see Dollhouse of the Month, The Brookwood by Lena of Miniatyrmama.

I haven't finished my Christmas themed dollhouse yet but I'm close! I will add pictures soon. I will be back later this week to welcome my new followers!