Archive for the ‘Minis’ Category

Hey! Isn’t This Supposed to be a Miniatures Blog?

Thursday, February 27th, 2014

Why, yes. Yes it is.

I have only been nibbling at the edges of miniatures with the move and such. I got a few new things like this super nifty Halloween chair from Kris Compass:

See how nicely it matches the stuff on my kitchen counters!

And Patie over at Minisx2 had a sale – bless her heart – so I was able to get this chair and table set I have been wanting for a while:

I also had a momentary lapse and got the Miniatures.Com contest kit. Maybe, just maybe, I will actually get something completed in time for the contest entry? I didn’t wait until November like I did with the Fascination Station. But, I am making no guarantees.

And I spent some time over this snowy winter (for us) trying to make some sense out of the room that will ultimately be my dollhouse/craft room. This is in the crudest of organizational states.

I am hoping to get it to some fancier place at some point in the future (after the living room, dining room, bedroom, laundry room, etc.). I even have a very rough Live Interior sketch:

A built-in platform for dollhouses with storage underneath, shelves, and a work spot. I have a plan at least.

So, I haven’t completely neglected minis.


The Thornhill Tool Cabinet, The Sad Lives Of Past Mini Projects, And More

Monday, February 25th, 2013

Some time ago I saw on someone’s blog (I wish I remembered whose!) about a creative soul that had repurposed an old dollhouse and used it to store laundry supplies (I think it was laundry supplies!). Well, I guess I am also good at repurposing. See my Thornhill tool cabinet:

Okay, I confess, it’s just plain sad. I bought this kit sometime in the 1990’s after completing the Beacon Hill Greenleaf kit (which is now covered in cobwebs – haunted mansion anyone?).

I had high hopes for doing a proper 18th Century Virginia house. Then I raised children and dogs and cats and there you go. Sometimes I think about selling it. But it is not really a kit nor is it a full house. Yikes.

Am I the only one that has dollhouses around that got neglected  for new and more exciting projects?

The weather has been a bit gloomy here of late so I was tickled to see this little flower on an impatiens plant I brought in to overwinter in the house.

A little shout out to Menu Plan Monday. What we are eating this week:

Potato and Gimme Lean Breakfast Sausage Casserole
Pasta and Pesto
Tortilla Soup
Ratatouille w/ Cannellini Beans

Extras for this week:

Baked Corn Tortilla Strips
Herb Bread
Berry Medley Crunch Dessert

Have a great week!


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