Archive for October, 2011

An Encore Presentation – 1970s Conversation Pit

Monday, October 31st, 2011

I originally posted this on my Catzlover Cooks blog, but thought I would post here since it is, duh!, a miniatures blog.

I saw these pictures on the Ugly House Photos site.

I just could not resist making a similar room box. Not only an homage to my teenage years (although in my reality the basements that I hung out in were not this cool at all), but I got to have a room with all that white carpet. In my 1:1 world with cats and coffee this carpet would be grey in no time!

This was too much fun!


Monday, October 17th, 2011

Contrary to the picture, I am really picky about colors. As such, I make a lot of my own wallpapers. (Please do check out the modern wallpapers I created!)

While checking out an icon site I discovered this very nifty link – The Japonizer. Pick a pattern, pick your colors, and voila! You can download a pattern that can be used to make your customized wallpaper. The above was an art deco pattern done in black and white. (I unintentionally put it up upside down on a box for the picture – Yikes!)

A sidenote: I say a great big “NO” to “Yes” glue. This glue is often recommended to use when putting up wallpaper. It may work really well for some folks, but for me in humid summer Virginia the glue took way too long to dry and left unsightly brown spots on my paper. I am sticking to plain old thinned tacky glue – thanks!


Credits: Chest is Amazing Miniatures, Chair is Amatheria, Vases are ncshrimper on EBay.

Halloween 2011 – Quarter Scale

Monday, October 10th, 2011

I am the first to admit I can be a little ADD when it comes to miniatures. I truly have enough projects already to keep me busy for years. BUT, I keep coming up with something new to try. In this case, I found myself immersed in a Quarter Scale Theme House.

I added the second floor to add this bedroom furniture. Unfortunately, I didn’t take into account the height of the bed! Yikes!

After seeing my Quarter Scale House, my husband said that Quarter Scale was something I should embrace. We don’t have any more room for any more houses (so HE thinks!). I will confess, working in this scale was fun. And since I need more projects to keep me busy (NOT!), I can see myself doing more teeny tiny minis.

By the way, I think I have finally figured out how to post pictures so that when you click on the photo you get a bigger image to see the detail. Okay, some of the pictures are REALLY big. But, it’s a start?

If you live on the East Coast you may appreciate my husband’s other suggestion. He thought it would be super creepy to populate this Halloween House with Stinkbug Corpses. Eeeewwww!


Halloween House 2011

Friday, October 7th, 2011

I am not a big holiday decorator any more, but I couldn’t resist putting together a Halloween House. It is a work in progress and I plan to continue to add to it as the years roll on. More cutey than creepy – here is what I have so far.

The scary black cats might explain the ghost dog.

Happy Halloween!