Sunday, January 31, 2010

Office to the Max!

Doreen has been creating the last room in her dollhouse, a study room. In this blogpost, she discusses how she is fabricating the computer pieces the kids need.
The picture here is not the final outcome.

Look at the post in Doreen's blog:

Also Fluffy Bricks has some electronics on her blog:

Saturday, January 30, 2010

All Boxed up!

Fern Rouleau wrote:
I have wanted to do this one for a while and finally decided to get down to it. I found a pretty hand made box from India which was on clearance and cut the front open and put my scene in there. The table is made from pieces of wood and the mats on the floor are from pieces of samples from Lowes. The food is either made by me, some swap items or bought at mini shows. The vases are beads and the two Japanese art displays I picked up a few years ago.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Hospital IV

Marjorie Wannamaker wrote:
Yesterday when I emptied a plastic spray type bottle (pump type, not aerosol) of hair spray I noticed that attached to the screw-off lid is a tube that goes down into the liquid. This plastic tubing is attached to a larger rounded bottomed plastic piece and it occurred to me that it looked just like a bottle of IV liquid and the small tubing is the tubing that goes to the patient's IV. So if anyone is doing a hospital setting, you might consider checking this out. You might have to warm the small tubing to be able to get it to your patient.....

Monday, January 25, 2010

Miniature Museum

Elizabeth Langtree spend 42 years travelling the world and collecting miniatures. Her collection has been gradually sold, with this last project, her miniature museum now being offered on eBay.

A slideshow can be seen at this website:

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Thinking Outside the Boat

A retreat for a sailor or an explorer? Jene Bondi says: It's a retired captain boathouse. Where he is no one knows. Perhaps out fishing? Looking for a lady love? Having a drink at the bar or having quiet time in the bathroom like most men.

Jene shows a wonderful way to think "outside the boat"! There are many detailed pictures, and no wonder Jene took 4 years to complete the project. You just gotta see her webshots album!

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Bakin' a Cake?

Fern Rouleau's quarter scale bakery, a 144 scale project.
She says: "the cook is an O gauge train person whose legs I cut off (I can still hear him screaming in pain) and repainted all white. I used masking tape to make a chef's hat and painted that white."
Check out her webshots album for more details.

Friday, January 15, 2010

Make Mini Chocolates - Stay away from the real ones!

Having trouble keeping to the New Years diet? Presentation is all, and Saskia just completed a treasure trove of chocolates with mini-calorie content!

Saskia says: I made the little chocolats with Fimo. We did a workshop at the SaHMClub. This was a start and I did it my own way. Mixing different colors of clay. Never be afraid to experiment with mixing different colors.
A straw is an excellent tool for making round and oval chocolates, or the tiniest punch you can find. Liquid clay, colored with a little oil paint does the decorating.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Baby Swing Seat from Juice Container Plug

Chris from Canada wrote:
Last weekend I had another 'Duh' moment when removing the plastic plug from a juice container. Usually I see these as either a rimmed shallow bowl with a towel ring attached or a cat toy, but this time (perhaps as a result of being occupied recently making wicker cradles) I saw a baby's swing seat. Sure enough, it fits both my Annie Riepert 1:12 baby dolls, so with a bit of thread wrapped around the pull loop to cushion it, a cardboard circle to even out the seat and some paint, I had the perfect little baby seat for a 1:12 swing set.

There is more than wine in that bottle!

Marjorie Wannamaker wrote:
We opened a wine bottle last weekend and it had foil like covering which I
took off as easily as possible without tearing it all up - could be used
to form any metal type item. It is soft enough you could emboss a design in
it and use as a picture or the inserts of doors in a pie safe. No
picture; just theory. The wire "thingie" that held the cork in place looked just
like a footstool to me, and about the right size. You might want to
shorten it just a bit. I believe the cork could be carved to make an item, say a
heart, and then you could use it to print hearts across the top of a
roombox or something.

Monday, January 11, 2010

Vacation Dreamer

Sand, sun and water seem a long way away in the winter, don't they? If we can't BE there, at least we can dream......
Chris Pecherzewski is very proud of her young grand-daughter Anna, who made this wonderful beach scene (her first mini project!)

See more detail in Chris's Picturetrail album.

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Winter Wedding

Carolyn Brown makes fabulous cakes, and much more.

Read all about her in the latest issue of Custom Dollhouses and Miniatures.

Her Website is:

Find other posts about Carolyn by entering her name in the blog's search bar at the top left of the home page.

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Bar none!

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Still Partying?

Thalia Stambaugh's QS scene, featuring a RL sized Asti bottle.

The wine bottle on the table is a plastic sales tag (see
She wrote: I know the corkscrew confetti is out of scale, but I couldn't resist it. I cut very narrow strips of colored paper and wound it very tightly around a straight pin. Then I sprayed it with satin sealer (to make it keep it's shape) and cut it in tiny pieces. I used micro-glitter in red blue and gold to make the regular confetti.

Monday, January 4, 2010

Friday, January 1, 2010

Happy New Year

Wishing you a New Year filled with wondrous possibilities!

See masks by Diane Paone
How to make your own masks