Friday, December 24, 2010

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Decorating the Tree

With little shaped sequins.

From the craft dept. at Wal Mart

Saturday, December 18, 2010


A garage sale find: a little canoe shaped shelf unit.

Needs a little paint and fixing up.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010


Finally have had time to work on new laundry room "junk" room. Such fun.

Monday, December 6, 2010

Christmas present

A small house kit. Yay! I can learn how to build a "real" doll house. It's from a Greenleaf.

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Beginning to look like Christmas...

Would Buddha have a Christmas tree?
The blue vase is new, made by my husband on his lathe.

I didn't expect to find Minis at Home Depot!
These are for those little outdoor town scenes.
TWO battery lit trees for 8 dollars.
I clipped one of them off and clipped and stripped part of the wire. Poked it through a hole in the wall and then re-connected the ends to hide the battery pack behind the house.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Changing rooms

I am not loving my 'black' room and I have an urge
to create a utility/cleaning/laundry room/pantry/junk room.

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Decorating with fishes

I was at a sporting store and found these funky soft plastic fishes on sale. They were fishing lures before they moved into my bedroom.

Friday, September 24, 2010

My new umbrella

Thank you CM at Left coast Minis!

Monday, September 20, 2010


This is wonderful. It's sold at 'Modern Miniatures by Nue"

Friday, September 17, 2010

A bath tub .. finally

Another self made item. The tub is a margarine tub
with a balsa wood surround that is clad with shiny white art paper.
The faucet is part of a key chain.
I just noticed that gap between the wall and ceiling,
 I need to patch that up.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Wall sconces and vases

My hubby made this little "marble" vase. He turned it on a lathe.
Here are two wall sconces and a matching vase made of a marblized yellow acrylic.
I just need to install them with some light bulbs in the wall. Nice huh?

Sunday, August 29, 2010


I am so happy to have this put back together
(and lit up like a Christmas tree):
Lights are in and some decorations and furniture.

I sawed off parts of this ikea bunk bed and spray painted it red.
Created a coverlet, pillow and mattress.
I am trying to make some of my decors and funiture instead of buying them.

This light is a "silk" flower branch with LED's inserted. (don't try this with normal light bulbs as it could catch on fire). The accessories and one cushion are Re-ment, plant post and bowl are garage sale purchases.
The pagoda from the local asian food market.
Self made cushions, towels and bench.
The bench is popsicle stick legs and foam core wrapped in fabric.

Monday, August 23, 2010

Bathroom light fixtures

I am very happy with how these turned out.

The beautiful pendant light was created on a lathe by my husband. I sent him a link to Shopping Sherpa's visit to Robert Boot's studio: and he got inspired.

I can't wait to finish all these lights so I can get back to playing.

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Painter's Pyramids

These look like something that could be used in a modern mini house.
From the "Woodcraft" hobby store.

Saturday, August 21, 2010

LED Mini Light fixtures

These hanging lights are made out of shade pulls and silver painted plastic coffee stir sticks.

Shade pulls mounted with duct tape on a silver painted bamboo skewer make an ok pole lamp.

All of the shades in my house are missing the little plastic pulls.
(They work fine without them)

This is a straw and half a ping pong ball stuck into one of those plastic goodies that they put in the middle of the pizza when they put it in a box.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010


Bright enought see what you're cooking.

Two rooms done, 4 more to go.

Monday, August 9, 2010

New LED lights

Lights from Evan Designs.
They are a brighter LED than I used previously.
To install I have to take the house apart. I'm glad it's modular..

Trying them out in daylight.
And after dark

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

All the way from Australia

Norma's little black & white dotted couch
looks great in my black and white room:
Thank you Norma!

Sunday, August 1, 2010


I hand sewed them
but I think machine stitching would look smoother


These are my favorites.
The fabric choice seems to be very important for mini-pillows.


Sunday, July 25, 2010

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Is this the saddest thing you've ever seen?

I tried to re-cover a chair and foot stool in different fabric.

It looked so bad that I tore the whole chair apart:
Take that you evil chair!

Seriously though: I like to take things
apart to learn how they're made.

These attempts were a little more successful:
(with the emphasis on little)
A little wooden bed.
I still need to paint a design on it.

A couch/bench thingy.
Or maybe it could be a massage table for the Zen/Spa room.

In any case, I have great admiration for people who create miniatures.
It is a lot more difficult than I thought it would be.
Every little imperfection gets magnified at small scale!

Monday, July 19, 2010

I won something!

And it's very cute:

From Norma at "make mine mini" .
I am one of those people who never win anything.
I'm so happy to win this.
Thanks Norma!