Monday, December 26, 2011

New Mini of the Week on the teamMIDS Blog :)

Mini of the Week - Special Year End Edition

Too many photos to repost, so do check it out here.  :)

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Blog Giveaway Winner!

Wow!  It's already time for the drawing.  That went fast!
I printed all the names onto paper, cut out the names, folded each one,
and placed them into a beautiful vintage cranberry glass compote.
So many names can fit in such a small space!  :)

I enlisted the help of my hubby, aka "Mr. Whims" to draw the name for me.
And the winner is .... (drum roll please)....
..... Snowfern!  Congratulations!!!!  

Snowfern, please send me your address so I can send your miniature laptop bag to you!

Thank you, everyone, for participating in my first ever Giveaway.  I've discovered some great blogs I look forward to spending some time clicking around in all of them now.  :)

46 and Counting ... :)

Wow!  46 followers and counting.  Will today be the day
we reach 50?!?  I think maybe so!

Thank you to all of my new Followers, you are all included
in the drawing.  Only four more to go...


Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Update! Update! Read all about it .. ;)

Thank you to all of my new followers and
to everyone that has helped
spread the word about my Blog Giveaway!
I'm up to 29 Followers!  More than
halfway to the goal of 50!!!
Please keep spreading the word and
soon it will be time to draw the winner!!!  :)

This is the new Mini of the Week on the
teamMIDS Blog.  Check it out here.  :)

Friday, November 18, 2011

Good morning, everyone

Good morning!  It's Friday -- Yay!   What are your plans for the weekend?  I'm hoping to tidy up my workroom and then make it messy again making minis all weekend.  ;)

Oh, and I must mention that Cindy of Snowfern is hosting a special blog giveaway too!  There are several ways to enter for a chance to win this delectable selection of tiny goodies!
Check out her blog for details!
(Oh, how I loooove the cupcake cookies!!)

We have a few Treasury Alerts today as well.  Blue Kitty Miniatures has included one of my 1/12th scale handbags in this treasury, On the Road, themed around items that would go into a gypsy caravan.  What a fun collection!
This Plum Purple Passion treasury by Helen of Gem2thei includes my 1/12th Scale Purple Rolling Luggage Set and is great eye candy for purple lovers everywhere! 
And last but not least is this adorable cottage-themed treasury, Cottage Delight, by Jamie of 
My Pink Poppy,  features my fully furnished 1/144th scale cottage.  :D

And now, without further ado, it's time for Favorite Finds!  Yay!

1/12th Scale Afghan by Black Leopard Creations

 1/12th Scale Raspberry Cake by Snowfern
(Did anyone just see me wipe the drool from my chin?!?  ;))

1/12th Scale Wedding Cake by Blue Kitty Miniatures

And last but not least, these beautiful
1/12th Scale Hydrangeas by Mostly Art

No particular theme to this week's picks, just wonderful little pretties that caught my eye.  :)

And now I'm off to find some coffee and then to get started on tidying up my workroom.  This could take awhile... might need to call in reinforcements.  ;)

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Blog Giveaway Update

Today I have some photos for you of the upcoming 
Blog Giveaway!
A leopard print laptop bag with classy
black trim and aged brass accessories.
(I apologize for the poor quality photo
in this view, but alas, I am
a miniaturist and not a photographer ;)
I am continually working
on improving the quality of my photos.
If anyone has a suggestion for a 
good light box, please leave me a comment
and let me know!  Thanks!)

And now for the details of the Giveaway.  When I 
reach 50 Followers on this Blog,
the names of all 50 will be placed into
a bowl and a winner drawn at random.  :)

Please help me spread the word!  
Thanks so much!

Friday, November 4, 2011

I need. I want. I want. I need! ;)

Ok, maybe I just want, but really, who can blame me??  These miniatures are fantastic!

Who remembers Carnac the Magnificient -- the infamous Johnny Carson character with the big poofy genie hat?  He'd put a sealed envelope up to his forehead and answer the question that was contained inside.  Well, picture me with a mousepad up to my forehead as I type the following:
I predict that sooner or later, some of these miniatures will find their way into my
shopping cart.  ;)

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Treasury Alert and an Announcement ;)

Firstly, (is that a word??), NJWeddings has included my fully furnished 1/144th scale cottage in this lovely "Secret Garden" Treasury.  Thank you, NJ!  :)

Secondly,  an announcement ~ I'm preparing something special for a Blog Giveaway ... pics coming soon!  I'm thinking about setting the goal for 50 Followers .. when reached, the names of ALL the followers will go into a bowl and a winner will be chosen at random.   I'm really new at this, so please feel free to make comments or suggestions.  :)

Friday, October 28, 2011

New Listings in my Etsy Shop

Last week I was a busy bee making new luggage sets for my Etsy shop.  I currently have five 3 piece luggage sets available.

 3 Piece Green Tapestry-look Rolling Luggage Set

3 Piece Purple Rolling Luggage Set

3 Piece Black and Gray Rolling Luggage Set

My luggage design has been evolving for about 20 years now.  Remember when roller luggage first came out and the roller mechanism was on the outside of the luggage?  Well, no sooner had I perfected that design in miniature when the roller mechanism moved to the inside of the luggage!  This was good news for life-size travellers but produced a few sleepless nights for me as I worked to miniaturize the latest version of travelling technology.  ;)

The sets in my shop are currently three piece sets, but coordinating pieces such as purses, cosmetic bags, laptop bags, etc. are available for some designs.  More coordinated accessories are in the works, so please do check back to see what's new!

And now I'm off to buy some more supplies so I can make more mini's!  :)

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Treasury Alert!

EmmaEileen has curated this adorable Dollhouse treasury and featured one of my 1/144th Scale Micro Mini Dollhouses.  Thanks, Emma! 

Monday, October 17, 2011

Monday, October 10, 2011

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Treasury Alert!

Oh cool, my miniature peanut butter kisses cookies are featured in this treasury by MaDoodle.  Thank you, MaDoodle!  :)

Chapter One!

Hello and welcome to my blog.  It is obviously a work in progress... but I have great aspirations for it.  So stay tuned for more to come!  :)