Monday, July 7, 2014

I See the Light!

Ever since I designed the dollhouse nursery collection fabrics, I've dreamed of adding lamps to each collection.  Most of them designed themselves in my head long before my hands went to work, making them a reality. 

Each lamp is handmade by me, the product of my 
over-active imagination.   :)

More to come....


Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Time to Tend to the Garden

In theory, I like gardening in real life.  In reality, what
I really like is the end result of all of that hard
work -- a beautiful garden!  Unless, of course,
the fruit of my labors has been eaten up by the
bugs, trampled down by the neighbors' cats, or otherwise
assaulted by one of nature's forces.  ;)

Gardening in mini, on the other hand, can be
just as challenging, but rarely results in a
sunburn, lol.

The secret to growing a great-looking miniature
plant is, of course, starting with a good
potting soil.  
1/12th Scale Potting Mix by Cindi's Minis

And I thought the mini peeps might need a few 
birdhouses to add interest to the garden.  :)
1/12th Scale Birdhouse Vignette

Closeup of Birdhouse Vignette detail

Happy mini-gardening to all the mini gardeners
out there.  Don't forget the sunscreen!  ;)
by Cindi's Minis.

Thursday, May 15, 2014

BassomBear's Awesome Bears (and other critters)

Bassom Bear (Gayle) has been making beautiful miniature
bears and other critters for a long time.  
She's been selling them on Etsy since January 2007.

Her work is amazing.  This lil chick made his way
across the pond to me a couple of years ago.

She also makes bunnies!

But time moves on, as they say, and Gayle has announced
she's closing her Etsy shop.  So, if you want to
adopt one of her amazing works of miniature art, hurry now
before they're gone!

We wish you well, Gayle, and hope to see your creations
again in the future.  Thank you for raising the
bar for miniature stuffed animals and for
inspiring all of us to be a kid again.


Monday, May 12, 2014

Picnic Supplies for the Dollhouse Peeps

1/12th Scale Picnic Supplies

The weather is warming up and it's time for
the dollhouse peeps to enjoy a bbq in the back yard
or perhaps even a camping trip.  They can
stock up on everything they need at my

 And if they have a little too much fun in
the sun, they may need a few of these 
first aid products afterwards.  ;)
1/12th Scale Health Products
by Cindi's Minis

I have many more items from Cindi's line to list, and
I'll be adding them daily as time allows.
Until next time, happy picnic-ing!  :)

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Breakfast Is Served...

1/12th Scale Breakfast Foods 
by Cindi's Minis

Or, if it's too late for breakfast, perhaps a soft
drink or cocktail might be just what
the dollhouse peeps are thirsting for.

by Cindi's Minis

If your dollhouse inhabitants are looking for
snacks/junk food, too, watch this space for
updates.  :)

Until next time, petit bon appetit!

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Baby Products, Board Games and More! Oh My!

Baby Products and Board Games made by 
Cindy Gonzales of Cindi's Minis
are now available at Whimsy Cottage Minis!

1/12th Scale Box of Diapers, Baby Wipes, Baby Oil,
Baby Lotion, Baby Shampoo, Baby Powder, and Baby Formula
with very thin, professionally printed labels.   These well
made accessories will add a finishing touch to
your dollhouse nursery or roombox.

Choose from a wide variety of popular games
in 1/12th Scale. 

The printing is so sharp and clear!  I really
don't know how Cindy does it!

More to come, so stay tuned...

In the meantime, happy mini-making!  :)

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Invasion of the Monsters...cute, lovable lil monsters!

Monsters -- Mischievous Monsters, to be exact -- have invaded the Whimsy workshop!
Easily amused and in love with all things ironic, I couldn't stop giggling while designing this set.
Turning the feared 'monsters under the bed' fable on its head, I put the monsters 
on top of the bed! 

And then I created accessories for a completely coordinated,
professional look.

A closer look at the 'artwork'

Matching decorator pillows
And, of course, no room would be complete without
coordinating wallpaper.  :)

Also available in halfscale.
1/24th Scale Mischievous Monsters Dressed Bed

Limited edition accessories will be added as I have time.  You can
sign up for my newsletter on my blog if you would
like to receive updates as new items become available. 

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Time Flies When You're Having Fun...

Has it really been a whole year since I last blogged?!?  
Where does the time go?!?

The Mini Les Bois Dollhouse Miniature Show & Sale 2014 was awesome!  I met some new collectors, new artisans, and had a great time.  

My favorite purchase this year:
Too cute for words!

For size comparison, here he is with a penny:

He's been added to my Jungle Babies Nursery Roombox and he looks right at home in there.  :)