Monday, March 26, 2012

50 Miniature Spring Tutorials

If you would like to add a link to the list, please leave a comment. Your suggestions are always welcome!
  1. Customizing a plastic sheep Paizley Pawz
  2. Needle felted sheep
  3. Grass Steve via
  4. Stone wall Carol Jones via YouTube
  5. Cold porcelain daffodils Diane Harfield via YouTube
  6. Baskets from paper Alice Zinn
  7. Wicker basket Miniatures & maisons de poupées
  8. Oval basket
  9. Bunny-shaped wooden basket babsiluv
  10. Hat straw basket Doll Artists' Workshop
  11. Opened parasol Gisele's Miniature Creations
  12. Easter Peddler's Cart Joann L. Swanson
  13. Leeks Angie Scarr
  14. Pansies Alice Buerkle
  15. Roof thatching Earth and Tree
  16. Hats Cynthia Howe
  17. Straw hat Jean Day
  18. Printable hat box Jean Day
  19. Fantasy fairy wings Deb Wood via CDHM
  20. Watering can 1inchscaleminisbykris
  21. Coloring Easter eggs Mary Eccher
  22. Baby in a christening gown Doll Artists' Workshop
  23. Printables for baby Erika via Picasa
  24. Duck or bunny slippers Doll Artists' Workshop
  25. Chocolate bunnies
  26. Hat-shaped cake
  27. Easter cookies
  28. Ham cane and slices drn7ztfsj via YouTube
  29. Scene inside of egg
  30. Chocolate Easter eggs
  31. Marshmallow Easter treats
  32. Easter cupcakes
  33. Easter lilies
  34. Vintage seed packets printable Jean Day
  35. Chicks
  36. Easter egg tree MsMiniLover via YouTube
  37. Bread ring Joannesminis via YouTube
  38. Birdhouses Joannesminis via YouTube
  39. Birds nest
  40. Bird cage Court of Gypsies Miniatures
  41. Wicker bird cage
  42. Paper tulips Brenda Shahzada via My Small Obsession
  43. Tulips
  44. Irises
  45. Pussy willows
  46. Narcissus (in Italian) Pressature con il microonde
  47. Jonquils (French) Les Maisons de Miki 
  48. Printable flower pots True2Scale
  49. Easter bunny mold clayminis 
  50. Bunny cross stitch pattern Minna
Additional tutorials suggested by readers:

Friday, March 23, 2012

A Retreat into Quarter Scale

I was fortunate to be invited to an annual retreat for miniaturists. Last weekend, thirteen talented ladies gathered in a lovely house in the countryside for four days. We laughed, ate well, and shared our passion for miniatures while working on individual projects.

I took the opportunity to try a 1:48 scale Corner Shop from Petite Properties. Even though I have been hesitant to work in this small scale, I've really enjoyed it so far. I'm using the basic shell pieces that were provided, and creating the rest from bits and pieces of paper and wire. I think it will become a French flower shop. I hope to post more pics of it as it progresses.

The flooring is made from individual pieces of painted paper.

Ceiling of the first floor.

Saturday, March 10, 2012

The Online Show - Shopping in My Pajamas

How often can you shop for minis from all over the world, dressed in your pajamas? If you haven't already stopped by the online show, you may wish to drop in for a visit. There are so many dealers! I bought a couple of lovely kits from Jean Day. I'm looking forward to putting these together!

Thursday, March 1, 2012

New Item for the Atlanta Show

I hope to see you in Atlanta this weekend. We'll have our newest item with us  – blue decals. They would be just lovely with some bright yellow narcissus. I think I just added another item to my list of "kits to create"!

Have a wonderful weekend!

Blue decal set shown with 1:24 scale glitter houses.