Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Favorite Posts of 2011 - Link Party

I've often visited decorating and crafting blogs that offer link parties. A link party is a blog post that visitors may contribute a photo from their blog and a link to their post. It's a fun way to get inspired, meet new friends and show your stuff!

Since there are so many talented people with blogs about miniatures, I thought it would be fun to create a link party so that participants may share their favorite blog post of the year from their blog.

I'll start with my favorite post of the 2011:
Miniature Roses Tutorial (found here). I had fun creating these roses to go into my florist box kits.

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Merry Christmas - True2Scale

Please enjoy this festive display created by Pilar. She used the glitter church, windmill and barn kits. Thank you for sharing, Pilar!

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

50 Miniature Christmas Tutorials

I should be doing numerous things to prepare for the holidays — shopping, cleaning, decorating— but instead I am thinking about what fun it would be to try some holiday-themed tutorials! Here are a few links that I have collected:
  1. Bow making Andrea Thieck
  2. Polymer clay candles My Small Obsession
  3. Ham Slices Daniela Nielsen via YouTube
  4. Turkey with garnish Julie Old Crow via The Mini Food Blog
  5. Oranges Angie Scarr
  6. Candy and caning Chrissy via CDHM
  7. AIM 2011 advent calendar (24 projects)
  8. AIM 2010 advent calendar (24 projects)
  9. AIM 2009 advent calendar (24 projects)
  10. Christmas tree Victoria Miniland
  11. Beaded Santa Victoria Minland
  12. Tiny snowman Victoria Miniland
  13. Fire for your fireplace Merry Jingle
  14. Gingerbread Stephanie Kilglast via CDHM
  15. Egg nog Mary Eccher
  16. Christmas pudding Mary Eccher
  17. Christmas punch Mary Eccher
  18. Hedgehog cake Todd Toys and Miniatures.com
  19. Wreath and candles Todd Toys and Miniatures.com
  20. Christmas cake Todd Toys and Miniatures.com
  21. Poinsettia Abby Benner via CDHM
  22. Leg of lamb Linda Cummings via CDHM
  23. Straw ornaments Miniatures & masions de poupées
  24. Mistletoe Miniatures & masions de poupées
  25. Christmas boxes True2Scale
  26. Christmas cactus about.com
  27. Needlepoint stocking about.com
  28. Swedish Christmas Joann Swanson
  29. Cookies Pine Studio
  30. Gingerbread house Pine Studio
  31. Ornaments Smallwood Village
  32. Toys in 1/144 scale Frances Armstrong
  33. Shopping bag and gift box On The Scene
  34. Christmas tree skirt pattern Laurel Wheeler
  35. Ornament box Christine Woolsey
  36. Printable sleigh about.com
  37. Toy soldiers box Natalie Gayle Miniatures
  38. Seashell angel Butterfly Dreams
  39. Printable wrapping paper 1 and 2 Jean Day
  40. Printable nativity scene Jean Day
  41. Printable micro Christmas room Jean Day
  42. Wrapping paper TreeFeathers
  43. Victorian Christmas cards TreeFeathers
  44. Sheet Music TreeFeathers
  45. Ornament boxes TreeFeathers
  46. Gift boxes 1 and 2 TreeFeathers
  47. Gift bags Treefeathers
  48. Tinsel tree Puchicollective
  49. Teapot from polymer clay Christel Jensen via YouTube
  50. Cheesecake Christel Jensen
Additional holiday tutorials shared by readers:
 If you would like to share a link to a holiday tutorial, please leave a comment below.