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Making it Snazzy!

March 12, 2012

After some user feedback and working on 3 different prototypes, I’ve settled on a more refined and easier to assemble version of the VIKAesque wood kit. In addition to an upgraded design, the whole thing is now cut entirely from Baltic Birch plywood (previous version was a hybrid of bamboo and birch) so there should be a […]

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Painting Acrylic, A Review of Sorts

June 27, 2011

I tried painting acrylic before, but it just didn’t look right (not without a bunch of work). But I got tipped off on an easier method from the Shopping Sherpa when she painted her powder blue Panton chair black. SS mentioned using spray paint specifically for plastic, by Tamiya which is widely used by RC hobbyists. Sounds obvious […]

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Amazing Minis in May Etsy Treasuries

June 1, 2011

I broke my personal best on Etsy treasuries featured in a month. The previous record was in January with 8 features. The reason I got so many then was because I posted a listing every day that month (well, I did miss a few days..) for the 30 Days of Etsy Challenge. That lead to […]

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My New Buy..

May 23, 2011

Yep, you know you’re a miniaturist when getting tools for mini making excites you. The most recent buy for me is a 6 inch digital caliper by Cen-Tech. I purchased it at Harbor Freight Tools near my home. I found this company when I was looking into purchasing a small table saw and was informed that […]

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Make a Light Box for Miniature Photography for Under $5

May 16, 2011

Warning: this post is more so about photographing minis than minis itself! Also – if you don’t want to read the summary of photography lighting, go strait to page 2 for my directions on making a homemade light box. A big reason for my being such stickler for details with the minis I make and […]

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Warning to Etsy Sellers

March 23, 2011

I’m not entirely sure why, but there has been a huge number of people finding me on Etsy and contacting me and a few friends trying to sell me either web marketing services, web design services, or all of the above. Personally speaking, I have about 12 years of web/graphic design and programming experience and […]

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Creatology Dollhouse with Veranda Pictorial Instructions

March 10, 2011

Ever since writing the first post on the Creatology dollhouse, I find my blog getting quite a few hits from the search engine from people who were looking for the instructions. Since I didn’t actually have instructions, I thought it would be useful to put some pictorial directions/tips together as I was assembling a new […]

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Midwest Products Easy Cutter Ultimate

February 26, 2011

Out of all the wood suppliers I’ve used, I found the basswood sheets from Midwest Products to be my favorite. The cuts seem to be cleaner and I don’t have to do as much work to get rid of the fuzzies from the wood. If you plan on buying from the Midwest Products site, I […]

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31 Days of Etsy Challenge 2011 Wrap Up

February 3, 2011

With the challenge being over and things settling down, I finally have some time to write my wrap up post on the 31 Days of Etsy Challenge. Here are the weekly reviews: Day 1, the kickstart post! Week 1 Review Week 2 Review Week 3 Review Week 4 Review Week 5 Review, the last 3 […]

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ScrapBook Paper for Minis! My Recent Acquisitions

January 10, 2011

I went on a mini-shopping spree for minis last week! I’m quite pleased with some of my purchases. The hardware store had contact paper that had a Faux leather print on it. ZOMG the possibilities! It would work great as flooring, but I think I’ve found my Nyne kitchen floor! But while at the craft […]

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