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Green Vikaesque Kit Assembled

Making it Snazzy!

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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How to Make a Photography Lightbox for Under $5

Make a Light Box for Miniature Photography for Under $5

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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make cheap miniature tumblers cups

Making Tumblers on the Cheap!

I have a habit of thinking in miniature ALL THE TIME, so I am always on the lookout for 1:1 scale stuff that I can repurpose into something in 1:12 scale. In a recent trip to HomeDepot, I spied these end caps for the ClosetMaid shelving units and immediately thought “dollhouse cups!” They’re made of rubber but […]

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nyne wood floors band-it details

Building the Nyne House Part 4: Main Room Flooring

This is going to be a long post with lots of pictures. While it is still work on the Nyne, this is largely an experiment/how-to-guide using Band-It wood veneer strips, wood filler, and wood stain. When conceptualizing the Nyne, my initial idea was to have the floors be removable. To plan for that, I cut […]

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Making "flagstone" tiles out of polymer clay

Making Miniature “Stone” Tiles

I knew I wanted to have my Coventry Cottage’s porch to have “flagstone” flooring and I didn’t want to buy those floor sheets, partially because I’m poor, but mostly because it doesn’t look real enough for me. The next best solution was to make the “stone” tiles and grout them on myself. This is a short […]

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