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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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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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Making Tumblers on the Cheap!

January 7, 2011

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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Building the Nyne House Part 4: Main Room Flooring

December 1, 2010

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 Miniature “Stone” Tiles

August 2, 2010

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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Simple Dollhouse Rug Tutorial

July 24, 2010

Not that I’m a seasoned miniaturist pro or anything, but I wanted to share this tutorial on making an a simple rug for your dollhouse. The goal was to not have to go out and buy the materials but use the stuff I already have around the house. So here’s the supply list: Yup, just […]

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