Just before Thanksgiving, my dad, who helped me build The Big House when I was sixteen, passed away. Needless to say, I haven’t done much with minis lately. Because he was in the hospital for a week, plus everything afterward, I got a long way behind on work, and the wherewithal to do minis was just gone.
I plan to continue working on the Big House and finish it in his honor. I had glued in some walls in the bathroom but had to pull them out and redo–this depressed me, so I slowed down.
I did get some canned lights to put in the ceiling, and once I get some wood strips for beams, I’ll install the ceiling, recut the walls, and move on.
Decorating / buying, etc. for Christmas also slowed me down! But I scored a gift certificate to Suzanne and Andrew’s minis. I plan to use that soon, which I hope will inspire me to get in there and get mini again!
Printies in many scales. Wallpaper, books, tablecloths, labels, rugs, fabric patterns, and many, many accessories
Printies (My Small Obsession)
All kinds of links to sites with all kinds of printies (all scales)–wallpaper, flooring, boxes, plates, books, etc etc etc
Wendy's Minis (Pillows galore!)
The beautiful, handcrafted pillows in my collection come from Wendy Smale. In addition to pillows, she offers crystals, minerals, shells, and “scientific collections” for the dollhouse.
Denver Museum of Miniatures, Dolls, and Toys
Lovely museum in a historic house (house is worth the visit, even if you’re not interested in minis). The collection ranges from antiques to modern artisans. Note the extensive tiny circus! The trip through narrow streets of historic Denver is worth it.
Mini Time Machine Museum, Tucson, AZ
Must be seen to be believed. A huge collection of dollhouses and miniature settings made by prominent artisans, as well as a solid collection of antiques, in a beautiful building designed around the collection. All I can say is… Just Go!