Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Words Of Inspiration, Dollhouse Style

I'm Working on some dollhouse projects and decided since I haven't been posting on my blog as much, I'd add my Facebook Thoughts of the day here on my blog. With that, I'd add some eye candy I found while sorting though one of my old photo galleries.

"Today is only one day in all the days that will ever be. But what will happen in all the other days that will ever come can depend on what you do today.” ~ Ernest Hemingway -

What are you up to today my friends?

I'm finishing the base on a primrose dollhouse today... At least, that is my plans :)

Today's eye Candy... The Glencroft

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

The Rosedale 1/2' scale Dollhouse Kit

What a Wonderful treat I have to share with you today! This gorgeous Rosedale Dollhouse has been built. Ive been having the desire to build this for a long time because this is a Space saver! It is 1/2" scale (1/24th Scale, G- Scale, half scale). It's easier to handle because it's smaller. It still took me a while to complete it but it's because I wanted to do more than just paint it.

This Manor has stucco with exposed brick made from an airdry clay. Three Flower Boxes and a tree is decorating this yard. Insides are 4 rooms and a full large attic and a staircase which is painted all white so that the color scheme can be changed up. The size is 13"H x 13"W x 8 1/2" D. It sits on a grassy base with a brick pathway.

If you have had doubts about trying the Greenleaf halfscale kits, I can tell you this, you won't be disappointed because it has all of the wonderful detailed features that is included in their 1" scale models.

Try them! 

Hope you enjoy the pictures of my halfscale Rosedale

Gothic Themed Castle Roombox 1" scale # 2

This is an Enchanting 1" scale Castle Room Display. 

It was such a fun item to create. The stones on the walls are hand sculpted from airdry clay "freestyle" by me without use of molds. Each stone is then painted several various colors to give them each the look of real life stone.  The Fireplace was handmade & has an electrified "fire" with burning embers. 

This roombox also comes with 1 electrified candle stand which has 3 candles. It also has plexiglass on top (movable) and on the front (Unmovable). This was such a fun creation because I totally love Castles and things that has castle elements in them. Here are pictures of this completed creation. I hope it brings a smile to your face as it has done for me.

Sunshine Dollhouse Miniature Cottage

I did finally finish up this Cottage. It took me a long while but It's finished and Here are the pictures.

Welcome to the Sunshine Cottage where it always look sunny! There are birds and even a dog waiting to welcome you to your new home! The insides has 1 room with wood planked floor. There are 2 electrical outlets to add your lamps to give the insides the warmth and realism needed. The Ceiling has a blue floral printed wallpaper  and the windows has a nice white trim.


This cottage has flower vines and bushes adding to the warmth of the place. The front has a coach light. The size of this 1" scale dollhouse is 13" W x 13"D x 15"H . It was a fun build and I hope you enjoy viewing the end results

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Dollhouse Scaled Castle Roombox

I know it's been a while since I blogged. I've been doing minis and I've been finishing up several projects (some from years ago that are way past the halfway finished mark). 

One thing that they all have in common is the fact that they are mostly all castle themed items. I love Castles and Tudor styled cottages so it's been fun to get back to doing some things with that theme. 

A group I belonged to decided to do a summer project. The theme selected was based off of a "Gothic" theme. Each of us had a different idea of what Gothic meant to us, so it was great to see so many projects revealed. Each were so different and unique.

This Castle Roombox pictured below shows one of the projects I worked on. It was a great way to do something small but still be active with my mini projects. I had so much fun with this project and even decided to dress it up with some items I received from Swaps over the past several years. It is 1" scale and I used an air dry clay on this one to create the stone finish. 

The torch (by Judith Andraka)  and fireplace is lit and there is a hole in the floor (between the grout lines) so that a Candle Stand can be hooked up to the electric underneath. It was something I added later on because I like a lot of lights in our Miniature settings.

 This is the room box while empty

This is the outsides of the roombox

I'm working on a few more smaller miniature projects and will post about those too soon. Thank You for stopping by to view my Blog!

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Saturday, June 16, 2012

Greenleaf Dollhouses Spring Fling 2012

Well, I had hoped to be finished with this cute cottage but I did not get the opportunity to do it. I was rear ended earlier last week and I its been a literal pain in the neck. I was able to get a little bit further since the last blog post because I had started adding some color to this Cottage the morning of the accident and was only able to add a little more paint color to age the first coats of paint after the accident.

I had a different color combo in my mind but for some reason, my creative juices choose to change to these colors instead and I must say, I am loving it and has received nothing but Great replies from people who have already seen pictures of it online. 

I used the upgraded roof and door and of course, I did my own editing of the kit too. I still have more paint colors I would like to add. Also, there is still a lot of landscaping that needs to be done. I haven't been able to work on this but I will share the pictures of it as soon as I do. So here is a little "Eye Candy" for you today!

Thanks for stopping by to view my blog! Wishing you all a Fantastic day!

Tracy   ✿◠‿◠

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Greenleaf Dollhouse Miniature Spring Fling 2012

I started on my Spring Fling Dollhouse Kit a few weeks ago and so much has been going on, I still have not completed it. I did want to share this picture of it with you all. I am also building another one but it is not finished yet either.

I have a little more done to this one than it shows in this pictures. I have shingles on the cute house . I Love it!

 I love the size and the design of it. I  was so happy that it came with various roof options and different door designs. It makes it so easy to change it up from the basic kit. If you build multiple kits, you can have a different look because you can change the elevation of it by just adding a different upgrade kit to it.

If you still are on the fence about buying this years Spring Fling dollhouse kit, I say get off the fence and buy one today! You have plenty of time to enter the contest also! This year Greenleaf Dollhouses has extended the deadline for submission. 

To Purchase this kit and to see the official rules to enter this years contest, click here:

I'll add more pictures when I am able to work on this again. Thank you for stopping by to read my blog!!


Saturday, May 12, 2012

Greeting Card Dollhouse Miniature Gift Part 2

You can see Part 1 of this Tutorial by clicking HERE

The Next Step is to get some of your favorite pictures and scan them in and shrink them to fit your miniature card scene. Then print them out on card stock and cut them out. Take your ModPodge and add it to the back of your picture and to a contrasting color of card stock then add the picture centered and then smooth out and add more ModPodge on top like this:

when that dries, cut and fold your contrasting color card stock so that it will be the frame and look like this:

 back side

Fold it and Glue it. This is a side view.

front view:

I took several of my favorite pictures. One of my two brothers and I when we were little and a recent one of my Mom and added ModPodge and cut them out.  I then  glued them directly to the greeting card.

I Then added my iron fencing and more flowers around it like this:

I then added leaves to the back of the card around the base:

Here are pictures of other greeting card scenes I have done in the past so don't forget to be imaginative!!

I used that card twice but did the settings different with each one pictured below. The cloths are Jean Day's designs:

This was a Thank you card I gave to my fitness instructor back in the day when I still worked out at the gym and not at home:

Thanks so much for stopping by and please leave a comment and let me know if you liked this tutorial and want more in the future!

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Greeting Card Dollhouse Miniature Gift Part 1

I always look for creative ways to share my love of minis with my friends and family that are not really "into" the dollhouse mini thing. Back in 2008, I decided to start making Greeting card gifts. I had two friends who were pregnant and thought of a great idea. I showed photos of it to others and they began to make them for their family and friends too. A few months ago, I wanted to let my Mom know how much she means to me and I thought the Greeting card gift would be perfect for her. I took pictures this time to share it with you! This is a picture of the finished product you will be making:

Supplies Needed are:
1. scissors
2. hot glue gun & glue sticks
3. card board
4. contact paper
5. sheet moss
6. miniature flowers and leaves
7. Cake pillar
8. Greeting card
9. Plastic fencing
10. printer & scanner (so you can scan pictures in and print them off)
11. Modge Podge

Take your cardboard and your greeting card and cut the cardboard a little bit bigger than the card. This will become your base.

 Now, put your card aside and take your cardboard and contact paper. Trace around your cardboard base about 1/2" away and around your cardboard base like this:

Now, cut along your traced line. Peel off the backing of your contact paper and center your cardboard on it. Press down hard so it will adhere to your base. Now, cut at your corners like this (I drew a line so you can see where I made these cuts) :

 Now, fold it over like this:

Then this:

Cut off these extra edges carefully so that none of the cardboard show. You are only cutting off the excess contact paper so that the ends will look like this:

and the back will look like this:

Now, get your card and hot glue gun. Glue your card on the base like this. Please note that the cardboard should be showing on this side!! Leave some of the base out behind the card. Do not glue it flush to the edge of the base.

Now, take your Hot Glue Gun and add glue to the base like this:

Now add some Moss like this and press down hard so that it will adhere to the glue and base:

Continue that step until your entire base is covered like this:

Now take your fence (You can also choose not to use fence or you can use a wood picket fence). I had already painted and aged mine but they come in black or white. You want to take some sharp scissors and cut them like this:

I used only these parts:

Now Take Your Cake Pillar and add a piece of card stock to cover the opening at the top:

Now take your glue gun and add your leaves or flowers around the bottom of your pillar:

Now glue the pillar to the moss base and press down:

You can find Part 2 HERE . I'll add the link in this post as soon as I am finished adding the pictures.

Thank you for stopping by and viewing my blog. Please feel free to leave a comment so I'll know if you are interested in more tutorials by me.

Wishing You a Wonderful Day!!


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Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Tom Bishop International Miniature Show, Part 2

My friend Deana, sent me pictures that she took at the Bishop show of some really cool Steampunk items she found and she said I could share them with you all. These items were created by Rainbow hand and Kathy.  These are some truly Wonderful items for those of us who love to look at Stempunkery. Check these out:

She also had the opportunity to go to the IMA show (I didn't get the chance to go) and she took pictures of a Fantastic Tree house. She said it was created by M.R. Daniels   Isn't it fabulous?

The only things I purchased this year at the show were flower kits from Pepperwood Miniatures  I bought some of her Morning Glories. I have a feeling I am going to want more of her flowers. I was looking for petunias but it seems that must be a hard one because I did not find those anywhere at the show. I also bought some supplies from Templewood Miniatures I took a class a few years ago with Katheryn and learned how to create several flowers using cold porcelain.

I also took pictures of the other houses Rik had for sale at the Bishop show

Rapunzel's Tower

 Smugglers Cottage

 Florean Fortescue's Ice Cream Parlor
(this is the next Project, I will work on)

Thank You again for stopping by to read my blog!! Wishing You a Fantastic Day doing Miniature!! I would like to give a Special Thank you to Deana for sharing her pictures with us all!!

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