Wednesday, January 27, 2010

American Miniaturist Dollhouse Magazine

Today, I went to the Mailbox to pick up my mail and as usual, I gave the mail to my youngest daughter because there were Magazines. Imagine her surprise when she got to page 23 of the February 2010 issue of American Miniaturist magazine and discovered the dolls she created in print on that page! When she finally discovered her name in print on the page also, she could not contain herself. She burst out singing her favorite line in the song from the Disney Movie Aladdin "A Whole New World" LOL.

In 2008 (I think it was 2008 LOL) when the girls were on break from school, we created little baby dolls from Polymer Clay. I sent the tutorial to Marlene of and the next thing I knew, I got an email from the editors of AM magazine that I was featured in the February issue this year. I had no idea Marlene had even submitted this tutorial and then when I finally got home and turned to page 86 and saw that my house "Whispering Cove" was featured also, I was blown away. A HUGE Big "Thank You" To Marlene Buffington (Who always encourage & inspire me to try harder ) & Alice Bell for writing this article that was featured in American Miniaturist Magazine. I was so worried about what it would say because I did not "know" about it. I just sent pictures to Marlene as always and Marlene is so observant and conversational, via email & phone calls that she picks up everything and brings it all together (cause she knows I'm kinda shy when it comes to me talking about myself or my work).

This was a HUGE surprise for my Girls & myself. Now, the only problem is, they both want to take the Magazine to school tomorrow (two different schools) and I only have one magazine at the moment LOL. Looks like we'll be flipping a coin in the morning.

I also want to say "Thank You" to my customer Kathy for letting my imagination run wild with this house. It was a Fun project and you were Beautiful to work with! You can buy your own copy of this magazine at There are even some wonderful & beautiful Quarter Scale houses featured in this article! There is also some Gorgeous pottery in miniature scale from Joyce Sterk, an Egyptian burial chamber  created by Sandy Mirque, and Gatle Barillargeon kit bashed a Quarter scale model rail road cottage kit! There is more stuff than what I have listed but alas, I must go read to the girls who are still awake and waiting on me. Hope you all have a GREAT night and Thanks for stopping y to read my blog.

If you all create the dolls from the tutorial, please share the link of your pictures with us in the comment section please! My girls would love to see the pictures (Me too LOL).


Caseymini said...

Hi Tracy, Congrats to you and the girls. Could you scan and print the article for them to take to school? That would prevent an argument.....Maybe.LOL

Kim said...

Congrats to you Tracy and your girls too- how exciting it must be for them!!

wenlaine said...

Ohh, how great is that?? Congratulations on the article Tracy, and I'm so very proud of your girls. They must be terribly excited!
I agree with Casey, scanning the article might be the answer.

MinisOnTheEdge said...

Thank you Casey, Kim & Wendy!! Sarah told Rachel she could take it first (they want the REAL article LOL) but Rachel forgot it so Sarah took it to school today. I had to order some copies for my parents and I ordered one for each of the girls to keep. They really are excited about this.

Daisy said...

Congrats to all!!!I would like to see!!!