Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Giveaway, giveaway and more giveways...

The miniature world of blogs is ripe these days with lovelies and giveaway goodies galore. 

Drawing 9/7, Miniature Dreams was one of the first miniature blogs I stumbled upon.  Susanne's style and taste is right up my miniature alley.  She is celebrating 300+ followers.

Drawing 9/14, Miniatyrmama  is a blog that I stumbled on early and then lost track of it.  I'm so happy I found it again. Lena is celebrating 400+ followers!

Drawing 9/19,  Le Coffre D'Emilie is a new to me blog but I'm so happy to have come across it.  Emilie is celebrating one year anniversary of blogging.  Her creations are whimsical and lovely.

And a special thanks to all my followers!   I promise to have a new post soon.  I've been doing lots of research on the 1930's including watching a lot of old movies. This one I've seen a few times but it never gets old...

Friday, August 20, 2010

Wonderful giveaway...


Tuesday, August 17, 2010

The next project...

The kids are back to school in a week so I'll finally get more time for mini making.  The Daydream cottage still needs some details worked on but I'm itching to get started on another project.

I've decided my next project will be the Strawberry Patch since it is essentially already built.  The strawberry patch has a small attic which is great for storage but not livable.  I've decided to do a little kit bashing and replace the roof with a mansard roof with a removable front.   

Here it is mocked up in cardboard...

Originally, I was thinking of making it a kind of timeless glamorous townhouse but I recently rewatched the movie, Easy Virtue, set in 1929 and I was intrigued with the American character, Larita. 

So for now, the townhouse will be set in London in the 1930's with a glamorous Jean Harlow type actress residing.

The research should be fun!  Any suggestions for research sources or appropriate mini sources would be much appreciated!

Friday, August 13, 2010

Lovely Hat!

I haven't had much time for mini making at the summer wraps up but I seem to find time to shop!  Yesterday in the mail, I received this exquisite Edwardian Hat from Kat the Hat Lady.  I'll have to come up with an Edwardian scene to place it in. I'm in love with it and so is Emerson...

Friday, August 6, 2010

Craiglist Kits

I bought these two kits on Craiglist.  They are S/W crafts Victorian Stucco Cottage and Lakeside Manor.  Does anyone have any information on these kits? I'm having a hard time find information on the world-wide web. I believe the company went out of business in the 80's.  They should be fun to work with!

Monday, August 2, 2010

A Gift from Minnimumm...

I came back from a relaxing week in the mountains to find this lovely gift from Nina at Minimumm.  I was lucky enough to become her 100 follower!  She also sent a postcard of where she lives in Germany.  Such a beautiful place!

Thank you Nina!  They go very nicely in the Daydream Cottage bathroom!