June This and That

An unexpected blip in my blogging as I jumped into helping my sister move the last couple of weeks.  I think we all underestimated the amount of things she had gathered and time it would take.  After all the packing/unpacking and crafting, what was supposed to be one week turned into three!

Here are a couple things that have been going on during my absence:

CC2017: Modern Dollhouse Design

My small 'cabin' didn't stay small for long!

I've figured out my changes to the structure design and completed most of the base construction.  I just need to cut and frame out the many windows.  I've decided to go contemporary with concrete, wood, and glass.  I felt like a flat roof would be more suited to this style but I want to keep the essence of the kit as much as possible.  So it will be a mix of flat and angled roof lines.

Change Up in the Studio! CC2017


I had grand plans for Valentine's day last month; a marble fireplace, a city view, and chocolates!  I knew I needed a new project to inspire me.  I recently read 10 Newbie Dollhouse Mistakes and How to Fix Them by Small House models and realized I'd actually made a bunch of them.  Building a huge dollhouse just wasn't helping my creativity and I needed something smaller. 

Modern Laser Cut Kitchen Completed and Breathe Magazine


Some fun news to share! At the end of last year I was asked to contribute some photos for an article in the UK lifestyle magazine Breathe.  The author, Karen Bamford, described what a lot of us enjoy about the hobby, creating and designing things on a smaller scale that we might not get a chance to do in real life.   It's so great to see a focus on modern miniatures and the different approaches people take to create.  There are several other miniaturists work and their shops featured too.

This isn't what I was planning...

While working on a new blog post I somehow got a little too click happy and managed to delete all my pictures off my blog.

Yep.

Great start to 2017.

So I'll be back with new posts (and all the old ones)...  This just wasn't what I'd hoped to start off with.