Backyard Patio Retreat: The Base


After some time away to recharge, I'm back with an exciting project!  I've teamed up with Hobby Builders Supply/ miniatures.com to create a summer scene featuring a few outdoor items from their catalogue.

This in-depth weekly series will take you through my build from start to finish as I create a modern miniature deck and patio space.   I've done my best to use accessible materials and tools as well as provide tutorials and tips throughout (from faux finishes to electrical).  This is probably my most step-by-step build-a-long yet!  Today we're starting with the base of the build with the structure, the stairs, and flooring.

Birthday Celebration Winner

Hi everyone!  Thank you so so much for all your comments and kind words on my last post!  I read through every single one.   It was great to see some familiar names and ones I haven't heard from in a while too.  I was so overwhelmed with all your love and encouragement!

Birthday Party Giveaway

It's my birthday, and we're celebrating!  It's my 3-0 and you're all invited to my mini party! To make it extra special I'm doing a giveaway to mark the occasion too.  One lucky winner will receive a Shapeways gift card to purchase some minis (details at the bottom of this post)!
Let me show you around!


Valentine's Day 2019

Happy Valentine's day all my mini readers!  My life is definitely better with all of you in it! It's always nice to take out the seasonal minis and do up a scene.

1st and 2nd Floors

I'm very pleased to share an updated tour of the dollhouse on the blog today, including a video!  The first and second floors are glued together and primed, and the windows have been cut and painted.  The last of the structural design dilemmas were sorted during this process (which caused quite a bit of delay) and the house now features many more accessibility points.