Giveaway Winner

This morning I woke up extra early and took the time to print and cut out all the comments from my giveaway post.  I put them all in a big bag and shook them all around, then gave my boyfriend the honour of reaching in and selecting the special one. It was actually a lot of fun :)

Modern Loft Scene

I've got to say this might just be my most favourite mini scene that I've ever done! I was inspired to create for the MinisModernas contest and created this contemporary loft overlooking downtown Vancouver, Canada.  I was inspired by this real life loft space I saw on google which had these large windows and L-shaped sofa and went on from there.


Here it is!  Back in March I hinted about doing a giveaway to celebrate my first year of blogging here on Paper Doll Minis and to thank all my followers for your support and encouragement.
I ran into a few hurdles while making the pieces (thus the delay) but it's finally happening!  Since my first year of blogging with you has consisted of mainly kitchen posts I wanted to carry over that theme.

May New Projects and Finds: Studio and Farmhouse

 A big hello to all my new followers!  It's been awhile here.  The first two weeks after Easter I spent in a rut.  I just could not figure out the windows for the kitchen nook.  Ever get that way when planning things out?  I decided instead to change things up and now I've got a few new projects on the go (and thankfully I also figured out the windows along the way too).

Easy Faux Marble Countertops Tutorial

Marble in miniature, something that many of you miniature bloggers have mastered.  I have finally come up with a cheat sheet for us that struggle.  Using a regular home printer and flimsy printer paper I made faux marble tops.  My first attempt on the left using paint from this post back in September of this year, and on the right my second attempt using paper.

Upper Cabinets

At last a requested and long promised post.  And I'll admit it's a little longer then usual.  I did my best to explain everything and tried to find as many of the process images as I could.  These cabinets were a first run of trial and error and are not perfect by any means, but I do believe can be made very nicely now with the method outlined below.  The best part is the magnetic fronts are totally removable.

Night By The River

A mini update friends, I know I've been away from blogging for a few weeks.  I've done some minor updates to the kitchen: side paneling, under cabinet trim, and beginning to upholster my new kitchen and dining chairs.  Overall everything seems to be mid-project.  The one major renovation is the windows, all punched out and ready for endless landscapes!