Backyard Patio Retreat: Landscaping



One more week until the big reveal!  Today is a bit of a teaser because I don't want to give the whole scene away just yet.  I've got some behind the scene photos of how I got the planters ready and how I used the tree and flower materials from Hobby Builders Supply/ miniatures.com.  A few final touchups and I'll be ready to have you all over! 


Backyard Patio Retreat: Lighting

Nothing adds magic to a miniature scene like lighting!  I've added two modern outdoor lighting options on my patio, including one that might surprise you...  Any guesses as to what these miniature deck lights are made from?

Drawer Pulls! Turns out these cute hardware pulls from miniatures.com don't just look great on your kitchen cabinets, they also have the perfect shape and style to direct the light down just like the real thing!  The patio now has the perfect glow!

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.

Dollhouse Nursery Collection

I have been so looking forward to sharing these amazing handcrafted miniatures with you all.  For Christmas this year my boyfriend surprised me with some major miniature love.  I kind of knew a mini mitre saw was in the works, but I hadn't been expecting the surprise nursey collection he gifted me as well.  It was the best surprise!