Tiny things

#1

My preoccupation with miniatures continues…


Everything in the photos was done with the assistance of the GF, except for some of the book pages that I cut with scissors because I was too lazy to make up an SVG file to make them all uniform.

I still need more books, and bookends, and a lamp, and maybe a little rug… I’m trying really hard to resist the temptation to start building a 1:12 dollhouse, since then I’d just have to figure out how to move it later this year. sigh

Also, I’ve been book-shamed by Pinterest. I was all proud of my tiny books until I saw some online with actual readable pages, which made my blank ones look kinda sad.

I just hate it when some other over-achiever over-achieves my over-achieving!

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#2

:rofl: Yeah, you don’t need to worry…they’re adorable just like that!

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#3

One of my pop up card artist friends makes those (won some international contest awhile back). She has only been doing that sort of paper art stuff for 20 years or so …

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#4

That’s really nice work. I would definitely not have the patience for that.

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#5

Those are really cute…

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#6

Now you’ve got me thinking of doing a miniature version of my office, complete with all the tchotchkes on my bookshelf. :grin:

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#7

Oh, I love all of this! I’m particularly interested in miniatures and you are doing them very very well. Keep going–can’t wait to see what else you make!

How about a hall tree?

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#8

When I get the patterns perfected I’ll post them. :slight_smile:

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#9

It makes it feel more real when it’s like your own stuff. :slight_smile: All the gorgeous Victorian mini furniture online is really pretty, but what appeals to me is “normal” (aka Bohemian style!) things like I’d have in my own house. :slight_smile:

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#10

These are fantastic. So realistic!

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#11

Looks amazing, you have the overachiever gold start in my book!:star_struck:

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#12

Nicely done. Perhaps a miniature moving van is in order as well. As for Pinterest - it is evil and causes ridiculously unrealistic expectations.

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#13

Wow that’s pretty awesome.

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#14

I get that in this forum all the time; and certainly from your stuff, but it inspires a lack of complacency, OTH I was thinking how one could tile their living room with Giant Letters engraved on the tiles.

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#15

It’s satisfying look to these little things! :slight_smile:

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#16

Ooo! I just had an idea! Remember these:

I thought one of those would be fun to have on a wall-of-bookshelves for visiting nieces and nephews to find. Making one that looks like my office (or another room in the house) would be even more magical.

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#17

Way to go on the miniatures! Love the detail on the bookcase and that side table is adorable. You know my answer to not building an entire doll house - built a room (possibly one at the time). You can easily built a room box and - speaking from experience - make an acrylic front - so you don’t have to do the dusting (or you get one of those keyboard vacuum cleaners!).

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#18

Those are really appealing, but I’m not sure I’m ready to try anything smaller than 1:12!

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#19

Pinterest just keeps making me want to make tiny shingles, and porch railings, and stone facades…I actually gave in and started adapting a 1:12 dollhouse pattern to GF, but when I saw how little of it would fit on one 12x20" sheet the reality of its sheer size finally sunk in and convinced me to wait until we move into our LAST last house. (The one we’re moving out of in November was supposed to be our last house. That resolve lasted 7 years. sigh)

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#20

Buying a dollhouse kit would be a lot cheaper than using sheets in the long run. If you can contain yourself… just work on furniture and fixtures and accessories until after you move. And like @dklgood says, make a mini moving van or pod so it is all secured for the big move. :grinning: Otherwise, think modular housing!

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