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I've been into dollhouse miniatures since the early 1990's now and when I realized how much I've learned during that time, I thought I'd make a blog to share my knowledge with others. I'm mostly auto-deduct, but always found help on the Internet and in specific books. The mini-world starts and ends with your own imagination, so let there be no limit. And never say : I CAN'T .... because you can, you just need to try and have the necessary know-how. And that's the main reason why I started this blog, because I wanna share what I know with newbies in the miniature world or anybody else who might be interested in sharing what I've learned so far. So, hopefully, I'll be able to provide some useful hints, tips and tricks for those of you out there just starting with this wonderful hobby

February 24, 2012

Ideas from dollhouse.tv

www.dollhouse.tv

This is definitely a very helpful thing. If you subscribe (via www.hobbyworld.tv) you can watch tons of videos showing lots of ideas on how to create your own miniatures. My absolute favorite is the late Joyce Dean, she was a real miniaturist at heart. I made a lot of items with her help, it's all about the know-how.

For example, this little leather purse    


Or this cute little artist portfolio  

Another one : the Cooler Bag  

February 23, 2012

The Letters On the Box :-)





I guess you all know these tiny little noodles your mum put in your soup when you were a child. Well here is a "recycled" version of them, lol. You may color them with any acrylic paint and glue them on. I also use them on doors sometimes, give's a nice little touch too.

One day, when I was buying groceries in the supermarket, I kinda stumbles over these packages of noodles and there, I had the idea of trying this .... and it works, these things stay hard as long as you keep them dry .... have fun 😸

See ya
Dany


February 21, 2012

THE SAME CHAIR IN LEATHER


Here's the leather version of my little chair, as you can see, it's the same model, with the variation of having chosen leather instead of fabric.

The pattern is available from an older issue of DOLLSHOUSE WORLD Magazine (December issue 2009) but for those of you not having access to it, please let me know, I have PDF version of it and I'll be glad to share and send it to you (needless to say that it's for personal use only !!)

Also check www.dollshouse.tv where the late and much missed Joyce Dean shows how to make the chair based on that pattern.

A SIMPLE CHAIR TO ADD TO ANY ROOM SETTING



This chair is made out of some little pieces of fabric (please do always keep in mind that the scale needs to be correct when choosing a fabric with a pattern like this one), ribbon and cardboard. I made another variation with leather, but the pattern is always the same.


I made another one ..... this time I used leather and it ended up in my bar in the 
Grosvenor Hall Dollhouse

I found the pattern to make that chair in an older issue of Dollshouse World Magazine --> see below

In case you'll need the pattern, I do have a PDF version, so don't hesitate to get in touch
by email at : dmzminiatures@gmail.com

Have fun 😄





About me ;-)

Hi everybody
My name is Danielle, but friends call me Dany, so let's stay with that. Because I intend to make a few new friends around here. The main reason why I decided to create this blog is because I want to share what I've learned so far in making miniatures. I've been into this hobby for 17 years, thanks to my husband, and I think I'll probably never stop learning. But I also do remember times when I got frustrated, having to buy all these expensive things instead of being able to make them myself ... or at least give it a try.
Believe me, it does not always come out right at the first try and if you're a newbie to the DIY world of Dollhouse Miniatures, be prepared : a few things will probable end up in the trash.
But you need to keep trying and that's where I come in (if I can of course) : I'll be happy to share my knowledge with those who want me to. So just give me a little time to post a few things, tips and tricks, with photos of course, to see if there's anything useful for you guys out there
Hope to hear from you soon
Dany

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