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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

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March 31, 2012

DIY : Interior Decorating tips


Today's post is about giving you some ideas on how to decorate the interior of your dollhouse by adding your very own personal touches, either to the furniture or by adding accessories if all shorts

This little self is a good example. It's one of those unpainted, unfinished pieces of furniture. They come already assembled,  you just need to paint them. And as you probably have already noticed, I love to keep a color scheme in each room, lol.

I chose to paint this one in a bright red. When the paint is dry I always love to add some glossy varnish in order to protect the color, but also to give it that nice shiny look.

I added some details with those self adhesive stickers, which are widely available at mos t craft and hobby stores. I made a few cute bottles with glass beads which I glued to a little tray. I added one of my DIY flowers (from a kit) and filled the shelf with a beautiful tea set and there you have it


Unfortunately you don't see them very well, but when I made the table for the TV, I added floor tiles to the top .... just another idea of how you can make your own tables

The sofa table has a piece of the same wallpaper on top as the one I used for the walls in this room. 
I just covered in with some plexy glass and some lace ribbon all around.

On top of the table, there are two glasses filled with cognac, the cognac bottle, an ashtray with a cigar in it and few more bottles I made myself.

I added a nicely folded blanket in this corner of the sofa, because I always wanna cuddle up under a blanket when I watch TV or just sit down with a book enjoying a glass of champagne. I made this book (about gardening) and put it on the blanket and yet again, a nice little setting is done.

Make a few magazines (cover and back only, since they will probably stay in the chest here) and add them to your miniature scene

Make your own wall clock to add to one of your rooms
This one here was really very simple, I just used a metal charm from Rayher and printed a clock from a picture on the Internet and that's about it

First I painted the chest, then I painted and aged the 2 old shutters and the base for a nice miniature scene was there. I then made a frame with plaster from one of my DIY molds, added a mirror and a few other of my DIY items on top of the chest and again, a beautiful decoration is ready

I made these chairs and tables for the tearoom of my french bakery

You see, the possibilites are endless, your imagination should have no limits here

See ya

DIY : Fill the Bedroom Closet


As you might know by now, I have this thing about adding details to my dollhouses.
Some items may be hidden to the eye of the viewer, but I know they are there and that's what matters
Like the bedroom closet or wardrobe .... it just can't be left empty, even the doors are rarely or maybe never opened.

It would juste drive me crazy to know that I spend so much time on making that furniture look good and then just leave it empty

And by the way ..... I have people living in my dollhouses and they need something to wear !!!!!!


 And on top of it, it is fairly easy to simulate clothes or bedding, whatever you'll need, neatly folded together in your wardrobe, bedroom shelf or any other place where you want to put them.

All you need are a few leftover pieces of fabric (preferably dollhouse size fabric, or uni-colored). Measure the width and depth of the shelf compartments and fold (and glue) your fabric to simply give it the look of nicely folded clothes

Bye Bye for now

See ya

DIY : Pedestal made from scratch


When you're a hobby miniaturist, you do work a lot with all sorts of wood. And the more pieces you cut out, the more leftovers you'll have

OK, I don't keep every single little piece, but still .... there're a lot that can be re-used to make a little something in miniature

This pic shows a litte little pedestal I put together from scratch, so to say, but it has a great effect once painted and added to a mini scene and you will have the joy of saying : I made it myself !!!

Don't hesitate to ask if you wanna know dimensions or anything else on how to make this little thing
Email me at dmzminiatures@gmail.com

This entire bar, including the counter, was made entirely out of scratch

Same here .... the bar in my beach bar/restaurant
completely out of scratch

See ya soon



So, let's talk a bit more making flowers

Last time we spoke about Flower Soft, today's post is about making flowers with kits.
They are a great way to make your flowers and plants, because the kit contains everything you'll need, but you won't have to buy all the punches and colored paper and wire etc.

These beautiful flowers have been made with a kit from Bonnie Lavish, check out her website, it's worth it. It is a job that needs a steady hand, good eyes (help yourself with a magnifier glass) and some patience, but since in the kit, the flowers are already cut, it makes things a little easier.

Below are a few more examples of flowers and plants I made with these kits

The choices are endless as you can see and the end result is really very satisfying

You should check out the link below, they have a huge choice of kits and I've tried them, they're really wonderful

Have fun, my little mini gardeners out there

See ya

March 29, 2012


Making canes is really difficult. I had to throw most of mine in the trash, because once I had finished squeezing them to the right size, they looked absolutely horrible. So I ordered some from Angie Scarr's website to make my fruit tarts.

But I am still trying ..... I don't give up that easily :-)

The first one that came out ok was my orange cane. OK, my slices don't look as perfect as the one's from real artists, but at least they look like orange slices

Here are a few of my fruit tarts and cakes with Angie's canes.


Once I got into it (making miniature food out of polymer clay) it seems to become impossible to put it down

So I started baking and baking and baking ........ after having watched a lot of tutorials on youtube and also read a few books (Sue Heaser and Angie Scarr are 2 artists who's books I can highly recommend)
 I have a lot of Kemper cutters in all sorts of shapes and different sizes, so I could make a lot of different cakes

 If you wish to cut out one or more little pieces to display them on a separate plate, you can either do this before baking or right when your cake comes out of the oven ...... without burning your fingers of course


Other than food items, I also tried myself at making my own little plates, cups and bowls in different shapes and sizes, so I thought I might as well fill them with tiny little chocolates :-))

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