Sunday, October 30, 2011


Intestines: spinach and artichoke dip stuffed in puff pastry

Bloody glass cake

Tasty Turds: peanut butter rice krispy treats dipped in chocolate

Bloody glass cake

Worms made of Jello and cool whip

This is totally unrelated To miniatures, but I just wanted to show off some of my really gross yummy food I made for our Halloween party last night as well as a few of our decorations for the holiday.  I just love Halloween, it's the only holiday that is just for fun!

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Mini Bubble Chairs

Just a little blurb about these really cool midcentury modern bubble chairs: I have been making these chairs and I really want to use one in a scene.  I just haven't had a chance yet, make that I just haven't done it yet.  This one has the silver cushion like the real thing, but I can make them in just about any color.  They are about three inches in diameter and hang on a three inch silver chain.  They can by hung up by using a small cup hook.  They have been selling well on Ebay for $14.99 if anyone is interested...hint, hint... ;-)

Friday, October 21, 2011

It's All White With Me

Just a quick post.  I've been making progress in organizing my work area.  I'll post pics on that later.  I took just a few minutes to make a mini scene.

I decided to use all white furniture for this one. Please excuse my striped shirt in the window reflection.

See you next time!

Monday, October 10, 2011

Raising the Roof

      I haven't posted on here in a few weeks.  There are two reasons.  The first being that I have in just since April run completely out of room to work on my doll houses.  So, my husband galantly offered to trade me sides in our attic room.  His side was the same size, but has two built in book cases and actual wall space to make in to a large work space.  My guess is that he really offered just to be nice but I held him to it.  ;-)  The thing about this is how much crap we can accumulate.  This room has never been uncluttered or organized in the six years we have lived in our home.  My two boys have also talked me into letting them have their own areas for art, chemistry and model building.  I thought this was going to be my space?  I'm such a push over!  This is going to be a long transformation...

       The second reason is that I have been working on a little secret project.  I  have decided to enter the HBS "Creatin Contest" with their Fascination Station kit.  Yes, I know I probably shouldn't put it out there, but I'm just so excited about how it's turning out.  I've really only been working on the structure, but I want to move in here!

This is the Fascination Station made into an antique shop.  From what I got on the HBS web site, it is based on an old 1950's gas station.

This is the Fascination Station structure which I am modifying a bit.

This is why I made the limestone bricks.  This is how the structure looks in it's beginning stages. See what I mean about no space?  This is on the floor!
The roof line was at an angle as flat roofs were in the day to allow for water run off.  I had to raise the back part of the roof to be able to add the features I wanted to.
This is the current state of the outside structure.  Now, do you see why I want to live here?  I have always loved midcentury modern.  I have a Heywood Wakefield bedroom set, so does one of my boys and we have a Heywood Wakefield dining set  along with an eclectic mix of midcentury, modern and traditional.  But that's another blog...By the way if anyone know where I can get a couple more Hey Wake dog bone chairs at a reasonable price, please let me know!

Ths is part of my inspiration.  These were my mother's interior decorating magazines from 1954, shortly after my parents were married.  I have always loved them!  I have also recently gotten into Mad Men.  I have always wanted to see it then a couple of months ago, AMC started showing the episodes from the beginning on Sunday mornings.  I'm totally hooked!  I will be all up to date when the new season starts in 2012.  I am also enamored with the work of a miniaturist named Mary Ann Roy.  She does midcentury play scale for fashion dolls (Barbie size).  She is amazing!  Her web site is called Welcome Home.  If you like mid century, you will LOVE this!!!

I hope I don't get in trouble for this, but this is a photo that she had in Atomic Ranch Magazine.  It looks real doesn't it!  I just wish she did 1/12th scale!