Thursday, May 31, 2012

Just In Time

I'm doing this at the last minute as usual, but I entered the MinisModernas contest....this morning.  The deadline is posted as June 1st. The funny thing is that when I woke up this morning, I thought today was June 1st.  I thought I was entering it late and it wouldn't count.  It just dawned on me that today is May 31st.  Whew!!!!

The red chairs are Reac, the coffee table is Kaleidoscope House, the round table and pillows are AG Minis, The rug is a Matisse post card, the flooring is a bamboo place mat, the book case and sofa are made by me, the accessories are hobby store finds, re-ment and Modern Mini Houses

What Ever Happened to Ethics and Doing What is Right?

Recently a fellow miniturist has been royally screwed over by the Saco River Auction Company in Maine.  She puchased a dollhouse and for some reason, they decided not to send it to her. They refunded her money and gave her a gift certificate.  She is going through a rough time and is having chemo therapy. Some of you may have seen her blog Susan's Mini Houses

You can get the details of what is going on at My Realitty's blog.  The point of all of this is morals.  The auction company should do what is right, which is to reinstate her purchase of this dollhouse.

Please support our fellow collector and miniturist Susan.

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Winner, Winner, Winner!

I used again to choose a winner for the second give away.

And the winner of these wicker chair and table kits and wallpaper is:

Congratulations Carmen! Please send me an e-mail at alamod(at) with your name and mailing information so I can send them to you.

Saturday, May 26, 2012

A Wonderful Gift

Recently (ok not that recently, I have had these for a few weeks now) I received a very thoughtful gift from my friend Megan of Modern Mini Houses aka: Mini Dork. If you haven't seen her blog, you have to check it out!

She made these sculptures and pillow.

She made these great little sculputres from beads.

I added a couple of the junky to funky pieces that I painted not long ago. 

She made these fab pillows with fabric she had made at Spoonflower FabricsOllipoppies has some wonderful mini fabrics to choose from too.  Megan based the design of the fabrics on ones hat I had used in the Atomic Bungalow.  Aren't the colors great?

Thanks Megan!!!

Happy Memorial Day Weekend and Give Away #4

First off, I want to thank all of my followers both new and old for all of your wonderful comments.  I have gotten many new followers as well as found many new blogs to follow. Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!

On to give away # 4!

I have decided to give away something I made this time.

It' a miniature modern hanging bubble chair.  I have improved it a little by adding "chrome" trim around the edge.  It also comes with hanging hardware.  I'm showing it with a silver cushion like a real one, but I can make the cushion in other colors too.

Again the rules:

1: Be a follower of this blog or become one.
2: Comment on this post.
3: You must comment on each giveaway item you would like to win.
4: The deadline for this giveaway is June 18, 2012
5:  I will ship to mini lovers anywhere
6: Have Fun!!!

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Winner, Winner, Chicken Dinner!

Sorry for not getting to this earlier in the week. This has been a whilrwind of a month!  Things have been crazy around here. I used to come up with a winner for give away #1: These great lime green Igloo chairs from CB2.

And the winner is.....Bea! 

Bea send me an e-mail at alamod@hotmail(dot)com with your mailing information.

I will give the details of the last of the four giveaways this weekend.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Blogging Question

This is probably something really simple but, does anyone know how to translate the comments that others leave on your blog? 

Monday, May 14, 2012

From Junky to Funky - Giveaway #3

Sorry I'm a little late with this week's giveaway stuff.  It's been a crazy weekend, sort of.
This weekend I bought a bunch of minis from someone on Craigslist.  They are all very traditional and some needed A LOT of rehab.  I probably paid too much, but I had a vision.  Has anyone watched the show Color Splash on HGTV?  I love David Bromstad's style and the fact that he isn't afraid to use color....and a lot of it.  Home by Novogratz is another one where they sometimes use regular old furnishings and really funk things up (my favorite decorating show by the way).

Anyway that is what I did on Mother's Day.  The hubby took the kids and I was able to do a little mini rehabbing.

This is what I started with:

Box #1

Box #2: By the way, box #2 is going on Ebay soon if anyone is interested, look for it! There is really some good stuff, just not my style!

Hello super dated 70's furniture

Oh look, more traditional...

Really needed some love...

I got out the sand paper and spray paint (and bought some other colors) and went to town on a few pieces that seemed to have potential.

This is what I got:

Of course, I painted them my favorite colors.  It's a little hard to tell, but I think they turned out really cool. It's amazing what a little paint can do in both mini-life and real-life!

This brings me to the week #3 give away:

Wait for it....

A couple of pieces of junk that got funky!  For those who are modernists, notice the cool chairs in the frame?  These pieces would be great for any style of decor.  They look light blue, but they are really turquoise. Sorry but the drawers don't open, they're just for show.


1: Be a follower of this blog or become one.
2: Comment on this post (hopefully something nice).
3: The deadline is June 4, 2012.  I will announce the winner sometime that week.
4: I will ship to mini lovers anywhere.
5: Links are not necessary, but appreciated.

Good luck and most of all have fun!

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Week 2 Giveaway!

The first giveaway has been a great success.  I have several new followers and so many nice comments.  My thanks to all of my readers and thank you for so many links on your blogs!

Now, time for the week 2 giveaway. 

This one is really not my style, but I thought it might be fun to see what you would do with this giveaway. 

It is a set of wicker chair and table kits and a roll of several different 12x24" wallpapers.  They are obviously on the more traditional side.

The Rules:

1: Be a follower of this blog or become one.
2: Write what you would do with these kits.  Would you make them as they are or would you hack them in some way?  Personally, I would probably hack them but that's what I like to do. Where would you use them?
3: The deadline for this giveaway is May 28, 2012.  I will announce the winner sometime that week.
4: I will ship to mini lovers anywhere.

Good Luck and most of all have fun!

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Modern Lego Homes

Recently Dwell Magazine had a competition to make a mini modern home out of Legos. Having a love for modern and having two boys who love legos, I thought this was pretty interesting (the kids did too).  I was going to enter, but I just didn't have the time (patience) to sort through my kids' billions of legos. ;-)

I just wanted to highlight a few of the entries:  They 're really cool!

These are amazing and I'm sure they took a long time to make.  To see more go to the Dwell website.

Which one is your favorite?