Thursday, December 20, 2012

Dollhouse Done

As much as its gonna be because I delivered it this morning. Good news is she loves it! Bad news is Jose dropped it and broke the fence. But it can be repaired.

Anna from "Little Things- Mikro..." I'm so sorry I couldn't link your site because I'm updating on my phone since my computer is broken and my Internet is down and my work IT has now blocked all blogging sites! Anyways, Anna, a very generous and kind person has made some goodies for the house but they have not gotten here yet. When they do I will post pictures and give them to my coworker to add to the girls' house! So thank you Anna!

Typing on my phone is tedious so I'll let the pictures do the talking.

Monday, December 17, 2012


Deadlines. Not my friend. Working u til the very end! I WILL give this to my coworker, finished as can be by THURSDAY at the latest. Hold me accountable. Sorry Roo, but your Munny has been pushed to the side. Ahhh!!!!

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Traveling Case: A Work Progress at Work

I've been manufacturing this little travel case entirely at work... inside my cubicle. Hee hee


 All open! The drawer is lined with gold paper. Fancy shmancy.

 I added a bar, so the stuff wouldn't fall out.

 It's pretty teeny. Only 1 3/4 inches tall.

Friday, August 10, 2012

New Projects

I have hopped back on the mini wagon with a ferociousness.

I am currently in the process of making a steamer trunk and an apothecary traveling case.

These pictures are in different stages of the process.

And this is the very beginning of my apothecary traveling case.

It'll end up getting structured something like this. Except I plan to tweak the inside compartments. 

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Month Sans Roo

I've been seriously absent from my tiny world. My son Roo went for a month to my parents house in Massachusetts to go to camp and frolic with his overindulgent Nana and Poppy while I slave away at work. :)

He loves it, and it gives me a nice break from single parenting. Time to recoup!

So while he was away I didn't work on my minis at all.

I went to Vegas with my friends, beach partied, acted like what I feel a normal person of my age does when they aren't a mother to a  young child. It felt good, but BOY did I miss him. <3

Me dressed up for various venues. 

I flew home to MA to pick him up and took some pics of my mom's dollhouse. Anyone know if it's a kit or handmade?

We went to a dollhouse store that's in the area and my mom bought me some little things I wanted. She's the best! She also bought HERSELF a mini music stand (she's a concert pianist and plays many other instruments) and a little shelf thingie to put her mini food and dishes on. I think she's getting back into because of me. She said she might want to set up her dollhouse inside so it's not all bare (see pics below) with all her minis in a shoebox. Haha

I also won this awesome piece on Ebay. I plan n using it for Dumbledore's memory cabinet. It's so lovely and magical looking.

Now that my Rooey is back, I plan to get back on the mini making proverbial ball! 

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Hello Tiny World

I haven't posted in a while because I am trying to get in shape.
I am THE most out of shape person I know!!
I know I am not fat, and I have a decent looking body in a bathing suit, nothing to be TOO ashamed of, but I'm not entirely pleased with it.
I want to look better, be stronger, and have more endurance.

I've been going to Crossfit at the gym James goes to and it's been kicking my @$$ to tell the truth.
There are women there that are MUCH heavier than me, and look a lot flabbier, but they can outrun me, lift more weight than me, squat more reps than me, and get a better time on our WAD (workout of the day). It's just slightly depressing realizing that I am so out of shape I wonder how I am functioning, moving, and alive.

I have asthma, but that is no excuse! I am an out of shape blob, proved by my near immobility due to soreness that has occurred after my gym trips. I could barely walk a day after my first Crossfit experience, and I almost fell down the stairs as my legs buckled and thighs burned I was so sore. I actually thought I had INJURED my left arm it hurt so badly, and I spent two days soaking in a bath of Epsom Salts.

Such is the reason of my mini neglect.
Lack of time (taken up by Crossfit) and lack of mobility (in legs, arms, fingers, neck, EVERYTHING). I didn't even have the energy to lift a pair of scissors.

Got to get back on the horse though! These are some items I shall be selling in my future Etsy. I'm working on finishing up examples and taking decent photographs of them (which has proved to be immensely difficile).

Now, I designed all the labels you see myself, EXCEPT for the Bezoar label. I'm not sure who made it, as I found it on Google Images, and therefore am not sure if I am "allowed" to use it.

Please know that I would never knowingly copy or use anyone else's work.
However there are some images for potion labels I found on Google Images that I am unsure if I can use and sell my products with those images on them. I believe the images are for public use, but I really don't know if I can sell minis for my profit using them. I will post some pictures of the minis I have made with those labels later, and you can input your thoughts on this subject. If I can't use them, it's really no big deal, I can make my own labels. I just really liked them and thought they look cool. And I can keep the ones I have made for my own personal collection.

Just please don't jump down my throat. I am an admittedly novice mini maker and seller and am not knowledgeable in all the "rules and regulations" of copyrights etc... I am trying to learn though and would never purposefully offend anyone by stealing their idea. I have read some harsh blog posts, calling out copycats, and while most likely deserved, I don't know the full story. I just hope no such posts will ever be directed at me!

...looking over my photos, I realize I probably should have shown what's INSIDE the bottles haha oops.
I guess I'll have to retake these with some of the actual product next to the jar.