Re-exploring Key West

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Last day of National Dollhouse Miniature Month-Raggedy of course

Thought I’d end the month with a couple of my favorites.   Raggedy Ann and Andy were mounted with a quarter scale Empty display box.  The boxes are both wired with light.   

How I got them.  

Raggedy Ann all finished.

Raggedy Andy completed.

I hope you have enjoyed the month as much as I have.  Happy Halloween!!!!

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

National dollhouse miniature month — nautical setting

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I had to lighten up the picture so you could see all the items 

Monday, October 29, 2018

National dollhouse miniature month—Santa

I make a lot of miniatures  but seldom do I make dolls.  One of my favorite is Santa.  

Santa is 1/12 scale.  The sleigh is a Christmas ornament.  

Sunday, October 28, 2018

National dollhouse miniature month - more Raggedy

I do a lot of Raggedy Ann projects—here’s another

Quarter scale.  

Saturday, October 27, 2018

National dollhouse miniature month - swaps

How do you find all the stuff to furnish a mini scene???

Of course you can buy all the stuff you need to furnish a mini house but as you have probably figured out — I have a lot of miniature houses.  I found a better way.  There are many swaps groups that you can join in many scales.  Themes vary from group to group.   You make a number of items; send to swap master and you get that number back. 

Here’s just a few of the swaps I made



Dressers and mirrors 

Quarter scale beds

Single view

Rugs and clock 


Dog food and bones 

Wall shelves

Filled suitcase spaghetti with Parmesan cheese 


I have fun making swaps and receiving swaps.  

Friday, October 26, 2018

National dollhouse miniature month-yet another obsession Raggedy anns

You know I love antique shops and holiday stuff BUT I really REALLY love anything Raggedy Ann or Andy. 

Here’s my little Raggedy decorating store

Raggedy Ann is a little over 103 years old.  Still young to me.  

Thursday, October 25, 2018

National dollhouse miniature month—guess what? More Christmas!!!

It’s pretty obvious that I love Christmas scenes.  This little scene is quarter scale and made in a dollar store gift box

This little scene always has a light in it.  Makes it easier to see everything in the room.  

Come back tomorrow and see if we’re still doing Christmas.  

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

National dollhouse miniature month-more Christmas!!

This little quarter scale scene was inspired by a frame I won on an auction.   I actually lost the bid but it turned out to be one of two frames and I got it!!!!  Seemed like a WIN!!!

I know it’s not Halloween yet buy I’m looking forward to Christmas!!!!

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

National dollhouse miniature month..more Christmas inspiration!!!

Sometimes you can have a few items that set the mood.  This scene captures that. 1/12 scale. 

I love Christmas.  It will be here before you know it.  

Monday, October 22, 2018

National dollhouse miniature month- Christmas inspiration!!!

This miniature scene was inspired by a Christmas card.  I carried it around for years and years and finally acquired a cigar box the same size as the card.  This is 1/12. 

Loved the card —really love the mini scene.  

Sunday, October 21, 2018

National dollhouse miniature month-let’s cook seafood!

This little kitchen scene was made in a cigarbox.   It was made around the shrimp.  They were as near perfect as I’ve seen.

Makes me hungry just looking at it.  

Lots going on in this little section of the kitchen.  Dinner will be ready soon.  Scale is 1/12.