Sunday, December 28, 2008
Wednesday, December 24, 2008
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Thursday, December 11, 2008
I haven't shared a picture of my boy for a while, and since I'm still trying to work out the details on this photography thing (*&%##@!!), I thought I'd go ahead and do that. This was also taken at the sinks, and I really like this pic, because it shows not only my beautiful boy, but also how high up we were. Doesn't he look contemplative? I get a kick out of that.
Posted by Lori at 7:35 AM
Sunday, December 7, 2008
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Friday, November 28, 2008
Posted by Lori at 10:56 AM
Friday, November 21, 2008
Ok, so the goal is to make needlefelted dollhouse Mini's, but I couldn't resist making a snowman. He could actually be a great decoration for a dollhouse winter scene, because he's only 3 1/4 inches tall...but I can't part with him. He's my first 3 dimensional figurine, so he gets to live with me. But before long.....
Posted by Lori at 8:41 PM
Thursday, November 20, 2008
Posted by Lori at 10:48 AM
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
Well the team is officially up and running, and I am the blog-maker!!
TeamMIDS is a team of artists dedicated to making scale miniatures for dollhouses in 1:12 scale or smaller. If you want to see small sometime, check out a 1:144 dollhouse within a dollhouse. Amazing.
Click here to see the TeamMIDS blog and check out the slideshow for some absolutely stunning work.
Posted by Lori at 8:07 AM
Thursday, November 13, 2008
Posted by Lori at 9:01 AM
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
In the last few months, I've been learning all kinds of new things. So my blog needs a new look to go along with all my new projects, don't you think?
First of all, I'm learning a new craft, which I LOVE!! If you've never been exposed to needlefelting, you can learn right along with me; it's a fascinating thing where you take these seriously sharp needles (and trust me, my fingers can attest to that!) and some loose wool, and sculpt it into...well, whatever your imagination can come up with! Three dimensional figurines are really popular, Art Dolls, animals, fantasy figurines, and that's just the beginning.
At the beginning, before I could get my hands on wool, I went out and bought wool yarn, and tore it down to it's basic fibre structure...LOL...lots of work, there, and it slowed me down some!
But anyway, here's a picture of my first efforts, which were just little Christmas Tree Ornaments, but I like them anyway:
Posted by Lori at 6:49 AM
Monday, November 3, 2008
Ok, I realize I'm turning this blog into more of a Mini Showcase than anything, but I just can't help it. There are too many amazing artists that I'm being exposed to...
So today, it's all about the Unicorn! Golden Unicorn Mini's (or as we just call her, GUM) does the most amazing florals:
And this you GOTTA see!
This tiny little potting station, because after all, if you're going to do florals, you really NEED a place to keep your supplies, don't you think??
These little works of art are 1:12 scale, which in laymans term means one inch in a dollhouse equals one foot in real life. Talent?
Ya' think? For more of her work, check out her website!
Posted by Lori at 8:08 AM
Wednesday, August 27, 2008
Bassom Bears are some of my favorite mini's:
If the coin weren't in the picture, you would never be able to tell that this was a miniature; the tiny paws, the facial features, the ears...everything is there, and these itty bitty creatures are even jointed!
The detail is meticulous; along with the teddy bears (even one tiny baby bear)
she also makes Bunnies!
So many little lovelies...it's hard to choose. But if you want to try, you can check out her shop at http://bassombear.etsy.com/
Posted by Lori at 8:21 PM
Friday, August 22, 2008
Check out this teeeny-tiny little basket! It's hand woven, made of horse-hair, and it's exquisite! I was reading blogs the other day, and I ran across one featuring Bazketmakr (Pamela), who makes these amazing little vessels.
I loved them so much I had to write and ask her if I could feature them in this blog too! If you want to see more of her work, you can check out her shop at http://bazketmakr.etsy.com/.
These are definitely on my wish-list!
Posted by Lori at 11:03 AM
Tuesday, August 12, 2008
Well, I'm going to be incommunicado for a week or so, since I'm moving - to the most beautiful place in the Great Smokey Mountains; Wears Valley Tennessee. This is my yard, more or less!
Once I'm settled in, and my little workshop is all set up, look to my shop for lots of new mini's...until then, happy creating!!
Posted by Lori at 5:10 PM
Tuesday, August 5, 2008
One of the most interesting things about the world of miniatures, is that the only limitation is your imagination. Whether you want to live under the sea, on the moon, in a tree house, or in a Georgian Mansion, it's all about fulfilling YOUR wildest fantasies.
If you're into the Goth Culture, the Occult, or even just want to decorate your doll house for All Hallow's Eve, certain things are a MUST. How can you tell whether you're going to get enough candy if you can't consult the orb? Well, you could always check your ouiji board of course!!
Somewhere out there, there is an artist who makes the perfect item to turn your dreams into realities.
Lil Witchy is a very talented miniaturist who specializes in "Haunted" doll houses, and you can view more of her work at http://lilwitchy.etsy.com/
Better order now, though...Halloween is just around the corner!!
Tuesday, July 29, 2008
Blue Kitty Miniatures. This is an artist that I really admire. She makes the most amazing little things, and I had to show them off. This little cookie jar is so tiny and yet when you take off the lid, it holds miniscule cookies. I can't see where any dollhouse kitchen is complete without this kind of thing!
She's a member of the EtsyDams team of miniature and doll artists, and if you want to see more of her work, you can check out her shop at
Posted by Lori at 10:39 PM
Monday, July 28, 2008
Recently I was invited to join the DAM TEAM! That's Etsy DAM's (Doll and Miniature Artists), just in case you're interested!
I was touched and flattered to be considered in the same league with these artists. (In fact the first thing I did was e-mail my friend Faye, and ask if she thought they made a mistake!! lol) There is some MAJOR talent on that team, and I've only just begun to scratch the surface.
Please take a few minutes and check out the shops, blogs and websites of these amazing people; and be prepared to be awed!
More coming soon, so keep checking back...
Posted by Lori at 7:54 PM
Thursday, July 24, 2008
Fall is coming; and a lot sooner than you think! It's about time to scatter leaves across your dollhouse yard, and set up the pumpkins and the cornstalks. (Ok, well I'm actually getting ahead of myself a LITTLE BIT here, but it couldn't hurt to start getting ready!!)
One of my favorite things about fall is pumpkin farms. Hayrides. Corn Mazes. There's just something about going out on a crisp Autumn day and kicking around in the country. And at home? Yes, I love me some pumpkin roll. If you've never had a pumpkin roll, you're really missing out. It's a thin layer of pumpkin cake, spread with cream cheese frosting, rolled up, and decorated (if you have time) with a fall-ish theme.
So of course, I had to make little pumpkin rolls for the dollhouse. Wanna See?
This one also comes decorated with a maple leaf, or even in chocolate instead of pumpkin! And they can all be purchased at my Etsy Shop!
Posted by Lori at 10:43 PM
Friday, July 18, 2008
One of the things I get the most comments and questions about is the fact that all my cakes really do have layers underneath the frosting. Truthfully, it never occured to me NOT to make them that way, in case they owner wanted to display a slice on a nearby plate.
I only cut them if the buyer asks however. Not everyone wants to display a half eaten cake!
Posted by Lori at 6:38 AM
Wednesday, July 16, 2008
"It's a beautiful day in the neighborhood!"
I loved Mr Rogers, especially the part of the show where he showed his little neighbors how something was made. This video would have been a hit with him - and them!
Posted by Lori at 6:29 PM
Friday, July 11, 2008
Posted by Lori at 10:03 AM
Wednesday, July 9, 2008
My name is Lori, and I'm a craft-aholic!!
A long time ago, I figured out that I'm happiest when I'm sitting at my craft desk, making something. It doesn't even matter so much WHAT I'm making; jewelry, painted wooden items, a quilted blanket, ceramics...as long as my hands are busy, and my imagination is in overdrive, I'm where I want to be. Sometimes my things turn out nicely--sometimes, NOT SO MUCH!! LOL
Recently I decided to open a shop on Etsy, and I had to narrow it down, so that scrolling through my shop wouldn't be like walking through a virtual craft explosion, and since the thing that allows for the most variety within the same medium is polymer, that's what I decided to go with.
Check me out at http://wanderinon.etsy.com/
Posted by Lori at 10:17 AM