Thursday, October 31, 2013

Happy Halloween!!!

As some of you already know, Halloween is by far my favorite holiday.  I didn't get a chance to do a Halloween scene this year. But you can see some great ones on Kyle Lefort's Blog.  Anyway, I just thought I'd show you some of my most treasured Halloween Town buildings.  They were sold at JoAnn Stores many years ago and are now very hard to find.  They are in miniature, so I thought it would be appropriate.

Not a good picture, I know.  The little dead tree is in the way.

They all have lights in them, however most of them are flashing lights so it was difficult to get a picture of them lit up in the dark.

Enjoy and Happy Halloween!!!

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Undersized Urbanite

I've decided to do some building for fun rather than making miniatures to sell (although I still have a ton to sell).  So, I'm going to enter the Undersized Urbanite contest.  I had written off contests, but since this is for fun and not so much to win I think I will do it.

Living in Indiana, I've seen a lot about the Miller house in Columbus.  It was designed by Eero Saarinen for the Miller family.  You can see and read more here.  I've wanted to tour the house for some time, but I still haven't had the opportunity to.

I'm going to use the Miller house as my inspiration, but I'm going to add a little 60's-70's shagadellic twist. I just love the sunken living room. 

 Maybe some things like this:

Now, I just have to figure out I'm going to use as a house.

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

A Scary Sale

I'm having a sale at my Etsy shop Modpodminiatures.  Enter the code SPOOKYSALE13 to receive 10% off.  the sale is until October 26th.

These are just a few of the things I currently have listed.  If you are interested in something and it's not listed yet, just message me.  It's probably still available!


Tuesday, October 8, 2013


I just want to thank you all for all of the wonderfully encouraging comments about the Indy show and the miniatures I have been making. I'm even considering doing the show next year! 

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Mini Heywood-Wakefield

Since I have a fondness for the real Heywood-wakefield furniture, I decided to make a version of a "dog bone" bed.  It's named for the shape of the foot board.  In real life I have the dining chairs from this my dining room of course. I would LOVE to have one of these beds in real life...king size.

One thing I really hate about using tacky wax on walls is that it leaves little greasy spots on the wallpaper as you can see above the dresser on the left side.

The abstract art is by Lyssa at Can't Have it Big? Make it MiniShe also has an etsy shop.  The dog is from my swap with Mandy at Mini Modern Mind, the flowers and orange area rug are from my swap with Annina.  I made the retro cat art, the yellow chair, the lamps and the bed with the bedding.  The dressers are by Streets Ahead.

Te lamps are lit with a 9V battery connector.  I just hid the 9V battery.
Even this one, the battery is behind the chair.  I also made the bullet planter. I like the pattern the lamp leaves on the wall and ceiling.
These are mostly things I made for the Indy show a couple of weeks ago. Some of them are listed in my Etsy shop and on Ebay.