Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Selling on Ebay Again

It has been some time since I listed anything for sale on Ebay. I have mostly been listing my miniature and art pieces in my Etsy shop, but my husband has been selling some of his  toy trains on Ebay and I became inspired to as well.

I just listed a group of my Vintage Christmas Miniatures on Ebay as auctions. I enjoy watching to see who is watching my listings and seeing a bid show up in bright green.




LINKING UP TO... the Jazz Mini Link Party!


Thursday, April 4, 2013

A Thoughtful Miniaturist

I adore the miniature world and all the lovely, giving miniaturists out there. 

So I am actually embarrassed to be so late in thanking a wonderful miniaturist, Norma Bennett from Make Mine Mini


Some time ago Norma had a blog contest for some wonderful minis that I was only too happy to enter, yet when she discovered my name was not in the hat after she pulled the names, she was kind enough to send me a wonderful gift of the lovely handmade miniature french tea towels pictured below.


Sorry for this tardy thank you, Norma. It was very thoughtless of me, but please know that I adore the gift and already have an idea as to where it will go in one of my miniature displays.


There are no people kinder than those that have a love of the tiny and the small!!









Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Dollar Store Miniatures

I love finding inexpensive ways to create my own miniatures and a trip to the dollar store always finds something I can use.


I love Dollar Tree for good quality and variety items!



On a recent shopping trip I found this metallic headband.
It would be perfect for tiny silver buttons, rivets or nail heads.


Each tiny disk can easily be cut from the band as needed.
No need to store those tiny bits that have a tendency to get lost!
I was hoping they had them in other colors,
but they didn't at the time.
I will check back again on another trip to see if they do.




You may have already been aware of the nail art at Dollar Tree.
It comes in these handy tiny plastic containers that look just like
dollhouse mason jars. The mini possibilities for these are endless!



The tiny metallic shapes, like the stars, disks, can be used for
miniature holiday items and embellishments. Win, win!




The best fabric to use for miniatures is the thinnest
fabric that you can find for easy draping
and these cheap baby towels are great for
miniature terrycloth robes or bath towels;
 not so great for real baby, though if I must say so.


They came in brights or pastels, a nice shade for
almost any miniature dollhouse color palette.


I will be stopping in at the dollar store later this week.
If I find any thing useful, I'll be sure to post it here fro you.