I thought I would open an Facebook page to share my miniature. Once I get some followers I will be doing some giveaways and maybe a few special sales from my page. Be sure to come visit me there and give me a like at http://www.facebook.com/lepetitcottage
This is an Etsy Treasury I made today named Shabby Chic in Miniature. I just love this style and all of the soft pinks, whites and ivory. The perfect decor for your cottage doll house.
After a false start on another selling venue, I have reopened my dollhouse miniature shop. You can now find Le Petit Cottage Miniatures at Etsy. Etsy has a thriving miniature community and I think I will feel right at home there.
So I hope you decide to stop by and see me at my new little shop.
I am also ready to delve into my dollhouse kit. Hopefully I will get something posted on my progress this week.
As always, thanks for stopping by.
I came across a really nice give away from the blog A Fairytale Come True. You could win this cute 2 chairs, a table and a little vase with roses.
All you have to do is:
1) Be a follower / member of A Fairytale Come True (or become one now) Please, use Google Friend Connect
2) Leave a comment on her blog post.
3) Ends 3 February 2014.
4) She would also love it if you would shared her post too.
I have entered and would love to win them. They would be so cute in my cottage dollhouse I am making. But, I like to spread the love so good luck to you too!
For Christmas I received the Orchid Dollhouse kit made by Greenleaf. I chose this kit to make my shabby chic miniature dollhouse cottage because it was small with four rooms and has a cute Victorian cottage style. I love how it has so much charm with all of the upstairs dormer windows and the small bay window on the side. Like any Victorian cottage, it has a cute front porch and lots of whimsical gingerbread trim.
So I thought I would open the box and dive right in. This is how it looked when I opened the box.
Hmmm. I started reading the instructions. My brain is starting to get fuzzy. The first step is R&P (Remove and prepare) the double hung windows on sheet #8. The prepare part is what is stopping me in my tracks. I am not really that prepared. I am not even sure at this point that I have thought everything through. Apparently, prepare is sanding, painting or staining before you put things together and start gluing. So I guess having your design down on paper would be an important first step.
Okay, I am starting to panic.
Another sheet of instructions. Ha Ha! "DON'T PANIC!" Makes me wonder if they have had a lot of panicked
phone calls from first time dollhouse kit owners.
I am rethinking my approach to the assembly of my dollhouse cottage. Maybe I should be thinking of the colors and finishes before I start. So now I am taking a few days to do what interior designers do. I am going to make a design board.
I'll be back!
I opened my dollhouse miniature shop today. A brand new beginning for a new year. I decided to put it on Zibbet and see how it goes. There is a very small community of miniaturist there right now, but I am hoping it may grow some.
Update: After being open on Zibbet after not even a month, I have decided to close my shop there due to their integrity issues. Please stay tune while I decide where I want my little shop to be.
For today, I only have three things listed. I am working on more listings and trying to improve my photographic skills. I have found that taking pictures of miniatures is not that simple. Not to mention that the lighting in my house is not the best this time of year. Warmer days may find me outside with my camera, but for now December in Colorado is just a little too cold for an outdoor photo shoot.
Here are some photos of my miniatures in my shop.
So tomorrow, if it doesn't take too long for me to take down my Christmas tree, I will get into my dollhouse kit that I got for a present. I will be putting it together and blogging about each step as I go.
Happy New Years Eve!