Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Etsy Shop Gadget Up and Running

Hellow theyuh, loyal Petite Moderners. I have made so little progress during my summer on my shop, miniatures and business, that it is slightly mortifying. I dream all school year of my free time and how I will use it industriously, and I have not even three weeks left before I have to return to work and I have done, drumroll please, nothing! Well, nothing on the miniature front, that is. Plenty has been accomplished in the renovations-of-the-house area, and much has been accomplished in the arena of hanging-out-and-goofing-off.

Tonight, I am hoping to get back to work on my minis, um, in two days. See, today is almost over, and tomorrow my family is hanging out and goofing off. In the meantime, enjoy the addition of my Etsy store to the right of this post. Sometimes small things take a very long time. The smaller the item, the more work it takes!

Friday, May 25, 2012

Working Miniature, Dollhouse Arco Lamp Video Tutorial

After many months of preparing and dwelling on the idea, I have finally finished my video tutorial.  The hold-up was over the lack of a tripod.  There was a whole long histoire about filming, with lots of drama.  Eventually, as with most issues, I decided to do without a tripod or a cameraman and do things ghetto style - if anyone in the ghetto ever decided to make a movie about DIY dollhouse arco lamps, that is.  The result is one of the most amateurish videos ever, but it is my first.  I am proud of it.  If the process is overwhelming and you prefer to buy a finished lamp, visit  http://www.etsy.com/shop/LaPetiteModerne.  Enjoy the video!
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The Hard Way: Etsy Store - View my Miniature Marble-top Tulip Ta...

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Monday, May 14, 2012

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Friday, April 13, 2012

Miniature Saarinen Tulip Table Now Available

The first of my miniatures are now finished.  I made seven tulip tables, about 4 of which are sellable.  I will be placing them on Etsy in the next few days.  I feel I need to incorporate before I make the Arco lamps available, for liability purposes.  Not that I expect a battery powered miniature light fixture to burst into flames, but who knows?  I added the little yellow gloves that I made from a used pair of mine.  Isn't it adorable?

Sunday, April 8, 2012

The Hard Way: Isn't America Great?

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The Hard Way: Finished Doll House

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Thursday, March 29, 2012

The Hard Way: Final, Final Working Miniature Arco Lamp Tutorial ...

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The Hard Way: Eames Tulip Table Base Casting Success

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Friday, January 20, 2012

C'est le blog des minis!!!!

Bonjour et bienvenue a mon blog! Je m'appelle Linda et j'aime les maisons toutes petites! Come see what new things I bring to the modern dollhouse market!