Sunday, March 10, 2013

All My Dollhouse Miniature Tutorials on Pinterest

Obviously, there has not been a lot of movement on the business front, since I have not updated this blog in months.  I did make one sale last month, so my inventory is now zero.  Hoping to remedy that soon. 

But, I have now put my work up on Pinterest.  So, if you'd rather not wait for me to put up new merchandise, or, if you're like me and would rather spend more money creating a less quality item by yourself, you can now try my tutorials.  Let me know how any of the items work out for you, or if there are any instructions that are less than clear.  As my father tells me, when impatiently instructing him on how to reinstall his operating system, "you're supposed to be a teacher?".  Yes, I am a teacher, and no, apparently my students don't understand a single thing I say, based on their test results.  So, you may have some trouble following my procedures.  Please let me know if you have any questions.  You never know, someone else probably has the same question and is just afraid to ask!

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  Enjoy the video!

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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?