For our first post back I’d thought I’d share with you an update on our etsy shop, for two reason… One who doesn’t love tiny cute things and two I have a coupon code you all the use in our shop till July 10th. To celebrate the coming summer and all the new items set to invade our shop feed!!
These past few months have been hectic, getting new items up to the shop and getting ready for the summer months, so many weeds needed weeding… So there hasn’t been much done on the dollhouses front, though we do have a new project to show you that we are starting soon that you’ll get to follow along with us as we work on it. I’ll leave it as a surprise for the next post what it is, but I will give you one hint… it’s red!
The shop has been getting more items. We’ve added lots of new pillows, afghans and bedding sets, in all different colors and styles. We have a couple one-of-a-kind pieces of furniture almost done and some limited run pieces on their way as well. We have also expanded out into 1:9 scale, and have added many model horse blankets and accessories. With lots more on the way, and some horse fun for 1:12 scale as well.
Now for the coupon I mentioned. Till July 10th, 2019 if you use the code SUMMERBLAST2019 you can get 10% off a purchase of $15.00 dollars or more! So go check out our shop and be on the lookout for lots of new items headed its way!!
~Briana, Signing Off
Today’s Mini Find Monday is a cute addition to the 1:12 scale family. I feel that every dollhouse needs some kind of animal, it helps to bring life into the house or miniature scene. Now some of the animals you buy for the dollhouses can be quite expensive, and most of them are quite fragile, I don’t know how many times I’ve had to repair a little cat tail… Now in my wanderings I ran across these two little cuties.
Now I’ve known about this brand for a very long time, my younger sister used to have quite a collection. They are a German brand that makes many different types of animals, and since they a children’s toy brand are made out of a hard plastic so they can’t break.
The puppies that I found where the German Shepard and the Labrador Retriever. These two came from the Tractor Supply Company, for under $5.00 a piece, I can’t remember the exact price, but I know it was under $5.
They are the perfect size for 1:12 scale, with being about an inch and a half tall and about two inches long. Here’s some close ups…
These are probably my favorite of all my Mini Find Monday finds, and highly recommend them myself. They are just soooo cute!
~Briana Signing Off
I decided to take the flamingos from Mini-Find Monday and make some beachy yard decor for our mid-century bungalow. They turned out really cute and where super easy to make!
*Plastic flamingo swizler sticks (bought at Target in the party section)
*Small buckets ( bought at Hobby Lobby)
*Small seashells (also bought at Hobby Lobby)
*Glue ( I used Aleene’s Tacky Glue)
*Small cup for mixing sand and glue
*wood stirrer for mixing
*Small pliers (for removing bucket handles)
*Hack saw ( for cutting off sticks on flamingos)
*Sharpie or any permanent marker
I first got the flamingos ready by cutting off the excess plastic stick with the hack saw. I did varied heights since I was making three. The plastic sticks cut easily. I did use a small piece of sand paper to smooth off the rough edge after cutting.
I then took the black permanent marker and colored the beaks and eyes.
The next step was to take the handles off the buckets. I used the mini-pliers to bend the handle and it came right off. Then I bent down the tabs the handle was through to the inside of the bucket. I was able to bend the tabs with my fingers.
Mix glue and sand together to desired consistency.
Fill buckets with sand mixture and place flamingos in the center and arrange small sea shells around the top of the bucket.
In an hour or less you have a summery decoration for the outside of your dollhouse!!
~Beth, Signing Off