Monday, August 24, 2015

I'm on the cover of The Dolls' House Magazine!!

I love surprises! I knew I was going to be in the September 2015 issue of The Dolls' House Magazine, but I didn't realize I'd be on the cover (insert happy dance)! My copy from the UK got a little bent out of shape but here are pics of the magazine. I'm featured on the cover, table of contents and in a 5 page article. This issue also features great work by Cynthia from ggsdolls, Anna-Maria from The Shopping Sherpa, and Cindy from Snowfern Clover. The September issue has some great tutorials for food, herbs and a mid-century modern dresser by Natalie Clegg that I want to try to make.

Thank you Katie and The Dolls' House Magazine, I'm flattered to be featured with so many other incredible miniaturists in your magazine. I had a great time styling my Antrim dollhouse for this interview and feature. I'll post more details soon.

You can order a copy of the magazine here. The Dolls' House Magazine is also on Facebook.

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Miniatures in the Garden Section?

I'm used to searching for things that can be turned into miniatures whenever I go shopping, but I didn't expect to find almost 1:12 scale outdoor furniture in the Garden Section of OSH (Orchard Supply Hardware)! How cute are these tables, chairs and loungers? The succulent planters and furniture were $29.99 each. The furniture are intended to be for garden use as they have long metal legs that stake into the soil to hold them in place. The stakes could easily be cut off if you wanted to use them with a dollhouse. In the picture with my fingers you can see one metal stake leg had already snapped off (I didn't break it! I swear, it was like that when I found it).

Sunday, August 16, 2015

Dreams Happened without me

I completely missed going to Dreams Happen this year (my kids were thrilled I didn't torture them again by dragging them to the mall to look at roped off playhouses they can't play with). Below are more details from the event with my favorite houses. You can see my coverage of previous years of this event here.

Since 1993, Stanford Shopping Center has co-sponsored and produced the biennial Dreams Happen event benefiting Rebuilding Together Peninsula—a non-profit organization dedicated to rehabilitating the homes and community facilities of neighbors in need from Sunnyvale to Daly City. Playhouses have sold for amounts ranging from $13,000 to $101,000. Bidding typically begins at $5,000.

Backyard Beta Box

Arcanum Architecture

Peninsula Custom Homes

Lunar Explorer One

The Hayes Group

South Bay Construction

Galactic Guardian S3-15

Square Three Design Studios LLP

Pete Moffat Construction

Tours en l'Air

Gehry Partners, LLP

Level 10 Construction

Sponsored by Facebook

You can see more details and photos of all 12 playhouses here: