Monday, July 17, 2017

New Blog - Same Miniature Obsession

Hey everyone!

So, I've finally come to the realization that I can only update one blog and one Facebook page and maintain any of what little sanity I have left.

Unfortunately, the blog I will be keeping up is not this one. Instead, I will be focusing my attention on the new, shiny, WordPress - David & Wendy's Dollhouse Blog.

The good news is, it'll be more interesting, and definitely updated more. So you might want to give that a follow if you've enjoyed my miniature ramblings here.

I will also not be updating the Facebook Midnight in the Dollhouse page anymore, and instead will be updating the David & Wendy's Dollhouse page with new things and what I'm doing.

Thank you to everyone who followed this little blog. It means a lot. And I hope you'll follow me on my new adventures with David & Wendy's Dollhouse! See you there!

- Wendy

Friday, July 7, 2017

Wandering Through a Tiny Glass Menagerie

I've been so busy making stuff and ordering stuff for the website, I haven't had much time to play.

Until now....

C&M Books and Coffee got dusted off and is in the middle of some renovation. I'll post more pictures of that soon.

 And my little curiosity shop finally got a purpose: it is now the home of my glass animal collection.

Peeking through the window at a little glass pelican...

And a little glass crane as well.

Welcome. Come on in!

There's lots to see....

And I realize now....

My hoard collection has outgrown this little building.

I'm going to need to build a bigger shop!

Oops. :)

- Wendy

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Coming Soon - Downloadable Book Files on Etsy

So, I used to make dollhouse books to sell using the accordion fold.

They were a lot of fun to do, and it's probably the easiest way to make a readable dollhouse book.

But it isn't how I make my books anymore (I am using double printed pages now, which is a PITA, but with pretty cool results).

But this means that I have files for a whole bunch of accordion fold books that I'm not using and will most likely never use again.

And that's when I thought maybe OTHER people would like to make them!

So I'm cleaning up the files a little bit (I never thought they'd be worked with by anyone but me, honestly) and photographing a tutorial and I'll have them up for sale after a bit! They will only be available in one size (1:12 - dollhouse scale), but if I can figure it out I may include some directions for changing sizes.

I've never shot a tutorial before, so wish me luck! I'll let you know once they're up and ready to sell!

- Wendy

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Some Bunny Likes Books! Happy Easter!

Things have been busy with work, and the garden and stuff, so I don't have a lot to share right now.

Monday, I'm even blowing off miniatures for something big. Like, BIG big. I'm going to visit Blackhawk helicopters! (More about that if it happens, though). :)

Do you think my neighbors would notice if I brought one home? :)

However, I did spy this little fella shopping in C&M this morning.

I guess everybunny likes books! :)

Happy Easter, everyone! Back with more updates and things soon!

- Wendy

Saturday, April 8, 2017

The Buttercup Pt 1 - And Now For Something Completely Different

I gave away the FAO Schwarz house to a great home. David & I talked a lot about it and I realized it was going to take so much work, and the near destruction of the house itself, to make it what I wanted, that it was probably better to let it go and find something closer to my vision for that idea.

Before jumping into the big projects in front of me, like the Joseph Angel and the 1:6 scale house (and possibly a custom finishing job for a customer), I wanted some dollhouse practice. Something to get my feet wet again before jumping right in. Or something like that.

So, I got myself a Greenleaf Buttercup.

Normally, I am not a fan of these kits. The wood is cheap and thin and normally a little warped.

 But for my purposes this time around, it's PERFECT! It's so little, and so CUTE!

Lots of wood glue. 

And masking tape. 

I think it's going to be adorable. I've been wanting to paperclay something, and I think this little house will really lend itself to paperclay. 

So... my current project: The Buttercup.

I have some big plans for this little house (not only do I need to practice my paperclay, but I want to practice parquet floors too). I guess we'll see how it goes. :)

Wish me luck!

- Wendy