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Crafts to Do When the Weather Outside Is Frightful

By Joanna Campbell Slan Snow, snow, snow. The weather report sounds like a broken record. As I write this, the Boston area is bracing for yet another blizzard-like blast, adding more flakes to the growing mountains of white fluff. Even though I now live in Florida, I remember those winter days “up yonder” when we […]

Dollhouse Lamp Base Tutorial

In the BONUS gift for pre-ordering Handmade, Holiday, Homicide, I showed readers how to make this adorable “Dollhouse in a 3-Ring Binder” room. Here’s how to make the matching base for the lamp. NOTE: The BONUS gift will be available to those who pre-order Handmade, Holiday, Homicide on or before December 15, 2014. Hurry! You don’t […]

Kit Bashing — A Dollhouse Furniture Bargain

“Kit bashing” is a term miniaturists use, and one that every crafter should get to know. You “bash a kit” when you take creative liberties with a project, putting your own spin on it. I love kit bashing. Curiously, I’ve noticed a big difference between miniaturists and scrapbookers. When I took scrapbook classes, a lot […]

How to Make a Hummingbird Feeder — Miniature Tutorial (1:12 scale)

I love using things that would normally hit the trash can. This project reminds me to look at familiar objects with fresh insight. For years I’ve tossed away the lids to the McDonald’s beverages. I was amazed when I looked carefully and noticed the raised icons. I can’t wait to see what I can do […]

How to Make a Miniature Rustic Bench

My sister has this wonderful rustic chair outside her house. It was made with twigs (okay…BIG twigs), and I love it. Right now, rustic/twig furniture is all the small rage. This pattern will work for a real miniature setting (1:12 scale) or for a fairy garden. This was also inspired by the wonderful tutorial by […]

Miniature Basket Tutorial

This is a fun project that keeps another bit of plastic out of the landfill. Here are two finished versions of this project. SUPPLIES: Empty and clean plastic coffee creamer container Quilling strip (or strip of paper cut 3/8 inch wide) Duct tape (optional) Masking tape (cut into half inch pieces) Scissors Punch (optional) Paper […]

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