I’ve made a couple of quick, easy craft projects lately, both featured on my other blog Holly Recommends. Since these are for my real house, both are a little bigger than the typical scale I’d use if I was creating something for a dollhouse. They’re a cute, quirky way to lighten up a room.
One of my favorite things about Flip This (Mini) House is that it helps me connect with other miniaturists. Madeline Thoman of La Vie Mini recently got in touch with me. I just had a chance to check out her website and it’s AMAZING. If you love all things mini, like I do, you’ll adore her curated ensemble of interesting stories and tiny treasures.
One of the more fascinating posts is this one about a father who created a dollhouse grave for his daughter.
Photo source: La Vie Mini (visit site for more information)
There’s a definite dark, beautiful quirkiness associated with dollhouses and miniatures, and La Vie Mini captures it perfectly.
Miniaturists are gaining attention! This New York Times article mentions some of my favorites, like Phillip Nuveen.
So much vintage inspiration, I had to share this!
Please note: This post is reblogged.
Bust magazine put together a list of Golden Girls inspired gifts. I want them all, particularly this amazing creation (a mini Golden Girls dollhouse!) by Etsy artist Alan of Everyday Miniatures.
Just like with a real house, decorating the Flip This (Mini) House project never ends. The living room, which I just highlighted earlier today, has gotten a make-under. The bubble chair has been swapped with the Eames lounge chair and ottoman from the house’s upstairs office. The fluffy white rug has been swapped out with a carpet from the house’s storage drawer. Ahhh! That’s better!
Much of the art, furniture, and accessories in the Flip This (Mini) House project are repurposed objects I found for next to nothing at garage sales and thrift stores, or that I created from materials from craft stores and hardware stores.