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Miniature Candy

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I have been making candy all week and will have a limited supply available this month  in my eBay store - Redwoodretro   

November!

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 Happy November! Are you sick of candy yet?  I bought a huge box this year and only had a few dozen kids because it poured. I'm trying very hard not to eat the leftovers but its not going well. On the plus side, the box they came in is perfect for a 1/6 scale roombox and I've been itching to do an office scene since I bought a mini filing cabinet at Goodwill last month. The only thing I bought new for this room was some Vinyl /mactac Shelf paper from the dollar store that looks like fake woodgrain. I found one that looks just like the cheap pressed wood desks that you saw everywhere in the 80s. This was fun. Im not sure if I'm going to keep this one or not. If I do I am going to redo the walls and add some windows This pic was done with the free app FaceApp   I'm tempted to upgrade because it does such a great job on doll faces!

Elf on the Shelf printable colouring pages

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Here are some links to some of my favourite places on the web to get  free Elf on the Shelf printable colouring pages, props and crafts! The Elf on the Shelf Official page has lots of things to colour and activities  19 Free Elf Props   - This site has a cool superhero costume for your elf! Pimp your Elf   - Elf mail, Mini monopoly game and costumes!! PARENTS Magazine has some nice pictures  Super Coloring - Elf on the shelf pages to print and color as well as pages from popular Fairy tales Get Coloring - Has a few dozen images to colour of the Elf More printable props Please follow my elf on Instagram @Herbtheelf  Herb the Elf Photo Gallery 

Halloween Doll and Miniature Printables and Tutorials

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Hello Mini Makers!! And just like that it is Autumn once again. My favourite time of the year.  Less humidity, fewer annoying bugs and two food related holidays back to back. Halloween and Thanksgiving!   Here are a few cool printables to make your Dollhouse Halloweeny My Small Obsession   has a fantastic page of fall and Halloween tutorials and printables Miniature Witch Hat Tutorial  Halloween Party printies  - from Nwabisas littlethings blog Halloween Paper Doll Polymer clay Dried Corn  Beautiful Halloween Lampshades  and more - from Glenda's World Make a Miniature Book for a Halloween House - From Paper Glitter Glue Trick or Treat Halloween Bags  - From Small Stuff's Print Mini page More Halloween Printies! Ghost animals tutorial

Doll and Miniature Artists, Bloggers, Designers and Stores

Doll and Miniature Artists, Bloggers, Designers and Stores I am in awe every time I browse the internet for minis, of the amazing creations and artists I come across. There are so many talented people in the miniature world. Please check out their work.   Instagram handles are listed where available. *If you are a Miniature Artist and would like to be listed here for free send me a message!  Updated Sept 2022 Dollhouse Fixer Upper - Author of the Doll Collectors Companion and the Crafter's Companion. @dollhousefixerupper  Vintage Barbie Photos -     Absolutely stunning Art photographs by Melissa.  @vintagebarbiephotos Blossom Friends  - Cute Tutorials, printables, links and more Magnolia Minis  Artist in 1:6 and 1:12 scale Her Mason jars are stunning! @magnolia.minis Minis By Karen    Melody Jane Dollhouses  - mail order store based in North Wales - Huge inventory! Stores These are stores that have an actual physical location that you can visit in real life. Know of one? Send me a

August - Weather and Wade

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 Anyone else fed up with this heat lol? I find it hard to work on projects when its humid. I'm so ready for fall that I've started working on Halloween stuff.  I have been going through old newspaper clippings looking for vintage graphics I can use for my Miniature Curiosity shop. I haven't started it yet but Ive been collecting stuff over the summer to use in it.  One of the things I have been looking for at the second hand shops is the Wade figurines. They make such perfect statures and decor for both 1:12 and 1:6 scale minis.  Some can be worth money but most of them are common and I have already found doubles. I'm thinking of painting some of the extras.  I think the wade owls are my favourite and work well as modern Barbie decor I remember getting the nursery rhyme ones in the tea boxes when I was a kid.  I picked up a few already this summer that I am going to save for a Toy or Fairy garden scene.  If you collect these and are looking for a certain one, send me a

Miniature and Barbie Printable Directory

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Make your own Dollhouse and Barbie Miniatures at home with your printer! A list of links/sites that have Free Doll printables and Miniature Printies Updated July 5, 2022 Follow me on instagram @suzysminis @redwoodretro Send me your links! General Printable Websites My Froggy Stuff  - Don't forget to check out her Youtube channel - Awesome content! Mini Doll Kits  - This page has wonderful wallpaper and a ton of other awesome mini related goodies. Small Stuff Digest  - Tools, Patterns, Tips, Articles, Poems and Printables for Miniature Enthusiasts True to Scales Miniature Blog   - There are some great links to tutorials on this site as well as some beautiful printables Minnesota Mini Market   - Lots of freebies on this site Minifanticus-   Nice variety of printies  Free printable Birthday party pack  Dollar Store Dollhouse   -  This site has medieval book printables as well as a neat tutorial on making vintage Christmas Trees out of bottle brushes Printable Paper Crafts    - This si