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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!

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

Barbie Ranch - Happy Summer

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Hello from the Barbie Ranch!  I hope you are enjoying this summer season and getting plenty of fresh air and vitamin D. I love to garden but an injured knee has been slowing me down a bit this year. My husband surprised me by making a new flower bed space that is easy to access and he edged it with a Barbie sized fence! Perfect for a ranch. I might need to treat myself to a few S chleich horses :) 

Barbie Spring Hat / Easter Bonnet Tutorial

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This is a really easy project you can do for all Doll sizes. This one here is 1:6 scale The centre circle should be slightly smaller than the diameter of the dolls head. Felt stretches so if the circle is slightly smaller you can stretch it to fit.  Cut one circle of felt and 3 or 4 matching circles in a sheer fabric Put it together like a sandwich ( in layers) put dots of glue between each layer.  

Craft Room - Barbie Scale

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When I was a teenager I worked at this rustic place called Cullen Country Barns. It was a craft /art store that was made out of old barns.  It also had antiques, food and a garden centre ( owned by the Cullen family who are Canadian famous for their Garden stores)   My mother worked there part time as well and we both taught classes on wreath making, ribbon roses and other 80's crafty stuff. To this day I always think of the barns when I hear the name "Dusty Rose"  -the most popular colour for decorating that year. This is also where I learned how to use polymer clay.  Fimo was fairly new to the Canadian craft scene and I had pretty much only seen it used in the miniature world for dishes and bread.  We got to use a certain amount of product to make sample displays so I remember being very excited to try the clays out.  I've  been wanting to do a craft room scene for my 1:6 dolls for a while and thought my old wooden crate would be the perfect backdrop for one based o