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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 :) 

Flashback Friday

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 Pretty sure this is the first photo of me with a Doll.  I think I am probably a week old. I was pretty tiny lol   Its also a pretty creepy looking photo. 50 plus years later and I am still posing with dolls :)

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.  

May Doll News

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Hope everyone is enjoying spring.  Such a beautiful time of year!  I haven't posted much due to work and some family matters but I wanted to share a few upcoming events this weekend! The Dollicious Doll Show and Sale is  May 15 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm EDT Madison Heights, MI The Woodstock Toy Expo is happening on this coming weekend in Woodstock, Ontario If you haven't already hear the news - There is a new BARBIE movie in the works starring Will Ferrel and Margot Robbie. Read more about the star studded cast in Variety magazine .

Upcoming Miniature Show and Sale - Guelph Miniature Enthusiasts Fergus Ontario

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OMEGA (Ontario Miniature Enthusiasts of Guelph Area) Annual Show and Sale