Friday, December 24, 2010

Numero Uno

How do I pick number one? It's just so hard.

#1- It's just plain fun!

It's creative and fun and it makes me feel like a kid again playing with toys. It makes me smile and that's what life is about, right? Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all!!

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Two More Days and Reason #2

Number 2- I enjoy all the wonderful bloggers I have "met" through miniatures and the vast online community :)

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Number 3

Countdown day 3 of why I like miniatures.

#3- They let me express my inner creativity.

A Few New Titles & Categories

A few more titles were added to the store today. The book jacket images were found online and placed over wood. The wood makes them nice and sturdy and easy to keep in place.

I also made some labels for genres within the store. Hmm.. which section should I browse?
(Not the best picture, but you get the idea.)

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Countdown Day 4

Reason #4- Cool furnishings are much more affordable. (Some day I hope to own a mini Eames!)

Monday, December 20, 2010

My Own Advent Countdown

There has been little time for minis lately, so I thought I would do a countdown of 5 (yes, only FIVE more days) reasons I love miniatures. Feel free to chime in with your own.

#5 - Even when your world is falling to hell, tiny miniature worlds are perfect and pristine.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Book Blanks

No, I have not disappeared off the face of the earth. Between the holidays and working a ton of hours, I have just been very busy. Miniatures have been on my mind though and finally today I found some time to work on them. What a relaxing and fun way to spend a few hours! A "mini" escape :)

There are lots of shelves to fill in my book shoppe, so I figured my time would be wisely spent making some books today. These are just filler books to take up some space, but I think they turned out pretty well. I cut varying sized pieces of wood and simply wrapped them in spare scraps of leather. I may go back and add some gold titles/details at a later time. A very simple project, yet time consuming. How many shelves are there again?!

On another note, I have finally come up with a master plan for opening up the Villa. Now I just need to get some proper tools for the job and then "surgery" will begin! I'm very excited!