Dec 31, 2010

Happy New Year!

When you're lonely, I wish you Love!
When you're down, I wish you Joy!
When you're troubled, I wish you Peace!
When things seem empty, I wish you Hope!
Have a Happy New Year!

Buon Anno!

Dec 5, 2010

Back from Madrid ...

Here I am, finally!
I really had a lot of fun at the Madrid Fair, knew a lot of people, sold a lot of minis and needless to say bought a lot of minis too!!
Very tiring because the opening hour on Saturday was from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. (with a gazillion people) and on Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
I also had the time to visit the city of Madrid and above all the Prado Museum.
Raffaello, Tiziano, Beato Angelico, Tintoretto, Rubens, Goya, Velazquez, Bosch ..... it was a delight for the eyes and a solace for the soul to see all their masterpieces with my own eyes!

As promised before leaving here are some other pictures of the minis that were with me, the ones that I did not sell at the fair are now in my Etsy shop waiting for Santa that will bring them to their new owners!!







Nov 11, 2010

Madrid Miniature Fair

I worked like a busy bee during the last month because this week-end I will be at the Bishop's Miniature Fair in Madrid.
If you maybe come there, please stop by and say hello, I will take a lot of candies with me!
Here is a little preview of what I'll have on sale:








I have a lot more pictures to show but I have to pack and I'll show you when I'll be back next week.
Wish me luck!

Oct 6, 2010

Pumpkins Galore!

Just on time for Halloween here is my Pumpkins Patch:

And as a comparison size, here is my left finger:

And one dime:

My friend Lory made me this nice pulltoy and the little mushrooms:

These guys are tall 24 to 30 mm and I made them with a 0.8mm hook and DMC cotton thread.
It all started with a little orange ball that had to be a mini smiling pumpkin, but then I thought "what if I add two legs and arms?".
I was so inspired that I also bought a real pumpkin this morning and cooked "pumpkin ravioli" this evening ... yummy!!

Sep 26, 2010

A busy bee

I've been a busy bee this summer, even if when kids are home from school my time for mini making is so few.
I was able to write some new patterns, here is a little baby doll that is small enough (32mm tall) to sleep into a matchbox:

She has movable arms but she's nice even if the arms don't move, isn't she?
A little toadstool boy that I loved to photograph with some toadstools made by my friend Lory (she makes the most wonderful fairy items I've ever seen, take a peek at her shop here).
Hmmm I think that my love for toadstools is becoming an obsession!

Oh and the little snail is made by me too and it's just 8mm tall!
And last but not least a little gnome. I first made it without beard, but gnomes do have beard, don't they? So as I could not decide in which way he was nicer, I made it with a removable beard!

Before and after ... a young gnome and an older one made with the same pattern!
As a busy bee I also made a tutorial on CDHM on how to make a miniature paper butterfly:


This tutorial will probably be published on the next issue of "The Miniature Way" so take a peek if you are interested.
Now I have to work like a mad because I will attend the Dollhouse Miniature Fair in Madrid next November and I have not yet made anything for the show! Good, uh?

Jul 4, 2010

And the winner is ....

Yeppieeee, we have a winner!

Probably everybody was out for the weekend because we only had 9 names,

Here is the little hand of my son mixing the names into his personal Peter Rabbit bowl:

Drum roll .... tadaaaaaa, here is the winner:


Congratulations to ThatRoger! (sorry I do not know your name)

Please mail me your address at:

Thanks everybody for taking part to this contest, what about another one for Christmas?

Jul 2, 2010

Gosh, no winner for the contest?

Ops, it seems that something went wrong with my "Let's play a game" because when I click on the Top Ten button there are no names!!!
I love new tech but sometimes the old way is the better way!
So if you want to have the chance to have that little goldfish, put your name on the "Comments" to this post, this Sunday (4th of July) I'll put all the names into a bowl and the winner will get the little goldfish!!
Hurry up ......


Jun 16, 2010

Fingertips!

I've been busy making again something that is incredibly tiny.
Here is a micro Eeyore which is JUST 9 mm long from head to tail.
It is 5 ways jointed, the legs and head turn and I swear, I used no Photoshop in these pictures (ha ha, I have a shrinking gun, indeed!)


Next another micro guy, a little pink bear (always 5 ways jointed), 10 mm tall, which is now on Ebay

These two guys are a little bigger, 20 mm tall the first one and 22 mm tall Pooh.


This baby boy (well it looks like a boy for me) is 20 mm tall too and has jointed arms so he'll be able to hug his new mommy. The little diaper is removable (the best thing with dolls is that you can undress them, can't you?) and I also made him a little blanket and a cradle.
He's on Ebay too (come take a peek and say hello).


And last but not least a funny little Raggedy Ann doll 22 mm tall with her blanket. She's on her way to Hong Kong to meet her new mommy. (I still can't believe it ... the first mini Muffa in Hong Kong!!).

May 21, 2010

Here we go

Let's play a game

Yeah, let's play a game!
I found an addictive widget on the web and I'm spending more time than I should to play with it! (I'm really a bad girl!)
So I had an idea, why not share it (I'd feel less guilty) and make a contest?
Like in fairs, the winner will receive a little goldfish in a bag, just the goldfish, you have to provide the bowl and the other stuff LOL!
You only have to play (warning, as I said, it's very addictive) and enter your name in the top 10 list and by the end of June the winner will receive this little goldfish:

Ready to start?

Apr 10, 2010

New Website.

Hey hey, wait ... I did not post for ages and now two posts in two days ... what's the matter?

I've created a new website in flash and as I wanted to redirect the old one to the new one, I just wanted to have some feedback before making a mess.

I have a fast connection and not a dial up so I was wondering if a site in flash could be a problem.

Moreover, do you prefer the old one (that I still have to update) or the new one?

So, don't be shy and let me know what you think.


Apr 8, 2010

Bad bad girl!!

Yeah, I'm really a bad girl for not writing for so long ... but I've been busy!
Look what I made:

I think they can be considered "nano" bears because micro is not enough!
They are just 10mm tall and full jointed.
This means that they can move the head, arms and legs!
I do not use a magnifyier but I think that probably I need new glasses!
Hmmm ... it's not the age (I still feel 25 in my heart) but probably the fact that I work late at night under the light of a lamp! And what about the fact that I'm mad enough to make such mini things?
BTW when I have to relax my eyesight I make mini blankets, mini baskets and mini purses:

... that, of course, I have to fill with something.
And here is the "something" for the pink bag:

And the something for the yellow one:

... and yes, lately I'm in the bear mood!

Feb 11, 2010

Cool Amigurumis

I was browsing through the videos on You Tube and found something really cool.
Amigurumis in stop motion playing ukulele and guitar, they're so funny, take a peek:



Now I want to learn how to make my own video with my minis ....

Jan 29, 2010

The better way to start the New Year

Oh gosh, 2010 is already here, can you believe it??
I hope everyone’s new year is off to a great start!
I tried to start in the best way making something that can be considered "totally insane".
My son is so fascinated by nesting dolls. I often find him playing with a Matrioska doll that my father bought me when I was a child, hiding all kind of stuff into the dolls.
He's a sort of a little pack rat that always finds interesting things (in his opinion) in my studio's trash basket!
So, looking at the littlest Matrioska I decided to make a crocheted one, and she turned out soooo small:

Yeah, that's the top of my finger and the little doll is just 10mm tall (0.39"), I can even breath her! She's made with a 0.4mm hook, that means something as thin as a little pin, and sewing thread.
Needless to say, I had to hide her from my son's little fingers!