Sunday, February 19, 2012

The Magical World of Miniatures



Such a magical world,



where the miniature artist lives.


Beautiful little rooms, all reflecting the spirit of the little girl within.

I met Toni from Mostly Minis on etsy when I created a treasury.  The temptation was too great, I just had to have one of her creations.


Her work is gorgeous, look at the tiny new hardware and how she lined the drawers of this little desk and cupboard.



We chatted a bit, and when she found out that I designed fabric, she told me how much she loved French Script and dreamed of finding tiny Shabby Chic prints for her work.



So, I got busy and designed a collection I call My Dollhouse Fabric.  I chose some of my best selling fabrics on Spoonflower, and created the tiniest scale with the miniaturist in mind.  When it arrives, I will share it with you.

I stopped by Toni's shop tonight, and couldn't resist again.  I just bought the sweetest French chair, and she has another one of the sweetest chair.

She has some of the loveliest things, and her prices are wonderful too.

Squeal, just look at this pastry cart with handmade pasteries.  I didn't want to be greedy, but this is the sweetest!


Toni's shop is called Mostly Minis on etsy.  She has created a special coupon code which will give you a 10% off on her items. Just use KARENSBLOG as the coupon code when you checkout.



It's Monday and there has to be a mosaic to celebrate Mosaic Monday over at Little Red House.  Mary is hosting mosaic inspiration.

20 comments:

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Isn't the little tea cart with goodies precious! I love miniatures, too and would like to shrink down and wander around all of the pretty things...jump on that beautiful bed! heehee! I'll go look at her blog, too! ♥

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I went to her Etsy shop! OH MY! I love the sweet little kitchen table and chairs! ♥

Jo-Anne's Rambling said...

I love the mini things and so does my hubby strange enough, although he has always said I can't have a collection of mini things as our daughters and now our grandchildren will only break the stuff and no matter what arugment I bring up he will not budge.............now I have to say what you have shared with us are so bloody cute.......

Nadege, said...

Such precious collection of miniatures. So pretty.

NanaDiana said...

Karen- How sweet! I love miniatures and have a doll house that I really need to get at! Everything about them is so amazing. xo Diana

Vee said...

They are darling! Lovely details and how neat to be able to design fabric for the miniaturists.

Jann Olson said...

Oh what a magical world for little people. I love how she pays attention to every detail. Thanks so much for sharing! Oh, I also love the picture of you looking back at us in the mirror. Clever girl!
Hugs,
Jann

sonya said...

Oh my goodness,I've got to go see her! I love her miniatures they are darling! Thank you for sharing with us!
Have a great week!
Hugs,
Sonya

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

SQEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEAAAAAAAAAALLLLLLL indeed!!!! OH KAREN, the minis are OUTRAGEOUSLY FABULOUS, but your tiny itsy bitsy fabric is a MUST HAVE!! Will you be selling it????? I MUST HAVE A SWATCH! this is fantastic!!!! Anita

Lavender Cottage said...

These minis are so adorable, and the detail given to everything is amazing.

eileeninmd said...

Your miniatures are so cute and amazing! What a nice collection! Thanks for sharing, lovely photos. Have a great week!

Francie...The Scented Cottage Studio said...

oh oh oh I want to know when your tiny fabric comes in ! I love minis too. I have 2 doll houses I'm working on (okaaay I have plans to work on :)) )

Sarah~Magnolia Surprise said...

I've loved miniatures since I was a kid playing with my dollhouse (and making furniture for it!)
I love that bed! I want a big one like it!
Can't wait to see your tiny fabrics...

Jocelyne said...

This is so cute ! It reminded me of my trip to New-York and my visit to FAO Schwartz where I saw a collection of miniatures houses and all sorts of objects, even dogs and cats ! I had never seen this before. I loved this post !

Denise said...

Magical,esp.seen with your music playing.I also have in the past set up a old fashion country kitchen in a box for miniatures. That was years ago and they still look brand new.It's a fun but addictive hobby.Boy the money you can spend on it is also huge.It's so much fun though.Denise

Gardening in a Sandbox said...

So very tiny and adorable. V

Marianne said...

Karen, the miniatures are sooo sweet!! And you've captured them beautifully in your mosaics.

Enjoy a wonderful week,
Marianne

Georgianna said...

Karen, these are absolutely charming! And how very clever of you to create the fabric for the miniatures. That is just a brilliant idea! Look forward to seeing it when you get it in. And oh, Spoonflower, I really want to do some things there. I've had an account for AGES.

Wishing you a great week! – g

Kristin_Texas said...

What a fun post. I LOVE miniatures!

Kristin

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Karen,

I adore miniature things too and I always loved my dolls house as a child and enjoyed hours of pleasure time. I love your sweet little books and your French chair.
Look forward to seeing your collection of fabrics.

Hugs
Carolyn