• Miniature Monday – Miniature Curio Makeover

    Happy Monday! Today I’m going to show you a miniature curio makeover. I found this vintage piece in an antique store. The fact that I found miniatures at all was exciting, but when I saw this curio, I knew it would be perfect for an update. First, let me tell you that I have done oodles of makeovers on normal size furniture. I had a booth at an antique for a few years. Finding pieces that would normally be overlooked and make them into something pretty and useful again is FUN! Now that I’ve switched gears and opened Etsy store selling handmade miniatures, I can create whatever I want, when…

  • Miniature Making Tools You Already Have

    Hello! Today I’m going to share some of my favorite miniature making tools. The ones I’m talking about today are items you probably already have around the house. Legos. If you have children, you probably have oodles of Legos. I have so many Legos from my son (who is now in college)… we could probably retire. Legos are perfect for miniatures when you are trying to square up small pieces of wood. They are perfectly right-angled. I use them for 90 degree angles as well as keeping two pieces of wood joined together exactly straight. I also use them when I need a piece of wood to dry vertically. Just…

  • 2 Stinkin’ Cute Miniatures Etsy Store

    Hello Friends! Just wanted to take a moment and tell you a little bit about our Etsy Store, 2 Stinkin’ Cute Miniatures. A couple of years ago for my BFF’s birthday, (BFF AND store partner, Kerry), I made her a miniature bakery. Kerry loves to bake and always thought it would be fun to have her own bakery, so I made her one. Miniature style. I actually gave her┬áthe present a few months early because it was SO much fun to work with clay and build furniture, I couldn’t keep it to myself. Once she saw her gift, we were now both hooked on miniatures. We made projects together, mostly…

  • Miniature Milk Jug Tutorial

    Hello friends… I have a miniature milk jug tutorial to share with you today. Lowes is my happy place. It’s like a giant craft store for me. Walk down the aisles and let your imagination run wild. The plumbing isle had some great stuff for miniatures! Think copper pots and pans. This particular shape reminded me of a miniature milk jug. It’s called a “coupling – reducing”, 1/2 x 1/4″ by Streamline.. Here’s how what I did to turn it into a miniature “antique” milk jug… To make a lip on the top of the “jug”, I super glued a small orthodontic rubber band do it. A thin strip of…