December 23, 2017

Before the year ends…

So many things happening just before the end of the year. When I look back at all the good and bad things that happened in 2017 - didn't we just start 2017? - I can't believe how fast the year has passed. I really hope that 2018 will have more heart warming news from around the world than 2017.

But as we are not quite in 2018 yet, I thought I will try to spread some happiness before the year ends. More on this in a bit. First, I want to share that I just learned that my 2016 Creatin Contest Kit (which I could not submit on time) was going to be featured in the 2018 January-February Issue of the Dollhouse Miniatures Magazine. I will share the article once the Magazine is published, until then, here are some teasers:

On the other side, I decided to work on a tattoo shop project and gave it a start by creating a tattoo gun out of polymer clay, some wire, and some little aluminum pieces. I hope you like it...

I do not know yet how big the shop is going to be and what I will include, I just want it to be as detailed as possible. So in the upcoming weeks, I will be working on little accessories and furnitures, and I will try to share my progress with you if I find some extra time.

Ok, enough talk, regarding the happiness I want to share… I recently organized all my boxes that hold my miniatures and all my tools. I noticed that some items are simply sitting there and I don't find a use for them or I simply have some more copies of them. Why not giving them away and they finally get a real use? So here are the items included in my…

"New Year Give Away"

A colorful rug

Some cotton fabric, a tray, 4 glasses/vases, 1 blue pitcher, 1 bag, 3 bowls, 1 dog bowl,  and some ribbons.

Different kinds of textures.

If you would like to participate to the give away, simply leave a comment and I'll add your name to the list. I will use a random number generator to designate the winner. You can participate until end of day on the 6th January (CET) and I will announce the winner on the 7th.

Have a wonderful Christmas with family and friends!



  1. I think a tiny tattoo parlor is an awesome project!

  2. Can't wait to see the article and your new project! The tattoo gun is amazing.

  3. I am so glad that they are featuring you in DHM - I love getting to look at all the details that you included in the magazine. (And I am glad they are featuring some modern work). Please do include me in the giveaway. Happy Holidays and Happy 2018!

  4. No wonder you are being featured in DHM. I knew your project was a top one. As to the tattoo shop, I never saw the inside of one in real life, it will be very interesting to follow your work. I can rely on it to be authentic.
    Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you and yours!
    Hugs, Drora

  5. Tienda de tatuajes, qué idea original, Susi! La pistola es increible, puedo imaginar cómo será el resto. Te felicito por tu publicación, realmente tu trabajo lo merece :)Y qué diré del sorteo, me encantaría participar!!! Que pases con los tuyos una mu feliz Navidad! :)

  6. Congratulations on going to be featured in the 2018 January-February Issue of the Dollhouse Miniatures Magazine, Susi, your work deserves it.
    I'm so curious to see your next project, this tattoo gun is promising and so life-like to see. I really can't wait to see more of this new project!
    I wish you and yours: Merry Christmas and health, creativity and a prosperous 2018!
    Kind regards, Ilona

  7. Una tienda de tatuajes es un proyecto muy original. Creo que nunca he visto ninguno.
    ¡Feliz Navidad!

  8. Congratulations!
    Please, count me in your wonderful giveaway.
    Merry Christmas and Happy 2018!

  9. Congratulations on the up-coming Magazine feature Susi! I loved your Creatin Contest project and I am delighted to learn that it will be receiving recognition in the Dollhouse Miniatures Magazine. Bravo!
    Wishing you a Very Merry Christmas and a Blessed 2018!

    p.s. I think that you tattoo parlor sounds very intriguing.

  10. Congratulations on the article! I can’t wait to get my copy in the mail!!!

    Count me in for the giveaway!

    Merry Christmas!

  11. Please count me in.
    I love the colors of the carpet.
    LG Nina

  12. Count me in as well! Lovely little prizes. Happy New Year!

  13. So excited to find your blog. I am new to miniatures, and have really enjoyed reading your archives. Here's to 2018, and a year that brings you wonder and happiness.

  14. Congratulations on the publishing of your beautiful project! I would love to participate in your generous giveaway, so please count me in if is possible. I wish you all the best in 2018 and good luck and inspiration on the new project, I will be around to follow it. So exciting!

  15. Wow! I just stumbled across your blog, and have really enjoyed reading it this afternoon. Now I am almost to the end, and maybe I have a chance at your giveaway! Too cool! And I really really want to try to make a weaving loom, and do a rug. FYI I am a total newbie, working on my first dollhouse, in New England where it is very cold tonight. I love learning about the whole world of minis, and am eternally grateful to all the people who share their stories online. One more entry for me to read, then goodnight. Thank you.