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Hi everyone!

I thought I would swing by and introduce myself.

I just wrapped up a Masters degree and now that I have a bit more spare time I want to try my hand at making miniatures.  I have never made any kind of miniature before, but growing up I always liked Barbie food more than the dolls themselves 😂

I've fallen in love with 1:12 scale, but my apartment doesn't have a lot of space so I plan to start with a room box and go from there!

Anyways, huge thank you to everyone here for posting so many of your tips in the forums - I've learned a lot in the day or so that I've been browsing!

 

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Welcome! Room boxes are a great way to go. I often wish I'd stuck with those and not gone the full house route. My favorite thing about them - besides taking up so much less space! - is that you don't have to do an entire house in one style. I love so many different styles. With room boxes I could have a colonial kitchen, a Victorian bedroom, a Georgian drawing room, etc., etc., rather than a full-on house for every one of those styles and more!

Many people here do amazing work and can help you along. Please keep us posted on your projects!

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Welcome to the group!

I started out doing room boxes, and honestly they are the only things I completely finish.

Have you looked into making miniature food? Some pictures make my stomach grumble because they look so authentic!

~~Carrie

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Welcome to the little family.  When you have made five posts you can make albums in the Gallery of your room boxes and other miniatures.

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23 hours ago, Kells said:

Welcome! Room boxes are a great way to go. I often wish I'd stuck with those and not gone the full house route. My favorite thing about them - besides taking up so much less space! - is that you don't have to do an entire house in one style. I love so many different styles. With room boxes I could have a colonial kitchen, a Victorian bedroom, a Georgian drawing room, etc., etc., rather than a full-on house for every one of those styles and more!

Many people here do amazing work and can help you along. Please keep us posted on your projects!

Thank you! Great point about being able to try different styles in terms of period but also types of rooms!

I think I want to do a room box that is set up like a museum with display tables etc. It'll operate like a featured exhibit room where the theme and contents on display are rotating in and out. I saw these little crates of fossils at Wendy's Miniatures that really inspired me: https://wendysminiatures.com/collections/collections/products/crate-of-assorted-fossils-choice-of-two-styles

20 hours ago, KatFord said:

Hello! Nice to see you! 

 

Kim 

Hi Kim! Nice to meet you too!

18 hours ago, Mid-life madness said:

Welcome to the group!

I started out doing room boxes, and honestly they are the only things I completely finish.

Have you looked into making miniature food? Some pictures make my stomach grumble because they look so authentic!

~~Carrie

Hi Carrie

Thank you! I can see why room boxes are the only things that are completely finished—all the possibilities of a house seem almost overwhelming.

I haven't looked into miniature food yet, but I think I will! My all-time favourite Barbie item when I was a kid was a cake that came as six separate and detailed pieces, but when you put them all on a little plate they fit together so well that they looked like a whole cake. That was magic to me as a tiny person.

8 hours ago, havanaholly said:

Welcome to the little family.  When you have made five posts you can make albums in the Gallery of your room boxes and other miniatures.

Thanks for the welcome and the info, Holly! 

32 minutes ago, Muriel said:

Hi and welcome to this fabulous hobby and forum!

Hi Muriel, thank you! I'm very excited to get started, but I admit I have next to no craft skills. My grandmother tried to teach me how to knit when I was 8 or 9 years old, but all I ever managed was a small potholder, and that's going on 20 years ago now.

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20 minutes ago, damfino said:
On 8/23/2021 at 1:36 PM, Kells said:

Welcome! Room boxes are a great way to go. I often wish I'd stuck with those and not gone the full house route. My favorite thing about them - besides taking up so much less space! - is that you don't have to do an entire house in one style. I love so many different styles. With room boxes I could have a colonial kitchen, a Victorian bedroom, a Georgian drawing room, etc., etc., rather than a full-on house for every one of those styles and more!

Many people here do amazing work and can help you along. Please keep us posted on your projects!

 

20 minutes ago, damfino said:

Thank you! Great point about being able to try different styles in terms of period but also types of rooms!

I think I want to do a room box that is set up like a museum with display tables etc. It'll operate like a featured exhibit room where the theme and contents on display are rotating in and out. I saw these little crates of fossils at Wendy's Miniatures that really inspired me: https://wendysminiatures.com/collections/collections/products/crate-of-assorted-fossils-choice-of-two-styles

Museums are great fun, they offer so many possibilities! I love mine, although it needs work and still a lot to fill it.

https://forum.greenleafdollhouses.com/gallery/album/8660-museum/

 

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@Kells I just took a look through your album and wow - your museum looks great!

I really like the way you have put statues in the hallways, but my favourite part has to be the way you've hung the art in the two rooms on the second floor. It reminds me very much of the way wealthy Victorians displayed paintings in their homes.

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