Making Miniatures – gothic medieval desk

Miniature gothic writing desk

Miniature gothic writing desk

Last year, you might remember that I made a few little furniture/decorative pieces for my friend who collects and displays fashion dolls. (Like the Asian inspired shelf, or some of the other Making Miniatures posts)

Well, before covid shut everything down, I used the maker studio’s laser cutter & paper cutter for a few other things as well, and for Christmas 2020 I ended up finishing them off and giving them to my friend as well.  (Her Instagram, @CanadianFashionDoll isn’t really being used currently, but maybe she’ll be up and running again?)

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Making Miniatures – potted spider plants

miniature plants for a 2020 holiday gift

miniature plants for a 2020 holiday gift

I realized when I was about to post about the miniature paper plants I’d made for @CanadianFashionDoll ‘s 2020 Christmas gift, that I’d never blogged about her 2019 gift!

With money in 2020 being so tight, and already having a bunch of these cut out from my time back when the Maker Studio was up and running (it shut down at the beginning of covid and has never re-opened) I decided to make MORE of these paper plants for her in 2020, as I did in 2019.

In 2019, I made her a fern and a spider plant in little faux bronze pots.

In 2020 I made two ferns, a monstera plant, another spider plant, and two miniature ivy topiary plants in little white pots with bronze trim.

The way I did the pots and the “potting” of the plants differed between the two years, so I’ll talk a little bit about that here.

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2020 gifted miniature furniture & accessories

Miniature doll furniture made for my friend for Christmas 2020

Miniature doll furniture made for my friend for Christmas 2020

You might remember for 2019 I gave my friend @CanadianFashionDoll a few different doll miniatures that I made for her. These included:

If you followed me on Instagram there were also some other things there that I realize I never published either!

For 2020 I made a few more things as well, that I’m looking forward to sharing with you!

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Making Miniatures – two-shelf side table

Both of the side tables I made for my doll-collecting friend.

Both of the side tables I made for my doll-collecting friend.

My recent posts have been about miniature furniture that I’ve made for my doll-collecting friend. (Don’t worry, this isn’t a secret project! I’m not ruining a surprise by posting here!)

I saw these really cute two-shelf tables on Pinterest (looking at all the miniatures has started to fill up my Pinterest feed with more minis…) from 1 inch minis by Kris, and decided to make some myself. While she does offer a pattern, it wasn’t in a laser-cutter friendly format, so I re-drafted it in Adobe Illustrator, making a shelf, legs, base, and top. Continue reading