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mrssarahhall
True Blue Farmgirl

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Sarah
Longmont Colorado
USA
1272 Posts

Posted - Apr 22 2024 :  4:33:59 PM  Show Profile
I have been building a 1:12 scale dollhouse and as a result have been making a lot of miniature things and reading up on ideas and techniques. Awhile ago, I came across an interesting post in a dollhouse group: they had done a challenge to see who could make the most creative mini item from junk. I thought it might make a fun swap! For this swap, you must use recycled materials to make at least part of your item. Think tiny things, like caps on bottles, tips of ink pens, popsicle sticks, old toys, fabric scraps, corks, empty containers, buttons etc. Here are some pics for inspiration. I have found that once you start making miniature items, you see the whole world differently, I am always seeing the potential in things to be a mini treasure now.



Anyone want to play?
Sign ups through 5/6- partners posted 5/7
Mail out 5/20

Partners: me and Vanessa!! :)


Sarah
Farmgirl # 5223

"For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others; for beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness; and for poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone." - Audrey Hepburn

All good things are wild and free- Henry David Thoreau



Edited by - mrssarahhall on May 07 2024 04:35:50 AM

Jokamartell
True Blue Farmgirl

1507 Posts

Karen
Kennewick WA
USA
1507 Posts

Posted - Apr 22 2024 :  7:33:10 PM  Show Profile
Sarah, I love this idea!! :) Let me see if I can come up with an idea and I will let you know for sure! :)

Karen :)

To quote one of my past preschoolers “Not one of those Karens, but a good Karen”! Haha
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mrssarahhall
True Blue Farmgirl

1272 Posts

Sarah
Longmont Colorado
USA
1272 Posts

Posted - Apr 24 2024 :  04:25:11 AM  Show Profile
Let me know Karen! It looked like a lot of fun. It could be anything- whatever brings inspiration. :)

Sarah
Farmgirl # 5223

"For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others; for beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness; and for poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone." - Audrey Hepburn

All good things are wild and free- Henry David Thoreau


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Killarney
True Blue Farmgirl

5023 Posts

Connie
Arlington TN
USA
5023 Posts

Posted - Apr 24 2024 :  6:54:54 PM  Show Profile
Sarah, I did a whole dollhouse back in the 1980's. A book from Family Circle magazine, you had to send off for it. It had instructions for making everything for a dollhouse with household items. Beds from

kitchen matches boxes. Hurricane
lamps from beads glue together with a clear straw piece for the chimney.Toothpaste caps fir flower vases.
My hands are just too stiff to handle tiny things. I'll be looking back to see what everyone made.
It's a great idea.
Connie W.

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Audra Rose
True Blue Farmgirl

2230 Posts

Vanessa
Brooksville KY
USA
2230 Posts

Posted - Apr 26 2024 :  03:28:17 AM  Show Profile
Sign me up. I love little things.

Vanessa
Farmgirl Sister #6754
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mrssarahhall
True Blue Farmgirl

1272 Posts

Sarah
Longmont Colorado
USA
1272 Posts

Posted - Apr 27 2024 :  4:14:15 PM  Show Profile
Vanessa, yay!! I have you down.

Sarah
Farmgirl # 5223

"For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others; for beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness; and for poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone." - Audrey Hepburn

All good things are wild and free- Henry David Thoreau


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mrssarahhall
True Blue Farmgirl

1272 Posts

Sarah
Longmont Colorado
USA
1272 Posts

Posted - Apr 27 2024 :  4:16:12 PM  Show Profile
How cool Connie, that sounds like a really Fun book! I would love to see your house if you have pics? This is my first house, I have done some miniature boxes before, mostly garden or Christmas themed, I enjoyed them so much I wanted to try a house. The house itself is a kit that I have made my own and I am trying to make all the little things for inside. I am Planning to make a little garden around it too :)

Sarah
Farmgirl # 5223

"For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others; for beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness; and for poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone." - Audrey Hepburn

All good things are wild and free- Henry David Thoreau


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Killarney
True Blue Farmgirl

5023 Posts

Connie
Arlington TN
USA
5023 Posts

Posted - Apr 27 2024 :  5:34:58 PM  Show Profile
Sarah, that sounds adorable. I ll Have to see if I can find a picture.
I also made a chest of drawers from the small matchbox glue 3 together.
Remove the drawers that held the matches.poke a hole in the middle for a knob made with a paper Brad.
Then paint it.
It was fun!
Connie w.
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Audra Rose
True Blue Farmgirl

2230 Posts

Vanessa
Brooksville KY
USA
2230 Posts

Posted - May 13 2024 :  1:53:05 PM  Show Profile
Sarah n I sent your package out today.

Vanessa
Farmgirl Sister #6754
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mrssarahhall
True Blue Farmgirl

1272 Posts

Sarah
Longmont Colorado
USA
1272 Posts

Posted - May 13 2024 :  4:22:42 PM  Show Profile
Thanks so much Vanessa!! I am finishing yours up and am so excited to send it out :)

Sarah
Farmgirl # 5223

"For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others; for beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness; and for poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone." - Audrey Hepburn

All good things are wild and free- Henry David Thoreau


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mrssarahhall
True Blue Farmgirl

1272 Posts

Sarah
Longmont Colorado
USA
1272 Posts

Posted - May 16 2024 :  7:07:47 PM  Show Profile
Vanessa, thank you so much for the amazing miniature dressing table and the fun miniature extras! I love them! You did an amazing job making the vanity! And I love that the little drawers all open. The little hula girl is really cute and I enjoyed reading the little paper that came with her- did you go to Japan? The tiny mushrooms are so cute too!
Thank you so much. I am putting the finishing touches on yours tonight and it will be going out to you tomorrow. :)


Sarah
Farmgirl # 5223

"For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others; for beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness; and for poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone." - Audrey Hepburn

All good things are wild and free- Henry David Thoreau


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Killarney
True Blue Farmgirl

5023 Posts

Connie
Arlington TN
USA
5023 Posts

Posted - May 16 2024 :  7:53:33 PM  Show Profile
Sarah and Vanessa! Fabulous! I made a chest of drawers from matchboxes for my dollhouse,Vanessa made it fancy, a dresser with a mirror!!
Connie W.
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Audra Rose
True Blue Farmgirl

2230 Posts

Vanessa
Brooksville KY
USA
2230 Posts

Posted - May 17 2024 :  04:20:49 AM  Show Profile
I am so glad you like everything. Miniature things fascinate me. We went to Japan and South Korea several years ago to visit our daughter. In the airport and train stations there are amazing "bubble gum" machines, but they are so much more sophisticated than the ones here. Some of the contents are made by artists or are little replicas of historic buildings or cultural items. I used up all my coins on them before we returned home.
My husband and I pack lightly, so I stowed the smaller suitcase with our clothes inside a larger one. This came in handy to hold all the souvenirs we toted back; I went wild in the fabric district in Tokyo, and bless his heart, my sweetie toted it all the way back to our hotel.

Vanessa
Farmgirl Sister #6754
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mrssarahhall
True Blue Farmgirl

1272 Posts

Sarah
Longmont Colorado
USA
1272 Posts

Posted - May 20 2024 :  06:12:57 AM  Show Profile
How amazing Vanessa!!! I would have gone wild there too I bet, and what a good man. Yours is on the way to you and should be there in the next few days!

Sarah
Farmgirl # 5223

"For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others; for beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness; and for poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone." - Audrey Hepburn

All good things are wild and free- Henry David Thoreau


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Audra Rose
True Blue Farmgirl

2230 Posts

Vanessa
Brooksville KY
USA
2230 Posts

Posted - May 24 2024 :  3:14:38 PM  Show Profile

I got your package today Sarah. The shelf is so cute! The tiny bottles would be made darling mini terrariums and I will enjoy the tea. Thank you!

Vanessa
Farmgirl Sister #6754
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Killarney
True Blue Farmgirl

5023 Posts

Connie
Arlington TN
USA
5023 Posts

Posted - May 28 2024 :  12:51:42 PM  Show Profile
Sarah and Vanessa your mini's are amazing!!
Connie W.
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