The Wonders in Miniatures Show presents the November Miniature Show.
Sit in the comfort of your own home and order through a variety of
fabulous artisan's show pages in all scales. Online Only, Free admission
too. There are door prizes as well. Hope to see you there. Mini Hugs,
Monday, November 13, 2017
Wednesday, November 8, 2017
These quarter scale retro 1:48 or quarter scale Christmas kits will be available on our website and Etsy soon. I hate to cause anyone undue stress with tiny pieces flying everywhere before Christmas but I just couldn't resist designing extremely tiny laser cut paper designs. I was really happy with the reindeer, so small, yet all of their detail shows up. I need to fix the trains before I sell them because they do not hold together well yet. The 2 kits on the left are on lighter papers and have lace designs while the 2 kits on the right are on heavier paper that can be easily coloured with felt pens or watercolours etc.
I am hoping to use textured snow or sparkles on the background design in the lower right and attach some of the pieces to that before putting it on a fire place. The doilies can be used stacked for trees, angels or cones too. The Merry Christmas sign is the same as the red and silver one we used in the 50's and later. The ornaments are very 50's and later too. I hope to have more photos before Christmas of them in a scene. Happy Holiday Season to everyone!!
PS The very talented miniaturist, Elizabeth from Studio E http://studioeminiatures.blogspot.ca/
has just suggested that these could be used to one twelfth scale Christmas Decorations and she is so right!! I'm so pleased she mentioned it. The reindeer would be about 5" in real life and the trees and nutcracker would be 3 to 4" in height etc. Great idea, thanks Elizabeth.
Monday, October 23, 2017
I have been having a terrific time designing new 1:48 or Quarter Scale paper laser cut Halloween decor items. So much fun to think of all the different items customers might like to use in an indoor or outdoor Halloween scene. It would be great to see these skeletons etc on an out door Autumn porch or used for a Halloween party. These are available on my website and in my Etsy shop, if you are interested in any of these you can access them through my links down the right side of my blog.
Also recently finished that I will share soon are Nostalgic Christmas decor paper laser cut designs and doilies. I have designed them for the 1:48 Quarter Connection happening in November and Shelly's show in November as well. Hope to see you there.
Thursday, August 31, 2017
I am sitting at my computer working on designs for new kits for October, talking to Alex, our son while he is packaging kits, John is sitting across from us working at his computer too, I suddenly realized I hadn't done a blog for August (or July)!!! Since it is the last day of August, I thought I would do a blog today. I am always so optimistic that I will have lots of time to look at everyone's blogs, do lots of blogging and many new designs, it just doesn't work out that way..
Sheee, it seems the older I get the more time flies and I really mean that!!!! However with the beautiful weather we have been having, I have to admit walking with John along the beach and along to waterfront to sit at the Marina or Oak Bay Beach Hotel for tea is a top priority. It is good for my health too and usually takes an hour of walking. I really enjoy cooking our gluten free, vegan meals too and have loved great vegan recipes from cookbooks such as Oh She Glows and Forks before Knives. There is a great documentary on vegetarian eating on Netflix too called Forks before Knives if you have every thought of becoming vegetarian it is very good.
Above are some quarter scale kits I designed for Quarter Connection Roundtables and Shelly's Miniature Mini Show last month. I hope to have them up on our website soon and Etsy too.
Friday, June 23, 2017
For Floral Friday the top photo shows some of the fimo florals I've been designing for my mini scenes, As you can see they have flat backs which makes them very impressionistic. Since I have a tremor in my hands now sculpting close to the tile where my hand can lean on the the table works really well for me.
I've also shown a photo of our handsome son son Alex who is such a wonderful help to our business for so many areas of packaging and putting together some of the kits that my tremor causes me problems with. The last photo is a peak of part of our studio, John works on the right side, I work in the middle and back and Alex works in the far back corner when he is over too. We have lots of great lighting and storage. I will post other views of the display cases and my collectibles room as well.
The middle photos show how I have used the florals in my various scenes and new Quarter Scale tall fireplace. The 1:48 Scale paper kit with bunnies I called the Bunny Hop and working with the heavier paper is so much fun.These are available on our website, Etsy and eBay.
Thank you so much for looking. I'm sorry I haven't been around again as much as I would like but I'm working on my kits for Quarter Connection roundtables, Shelly's Show in the summer and Ballroom dancing as much as we can.
Friday, May 26, 2017
Oh my goodness, I can't believe it has been a year since I have posted a blog!! I hope you have all been happy and are feeling blessed.
I am so grateful with how well our business of miniatures has done through the years, especially the last 3 years of selling laser cut and engraved 1:48 scale kits. It has been very rewarding to receive such a positive response. Recently I've been trying a few designs on heavier paper and have really enjoyed the results. You can see and example above of 1:48 plates, platters, boxes and book covers. With a bit of embossing they really start to look like plates, they can be painted too. Above you can see a grouping of new kits I've designed recently for our Yahoo Quarter Connection Roundtables and Mega Roundtables in June. After that time I will have them on our website, Etsy and eBay. I've also been having fun making fimo flowers, I will share those with you soon as well.
Take care everyone and than you so much for those of you who might meander over to my blog and have a look. Mini Hugs, Jean
Thursday, May 19, 2016
I'm very sorry for being away from blogging for so long!! I had a surprise operation on my knee on March 18 during Shelly's Show, poor John had to take orders and send invoices until I was on my feet again but I managed with the orders. I say it was a surprise because when I went to see the specialist on the 17th he mentioned my operation probably wouldn't be until the fall but he had an opening for the following morning. I felt so tired for a while but it was a simple operation to fix a torn meniscus. I'm excited because we will hopefully get back to ballroom dancing again in September. I'm doing lots of exercises that are helping, biking and walking. It is sure better than it was before.
The first photo shows a new kit I recently finished in quarter scale with a Nautical theme shelf and Boathouse Theater. I thought it would be fun for a boys' room in quarter scale for him to put on the floor and change backgrounds and boats. It will be a roundtable kit for the quarter connection Yahoo Group happening in June. I'm designing other kits too that I hope to have up soon.
The bottom three photos I took while we were walking to the Oak Bay Marina, Victoria B.C. which is not too far away from us. We are so lucky to live so close to the beach. The middle photo shows Geese with their Goslings (5 I think).
I love nautical themes and have many nautical French postcards from the early 1900's that I have used in collages which are handy for gift tags in my Etsy.
Mini Hugs, Jean
Wednesday, March 16, 2016
Wednesday, March 2, 2016
I hope you enjoy this new free printable.I really loved this sweet image that was on the cover of one of my vintage needlework books. Just imaging getting a magazine with this image on the cover in the mail, so many must have been delighted. It is filled with such joy and I can just hear the birds chirping. Outside one day I heard so many birds chirping all at once, it was like a choir, really amazing.
We just got back from visiting my oldest son Tony and his partner Georgia in Huntington Beach LA. It was wonderful to see them again and our favorite granddog Artie. We really enjoyed the sunny weather and wonderful restaurants with so many Gluten Free, Dairy Free and Vegetarian offerings. So different than when I started being Gluten Free about 28 years ago. They gave us such a wonderful time while we were there too!! Tony and Georgia are coming out with a new EP soon and produce their music under the name LIINKS, their song The Break was on radios across Canada last year. We are very happy and wish them loads of success.
I'm back to mini designing again and have been enjoying many new lace designs I hope to have finished soon. Shelly's show "A Mini Miniature Show" which is not so mini any more is coming soon so be on the look out for that March 17 to March 20.
Happy Miniing or any other Creative Outlet you are into at this time!
Friday, February 12, 2016
Look what I found in an antique Needlework magazine I was looking at this morning!! It was such a coincidence with Valentines just around the corner. I thought someone might be able to use them for a tiny greeting, scrapbooking or other printable uses. The middle one was in the magazine and I fixed it up a bit then colourized the others. I hope everyone treats themselves well and has a wonderful Valentines.
Wednesday, February 10, 2016
1:12 or Twelfth Scale.....These photos shows just a few of my new Cotton Laser Lace designs I now have up on our website http://jdayminis.com
My website is in Canadian funds which means a savings to customers. I have adapted these designs from my antique French, English and US Needlework magazines that I've always wondered why I have kept them so long. More recently I've been really enjoying the antique French cutwork style designs. I'm always so excited and amazed at the detail that the laser cutter with cut the designs. I like the Valentine handbag design with Valentines approaching
Monday, February 1, 2016
These photos show my new quarter scale 1:48 kits that I'm offering for sale in the Yahoo Group Quarter Connection Roundtable and Mega Rountable sales that start today. I designed the laser lace and laser cut furniture pieces and John designed the shutters on his 3D printer.