Friday, November 29, 2013

Dollhouse Miniatures: Christmas Room Box 1:12 scale

christmas room box


This is my 1:12 scale dollhouse miniature Christmas room box. I've changed it a few times; it used to be a living room but since I like to make mini food, I made it into a dining room for a Christmas eve dinner. It is hard to see but there is an out door night scene outside that is lit with a snowman, bird house, tree, icicles and snow! The Christmas tree and fireplace light up too.


dollhouse living room




dollhouse mantel


Christmas miniatures


dollhouse Xmas


dollhouse dinner


miniature food



miniature desserts


gingerbread house


See more Victorian and other dollhouse miniatures:


Pt. 1:  Greenleaf Beacon Hill Dollhouse


Pt. 3:  Victorian Dollhouse Kitchen and Dining Room

Pt. 4:  Dollhouse Master Bedroom and Bath

Pt. 5:  Dollhouse Study and Hallway

Dollhouse Miniature Conservatory and Garden



Monday, November 25, 2013

Gift Ideas for Dog Lovers and Dogs



dog tag
Cute dog tag from Beadsoul on Etsy

Here is a little gift guide for dog and dog lovers made up of cute items from my Etsy and Twitter friend's online shops. Please support independent shops and handmade this season and avoid the chain stores and crowds!


dog print


I Love this print of a Miniature Pinscher by JJ McLerran on Fine Art America you can get it in different sizes, framed or canvas prints, greeting cards and more!




shih tzu

Here are some colorful magnets I made with a photo of Lacey,  my friend's dog at Memorabilia Mugs Be sure to see videos of Lacey,  one of the cutest   Shih Tzus! You can find these and other pet magnets in my shop, BluKatDesign on Etsy.


gifts for dog lovers

Of course, I had to include my magnets of Zoe, my black Shih Tzu; the perfect gift for dog lovers!



'Gifts for Dogs and Dog Lovers' by BluKatDesign



Chiwahwah Dog Sign Wall Art ...
$39

Dog Art Jack Russel; Terrier...
$130

Dachshund necklace, sterling...
$40

Dalmatian Dog Painting - Pr...
$15

Dog Magnets, Pop Art Puppy,...
$9.5

Dog Bow Tie, Navy Seersucker...
$13.95

Cushion cover, Pug cushion c...
$17.9

St. BERNARD ART BLOCK, 4x4, ...
$18

Upcycled Abercrombie Reindee...
$32

Affenpinscher portrait gicle...
$22.99

design dog sculpture made wi...
$150

Hand stamped brass dog tag 1...
$10

Dog Art Sorry We're Clos...
$35

The World Would Be - Dog Cro...
$6.99

Personalized Velvet Dog Coll...
$41.95

All Natural Dog Treats: Glut...
$8

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Victorian Dollhouse Miniature: Sewing, Sitting Room and Girl's Bedroom 1:12 scale Pt.6

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Victorian Dollhouse Miniature: Sewing Room, Hall and Girl's Bedroom 1:12 scale, Pt. 6.  This is the third floor of my Victorian dollhouse. I love the sewing room but I change up the sitting room and the girls room a lot.

miniature hat
 



minature sewing room



dollhouse sewing room


Beacon Hill dollhouse

sitting room



dollhouse bedroom


dollhouse dolls


dolls dollhouse

miniature teddy bears



miniature bedroom


See more Victorian dollhouse miniatures:


Pt. 1:  Greenleaf Beacon Hill Dollhouse


Pt. 3:  Victorian Dollhouse Kitchen and Dining Room

Pt. 4:  Miniature Master Bedroom and Bath

Pt. 5:  Miniature Study and Hallway




Next:  Tea shop, Garden shop, Antique Shop, Christmas room box!

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Dollhouse Miniatures: Victorian Hall and Library, Pt. 5



I forgot I hadn't finished my series on my Victorian Dollhouse! Here is the second floor hallway and library. The third floor will be coming soon! Not sure if this is the quietest spot in the house for a study! My aunt did the miniature landscape paintings!

dollhouse library


dollhouse paintings

dollhouse hallway

dollhouse study


See more Victorian dollhouse miniatures:

Next: Miniature sewing room and girl's bedroom, Tea shop, Garden shop, Christmas room box!

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Quick Thanksgiving Tablescape Decor With Mini Pumpkins





thanksgiving decor

 A simple tea light holder made from mini pumpkins.  It is usually best to get the mini pumpkins before Halloween because they get picked over and are more difficult to find. Just store them in the fridge until needed. All you do is trace the tealight with a paring knife and cut through the top of the pumpkin (it doesn't have to be perfect). Then just smush the tea light in and it is ready to go, it is that simple!

pumpkin tea light holder




thanksgiving tablescape

Do you have an easy Thanksgiving decor idea?  I would love to get your comments! For more fun ideas please see my Pinterest board, Thanksgiving Ideas.

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

BluKatDesign Jewelry & Craft Studio

Just a peek inside my studio! This is where I make all of my jewelry and crafts. The messy painting in still done in the garage. The new tables make it a bit more organized. I would like to find an old kitchen cart to use as an island "paper station" with a  paper cutter and storage for paper. A new sewing machine is much needed and I need to organize the closet a bit better but I just love my space now!








To see photos of  my studio and jewelry and crafts in the making check out my Pinterest board BluKatDesign Studio
Comments are most welcomed!

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Inspiring Wedding Ideas in Chocolate Brown

Chocolate Wedding




   Even though Dennis and I eloped we had to have a dark chocolate raspberry wedding
 cake. I love the color combination of raspberry or pink and chocolate. Red and white (peppermint) with chocolate would be perfect for a winter or holiday wedding; so would
gold and brown. Then there is Tiffany blue or turquoise and brown which is so classy and elegant. You could also play with shades of white, milk and dark chocolate. I am so craving chocolate now!

Which color combo do you like best? Comments are welcomed below:




'Chocolate Wedding' by BluKatDesign; a collection of wedding ideas from Etsy


Die cut Ornate Chalk Tiffany...
$30

Tiffany Blue Wedding
$59.7

Monogrammed pillow cover, 18...
$32

12 Personalized hot cocoa st...
$54

Hot Chocolate Wedding Favors...
$80

50 Dark Brown Tags, Brown We...
$4

Candy cane dream feathered f...
$16

Peppermint Chocolate Marshma...
$48

Romantic Satin Ring Bearer P...
$22.5

Lace Wedding Garter, Pink Br...
$22

Custom Name Board Wedding Gi...
$39.99

Damask TABLE RUNNER Traditio...
$15

Designer Chocolate Covered O...
$24

Vtg. Miriam Haskell Chocolat...
$35

Ferrero Rocher Chocolate Gum...
$49.99

DIY Wedding Invitation Set P...
$40