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I've been into dollhouse miniatures since the early 1990's now and when I realized how much I've learned during that time, I thought I'd make a blog to share my knowledge with others. I'm mostly auto-deduct, but always found help on the Internet and in specific books. The mini-world starts and ends with your own imagination, so let there be no limit. And never say : I CAN'T .... because you can, you just need to try and have the necessary know-how. And that's the main reason why I started this blog, because I wanna share what I know with newbies in the miniature world or anybody else who might be interested in sharing what I've learned so far. So, hopefully, I'll be able to provide some useful hints, tips and tricks for those of you out there just starting with this wonderful hobby

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March 12, 2018

TUTORIAL featured in A.M. Magazine : How to make a fashionable shopping bag in 1:12th scale

Attention Ladies, this one's for you

A cute and fashionable shopping bag ..... don't we all love them

I'm a regular contributor to Amercian Miniaturist Magazine, but the idea of publishing my tutorials here on my blog was more to reach people who don't have access to the magazine

Feel free to share

I wanted to make a black and white one, but of course you're free to use whatever fabric you have

Have fun
See ya

TUTORIAL featured in A.M. Magazine : How to make miniature candle pedestals in 1:12th scale

Here's another tutorial requiring mostly metal beads and metal bead caps, which are widely available on the Internet and really not that expensive.

This tutorial has been published in A.M. magazine and I'm glad to share it here on my blog with those  who don't have access to the magazine

If you want to make smaller candler holders instead of pedestals, just use a less beads or smaller ones

Have fun
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TUTORIAL featured in A.M. Magazine : How to make miniature round side tables in 1:12th scale

This tutorial is really very very easy and very affordable

The 2 main items you'll need are really unexpensive and available at Amazon ;-)

Enjoy the tutorial and plse feel free to share and let me know what you think or even how your own projects turned out

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TUTORIAL featured in A.M. Magazine : How to make miniature kitchen canisters in 1:12th scale

OK, let's go for another tutorial I recently made for A.M. Magazine

this one will show you a very simple way to make some cute canisters for your dollhouse kitchen

Have fun
see ya

TUTORIAL featured in A.M. Magazine : How to make a miniature basket

Hello my dear followers

Today I'm going to share the tutorials I made for A.M. Magazine so that those among you who don't have access to the magazine can give it a try too

We'll start with the miniature basket, even though a tutorial (seperate page here on my blog) is already available

I'll start with a miniature basket which can be designed and used in many ways to fit your own miniature projects and scenes

Feel free to send me picture of your own projects (dmzminiatures@gmail.com)

Have fun
See ya

My Shabby Boutique featured in A.M. Magazine πŸ’œ

Hi everyone

I'm really lucky these days

Another one of my little projects has been featured in Aerican Miniaturist Magazine
Thanks Auralea for making this possible

Make sure to buy your printed copy of this March issue

This boutique is filled with stuff I had lying around, but also quite a lot of DIY items, so feel free to ask any questions and email me at dmzminiatures@gmail.com


January 30, 2018


Hi there πŸ˜€

I made quite a few tutorials that will be published in A.M. Magazine over the next few months, so I thought that it might be intesting to add a seperate page here on my blog with the one's alredy published

Here's the link 

Cute little baskets for all kind of purposes around your dollhouse projects

Have fun😍

See ya

January 29, 2018

My Lavender Shop featured in A.M. Magazine ❤️

❤️❤️❤️  My Lavender Shop  ❤️❤️❤️

has been featured in American Miniaturist Magazine 
January 2018 Issue 177

Make sure to get your printed copy, this issue is full off fantastic articles and miniature ideas

Thanks Auralea

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December 20, 2017

The Shabby Boutique : lights on


I just took a few random pictures of my finished Shabby Chic Boutique with the lights on.

I must say I'm really happy with these lights, so much easier to install than traditional dollhouse lights and much brighter than the battery operated one's.

I've been asked to make a tutorial for AMERICAN MINIATURIST magazine on how to install these lights in your roombox or miniature shop, so stay tuned

Don't have a date yet when it will be published, anyway I don't think I'll get to it before the holidays, so you gotta have a litte patience here, thanks

See ya

December 18, 2017

DIY Baskets for your dollhouse


Just wanted to share a few pics of some baskets I made
As usual, in 1:12th scale
These cute little things can be used for so many different scenes in your miniature projects

I had to make the pattern first of course, since I really didn't want to use someone else's for this project

There will be a detailed tutorial on how to make these baskets in the February issue of AMERICAN MINIATURIST MAGAZINE, so stay tuned

Here's a little preview for you to enjoy

I wish you all a Merry Xmas, enjoy the time with you loved one's


Here are 3 examples of what you can do with my little baskets

The one on the left is filled with special items for the bathroom, the red one in the middle is a Valentine's Day basket and the one one the right is shopping basket filled with groceries

DORFPUPPENHAUS : the big finale :-)

Hi my fellow followers

It's been a while that I last posted something something from the "DORFPUPPENHAUS"
You remember, that's the dollhouse that came in bits and pieces with a magazine over a time period of 2 years. Well, I stopped with issue 200 because it simply got too expensive and also there starts to be a lack of space for all the additions.

For those of you interested in this, here's my honest opinion :


* The quality of the house and the furniture is good
* Some of the accessories are a lesser quality (probably made in China) πŸ˜–
* The wood for the construction of the house comes bare and unpainted, which is a great opportunity to  paint and decorate it as you wish
* Absolutely not comparable to the DEL PRADO houses, which were really really bad in every sense of the word and far too expensive. I had them both and burned them πŸ˜–


* When you start buying the first few issues, they tell you that there'll be more or less 100 issues and you can choose whether you want the conservatory and/or the electrical kit with the lights ..... BUT as you go and pay 40 Euros a month for 4 issues of the magazine and parts of the house, furniture, accessories, etc (not including the folders for the magazines), suddenly there are more and more additions (garden, BBQ station, barn) and it just won't stop
* I stopped at issue 200 because I've already spend 2100 Euros of a period of time of +/- 2 years, which is far to much for a dollhouse that size
* The lights work ok, but although they have wires, they are connectod to a battery operated transformer, which I personally don't like (but that's of course just a personal note)

Nevertheless, I'm happy with the end result, so let's take a look at the latest pics I took
I'd say it us as good as finished, just need to make a work table to fit into the barn and maybe a few little things here and there, but other than that, it is DONE ..... yeah

As you can see in the picture above, I finally made and added the shutters
The additions I have are the conservatory on the right, the garden, the barn and the BBQ station on the left. Since I didn't have enough space to display all of them, I integrated the BBQ station, barn and garden into 1 slightly bigger part. 

I made a fence with large popsticle sticks

As you can see, even with the BBQ station, I still had enough space left to add a little garden feature

First I didn't want the barn, but then I thought : what the hell, why not :-) :-)
and it has turned out quite nicely. I altered many of the accessories, I will show you more details in a future post in my DIY section

The shingles that came with the house were simply terrible, never saw anything like it in my entire miniaturist's life .... first, they were all wavy, not a single one was straight, and I tried at least 5 different glues, there was no way they stayed on. And when they did finally sticked, both sides stood up like wings ..... arrrgh ...... I took them off (had only made 3 rows anyway) sanded the roof and used this shingle paper sheet. First try, but the end result isn't bad at all.

I added a little DIY sign to the front door ...... HOME SWEET HOME

A side view of the barn

The interior of the barn still looks a bit empty, I need to make some sort of work table to go in there

In front of the barn, I also had a little space that I did use as a garden, made some flowers and voilΓ  ... cozy little corner, don't you think

Bird's eye view of the garden in front of the barn

Although I had to shorten the garden, I managed to have enough space for a little table with chairs to enjoy a cup of coffee and I also added a little flower bed in the back

Closer view of the flower bed with the fishing garden gnome :-)

Feel free to contact me should you have any questions
email : dmzminiatures@gmail.com
or : dany4361@yahoo.com

See ya


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