Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Tasha Tudor Cottage

I have updated the link list with a few great miniature blogs. Check out the list on the left side bar.

And then I have made a blog post on my new miniature project on WeLoveMiniatures.  Visit WLM to follow the Tasha Tudor Cottage project.

Friday, August 14, 2015

Links and a shoe shining box

Hi there

As you probably already know, I don´t blog here any longer. But I keep this blog because I have a list of all my favorite miniature blogs here, and I like that it´s updated on the last blog posts from blogger friends around the world.

If you want to see what I am doing and working on, please visit WeLoveMiniatures

I just did this shoe shining box today. Read more about it and how here.

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Time of change

 Happy easter to all my wonderful miniature friends and followers

It is time of changes. I have made the decision to close down GypsyBoudoirMiniatures website and webshop. Note! This blog will still remain. I will still be making and selling my miniatures. It is my passion and something I NEED to do. But in the future I will be selling only from my Etsy shop. The website GBM won´t be entirely shut down from today, but I will gradually let it fade out. I will still be keeping my GBM facebook and this blog, but I will mostly make my blog entries on WeLoveMiniatures blog. I simply had too many websites and blog to maintain and update, and it quite exhausted me.

I guess a lot of you are familiar with WeLoveMiniatures and know that I am the woman behind that name too. Together with my husband Finn the developement of WLM is a project that we hope will grow when we put all our focus and work in it.

A lot of you also know I have made a couple of miniature magazines and "promised" an issue release in March. I am sorry to dissapoint you all, but it is no longer a fact. I really enjoyed making the magazine but it a time consuming work and it took me more than 200 hours to do one magazine. I unfortunately have to make a living and cannot put all that long hours in a nonprofit magazine. I am rethinking the magazine and I will keep you updated on the future plans.

I hope that all of you will join me at:

Love and miniature wishes

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Happy december....

Take a closer look to find the tiny door....

I have been doing a little Christmas decorating outside my miniature shop. That is my 1:1 miniature shop. Although the shop is scale 1:1, the products is scale 1:12 and of interest for both big people and little folks and creatures. The shop has two doors and as you can see on the pictures, I have decorated in both sizes.

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Peonies in vases....

I have done my first attempt on making miniature peonies. It is quite fun and therapeutic, since it takes quite some time to make one flower.

I handcolored the paper with aquarel paint, then did the flower and finally i highlighted the edges of the petals. The creme vase is handmade from bead supplies and then painted and aged.

Both bouquets are for sale at Etsy.

Monday, November 24, 2014

Christmas magazine now published...

My second magazine is now available. 38 pages with inspirational photos and tutorials for a beautiful miniature Christmas, and an portrait article on Swedish miniaturist Anne Erlandson-Foss and lots og miniature ideas.
Go to the magazine page above to order your printed copy.

You can find the free online version of my magazines HERE

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Feedback on Etsy...

I´ve been selling on Etsy for a couple of years now, and I am aware of the risk of getting bad feedback, since Etsy has this rating system. Fair enough but only buyers can give feedback to sellers, not the other way around. And now it happend to me.

Today I have got a really negative feedback as in one star out of 5 possible. I sold this miniature sewing thread spool kit, and the costumer complained her disappointment. She was convinced she had bought original old wooden spools and not a miniature kit made with card stock and beads.

Now I ask myself, should I be sorry for the bad review or should I be proud that my miniatures look vintage and authentic?

I sometimes get questions on my miniatures. One was asking for the rocking horse, because she wanted to buy it as a present for her toddler, but found the price very low for a vintage rocking horse.  She didn´t read the "1:12" in the headline. No offence, she didn´t buy it ;-)

I know of others that have had disappointed or even angry costumers, because the buyer did not know that they bought a miniature instead of a real life sizes item. Have oyu ever experienced something like that?