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?

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

A birthday and christmas release....

As the pictures above indicates I have launched this years miniature christmas collection. It is now available in my webshop. Unfortunately my English webshop is still unfinished, but you can e-mail me if you find something you would like to purchase.

And now to the birthday thing.... Yesterday was 5 years day for the birth of this blog. I have to admit, but I had forgotten all about that, until Norma from Make Mine Mini wrote to me on Facebook. Norma and I are defined blog twins. We started our miniature blogs same day :-)

When I started blogging 5 years ago, I would never have imagined what this blog World would bring me. Lots of wonderful miniature friends around the world and lots and lots of inspiration to my work.
And hopefully I have inspired some of you along the way.

Friday, November 7, 2014

I have made a sled...

I´m working on articles to the next "WeLoveMiniatures" magazine, which will be published nov. 23.
And of course the november magazine will be Christmas theme.

Today I made a miniature sled for a photoshot I´ll be doing next week. First I was browsing the internet for miniature sleds, but didn´t find one to buy I liked. Then I decided to have a go at making one myself. Nostalgic as ever I wanted to make a copy of the sled I had when I was a child. This is the result.

I did a second sled and took a lot of pictures along the process, as I decided to make a tutorial in the Christmas magazine. Hope you´ll like it.

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Magazine now on print....

Maybe you have heard it. I have made my first attempt on making a miniature magazine. I published the online magazine a few weeks ago and a lot of people has been asking if it´s possible to buy a printed version. And it is now.... I have made an ekstra article about lanterns in the printed version.

As a note I have to say, that I have no previous experience working with layout, graphics and magazines, and this first issue is all made in Word, which has some limits when doing a magzine. The next issue will be made in a professional program.

Since the magazine is made as an online magazine it has some small problems with narrow margins, but still readable and the photos are great.

You can see the free online version in both danish and English here:

To buy the printed and extended version go to the "Magazines" page above.

Monday, October 20, 2014

It´s been sooooo long....

You might be wondering what the f.... has happend to Obsidan Hall?

It´s been so long since I started blogging about miniatures and made my first blog "Obsidian Hall" which acctually is this one , but I have recently changed the name to GypsyBoudoirMiniatures, since it is the name on my webshop and the name I´m known as.

I have had several other blogs but this is the one which have had most visits and followers in the past and some how the one to be my heart closest.

Being a nostalgic woman and missing the good ol´ blogging days and my daily tours around blog World, I have decided to revive this blog. And of course make regular tours to visit your blogs.
I will be renewing my blog list since it disappeared when I changed some other features.

The pictures above is from my attempt to do some industrial miniatures. I quite like the industrial look and love doing it in miniature size.

Mini hugs Annie