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Dollhouse Miniatures On SALE! (+ Artwork by Nichola Battilana & Teri Calia!)

Filed under Art Projects, Giveaways, Marie in Wonderland, Newsletters, Nichola Battilana, Teri Calia, Tutorials
Update! A newer post about Teri’s artwork is here.

Note: most of the links on this post no longer work, as we moved to a new Web site in 2018. However, you can see the supply list items from Nichola’s and Teri’s projects that are still available on the new site.

A brief intro before Design Team Coordinator Miz Bella (Kim Ayers) introduces projects by Nichola Battilana and Teri Calia… All of the artwork today involves miniatures (and there are some adorable new miniatures below, too) so the ENTIRE Dollhouse Miniatures Section is On Sale!

There’s a new FREE Gift with ALL Orders: Miniatures Matchbox (inspired by all the new miniatures and artwork using miniatures in today’s newsletter).

AND… the Collage Sheet Sale and FREE Collage Sheet offer is still going strong! For every $20 you spend, you can pick out a FREE Collage Sheet! The “pick out a free collage sheet” offer has expired BUT check the current newsletter for a NEW FREE collage sheet promo!

Final note: in case you missed Thursday’s Newsletter, you can still view a Cupcake Stand Topper by Katie Zoey Ho (and that newsletter includes the Tim Holtz “Tag of the Month” for March… with all of the supplies for the tag On Sale)!

With the Marie in Wonderland Kit, Design Team Member Nichola Battilana has created two pieces that are quite tiny, measuring in at just 2-1/4″ tall! (See the little photo of one sitting in Nichola’s hand in the lower left corner of that large photo at right.)

The stages are created with two Tiny Paper Mache Boxes and embellished with pretty Gold and Black Dreseden Borders.

Nichola actually cut up some of the dresses from the very popular Marie Takes Tea Collage Sheet to make the theatre curtains for the stage with the Gold Dresden and used the Tall Paper Theatre and Curtains Collage Sheet for the curtains in the theatre with the Black Dresden. The minuscule dancers also come from Marie Takes Tea Collage Sheet.

Dance on over to the Ornate Miniature Marie Theatres supply list then pop in for a visit with Nichola at Pixie Hill to see more pictures AND for a tutorial on how to make the cute little theatres!

Teri Calia has created an adorable, and very versatile Little Rococo Boxes Collage Sheet and look how sweet her Marie’s Boudoir, A Shabby Chic Shadowbox is with all the assorted boxes! (See the wide photo below.) Shoe boxes, hat boxes, boxes with a sweet treat, topped off with a “cherry” (that is actually a Flower Stamen – Cherry). Not to mention the amazing “boudoir” itself; that is the Altered Metal Frame – Ornate with Legs. This 7″ x 9-1/2″ x 1-3/4″ (big!) vintage-style frame comes with a distressed look and the back can be removed for easy embellishing. Do I even have to ask you how versatile that can be? (I think it would be a REALLY cute doll bed for the small animal dolls I am currently making.)

The best thing about the Little Rococo Boxes Collage Sheet, aside from how many different uses there are for the boxes, is how quickly and super easy they go together. Nichola made boxes and put tiny paper cakes inside (with frosting made from the bead mix in the Marie in Wonderland Kit). It’s super sticky-sweet, isn’t it? Although I wouldn’t be adverse to seeing a raven or a bouquet of black roses, or even an eyeball or two in a tiny box after a month of all this pink sweetness but moving on…

Back to Teri’s project, here’s a link to (all the many items in) Marie’s Boudoir, and if you visit Teri’s blog you can see more pictures and details.

Guess what? So that you an go as crazy over miniatures as we are, ALL of the Dollhouse Miniatures are on SALE! OK. I’ll wait 30 minutes while you go place your order before I place mine!



Hooray for the Rococo Boxes Miniatures Giveaway! (Marie Antoinette and garden gnomes… who knew?)

This one is jam packed with goodies (and all those rich reds and golds make me think of Christmas… hm). Let’s start with the items from Teri’s Marie’s Boudoir Shabby Chic Shadowbox supply list (note: that’s a link to photos of all the supplies):
– Little Rococo Boxes Collage Sheet
– More Marie Antoinette Collage Sheet
– Tiny Little Books Collage Sheet
– Sweet Paris 8×8 Paper Set (so busy it didn’t fit in the main pic… bt see below)
– Miniature Glass Pitcher & Glasses (did you notice Teri used the pitcher as a vase?)
– Light Tan Wide Lace
– Brass Fans
– 1/2 Inch Pale Pink Paper Roses
– Ceramic Cupcake Beads
– Mini Heart Tart Cake
– Mini Strawberry Cake
– Small Paper Theatre Box – Clear Window Insert
– Flower Stamen – Cherry
– White Foam Stamen

Next, items from Nichola’s Mini Theatre Boxes supply list (again, that’s a link to photos of all the supplies):
– Mini Floral Dresden Borders – Antique Gold
– Thin Looped Dresden Borders – Gold
– Thin Looped Dresden Borders – Black
– French Ballet Costumes Collage Sheet
– Dragonfly Wing Beads
– 3mm Brass Flat-Back Studs
– Tall Paper Theatre and Curtains Collage Sheet
– Raw Brass Flourish
– Tiny Paper Mache Box Set

THEN, more items (some brand new) that I liked in the mix (ALL On Sale!):
12mm Wooden Drawer Pull or Box Feet (New)
Garden Gnomes Resin Embellishments (New)
Mini Ceramic Garden Gnome Bead
Mini Silver Wind Chimes (New)
Miniature Garden Tools (New)
Mini Gardening Hand Tools (New)
Miniature Rusty Metal Lantern (New)
Mini Garden Plant Stand (New)
Gold Sweeper Fringe
Pink Sweeper Fringe
Miniature Open Book
Miniatures Matchbox Gift Kit

To enter the Rococo Boxes Miniatures Giveaway drawing all you have to do is leave a comment BELOW on this blog post TODAY or TOMORROW (the deadline is 11:59 pm PST, MONDAY NIGHT, March 30, 2015).

Don’t forget to leave your (hello! correct) email address, too, so I can contact the winner; your email address does not need to be made public. Note: I’m offering free shipping, too, but only within the USA. International shipping will still apply.

Please be patient! Spammers try to post crap here a lot so comments are moderated. So if you don’t see your post in the comments section, be patient and check back in a few hours before re-posting it, please!

After midnight, I’ll randomly pick the winner (via So make sure to check back to see who won! And check your mailbox on Thursday morning for the next Giveaway and Newsletter

Hey, who won the TWO Lots of Ovals Giveaways? That would be Lu L AND Ginette Proulx! (Note: the second Giveaway was a random drawing from orders placed during the contest.)

Posted by Leslie, March 29th, 2015

139 responses to “Dollhouse Miniatures On SALE! (+ Artwork by Nichola Battilana & Teri Calia!)”

  1. Pam Weiler says:

    I love minatures. Thank you for opportunity to win.

  2. Those mini theatres (my personal obsession) are just exquisite … love, Love, LOVE them!

    … and this giveaway is one of the best yet. Please throw my name in your cyber hat – this would be one terrific win!

    Thanks for the opportunity!

  3. kim says:

    Love all these awesome minis! Thanks so much for a chance to win!~kim

  4. Jill Ongley says:

    Some of those miniatures would look great in my fairy garden. Please add me into the raffle.

  5. Rosemary Woodruff says:

    I would love to win this….but will probably try to make them anyway……they are precious…I love miniatures….

  6. Ritva says:

    Gardening tools, ooh, planning to start miniature boxis again.

  7. Kim Kormos says:

    Love, love, love – great for fairy gardening as well!

  8. jenni brockob says:

    Love the mini theatre boxes, so adorable, as are all the minis in this giveaway. So many creative possibilities too. Thanks for sharing!

  9. Mary Tiriello says:

    I love this giveaway especially the little gnomes!

  10. Carol Slowik says:

    This is so “right up my stinkin’ cute love of anything miniature alley!” I would love to win this giveaway. Thank you so much for the opportunity to do so.

  11. Cg says:

    I love paper theter!! Used your small theater box to make mine and loved ot’but Marie AND paper theater? I feel like I died and went to heaven!!!

  12. Emily N says:

    I love this giveaway!!

  13. Charlene says:

    So very cute.

  14. Ina Good says:

    Simply adorable I love them!

  15. Kathleen says:

    Not only do I love miniatures (to go with my antique doll furniture), but my mother, who is sick, LOVES gnomes and garden fairies, etc. Please pick me!

  16. Marty P says:

    What charming miniatures. Such fun to create with!

  17. Winnie says:

    Love the little box collage sheet and all the minis. Oh what fun.

  18. Angelic says:

    I love miniatures, this is a great collection.

  19. Mary Helene says:

    Love the miniature garden accessories with this fun giveaway

  20. Connie L. says:

    I need one of those fun matchboxes, getting an order together post haste!

  21. Jo says:

    Love the mini garden dwarves! Hope I win this set!

  22. Jo says:

    Love the mini garden gnomes! Hope I win this set!

  23. Darlene says:

    another great giveaway ! thx

  24. Marilyn H says:

    Beautiful projects. I love miniatures!

  25. Gilda says:

    Another darling collection. Thanks.

  26. Janna Shwaiko says:

    This is adorable!!

  27. Lori D. says:

    I love this! Thank you for the opportunity to win. I’m keeping my fingers crossed!

  28. Lisa R. says:

    Love love the mini’s!!!! Thank you for the opportunity to win this giveaway!!!!

  29. phoebe diamond says:

    Love all things miniature. Would love to create some small egg theaters for Easter…

  30. Lesley says:

    LOVE those completed projects and these goodies look amazing! Would give my fairy house a jump start for sure!

  31. Andrew Francesconi says:

    Love these miniature objects, as I specialize in creating doll houses. These supplies are awesome.

  32. cathrine bolin says:

    Love those nomes!

  33. Debbie Kaste says:

    Such adorable projects. Love all of them and thanks for the chance to win your give away!

  34. Sara says:

    Beautiful??? Thanks for the share.

  35. I love miniatures would love to win

  36. Olivia HODOROWSKI says:

    Takes me back to being a kid and playing in my doll house. Heck yeah, I wanna win.

  37. Karen says:

    Oh my goodness! What fun this collection is. I would love to start a project with all these goodies.

  38. Pat Shaw says:

    Wow what a fabulous giveaway and such
    neat miniatures. What fun it would be to create with these items. Thanks for the chance to win!!

  39. Carol Lord says:

    Your designers are so creative! Love all the new products.

  40. Russell says:

    I “NEED” this! 🙂

  41. Ginny Over says:

    Love all the little things!

  42. Regina Salvador says:

    I love the gnomes!

  43. Joan Harsha says:

    Great little things. Love it.

  44. June Sample-Josefiak says:

    OH, yes,yes,yes………perfect for my Victorian dollhouse!

  45. Maura Flood says:

    What a wonderful selection of goodies. I can envision lots of different projects coming out of this collection.

  46. Pat Foulk says:

    Am loving this

  47. Noreen Johnson says:

    I like!

  48. Luanne Shoup says:

    must have the mini wind chimes!

  49. KIM says:

    Thanks Alpha Stamps
    For the chance to win

  50. judy says:

    What a great giveaway, my stepmom is having my dad build her a doll house, this would be perfect. Thanks for the chance to in it.

  51. Sokat says:

    All things miniature. Too cute

  52. Gail Gill says:

    OOOh, Tiny is soooo very adorable!! The teeny tiny little wooden open book is just the cat’s meow !! Thanks so much for the opportunity to win.

  53. Helen says:

    The theater boxes are gorgeous!

  54. InkPattie Fulton says:

    I have been working on a diorama with gnomes ever since you featured those tiny gnomes in the newsletter, but I stopped when I discovered they were beads–hoard, make earrings, or finish diorama? Now I will order more, plus the big ones, plus some more of the goodies and that cool new collage sheet. Oh, and if I win, more chance that I won’t hoard, since I’ll have duplicates!

  55. Arlene Groepper says:

    Just plain delight-ful!

  56. Traci says:

    I love the little boxes collage sheet I would love to win this too cute!!

  57. 2amscrapper says:

    on my! these projects are so intricate! I would love to win this prize to incorporate into my shadow box house.

  58. barb says:

    Love these giveaways!!! I need some mini’s for my trays I am making..

  59. Lorna E. says:

    I love both these projects and what a giveaway!

  60. Jo Ellen says:

    Wow!!! What a collection!

  61. Sunny says:

    These are great! The gnomes especially – made me laugh.

  62. toy Jalanugraha says:

    Wonderful, love the theatre.

  63. HawaiianLibrarian says:

    Extraordinary projects! Mahalo for the op to win.

  64. Lou Anne H. says:

    I adore these minis. Thank you for the chance to win!

  65. Lorna Dufrane says:

    What a great project would love to win!

  66. Lisa R. says:

    Is it possible to buy these give a way kits? Could you email me to let me know?

  67. DebR says:

    Small but perfectly formed describes Nichola’s and Teri’s creations to a T! Great giveaway, I’d love to do some miniature gardening (love those gnomes!).

  68. barbara macaskill says:

    Miniatures make my heart go BOOM! BOOM! BOOM! in a GIANT way! LOVE all things miniature and am actually working on a mini right now! Thanks for the chance to have these minis on their way to me!

  69. Holly Day says:

    Those miniatures are incredible! Just the thing to get one through the next couple of months before _real_ flowers start growing!

  70. Sandy says:

    OH OH OH, I need this kit so bad!

  71. Marie says:

    I love miniatures too. I have an old printer’s box displaying my collection. And, I use them with my ESL students to learn vocabulary.

  72. beth Jones says:

    Oh! How precious!!

  73. Gabrielle says:

    I love miniatures!

  74. Stefanie says:

    Wow!! Amazing work as always 🙂 xx

  75. Kristie says:

    I love every item in this giveaway. The altered metal frame has my imagination going! Great inspiration.

  76. Dawn says:

    Love, love, love it!

  77. Janet Turner says:

    I would love to win this. What fun!

  78. manuel martin says:

    this is a great idea, there is so many
    themes this could be used on.!

  79. Tammy says:

    I love the little boxes!

  80. Gigi Jordan says:

    Too, too cute!

  81. Cocoa says:

    How lovely and the rococo boxes are so sweet!

  82. Kimberly Barcello says:

    Oh my!

  83. teri steele says:

    Both Teri and Nichola’s projects were just beautiful and so fun. Im in for a chance to win.

  84. Debra Gibson says:

    OMG! Please let the Alpha Gods smile on me and bless me with this prize !!!! LOL!!

  85. Megan Warren says:

    Love all the miniatures in this. No room for a dollhouse in my apartment, but shadow box or theater box vignettes hanging on the walls would be so much fun.

  86. Lorrilee Stackhouse says:

    Really love the miniatures.

  87. Marcia says:

    Gotta love the tiny stuff!

  88. Daylan says:

    These are lovely! Thank you for another opportunity!

  89. Brenda lubrant says:

    My two favorite things; gardening and Marie.

  90. Carmen Willis says:

    The Theater Boxes and Marie’s Boudoir Shadow Box are too cute. Love this giveaway…Great projects ladies!

  91. Ginette says:

    Oh LaLa! Love that giveaway

  92. Diana jemison says:

    3 of my favs…rococo, boxes and miniatures!!!

  93. Dennis Lawrence says:

    Loving the miniatures!

  94. Kathy McGee says:

    Wow! What a cool truckload of stuff! Nicola and Teri have outdone their selves. I can’t believe how they keep coming up with the neat stuff they do! They keep us all inspired.

  95. Tanya says:

    Another amazing giveaway!

  96. Jen R says:

    Loving this giveaway!

  97. Joan says:

    I love the miniatures, all of them! Great giveaway.

  98. Kathlene Ford-Walters says:

    Crossing my fingers. Great giveaway. Thanks.

  99. Joe says:

    Thanks for the chance to win

  100. Laura West says:

    Love it all! Thank you very much for the chance to win!

  101. Evleta Gruber says:

    I love miniatures. Thank you for opportunity to win.

  102. Denise Humenik says:

    Fabulous as always! Thanks for the opportunity!

  103. lynn says:

    wow such whimsy
    I love everything
    thanks for the chance to win

  104. Dena Cottrell says:

    Oh my goodness! I just started making a fairy garden and I could certainly use several of these items in it. Plus it would be wonderful to win this kit since it’s my birthday.

  105. Carol Jones says:

    All your stuff is fabulous! I’ve never made a 3D art piece yet but your email is inspiring me to give it a try! Thanks for the chance to win!

  106. Lynn fox says:

    What a wonderful giveaway! Whoever wins it will be a lucky duck!

  107. Christine V says:

    Love the papers, plant stand, and wooden book! Hoping for a sweet win!!!

  108. Lina says:

    So cute!

  109. Tammy says:

    Love to win!!

  110. orianna says:

    Small is large in wonder.

  111. Very nice selection. Thanks.

  112. Carole Carlson says:

    This looks like fun. Thanks for hosting the giveaway.

  113. Jackie Barth says:

    Lots of fun stuff – hope I win!

  114. Jennifer J says:

    i love all the minis so much!!

  115. It just keeps getting better and better !

  116. chark says:

    I love seeing the projects that the DT comes up with–so inspirational!

  117. bonnie bird says:

    Ooooh, i so Love the miniature Gnomes!!!! i can’t wait to see these little guys rompin’ around in my little Fairy gardens!! please, please, please pick me!!!

  118. Karen Mallory says:

    How cute is that tiny Marie project! I love the giveaway. Great products!!

  119. Nancy S says:

    I am so in love with minatures! Both these projects are just so amazing….

  120. Stacia says:

    Tiny things are so cute!

  121. Michelle Berry says:

    I LOVE miniatures!!! So darn cute!!

  122. Denise Bryant says:

    Love all these minis! Perfect for a shadowbox I’m creating!

  123. LeAnn says:


  124. Melanie says:

    Marie Antoinette and garden gnomes go together so nicely. She would need help with all the flower gardens and her vegetable gardens surrounding the palace and her little farm! Thanks for the chance to win such a great giveaway!

  125. Roxanne says:

    oh…love these adorable mini items…the theatre’s are gorgeous! thanks for the chance and sharing some yummy inspiration!

  126. Carolyn Bowlby says:

    I am pining for this.

  127. Jackie from NY says:

    What an absolutely fab giveaway!!

    I love those mini theaters and the shadow box! Delightful makes ladies!

  128. Sandy says:

    What an addition to a fairy garden!

  129. Debbie says:

    New to this site and the possibilities. Very excited to explore all the products available.

  130. Nancy Sherman says:

    Love this whole set!!

  131. melody says:

    The ribbon/bead cake-in-a-box is soo adorable!

  132. Sylvia L. says:

    Love the gnomes & gardening tools for Spring.

  133. Brigitte B. says:

    I just purchased my first shadow box and these would be perfect! You always seem to have just what I need, be it by theme or raw materials. <3

  134. Debra Gibson says:

    Yea! Still time !!

  135. M.E. says:

    The creative possibilities go on and on! Thank you for the chance to win this cute collection!

  136. Cindy Fitch says:

    The gnomes are just way too cute! Thanks for another great giveaway

  137. Lisa Mills says:

    Did I read Miniatures…dollhouse miniatures? Oh my…my heart is just a beating away. I am so in love with dollhouse minatures! My fingers are crossed. Let me win, oh please let me win just once.