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Mini China Cabinets (and a Tiny Dollhouse inside)

Filed under Alice in Wonderland, Art Projects, Collage Sheets, Lora Mahaffey, Teri Calia
Update! Newer posts about Lora’s artwork and Teri’s artwork.

Before Miz Bella introduces TWO very different projects both using the same China Cabinet kit (and some adorable little Halloween pins), there’s are 2 announcements:
FIRST, it’s that time of year… Laura Carson is gearing up for her annual Halloween event, and this year is a Haunted Village!!
NEXT, a new FREE gift! Inspired by Teri Calia’s tiny dollhouse inside a china cabinet — The White Rabbit’s Hutch, I kinda went crazy looking at our large stock of Alice in Wonderland Collage Sheets and picked out a few that work well shrunk down to 1/4 size! Tiny Alice Gift Sheets: one of these tiny wonders is FREE for all orders, regardless of order size! AND if you spend $20 or more on an order, I’ll send TWO! (That’s 2 different mini sheets — I’ve made a few!) If you place an all-digital order, I’ll send you a special Alice Gift Sheet as a pdf file.

Design Team Member Lora Mahaffey is here to tell us a little story about Lady Divina’s Cupboard:

Lady Divina, (also known as Jane Chester) after years of palm reading and crystal ball gazing, has packed up her side show tent and retired to the countryside. She found a lovely cottage with a view and spends lots of happy hours puttering away in the pretty little garden she’s planted there. If you are lucky enough to be asked to tea, Jane may take you on a little tour of her past.

Against a long wall in her parlor is a large old cupboard where Jane keeps the memorabilia of her past life, including her crystal ball collection and the many bits and pieces that tell the story of a rich, full life.

Inside the cupboard are all manner of tools for divining the future and reading the past, including a skull for Phrenology reference, palm reading guides, astrology charts, a ‘third eye‘ energy booster, a Ouija board and Tarot cards. Plus a few little knick-knacks and interesting bits that Jane picked up in her travels.

How cute is the Miniature China Cabinet that Lora used to house Lady Divina’s past? The cabinet is a flat kit, laser cut from heavy chipboard that is almost 1/8″ thick. It is supercalifragilousinexialidociously easy to assemble that requires any type of craft glue with a finished size of approx 5″ wide x 7″ tall. Can’t wait to get mine!

Lady Divina’s Cupboard Supply List

And she’s made more artwork! Look at these adorable tiny houses Lora made; some of them are actually jewelry pins, too! They are all one inch wide and the tallest (the house with the tree and love birds) is two and a half inches. Because jewelry gets a lot of hard wear, Lora stuck to papers only for the pins and sealed them with an acrylic finish.

These are a lot of fun and fairly quick to make. Since they are small, it’s a great way to use scraps and bits of paper and inchie collage sheets.
Imagine some cute Christmas pins to give as gifts. They would also make adorable ornaments! See the little house with the clock on the top of Lady Divina’s cupboard? You could make loads of these for the holidays with the Small Wood House Shape and a pin back. Talk about easy!

If you go to Lora’s blog, she will tell you how she assembled and achieved that luscious red color she used for the cupboard (and giving some handy tips as well too)!

The White Rabbit’s Hutch: a tiny dollhouse inside a china cabinet!

Oh my! What ideas this gives me! Teri Calia built a tiny, 1/4″ scale dollhouse INSIDE that same china cabinet (and gave it a white-washed, shabby chic finish so you might not recognize it as the same china cabinet Lora used).

Teri always takes such care in choosing components for her collages… like the teaspoons as handles on the doors — and that tiny little cup of tea on top the hutch (also shown at left)! And adding little splashes of red to bronze charms, like that bow tie on the rabbit (see top right of the photo below).

And Teri designed two new collage sheets with teeny, tiny papers and trims for making your own 1/4 scale dollhouse inside the Miniature China Cabinet (with an Alice in Wonderland/White Rabbit theme)!

Note: 1/4 scale is also called 1:48 scale (“1/4 inch to 1 foot scale”… 4 times as small as the “1 inch to 1 foot scale” items in the 1:12 Dollhouse Section).

Plus, see below for some new 1/4 scale furniture and props!

Here’s Teri’s supply list for the The White Rabbit’s Hutch and you can pay Teri a visit at her blog to read more (like Teri’s theory on why the rabbit is always late).

Posted by Leslie, August 20th, 2015

97 responses to “Mini China Cabinets (and a Tiny Dollhouse inside)”

  1. OMG I love it all I love the teacups I would def make a collage with all of this

  2. Jamie says:

    Looks like a fun one!

  3. Lana says:

    Simply put 1000% adorable! I’d make a teeny, tiny diorama, with a tiny, antique frozen Charlotte doll.

  4. Patti G says:

    Love the miniatures.

  5. Angela Hartley says:

    I adore the collages. such very talented artists!! looks like so much fun to assemble and decorate…….ahhhhh to be a child again!! Bessings to all!

  6. Leanna says:

    I LOVE this dollhouse giveaway! I think I’d make a tiny dollhouse for my miniatures display shelf.

  7. Michelle says:

    I/4 size is not a scale I tend to work with unless I’m making jewelry (or bejeweling another piece). However, I’d like to see how these items integrate into cityscapes. How can I push it beyond what it seems to be? I really love the clocks. (Clocks, gears, iron bits, stencils) but when I see work like the haunted house (above), I really get drawn in.

  8. barbara macaskill says:

    OH!!! I want, no I NEED, all of these fabulous miniatures! I am building a Fairy village and these would all be so fabulous to use in it!! Please don’t stop carrying and adding to the miniatures that you have!!! Hoping that one day soon I can afford to go on a mini shopping spree and get some goodies to embellish my village! I really need to add at least one or two of these china cabinets to the village also!! THANK YOU for the chance to have these minis on their way to me!!

  9. Lindy says:

    Oh I just love, love, love everything about that hutch!!! So fabulous! Thanks for a great giveaway.

  10. Jenni says:

    I really love the white rabbit’s hutch by Teri Calia. It’s so darn cute!! I would really like to make my own version, or maybe I would use a small doll house and make a big Alice for it so that it would be just like the story. I don’t know if I would use more of the 1/4 scale items. I guess it just depends on what projects I can come up with. Thanks for the inspiration today and every week!!

  11. Melanie Curtis says:

    I would love to build an Wonderland Village and have the White Rabbit as the mayor! A major furniture piece in his abode could be a White Bunny Hutch – pun intended! Thanks for the chance to win such a fabulous and inspiring prize kit. I love all of your Alice inspired
    artifacts. A friend visited London and brought me a pencil with a silver metal White Rabbit topper at the Alice shop near Oxford – it is a prized posession!

  12. Melissa Davis-Bourque says:

    Oh my goddess! You guys always have the best collections! I’d use them for my wonky mini-vignettes. Thanks!

  13. Mary Helene says:

    Just love the miniature furniture and would love to try an altered clock with them.

  14. Lou Anne Colodny says:

    the bathroom miniatures are intriguing …

  15. Dawn says:

    I just love it (as usual)! LOL, I have not worked with the 1/4 size miniatures, but would like to start. They look so cute in the china cabinet! Thank you for this opportunity!

  16. Traci says:

    I love miniature things I have so many shadow boxes that I display all my cute little items. Love the hutches with all the little goodies inside-soo cute. >^..^<

  17. Sunny says:

    Love it. The chipboard is pretty amazing, considering they only sold basic shapes a few years ago. I especially like the teacup with tea in it, and the tiny houses.

  18. Carolyn Bowlby says:


  19. Kathy Cabble says:

    OMG! I do dollhouses. Never have I done 1/4. OMG! Please let me win. Love what you’ve done with these items.

  20. Denise Bryant says:

    Love those fun houses and pins!
    I use minis mostly on cards and ATCs, and other paper arts projects!

  21. Robin Venecia says:

    I love them! I’ve been wanting to make a diorama inside a silver jewelry case I have. I think these would be perfect!

  22. Mary Cain says:

    I love all the items, especially the 1/4 scale furniture. It’s so hard to find true to scale. I like it for snowglobe scenes and other micro-mini displays. Would love to win this giveaway – expecting a new little niece this fall and it would make an adorable shadowbox display for her room.

  23. MaggieM says:

    I’ve been wanting to make a small dollhouse for each of my young grand daughters, but buying an actual doll house for each of them is out of the question – they’re too expensive. BUT this hutch and all of the miniatures would be perfect for them! If I should happen to win your wonderful giveaway, I’d have to purchase a duplicate set for the other grand daughter, but that would be no problem at Alpha Stamps prices! Keeping my fingers crossed:)

  24. Jo says:

    OMG! I LOVE these miniatures! I would make several mini houses with these materials – a witch house, a fairy house, an Alice house, a mouse house – i could do a lot of things with these pieces! Yes, please! More miniatures!

  25. Amy says:

    this is priceless. amazing! gotta have.

  26. Birgit says:

    I would love to make an Alice-themed 3D frame. 🙂

    Happy creating,

  27. Christy Minnis says:

    Well, since I have a friend who loves Alice, I would have to make her something fabulous, but I seriously would use the furniture to make a Night Before Christmas house!

  28. Pam W says:

    Who doesn’t love Alice? I would make a diorama using a vintage box, I have been saving for a special purpose.

  29. Pat says:

    Just love love this mini dollhouse and the Alice in Wonderland theme is fantastic.
    Thanks for the chance to win.

  30. Lolo says:

    LOVE IT! I would want to make a grungy almost modern day Alice tableau

  31. Vickie Trancho says:

    Oh my! I would have to go Transylvanian with this. Imagine Drac and company sharing a tiny abode. Heh!

  32. Kathy says:

    I would love to “gift” this kit to my friend who is crazy for Alice “anything”!

  33. Lorna Dufrane says:

    What fun!!

  34. Beverly S says:

    Adorable! On the cute-ness scale, this ranks just after babies and puppies! I’ve built 1:12 dollhouses and furnishings, but this teeny-tiny hutch would be fabulous with a Christmas setting. Sure would love to win!

  35. Kathleen says:

    I have an old doll house that I’m turning into a haunted house. So I would use the miniature furniture to make an abandoned dollhouse inside the larger dollhouse. It would be in the little girl’s room – dusty and forgotten…..

  36. angelic says:

    I would love to make a shadow box with all the wonderful miniature furniture. What fun!

  37. Holly says:

    Those are insanely beautiful! Tea party! Tea party! Tea party! Tea party!

  38. Gabrielle H says:

    I love the White Rabbit’s Hutch! I am currently making a Victorian dollhouse and I love the idea of a dollhouse in the dollhouse!!! I would love to see more in the 1/4th scale!!

  39. Emily N says:

    love the little things! I’d make an Alice charm bracelet!

  40. Kim R says:

    Oooh I can see myself making a mini rabbit hole with all of these awesome minis!

  41. Quarter scale miniatures is my world. I build quarter scale houses, and this giveaway is a perfect complement for my miniatures. I would love to see more quarter scale items. Love it !!!

  42. Sandy says:

    I am in heaven right now, tiny furniture is right up my alley. You have hit the mark with this giveaway.

  43. LeAnn says:

    I would make a mini Alice in Wonderland dollhouse.

  44. Kathy Bumb says:

    I love this giveaway. My favorite themes are miniatures and the tiny little hutches. I would try and build a little mini house and load it up with all your minis that you have in your store.

  45. KIM says:

    The watch piece and rabbit would be “Wonderful” to embellish a invitation to a party.
    A tea party… perhaps?

  46. Jen R says:

    I quite like the idea of the rabbit hutch tho I might try to make it into the Mad Hatter’s Tea House instead. 1/4 inch minis are great! Keep em coming!

  47. Susan says:

    Oh my, so in love with all the minis! My new hobby is Altoid tin dioramas and I can vision using all of these in one way or another to embellish. They are great!

  48. Sharon B. says:

    These are so cute! I would make a little house for Alice!

  49. Megan Warren says:

    I love dollhouses and would love to do one, however, my apartment is beyond small so I have no room, I love the idea of the dollhouse in the cabinet. I think I’d have to make it a Halloween dollhouse, just because it’s my favorite holiday. Thanks for the great idea.

  50. Karen S says:

    I have this amazing Alice as Queen tattoo on my right arm and I’d LOVE to make this cabinet to go with it!!

  51. Joan Myers says:

    OMG,,,I just love the fact you are even considering doing dollhouse miniatures. LOVE, LOVE!!! I have been into this exciting craft for only 2 years and am always on look out for new ideas and products. Looking forward to what you come up with, as I am already a big fan. Thank you for considering me in your give away.

  52. Penny Shukan says:

    I am weak in the knees looking at all the goodies in this giveaway. The tiny dollhouse bits are so wonderful and will lead to hours of creative creating! And I just adore the White Rabbit. He is a favorite character of mine.

  53. judy burris says:

    Rabbits and tea and a dollhouse, oh my! I simply must put my gothic spin on this idea of a house inside a cabinet… or I’ll go MAD!!!

  54. Michelle Toops says:

    I have been dying to make some Alice projects and these are adorable!Love it all!

  55. Susan M L says:

    Fun giveaway! I like both hutch displays and the house shaped pins are fabulous. I’m thinking of a Night Before Christmas mouse house. Love the 1/4 scale because they will fit in that “perfect” little container you spot on your treasure hunts.

  56. Lori D. says:

    I love this! I would have to make a dollhouse out of all of it. I would make a cylinder with all the little rooms inside as if it was what Alice saw when she was falling down the rabbit hole. Thank you for the opportunity to win. I’m keeping my fingers crossed!

  57. Madonna Pincus says:

    I would love to make an Alice in Wonderland hutch for my granddaughter’s birthday Sept. 29. Thanks for the chance.

  58. Laura West says:

    I’d love to use the charms in the special earrings I make, it all looks so amazing that I don’t know where I would start with all the fun of creation!

  59. Ginette P. says:

    These miniatures could be use in so many places.

  60. Thalia Kottke says:

    With all those adorable teeny, tiny things this is a fabulous giveaway. I would love to make a tiny dollhouse.

  61. Charlene says:

    How wonderful… I’d make jewelry or a rabbit house or a fairy clubhouse.

  62. Lois C. says:

    I love this! Would be a great gift for a dear friend named Alice!!

  63. phoebe diamond says:

    Oh, I think I would use some of them to make an altered board book with small niches in it. I could use some of the vintage Alice in Wonderland books I have for backgrounds too.

  64. marykay chisum says:

    Love, love, love the 1/4 scale! Perfect for my full size imagination! I’m working on altered books and alters. These are just right! Thanks for continuing to inspire me.

  65. Daria says:

    I would love to build a room (maybe on a bookshelf) and decorate with these.

  66. Carol Slowik says:

    Lots of black and white squares and red hearts rolling around in my head! Thanks for the chance to win!

  67. Janet Anderson says:

    I am obsessed with miniature anything! Love it all. I think I would probably lift the miniature in a curio idea and put my own spin on it! I am so thrilled with all the miniatures and accessories you offer! Thanks!

  68. Gail S. says:

    I have never worked on anything this small, but would love to give it a try. All these minis have great details to them.

  69. chark says:

    can you even? These are adorable projects and I love minis!

  70. Diana Bittaker says:

    I can see making a little rabbit hole house! How wonderful! I’ve never worked with anything this small- I would also like to make a little mouse matchbox house! The ideas are endless!

  71. Dena Cottrell says:

    Oh I have been waiting for items of this size. I’m working on a 1:4 scale fairy garden and with these items I would also create a tiny dollhouse too. I love these tiny objects!! Thank you for your generosity!!

  72. Jolyn Stephens says:

    I’ve enjoyed working with 1:48 before. I’d love to make my own dollhouse in a cabinet!

  73. Lou Anne H. says:

    These miniatures are fantastic! I would make the china cupboard with a variety of miniatures you show. I love the little teapots and the Alice in Wonderland theme. I don’t know about the 1/4 size-I’d love to try it.

  74. Patricia Molnar says:

    I LOVE IT!! Teri’s White Rabbit Hutch is so amazing and I LOVE all of the charms for Alice in Wonderland!!!! What an amazing giveaway!!! Thank you for the chance to win!!!

  75. Karen Mallory says:

    I love, love Alice in Wonderland!! You could do lots of stuff with the tiny size like fairy domains and mini dollhouses and of course the White Rabbit hutch!!

  76. lynn legge says:

    I would use the charms for an altered matchbox, id love to fill the hutch with tea themed things ive hoarded..i really need to win this one lol
    thanks for the chance

  77. oh what a wonderful giveaway!! So many ideas on what I would do with it if I won! I’ve always loved Alice in Wonderland and miniatures! I think I would have to make a version of “Down The Rabbit Hole” in a tear shaped glass terrarium I purchased and have no idea what to do with until now. 😉 thanks for the opportunity to win this awesome giveaway!

  78. Peggy D says:

    I would love to have these!! And I would definitely use them in a tiny dollhouse. I love this tiny size so I would definitely be interested in seeing more of it. I have 2 of those house shrines coming and I would put a tiny dollhouse in one of them :)This size would be wonderful in teacup gardens too. And I love Alice for many many years now. It is so neat to see so much Alice relayed fun stuff.

  79. Nancy S says:

    I just love miniatures! I have a small home so anytime I can display artwork that doesn’t require a lot of space is definitely a win-win for me. I just love the white rabbit theme.

  80. Joan says:

    Oh my, I must win this set. My sister is a collector of all things “Alice” and I just love creating fun things to add to her collection.

  81. Marilyn H says:

    My wish list for you is growing! I would probably do something similiar, ie turn a shelf into a mini dollhouse. I have worked in 1/4 scale before, just not very much. I getting ready to go to a Fun Day in Gulf Shores where I will create a 1/2 scale bedroom.

  82. Char-D says:

    I would most likely make a miniature dollhouse with these items.

  83. Melissa Monteith says:

    Loving all the new miniatures! So fun to use in so many different ways.

  84. Verna says:

    I would use these goodies in my little glass boxes. What fun!

  85. Roxanne says:

    Sooo Cute! I think I would make a lively bedtime scene with baby bunnies getting ready for bed and momma bunny trying to read a story to them. Awwww…these mini’s are super cute!

  86. Jennie says:

    Oooohhh! I’d totally make a tea party shrine!

  87. Penny Shukan says:

    I just want to add that you are driving me crazy with all this great stuff. I just opened a package from you and now I need more.

  88. Jennifer J says:

    This is so amazing! I love the teeny tiny things and I would adore making a little dollhouse like that.

  89. Tammy Lemon says:

    I love dollhouses would love to win anything love your company!!

  90. Luanne says:

    the charms and mini furniture would make a nice 3D card!

  91. We are having a Mad Hatter Tea and I would love to make some of the items for gifts to the special guests.

  92. Rosemary says:

    I love Alice In Wonderland and I love accessories for my doll collection. I have an Alice Liddell doll and wardrobe that I have been working on this year. This cabinet house would be the perfect addition to that project! I love it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  93. Michele Kastner says:

    Oh my goodness! I am falling down the rabbit hole. Fantastically inspiring!

  94. Jackie Barth says:

    I am a miniaturist and would love to win this!

  95. Ann says:

    Love the tiny scale furniture. It would be the nicest furniture I have, and easy to move;) It would be great for a mini Victorian Christmas scene.

  96. I have always been captivated by tiny versions of the world! Perhaps that’s why my birthday present this year was Chagall, a chihuahua! Currently I am amused by my 1:12 dollhouse in a bookcase and would love to incorporate these tinier elements to layer the surreal qualities of miniatures to reflect my own idiosyncratic life! Thank you for the opportunity to see kindred spirits!

  97. Kathy says:

    I do exclusively 1/4 scale and would love all the adorable Alice trinkets and furniture. makes me want to do a tea party scene in a fancy custom-made hat just perfect for the mad hatters tea. Glad my 1/4 scale group led me to this site. So many wonderful things here