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New Miniatures, FLASH SALE & Flying Saucers?

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Ha! Design Team Member Nichola Battilana has made a set of Confidential Top Secret Files using her new CLASSIFIED UFO Collage Sheet — and they are great!

See below for some background on how she went from the unassuming tent cards announced with the January Kit (one shown at right) to the conspiracy-theories-run-amok artwork!

Plus (for a true study in contrasts), I’ve picked out the Kitchen & Sewing section of Dollhouse Miniatures for a FLASH SALE! As TWO of today’s new items are in that section, they’re on 25% off sale, too!

The truth is out there – Confidential Top Secret Files by Nichola Battilana

From Nichola’s blog post:

Ok. So. I tried to make something pretty. Alpha Stamps sent me some gorgeous papers to use with their tent card frames but it was not happening. I’m going to blame my recent podcast listenings for what happened.

I went about as far from pretty as one can get and found myself in a deep dark conspiracy hole.

Not a pink floral paper in sight! Instead I’ve taken a trip into the basement of the J Edgar Hoover building and gone rummaging through the X-Files. (I’d totally wink at Foxy Mulder circa 1993.)

Flip those folders open (You HAVE to peek when something is marked “top secret” and “confidential”) and you’ll find top secret office memos and case files. What could possibly be so ultra important?!?!

Photographic evidence of aliens and Bigfoot of course!

So there you are! Beside this intro and photos (above and below in the Giveaway section), here’s the petite supply list. And be sure to visit Nichola’s blog for more photos and info!

New Goodies!


In Nichola’s Artwork!

White Ceramic Planter or Urn – Set of 2

White Victorian Plates w Pink Edges

Mini Brass Serving Tray

1:12 Scale Miniatures ON SALE!

FLASH SALE! This is a 25% off sale on ALL items in the Miniatures for Kitchen & Sewing Section!

Lots of variety here: from tiny spools to cups/saucers to cake plates! 53 options… including the 4 highlights below.

The sale ends at midnight on Friday night, January 11th.

Want even more SALE Miniatures? There are a few left on the Clearance site (50% off)! Like the Mahogany Serving Tray shown at right. Here’s the link to the Kitchen Section on the Clearance site!

Click: MINIATURES SALE to see everything!

Hooray for the Victorian Ephemera or Top Secret Giveaway!

So it hardly seems fair… everything in Nichola’s supply list is just 3 items…

So in addition to her ENTIRE supply list (ha!) I’m adding one of the January Kits (that will give you 3 options for tent cards… and the choice to make pretty or conspiratorial artwork)!

To enter the Victorian Ephemera or Top Secret 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, Friday Night, January 11, 2019).

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

Hey, who won the Crazy is Part of my Charm Giveaway from Sunday’s newsletter? That would be Anne S! Congrats! Check your email for info.

Posted by Leslie, January 10th, 2019

55 responses to “New Miniatures, FLASH SALE & Flying Saucers?”

  1. Patti Flasch says:

    Always new and exciting inspiration! I always know where to find materials that are unusual and fun! Thanks to your excellent design team for continuing to share their work.

  2. Erin Gardner says:

    Always som

  3. Bonnie Moran says:

    love the topic

  4. Brian Hughes says:

    love all the new inspirations…I just started on the mausoleum kit…and loving it…so easy to assemble.

  5. Erin Gardner says:

    Always something interesting in these kits.

  6. Jo says:

    i love this – sci fi ephemera!

  7. Nadine says:

    Love all the new miniature items!

  8. Nancy E says:

    Really cool!

  9. Jean Marmo says:

    Such a fun and creative theme! Love that mini serving tray!

  10. SuzyB says:

    I just love the creativity of her stuff. This opens up a whole new set of ideas for me!

  11. Kathy S. says:

    I vote for conspiratorial artwork—always.

  12. Angela Ballou says:

    You had me at flying saucers. I have to have that collage sheet so there goes my New Year’s Resolution…in a good way.

  13. Debora L. says:

    I love Victorian ephemera, so I’d choose that, but the Top Secret is fun to look at 🙂

  14. Traci says:

    Right up my alley. I love the X-files and Nichola’s project is fantastic. I love her idea.

  15. Ann F. says:

    Loved watching the X-Files back in the day!!!

  16. I love everything about this I would love to win. Thank you

  17. Rhonda S says:

    I have never seen something like this in miniature. How clever!

  18. Ronda Liebert says:

    I love the theme. Would love to win.

  19. LeAnn Aagard says:

    This is so fun. Thank you!

  20. Barb Macaskill says:

    Totally awesome! I just started watching a new series, ProjectBlue Book, and wood love to create my own Top Secret and Confidential filess! I have always been interested in thi this trattoria of our world!
    Love the gold serving trays too! TFS!

  21. Nancy O says:

    Imaginative use of tent cards.

  22. Lindy says:

    I adore these conspiracies cards!! Great job

  23. You know I had to enter this give-away, lol! I’m all about aliens, UFOs, and strange circles in the fields! Maybe vampires are really aliens! 🙂

    Love you guys!

  24. Kat Cashwell says:

    Love UFO conspiracies and this is awesome!!

  25. Love UFO conspiracies and I could go crazy with ideas on this giveaway

  26. Angie M says:

    This is so fresh! Love it

  27. Kathy Toews says:

    If it is top secret, it’s gotta be good!

  28. Denise Bryant says:

    Too fun! I actually have an autographed paper from David Duchovny and he wrote ‘The truth is out there’ on it! It was a gift to my daughter when the show was on.

  29. Donna Kottcamp says:

    I love the look of the January kit and the Saturday Creature Feature look of the sample is just wonderful!

  30. Vera Collier says:

    I love a good mystery. Top secret is just perfect.

  31. Cg says:

    What i love best about Nichola’s work in general is that there is ALWAYS something so unexpected! I wouldnt have thought about making something like this and now ALL i want to do is make things like this! Freaking cool!!!

  32. Laura Norman says:

    I absolutely love these!

  33. Jaimi B says:

    And now for something completely different… What a great idea! I love it!

  34. Emily Dale says:

    Winning the giveaway would perk me up. Been in the hospital for a month.

  35. Karen Mallory says:

    I am a big X-files fan. This is a great project!

  36. Catharine McCammon says:

    I am making little cookies and BIG cookie for my Grandbabies!

  37. Lorna E. says:

    Yes! I’ve been wanting to do a conspiracy themed project. Love what Nichola has done.

  38. Laurie B says:

    I’m liking the new miniatures and the conspiracy projects:)

  39. Judith Kirchner says:

    A friend loves Ancient Aliens. This is right up her alley!

  40. Lynell M Fox says:

    Sigh, I’ve tried off and on, on and off to win…I’d like to win before I die! LOL!

  41. LaTise Donaldson says:

    I just found this site today. I love your offerings!

  42. I would enjoy creating with your Victorian Ephemera! Fingers crossed!

  43. Ginger says:

    OMG! These are great. My son in law believes in Bigfoot, I think I just found his birthday card!

  44. Andrea Pretlow says:

    Bigfoot lives!

  45. Janet Turner says:

    Wow! Not lke what I usually make, but so cool. I love it.

  46. Nancy AT says:

    Very different but very cool! I love the Sasquatch photo!

  47. I live in a town with an annual UFO festival. Got to make some of these.

  48. Roe says:

    Love the idea. big foot. UFO’s. I’m there

  49. Mary Kaifer says:

    What a fantastic kit! I’ve never seen anything like this one and I hope I win it!

  50. Barbara A says:

    What fun! Another awesome project

  51. Laura Jack says:

    Ha! Love it. Love subversive crafting. Making strange things and placing them on my bookshelf where my nieces are sure to find them and go crazy.

  52. Jennie Ingram says:

    These are bloody brilliant!

  53. Lea Cook says:

    What an awesome project! Never thought of UFO 🛸 as a project theme!!

  54. Kathy Valent says:

    Always so many neat ideas!