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    A Hutch for All Seasons, Collage Sheet Sale & New Free Gift!

    Filed under Art Projects, Collage Sheets, Giveaways, Miniatures, Newsletters, Rhonda Secrist Thomas, Sale, Teri Calia

    A new sale! EVERYTHING in the Dollhouse Miniatures Collage Sheets section is on sale!

    The sale ends Monday night, July 17th 2017!

    That includes the Little Potions Collage Sheet shown at left.

    And the sale also includes TWO new Collage Sheets announced today (photos & info below)! Plus a few that Teri Calia used in her fab artwork shown below!

    Over 100 to choose from! See them all!

    Yay! Another chance to see 2 completely different ideas using the same new item! My fave!

    First is the tiny reproduction of Design Team Member Rhonda Secrist Thomas’s real life craft studio (or a piece of it) using the new Storage Hutch and the 4 Inch Wide Chest of Drawers – 2 Drawers. (The second project today is by Teri Calia, and photos and more info is at the end of this post, down in the Giveaway zone!) Now back to Rhonda’s fun project:

    Welcome to my miniature art studio. Not only does my beloved hutch have multiple shelves, I also have two large drawers and a large desk top to work on. It’s my favorite spot to play.

    One can never have too many ink pads or paint brushes.

    True to life, my miniature desk top is covered in paint, just like my real desk top.

    Do you like my mini paint tubes? (Note: see the wide photo below for a close-up.) You will not believe how simple they are to make. I was inspired by this tutorial on Miniature Paints that I found on Pinterest. That place is addicting!

    In the tutorial, she used some type of thin metal. I couldn’t find mine so I used this adhesive silver tape I had instead. I trimmed a tad of the back paper off so I could use it to adhere my paint tube together.

    To make each tube an individual color, I used washi tape in different colors and darker designs. Then put some white clay in the top and added color to make them look like paint was coming out.

    Nice job, Rhonda! I love all the details. Rhonda used a collage sheet I designed specifically for her project: Tiny Craft Room Labels Collage Sheet (with all sizes of labesl: from the ridiculously tiny 4mm tall labels for the baby food jars to rubber stamp labels sized for the 1/4″ and 3/8″ strips of basswood (and lots of labels sized in between). Labels for rubber stamp ink pads, acrylic paint, gesso, and rubber stamp labels from our very own rubber stamps.

    And check below ’cause the new FREE Gift Kit includes a mini set of wood strips and labels from this collage sheet to make some tiny stamps of your own.

    Curious about some item you see in Rhonda’s creation? Check out her supply list!


    Miniature Paint & Stamps
    FREE Gift Kit!

    Since the artwork today by Teri and Rhonda both use the Even Tinier Bottles (and Rhonda also made adorable miniature wood-mounted rubber stamps using a 3/8″ wide Basswood Strip) I’m including 1 of the bottles and a little sampler cut (3″) of each of the 3 widths of basswood strips! PLUS a custom mini collage sheet with a few of the labels from the new Tiny Craft Room Labels Collage Sheet (sized to make rubber stamps with the wood strips — and note: the wood is really easy to cut to size) plus a few labels that will fit the bottle (in a couple styles). You can get the A Witch’s Grimoire or Secret Spell Book Labels Collage Sheets for more witchy labels to fit the same bottles (and both used by Teri). I also added some from the Tiny Magic Books & Potion Labels Collage Sheet.

    Free for ALL orders — through Monday night, July 17th 2017!

    Hooray for the Wise Woman’s Giveaway!

    But first! Let’s talk about the beautiful Wise Woman’s Apothecary Cabinet that Teri Calia made (with the same hutch and chest of drawers as Rhonda’s project). Note: there’s a wide photo below with more images. To start, I’ll quote some of Teri’s intro from her blog post:

    The Oxford Dictionary defines “wise woman” as a woman considered to be knowledgeable in matters such as herbal healing, magic charms, or other traditional lore. That is the kind of woman I envision using this apothecary cabinet.

    She would keep all of her herbs and other ingredients in well labeled, tightly covered, glass jars so nothing would be misplaced or misused.

    She would have lots of books, scrolls, and papers to fill up those two large drawers, and yes, sometimes, to leave stacked on the worktop. Her mortar and pestle would be well used and perhaps a bit dented.

    And note: Teri has included a tutorial on how she made the open book (with a teal blue bookmark) on top of her work table, using pages and covers from her own Tiny Little Grimoires Collage Sheet.

    OK… back to the Giveaway! I picked out a bunch of cool items that Teri used in her project (click here to see photos of her entire supply list, but only the ones listed below are in the Giveaway).

    – 10mm Square Glass Bottle with Lid (see below… 3 of them are on the top shelf of the hutch)
    – 12mm Wooden Drawer Pull or Box Feet
    – Storage Hutch – NEW
    – 4 Inch Wide Chest of Drawers – 2 Drawers – NEW
    – A Witch’s Grimoire Collage Sheet (for all those tiny labels on the bottles)
    – Even Tinier Bottles (yes, a set of 6, and you may want more if you try to reproduce this artwork)
    – Mini Cigar Box Set (on top of the hutch… again, see below)
    – Miniature Brown Paper Boxes Collage Sheet – NEW (also on the top of the hutch)
    – Tiny Little Grimoires Collage Sheet (so you can follow along with the tutorial)
    – Tiny Resin Skull Mix (Teri used them as drawer pulls!)

    To enter the Wise Woman’s 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, July 14, 2017)!

    And tell me: What will you make? An apothecary cabinet? A mini version of a bookcase (or craft supply cabinet) in your house? Something else?

    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 Random.org). So check your mailbox on Sunday morning to see who won and for the next Giveaway and Newsletter!

    Hey, who won the Half Scale 2-Story House Giveaway? Phoebe Diamond! (Who commented: “I think that I would make a bordello. For some reason the idea appeals.”) Congratulations! Check your email for more info.

    Posted by Leslie, July 13th, 2017

    55 responses to “A Hutch for All Seasons, Collage Sheet Sale & New Free Gift!”

    1. Anne Davis says:

      That looks like an alchemist’s cupboard to me! That’s what I’d do with it.

    2. Barb A says:

      Love, love, love the artist cabinet.

    3. Kat Cashwell says:

      The artist/craft cabinet is awesome! I would add this cabinet to my mad scientist room!

    4. Maybe I shouldn’t enter another since I just won the Match Box Giveaway but I can’t help myself! I LOVE miniatures. I’d have to make a craft cabinet of my own. This one is so cute. 🙂

    5. Karen Wood says:

      Those are both so wonderful and I want to make both! I would make the wise woman’s cabinet first.

    6. Kim R says:

      I would make a witches apothecary cabinet.

    7. Kathy Bumb says:

      I think this would make a lovely fairy bookcase. Fairies do love to read and they certainly could use a new bookcase and maybe some new books to put into it.

    8. Jean Marmo says:

      Oh – I love that cabinet! I would fill it with books and momentos!

    9. Traci says:

      So darn cute I love both cabinets and would love to make something similar. I love the witches cabinet but the art table is fantastic too. Love them!! >^..^<

    10. I would love to make an apothecary cabinet if I win thank you

    11. MINDY WINCHESTER says:

      My cabinet of curiosities can ALWAYS use more shelves to display stuff! These are great!

    12. Amy says:

      a wise woman’s apothecary, love it.

    13. Janet Vandenabeele says:

      I think it’s time for a miniature doll shelf/doll hospital bench!

    14. Laura says:

      This would definitely have to be an apothecary cabinet for some of my little books and potions. I have quite a collection of little witchy things looking for a home and this would be a great place for some of them.

    15. Randi says:

      A potions cabinet for sure. I love both examples you’ve shown. Both so different and both amazing.

    16. Dianna says:

      Awesome! I would definitely make a Halloween scene!

    17. Nancy O says:

      spell potions cabinet with books, resins, wands, and the rest of the tools of the trade.

    18. i love all the ideas but would probably go for a witches vintage apothacary look

    19. Jennie Ingram says:

      Definitely a potions hutch!!!

    20. Emily N. says:

      Love the hutch! I’d make a lot of miniature books for it.

    21. Marilyn Ray says:

      I would love to make an early forensics table with all kinds of hand made tools and reagents. Something Holmes-ish

    22. Mary Sparks says:

      I think apothecary cabinet – or maybe something Halloween themed?

    23. Kathlene Ford-Walters says:

      An herbs and tinctures cabinet to include all kinds of potions,eye of newt, bat wings, frogs and bones, and on and on.

    24. Jen R says:

      Love the idea of an apothecary cabinet, but maybe an old dusty library shelf.

    25. Mary Mac says:

      I would like to try something Bakery Themed.

    26. LeAnn says:

      This would make a perfect apothecary cabinet.

    27. Karen Mallory says:

      What fabulous projects! I think I would like to do something like the arts cabinet. I could add that to my mini sewing room!

    28. Barb macaskill says:

      I think I would make a Santa’s workshop cabinet with parts for toys, paints, a Naughty or Nice list and lots of other things that Santa and the elves need to be prepared for the final countdown to the big night!
      I am totally blown away by both of these amazing cabinets! To be able to add this to my miniature village would be awesome! TFS!
      macaskillbarbara (@) yahoo.com

    29. Gilda McCain says:

      Love the ideas today. I would definitely do a sewing theme.

    30. Birgit says:

      How lovely are Rhonda’s and Teri’s cabinets! 🙂 I would make a witch’s cabinet for Halloween, I think. Thanks for the chance to win these goodies!

    31. Winnie says:

      This is great! I would take this months cabinet kit and the two room box with this and make a witches town house. Ooo so fun!

    32. Luanne Shoup says:

      Oh my, the artist pallet is a must have!

    33. Carol Slowik says:

      Art supply cabinet would be too cute!!

    34. De says:

      I would do a Halloween theme. Possibly a tea cabinet too

    35. Kitty T says:

      I think I will make a witchy storage space with all the goodies for spells and incantations!

    36. Kimberly says:

      While they are both so imaginative, Id have to make a craft supply station!

    37. K Toews says:

      I would make a cabinet in a shop that sells hats.

    38. Parisa javidi says:

      Looks like an place to display a collection.

    39. Carolyn Bowlby says:

      The perfect crafting theme.

    40. Kee Ostler says:

      Both of these are absolutely magical! I love them. I think that I would make an art studio. Those paint tubes are so incredible. 🙂

    41. Roe says:

      I would make an alchemists work bench. Lots of tools and samples

    42. Gretchen says:

      Display of Jam jars for a bakery and I’d love to make metal labeled tubes of beauty cremes and small face powder boxes for a ladies shop.
      Or a display of loose leaf teas and the work space to create blends
      Like a real shop I go to.

    43. Robyn says:

      I would probably have to make a craft supply station, because I have a lot of ink pads. But a miniature bookcase sure would look good in my doll house!

    44. Elizabeth H. says:

      I would make a fairy work bench.

    45. Deanne says:

      I would make a alchemist’s cabinet with books and potions and power objects.

    46. Margaret D says:

      I would love to make a tea/gift shop. This would make a lovely display cabinet. I really love these chipboard pieces!

    47. Vera Collier says:

      Lots of cool ideas in the comments. I am thinking a witch’s apothecary, or maybe a gardener’s potting bench.

    48. Jo says:

      OMG – I love this hutch! It would be perfect for my miniature Halloween house!! I would either make a witch’s potion hutch or a library – maybe both!

    49. Lynne says:

      I would add old books, potions, loose papers, a pair of glasses

    50. Laural says:

      toy shop for Christmas

    51. These are fantastic. I would love to create the miniature art studio

    52. Marilyn B. Hughes says:

      I’ve been wanting to make an apothecary cabinet. This might be perfect for it.

    53. Carla says:

      I’m thinking of a harvest/thanksgiving theme. Seems like thanksgiving is a kind of forgotten holiday in minis

    54. Cheryl Lee says:

      Love both ideas, but I’d go for the craft cabinet! Congrats to Phoebe!

    55. Susan M L says:

      I LOVE the art craft table and adore the tiny art supplies! However, if I win, the “Wise Woman” side of me would have to duplicate an apothecary cabinet. I will have to wait to see if I win this giveaway on Sunday (WHICH IS MY BIRTHDAY, hint, hint), I will have to order the cute little art supplies for a display in my craft room.