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A Tiny Room of Hodgepodgery

Filed under Collector's Room Kit, Halloween, Miniatures, Rubber Stamps, Shadowbox/Room Box, Shannon Cooper, Tutorials
Update! A newer post about Shannon’s artwork is here.

Before lovely new artwork, new items (and a new sale section!) here’s some sales and a FREE gift that started on Thursday.

New FREE GIFT with All Orders through Monday, May 15th!

Games People Played FREE Gift Kit including the fun new Games People Played Collage Sheet!

AND 2 of the Narrow Blank Matchboxes (so you can make some dollhouse scale game boxes of your own)! Instructions are on the new collage sheet page.

More info

Related Sales! The Children Collage Sheets are on sale for 50% off!

AND the 1:12 Dollhouse Toys and Holiday Decor sections (both of which include lots of miniature toys… and Halloween and Christmas) are on sale for 25% off!

NEW sale: Alchemy Rubber Stamps are 50% off!

The sales are through MONDAY night, too!

Oooh! Another fab project using the new Small Frame Shadowbox! This project is SO tiny. (One of Design Team Member Shannon Cooper’s specialties!) The inside shadowbox area is approx. 3-1/4″ x 4-3/4″ and 2″ deep… and see that little pic (below) of Shannon holding a Half Scale Liquor Bottle for an idea of how small these half scale bottles are (and also that wide photo below showing some of the steps for turning a green wine bottle into a potion bottle).

I started with a wee Simple 1:24 Table, a few glass bottles, and basswood strips and eventually ended up with Odd Doctor Olaf’s room of hodgepodgery.

The table might be my favorite part because I wonder what that queer doc is concocting! The wooden tray is made from a 1/4″ wide Basswood Strip, and the syringe is a ball-end head pin with thin wire wrapped around the top and then glued into a small glass bugle bead. (Aside: that girl is SO clever!)

I’m going to point out a couple more wee things from the top of the photo at right:
– The Half Scale Metal Tea Set (a plate, spoon and a creamer from this set are on the table),
Jet Black 4mm Smooth Rondelles (they look almost chunky as bottle stoppers in this scale (3 are on the shelf above table… a closeup is below, too), but these are quite small… AND they’re 50% off!)

I used a 3/8″ wide basswood strip and a toothpick to build a shelf along the length of the shadowbox to have a place for books, vials, tonics, serums, medicines, a scalpel… you know, all the things you’d expect an odd doctor to have.

And Shannon posted a tutorial for turning TINY half scale wine bottles into potion bottles! Be sure to visit Shannon’s blog post for more photos and tips! And scroll down to enter the Giveaway to win lots of the goodies from Shannon’s Supply List!

Psst! Another aside… the new Chesterville Scrapbook Papers would make quick grungy/distressed walls for a mad scientist’s lair…

Hooray for the Tiny Room of Hodgepodgery Giveaway!

Oh my… so many cute (and TINY) items are in Shannon’s supply list… i almost didn’t know when to stop! All of these items from her supplies are included in today’s Giveaway:

– Simple 1:24 Table
– Witchy Little Labels & Ephemera Collage Sheet
– Half Scale Cocktail Shaker (oh, check the photo… it’s used as 2 separate parts… of some kind of science-y looking contraption)
– Half Scale Green Wine Bottle
– White Turquoise Skull Beads – 12mm
– Basswood Strips – 3/8 Inches Wide (used as the shelf)
– Basswood Strips – 1/4 Inches Wide (used to make the tray on the table, and used as baseboards, too)
– Secret Spell Book Labels Collage Sheet

Just click on this supply list link to see photos of everything (including this spiffy subset in the Giveaway).

And these bonus items (not in Shannon’s artwork):
17mm Bronze Diary Keys – just put on clearance! And check the sale page as lots of nice items have also just been put on sale.
– Tarot Cards 4-Stamp Set (as a set of unmounted stamps… and part of the new sale: Alchemy Rubber Stamps are 50% off!

And I’m also including one of the Games People Played FREE Gift Kits! See Thursday’s newsletter for what this is all about.

To enter the Tiny Room of Hodgepodgery 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, May 15, 2017)!

AND tell me: What will you make with your Simple 1:24 Table? And what repurposed item from Shannon’s project gives you ideas?

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 check your mailbox on Thursday morning to see who won and for the next Giveaway and Newsletter!

Hey, who won the Make Your Own Game Giveaway from Thursday’s newsletter? That would be Jan K! Congrats! Check your email for info.

Posted by Leslie, May 14th, 2017

42 responses to “A Tiny Room of Hodgepodgery”

  1. Catharine says:

    Hooray! I have plenty o’ loot for a room o’ hodgepodgery. I could fill it to the gills. Thank you, Cathairne

  2. Nancy E says:

    I just love the idea of a room of hodgepodgery. I could probably make several!!

  3. Vera Collier says:

    I think I would like to use the table make my own version of this project, perhaps a witch’s apothecary. Love Shannon’s idea for the potion bottles

  4. Emily N. says:

    Love all the tiny things. I’d make a diorama with a gypsy at her crystal ball on the little table.

  5. Maria B says:

    What clever little potion bottles. How does Shannon work on such a tiny scale? Not yet sure what I’d make with the table.

  6. Love these id probably make a Halloween shadow box

  7. Jean Marmo says:

    More fun things! Love the mini wine bottle!

  8. Amy says:

    amazing! love it.

  9. Barb J says:

    I would definitely make a table with the instructions that were on the webpage and it would be put together with the frame like a Halloween Scene. Love those little bottles and they would be added to the ones I purchased.
    great project!

  10. Barb macaskill says:

    Love, love, love the “cocktail shaker ” science project thingy! This is my kind of creation! Lots of itty bitty goodies smooshed together to create an awesome scene! What a story I could write about this one! Sooooooo fun and awesome!
    If I am the lucky winner I see a game night gone bad! Mom and Dad have gone to bed so now we can start playing spin the bottle 🍼 and Beer Pong! What they don’t know won’t hurt us! Mwah ha ha ha ha! Maybe Krampus will join the party since he isn’t real busy this time of the year. Pull my name out of the hat and I will take photos when I am done creating! TFS!

  11. Jen R says:

    Wow, so many possibilities. I love the “thingy” LOL, but I love that little water sprayer bottle…SQUEEEE… I’d make my own version, maybe a wizard’s room.

  12. Denise Bryant says:

    I’d make a table with witch’s potions and spell book! It would be great for the shadowbox I am making with Halloween things!
    Love Shannon’s potion bottles from wine bottles! Fun detail!

  13. Debbi Decker says:

    So many wonderful things here. This is the size I love to work in. Making an Elizabeth Bathory Castle house right now and so much of this would be perfect for the kitchen room and the bathroom.

  14. Ami Crawford says:

    Several ideas are excitingly going through my head from witches potions, wizards, a good witch’s potions that cure diseases that medical science has yet to find a cure for, a dream dr’s room. A veterinarian who heals the magical creatures of another world. I really like this one! Thank you.

  15. Marilyn Ray says:

    I would make an old, dusty apothecary with books and medicines strewn about. The syringe is a must. That is my inspiration

  16. So cute and all so clever! I would replicate what she’s done with a witchy twist.

  17. Karen says:

    Love the hodge – podge collection of goodies. I am thinking of something “Halloween-ish” would be fun, but if I am the lucky selected one, I’ll definitely be having a good time with all these goodies.

  18. Kimberly says:

    Omgosh that syringe! Brilliant! Id make my own version of a Hodgepodgery!

  19. Peggy Dolan says:

    Maybe a tiny herbarium for a tiny herbalist. I love all these tiny little things. Wonderful giveaway would love to win it!

  20. Laural says:

    I would get started on my Halloween crafts right away! Beautiful work Shannon!

  21. Jo says:

    i would love to add something like this to my miniature halloween house!

  22. Anne says:

    I would add it to my witches apothecary workshop

  23. Carla says:

    Love this little room! I would have to do a wizard or Halloween room!

  24. Jean Marshall says:

    This stuff appeals to me because for a number of years I worked at the McCurdy Historial Doll Museum planning the story times and activities. Lots of fun memories.

  25. Karen Mallory says:

    Fabulous shadow box! I love making Halloween scenes so would probably use the table in some lab scene or witches house. I love the way Shannon made her little syringe! Genius!

  26. LeAnn says:

    I like the Idea of a creepy laboratory. I would use all of the pieces for that.

  27. Jennifer J says:

    I love this project. I would want to make something similar or a craft room. I love the shelf and the idea of the matchstick supports.

  28. Traci says:

    Shannon’s shadow box is fantastic. I LOVE the Dr. bag. I Love shadow boxes and Shannon’s gives me lots of ideas for making my own apothecary shoppe. >^..^<

  29. I would use the table as part of a kitchen making Christmas cookies. I make Christmas rooms. Can’t help it–I love Christmas. I would use the Halloween stuff to make a “good” witch scene. With lots of pumpkins, skulls, potions ect.

  30. Roe says:

    I can see an old overgrown greenhouse with carnivorous plants. i could repurpose the cocktail shaker into an old fashioned bug sprayer

  31. Mary Mac says:

    I love the apothecary shoppe idea.

  32. Elizabeth H. says:

    I would make a version of a witch’s room. I love the little shelves and all the tiny things.

  33. Kat Cashwell says:

    I would definitely make a warlock apothecary room! love the potions bottles!

  34. I would make a witches potion room.

  35. K Toews says:

    I love the Dr bag. The table could be an operating table.

  36. Patti Gwyn says:

    That room is amazing. I love the Dr. Bag and the tiny bottles. Could make a mad scientist’s room.

  37. I would make an old-fashioned doctor’s office shadowbox for my “antique” spare bedroom. I love the little potion bottles and labels!

  38. Jennie Ingram says:

    I think I’d make a fairy sewing room, with bits of organza and glitter and pearls, tiny scissors and fabric on the table waiting to be cut!

  39. Carolyn Bowlby says:

    I might add a bit of skullduggery and really go for the “strange” doctor theme. Absolutely wonderful giveaway!

  40. Megan Warren says:

    I love this so much, this is so close to my cabinet of curiosities idea.

  41. Kim Larson says:

    The Amber Glass Globes would make a great crystal ball to set on the table… I’d make fortune telling booth!

  42. Karen says:

    Oh I so love this idea!!!! I have collected miniature doll furniture for 51 year and I would love to add this to my collection. Thank you for an opportunity to win this.