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Spring Miniatures and a Little Blue Bunny

Filed under Back in Stock, Easter Egg Shadowbox Kit, Giveaways, Lora Mahaffey, Miniatures, Sale, Teri Calia
Update! A newer post about Lora’s artwork is here.

Oooh… what a treat today! We have a pretty, flower-filled room box by Teri Calia AND the sweetest little bunny by Lora Mahaffey!

Yes, that photo at right is a bit small, but i just wanted to give you an overview of Teri’s project, and to show you the scale (with her hand in the lower right of the photo).

I asked Teri if she could make a quick sample with the new Rustic Wire Cart with 2 Baskets and she created this wonderful corner room box in almost no time — crazy, I know!

A little tour of the larger group of photos below:
– Teri filled the wire cart with roses, rose buds, moss & tiny ferns (and there’s a tiny cat hiding in there, too… more on him/her is below)
– I love the aged look of the bird house in the top left corner, with one of the new chickadees on top
– The Light Pink Hyacinth are potted in a Clay Planter (with one of the recently-new swans sitting nearby)
– The Embossed Trim for 1:12 Bricks is shown in the close-up at top right
– Love the seashell border to the grass and tile path (and the doggy, too)!

I asked Teri about that tile path, as the floor tiles come with a lighter grout color. She replied “To paint the tile I used Dawn Dish Liquid and a soft toothbrush to give it a good scrub and remove any oil from the manufacturing process. Then painted with acrylic paint, wiping back the paint in some areas with a paper towel to lighten the paint coverage.”

Before we move on to our second project, here’s a link to everything in Teri’s supply list.

Yes, we are getting close to Easter. But I bet that adorable bunny (with wings!) would find a place on your shelf long after Easter! (See the next group of wide photos below.)

I included a close-up of the shadowbox at an angle (in the top right) so you can just barely make out the wooden disk (button? tiny spool?) that the bunny is attached to (to keep him hovering off the ground and to give him dimension). Also, in the lower right you can see how Lora built up the background with chipboard underneath of a strip of the Double Dot Powder Blue Scrapbook Paper (I love all the doodling Lora does with stickles, too!)

Note: Lora made TWO shadowboxes, so be sure to visit her blog post to see the second creation and to read more tips.

Here’s a link to all the supplies Lora used (in both of her shadowboxes).


 Highlights from New (and Back in Stock) Goodies! – ALL on Sale!  

Miniature Tulips
Antiqued Large Victorian Planter
Antiqued Large Victorian Planter
Miniature Chickadee
Miniature Chickadee
Rustic Wire Display Cart
Rustic Wire Display Cart
Rustic Wire Cart with 2 Baskets
Rustic Wire Cart with 2 Baskets
Embossed Trim for 1:12 Bricks
Embossed Trim for 1:12 Bricks
Red Tulips in White Flower Pot
Red Tulips in White Flower Pot

1:24 Antique Brick Wall Sheet

Orange Teapot

Set of Miniature Axes

Miniature Wicker Basket

Dark Terra Cotta Hexagon Tile Flooring

Mother Goose Collage Sheet Sale plus a NEW collage sheet!

Everything in the Mother Goose Collage Sheet section is on sale! (That includes two updated Quite Contrary Collage Sheets — perfect for a spring garden project!)

Over 20 options! Go check it out!

And continuing the FREE Collage Sheet announced in Thursday’s newsletter!! The Spring Floral Mini Kit Collage Sheet shown at left is FREE with ALL orders, now through Monday night, March 26 (2018)!

Posted by Leslie, March 25th, 2018

54 responses to “Spring Miniatures and a Little Blue Bunny”

  1. Ann F. says:

    I would love to make a miniature garden scene. These items are so cute.

  2. Susan Sparke says:

    I would so enjoy making a mini garden with rabbits, gnomes and other little creatures.

  3. Nadine says:

    I,ve been wanting to make a flower shop. This would get me started!

  4. Barb A says:

    Another fabulous creation, love how Terri used the shells. The tile path and embossed trim are great. I love stand alone scenes, and this one is precious. The cat must be a boy…..has that snug look that my cat has all the time…lol! I’d age the cart and fill it with garden supplies.

  5. Jennifer J says:

    So wonderful. I am working on a bedroom scene with an outdoor porch. would love to have these goodies. Thank you for the chance to win!

  6. LeAnn says:

    I would make a garden scene. Love that little black cat!

  7. Mary says:

    I would make a little scene in a terrarium. Would be so cute

  8. Cheryl Lee says:

    Great job Teri! I would make a flower filled cart for the front of my dollhouse. And I LOVE how she aged that hexagon tile!! Great idea and I just may have to “borrow” that!!

  9. love the wall would love to make a tiny garden

  10. Jean Marmo says:

    What a delightful garden retreat. Reminds me of my sisters garden and which is filled with gorgeous flowers. I would do something similar. Thank you for the inspiration.

  11. Ina Good says:

    I would make the flower scene with bunnies and Alice for a year round miniature on my buffet

  12. OH! Perfect for my little bunny grand babies. We’ll have a grand time glittering bunnies and flowers and memories.

  13. Winnie says:

    This would look so cool with my potting bench I made a year ago!

  14. Anne says:

    I would make a flower filled cart!

  15. Dianna says:

    I would make a flower filled cart in a garden. The adorable black cat would definitely be in the garden. It reminds me of my black cat that just past away.

  16. Denise Bryant says:

    Love these pretty carts! I’d make a garden scene with the flower-filled cart and the birdhouse. Of course there would be a cat in the scene too!

  17. Carla says:

    I can think of so many ways to use the wire cart….for plants in a garden, for breads in a bakery, and how about toys in a nursery!

  18. Traci says:

    Love the carts-great for a plant or flower cart.

  19. Jo says:

    OMG – that blue bunny is so cute! But I love the garden cart with the cat – would make an awesome addition to a miniature witch’s house!

  20. Joan Allard says:

    I just love the little garden scene. Would be sweet to have in the still snowy northeast.

  21. Amy says:

    a sweet little add on to a mini garden.

  22. Dennis L says:

    Another great scene by Teri! I would like to make a shadow box scene for my sister-in-law so she could have some Spring relief from all the snow and cold in the Northeast.

  23. Peggy D says:

    I have been waiting for the garden and spring flowers stuff. I would make a garden shadow box. I would definitely have that Chickadee.

  24. Jen R says:

    I adore that cart so I would love to try it!

  25. Kat says:

    This is so adorable !! I would make a garden scene!

  26. Sherry Hocking says:

    I love the flowers and the wire shelving. Will try some of these items in the garden and flower store I am working on.

  27. Barbara Carter says:

    That is just darling. I love making garden scenes and this is a perfect way to expand my miniature garden. Love the chickadee!

  28. Lisa C says:

    WOW! Fantastic scene! Gives me some creative ideas.

  29. Sandy says:

    Would make a garden scene and incorporate a tiny pond. Love the wire miniatures.

  30. Dona Mandell says:

    Oh, I hope I win this one – I have been wanting to do something so similar to this recently and would love these items!!

  31. Diane Dainis says:

    Love the 2 tier flower cart. I would make a Parisian Flower stall!

  32. Susan M L says:

    Lora’s bunny projects are so cute! I would like to make a garden scene featuring the roses; they are so pretty!

  33. I would add these items to the miniature greenhouse my mother crafted several years ago. The floral-filled garden cart would make a lovely addition to her tiny quilled plants and there’s a perfect spot in he sun for the little cat! Thanks for a chance to win!

  34. Jill N says:

    Very cute. Would add it an outdoor patio room box I am working on.

  35. Charlotte Deerborn says:

    I have been wanting to make a miniature garden scene or something like this one. That is what I would make.

  36. Karen Mallory says:

    I love these minis! I would love to make a garden outside a cottage.

  37. Rebecca R. says:

    Oh so cute!!! I would make the flower filled cart with little baby animals and fairies!

  38. Angela C says:

    Love the miniature garden scene. Especially the tiny cart with the birdhouse! The walkway is also beautiful. I would keep as is maybe add a verity of flowers.

  39. Debbie S. says:

    Congrats Andrea! I would use it in my fairy garden I plan to make. Thanks for the chance to win.

  40. Nancy says:

    Just in time for my spring shadow box. The creativity is just so incredible. Nancy

  41. KAREN YOUNG says:

    Love the miniature aspect of this scene. It would be perfect in my Fairy Garden, inside of course.

  42. Andrea Pretlow says:

    My doll house deck would love a rose filled wire cart!

  43. Debra Gibson says:

    Hello Alpha Stamps!!
    Love those bunny shadow boxes!! How fun!! Love this contest because I’m crazy about my garden and putting together just the right treasures to make my garden my own little paradise! Thanks for the chance!!!

  44. Peggy Manning says:

    I would like to make the wire rack and would fill it with f lower pots of all types and colors and add it to my greenhouse/. It would be perfect in there. Love this scene.

  45. Nancy E says:

    I just love the wire rack. Have the perfect spot for it!

  46. Mary Mac says:

    I would love to make a spring flower cart.

  47. Michelle says:

    I would love to make a spring flower cart! Love this!

  48. Rhonda Sihocky says:

    I would use some of the things in a fairy garden

  49. K Toews says:

    I would include it in a shop window.

  50. Carol Slowik says:

    Spring flower cart for me! Love this giveaway!

  51. Denise says:

    Love Love , this set going to order so many items.. to include with my dollhouse and mini camper …

  52. Laura callies says:

    I will make a kawaii shadow box

  53. Kim Lucak says:

    Adorable!!! An idea I have is to make Mr. McGregor’s garden with Peter Rabbit!!

  54. Yes, a garden scene, with a filled flower cart! How sweet is that?