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  1. My NEW Homemade Miniatures!

    Homemade Miniatures is available on Facebook with new inventory weekly!  Sharing 3 generations of love for dollhouses and miniatures! We create modern and organic 1:12th scale furniture kits made from solid wood and soft fabrics. These kits are enjoyed from miniaturists filling their dollhouses to loved ones looking for a hobby to share together.    Our furniture kits include instruction booklets, pre cut pieces, sanded & unpainted wood, and linens (if applicable). These kits are ready to be designed, painted, and turned into one of a kind pieces that are homemade and handmade by you!
  2. Piercetoilet.JPG

    From the album Miniatures "Things" I've made

    Toilet and sink made using homemade cold porcelain, ( my toilet actually flushes water..fill the tank, push the handle and watch the water disappear ),  roll top bread box, leather mules for Barbie. Cold porcelain......easy to make, put in air tight container it will last for months and not rot, easy to work with, no baking, drys as fast as school glue and hard as a rock almost...hard enough to carve like wood and sand too. Recipe  For a lump about the size of a golf ball ----  1/4 c Cornstarch 1/8 c School Glue ..doesn't have to be school glue, any white glue or craft glue will work. 1tsp Mineral Oil....baby oil is ok as well as face cream like Noxzema,  maybe even olive oil or coconut oil- sewing machine oil? LOL ....worth a try!                              Ive used mineral oil and Noxzema ...both worked fine except Noxzema is too smelly. Put the 3 ingredients into a container and stir until it starts clumping into chunks, then using your fingers, need the clumps together..adjust the consistency adding more corn starch to firm it up or more glue to moisten... You will know the consistency is correct when the inside of the container looks clean as well as your fingers.  
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    From the album Miniatures "Things" I've made

    Tiny people need tiny boots.
  4. Modern Gustavian Lamp - Painted

    From the album Mini Furniture Rehabs & Builds

    With the base painted.. might need to lighten this up a little with some white wash.. we shall see... it looks darker in the photo.. it's more gray in person. 
  5. From the album Mini Furniture Rehabs & Builds

    So my new thing is modern Gustavian inspired minis.. so I made myself a lamp... The turning beside it is a tester paint job I did to see if I could get a good aged grey wood colour that you see so much of in this style. I like it.. might need a little bit of white stippled on for highlighting. I drilled a hole in a houseworks turning for the base & The structure to hold the lamp up is a nylon washer and two clear plastic fastener backs. The shade is printed linen over cardstock. The print is much softer in real life.. not sure why so dark here... I think I need to adjust the fabric too.. because I see that my laurel wreath is wonky.. lol
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    From the album Mini Furniture Rehabs & Builds

    And the Lamp lit. Pretty happy with it... now it just needs a paint job to really have that aged Swedish grey look. The shade is printed linen fabric over cardstock.. the image is much softer in real life... not sure why it is showing up so black in photos.. 
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    From the album Mini Furniture Rehabs & Builds

    I made this lamp today. Honestly, I'm just procrastinating about getting out the mini table saw. I have some cutting to do on the San Franciscan basement! So I just made this out of a bead I had on hand, a raised washer for the base, a jewelry pin, a clip on earring back and card. The shade is a bit large but that's to cover the flame bulb I used because it was the only one I had on hand. I need to replenish my stash of wired light bulbs. I think I may paint this yet. Probably white, like everything I do.. or maybe in a simulated wood finish because of the basket weave bead.      
  8. So I'm hoping for some advice from the furniture builders out there on how to hinge an oven door. I'm building myself a little stove for my San Franciscan, because 1. I don't have a lot of room and needed something to fit a particular space & 2. I just couldn't find anything that size that a. I liked. b. wasn't too expensive c. fit my theme of retro enough to be cozy comfortable but not olde worldy... lol So anyhoo, I've been building one out of the wood inserts from the windows of my kit (reuse, recycle, repurpose!) and I've hit a snag.... how on earth do I hinge my oven doors???  I've looked at my RL oven and don't think I could replicate the complicated contraption that is a hinge in that one! Then I looked at mini ovens on ebay and see they use kind of a U shaped hinge & pole contraption. Not sure I could master that either. Does anyone have any ideas. I've quickly mocked the pieces up below so you can see what I'm up against.    There is paper bunched inside to hold the pieces in place and obviously the handles will be in two parts not across both ovens in one stretch but you get the idea. The tiny bottom doors are actually draw fronts for warming draws..   (oh, and my edges aren't that rough.. it's masking tape on the inside so that I don't get the enamel paint I'm using on the exterior on to the black interior.)
  9. Miniature Dog Bed And Bone

    From the album Scenes & Other Minis

    A 1/12th scale dog bed and bone. I found the tiny paw print fabric and just had to make some dog beds. Now my dollhouse just needs a dog, the one in the photo was just visiting. XD These are available for sale in my Etsy shop. https://www.etsy.com/listing/166572656/dollhouse-miniature-plush-dog-bed-and?ref=shop_home_active

    © Kyle Lefort 2013

  10. 15% off for Grand Opening on Etsy

    FarmerMarketMiniFood is having its grand opening sale on Etsy this weekend. 15% off your total purchase with coupon code GRANDOPENING. Come check it out! https://www.etsy.com/shop/FarmerMarketMiniFood?ref=ss_profile
  11. Hello everyone, long time no see. Between a big move to my art studio last Summer and more Dollhouse/Art shows being added to my schedule, my miniatures and I have been zig-zagging across western/central New York. It's been an interesting experience and come September (Sept. 25th - WNYME Dollhouse Show in Hamburg, NY), all of my tiny creations will start traveling again, but for now most of my inventory plans on spending the Summer online. So if you missed me at a show, or you would like to browse my artist offerings, you can find my work available at my Etsy shop; https://www.etsy.com/shop/KyleLefort And a large portion of my inventory is also posted at my eBay store; http://stores.ebay.com/kylelefort I have been posting a few new items each week on eBay and once I'm out of store listings there I will start adding more to Etsy, so feel free to check back later. ~ By request, I also have plans to focus more on 1:48 scale items this year. Since 1:48 is a scale I only began working in because I was asked to a few years ago, I'm open to suggestions for new items. If there's anything in my shops that you'd like to see made in 1:48 or there is something that you have a tough time finding for your collections fell free to shout it out here. I'm not planning on accepting any commissions, but I would like to make sure that the super tiny things I create are actually things that other people would enjoy. I have a big magnifying glass now (such a good idea) and am more willing than ever to attempt to do cool stuff in that tiny scale.
  12. Hello there, I recently completed building a 1:12 scale dollshouse, my first attempt at such a dollshouse. I set out to utilise salvaged materials and things that were easily (and cheaply) obtainable as much as possible, so there were no prefabricated dollshouse components used. It is made to be played with so is built deliberately robust. I thought you might like to take a look, any feedback is welcome. A video of the dollshouse can be viewed on Youtube here. And an album of photos can be seen here. Thanks for taking the time to have a look, Dan Inglis.
  13. Little Shelf

    From the album Miniatures "Things" I've made

    This is a handmade shelf that one of my husbands relatives made like 100 years ago. I really like it and decided to try and replicate it. It took me 3 trys til I finally got it done without it breaking on me. I made the ducks using some homemade cold porcelain, I found a good recipe on Youtube. The stuff works great!
  14. Bearded Irises and Parrot Tulips

    From the album Flowers and Plants

    I took a break from working on the houses to create some flowers based on my own designs. These are bearded irises and parrot tulips. Both of these plants come in numerous color combinations in real life, so it's fun to try different things.

    © DAL Minis

  15. From the album Miniature Chests and Strongboxes

    1/12th Cassone or Marriage chest with four fretwork panels all made from reclaimed timber.

    © AJH

  16. 1/12th Cassone / Marriage Chest

    From the album Miniature Chests and Strongboxes

    1/12th Cassone or Marriage chest with four fretwork panels all made from reclaimed timber.

    © AJH

  17. Books and bookcase

    From the album Miniatures "Things" I've made

    <p>All the books are readable.</p>
  18. Candy

  19. UFOs