Sunday, November 30, 2014

Happy Holiday Sale

15% off the Entire Store

When: Monday and Tuesday, December 1 and 2, 2014 (Cyber Monday)
Code: 15OFF14 (tax and shipping excluded)

Happy Holidays, I want to start the season off with a 15% off sale. If you get a chance, stop by and take a look. 

Saturday, November 29, 2014

And the Winner is

Winner of the Giveaway is…

Congratulations to Norma Bennet. Norma has a wonderful blog, makeminemini. If you get a chance, stop by to see what she is up to.

Norma is the winner of the first fabulouslyflawedminiatures giveaway. She will receive a one of a kind vintage style mannequin with rusted hardware and stand, along with 4 vintage movie posters. I can't wait to see what she does with them. 

Thank you to all who participated, joined my blog, joined my Facebook page or just entered for fun. This was lots of fun and I was excited to see who would win the prize.

4 vintage movie posters
One of a kind vintage inspired

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Happy Holiday Sale

Happy Holiday Sale

Enjoy 15% off the entire store!
When: Monday, December 1, 2014
Where: fabulouslyflawedminiatures Etsy Shop 

Sunday, November 23, 2014

It's Time for a Giveaway

It's a fabulouslyflawedminiatures Giveaway

Note: There seems to be a problem with non Google+ members not being able to make a comment to join in on the Giveaway. I am so sorry, and was unaware of this problem.  I will include all Google+ members and members who have joined using the blue tab (Join this Site), as several of you have :). 
In other words, if you are a member, or have just joined the blog, you will automatically be included in the drawing. 
Or you may go to my Facebook page and add your name to the list, I will manually add it to the Giveaway. Jeez, this was suppose to be fun:(, so sorry.
In the mean time, I will do some research to find out how to resolve this issue so that it doesn't happen again. 
Thank you, 

I was thinking this morning, "I should have a giveaway". I started this journey less than a year ago and have close to 400 Facebook friends, 76 blog friends, my Etsy business is moving along. What better way to let people know I appreciate the wonderful support I have received, than a giveaway. I want the prize to be super special, so here it is:

The Prize
  • A Vintage Style Mannequin with Rusted Hardware and Stand (handmade, one of a kind)
  • 4 Movie Posters on Matte Board with Rusted Edges (Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Breakfast at Tiffany's, Viva Las Vegas and The Seven Year Itch! 

Rules of the Giveaway:
  • Leave a comment to this post - make sure you include your blog url, Facebook url or email, so I can contact you if you're the winner.
  • Become a member of my blog
  • If you are already a member, leave a comment, it can be something as simple as "I'm in", I just need your information to include you in the count. 
Closing Date of the Giveaway
November 28, 2014
Winner Announced December 1, 2014

Vintage Style Mannequin
Rusted Hardware and Stand
Handmade one of a kind

Vintage Style Movie Posters
Carmen Jones, The Seven Year Itch, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof and Breakfast at Tiffany's

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Okay, I Can't Hold it in Any Longer

Singing the Happy Song!

I launched my Etsy business October 17, 2014. I was really excited watching the "stats", "favorited" and  "sales". What a great feeling. After a few days though, the sales started to slow and I kept hearing the ringer tone for "favorited", but not the cash tone for "sales". Don't get me wrong, I love when one of my items are favorited, although Etsy tells you it may not turn into a sale, just the thought of people liking what I created makes me super happy. But I must admit, knowing that one of my items might be sitting in someone's beautiful dollhouse across the world puts a huge smile on my face.

On this particular morning, I'm talking 5:40 a.m., there was a chime on my phone, my husband, who wakes up pretty early to work out, wakes me to some very exciting news. I had a sale in the wee hours of the morning, yahoo! But there was also a "conversation". As I attempted to read the conversation with "it's 5:40 a.m" and "I don't have on my glasses" eyes. The only thing I could see clearly was "Dolls' House Magazine(UK)". WHAT! After I found my glasses, I was ecstatic to read that the magazine liked my work and wanted one of my "makes" (shabby chic bedding) for their February issue. Now this is all new to me, as I was thinking they wanted a tutorial of how I made the sheets, I didn't photograph the steps??? Then I read it again, and realized they want a picture of the set. Yes, I can do that.
So here's the even better news, my mom, who makes the sheets was visiting when I got the news. (it's 5:42a.m. now ). I was wide awake now and was having a mini celebration. I asked my husband, "should I wake mom?", of course he said "no", but I could not resist. I went to tell mom the news and I tell you, I have never seen her jump out of the bed so quickly. She wanted to read the "conversation". So there we were, at 5:46 a.m celebrating and singing the "Happy" song.

Friday, November 14, 2014

Some Things Have to be Made in Miniature

Miniature Vintage Framed Movie Posters

Worked on these all day today. I am so excited with the way they turned out. Making frames is a lot more difficult that I imaged, but I was not going to give up. I had this visual in my head and here they are. Yes, there is a Marilyn, I just got a little tired ;).

The finished sizes are 2 x 2 3/4 inches.

Dollhouse Miniature Framed Vintage Movie Posters

Carmen Jones Miniature Framed Movie Poster
Dorothy Dandridge
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof Miniature Framed Movie Poster
Elizabeth Taylor
by fabulouslyflawedminiatures

Breakfast at Tiffany's Miniature Framed Movie Poster
Audrey Hepburn

Le Mepris Miniature Framed Movie Poster
Brigitte Bardot

Monday, November 10, 2014

Shabby Chic Miniature Dollhouse Bedding

Beautiful Shabby Chic Bed…Looks so Comfy

I remade the Shabby Chic bed. It looks so comfy. I was playing around with photography and got these two really nice shots. The handmade sheet set comes with 2 sand filled pillows, 2 pillow covers, a fitted sheet and a top sheet. The hand knitted blanket is sold separately. 

Shabby Chic Bedding by fabulouslyflawedminatures

Shabby Chic Bedding, soft pink with red and pink roses

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Mannequin Series, "Creme"

More from the Mannequin Series

I'm calling this set "Creme". One has a handmade rose while the other has a delicate lace waist band. Both have sweet bows in the back.

Sometimes less is more

Single rose vintage mannequin

Back of creme tutus

The creme pair

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Sweet Miniature Ballerina Tutus on a Vintage Mannequin

New Ballerina Mannequin with Sweet Tutus

Wrapping up my mannequin series, this is the "pink" set. Both mannequins are handmade, painted and distressed. Rusted hardware is added and the stand is rusted. Each has handmade roses and a bow in the rear. They are very pretty.  Both are listed in my Etsy shop.

I have 2 more sets that will conclude the series, a cream set and a colored set. Check back, I should have them up in a few days.

Vintage and Shabby inspired Mannequins with Tutus

V-style with 3 roses

Single rose tutu
Both tutus have the bow in the back

Vintage Inspired Mannequins with A-line Skirt and Vintage Apron

New Items Going into the Etsy Shop

Just completed a series of dressed mannequins. This is the "retro" pair. One has the A-line skirt that I have worked on for awhile, I finally got it right, but it was tough. The second one has a vintage inspired apron. Both are listed in my Etsy shop.

Vintage inspired mannequin with A-line skirt.

Back of A-line skirt with handmade button

Mannequin with vintage apron

Back of apron

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

A New Twist On An Old Favorite

Turning the Old to New Again

Just added this little cutie to my Etsy shop. The crib is painted a wonderful navy blue. I distressed to crib the give it a vintage look, then created a tufted mattress made from a creamy white and blue cotton fabric. Of course, little baby needs a comfy pillow, so I created a tiny, tiny sand filled pillow and a pillow case to match.

Miniature navy crib with tufted mattress and pillow.

Monday, November 3, 2014

A Peek at New Items for the Etsy Shop

Working hard on new items for the shop

Here's a sneak peek at some of the new items I will be adding to my Etsy shop.
I have been working on mannequins for the last 2 weeks. Some have tutus, some are plain with rusted hardware and I am trying out a few colored ones with aprons (I don't have the colored ones photo'd here).
I also got a chance to work on that A-line skirt…it was hard, very hard…so I will only have one.
Lastly, I purchased a crib kit and worked at making it a little special. I hope you like it, I am really happy with the way it's turning out.

Working on a bunch of mannequins. I tried to make them all different.

I still have a few more details to add, but they are looking good.
A vintage crib that I added a fabulouslyflawed twist to. I am
really happy with this.