Monday, March 30, 2015

A Few More Vintage Inspired Shelves...

Here are the last of the group of shelves I've been working on. (Not the best photography, but I keep trying). Should have all the new stuff listed in the next few weeks. I have tons of new stuff coming to the Etsy shop. It's taking me "forever" to get it uploaded:(.
Just wanted to give you a sneak peek;).

Vintage Wall Shelf in Aged Sage Green
with Rusted Wire Door

Upcycled Vintaged Inspired Wall Shelve
in Aged Whited with Aged Taupe Polka Dot Backing 

Light Sage Green Shelf with Dividers and Rusted Hooks

Small Wall Shelfs in various colors with Rusted Tin Sign and Rusted Hooks

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Vintage Inspired Wall Shelves coming your way..

Wall Shelves by fabulouslyflawedminiatures

When I started thinking of creating more wall shelves, I came up with a challenge. The goal was to create a bunch of wall shelves that had the same base, but they all had to be different in style. I was able to create 5, then I started running out of ideas???

I spent most of the yesterday morning taking pictures. There was sun, five minutes later, clouds. Needless to say, many of my photos have to be reshot for Etsy…grrrrrrrrrrrrrr!  Somehow, though, I accidentally got a few pictures that I really love. Yes, they are pretty washed out, but I tend to love anything that looks old. Here are my 3 favorite photos, the other 2 were just plain bad :(.

They are all approximately 1 3/4 - 2W x 1D x 3L.

Wall Shelf with Bead Board Backing and Rusted Metal Pegs
Painted with Annie Sloan English Yellow
Lightly Distressed

Wall Shelf with Plate Divider and Towel Pole
This is painted a beautiful Turquoise
Lightly Aged

Wall Shelf with Bead Board Backing and Wooden Pegs
Painted Black and Lightly Distressed

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Kitchen Towel Sets...

Handmade Kitchen Towel Sets

Sweet kitchen towels sets coming to fabulouslyflawedminiatures.

There will be 2 different sets. They measure 1/2 x 1 inch, so they will fit nicely on a shelf.

  • 3 tea towels 
  • 2 tea towels and 2 dish towels
They are handmade with linen and embroidery thread, tea dyed and folded with a little label. I have several different stripe colors. They will add a sweet touch to your mini kitchen.

Miniature Dollhouse Kitchen Towels
Anita Smiley for fabulouslyflawedminiatures

Saturday, March 14, 2015

Hand Painted Canvas Rugs...

The Finishing Touch

I love hand painted canvas rugs…why not in miniature? They are 4 x 6 inches and will add that finished look to your mini home. I will have these in several colors in the upcoming restocking of my Etsy Shop (fabulouslyflawedmini).

Hand Painted Miniature Dollhouse Canvas Rug
Sage Green and Slightly Distressed

Hand Painted Miniatures Dollhouse Rug
4 x 6 inches

Hand Painted Miniature Dollhouse Rug
Anita Smiley for fabulouslyflawedminiatures

Friday, March 13, 2015

Miniature Dollhouse Throw Pillows…

Hand Knitted and Hand Sewn Miniature Throw Pillows

A few weeks ago I received a large box from my wonderful mother. She has been busy…
I opened the box and to my delight were hand knitted miniature dollhouse pillows in "BEAUTIFUL" colors, I can't believe she made so many! I told her she was working too hard, she says, "it keeps me busy".

At least once a week, I receive a package of beautifully handmade miniature knitted and/or sewn items. A few days ago, another package of cotton miniature throw pillows and more throws. Each and everyone is made to perfection. Of course, they will all be listed in my Etsy shop. I'm going to have to call mom and tell her she's making "me" work too hard. More photos to take!

Handmade Knitted Miniature Throw Pillows

Close up of the 2 Styles of Knitted Throw Pillows

Beautiful Handmade Knitted Throw Pillows

Cotton Miniature Dollhouse Throw Pillows

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

How to Make a fabulouslyflawedminiatures Bed…

New Bedding Coming to fabulouslyflawedminiatures…

I wanted the share something that I am extremely excited about. I absolutely love bedding. I had the idea of creating a duvet set for miniatures. With the help of my mom (expert at sewing) we were able to create wonderful duvets sets that work really well with the "queen" size miniature bed. We have LOTS, and I do mean LOTS of bedding, in lots of different colors and fabric, including linen. The line will include: duvets and matching pillows with sand inserts, new hand knitted blankets, TONS of new throws, new sheet sets and TONS and TONS of hand knitted throw bed pillows and cotton throw pillows.
I probably should not put this out yet, (I am so behind on my photography), but I was super excited when I did a test "dressing". In this picture you will see how I have added the fabulouslyflawedminiatures headboard, bench, basket and tray table to accessorize.

The line will be added after I have completed the photography for the wood items and baskets. (I just finished all the photography today). Of course, I have to upload, size then upload to Etsy…it's a long process. Then I have to do it again for the bedding, but I think you will like all the new items I have coming to the shop.

Monday, March 9, 2015

Miniature Handmade Baskets and Totes...

Adding Instant Charm…and Storage for your Mini "Stuff"

I finally finished the baskets. Lots of work, but well worth it. They are wonderful and will add lots of charm to your mini homes. Fill them, stack them, or let them stand alone, they will add a realistic touch to your mini rooms. I'm am getting through the photography, slowly but surely…all the baskets (I have lots more) will be listed in my Etsy Store (coming soon).

Handmade Taupe Miniature Basket with Handles
Anita Smiley for fabulouslyflawedminiatures

Handmade Natural with Red Stripe Miniature Basket with Handles
Anita Smiley for fabulouslyflawedminiatures 

Handmade Natural with Black and Creme Stripe Miniature Baskets with Handles
Anita Smiley for fabulouslyflawedminiatures 

Handmade Natural and Red Stripe Miniature Basket with Handles
Anita Smiley for fabulouslyflawedminiatures 

Handmade Natural with Red Stripe Miniature Totes with Handles
Anita Smiley for fabulouslyflawedminiatures 

Handmade Natural with Red Stripe Miniature Basket with Handles
(Round and Bread Basket)
Anita Smiley for fabulouslyflawedminiatures 

Sunday, March 8, 2015

A Sweet Little Knitting Basket

Shabby Knitting Basket

A sweet little handmade knitting basket with knitting needles, a "work in progress" and yarn balls. (Coming to fabulouslyflawedminiatures Etsy shop). This little basket will look lovely in a Shabby setting.

Handmade basket with handles, yarn, knitting needles and a small throw
Anita Smiley for fabulouslyflawedminiatures
(coming to the shop soon)

Saturday, March 7, 2015

Framed Chalkboards

Chalkboards in Colored Frames

Today, I have colored framed chalkboards. Most are painted with Annie Sloan chalk paint. I used real chalkboard paint on all the boards, so you can easily change your message. They also have a hanger made from hemp or rusted wire, both in landscape and portrait size. I also left a few with no hanger so that you can change the direction to what works for your mini home. They will look great in a kitchen, dinning room or shop (in or outside). Pair it with one of the my benches and a fabulouslyflawedminiatures basket (photos coming soon), you'll have an instant charming look!

Colored Framed Chalk Board with Vintage Bench
Handmade Basket
by Anita Smiley for fabulouslyflawedminiatures

Shabby Chic Miniature Colored Framed Chalk Boards

Rustic Shabby Dollhouse Miniature Colored Framed Chalk Boards

Rustic Shabby Miniature Framed Chalk Boards

Friday, March 6, 2015

Primitive Side Board...

Primitive Side Board

I love searching Pinterest for primitive furniture. I thought it would be fun to creative a piece in this style. I really tried to make it look aged, like it had been sitting outside for awhile. I added a rusted paper holder and a small basket. There are so many designs, I plan on making more in this style.

Primitive Side Board
Rusted Napkin Holder and Basket 

Primitive Side Board
Painted in a Aged Red

Primitive Side Board

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Shabby Inspired Benches

Benches for the Shabby Mini Home…

Lovely Shabby style benches in several colors for your mini homes. I will have 2 styles of benches, this style and a more rustic style with deeper Annie Sloan Chalk paint colors. They will be available at my Etsy shop soon…(okay, I am feeling a little overwhelmed by the amount of photographs I have to take, it's the one thing about selling that I absolutely hate doing. I know I must get it done, but I just don't like it! :(

New Shabby Benches for your Mini Home
coming to
fabulouslyflawedminiatures Etsy Shop

Shabby Style Miniature Benches
in lovely colors
Shabby Charm for your Mini Home

Here are a few more pictures of the Rustic Benches

Rustic Style (they can be shabby too) Miniature Benches

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Turning Old Favorites Into Something New

Upcycling: is the process of converting old or discarded materials into something useful and often beautiful… 

Side Table with Perfume Tray, Lined Drawer and Rusted Hardware
Annie Sloan Old Linen Chalk Paint

Side table in Old Rusted Hardware and Tray

Side table with Plank Top and Rusted Hardware
Annie Sloan Old White Chalk Paint

Side Table with Plank Wood Top and Rusted Hardware

Monday, March 2, 2015

Tray Tables inspired by Lea Frisoni

My Take on Lea's Tray Table

Close up of Vintage Style Tray Table
painted with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint
with rusted hardware and legs

A few of the colors I will have available in my Etsy shop
These tables are inspired by the tutorial in the "The Big Book of a Miniature House". They are made from wood and rusted wire. These are just a few of the colors and shapes I will have in restocking my Etsy shop. I think they would look great next to a nicely made bed.

Sunday, March 1, 2015

A Minor Distraction...

Distracted by the Basket
Paris flea market handmade miniature tote
and baskets.
Paris Grain Sack Headboard

Okay, I admit that I am easily distracted by all things mini. My intention was to get all the new items that I created up by the end of February. Then a little light started shinning in my head and I had to tinker with it…BASKETS! Paris flea market totes, then floor baskets, okay lets add that popular red stripe, then the blue stripe, one stripe, 2 stripes, I became obsessed!  Next thing I knew I had 10 or 11 baskets. I want to add a small little "x" at the bottom of the handles for extra detail and they are done.

The headboard, another distraction, but I love them!. I made 3 so far and I am trying to develop a light weight frame that will allow you to change the headboard without purchasing the entire set. I won't have the headboards for sale until I work out that issue. But you will see some of the designs in my photo staging.

So, I absolutely MUST get to photography this week, there will be lots to see :).