Friday, February 24, 2017


I am so happy to share the things I worked on this week. Flowers, lots and lots of flowers are needed for the hanging flower box. I attempted flower making before, but was never happy with the results. The thin clay roses that some artist make are absolutely beautiful, but I imagine they take a lot of time to make, so I decided to go with paper.
I want color variation, so I mixed and diluted several paints and colored the paper. The colors are beautiful!! Once the paper dried, I use an mini punch and started working. Yes time consuming, but not too bad. Feeling happy with the results. Next I will attempt Hydrangea and Geraniums based off of 1 inch mini tutorial.
This week I also completed the chair, made a hanging mail catcher, as well as installed the windows in the trailer.

Miniature Dollhouse Flowers
by Anita Smiley for fabulouslyflawedminiatures

Colors created to make miniature dollhouse flowers
Miniature Dollhouse Setting by Anita Smiley
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Friday, February 17, 2017

So…This Week...

This was a very productive week for me regarding the Travel Trailer. I spent some time on the exterior, working on the door and window trim, the screen door, and decided on the accent color for the stripes and window flower box.
My favorite for the week though, was creating an oversized wood chair. I wanted a school house looking chair for the desk/table below the wall shelves. A few weeks ago I went to a local thrift store and almost purchased a wonderful vintage Oak Schoolhouse chair for my studio. For some reason, I decided not to buy it at that time. Once I returned home, I could not get it off my mind. The next morning I returned to the store to find it gone :(. When thinking of the design of the trailer, I knew I wanted that type of chair, but had no idea how to create it.
Snooping around Instagram, I found a wonderful artist from Finland (@slallaheikkila). I love everything she creates, including the perfect chair for the trailer! I contacted her to find out if the chair was a kit, or if she designed it. She created it based off of a rocker chair she has in her dollhouse. She was so kind and wanted to let me have the chair. I told her, I would try to make a version. I created the template (the sides) in Illustrator, then traced the design to wood and cut it out with a knife. I measured and cut the other parts out as I put it together. I LOVE this chair and can't wait to paint it.
As you can see from the flower box, I need to make tons of flowers. I think my goal for next week will be "flower making".

Happy Friday, have a wonderful weekend;).

Oversized Wooden Chair
for the Travel Trailer Desk/Trailer

Greenleaf Dollhouse Travel Trailer Redo
by Anita Smiley for fabulouslyflawedminiatures

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

More Trailer Updates...

I figured out why I'm enjoying making the Travel Trailer so much…it is giving me the chance to make all the little minis that have been sitting in my "I'm going to try that" space. Still nervous about the flowers though, I need so many! If anyone knows of a few great tutorials or sites, please let me know :).

Here are a few trailer exterior updates and photos of new accessories I am trying for the first time.

Screen door for the Trailer Trailer.
The handle is made using layers of glued paper, then aged.

The exterior of the Travel Trailer. The flower box is painted with Annie Sloan Napoleonic Blue. I would
like to add some type of sticker trim with a name before I do the aging.

Today I played around with creating a computer. This is the first tester. I see a
few problems that I think I can work out to make it better. Will give it another try tomorrow. 

Yesterday I make a few vintage looking keys to hang on the wall shelf.
See that little heart?..Happy Valentine's Day :)

Monday, February 13, 2017

A Teeny, Tiny Distraction...

Happy Monday!
This weekend I worked on the interior trim and the screen door for the Travel Trailer. Again, I'm using lots of Annie Sloan Old White…I just love the color! I know for sure I will age the exterior of the trailer, as well as the screen door. I'm still trying to decide if I want to age the interior???

I had an overwhelming desire to to create miniature Campbell's Soup cans. I found a wonderful vintage looking label on the internet, dragged it into Photoshop and made the necessary adjustments for mini size. I thought it would look great to have one in the trailer holding beautiful flowers (now I'm researching how to make flowers...see it never, ever ends).

Here's a peek:

Miniature Dollhouse Vintage Campbell's Soup Can

Work in progress, screen door for the Travel Trailer

Finally finished the interior trim!

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Adding Finishing Touches...

Today I worked on the finishes for a few recent builds. I rusted the coat rack and made a cute vintage rose colored umbrella (a super easy build).
Yesterday, I stained the table top of the iron round table I created to sit in front of the settee. I was not happy with it at all:(.
Today I came up with an idea to make it better, I added a thin strip of rusted metal around the edge, then glued a bunch of thin wood strips on top (I distressed the edge of each one). Initially, I was going to paint to top, but decided to try to tea stain it. The tea stain was too light, so I added my Peets used coffee grounds, which gave it a look I was happy with.

Here's a peek:

Miniature Dollhouse Coat Rack, Umbrella and Round Table
Anita Smiley for fabuloulsyflawedminiatures

Miniature Dollhouse Coat Rack, Umbrella and Round Table
Anita Smiley for fabuloulsyflawedminiatures

Not crazy about the table top ;/

After the redo…much better
Anita Smiley for fabulouslyflawedminiatures

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

A Tiny Pair of Sneakers...

Just playing around with sneakers…they are so tiny :0. Should have curved them more around the ankle, but I can live with it.

Playing around with sneakers. These will work perfectly for the Travel Trailer.

Miniature dollhouse accessories by Anita Smiley
for fabulouslyflawedminiatures

New Builds...

I think I may be done building the freestanding furniture for the Travel Trailer. Today I worked on a table that will go in front of the settee, a vintage style coat rack, and a peg shelf for over the iron bed. I more work to do getting the table stained and rusted, rusting the coat rack and rusting the pegs. There are a few more accessories I would like to make as well: an umbrella, a tutu sculpture, sheets and pillow cases for the bed…so much to do, but loving it.

I also wanted to share with you a few adorable books I found at Hobby Lobby. They may be slightly larger than they should be, but they will go on the built in shelf, so hopefully they will be okay.

Round Small Table with Rust Iron Base (still working on the rust), Vintage style coat rack
and Over Bed Peg Rack by Anita Smiley for fabulouslyflawedminiatures.

Wonderful finds at Hobby Lobby, coverall books.

Monday, February 6, 2017

Bear in the Box...

I stumbled across a miniature artist, Yukitsplace on Instagram. She created a wonderful Jack in the Box using a bear instead of a clown. I fell in love with it. She photo'd a few steps to give an idea of how she put it together, so off I went. I made a few adjustments, but creating it was pretty straight forward and fairly easy.
I think I'm going to try one with a Bunny:).

Here's a peek:

Miniature Dollhouse Bear in the Box
by Anita Smiley for fabuloulsyflawedminiatures.
This is the inspiration for the Bear in the Box. Yukitplace. The artist creates wonderful mini's. 

Sunday, February 5, 2017

House of Miniature Kit Redo...

Just finished this vintage inspired seating for the "Travel Trailer".  I love HofM kits. They are well made, easy to put together, inexpensive, and you can redo them in many different styles.

This one is the Queen Anne Settee. I used a "linen like" fabric that I tea stained, added extra padding, aged the feet and left off the arm rest. I made a little mistake on the side, so I decided to make it look like it was part of the design by adding little squares and a nail head. I think it gave it a vintage, modern look…feeling happy:).

HofM Queen Anne Settee Redo
by Anita Smiley
for fabulouslyflawedminiatures
(that cute "D" pillow was sent to me by Kat from Kitty and Kat Miniatures)

HofM Queen Anne Settee Redo
by Anita Smiley
for fabulouslyflawedminiatures

HofM Queen Anne Settee Redo
by Anita Smiley
for fabulouslyflawedminiatures

Friday, February 3, 2017

Lots of Accessories This Week...

A super busy week as I continue building the Travel Trailer, as well as make accessories for the decor. 

I started the week off with a small tray. I used paint samples swatches from Home Depot and a super small square punch for the mosaic. For the grout, I mixed white sugar and glue. Once dried, I used clear nail polish to seal it. The wood is painted with Annie Sloan Old White Chalk Paint.   

Kat from Kitty and Kat Miniatures sent me a package of wonderful mini's for the trailer.  I could not wait to finish the mattress for the iron bed to show off two beautiful, tiny xstitched pillows included in that "mini goodie package". Big hugs to Kat.

I found tutorials for the purse and tiny mini house. I just modified to my style. 

The shelf TV and Record Player is something that I always wanted to try. I had two 1 inch square boxes made from mat board staring at me as I was working the purse, next thing I knew I was building a TV and Record Player. Although I love the look, I see room for improvement (Still working on the TV knobs).

Lastly, I asked mom if she would knit a hat and scarf the the trailer, 2 days later I received a package with several in wonderful colors. She gifted me a few to sell on Etsy…love her!!

Happy Weekend:)

Miniature Dollhouse Mosaic Tray
by fabuloulsyflawedminiatures

Beautiful stitch pillows by Kat from Kitty and Kat Miniatures

Denim Purse by Anita Smiley

Tiny House by Anita Smiley

Shelf TV and Record Player by Anita Smiley

Miniature Dollhouse hand knitted hat and scarf