Sunday, February 2, 2014


I hope 2014 is proving to be a wonderful year for everyone so far. For myself, I am really looking forward to having time for miniatures at some point. It has been far too long since I have had the time. There have been so many things in my RL that have been in the way for anything creative. My Mother has had a few health issues that have kept me busy but Thankfully  she is a strong woman(92) and keeps battling through all of the blips. There have also been a couple of house issues that needed attention(plumbing) and sorting through some of the 50 +years of accumulation my Mother managed to do. The one thing that has kept my sanity for the last few months is knitting. My daughter and I took a class a few months ago to learn how and I love it. I am looking forward to trying my hand at miniature knitting someday. (How many scarves does one person need?) I periodically have been looking at all of the amazing things all of you have been posting and it thrills me to see all of the wonderful creativity.  The time will come again for me. I am learning to flow with everything and not stress. I will be back into miniatures soon. I hope everyone is doing well. Love all of your posts!
I thought I would share a picture I took of a darling statue I bought at an antique store a few years ago and gave to my Mother. He is above the kitchen sink and is a pleasure to look at when there are dishes to be done.  I am playing around with the iPhone my daughter gave me for Christmas. The camera seems to be really great!     Love,Patty

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Merry Christmas

I hope everyone has a Wonderful Christmas!

Saturday, August 10, 2013

Just arrived!

My copies of the magazine article arrived yesterday! I think it came out great!

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

New magazine article

My dolls will be featured in the Sept/Oct. issue of  Dollhouse Miniatures.

A welcome change from the rough year I have had.  I hope to be able to get back involved with miniature making and blogging. I hope all is well for all of you. I have enjoyed being able to see all of the wonderful creations everyone has been making.

Tuesday, May 15, 2012


I have been trying to come up with some accessories for the Nursery,Children's Toy shop, etc. and wanted to share this sweet little stroller that I have made. It is perfect for a small toddler to push some of her favorite toys around! I have had this idea in my head for awhile and was so pleased that it came out the way that I had wanted it to. I always seem to build things in my mind for about a week before I sit down and actually start it. It is always a treat if it comes out as planned! The little wheels work too!

Saturday, May 12, 2012

part 3.......CAROL HARDY items

Well, I am continuing to share some of the wonderful items that I bought at an Estate sale. I found a plastic tub in the back room with all of the miniatures and this is what was inside of it. Seven sleighs made by Carol Hardy(IGMA).(one was giifted to my friend Annemarie Kiwikkel for her exquisite dolls) They are signed and dated. Her work is stunning!!! She made these in the early 80's. There was also a popcorn machine and a older male vendor who was made by Sylvia Lyons. There are two small sleighs for children in the group. I hope I am not boring you with all of these postings about the dream sale that I was lucky enough to go to!! I still can't believe what was sold there!!  I could continue posting photos for about 4 months....LOL

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

ESTATE SALE...........part 2

This is a continuation from the Music conservatory post. Not the best pictures to share but here is a wonderful hand carved Chippendale desk. The ball feet are hand carved and also the interior slots. This piece is so smooth. All of the little drawers open too.  I have also sent a photo of a few of the toys that I purchased. I bought two large hat boxes and inside they were filled with little plastic bags loaded with wonderful little items. The little Pinocchio and Nutcracker are hand carved and painted. The Nutcrackers mouth moves too.

The collector who had died was a widow. Her husband was a plastic surgeon and she used to own an all year Christmas shop in the town of Los Gatos where I lived for almost 30 years. Her son told me that when she bought things she would buy in bulk. She also made Teddy Bears. She owned many Museum quality items and for this reason the family decided to have it be an invite only Estate Sale. My Mother and I used to sell antiques in a co-op so we knew the woman that was going to be putting the Estate sale on and we were invited in. Such a wonderful experience...............more photos will be coming. I am going to take some of the Carol hardy sleighs that I have today.