Friday, December 10, 2010


The minis are all packed. Books and videos for the moving sale have taken up space where my wall rooms used to live. I'm relieved to be finished with that part of the packing. Its definitly a lot harder than packing real life stuff.
I've been a bit down lately about not being able to mini. I have no supplies at the old house, and can't go to the mobile yet, since its not ready for Snickers.
Its been brutally cold here in Southern Ma. So I can't go out, have to take it easy. These are the days I normally would be spending hours and hours mini-ing. So I'm feeling myself at the mini pity party.
I need to be creating. Its as much a part of me, as breathing.

Tuesday, November 30, 2010


My mini supplies, tools and kits are FINALLY packed. It took a lot longer than any other time I've moved. (5 weeks). Deciding what to throw away, give away, put in storage, or squeeze into my tiny new home was an awesome undertaking.
I'm sure once I get settled, I'll have to cut deeper. But if I had gone through every "little" thing, I never would have finished the job.
I also packed up all of the furnishings and accessories from the Thornhill. She's buttoned down and ready for the trip.
We still haven't pinpointed the roof leak in the sun porch where she will live. BUT! That's why God invented plastic. :-)
Next week I'll start packing the minis from the wall rooms.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Thursday, September 2, 2010

West Wing

I only have the bathroom/laundry room to finishe on this side.

Front Hall

Needs a rug and some furniture.

Living Room

The maid hasn't dusted in a while. :-)
I will make an area rug, and look for an oval coffee table.

Babys Room


I finished the woodwork.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010


I made a dead bolt for the front door (Thornhill)

Monday, August 30, 2010


I finished the woodwork and the rug. The rug didn’t come out as well as my others.
The painting and photo album are by Barbara S. The thread holder is by Joanne W.


Thursday, August 19, 2010

Thursday, July 15, 2010


    I made this for DH for the replica of his workshop

Tuesday, July 13, 2010


Please visit LifeScaled, formerly Miniature Reality Resources. See the mini links menu bar there (on the top left) for the page categories.
There you will find 100's of Mini DIY Links, well sorted and characterised, to help you quickly find what you need.

I'm sanding painting and installing doors, baseboards, and window frames in the Thornhill, so I may not have any new photos here for a while.

Enjoy your surfing,
Kal (imashe)

Thursday, July 1, 2010


This is the first lady doll I've dressed and wigged. The poor lady has been through the wringer at the hands of this Klutsy Katie. We survived (barely). I learned a lot and hopefully WILL get better. Cheryl in NM made the doll. The dress pattern is by Kathi Mendenhall.

Monday, June 21, 2010


The East Wing of the Thornhill is coming along :-) I recently made the table lamp in the great room.

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Thornhill Bedroom.

I dressed the bed and built the mirror.

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Camp Ground

I'm downsizing the camp ground. The pine tree is by Bill Lankford. I made the glowing embers camp fire in a class given by Kazumi.

Thursday, May 27, 2010


The bedspread is punch needle. I don't crochet, so I'm thinking of netting and lace for the canopy?

Wednesday, May 19, 2010


I needed something for a bare spot in my Mini Family Room. We use these genetically altered palms in RS for fillers, so I thought I'd try to make one in mini.

Sunday, May 16, 2010


I've finished the vanity, woodwork and rug.

Saturday, May 15, 2010


I needed a temporary place to display some of the clothing and accessories that I've made, and received as gifts and swaps, so I made a dressing area in one of my wall rooms.

Friday, May 14, 2010


From an HOM kit. I had to resort to using crazy glue. The HOM bed kits have very little area for gluing. This is for the Thornhill master bedroom. I am working on a chenille bedspread for this (punch needle of course) :-)


I uploaded all the photos of the interior of the Replica House.
For those of you who asked for more photos, there are now over 150. Enjoy ! REPLICA PHOTOS

Friday, April 23, 2010


 Made with DMC 80 and Cotton Floss

Saturday, April 10, 2010



DH made the dividing support posts for me, so that I wouldn't have to use my precious mini wood.I have a workshop today that I haven't been able to get ready for. (better get a move on)
I hope to spend the rest of the week in the Thornhill. Check back in a few days.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010


TA DA! I FINALLY got the walls to line up. I'm in the process of building the shelving for the closets.


APRIL 7, 2010
I think I was sprinkled with amusement park dust when I was born. Every day is a new ride.
Recent storms caused damage to my home (AGAIN).
I'm BACK on the medical merry go-round. My cardio doc won't give me permission to go off one of my meds, so that I can have needed dental surgery. AND > Monday I have to go for a cardio-lite stress test.
I get SO frustrated. I bitch moan complain cry worry, and then I remind myself of what I love about my life and get on with it.
Minis become hit and miss, but I do get there.


I made this from a LITTLE GOODIES kit that I had for a dozen years

Friday, April 2, 2010


Knit with DMC 80
It has a few of mistakes, and took quite a while, but I learned a number of new techniques.

Wednesday, March 31, 2010


FINALLY finished.
This was made from an HOM kit. It has 118 pieces. It took several weeks to complete.

Sunday, March 28, 2010


The first mini house I built was a replica of a home in Scituate Ma, that I had rebuilt in real life.
These are picutres of the exterior and the building process of the miniature.

Monday, March 22, 2010


March has been a been a busy month in my mini kingdom.
9 inches of rain, and all the problems that ensued from that, give new meaning to the phrase "rained on my parade."
Respiratory and dental flare-ups sent me to the hospital again, for more high dose nebulizer, theophylline, and steroid treatments.
Whats worse than a Klutzy Miniaturist? A Klutzy Miniaturist on steroids! :-O
Prompted by roid rage, I'm sure, yesterday I wrote 3 scathing letters to WEBSHOTS. I am SO fed up with their advertising, popups, and LOUD sales pitches. I've been trying to move my pictures to Picassa. Even though I was a PAYING WEBSHOTS customer for several years, since I am no longer a paying customer, I can only save my pictures to my computer, one at a time, which requires 3 clicks each. I have 600 pictures left there. 600 x 3 > well you get the picture (or not).
I HAVE moved some of the pictures. The REPLICA EXTERIOR SHOTS are now on Picassa.
I am amazed with myself when I see those pictures. It was my FIRST HOUSE. I am so proud of what I accomplished there. After renovations and tweaking, when I "started" to learn a few things, it turned out quite beautiful.
Seeing the interior shots, I was reminded all that needed to be renovated or re-done. I am no longer sad at having parted with the HUGE mini house.


The interior wall unit is giving me fits. I've assembled it three times and it keeps falling apart. My goof. The firebox walls don't line up "exactly" so I'm not getting a good bond. I'm scraping cement, test fitting, scraping some more, test fitting. Growling, swearing. Maybe I need to cry, so the mini gods will have pity on me?


Work continues on moving everything to the first floor and getting it all organized. This process goes very slowly. Since most of my things are now in easy reach, on the main level, playing is more important than organizing. :-)
I did start an inventory of my kits and supplies. OMG! I may never go mini shopping again.
I have 26 doll kits, 70 furniture kits, 41 accessory kits, and 22 plant + flower kits.
This is what happens when you are into minis for 20 years, and Real Life keeps getting in the way of actually "doing" minis. 
Planning to do, hoping to do, and able to do, do not always balance out.
I better get busy :-)



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There are tutes and tips for dozens of furnishings and appliances. All that you need to make you mini home run smoothly and comfortably.
If you need use your translotor. The site is in French. Enjoy

Sunday, March 21, 2010


The railing is connected. The wiring is planned. I have to build a faux foundation since this building is solid.

Saturday, March 13, 2010


March is always difficult for me (emotionally) so this year I tried to keep spring in mind, with a couple of small projects.
To lighten the mood stemming from a cold wet dreary winter, I decided to rush spring and do the Bunny Thumper Dance. These FUZZY BUNNIES are made of 3mm to 1/4" pom poms and bits
of felt and flocking.
Next month we will welcome RS Peace Lilies. These will do for now.
A couple of months will bring these in RS
We can always get what we want when we cut it down to size. :-)
I didn't have company this year, so I just did a small display of some of my favorite, or Easter related minis.

Thursday, March 11, 2010


(You may have already seen this, as I've taken it from my old blog)
I need to make about 200 of these roses for my Gazebo. These are outdoor roses using a 1/4" hole punch. For regular roses, I like to use the smaller heart punch or a 3/16" hole punch.
These are drying, and still need a bit of shaping and the calyx.
The thingie holding the spools is a dense foam. I designed this get up, to also be able to hold my pins and other floral tools.
To shape the petals I use the fun foam. I got this heart shaped one at a 50c sale at Michaels.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010


I updated my journal with lots of pictures of what I have been up to for the past few months.
See February 2010

While you're there be sure to check out the DIY MINI LINKS I removed a lot of dead links.
If you've moved your DIY or Tute pages please send your links to

I added some more photos to the Photo Site

Friday, January 15, 2010


The rugs I've made using various techniques.

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