We are hosting a family BBQ today so have been doing a bit of prep and since I know I probably won’t get to do much mini stuff this weekend, I thought I would do some blog housekeeping.  I have finally added all of the mini blogs that I have recently started following to my links list, so if you read mine and you are want to read others, I have added all the other entrants in the Undersized Urbanite contest and some other blogs that I think are quite amazing in the mini awesomeness.

Two of the blogs I follow have been nominated in the About.Com Miniaturists Blog of the Year Award, which is fantastic, so go through the list and see if you can find who they are. You may even want to vote for them! The links are all in the left hand margin of my page – it’s not a blog roll so it won’t give you the last update dates – my blog is not that cool sorry, but they are all worth your time and effort.

I tried a different type of umbrella using a recipe on JoAnn Swansons Miniature DIY site. I think I like these a bit better (even though they are not made from fabric), so need to make a few more for QBerry. Unfortunately for you my new Lens gives you a seriously up close and personal view of the foibles and I know that I just have to get better and better because there are things I can’t see that my camera has no issue highlighting for you to look at.

Bright Dollhouse Miniature Brollies

Bright Dollhouse Miniature Brollies

I went to a Japanese Dollar Store recently – only it’s a 100Yen and here in Australia that means $2.80 so everything in the store is $2.80.  That is where I found the toothpicks that the brollies are made with, I know you get them everywhere but this was a massive pack (MASSIVE!). At the same store I also found this bizarre (probably just because I couldn’t understand it) game that looks like it is possibly Jenga with chairs for 4 players (I can’t tell since I don’t read Japanese)… It was also $2.80 and contains 16 chairs 4 of each type that I guess players have to stack.  The chairs are two small for 1:12 scale but I think they could make cute outdoor chairs (if painted white) with potplants on them.

Jenga Chair Game(?) with Mini Chairs

Jenga Chair Game(?) with Mini Chairs

What do you think?

Ok, I think I have to go and cut some salad now and make sure I try to hide as much of my I am in the middle of building tiny things for a dollhouse mess before the guests arrive.Good Night Whereever you are!