Greenery 2017 Pantone Color of the Year

Greenery 2017 Pantone Color of the Year

Who's ready to start thinking spring? I know I am! What better way to get a head start on spring than with Pantone's 2017 Color of the Year, Greenery! This lovely vibrant green will wake up your senses and provide energy. I think it's such a great color, I went ahead and made a set of printable dollhouse wallpapers using it! Pantone put together 10 color palettes showing how Greenery can be used with other colors. My two favorites, and the ones I can see working easiest in a modern dollhouse are 'Fathomless'…Read more
2016 Pantone Colors, Rose Quartz and Serenity

2016 Pantone Colors, Rose Quartz and Serenity

We are about a quarter of the way through the year, and I thought now might be a good time to check in with our new Pantone Color of the Year. Normally, Pantone names only one color per year, but this year was special and they gave us a pair of colors, Rose Quartz and Serenity. To help you get into the spirit of these colors, I've made a set of printable dollhouse wallpapers! As consumers seek mindfulness and well-being as an antidote to modern day stresses, welcoming colors that psychologically fulfill our…Read more
Scale: What does 1:12 mean, and Why is it Important?

Scale: What does 1:12 mean, and Why is it Important?

First off, why is scale important? Why can't we just use whatever tiny stuff we think is cute? Well, you can because it's your house, but if you want a realistic miniature scene, you'll need to pay attention to scale. The human eye and brain is fantastic at recognizing when something is off, especially scale. This is because we are used to seeing everyday household objects in relation to one another and also to ourselves and other people. In the example image above, you see a small person standing next to a large…Read more
Our New 3Doodler – Videos!

Our New 3Doodler – Videos!

This month we are doing something a bit differently for our blog post. It's our first ever VIDEO post! Also, it's on a topic not related to dollhouses or design, but the trendy new tech of 3D printing! We aren't actually printing, but we are doodling! Last year we participated in the 3Doodler 2.0 Kickstarter, and after a successful campaign, we received our backer reward, a brand new 3D doodling pen! It arrived in the mail in the end of April, and due to being busy with a million other things, we didn't…Read more
Printies | The Ultimate Guide to Making them Yourself

Printies | The Ultimate Guide to Making them Yourself

In this month's post, we explore dollhouse printables, or printies. These are images that are sized and scaled perfectly to be printed out from a home printer and used in a dollhouse or miniature scene. We'll learn how to make our own high quality printies. This post is pretty long and contains a lot of information so buckle up and hang on. After we get through the 'lecture' we'll do a follow along tutorial project so you can practice what we've learned. Sourcing your Image Raster & Vector Images Follow Along Tutorial Paper Quality…Read more
Curved Roof Inspirations

Curved Roof Inspirations

This year, the awesome peeps at miniatures.com want to do a bit of an outreach program to connect with the miniatures' blogosphere. They are giving this year's Creatin' Contest limited edition kit to some bloggers and we take pictures and blog about our process of doing the kit. Pretty simple. I was asked to participate in this little blogging adventure, and I jumped at the opportunity. One of the fun perks with this is they gave us each a Pinterest board to post to as well. Check out mine! I had previously taken one…Read more
2015 Pantone Color of the Year

2015 Pantone Color of the Year

Every year, Pantone announces their color of the year. This year's color is Marsala. It's a red-brown wine inspired color, and unlike it's predecessor of 2014, it's much easier to decorate with! Any number of decorative items can work in this color, and items with great texture only make the color that much better! Can't you just imagine curling your toes into that rug, and relaxing into the cozy warmth of this living room? I'm not usually a fan of red, but it's so inviting I can't stand it! Another great place for it is on…Read more
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