Although not surrounded by rolling vistas of grapevines, my miniature second-floor wine tasting room hints at a lower level wine cellar and provides guests a spot to sit and watch passersby as they sample the fruits of our labor.
Originally inspired by my first winery setting (literally created in a wine crate), I thought I might attempt a two-level structure within a much larger and slightly more shallow wine crate.
Since I was still operating my dollhouse miniature storefront and had space for classes and workshops in the back room, I decided to share my design (and the fun of creating it) with students.
I think it's safe to say that everyone had a great weekend putting their own personal touches on the winery.
I thought you might enjoy seeing a few of the photographs of my final product. One I enjoy peering into anytime I feel the need to step away from the day to day.
A customer who is just beginning to build her dollhouse recently asked about a basic wiring kit for her dollhouse. The name given to a kit by its manufacturer may be a bit misleading to the novice. If you are new to electrifying a dollhouse you might want to read over this brief intro to [...]
I often get questions from folks asking me about the scale of their dollhouse. Patricia recently asked: "I would like to know what scale my doll house is that has 14" measurement from floor to ceiling. It is an early 20th C. Victorian house." My reply: I would categorize your dollhouse as 1" (1:12) scale. I'm [...]
Most of us involved in dollhouse building and decorating love to explore completed projects for inspiration. Today, we have a plethora of online and print resources for our viewing pleasure. From Facebook groups, to Pinterest boards, to dollhouse magazines, the venues for inspiration are amazing. But one of my favorite ways to experience a dollhouse or [...]
The Wonderful World of MiniaturesMiniatures is the most fascinating hobby/art to which we have ever been exposed! It is creative, challenging, entertaining, fulfilling, and fun! We at Jeepers Dollhouse Miniatures are committed to assisting those people who wish to become involved with miniatures, whether it is in obtaining a dollhouse for a child for play [...]
What do I do After I've Selected My Dollhouse?Choose a Good Work SpaceI hope that you have selected a good place to work on your dollhouse (kit or assembled shell). You will better enjoy your project and are more likely to complete your dollhouse if you have a designated organized workspace with good lighting. A [...]
Dollhouse aficionados often fall into different camps when it comes to "vintage" dollhouses. Some love the resulting character (age, wear and tear) of a dollhouse that shows it's been loved through the decades or may have spent some time tucked away in an attic or basement. Others feel the need to renovate and redecorate the scarred [...]
Just a simple, fun project that can be created using left-over wallpaper, carpet or wood floor scraps, foam board, and a gift bag. Follow the link below for instructions. https://issuu.com/jeepersminiatures/docs/nursery
Sometimes I think there just aren't enough options for kitchen design in one-inch scale dollhouses. Fully finished components are available, but they seem to come and go so quickly. This is particularly true for nice quality, economically priced, commercially available stock. Over the years I've seen some very well-made kitchen components only to be disappointed [...]
While I have copied and moved several old blog posts from another platform to this section of Jeepers website, I figured I'd make this link available for the other articles. I hope to write more blog posts as I become more inspired and have a little more time on my hands now that Jeepers is [...]