JDayMinis, 1:48 & 1:12 Scale Minis, Laser Cut Designs too.

Saturday, November 10, 2018

A Mini Miniature Show ends on Sunday, new doilies


Here is a new set of 1:12 scale laser cut paper Christmas Doilies each measuring 1", "Snowflakes and Trees" that I will be offering as a roundtable for $5.00 CAD at Shelly's on line Nov. Show. Love to see you there.
https://thenovembershow.weebly.com

FREE to the on line public beginning on November 8th at 10AM MST and closing late November 11th

I hope you are all enjoying all of the wonderful Christmas craft shows that are available.
Hugs, Jean

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Happy Halloween! Free Halloween Printables, Laser Lace






Happy Halloween everyone who celebrates!

I've been having a great time designing new paper lace doilies with Halloween themes as you can see from the photos. I especially enjoyed making the cats designs, if you look closely you can see the tiny cats running around the doilies. There are also leaves. I have also designed many bird doilies in paper I will have in Etsy soon.

The top photo shows a few of my lace collars and cuffs I offer on our website. I wanted to design a setting similar to a shop window to display some of the cotton laser cut lace designs before I put them up on Etsy.

The new Halloween Themed AIM magazine is now available. It is so fantastic with some many miniature ideas and projects. You can read it for free here, just click through the links.  http://artisansinminiature.com/
I have included my free printable page for the magazine, just right click on the image to save and print it on your computer if you like. I created this page using my collection of vintage Halloween memorabilia.

Have a wonderful Hallow's Eve!!

Friday, September 14, 2018

What happened to the Summer?? Yikes





Where did the summer go! I just realized I didn't blog in July or August!! I hope you all had wonderful summers or winters depending on where you live.

We were away for a couple of weeks up in Parksville on Vancouver Island and that was fantastic, such beautiful weather.

Redecorating with new floors, furniture and now counter tops in the kitchen took a bit of time moving everything. I love our new linen look so much!
We enjoyed our season's pass to Butchart Gardens and went for picnic lunches about 12 times, so gorgeous and good for the soul. We are so lucky to live so close. I kept working and designing in between so I guess that is where the summer went!! I do love Autumn!

Above you can see 2 new quarter scale laser cut Reading Nook kits I will be selling soon on Etsy and our website, need directions though. They were so much fun, love choosing trims from my vintage stash and printing the silk with designs.

I'm showing the photo above from 46 years ago when John and I were married. It also shows my folks and John's. We just celebrated our 46 anniversary Sunday. We had a lovely dinner and movie. We went to Mama Mia Here We Go Again. I loved it so much, the music is extraordinary.

The new album shown above has just been released by my son Tony Day and Daughter in Love, Gerogia Murray aka LIINKS. It is so exciting and soulful!! It is called Ridge Road and can be listened to on so many music hosting sites such as Spotify and other places. You can buy it on iTunes too. We are so proud of them. Georgia is such a fabulous singer and Tony does the wonderful music and is a producer. They write music for Universal Music Publishing Group.

Well, that is it for today. Oh, yesterday I started making laser cut roses and had a great time.
Mini Hugs, Jean

Monday, June 25, 2018

New laser cut Reading Nook, Caned Sofa and Lace kits in 1:48 scale"



Hi Everyone,

These photos above are quarter scale, 1:48 items. I've been working on since I last blogged. I also spent a few weeks organizing all of my supplies and studio, sewing room and collectibles room, so much easier to find everything and best of all it has made me feel wonderful. I used lots of new plastic containers from Michaels which really helped. The first photo shows a Reading Nook in an Armoire, I've been having so much fun designing this kit and I'm working on another one as well that I will post when it is finished. I hope you are all enjoying minis in some small way!! Hugs, Jean

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

New Laser Cut Cotton Laces in 1:12 and 1:48 scales Ballroom danced in a Movie




 




Hi Everyone, I hope you are all enjoying the idea of Spring or whatever season you are celebrating.

We love Ballroom Dancing and have been taking lessons and dancing now for about 5 years. We had an exciting time a few weeks ago ballroom dancing in the background for a Hallmark Movie, "Once Upon a Prince" that is coming out on TV in April. We danced in the beautiful Ballroom in the Governor General's Mansion here in Victoria B.C. What a terrific experience except it was a 14 hour day, Since most of  the time I felt like I was floating to be in such wonderful surroundings with exceptional actors, other dancers and extras.

While back on earth, LOL, I've been really enjoying designing images for my laser lace grouping kits which I sell on Etsy and through our website. I especially enjoy using images from my antique French Needlework books and magazines such as the French Cherub kit in the first photo at 1:12 scale shown with some of a couple of my porcelain pieces I used to sell years ago. The same design is shown below that one in 1:48 scale for curtains and lace trims, pillows and centerpieces. The bottom 3 photos show how the laces are sold with tabs holding the images that just need to be removed.

Have a wonderful mini life. Mini Hugs, Jean

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

New Laser Cotton Lace Romantic Grouping



One twelfth scale Kit of Laser Cut Cotton Lace Romantic Grouping

Here is a new kit I have just finished thinking of Valentines Day coming in February. Included in this kit are 5 lace pieces for Valentines or another romantic miniature scene. These would look nice in a miniature setting on a dining room table, side table, dresser or on a chair back from vintage to modern I really enjoyed designing these. I am also showing a Romantic Photo Album that is available in Etsy as a digital download to make the album with many of my French postcard images. The 2 porcelain pieces I made and china painted years ago.  I will also sell this kit in quarter scale in 2 sizes as well.

Thanks for looking, Mini Hugs, Jean

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Poem for the New Year

 While I was looking though an old magazine from 1937, I found this beautiful poem. It seemed the perfect poem to start the New Year. by John Richard Moreland. I also loved the simplicity of the illustration that uses positive and negative space so well.

Mini Hugs, Jean

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Hope everyone has a Happy and Healthy 2018!


Wishing everyone a very Happy and Healthy New Year for 2018!!
This is one of my laser cut laces in one twelfth scale that I thought was very fitting for today to bring in the New Year.  It is from an antique Needlework magazine and is a copy of filet lace to Take a Cup for Auld Lang Syne! The lovely tea set and goodies are from my collection from Janet Uyetake of Tiny Towne Hawaii, she makes such beautiful miniatures.

I have been very pleased with my past New Year's resolutions. One from quite a few years ago was to read one fiction novel a week and I often read many more than that but I do enjoy nonfiction too.

Last year my resolution was to make as many of our dinners from scratch as possible since we are Vegan and Gluten free. Many of the recipes we enjoyed lasted almost 4 meals so that was a bonus and great for freezing. They are more time consuming than traditional meals but really worth the effort, My favorite Vegan recipe book is "Oh She Glows" and "Oh She Glows Everyday". I've learned so much and have really enjoyed the creativity these dishes have brought to our meals. There are so many great recipe books for Vegans now! 

Mini Hugs, Jean

Monday, November 13, 2017

Wonders in Miniature Show ends November 14, 2017!

http://thenovembershow.weebly.com/

The Wonders in Miniatures Show presents the November Miniature Show. Sit in the comfort of your own home and order through a variety of fabulous artisan's show pages in all scales. Online Only, Free admission too. There are door prizes as well. Hope to see you there. Mini Hugs, Jean

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

New 1:48 Retro Christmas Paper Laser Cut Kits or 1:12 scale Christmas tree decor


These quarter scale retro 1:48 or quarter scale Christmas kits will be available on our website and Etsy soon. I hate to cause anyone undue stress with tiny pieces flying everywhere before Christmas but I just couldn't resist designing extremely tiny laser cut paper designs. I was really happy with the reindeer, so small, yet all of their detail shows up. I need to fix the trains before I sell them because they do not hold together well yet. The 2 kits on the left are on lighter papers and have lace designs while the 2 kits on the right are on heavier paper that can be easily coloured with felt pens or watercolours etc.

I am hoping to use textured snow or sparkles on the background design in the lower right and attach some of the pieces to that before putting it on a fire place. The doilies can be used stacked for trees, angels or cones too. The Merry Christmas sign is the same as the red and silver one we used in the 50's and later. The ornaments are very 50's and later too. I hope to have more photos before Christmas of them in a scene. Happy Holiday Season to everyone!!

PS    The very talented miniaturist, Elizabeth from Studio E http://studioeminiatures.blogspot.ca/
has just suggested that these could be used to one twelfth scale Christmas Decorations and she is so right!! I'm so pleased she mentioned it. The reindeer would be about 5" in real life and the trees and nutcracker would be 3 to 4" in height etc. Great idea, thanks Elizabeth.

Monday, October 23, 2017

Quarter Scale 1:48 Halloween and Autumn Laser Cut heavier Paper Accessory Decor items.








I have been having a terrific time designing new 1:48 or Quarter Scale paper laser cut Halloween decor items. So much fun to think of all the different items customers might like to use in an indoor or outdoor Halloween scene. It would be great to see these skeletons etc on an out door Autumn porch or used for a Halloween party. These are available on my website and in my Etsy shop, if you are interested in any of these you can access them through my links down the right side of my blog. 

Also recently finished that I will share soon are Nostalgic Christmas decor paper laser cut designs and doilies. I have designed them for the 1:48 Quarter Connection happening in November and Shelly's show in November as well. Hope to see you there.

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