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

Thursday, September 9, 2021

49 Anniversary and 40 years selling minis

 

I can't believe John and I have been married 49 years today, it sounds so long but seems such a short time. Hard to believe what life would have been like without him. We have enjoyed miniatures together since he retired in 2006 and before that he would make me room boxes and houses in his spare time. We have had years filled with love and a happy family and friends.

Below are more photos of my new Halloween Baskets and Brooms. 






Thursday, August 19, 2021



  I have recently designed 4 new quarter scale kits for Autumn or Halloween that will be in Shelly's A Mini Miniatures Show that started yesterday. https://aminiminiatureshow.weebly.com/dealers.html You can find them in our Etsy shop with John's new micro Farmhouse at an intro price.

https://www.etsy.com/ca/shop/jdayminis

Fun free online show with lots of amazing miniatures. My new kits are 2 3D scenes in pumpkins, witch's brooms and pumpkin baskets for storing your Halloween goodies.

Thank you so much for looking, Mini Hugs, Jean

Tuesday, July 13, 2021

A Mini Miniature Show starts tomorrow morning and new kits,.




 A Mini Miniature Show starts tomorrow morning. I will have the kits above as Roundtables at and Intro price during the show. The first two photos are 1:12 scale, 5 layers and frames. The bottom kit is 1:48 scale. Hope to see you there. https://aminiminiatureshow.weebly.com/

Sunday, May 23, 2021

A Mini Miniature Show ends today!! Sorry I am so behind, many kits to show!



















 Oh my goodness, I can't believe how behind I am with posting on my blog. I guess the good thing is that I've really been busy designing and with various shows. The NAME online Calendar show as really fun as are the A Mini Miniature Show each month. It ends today. We have a few roundtables up with John's 4th shop in his town setting. https://aminiminiatureshow.weebly.com/dealers.html  There are lots of really fun dealers, I've enjoyed looking at all the listings and buying a few things! Tomorrow NAME online Roundtables start on there CreateMiniatures.org website, https://create.miniatures.org/
I also really enjoyed the online Kensington "London Dollhouse Showcase", amazing we are able to see such fabulous miniatures from dealers all over the world online. 
https://dollshouseshowcase.com/the-showcase/showcase/

All the kits shown above are available in our Etsy shop https://www.etsy.com/ca/shop/jdayminis  Many are still at their Into Price if you do a search. We have been enjoying the beautiful weather yesterday and walked for 1 1/2 hours around the waterfront out at Sidney, BC. Today we hope to walk around our waterfront in Oak Bay. So beautiful! 

Thank you so much to those of you who have ordered lately, it is wonderful to be so busy and I've been inspired with so many new ideas. My most recent idea I put up yesterday in Etsy was the quarter scale sunflower kit in the top photo. They were so much fun to make and being laser cut on heavy yellow paper means that they are very sturdy for gluing and display. 

Thank you so much for looking, Mini Hugs, Jean

Tuesday, March 16, 2021

A Mini Miniature Show starts Mar 17-21 Fun times! Online and Free. We are offering 5 new Roundtable Kits





 https://aminiminiatureshow.weebly.com/   A Mini Miniature Show, a free online show, starts tomorrow and lasts until Marvh 21. Above you can see 4 of my new quarter scale kits and John's new micro scale barn, which would be so much fun with straw and tiny chickens. Hope to see you there. 

Mini Hugs, Jean

Sunday, February 21, 2021

Photoshop Digital Scene tutorial with John's photos of his Micro Town


 This was so much fun to work on yesterday. I created a digital scene with John's 3 photos of his micro 1:144 town.  You can see the 3 photos together in the previous blog. For those of you who use Photoshop you might like to know how I did it. I opened a layer and added a scenic photo from Pixabay which is a great place to download images because they are copyright free. I enlarged the scene and moved it so that very little of the sky is showing and it was mostly a green landscape. I opened the 3 sets of photos John had taken of his micro town and turned their backgrounds transparent. Then I added the 3 transparent photos to the scene on their own layers. I moved the top photo down to look more realistic behind the 2nd photo. Using the clone tool I saved various images of the soil and added it to the background scene to make roadways for between the buildings and added them to the front to look more in scale, less rocky, more dusty looking. Then I went to each building layer and added shrub looking plants from the cloned background and a mossy look with transparencies in front of the buildings . The horses were downloaded from Pixabay as well. I created transparencies, cropped them and applied styles and adjustment layers to change the colour and added inner shadows. then placed them between the second and third layers. Fun moving them here and there to see what was the best fit. It was interesting to extend the railroad and add dust here and there too. Thanks for looking, Mini Hugs, Jean. .

Tuesday, February 16, 2021

A Mini Miniature Show starts tomorrow with New Kits and Workshops






I hope you are all staying healthy and doing well in these very difficult times!

Last week I finally had my hair cut after a year and it is part white now, Ombre, LOL. It seemed like a good time to grow out the white. Maybe I will start acting more mature and show my age, perhaps be more wise, I can always hope!

There are 4 new quarter scale kits from January too, that I have not shown. 2 new French Frame kits, a French folding screen and French Fireplace scree that matches the folding screen are all of Etsy now too.

A Mini Miniature Show starts Feb. 17 until Feb. 21, these shows are always so much fun with lots of dealers offering fabulous minis. https://aminiminiatureshow.weebly.com/ starts tomorrow.

John and I will both be offering the Mega Roundtable. Mine is the Quarter Scale French Canopy Bed and John has designed a Micro, 1:144 scale Farmhouse, the first in his Series of an 1800's Town which is very exciting! You can see the other buildings he has designed in the middle photo.

Stay safe and all the very best!
 

Saturday, November 14, 2020

Snow day!!


 Snow Day! I  had so much fun adding snow to one of my new deep red paper kits. It was like playing in the snow. I added embossing paste for snow and painted the houses and trees with white acrylic paint. Amazing how I was finding snow everywhere! Can you tell I miss snow!!! We rarely get it here. 

Tuesday, November 10, 2020

New Quarter Scale Kits I will be offering during a free online Mini Miniature Show starting tomorrow,



 Here are the 2 new quarter scale kits I will be offering for the November Mini Miniature Show starting tomorrow. I think you will love it!!

https://aminiminiatureshow.weebly.com/

Thanks for looking, Mini Hugs, Jean

Saturday, October 31, 2020

New Kit Gingerbread Christmas Baking at an Intro price in Etsy!





Happy Halloween everyone!!

This is a kit I had so much fun designing, mind you I always love designing but this was extra special since  I have always enjoyed baking, especially around Christmas. When my sons were young it was so much to bake gingerbread houses that they enjoyed devouring. One year I wanted to do our tree in a baking theme....I hung all the gingerbread men and cookies I baked. I also bought small copper cookie cutters that were on sale and tied them with red ribbons as well for the tree. Red felt decorations, garland and red balls finished the tree. Fun times!!

 

Tuesday, October 27, 2020

Halloween Wreaths Kit in Quarter Scale





 Halloween is such a fun time! I love all the Halloween miniatures people have designed and I really enjoyed designing these wreaths and laser cut them in heavier black paper for quarter scale. They are a bit late for this Halloween but are available in my Etsy shop at an introductory price. Enjoy all of your Halloween goodies! Mini Hugs, Jean

Tuesday, October 13, 2020

New Intro Prices in my Etsy Shop for A Mini Miniature Show starting tomorrow




Happy Fall! Here are a few new kits I will be offering for the Mini Miniature Show starting tomorrow. These will be roundtables. The new Christmas Wreath kit in quarter scale was so much fun to design and make.

https://aminiminiatureshow.weebly.com/

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