Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Compare MINIS please!

I haven't posted in awhile.  It seems my Blog posts always get put on the back burner in relation to all of the other duties of my store and product line. (and I am not quite sure what all the picture changing means on Blogspot) I feel compelled to reach out today.

I want to take a minute and wear my shop owner hat this morning. I consider myself a well educated miniaturist and business person. It is important to me to step back sometimes and study the miniature retail world on venues such as websites, Amazon, Ebay, etc. I am not making reference to individual, handcrafted miniatures such as Etsy. I spent the morning comparing trends, looking at traffic numbers, popular products, and other statistics online this morning. I encourage you to know whom you are buying your miniatures and supplies. It is not necessarily the big box top sites that have the best pricing, shipping and service. For example, I and other reputable miniature retailers carry this sled for anywhere from $1.90-2.99:
I will not give you the links to these other examples because this is not intended to get into any online arguments-but, this same item is on Ebay & Amazon for as much as $27.25 plus shipping. It pops up first because those venues are usually based on the person who pays the most gets listed first. I am not saying they are wrong; I am saying to you just don't assume! It does not have to be me ( :) although I would appreciate it), but please buy your miniatures and supplies from businesses following fair practices. Give your star ratings on Social Media sites and Google to products and websites. Do not let false paid ratings get ahead of those of us that really know the miniature world. I like answering questions, providing product information and even being honest when I know you can find something some place else if I cannot get or be competitive.

So be wary friends.  In everyone's haste to get things they want we all, including myself, don't pause and consider the big 'little' picture!  Stop by the site today if you want some MINIS and supplies!

Thursday, July 6, 2017

Cutting Miniature Molding

Here is a quick tip for cutting molding.

Friday, June 23, 2017

Freebie Friday!

Ok, something is just not right....I am giving this book away with all MINI orders this weekend! Yup, FREE. I normally sell it for $7.88. I just looked on Amazon and there is 1 new copy for $599 (not a mis-type) and 2 used at $63.98. Um, I am thinking one more reason to know who you are buying your MINIS from in today's world! Or, I am thinking maybe I need to rethink this promotion!! 

So, order the MINIS you need and want before midnight, Sunday June 25 and I will tuck this valuable gem in with your order! No code needed.*

*and although I do not have a minimum purchase on this Freebie, please be considerate.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Dollhouse Miniature Wallpaper

Did you know we sell #dollhouseminiaturewallpaper by the sheet? We realize you don't always need a package of wallpaper; so, we offer all dollhouse miniature wallpaper by the sheet!

Monday, June 19, 2017

Magic Systems Masonry DIY

Have you tried the Magic Systems Brick, Stone and Stucco DIY?  It is a great, inexpensive product for various effects in Dollhouse and Model Building; Model Railroad projects and Fairy Gardens!  Check it out: Magic Systems Masonry

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Happy Father's Day....MINI Style!

Happy Father's Day to all of the folks who have built a #dollhouse for someone special! Especially the dads who helped Santa, Grandpaps who surprised the little ones in their life, the husbands and partners that support our obsession and all guys whom we think about when we look at our MINIS! #minisandmemories is what it is all about!
Here is the story I created for my husband many years ago. He was my kit builder for the years I had the storefront in my hometown. With the online store now, he enjoys keeping track of the amazing places where we have customers-from PA to Tazmania! So many wonderful MINI friends and customers from around the globe. Hmmm, maybe I should add a globe or world map to his MINI scene.......hehehe, yup just like all of you my projects are never really finished! Always room for another MINI.

Friday, June 9, 2017

FREE Victorian Dresser Set

It is FREEBIE FRIDAY! Every order this weekend , will receive this quality Chrysnbon Victorian Dresser Mini Kit! Then join me in crafting this delightful kit by watching our Youtube video to customize it!
Orders must be received before midnight, Sunday, June 11 to be eligible for FREE GIFT. No code needed-Gift is automatically packed with each order received in the dates given.

*As a bonus, if you post about us on your social media page or blog with a link to you will also receive the great DIY book, Chrysnbon Cut-Ups, Vol. 1, showing how to transform other MINI kits! Let your friends and audience know about our site, customer service, fast shipping, or simply how much you like us! Let me know about your post and I will include both gifts with your order! Happy Friday!