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Wanna go get icecream?

It’s late on a Saturday night, or early on a Sunday morning depending on which way you look at it.

I think that means it’s time for icecream:

mmmmmm icecream

mmmmmm icecream

I want whipped cream, cherries, proper chocolate sauce and a banana…and…and…and one of those chocolate cigar straw things too. And don’t be stingy on the whipped cream.

Aren’t they great? Australian made too, how cool?

What with the whole world credit goes  bung, I am trying to think locally…even if it is local to the other side of the country.

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You’ve probably been feeling neglected and underappreciated. Perhaps you’ve felt I’ve left you out of the 1:12 loop? Don’t worry it’s not you.

It’s not you at all; in any way, shape or form. You’re still wonderful and fun and amazing and you have great taste. (I mean…look at the blog you’re reading, good choice!)

It’s not you, it’s me.

I just (and this is hard to say)…I just needed some time to see other past-times.

I know I missed wishing you a happy 1:12 valentines day:

Not wishing you happy valentines day is almost more than I can bear.

Not wishing you happy valentines day is almost more than I can bear.

And it was probably your birthday while we were on a break…

You haven't aged a day...

You haven't aged a day...

And I probably missed an unspoken but significant anniversary. Like our 1:12 month blogging anniversary or something equally special:

Is the one month anniversary gold or tin(s)?

Is the one month anniversary gold or tin(s)?

But I hope you will find it in your heart of hearts to forgive me.

Please?

I know we can’t really start over…and it’s too much to hope we can start straight back where we left off…but if you could just give me a chance…

Until then, I’ll right here, in the 1:12 doghouse:

How many times can I say...I'm sorry.

How many times can I say...I'm sorry.

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Well Christmas is over and in that brief hiatus before our eyes are assaulted with visions of chocolate rabbits and bunnies and bilbies; there is just time to curdle the heart of anyone who has visited the antivalentine website with visions of pink and red and fluffy toys holding “I wuv U” and chocolate and roses…I could go on, you know.

Turns out, if you are a 1:12 boy in need of a special something to impress a 1:12 girl on V Day or you are in the 1:12 doghouse and need to get out…there is hope.

Valentines day ?joy? has spread into the 1:12 world:

Say it with flowers

Say it with flowers

Disregard my bitterness that seasonal, religious and corporately promoted festive moments have permutated into the 1:12 world (aka my singleton bitterness), these miniature artists are really talented.

Awww...you shouldn't have. I didn't get you anything....

Awww...you shouldn't have. I didn't get you anything....

I mean, the above is even wrapped in cellophane – talk about attention to detail!

Anyhoo I think I am well on the way to having a Bridget Jones moment with a bottle of vodka and Chaka Khan; except I might substitute Chaka Khan with Patti Smith…or Diamanda Galas:

Gosh. I forgot how wonderful and yet incredibly scary Diamanda is…

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I have previously mentioned the amazingly cool miniature shops in Covent Garden  and Kings Road, Chelsea and that I still had the catalogue from the Kings Road shop, well on revisting the catalogue it turns out it was the catalogue from the Covent Garden shop, not the Kings Road shop.

I know, confusing, right? Well I just wanted you to know.

And I also wanted you to know that, while I haven’t managed to locate the original shops anywhere online nor have I managed to find the amazing fountain with waterlilies and goldfish, I have found a suitable alternative on Etsy:

OOoooo....puuuuurdy.

OOoooo....puuuuurdy.

Just imagine it rounder, with a fountain in the middle and you are bang on the money.

Of course this house doesn’t have a garden and I don’t have the space to have an indoor garden (what with the billiard table and other impulse purchases), so I may have to restrain my urge to purchase for now. But still, cool no?

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I have been swept up in imaginings of a 1:1 serve of rich chocolate self-saucing pudding today (or maybe even a 2:1 or 3:1 serve…mmmmm) but Etsy managed to sidetrack me with this cupcake wonderment:

Listen, cupcake...

Listen, cupcake...

Now I actually have a 1:12 real glass cakestand which is currently empty. Real glass and only 1:12 size; you expected me to resist buying that? Oh silly you!

It is possible that this amazing cakestand may not be empty for very much longer…

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Given I am stuck in limboland, with the uncomfortable realisation that pretty much everything I do in my spare time (painting, this project and more) involves making a godawful mess, I thought I would share a new discovery.

New! Discovery! Only discovered within the last hour!!!!!!

Although I rely on ebay (.com, .com.au and co.uk) as the font of all dollhouse-ness. It appears there is another pretender to the throne.

Admittedly it is more final product and/or whimsy oriented, but trawling through its depths has given me an hour of fun.

It is:

Etsy: www.etsy.com

Ahhh etsy, where all people crafty share their wares for selling, for not so crafty people (like you and me) to purchase them.

And what gems have I found? There are some amazing stuff on there:

  • A 1:12 tarantula in a terrarium.
  • A 1:12 wiccan altar set.
  • And my personal fave…. a 1:12 miniature pot plant.

Now you can get any old 1:12 pot plants anywhere, but this is special as it is pot of the pot (or mary jane) variety.

12 warrant to search the premises...

We have a 1:12 warrant to search the premises...

How cool is that?

Now that I have the Oz action figure with his guitar and amplifier, I can totally envisage a teen room scene with the ubiquitous pot plant. Particularly if the plant was kept in a wardrobe with a hydroponic set up, like my first boyfriend’s, but you know…even without the wardrobe, it’s still quite cool.

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…the 1:12 abyss looks back at you.

And yes, I just co-opted a Nietzsche quote into a blog about miniature world. Cool, eh!

So while I am pondering whether to dip my toe further into the abyss and also pondering whether – if in pondering – I am already dipping my toes further into the abyss; I discovered where Minimodern gets her mid century modern / Eames/ Snelling / Parker / Le Corbusier dollhouse chairs – they are Reac chairs.

I can’t remember where I saw it but someone suggested getting the box sets rather than buying the chairs separately – more economical.

I wish I could find that blog post so that I have objective “evidence”. Anyhoo, I found a collection of the five volumes sets on ebay: http://cgi.ebay.com.au/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&item=250291642658#ebayphotohosting

And before you ask, no I haven’t bought them yet, i still teetering on the edge of the abyss trying to decide whether to stay where I am, descend gradually or dive bomb straight in.

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