Friday, November 28, 2014


I spent my Thanksgiving dressed as a Turkey.

For a good cause, though. I was a volunteer with the Turkey Protection Program this year.

Two of them hid out with me for a few days. They're calmer if they feel they're among other turkeys, thus the costume. (Also, if we got caught, I could've used MY costume to convince any turkey stealers that the turkeys were just pixies in costume too. BRILLIANT pixie subterfuge if I do say so myself.)

But now Thanksgiving is all over. The turkeys are safe for another year and it's on to Christmas at Norm's Dollhouse!

Wightwick Manor is all decorated and ready for dollhouse shoppers to come in and enjoy! I'm excited about this Christmas and now I'm headed off to work at the dollhouse store!

Hope your Thanksgiving was wonderful!

- Miri

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Will Work for Minis

"Will work for minis". And I mean it too. Though, mostly, I'd just like my job at Norm's back.

And a house. I'd really like a house again. And if I get a job at Norm's, I can have both! Minis AND a house to put them in. Right? Right.

I got bored in the fairy realms. The fae are BO-RING. The world of humans is much more interesting. I missed it.

And I missed some of the humans in it too.

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Support BJD Artists Day

I'm not in the BJD hobby anymore, but I think this is important.

Today has been declared Support the BJD Artists day, and even without being in the hobby, I'm proud to lend my support to them. The amazing dreamers turned sculptors who create these gorgeous dolls should not be stolen from. Recasting their doll is no more flattering than breaking into their house and stealing their TV.

So Lenore and Cybelle have a message for today.

Without the artists, there ARE no more BJDs.

No recasts.


- Wendy

Monday, October 13, 2014

And Now For Something Completely Different....

I've become addicted to clothespin dolls.

Seriously. Clothes pin dolls.

They're adorable. They're simple. They're cheap. They're so fun to make. And their creative potential is AWESOME.

So I'm making one every day for a year, and photographing it and sharing it here:

I'm only on day 2.

Day one was this zombie fellow -

And so it begins.

So, if you like clothespin dolls, or if you make clothespin dolls, or if you just want to see what I'm up to, that's where you'll find me:

A Clothespin a Day...  A Clothespin Doll 365 project.

See you there! Bring clothespins!

- Wendy

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Midnight in the Dollhouse

Hi everyone who still sees this even though Miranda is gone. *waving* Hello!

I wanted to tell you that I started a new blog. Just for miniatures this time.

Oh, I can't promise there won't be dolls from time to time (they are miniatures too, after all) but they won't be the focus like they were here.

You can find the new blog here, if you like -  Midnight in the Dollhouse

If you like dollhouses, miniatures, and photographs of miniatures you might just like it. Because those are all the things I like, and that's what the blog is about! :)

Anyway, just wanted to let you know. See you at the new blog!

Companion to Miranda
Midnight in the Dollhouse

Friday, August 29, 2014

Miranda Wandered

All of the pixies have wandered away, back to their pixie homelands where they are safe, and sound and happy.

But you can check out "Other Places to Wander" on the right of this page, to find more awesome adventures to follow!

It's been a long, strange, but mostly wonderful trip. Thank you.

- Wendy

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Just an Update from Norm's

Oh look, more rain. I don't remember moving to Seattle. Huh. So aside from being a little damp, things at Norm's are great!

Annual August sale - going GREAT!

 Summer Sale!!!

Did you hear something?

Anyway, the Summer Sale is going along swimmingly and I remain an awesome spokes pixie (because seriously, who doesn't need an awesome spokes pixie?)

The "Put Yourself in Our Place" selfie contest is going pretty good too. I had to withdraw my selfie from the contest, 'cause I work here again, but that just means YOU should come visit us at Norm's and enter! You could win a gift certificate! Just for taking a selfie!

Our little raffle structure for the September Miniatures Show is DONE! And I'm really pleased with it.

A little bit of moss gives just a nice touch of color. MY idea, of course.

The inside is all finished. Hardwood floor, baseboard, crown molding. I am really liking this wallpaper.

I think I will make it into a glass animal shop if I win it.  Oh yes, I am totally entering the raffle for this.

Never trust a builder who doesn't want to own their own building.

Just sayin'.

There'll be other cool stuff in the raffle as well. Probably not as cool as my building, but you never know. They get cool stuff at the show.

Some lucky person/pixie will be claiming the keys to this building! Could be you! Might be me! (I hope it's me. Nothing personal.)

But now is not the time to rest, even though THAT building is done...

 Now it's on to this gigantic building.

I'm turning this into an art gallery. In a week or so.

My art procurement person is bringing me art the 16th, so I have to have it kind of done so we can figure out where all the art goes.  It's ambitious, I know. Especially considering I have no idea what I'm doing.

But when has not knowing what I was doing ever stopped me before?

*shrug* Wish me luck anyway! 

- Miri

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Progress Marches On - #2

Stucco is up and drying! This little building is coming along pretty quickly now. 

 We've done a lot with the inside since I last showed it to you too.

It's almost finished. Oooooh, the potential!

It could be a little shop, or a studio, or anything! I'd make it into a little shop, I think. With shelves everywhere. But I just like shops, I guess.

It's so close to done, we went ahead and autographed it. Wendy & David autographed the bottom. I left my autograph on one of the corners. Little different from theirs, but I like it. 

This is going to be a great little building for whoever wins the raffle for it at the September miniatures show.

Could be you! What would YOU make this little shop into? Hmm?

- Miri

Monday, August 11, 2014

Progress Marches On - #1

So our little donation is coming right along. 

 It's because my crew (that would be David and Wendy) have a great supervisor (that would be me).

The brick is up, and it looks pretty good. 

 Needs something though. Some color. We probably need to crack it and add some pretty, green moss.

 Where's my sledge hammer?

Just kidding.... or, am I?

- Miri

Sunday, August 10, 2014

The September Projects

More rain. But that's okay, there's a LOT to do inside Norm's today.

We've got two big projects to finish for the museum's annual September Show. And this is one of them.

This is going to be an art gallery. Yeah... well, eventually. First...a slightly smaller (and slightly simpler) project.

This little structure is going to be our donation to the museum raffle at the September Show.

Just a simple little shop. David normally makes our structures, but he's busy with this huge refurbish so this is from a kit, which is okay too.

A little bit of aging solution, the floor is polished and we're well on our way!

I can influence lots of things, and get things to do what I want. But making things dry faster is not something I can do. So, time to go home.

To my NEW (old) home, the Green Elephant! It's perfect!

This is a lot bigger than the apartment over the toy shop. It's all roomy and awesome.

Feels like home!
So yeah, that was my day. Rainstorm, construction, and home to my awesome new apartment.

Hope your day was awesome too. See you later!

Night night.

- Miri