Saturday, April 7, 2012

margaret_loves springtime!

...and Easter, and chocolate eggs, and bunny rabbits!
Happy Easter, everyone!

Friday, April 6, 2012

margaret_loves aqua again

While I still had my blue polka-dot place mat up as an accent wall, I made a quick boy's bedroom. The matching headboard is from a notebook cover that happened to match. 

margaret_loves aqua

I spotted a place mat today at Wal-Mart for $1, and I purchased it solely for its mini potential. It is translucent, and I thought it could make a cool wall or modern screen with the light coming through it. I taped it up on the window side of our Ikea Expedit room divider/cube shelving. Initially, I thought the pattern suited a children's room or maybe a toy store, or perhaps a colorful kitchen, and someday I might do just that. But I finally decided on a bathroom, and I was able to incorporate many of my own creations and re-purposed items along with some swap items from studioseven (Mini*Aesthetics). I don't actually own any miniature bathroom fixtures, but I have made some of my own. The shower is made from a plastic box, part of a plastic notebook cover, and stainless steel contact paper on Lego tile. The tub is a soap dish with earring backs for taps and clip-on earring backs for feet. The sink is a cardboard box with thumbtack and beads for handles and knobs. The towels and rug are cut from a washcloth.

Sunday, April 1, 2012

margaret_loves a finished challenge

I am so glad to have a great group of followers and miniature blogger to join in on my first mini-challenge! With such a new blog, it is amazing to already have found a supportive community to share ideas and inspiration! 
The challenge was based on taking a patterned paper to use as jumping off point for a room or miniature scene. The paper itself should be bold, and possibly chosen at random/out of your comfort zone. It was meant to be a creative challenge, and a challenge it was. I honestly found myself wondering what the heck I was thinking bright pink and animal print? :) It took at least three different setups before I decided to just call it quits, and pick some photos. Here it is, loud and wild...

Frankly, I am relieved to slink back into my comfort zone now that this is over...

Please go and check out the creative and bold designs by my fellow bloggers who also love a challenge!
Mini*Aesthetics created a colorful, modern kitchen
Jazzi Minis designed an eclectic and lovely scene for a faux magazine cover
Mad for Mod is ambitiously building a modern loft bed for an adorable owl themed children's bedroom (with paper selected by her son) 
I am so impressed everyone! Now it is time for one of you to come up with another challenge for us! That's right, I just challenged you to come up with an idea for another challenge!