Tuesday, May 26, 2009


I haven't been doing as many mini related things lately because it's the brief part of the year the weather in Pittsburgh is actually delightful! This weekend we went out with friends for brunch and sat outside and I drank a frozen mimosa (sounds strange but very very tasty!). With the summer coming up, many free days are taken up by Sandcastle (water park with a bar!) and all sorts of only-in-summer things. Also, the Sims 3 is coming out in a few weeks, and I'm really excited for a new video game!

Here are some of the things I bought/ made recently.

This is my Lorne (from the TV show Angel) action figure I found at this cool store in the mall. He came with some great 1/12 accessories, too, like a microphone and stand, speaker, vodka, and cocktail glass. The Buffy/ Angel action figures always come with some fun accessories!
This is what I got in the mail today (oops! and when I got home I ordered a bathing suit and sandals from J.Crew!). The Bozart set with shipping was $20, the unfinished but built kitchen cabinets retail in the HBS catalog for around $10-$15 each and I got them for $5 each (2 wall cabinets and 2 standing ones) and the HOM bed kit was less than $10. I buy these kits when they are cheap. I think I can make some of the dresser kits into more contemporary looking furniture.
A close up of the Bozart kitchen set outside of packaging. So cute! The little tumblers are perfect! Some of the best modern mini dishes I have seen.

Also, here are the bed (Daisy House kit) and end table (HOM kit) I built for my niece's dollhouse. I still have to glue together some bedding, but it's pretty cute. I wanted it to be more "shabby chic" than pure blinding white. The night table has scrapbook paper lining the shelf, and also lining the inside of the drawer.
Also, in case you didn't think I had other hobbies (or, daresay, a life?!) here is a picture of some real life sugar cookies I made last week (it was still on my camera when I downloaded these pics). The colors were meant to be spring like. They were really good, alas, I should have been thinking about bathing suit season.

I am also trying to build a mini tulip table out of a dowel, some circle woodsies, and paperclay, but I got frustrated with it and took a break! I hope to see and talk to you all soon! Enjoy these first fabulous weeks of summer!


callsmall said...

WAIT...you got the Bozart kitchen set for $20????

tarkus said...

Yeah, I bid on it expecting someone to outbid me, and then I kind of hoped someone did becuase for the last few months I have been an insane shop-a-holic, but yes, $20... now if I only I could find the white Bozart living room!

callsmall said...

Lucky duck! I'm sure you're aware that there's a living room on eBay now -- http://cgi.ebay.com/NEW-Bozart-Kaleidoscope-White-Living-Room-Sofa-Set-NIB_W0QQitemZ180360780529QQcmdZViewItemQQptZDecorative_Collectibles?hash=item29fe571af1&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14&_trkparms=72:1205|66:2|65:12|39:1|240:1318|301:1|293:1|294:50

tarkus said...

Thanks for the heads up... I actually haven't gone onto Ebay since last week. I'm going to have to go on Intervention, I swear!

Pubdoll said...

That Bozart set was a bargain!
And the living room set only ships to the US, how disappointing is that!
The sugar cookies looked really jummy! Loved the colours!
Nice to see you are on Flickr too!
I enjoyed watcing your houses there and all your fantastic wallpapers!

AF4564 said...

Haha, I am SO EXCITED for The Sims 3! I had no idea any other bloggers liked The Sims. Only 5 more days for the US!

tarkus said...

I'm such a dork, I pre-ordered the game, even. I'm not even that into video games, unless they are creator-y type things like SimCity or RollerCoaster Tycoon. I can't wait to make sim versions of me and my boyfriend.

Kathi said...

Your sugar cookies look yummy! Did you make the plate too?