Toy Maker 100% Soft Reveals ‘Dumpster Fire’ Toy As San Diego Comic-Con Exclusive

In a stroke of pure genius, toy maker 100% Soft  creates a San Diego Comic-Con exclusive that perfectly describes the attitude many attendees have toward the show: a Dumpster Fire. This resin toy will be debuted at SDCC and you can find it at booth #1532. There are two versions, purple and blue. Each of the…

Yes, putting candy in your coffee is normal and proper

With today’s fad diets promoting the elimination of refined sugar, candy lovers often feel shamed, told that their favorite foods are “empty calories” or “have no nutritional value.” Now a cafe based in Shanghai, with locations throughout Asia, is fighting back for sugar aficionados worldwide. Sweet Little Rain, created by Mellower Cafe, features a cup … More Yes, putting candy in your coffee is normal and proper

Miniature McDonald’s swarms with live bees

Have you ever wished that thousands of bees would descend upon the strip malls, invading every corner of their sweaty fast food restaurants? Thanks to Swedish set designer Nicklas Nilsson, who created the world’s smallest McDonald’s, that fantasy is now a reality. To rack up some PR points for World Bee Day (May 20), McDonald’s … More Miniature McDonald’s swarms with live bees

The beautifully bizarre art dolls of Pasha Setrova

A Russian artist based in New York, Pasha Setrova creates striking, gaunt ball-jointed doll sculptures with elements of both fashion and fantasy. The results are nothing short of extraordinary. According to her artist statement, Setrova’s influences come from “modern day fashion, textiles, pop culture, her own nomadic childhood history in the tundras of Siberia to … More The beautifully bizarre art dolls of Pasha Setrova

Craft corner: DIY dollhouse plants for dummies

Easy miniature plant tutorials for people with no tools or skills There are thousands of miniature tutorials online, but oftentimes expert crafters with lots of specialized tools and supplies are the intended audience. What I’ve compiled here are some cute fake miniature plants that anyone can make with simple materials. Pot ideas: thimbles, painted or … More Craft corner: DIY dollhouse plants for dummies

Doll shop of delights: a look inside Tiina Customs

Pastel patterned eyelids, vibrant hair, and human/animal synthesis are among the playful doll customizations designed by Tiina Avanhatupa, owner of Tiina Customs doll shop. A Finnish artist based in the UK, Tiina began doll customization as a hobby and now does it full-time. “It is my dream to be able to play with dolls for … More Doll shop of delights: a look inside Tiina Customs

tiny dreams store now open!

I’m delighted to announce the opening of the tiny dreams store, which supports the funding of my tiny house. If you like collector’s dolls, dollhouse miniatures, jewelry, and knick-knacks, please consider stopping by! Click here to see available items. xoxo, tiny dreams

Confectionery, a lost art—or how rainbow sprinkles were made in 1840

“Of latter years, more attention has been paid to cooking; but the handmaiden of that parent art, confectionery, is still neglected and unknown…” —The Complete Confectioner When I found out how rainbow sprinkles are made in a factory, I began to wonder how they were made before industrialization. Was each sprinkle rolled by hand or … More Confectionery, a lost art—or how rainbow sprinkles were made in 1840