Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Sales @ Mini treasures´ fan shop

Don´t we all love sales and making bargains? I decided to start the sales in Mini treasures´ fan shop in Cafe Press today, it will last the rest of this year - so that you can buy something for Seasons e.g. greeting cards. Happy shopping experience!

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Wiki slogan redefined

The slogan of the wiki used to be:

Mini treasures wiki - Connecting dollhouse people

but I just redefined it, now it is:

Mini treasures wiki - Connecting mini makers & collectors world-wide.

Any comments?

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Button for Advent calendar

I am so excited about the Advent calendar in Mini treasures wiki - already one third of the windows are reserved - and I introduced the concept only 2 days ago. :) Take this button and add it to your blog or web site to promote the Advent calendar - this year the Christmas eve will come too fast, I can assure you. ;)

Monday, October 12, 2009

Advent calendar

I have loved advent calendars since I was a kid. I never stopped buying one for myself and recently I have had miniature calendars, some got from swaps, some bought (Lundby has made cool calendars). Three years ago I introduced a picture calendar in Nukkekotiwiki and it was really popular among the miniaturists. We have had it for 3 years now and now that we have the new wiki I am bringing the concept there too.

The idea is that people reserve themselves windows and then they fill the page with something related to Christmas miniatures.

Read more from Advent calendar and join - it will be so fun!

PS. Before Christmas there is Halloween, check the tips&hints for your projects.

Adding a calendar to your page

Linda from Little Roomers shared a great tip : how to add a calendar gadget to your dollhouse blog. Good idea!

So add a gadget called Feed in your Blogspot blog and give this url: http://30boxes.com/rss/7946313/Minitreasurespbwikicom/338680de87dc957a06229c787d3fac97/0/ so that you will always now what is happening in the mini world :). (Don´t forget also to add the happenings to the calendar).

Another Feed you could add is the recent changes in the wiki feed: http://minitreasures.pbworks.com/rss.xml .

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Translation help needed

It would be nice if the Mini treasures Flickr group´s rules could be translated to as many languages as possible. The rules are simple:

"The Mini treasures group pictures from Flickr are shown in the slide show on the main page of the wiki (minitreasures.pbworks.com) and some of the pictures may be added in the sub pages as well.

The Flickr photos in the wikis are embedded which means that if you move your mouse over the picture you will see the originator and if you click it you will be able to add the comments/favorites in Flickr.

Only Flickr group members can post pictures to the pool."

You can add your translation here or in the comment section of this blog entry. Thank you for helping :).

PS. The pictures in the pool are so cool, you never know what the next picture will be about. :)

Monday, October 5, 2009

Interviewing Carol from SPminiatures

Minitreasures has an account in Twitter and I have been trying to find miniaturists from there. SPMiniatures was the 100th that Minitreasures is following and I wanted to make an interview to celebrate it so here we go again :).

Tell a little about yourself: who you are, where do you come from and what do you do? I'm Carol Singer, I live in New Jersey, USA. I'm a retired biochemist.

Do you have any other hobbies than miniatures? My other hobbies are computers and hiking

When and how did you start doing miniatures? I have always loved miniatures. I built a small dollhouse for my daughter when she was little but I was more interested in it than she was. When I was older and had more time (and money) I bought a kit on impulse. A couple of years later the dollhouse store near me went out of business and I bought their inventory, went into business, and started doing shows. This was in 1995. Then the web came along and I started a website. Now I don't have any time to work on the dollhouses because I'm too busy with the business.

What is your latest/next mini project? My latest/next project is to get back to work on my dollhouses.

How did you find Mini treasures wiki and what is your favorite page in the wiki? I don't remember how I found the Wiki page. I like the link to all the blogs.

Thanks for the interview and hope you have fun time in our wiki! And hopefully you will get time for your own hobby too :).