This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Fri, March 29 2019 6:30 PM UTC +00:00.
Making modern miniatures has been such a fun and fulfilling hobby in my life! As I've shared my projects, I've noticed many other crafters getting excited about the potential of this hobby in their own lives. The problem is, many people don't know where to start or how to find miniatures that fit their modern aesthetic.
I want to write a series of informative and inspiring e-courses to help people learn fresh and modern ways to finish dollhouses and room boxes, making them look like actual spaces we'd love in real life. But more than that, I'd like to sell unique furniture kits with all of the components a person would need to make their own 1:12 scale furnishings for their miniature projects. No woodworking required! I'd do the stuff that requires power tools— the end user would just need scissors, glue, and maybe some paint or wood stain.
Dollhouses aren't just for children! If you enjoy interior design and working with your hands, this hobby is for you. The art of making and designing miniature interiors offers a fun and affordable way to plan, renovate, and complete an interior space without upheaving one's entire home and life. Modern miniatures is just interior design on a smaller scale— literally!
If you're someone with modern design sensibilities just getting into the miniatures world, you'll notice a substantial gap in the market. Sure, you can find miniatures that suit a more contemporary design aesthetic, but they're often available at a higher price point. You'll quickly learn how expensive the hobby can be if you go about it from just a shopper's perspective. And truly, much of the fun in the hobby comes from the craft of it. I want to equip you with everything you need to design and make your dream mini home. I'll share detailed tutorials for special flooring, wall treatments, fireplaces, and even curtains that look like something you'd want in your real home. And beyond that, I'll offer miniature furniture kits that get you halfway there when it comes to building your dream furniture, in 1:12 scale.
Sound like fun? I think so too! I've been spending most of my waking hours planning tutorials and kits, trying new methods, failing, and then perfecting them so I can share what I've learned with you. Sometimes it takes a few times to build a chair before I figure out the best and easiest way to do it. I've spent hours planning out how to prepare each component so that when it arrives at your door, all you'll need are scissors and glue to build it yourself. All of this takes a lot of time and consideration, which is why I've decided to ask for your help in funding this venture.
Risks and challenges
Many of my ideas are things that I've never seen done before in the miniatures world. Making a terrazzo floor has required quite a bit of trial and error! I have a so many real-life interiors saved as inspiration for ideas I'd like to try in miniature. If they work out, you'll get to see the entire process and learn my tips and tricks. But sometimes the ideas I try simply won't work out, and that will eat up time and money. I'm hoping to have the e-courses ready by Summer, but sometimes things take longer than planned, considering I'm attempting everything for the first time.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter