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Just wondering..... April 04, 2017 10:51

Since there doesn't seem to be a way to notify people when there is a new blog post, I was wondering if anyone sees these.  So, here's a little test.  If you read this, drop me an email at desertminis@gmail.com, and I'll send you a special discount coupon for a future purchase.  Janet

Mexican Foods Restocked! November 21, 2016 11:42

Another really busy and successful couple of weeks here with respect to making little foods.  I got all the Mexican food product line restocked.  You can see it all by choosing Foods then Ethnic Foods from the menu, but here are some samples (click the photos to link to the item listing directly.)  We've got taco salads, enchiladas with egg, a taco plate, chips and salsa and, maybe most importantly, strawberry margaritas! 

 

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More restocking! Holiday foods are available again! November 05, 2016 09:12

It's been a busy week. I've restocked (deep breath...it's a long list!):  turkey, ham, string beans, dinner rolls, tossed salads, carrots, stuffing, mashed potatoes and gravy, cranberry sauce and jello salad!  Whew....

Here's a peek at some of the restocked items!

 

Happy Yummy Holidays! 


Halloween Cupcakes: new and restocked! October 29, 2016 06:51

Been thinking about Halloween this week.  In honor of this well-loved holiday, the Halloween cupcakes have been restocked.  And a new set of cupcakes (eyeballs!) just for Halloween has been introduced.

 


Next Year's Classes! October 24, 2016 06:21

I've applied to teach workshops at all three NAME shows next year; Sacramento, Alexandria and Scranton.  I don't know whether or not I've been accepted for Scranton, but if not, I'll still be offering the class somewhere!  But I've been in an "interesting container" mode lately.  The Sacramento class is an apple themed kitchen in a glass apple globe, the Alexandria class is a fair food booth in a popcorn box and the Scranton class is a Kitty Playroom (for cats!) in a cute cat frame!  Hope everyone likes these as much as I've enjoyed making them!


Many drinks restocked and some new ones introduced! August 29, 2016 11:18

Okay, let's start with the MOST fun...a new product!  It's an assortment of cocktails; three different cocktails for $15.  The assortments may vary but all the drinks have something interesting about them (they're not just resin in glasses.)  They might have twists, fruit garnishes, ice, etc.  Here are a couple samples.  Click the pics to go the listing on the website. 

 

Most other "adult beverages" have also been restocked, including wine, martinis, cosmos, and champagne!  Time for a big party!


Accessories for your mini-pets! August 22, 2016 12:48

Two new kits are now available; both with 3D printed pieces that just need a little paint and some gluing (well...the kitty condo takes a little more time!)  The Cat Accessory kit includes a kitty condo, litter box, two cat beds and several dishes.  The Dog Accessory kit includes a dog house, two dog beds, and several dishes.  Click the photos for more info! 

 


New Roombook, New Food Kit, New RT Kits and New Pages! August 04, 2016 15:31

Just updated the website and added a new page...the Customer Gallery.  These are few pics that people have sent over the last couple years to show you what real live miniaturists have done with their Desert Minis kits!  If you want your work in the gallery, send me a picture.  If you already sent a picture and aren't seeing it in the gallery, please don't be offended.  That means that I filed it away in a very safe place...and it would help if you would send it again!

I've also added several new products.  There's a new roombook kit; a garden shed.  The pic here shows it with the potting bench kit as well as the assorted plant pots kit.  Too cute! 

And for you foodies out there, I've got a new food kit...candies! 

And a couple new roundtables, available in quarter, half and one inch scales.  The first is a fairy garden in a birdbath and the second is an assortment of southwest style pots. 

Want more info?  Click on the pictures to see the whole listing. 

     


Apple Pie and Chocolate...Yum June 18, 2016 17:45

More things restocked last week.  I'm on a roll! 

For you kit lovers out there, the No-Bake Chocolate Assortment is back in stock.  No baking required for this one.  You're basically assembling and painting this one.  Easy peasy.  And CHOCOLATE!

And for pie lovers, the apple pie prep board (not a kit, but a finished product) has also been restocked.

 

 


More products restocked! June 07, 2016 08:14

Watermelon on a plate is back!  Click on the photos below to see product details. 

Also our popular Tea for Two and Scones for Two.  This is the last of the Tea for Two...after these are sold out, they're gone for good (unless I can figure out an easier way to make them!)

 


New Kits Coming! May 20, 2016 08:21

We've got new kits coming!  These will be offered on the QC website starting June 1, but if you want 'em now, let me know!  These are decorative shelves (contents not included...just the shelves) and are priced at just $4 each. 3D printed, so just paint and fill!

Also what house doesn't have books!  Either on shelves or tables or nightstands or....

So there's a new book kit as well.  You get 40 books of various sizes with all the covers pre-printed for you.  Just glue them in place and you're ready to do.  Priced at $8 for the whole set!

         

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Snack foods are restocked April 06, 2016 17:14

Potato Chips, Pretzels and Puffed Cheese Snacks are all restocked.  This will be last time that the puffed cheese snacks will be made.   There is a note in the product description indicating that these will be discontinued once sold out.  So if you're dying for "cheetos", you should hurry!  Click the photos to see the full product listing.

 


Lemonade, Iced Tea and Colas are restocked March 30, 2016 00:00

Several drinks have been restocked, including lemonade, pink lemonade, iced tea and colas.  The lemonades and iced teas have lemon wedges and ice in the glass.  The cola has visible ice cubes peeking out of the top of the glasses (ice floats, you know!)  These are the last time I'll be making any of these for awhile.  If I can figure out a different way to make them, I'll reintroduce them, but for now, this is it!  So get 'em while the getting is good.

 


Picnic foods restocked! March 17, 2016 17:01

I've recently restocked inventory of picnic foods.  Hamburgers with lettuce and tomato, Hot Dogs with Potato Chips and unplated burgers and hotdogs and buns that you can toss on the grill or on a serving dish for your picnic table.  Enjoy! 


Latest Restocking! March 10, 2016 12:01

I actually managed to make a WHOLE LOT OF PIES this week!  So exciting.  I've also restocked some of the Italian foods including the spaghetti prep, spaghetti plate, lasagna in a pan and a lasagna plate.  Check them out!   Here's a secret....if they're not sold out, some of these will be on sale at The Mini Miniature Show next week!

 


New Product Offerings: Diner Furnishings February 13, 2016 15:07

I've released several new kits, all 3D printed so little to no assembly required.  Just paint and use!  Use your own papers for the table tops to coordinate with your own diner.  Quarter scale, of course....but....I've printed a few of these in micro scale (1/144) and will be happy to make these on a custom basis if you want them.  Just contact me at desertminis@gmail.com for more info.

 


Christmas Cookie Kit and Christmas Cookie Roombook! November 24, 2015 10:45

This new workshop features one of the things we love most about the holidays!  Christmas Cookies!  This is not a clay workshop...everything is 3D printed...even the cookies!  You just get to frost them (and that's the most fun part anyway!)  Kit includes table and chairs, cookies, table decorations and serving dishes and sells for $25 plus shipping ($4 US, $7 Canada, $9 everywhere else).  Cookies include stars, snowmen, Christmas trees, gingerbread men, mittens and holly.  You'll need a basic toolkit as well as slick fabric paints (for frosting) and a bit of satin/matte finish. 

You can also get the new Christmas Cookie Roombook kit.  This sells for $25 and comes with the open book, two closed books, papers and plastic display case.  Complimentary shipping on the roombook when ordered with the Christmas Cookie Kit for a limited time only.

These will be available on the website starting December 17th.  You can pre-order by emailing desertminis@gmail.com


New! Craftroom Roombook November 24, 2015 09:22

By request, there's a new roombook kit available!  Shown here in blue, this little craftroom features shelves filled with paints and a little poster that says "I Love Minis."   It's big enough to house the hobby center recently introduced by Desert Minis, Inc.  What a great gift for your mini friends!


Dollhouses for Quarter Scale Dollhouses! New! October 13, 2015 09:21

Desert Minis, Inc.,  is proud to announce a new kit.  This one is Dollhouses for your Quarter Scale Dollhouses!  These tiny dollhouses work out to 1/576 scale!  Don't let that scare you away though...they're 3D printed, one story at a time, so very little assembly required.  Decorate one story at a time, then stack them and finish them off.  You get all the wallpapers, flooring, exterior papers, roofing, doors and windows included in the kit.  You get your basic A-frame with one floor plus an attic, a two story farm house with attic, a two story house with bay windows and a gazebo and a two story house with stairs and a balcony in front and a cellar (with stairs) underneath.  These are being introduced as a workshop at the Wonders In Miniature Online show in late October/early November, but will be on the Desert Minis website after that!

The Wonders in Miniature Show can be found here:

http://wondersinminiature.weebly.com/

Here are the pictures of the new dollhouse kit:

 


Southwest Accessories---NEW! October 13, 2015 09:16

This is the latest from the 3D printers; a collection of Southwest Accessories.  These will be introduced for sale at this weekend's Quarter Connection NAME Day event (October 14-18) and later made available here on the Desert Minis Website.  Check out the NAME Day event here:

http://quarterconnection.com/QC_NAME_Day_2015_Info.html

Here are the Southwest Accessories!  You get rugs, pots, bowls, picture frames and pictures and even two pairs of kokopelli!


Halloween--A special project October 08, 2015 07:17

So, I am not a Halloween person...don't know exactly why.   But my cousin recently asked me to make a filled Halloween Roombook for her...so I got to play a bit!  The kitties and blackbirds are by Barbara Meyer of Mini Gems, but the rest of the furnishings are all designed and 3D printed by me and, of course, I made the eyeball cupcakes and the spider web cupcakes and the blackbird pie.  I also filled the cauldron....anyone for bobbing with apples from a cauldron that is not only bubbling over but that has a skeleton peeking out at you?  

 

Lots of folks have asked about the accessories.  I will be offering these as a kit as part of the NAME Day event on Quarter Connection and, afterwards, on my website.  Watch for them, starting on the 16th, at:  http://quarterconnection.com/QC_NAME_Day_2015_Info.html

Here's a pic of the full accessory kit:


Change to Show Schedule September 11, 2015 12:04

Wanted to get this information out there as soon as I could.  I have cancelled all travel plans for the remainder of 2015 due to personal issues.  There is NOTHING to worry about...just making some time to deal with some things that need to be handled from New Mexico.  For those of you hoping to touch base in San Jose or Cherry Hills, my apologies!  But I hope you enjoy your time at the Good Sam and/or Philly shows.

More restocked products! Pizzas, Valentine Cakes, French Onion Soup... August 27, 2015 12:23

Whoo hoo!  All of the requests for restocking from February 2015 are done!  I know...you're not impressed with my timeliness, but trust me...you should be!   If you're headed to Orlando, order now (save the sales tax) and enter "PickupInOrlando" in the discount box for free shipping.  I'll deliver your order there.  Here's the back-in-stock-for-now items!  The pizzas are on slightly smaller pans now, which I like even better!  

 


New Tutorial Posted August 27, 2015 11:56

I've just posted a new tutorial to the Free Tutorials page on the website.  Ice Cream Sundaes in Three Scales.  This was originally offered as a special gift for the attendees of the NAME Online Group's Mini Weekend "Dog Days of Summer" but it's now here for all of Desert Minis, Inc.'s customers and visitors.