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My Miniature Obsession

My Miniature Obsession

By Rachel Karpf; Mic Drop Miniatures
This Podcast is about all things Miniature! We will explore the world of minis and all it’s raw talent, dedication, patience and the new energy of this art form! We will also hear from Miniature hobbyists and professionals from around the world! We will gain insight into their biggest struggles, wins and frustrations. I hope to inspire and encourage you on your Miniature adventure; because all things ordinary because extraordinary in Miniature!
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Lanakila Iesū- Miniaturist

My Miniature Obsession

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My Miniature Obsession

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What are your Passions?
In this episode I share with you how and WHY I got started on this Miniature Adventure. I'm finally living my dream and Doing what I love. I hope you enjoy my Story.  How to find Kelly: https://www.medicinalmessages.com/ Want to be a guest? Please reach out: rachel@micdropminiatures.com
14:08
September 15, 2021
Cassie- a 2 and 3D designer with a passion for smol.
Meet Cassie of Tinker Belle Makes! She's a Miniaturist that loves to integrate her digital and technical skills into her work. She fully dedicated to a life of learning and it shows as she is always up on the newest technology.  Follow along as she shares her process on Instagram daily! https://www.instagram.com/tinkerbellemakes/ Also, be sure to visit her website where she share tips, tutorials, fails and best of all... FREEBIES! https://tinkerbellemakes.com/ LET'S CONNECT: website>>> https://www.micdropminiatures.com instagram>>> https://www.instagram.com/micdropminiatures facebook>>> https://www.facebook.com/MicDropMiniatures pinterest>>> https://www.pinterest.com/micdropminiatures
33:42
September 8, 2021
Kenzie Leigh and her Journey with Miniatures
I had the privilege of talking with Kenzie! On Instagram she takes us through her journey of Renovating a Dollhouse! She shares her wins and frustrations.  You can follow her journey on Instagram @leighscraft LET'S CONNECT:  website>>> https://www.micdropminiatures.com instagram>>> https://www.instagram.com/micdropminiatures facebook>>> https://www.facebook.com/MicDropMiniatures pinterest>>> https://www.pinterest.com/micdropminiatures
40:33
August 18, 2021
Stacey Lynn of Vintage Dollhouse Shop
Do you Love Vintage Dollhouses and Accessories? If so, this is the Episode for you!  Listen as I talk with Stacey of Vintage Dollhouse Shop! She has a mission of Helping vintage miniatures find loving new homes. https://www.instagram.com/vintagedollhouseshop/
45:01
August 6, 2021
NAME President- Roy Moore
Meet Roy Moore, the President of NAME which stands for NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF MINIATURES ENTHUSIASTS.  So what is NAME: its has been organized to serve the miniature collector and builder, and its object is to create, stimulate and maintain a national interest in all matters pertaining to miniatures, to serve as a clearing house for ideas relating to miniature collecting and building, and to encourage new and creative talent. You can find NAME’s website at miniatures.org Also… while there check out the logo I created for NAME! It’s for their 50th Anniversary Celebration! If you can’t find it there you can find it on the IG as I just posted it today. My handle is: @micdropminiatures LET'S CONNECT:  website>>> https://www.micdropminiatures.com instagram>>> https://www.instagram.com/micdropminiatures facebook>>> https://www.facebook.com/MicDropMiniatures pinterest>>> https://www.pinterest.com/micdropminiatures
47:51
July 22, 2021
Shelley Acker; Talented, Knowledgable, Friendly and Fun Miniaturist!
Shelley Acker is the owner of Freedom Miniatures; one of very few miniature stores in all of Canada, is located in Kentville, NS. The Shop showcases dollhouse accessories, furniture and products as well as supplies. It also features finished works by Shelley. In addition to being a must see shop for dollhouse enthusiasts, Freedom Miniatures also carries quality supplies such as Vallejo brand paints and pigments, basswood scale lumber, landscaping products and tools sought  after who build model train layouts, dioramas and carry out model making  of all sorts. Freedom Miniatures is a great place to explore creativity and enjoy some time in a small world all your own. Shelley Can be found at freedomminiatures.com LET'S CONNECT:  website>>> https://www.micdropminiatures.com instagram>>> https://www.instagram.com/micdropminiatures facebook>>> https://www.facebook.com/MicDropMiniatures pinterest>>> https://www.pinterest.com/micdropminiatures ENTER GIVEAWAY>>> https://kingsumo.com/g/fe9wfq/the-ultimate-dollhouse-miniature-subscription-box-giveaway
35:24
July 7, 2021
Discovering Your Passion and How to Live a Life You Love
Are you living a life of purpose? Finding your passion can change your life; its like finding your personal Life road map. When you know what your passion is, you feel motivated, inspired, and so much clearer about what your next step should be.
13:16
June 26, 2021
Jen Paton- All things Creepy Miniatures
Jen is a very talented miniaturist- that specializes in Creepy Miniature Creations!   Learn more about her artistic process, hear about her impactful creative techniques and how she’s been able to push the boundaries of traditional dollhouse design. You can find Jen at Facebook Marketplace; Jen Paton.  Enjoy! 
34:58
June 10, 2021
Preston Poling- Fraiser Enthusiast and Miniaturist
Preston may be a newbie to the Miniature World but you can't tell by looking at his work! He is a fan of the Frasier Show; an American television sitcom that was broadcast on NBC for 11 seasons, ending 2004. Preston constructed of a 1/12 scale replica of the apartment seen in the show. The name of his project is known as "The Frasier Project" and can be seen here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/724126841661080/.  The Best part of Preston's creations is that 100% of the proceeds go to "Ranger's Project", a charity for a local Animal Shelter. Miniatures that make a difference! Love it!  Hope you enjoy our conversation! Make sure to check out Preston's work on Facebook and also here: www.micdropminiatures.com/blog/fraiserproject
53:43
May 24, 2021
Kerry & Laurie; Best Friends and Business Partners
In this Episode I chat with Kerry and Laurie of 2Stinkincuteminis! They are best friends that started a very successful Miniature Business on Etsy. I loved hearing about how a simple Miniature Gift started it all! I hope that you enjoy this conversation as well. Please make sure to find and follow them on Instagram. Their handle is @2Stinkincuteminis. 
29:51
May 5, 2021
Ruth Stewart; Miniaturist & NAME Board Member
Ruth is the owner of Stewart Dollhouse Creations in Montana. Everyone in Ruth's Family is involved in their business, even her kids. I love seeing what they are all going to come up with next! Check out Ruth's Creations at Stewartdollhousecreations.com Enjoy! 
52:54
April 15, 2021
Lanakila Iesū- Miniaturist
Today I share with you a conversation I had with Lanakila! She’s a very talented Miniaturist that creates very clean and professional looking pieces. She created a Bath House with Working water features! I wouldn’t even know where to begin to do something like that!  You can Find her creations at: https://www.facebook.com/Lanakila-Ies%C5%AB-Dollhouse-Miniature-Crafting-115346616498780/ Also, do yourself a favor and check out her Bath House here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eSvyAxiHbyc In this Episode I also share a very exciting project we are working on! If you want to be part of it join our group here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/miniaturesclub
30:39
March 22, 2021
Marta Chade; Crochet Extraordinaire
Do you find it challenging to knit or crochet like I do? Now imagine making that same quilt for a dollhouse! Mind blowing, right? That's what happened to me when I stumbled upon Marta's work! She creates 1:12 scale crocheting projects that are out of this world! I loved my conversation with Marta, so kindhearted and wildly creative! I hope you enjoy it as well.  Find Marta on Instagram: @missxade  OR at: MissXadeMiniatures.com
25:47
March 10, 2021
Amy Yates- Little Vintage Lane
Listen to the conversation I had with Amy of Little Vintage Lane! She's a very talented Miniaturist, creating Modern Farmhouses that I wish I could live in! She's also very generous and shares her tips, tricks and techniques on her blog: www.littlevintagelane.com.  Enjoy! 
41:26
February 26, 2021
Priscilla- Back at it after a 16 year Hiatus
On today's Episode I chatted with Priscilla of @priscillaminis on IG! Priscilla is back at creating Miniatures after 16 years. She's a very talented Miniaturist, Painter and Drawer! Her other art mediums can be found at @priscilladraws on IG. Please follow her so you don't miss out on her beautiful creations!  I'm envious that Priscilla has dollhouses and accessories from her childhood! She also shares an amazing story about her community. She's inspired me to start something similar in my own community; Details will be available soon!  Take a listen and Enjoy! 
28:22
February 17, 2021
Meet Stevie! I very talented Artist and Musician who is getting back into Miniatures!
Meet Stevie! A very talented Artist and Musician who is getting back into the Dollhouse Miniature World. He talks about the Beacon Hill he recently completed. He shares his wins and struggles with the house.  I share photos of his work on my IG page, Check it out! @micdropminiatures
28:44
February 4, 2021
Amazing Miniatures that also tell a Wonderful Story!
Meet Andrea of Tiny Tales of Andrea Kaups! Andrea recused a dollhouse from a Trash Can and now is telling an amazing story from within the walls of the house. Follow along with the story at: www.facebook.com/groups/TinyTalesofAndreaKaups
22:51
January 24, 2021
Meet Emily as she talks about Making Minis using recycled materials!
Emily is a High School Math teacher in New York City. She stumbled upon Dollhouse Miniatures during quarantine and has made several beautiful creations in her short time as a miniaturist. She has a goal of making her mini creations sustainable, using recycled materials she finds. Find Emily on Instagram: @greenminihouse
18:11
January 17, 2021
40 Year Childhood Dollhouse gets a Renovation!
Listen as I chat with Victoria and how's she fortunate enough to still have her childhood dollhouse! She explains why she's renovating the dollhouse and how memories of her childhood come flooding back as she's redecorating the tiny walls and floors. Check out her renovation progress on her IG handle: @hansendollhousereno
50:27
January 8, 2021
New Year means New Beginnings
Welcome to 2021! Let's explore what 2020 did for miniatures and why I'm saying HELL YES to 2021!
09:26
January 6, 2021
Retired Teacher getting back to her other passion!
Meet Janet Edgecomb Roller! A recently retired Teacher getting back into her Miniatures. Janet is very humble; stating she's not that skilled but I think otherwise! Let's have a listen! 
30:60
January 1, 2021
Meet Miniaturist Terry Cline Burrows!
Meet Terry, the owner of Simple Shacks Miniatures! Terry has been a collector and mini maker for over 40 years! She shares with us her vast knowledge of Dollhouse Miniatures and explains how she got started making and selling roomboxes and sheds. Also, hear how she won the lottery! She didn't win the lottery just one time, she WON IT TWICE! The Miniature Lottery that is! I hope you enjoy this episode. 
52:16
December 19, 2020
My Grandparent’s Kitchen! Ahhh.... all the memories.
Come take a tour of my grandparents kitchen. I created a miniature replica so my family can cherish the memories forever! View photos of the room box on my Instagram page; @micdropminiatures
10:34
December 7, 2020
Introduction: Who Am I and Why Am I Here
Come find out Who am I and why I started this Podcast.
10:41
November 16, 2020
November 3, 2020
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November 3, 2020