Yes, More to Come!

To those of you wondering, and asking, when the next post will be, it’s in the works. Our summer turned much busier than anticipated–Noel is painting like crazy, we have a new dog (Alice, see below), the yard doth sprout weeds, etc.  I apologize for the delay in getting back to the blog. Coming soon: a two-parter on the Frosty Malt Shop, once I get the photos edited and in place. Thank you for remaining my loyal subscribers, I’ll try to do better for you in the future. Please stay tuned!

Alice surprised

Alice surprised


About smallhousepress

In 1974, my husband Noel and I began building aged miniature houses for collectors and museums. We were 70's dropouts. We quit our careers in advertising--art director and writer, respectively--and escaped Los Angeles in a VW camper and a Bug for a simpler life on the coast of Washington State. From a tiny studio in our home, we built 64 houses and buildings. Our specialty was aging--making a structure that reflected the scars and wrinkles of time, the elements, and human habitation. In the 80s we began teaching our techniques in workshops around the country, and I began to write our how-to's in Nutshell News and Miniature Collector. In 2000 we migrated across the Columbia to Astoria, OR, where , in 2011, we retired from miniatures. We are Fellows of the International Guild of Miniature Artisans and taught at their annual school in Castine, ME. By avocation I am a writer and poet. The blog is my way of working back into a writing routine, as well as recording what we did, and what we learned along the way.
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14 Responses to Yes, More to Come!

  1. Patty Adamson says:

    Look forward to the Frosty’s Malt Shop. At least you have weeds, we are so hot and terribly dry here in Texas (near San Antonio).

  2. Kathryn Rubidoux says:

    What a darling little dog! She’s too cute for words!

  3. karen608 says:

    So understand busy in the summertime. I spend much time cutting weeds down by hand as I tame this place…You do minis, I am doing fullsized house/yard. Thanks for the update and your new
    dog Alice is a sweetie.

  4. Jane Elgass says:

    Alice is ADORABLE!!!!! Jane Elgass

    • Jane, She is quite adorable, in every way. A rescue dog, found on a highway in CA in Jan., shipped to a no-kill shelter in WA, then to a foster home in OR, where we were the first to find her. She has very short legs.

  5. Cindy Adams says:

    Awwwwwww…Welcome to a wonderful new life Dear Alice…So happy for you guys..If you ever do visit Castine again,be sure to bring Alice..

  6. Catherine Ronan says:

    Oh boy Alice, you sure got lucky. I am sure you love your new home & family. I hope you will let us know how you are getting along in future posts. 🙂

  7. Linda Master says:

    Alice is precious! And oh so lucky 🙂

  8. Anna K. says:

    What a darling little dog Alice is! I will look forward to seeing the malt shop…

  9. gael says:

    what a cutie!! you’re both so lucky to have found each other.

  10. Good to hear from you again and yes indeed- summer is a busy place! Can’t wait fir the new blog! BA Shields

  11. Corky Anderson says:

    Well Alice is just darling… no wonder your focus is elsewhere. Your loyal readers welcome a new posting whenever it happens…. no pressure. Enjoy the summer, enjoy the weeds… enjoy Alice and the painting Noel.

    OX Corky

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