Sunday, July 20, 2014

Be Kind to Others


(In looking for a photo for this blog post I found this adorable children's art print and it can be found here at RoseHill Design Studio on Etsy )

Be kind to others, it so simple and I am constantly reminded of it and so happy and thankful to see it on a daily basis. It may be something so simple as the man who held the door for me the other day at the mall and then smiled the sweetest smile and told me to have a wonderful day, or a message from a friend but the kindness makes and impact on me. If we all focused on being kind to those who were in our lives, we'd all be better off and much happier. 

With normal life stress, being so busy lately and being a "little" (ok a lot) behind on custom orders I was feeling so overwhelmed and down on myself the other night and I just went to sleep feeling discouraged.  When I woke up the next morning I had a convo in the Etsy shop from a stranger who had just discovered our little shop. It was the type of  message that comes on a dark night when you need encouragement to keep going and I'll tell you the honest truth, I was ready to stop building and stop creating all together. It was her taking the time to write a stranger and say something kind, something she didn't have to say that gave me a little nudge to keep working. Now, it may not have seemed like a lot to her, but to me that next day, it meant the world. So it's kindness that we should all be so thankful for in our own lives and also share with others. 

A smile to a stranger, holding the door, taking time to message a friend, or maybe send a surprise package.. they may seem like no big deal to you but you never know what they might do for the other person. 

Wishing you all a wonderful week ahead, sending love your way ....  xoxoxoxo

Friday, July 18, 2014

Current List

I wanted to bump this to let everyone know where I am and where you are on the list. Sorry again for the delay.

I'm currently three weeks out on starting any new orders at this time xoxoxo

* Myrna finished
* Rio finished 

* Samar (working on furniture)
* Vivienne (next in line)
* Mary (kit)

* Cat (next in line)

* Olga (next in line/whenever ready)
* Carla (to be built when ready)


Thank you so much for being patient. <3 I appreciate that more than you know

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Feeling Blue


I've just finished a new Playscale room for the shop with a pale blue floor and the last remaining piece of my favorite vintage paper. The opposite wall is painted in the same color blue as the floor but the floor has heavy aging/dirtying. I think it turned out very sweetly like a little cottage. The exterior is painted in a cottage cream with white trim inside and out.  This is a one of a kind box in 1:6 scale and ready to ship next week. It is currently listed in the shop so you won't have to wait the usual six weeks for a custom order. 

Unfortunately I cannot accept layaway on this box but if you would like to use the Summer layaway option please place a custom order in my shop. If interested in purchasing this little room you can see it in the Etsy Shop or feel free to Email me JoyfulGirlGypsyH@aol.com 

Hope you're having a beautiful weekend xoxoxox

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Baby Bunny Express

It's hard for me to believe it's Wednesday already and 4:00 in the afternoon! There are probably a hundred more things I would have liked to have done by mid-week and somehow the week is flying past and I can't seem to find enough hours. Maybe five or six more each day would be nice, but how I love to sleep :)




I did manage to get five new bunnies ready for the shop (actually seven but two are spoken for) and those are all I'll have for a little while. These are slightly different than the last but equally adorable. Also a wooden nursery train in pastel colors is ready and listed in the Etsy shop too. There is only one of those so if you want it, better hurry. I think it's really sweet. 

As for the commission list, first of all, thank you for being patient. I am almost finished with the three on the top. Just filling and doing little things and they should all be done this week. Then it's on to the next. Again, I appreciate your patience so much more than you know. With commissions, the Etsy shop orders, building other things for the store and normal life, I really am working as fast as I can. 

Sending you lots of love for a beautiful rest of the week xoxoxox

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Summer Giveaway Winner


The Summer giveaway is now complete and I'm so happy that so many of you decided to join in. I'll be doing a lot more of these so please keep watch here on the blog and also on my Flickr. 


I don't use random number generator because I've read online so many times it's not random at all. In stead I like to go with the old fashioned way of writing down numbers and having my always unbiased fur-helper choose the winner... 

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The winner is #16. I counted down in the comment three times and it is Karine L. http://miniarcenciel.blogspot.com/ 
I'll be contacting you later sweetie or you can feel free to email me. JoyfulGirlGypsyH@aol.com 

Congrats to Karine and thank you all again for joining in. Wishing you a wonderful week ahead xoxoxo

Sunday, June 29, 2014

A new room...for the cutest critters...

When I was little (about five I think) in the early 80's Sylvanian and Maple Town houses and accessories were available at Toys R Us. My parents took me to get my very own house and furniture for it. I had a bear family and a few other animals. There was nothing available like they have now but I loved them so much and they quickly became one of my favorite childhood toys. Fast forwarding twenty-five + years and I still love them just as much but now they make all of those sweet baby animals and an unbelievable amount of accessories and cute things. My love for these little critters made me want to create a roombox for them to offer to others like me who loves them when they were kids and wanted a excuse to collect them now.

I've been wanting to offer this size roombox for a while and just haven't had the time to make it. Those plastic dollhouses just don't work for me and I needed something a little more "grown up". So I've scaled down our best selling mini box (I'll be sure to upload a photo this week of them side by side) and I'll tell you, it is cuter than ever and tinier than ever! Half scale shingles and a teeny little window make this one of the sweetest things I've ever built.


These boxes are three walls with a roof exactly like the larger version. Fully finished and fully trimmed out. This particular one is a white and blue floral wallpaper with a french blue trim that's been delicately dirtied. French blue exterior with white trim on the roof and outside. Dark brown stained floor with white accents.

This size room will now be available to custom order along with the all of the other sizes we offer and I hope you'll love them as much as I do. This little blue room is currently for sale in the Etsy shop for $125.
















Friday, June 27, 2014

A tiny shabby Summer Giveaway!!



I got it done on time! Holy cow that never happens :) Hope you all have been having a wonderful week and looking forward to the weekend. I'm planning on doing little giveaways from now on to thank everyone for the continued business, support and such wonderful encouragement. I'm truly blessed to have so many wonderful talented people in my life. So here's the first version, a shabby little Summer giveaway! 

Please note that all of these are 1:12 scale miniatures. The giveaway includes a pale pink cradle with mint striped bedding and two little pillows, a wooden rabbit ( I love these so much!!), a wooden pull wagon with blocks and a sweet blue and cream dollhouse with tiny wallpaper. One winner will receive all four items. 

All you have to do is leave a comment below with either your email or flickr name. Just some way I can get in touch with you if I don't know you personally. Please do feel free to share this if you'd like. 

The giveaway will end on Saturday July 5th  

Hope you all have a wonderful weekend, lots of love to you all....  xoxoxoxo