Tuesday, January 27, 2015


I've been promising you all new things and finally I'm starting to see them come to pass. This New Year I started with excitement and the opportunity to grow the business with other things we love to create, carrying a new sweet line of things (coming soon) and the possibility of selling locally too. So we're working hard to get the other Etsy shop up and running and the second blog along with that.

I got my crafty gene from my Mother, who as most of you know is also my best friend and behind the scenes business partner, right hand man, in house seamstress, incredible decorator etc. She and I love to create and make new things and even though we have the Joyful Girl - Gypsy Heart shop and site it just seemed like it really should just stay the way it is. All things tiny, miniature and sweet.

Since what we do around here is "Daydream" of new things to make, what better than to name our second business Daydreams. You can find the link to the new blog at the top right of this page or here. I hope you'll follow us there too.

The first two items I'll be putting up in our new shop is one of my favorite things to make and hang, shabby dreamcatchers... only this time they're not miniature.

Wishing you all the best week and I hope you're also dreaming up new things to create.
xoxoxo - The Gypsies 

Friday, January 2, 2015

A New Year...

As much as I've loved this past year, I always am thankful for a fresh start of a new year. A clean slate. Time to reflect on things you might be wishing you'd gotten around to the past year and a new chance to make a few resolutions for the new one.

This past year has been filled with blessings. good health, an amazing family, lots of smiles, a wonderful business that I enjoy so much and the opportunity to not only create but to meet so many amazing people through it. I'm truly thankful every day.

We've started off the new year playing with miniatures, making plans for new projects, trying to get the studio space organized and dreaming of so many exciting things that are coming in the next few months. I do hope it all comes together so I can share all of those things with you all. I believe if you keep dreaming and making steps towards making those a reality, eventually they all come true.

The blog and web domain are now linked together so that if you type in the blogspot address or just joyfulgirlgypsyheart.com you'll get me either way. As little as I know about coding and html it's such a nice feature and I'm happy to have been able to integrate them both so easily. I'm also hoping to add a web shop feature here on the blog later this year but that's a whole new thing I know nothing about :) Thank heavens for Google right?

I want to wish you all a beautiful and blessed New Year from all of us here at the Gypsy Heart house. May your minds be creative and your hearts filled with love. I look forward to sharing this upcoming year with all of you.  xoxoxoxo

Monday, December 29, 2014

New Projects

I had a customer email me asking for a roombox copy of one she'd seen built in another country. Usually I am very careful about making copies of other artists work but I do understand that sometimes when other countries and shipping are involved it's just not always possible to get what you want. Even though I'd never built one like that before I'm willing to try anything once (or twice in this care) So we made our own version of what she'd asked for and it turned out well I think.

As I was building it, I loved it so much and so did my little angel so it just so happens we built her one too. Right under her nose I might add! She thought it was for a customer but on Christmas morning it was waiting for her. It was built custom size for Hazel Village animals and Maileg tiny mice.

I wanted to share a few photos of the extra one too. You should see the tiny mice in that little cradle! It's too sweet for words. I enjoy building for customers but something about the freedom when you're building for yourself is nice too. I can go as shabby as I like or put flowers in a handmade window box a little haphazardly and it's just alright :)

Everything was handmade here except for the bench which is by Maileg and the little cradle was a lucky antique fine and dark (slightly rusted) metal a coat of primer, fresh paint and a little brown and it's a dream.

I hope you'll enjoy the photos and I also hope maybe you had an unexpected surprise or two this year? Wishing you all lovely week and a blessed New Year! xoxoxoxo

Friday, December 26, 2014

Happiest Holidays

Hello dear friends! It's been so long since I've had a few extra minutes to myself to write and keep up with things, visit friends blogs, new projects etc. Moving right before Thanksgiving and then throwing the house back together while finishing orders and planning for the Holidays has been a bit hectic to say the least.

Christmas has passed and I can say this year was one of my favorites. I think everyone had a great time and I'm always thankful we were healthy, happy and able to be together.  I am looking forward to a few days of rest and a wonderful start to a New Year.

I'll be here working on new projects, trying to organize our studio/craft room and sharing a few photos along the way. I do hope you'll share your new projects with me also. See you soon!

Wishing you the happiest holiday season with those you love...
xoxoxoxox - The Gypsies 

Saturday, November 29, 2014

Blue Christmas Miniature Furnished Roombox

It's my favorite time of the year again, and in honor of it I've finished a new roombox for 1:12 scale called "Blue Christmas". I saw some Tilda photos about a month ago and knew I wanted to build a pale blue shabby room for the holidays. Mixing that photo with our own style I think the final result turned out very sweet and I hope you will love it.

The cost is $355 (plus shipping) and can be purchased through email and paypal. JoyfulGirlGypsyH@aol.com or Etsy

** I finally have had a chance to take all new photos. I'm sure you all understand how busy December can be. So here are the new and much clearer pictures of the sweet little shabby roombox 

Fully furnished 1:12 Miniature roombox with two and a partial walls. Trimmed all the way around the edges and made of wood and MDF. Solid and heavy duty, nailed and glued and is not able to be taken apart. The furnishings are all loose and can be moved around. 

Hand painted/stained floor with multiple layers of work to achieve the final look. Pale blue walls with slight dirtying. Baseboard, crown molding, window and door trim has all been slightly aged also. 

Single french door with a pretty jeweled knob and two paneled windows. Beautiful little bed from Vicky at LovejoyBears and Rug from Flora at lacasadellebambolediflora

Nightstand, chair, hand made gifts with shabby ribbon, cradle with a sweet little teddy bear, dollhouse, block wagon, shabby bunny pull toy, side table and beautiful box of decorations are just some of the things we hope will make you smile. The tree has a strand of battery operated lights wrapped around and a wire in the back that connects to a battery pack. It's small enough to be slipped behind the tree. Decorated in gold, pink and silver. 

All of this has been lovingly made in our smoke free studio and is suitable for 1:12 dolls, PukiPuki, Lati White and Sp and possible Lati Yellow and Pukifee. 

Please email me if you have any questions. It is complete and ready to ship... 

Wishing you all the best weekend and holiday season from the Gypsies and my lovely fur helper 
(it's hard to get a photo without him in it) xoxoxoxox

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Current List

I am currently two weeks from starting any new custom orders.   xoxoxo

* Melissa

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

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Hello November

I can't believe it's November already but it marks the start of my favorite Holiday season and I'm thrilled about that. I've never been a fan of Halloween and spooky decorations but fall leaves and pumpkins, apple cider and sweater weather has always been something I look forward to.

We've decided to move the Gypsy house (again) this year so not only am I working on finishing up orders but I'm also in the middle of packing too.

I've just finished Cheri and Vivienne's orders and am currently working on Emma and Tammy. Melissa and Sophie will be started after the move and I will take one more order between now and the end of the year. Any other orders placed will be started after Christmas.

The little porch is finished and decorated for fall just in time and ready to go. I wanted to share a few photos of it here.

I hope you're all having a wonderful weekend and start to the new month. If anyone needs to get in touch with me email will be the quickest for the next couple of weeks JoyfulGirlGypsyH@aol.com  Back soon xoxox