I started “building” a miniature house in one of the rooms of my basement. I got the idea after reading this book with my six-year-old daughter.

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The photos are of a real miniature “mouse mansion” that the author built. Amazing!

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I showed it to my husband. I thought the book was enchanting. He said, “Don’t you dare!” He knew that I would try to build my own. I’ve always wanted to make one.

I mean, look at this gorgeous little music room.

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Or this awesome kitchen!

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What about this crowded laundry room?

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I ended up only spending a day or so on my miniature house project. Then I realized how hard it was and how much talent I don’t have for this sort of thing. I think I’ll be content to examine this book and take in every detail.

Do you like miniatures? If so, get this book and enjoy looking at all of the details for yourself. Don’t have kids? Get it anyway!

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  1. Emily, these do take time and are exquisite when done. My brother-in-law is into games and figures, etc. and he can spend hours and days doing this kind of thing. At some point, I have to move around. Well done, Keith

  2. I love miniatures – in theory. I considered doing a doll house but after seeing some wonderful houses, I didn’t think I would have the time or patience to do one to my own standards 🙂 I like the mice!

  3. It’s beautiful, Emily. Maybe there is a story in it about the lady who built the miniature house in the basement. A story about how the little house came alive one night when Mitch the mouse got up to adventures….

  4. Looks fun and fascinating! I have enjoyed marveling at the Thorne Miniature Rooms at the Art Institute of Chicago – whenever you visit Chicago, you should visit them. I have also been awestruck by people who do miniature knitting: as in knitting on “needles” as small as straight pins with yarn as thin as sewing thread!

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