Wednesday, January 6, 2016

You Know Have Miniature Madness If...


The more mini blogs and forum posts I read, the more I realize that those of us that are passionate about miniatures share a multitude of... We'll just call them traits. Some of them may seem a little more crazed than others, unless you have it, too. Then they are perfectly normal. To sort this out, see if you can relate to any of these.

You know that you have miniature madness:
  • If you'd rather have a miniature Coach handbag than a real sized one.
  • If you plan stops on vacation so that you can visit a shop or anything miniature related.
  • If your Home Depot list consists of more things for your miniature projects than you real life sized ones.
  • If all of your pajamas have permanently stuck on glue globs and paint the colors of your last 10 projects.
  • If you have purchased items already for the next 10 mini ideas in your head.
  • If you feel guilty about all of the shipping boxes you accumulate, even though you recycle every one.
  • If the majority of your internet Favorites links are miniature related.
  • If your mini houses have better furniture than your real life house.
  • If you'd rather remodel your mini kitchen than your real life kitchen.
  • If you've run out of storage and have to conceal your hoard from the "normal" people.
  • If you visit a new blog or miniature supply website and end up in a rabbit hole that traps you for an entire Saturday.
  • If you've ever taken a day off work just to finish up a mini project that you are excited about.
  • If tools are on your wish lists.
  • If you love shopping for your mini projects as much as you love doing them.
  • If you've ever purchased the same thing several times because you could not find the original.
  • If you've ever tried to explain your brilliance to a non miniaturist and received the deer in headlights look.
  • If you've ever emptied out and dug through the vacuum bag grossness because you heard a noise that may have been a miniature.
  • If you've ever used a mini clamp to hold back your hair, then realized it at the grocery store.
If you have identified yourself with at least 5 of these, you definitely have it. Less? Don't worry, you are reading this blog so you are on your way. More? At least you're not alone.


There must be a million more that I could not think of in this sitting. List them in the comments if you have a good one! I am just so happy to know that there are others like me that are as consumed with miniatures and the madness it creates, but that still love every moment of it!


19 comments:

  1. Oh Jodi, I'm wetting myself here. So many of those are me. Particularly the glue and paint covered pyjamas.
    My dining room is full of cardboard boxes that I know I'll use, one day. I had several tools for Christmas.
    I am actually realising I have to move house this year to accommodate my minis. Oh dear. That's a level of madness, isn't it?
    Alice

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    1. You are asking the wrong person! My vote is definitely the bigger house and as many mini projects as you can create in one lifetime! Why put limits on your happiness?

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  2. I was able to check off each one! LOL! Here are a few more... You only purchase fabric with tiny print because they are the only ones you look at and have tons! Majority of Purchase are not what they were meant for, but you saw how you could use it with your minis! You can't find something you just made because it is stuck to your arm, hair, clothes etc. Thanks for the laughs! Happy New Year!

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    1. oh yeah! This morning my granddaughter asked me why I had glitter on my neck AHAHA!

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    2. Ha ha! Those are good ones!!! I love that your granddaughter asked about the glitter! Did you tell her that all creative genius' have glitter?

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  3. Hello Jodi,
    Thank goodness I have it. My biggest fear in life is being normal! That would be very upsetting!
    Here's to madness!
    Big hug
    Giac

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    1. That would never happen, Giac! You were meant to be extraordinary!
      Big hugs back!

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  4. Yes yes and yes. I also have the track lighting in my basement family room now perfectly adjusted for photographing items inside my room box. Fortunately no one else has noticed. Hehe

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    1. I love it! Some night you'll have to tease the hubs and tell him that you have a confession to make. Bring him to the basement, show him the light, and tell him what you've done. You'll both have a hearty laugh and he'll know you are still the crazy and quirky girl he fell in love with! <3

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  5. Oh man... I need to print this list out and hang it on my wall! My husband will laugh and laugh. It was the glue and paint on the pajamas that started me giggling because I don't have any 'nice' pjs anymore. Only mini working pjs.

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    1. You should! He will love that you belong to the mini tribe of madness!
      I keep buying new PJ's because I love them. I say that I will not wear them to work in, but I always do anyway!

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  6. Yes, yes, yes, yes, yes, yes, yes......

    LMAO

    I'm so glad for the Internet, that we were able to all find each other!

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  7. Hi Jodi, Thank you for this post, it did make me laugh!
    I relate completely to so many, but particularly the friends with "deer in the headlight looks".
    Keep on mini-ing, it really is such a wonderful hobby.
    Regards Janine

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    1. Thanks Janine! I'm glad it made you laugh! It is wonderful when your peeps really get you, right?

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  8. Yes, that is how it goes! When you are getting the trash ready to go out, you pull out plastic packaging because you might need it to make mini windows. No bottle top is safe, turn it up side down and it's a pot, waste paper basket or table support. I'm laughing real and mini tears here, Jodi. Thanks for another excellent post. Shelley

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    1. Thank you, Shelley! I'm so glad you enjoyed it!

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  9. All True!! Just a few days ago, I was vacuuming in my workroom and I heard something get vacuumed up that made a bit more noise than dirt -- and I am still contemplating opening up the vacuum bag to find out what it was, although I thought I checked beforehand that there were no minis there. Aargh!

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  10. :)))) oh... that's so true :))))

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