Friday, February 16, 2018

I Did It!

OMG I can't believe I actually did it! I finally got 20 lots full of items listed on eBay! Let me just tell you - it's a whole heck of a lot easier (and funner) to buy stuff than it is to sell it. Maybe instead of downsizing my mini collection, I ought to just buy a bigger house!

It was really fun to relive the dreams, challenges and successes going through all the little things I made and added to the barn, Bigfoot shop and dispensary. I remembered how much I loved each thing, and I hope the new owners will get as much joy and excitement from them as I did!

I started the bidding on each auction at $.99, so it will be fun to see if that will generate any excitement. I hope so! Here are the listings (just click on the words and it will open up a new window to the eBay auction page):


Garage and Shop Tool & Equipment Lot



Garage or Shop Work Bench with Tools & Accessories



Craftsman Type Rolling Tool Chest & Shop Stool



Handcrafted Rustic Log Double Bed and Furniture Set



Farmhouse Sink and Cabinet Unit Plus Stools



Loaded Fridge. Oven and Spice Shelf Set



Modified Modern Kitchen Set



Farmhouse Living Room Set Sofa Ottoman Tables and 12v Lamp



End Tables, Craftsman Bookshelf and Television Lot



Shop Fittings Triple Bookshelf and Two Tables



Bathroom Set w Custom Vanity, Shower, Mirror , Toilet. Accessories



Red Kitchen Miniatures



Grocery, Food and Cleaning Items



Diner or Cafe Miniatures



Bongs or Water Pipes and Marijuana Related Accessories (this auction has been removed by eBay, as it violated their drug paraphernalia policy. If you were interested, email me at jodihippler@gmail.com and I'll make you an excellent deal! :O)


Bigfoot or Sasquatch Gift Shop Items



White Store Counter with Mirrored Doors



Camping Scene & Equipment Miniatures Lot



Handmade Miniature Ice & Firewood Bundle Display for Your Store




Handcrafted Miniature Store Counter, Stools and Fridge



Click this link and it will open the page that shows all the auctions I currently have on.

Now my house is in desperate need of a good cleaning before I can get back to any more fun mini projects. Hopefully, though, I'll get some good spray painting weather and finish those sinks up soon!

Stay warm and have a relaxing weekend!

xo xo
Jodi

35 comments:

  1. jodi, the way you present this on ebay is excellent. I browsed through and 'omg - there are the gallon milk bottles I always wanted!' - but do I need everything else in this lot? mh... very tempting. I am sure that this will sell like hot cakes :-)

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    1. Thank you, Marion! I wish I'd known! I'd have happily mailed the milk gallons to you!
      When I was working on the Starbucks store, I needed a lot of milk for the fridge because it has a glass door. I used the Alumilite Amazing Mold Putty Kit to make molds, then cast them in resin. I added some white chalk pastel to the resin for the 1% & 2%, and a couple drops of white acrylic paint to the resin for whole milk. They turned out excellent, with minimal finishing required at the end. The only tricky part was the handles, but they just needed some trimming in the end. This may be a good solution if you can get your hands on a model. Let me know if you want help.

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  2. It's easy to love these things and want them. But ....

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    1. But... You end up with a FULL house! Trust me, I know! :O)

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  3. Wow, that was a heap of work. And so nicely and neatly done. I hope you make a whole pile of money for future mini purchases.

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    1. Thanks Megan! Mini mad money is always appreciated, though I have to really watch what I bring into the house again. Too much of a good thing and all that! I need to work through all of the stuff I still have and see where that leaves me in terms of house space. It's going to be tricky!

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  4. The photography alone looks like a tremendous amount of work.

    Here's to clear shelves, a clear mind, and a clear heart....clearing the way to your next mini adventure. :D

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    1. Thanks Keli!

      "Where is this going to live" will have to factor in to every project moving forward. The clearing out will definitely help in determining what mini adventure is next!

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  5. Having done this a few times I can see the amount of work in there. Well done. Maybe post the link here in case any of your followers want to bid? I hope you have set a reserve, they need to reach a good price, they are so lovely. Good luck. M

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    1. Thanks Marilyn! It is such an involved process to clean, repair and organize isn't it? I need to do a better job in future endeavors or I'll be really angry with myself!
      I have no reserve as I really don't know how to value any of these things. The market will tell me, and I will be at peace with whatever comes. I just hope that every package is met with a thrilled and excited buyer!
      I should have explained, as I have gotten a couple emails asking for links to the auctions. The words below the photos are actually the links to the auctions. I have updated the blog post, and I apologize for the lack of information! Please try again!

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    2. Silly me, thank you. Off I go...... M

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  6. I believe it's hard to part with some of these tiny treasures but you have to stand by your decision. It's a comfort to know that these will make room for new exciting projects.
    Hugs, Drora

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    1. Thanks Drora. Yes - I try to live every day with a mind full of gratitude so that there is no room for regret or disappointment. I have been so fortunate to have had the time and opportunity to enjoy these minis and the projects they went into. I am truly happy to see them going on to (hopefully) give someone else a measure of joy!
      Hugs back!

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  7. Well I'm bidding! Lol... Fantastically presented Jodi. I'm sure all of these treasures will sell well. Lets hope I win one of the lots, then you can chuck the sink in with the same postage. ;)

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    1. Thanks Sam! What an excellent idea to include the sink in with your newly won treasures! And what fun for me to know some things are with my friend from Down Under! Fingers crossed! :O)

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  8. Oh I'm going to really have to discipline myself to not bid on everything! They're all so perfect!

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    1. Thanks Sheila! You are in the same kind of mini pickle as me... So many projects, so many ideas and so little house! You'd think "minis" wouldn't take us so much space, lol!

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  9. Oh wow, such beautiful items! I wish you a very successful sale, so that you have room for other projects :-).
    I only need 1/6 scale miniatures unfortunately, otherwise I would not be able to resist some of your things!

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    1. Thanks so much! More room for new ideas to come would be so great!
      With your incredible 1/6th dolls and accessories, I bet you have all you need!

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  10. HOKUM SMOKEUM- what a LOT of Minis!!!!
    You are just as organized in organizing and presenting them as you are with your, dollhouses and your workspace Jodi! :D
    Everything you've done with all the lots looks Very Impressive! ♥ And there'll be some bidding wars for sure!

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    1. Thank you Elizabeth! I am only as organized as the camera lens reveals! :O)
      And bidding wars would be so much fun! That would mean that everybody really likes my minis! Yippee!

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  11. Unos lotes fantásticos, seguro que habrá muchos miniaturista que se enamoren de ellos, suerte.Buen fin de semana:-)

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  12. Jodi son unos lotes maravillosos. Con ellos cualquier taller estará fantástico.
    Un abrazo

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    1. Gracias Marion! ¡Fueron tan divertidos de hacer y adquirir! ¡Espero que alguien más pueda disfrutarlos ahora también!

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  13. Es todo precioso y ha requerido montones de horas de trabajo.Espero que sea un éxito.

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    1. Gracias Isabel! Eran muchas viviendas de trabajo para buscar y hacer, ¡ycada uno disfrutó tanto!

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  14. What fantastic lots! You're going to have some very happy bidders!

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  15. I keep mulling over the idea of downsizing to make room for new miniatures but always find a reason to keep everything. I applaud your bravery and hope your sales go well 👍

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    1. Thanks Pepper! I know what you mean. Some things, I can never see myself letting go of. I guess the decision gets a little easier when it is truly time. :O)

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  16. Hello Jodi,
    Well one you! Looking at these lots I am certain they will all find great homes and should generate a lot of interest. you have some great groupings. Happy cleaning!
    Big hug
    Giac

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    1. Thanks Giac! Having them find good homes where they can be enjoyed is such a nice way to think of it. And my home being open and ready for the next mini adventure is a wonderful thought, too! Now which idea shall I start on next? :O)

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