Featured in November 2021 Issue of DollsHouse & Miniature Scene

Erika Pitera featured in DollsHouse & Miniature Scene magazine

Don’t miss all the Christmas mini magic in the latest issue of DollsHouse & Miniature Scene!

Oh my goodness, my Christmas roombox has made the cover of DollsHouse & Miniature Scene! The lovely Sadie Brown interviewed me about my “Waiting for Santa” roombox, and I am so honored to have my work featured alongside the talents of Darren Scala, Bea Broadwood, Aida Pravia and more!

Erika Pitera featured in DollsHouse & Miniature Scene magazine

You won’t want to miss this issue – there are some really wonderful tutorials, including an actual Christmas sleigh! Once again, I’d like to express my most sincere gratitude to Sadie and DHMS for the beautiful feature of my work. It is such an honor!

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Waiting for Santa – Christmas Roombox

Hello friends and happy New Year! Despite being a little late to share my latest roombox for Christmas, I think it was worth the wait! This piece, which I have titled “Waiting for Santa,” was a ton of fun to make. At first I was a little worried about mixing so many textures, patterns and colors in one space, but I love how it turned out in the end. I hope you love it, too!

Waiting for Santa

Christmas-themed miniature roombox diorama with a Christmas tree and Santa coming down the chimney

The tree is lit, the milk and cookies are out, and the puppy is waiting patiently – albeit a little mischievously – for Santa to arrive! Little does he know the big guy is about to catch him unwrapping one of the presents!

Lighted dollhouse miniature Christmas tree with pine cones, ornaments and ribbons

It was a joy decorating this Christmas tree! I got the bare tree from MrTrain on Etsy, added a set of battery-operated warm white LED lights from Evan Designs, and got to decorating with ribbons, tinsel, ornaments and tiny pine cones.

Dollhouse miniature golden retriever puppy with a Christmas present and bow on his head

The puppy is an artisan piece by JadeMinis I picked up second-hand, and I added the ribbon wrapped around the body and the bow on his head.

Santa's boots coming down the chimney in a dollhouse miniature roombox

Saint Nick just came down the chimney – hopefully he doesn’t track snow all over the wood floors!

Handmade dollhouse miniature Christmas cookies, glass of milk and letter to Santa
Christmas fireplace mantle scene in a Christmas roombox

I used all the same decorative elements from the tree to make the wreath and the garland on the fireplace. I feel like they came together really well!

Black and white buffalo check handmade dollhouse miniature wingback chair with The Night Before Christmas book

I adore this fully illustrated version of The Night Before Christmas that I made from a printable by Ever After Miniatures on Etsy. I made the chair based on a tutorial by Bentley House Minis on YouTube. I couldn’t resist the buffalo check fabric, so I decided to make the stockings and tree skirt match, as well. That’s also a lighted floor lamp in the corner behind the chair! That was quite possibly one of the trickiest elements for me to figure out how to make. Also, how cute are the fuzzy little slippers?

Miniature Scandinavian Christmas gnome

I’ve also become a *wee* bit obsessed with the gnome trend, so I had to make a pair for my mantle. They’re made from a combination of felt, polymer clay and yarn.

Handmade dollhouse miniature female Christmas gnome
Dollhouse miniature cuckoo clock

This is a cuckoo clock by Reutter Porzellan that I repainted and added fake snow to the roofline. The slight modifications made it much more Christmas-y.

Handmade dollhouse miniature Christmas nutcracker

Believe it or not, this little nutcracker was one of the most time-consuming aspects of the whole roombox! He’s sculpted entirely from polymer clay, and I think he’s super charming and sweet!

Christmas presents under the tree in a dollhouse miniature roombox

No Christmas scene would be complete without gifts, so I made all the presents and gift bags. I also snuck a little snowglobe I made under the tree for some magic.

Black and white buffalo check dollhouse miniature Christmas stocking hanging from a garland

I hope you enjoyed this look inside my Christmas roombox! Once again, I’d like to thank my husband, Tom, for helping me with the photos for this. ‘Til next time!

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Featured in December 2020 Issue of DollsHouse & Miniature Scene

Don’t miss the December 2020 issue of DollsHouse & Miniature Scene magazine!

It’s the day before Thanksgiving, and I’m really getting into the holiday spirit, especially thanks to the lovely feature of some of my Christmas goodies in the latest issue of DollsHouse & Miniature Scene magazine!

Sadie, the lovely author, has put together a fabulous feature about Christmas traditions from around the world, and I’m delighted she chose to include my Bûche de Noël, eggnog and puddings amongst the other gorgeous global foods.

Once again, I’d like to thank Sadie for the honor of being included in this AMAZING Christmas issue – and if you’re not a subscriber, you’re missing out!

The holidays are going to be unusual this year, to say the least, so I hope everyone celebrating can find moments of joy with their loved ones despite the trying circumstances we find ourselves in.

In the meantime, I’ll be watching HGTV’s Biggest Little Christmas Showdown this weekend! Happy Thanksgiving!

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