A short break notice


Hi there! How have you all been?

I’ve been having the busiest September ever! I didn’t realize having a kid go to school was this much work…obviously, I’m terrible at time management!  LOL

I was hoping to have a post ready for today, but I couldn’t quite get there. 🙁  I think I’m going to take a week off from blogging just so I can catch up with things.

Before I go off with my break, here is a little update photo of my Halloween miniature crafting.

It’ll be a Halloween goody stall visiting downtown.  But I don’t think I can do much else  this year for Halloween.

I can only hope things start to settle soon….

Either way, I promise I’ll be back next Tuesday, and continue on blogging, so no worries!




Time’s Up!


I’d like to say thank you to everyone who entered the giveaway!

The deadline to enter the giveaway has come! I can’t believe it but this time we had over 200 entries! I was not expecting that AT ALL!!

I was going to include a fun miniature craft tutorial with this post, but looks like I have caught a cold, and I’m really not feeling well. 🙁

Instead, I’m just going to link to a Halloween miniature crafts page for now.


Next post that will be coming out on Friday will announce the winners of the drawing, so please come back soon!

Thanks again for all the love and support, everyone!


Giveaway 2017


Hey, everyone! It’s time for a giveaway!!


That’s right.  It is finally here!  I’ve been wanting to do a giveaway to show my appreciation to my readers for their support.  I got the prizes finally ready now, but it also happens to be the time for 2 year anniversary of ashmimi.com.  And on top that, I’m about to hit 3000 followers on Instagram.  (Thanks for following me, by the way, even though I don’t post very often…)  So I guess it’s just a good time for a celebration! 🙂


I have 2 sets of the items in this photo below, ready to be shipped to the winners.  (Originally, I was aiming for 5 winners but I didn’t have enough patience to make that many of the same things. So sorry!!)

Each set includes the following.

  • 2 pavement sheets
  • 2 street trees
  • 2 topiaries 
  • 3 window boxes
  • 1 fountain


These items are made to go with the new town series that came out in Japan this year, but you can of course mix and match with other SF products and they will look fine.

The pavement sheets can be lined up multiple ways – and will look flawless!


As always, I think dioramas are lifeless without Sylvanians on them, so here are some set up ideas with dolls.

I used a ArtResin for the fountain, it’s supposed to not get yellow.  I did everything I could do to keep the fountain crystal clear the longest.

You can place  the window boxes directly on the ground and use them as flower planters, too.

I hope you like this year’s giveaway prize!

Here are the details of this giveaway.


Duration     August 22nd, 2017 (00:00 AM Mountain Daylight Time)    thru   September 4th, 2017 (23:59 PM Mountain Daylight Time)
Entery Leave a comment below (just scroll down on this page a bit) stating your entry.  

  • Your Email address and nickname are required to register your comment for security purposes.
  • Provided Email address will not be displayed and it will not be used other than for identification during the giveaway, and for actual contact from me in case you win.
  • Only 1 entry per legitimate Email address, please.  ( I will also be checking for the overlaps.)
  • Comments can be as simple as “giveaway entry.”
  • Keep in mind that there may be a delay before your comment is posted on my site, especially if you have never commented here before, as I have to manually approve each new user.
Eligibility Anyone reading this! 😉
Winner Announcement September 8th, 2017
Other Information
  •   I will ship anywhere in the world as long as the U.S. Postal Service is willing.  Shipping fee is covered, no worries! 😉
  •  Buildings, dolls etc of Sylvanian Families/Calico Critters products are not included in the prize.
  •  No sharing, retweets, reposts etc. necessary.  I’m not looking fore more publicity through this event.  You do not need to own a blog or any SNS accounts etc.  I will do a very fair raffle with zero bias!
  •  If you are underage, please make sure to receive your guardian’s consent before entering as I will be asking for your name and shipping address if you win.
  • All the entries are combined from English site and Japanese site of ashmimi.com.
  •  The prize items are for personal use only.  If you’re the winner and plan on using them for commercial usage, please let me know ahead of time.
  • These crafts, especially the pavements, are rather delicate, and would not be very suitable for play for younger children.

Again, this is just my way of saying thanks to all of you who enjoy my crafts.  I’m so excited to find out who wins!  Go scroll down and enter now!!