Hi, there. I'm Ernie Collier, proprietor of HBS/miniatures.com. Welcome to my Creative Corner. I've gathered up a collection of miniature scenes, projects, tips and techniques, and so much more to inspire your imagination. I hope you'll browse through and explore our world of miniatures.
A Note From Ernie
A little about where it all started.
Ernie's Creations Gallery
Need inspiration? View a slideshow of mini scenes and projects by our in-house miniaturists. Click through for the items used to create them.
Techniques & Tips
Learn a new technique or find a quick tip to help improve your mini skills.
Detailed instructions from our in-house miniaturists on projects big and small.
Annual Creatin' Contest
Enter our current contest or view past winners and entries.
Keep up with your favorite miniature blogger or discover a new one.
How To Guide
Need a little help getting started? "Everything You Wanted to Know About Dollhouses But Didn't Know Who To Ask" is the complete instructional guide to finishing a dollhouse or miniature project by Nancy Van Horn.
Houseworks Dollhouse Plan Book
Build a complete Victorian, Colonial, or a Georgian style dollhouse with step-by-step photographs, illustrations, cutting guides, patterns, diagrams and interior and exterior decorating tips to create a collector's doll house designed by Garth Close.
Customers' Creations Gallery
See what your fellow miniaturists are coming up with.
Learn a bit about who and where your minis come from.
Ernie's Free Printies
Print, cut, fold ... voila! Your own handmade miniatures.