Of course you do. Making or owning miniatures seems synonymous with the sort of mishaps that plague our hobby. This morning I was carefully wrapping an item for postage when I fumbled it and it fell to the floor. My initial euphoria from it surviving the fall quickly turned to horror when a size 10 boot attached to the end of my husbands leg landed on said miniature.
I actually burst out laughing at the ridiculousness of the situation. Me being so gentle with the parcel that I let go of it---my Husband stepping backwards into a room??
Despite this, I'm a 'glass half full' sorta gal and things like this don't often phase me. Which is a good attitude to have when you're as habitually clumsy as I am. It got me thinking about the 'Murphy's Law of miniaturists'
~Any tiny thing that you drop will always coordinate perfectly with the colour of your floor
~There is no comparable pain to that which you feel when stepping onto a lego brick in bare feet
~Visitors will always call when you are in the middle of gluing, soldering or painting but never at a time when you need help shifting a dead weight up three flights of stairs
~Lights always work up until the point they are permanently installed in the hardest to reach nook of you dollhouse
~You will discover the perfect miniature accessories or dollhouse after the company making them has closed down
I'm sure there are a dozen more examples =0)
So this afternoon I decided to step away from anything sharp or pointy (just in case) and spend a few hours on the net. I often lurk around the model train sites for ideas. I stumbled (literally Ha!) across this fabulous site Miller Engineering Have you ever seen working miniature street signs like it? If so, why on earth didn't you tell me about it? Mind=blown.
I'm already considering the cool neon signs you could make with the EL wire kits
Enjoy the rest of your weekend