You all know what a great admirer I am of Joann Swanson. Her blog is the absolute best! The best I've learned about DIY minis has been from Joann.
Here's another very helpful one:
http://1inchminisbykris.blogspot.ca/ Incredible tutorials
http://mishellyszoo.homestead.com/DIYprojects.html has some absolutely terrific DIY ideas.
For an Australian outlook, you can try http://jazziminis.blogspot.com.au/ Great modern look at minis and some wonderful DIY.
Once Hurricane Sandy passes, Belara Beach Miniatures will be having their $1 and $2 sale - probably on next Monday or Tuesday. Wonderful miniatures and GREAT customer service!