Sharing a love of Dolls House Miniatures - and making time for other creative crafts and the garden.

Monday, July 23, 2012

There's No Comfort Zone....

If you're a maker of original, individually sculpted dolls, who enjoys working to commission in more than one scale, actually there's not really such thing as a comfort zone...the different challenges are part of the fun.

This little group of 1/24th characters are all completely different - different challenges, even different centuries!

First up is a Scotsman - a character you may have seen before as he's one of my most poular. I've photographed him alongside a sweet little laddie I fell in love with in a charity shop recently. I'll guess he's a 1950s/60s 'Present From Scotland'  - but it's unusual to see a proper boy's face in dolls like this and although his kilt is threadbare and he's lost his bagpipes I don't mind a bit. Which reminds me - my Scot needs some bagpipes.

This little lady has gone to U.S.A to run an Olde Tea Shoppe.

I like to think this this rather down at heel old boy probably knew Charles Dickens.

She's a Vampire! I'd love to see what final setting she's destined for.....

...but then there's a Mummy too!

I can't wait to see what I'll be asked to make next!

Thanks for Looking

Monday, July 16, 2012

Let's Go Dutch!

I thought this was a quirky and appropriate title for this blog....then realised that it is a very 'English' expression.  For those of you who mightn't know - it just means a couple each paying their own share when going out for a meal or date. Ummm - maybe I should have thought of another! they are a 1/24th scale couple in traditional costume - or at least my interpretation of it. I admit to being slightly anxious that someone will point out a glaring error.

It was a fun commission from long-time customers and friends and made a nice change. I Googled like mad and found so many fabulous examples of the various regional costumes. Just lovely!!

I'm just back from a week away - yes it rained!! Our lawn looks like a field...with lovely daisies and clover flowers......the borders resemble a colourful jungle with everything twice as tall as it should be and falling on it's neighbour.  At least you can't see the weeds!!

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