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

Saturday, September 28, 2013


Lucie Roper, the Editor of Dolls House and Miniature Scene Magazine has emailed with details of a really special competition, launched in the current issue, to commemorate the 100th Anniversary of World War 1.
I'm very happy to pass on the details and look forward to seeing the exciting and creative entries from both clubs and individual miniaturists.
With 2014 marking 100 years since the start of the First World War, Dolls House and Miniature Scene have launched a World War One in miniatures competition to commemorate this catastrophic event.  Sponsored by some of the biggest names in the industry and launched at the September 2013 Miniatura the competition will encourage miniaturists worldwide not only to put their creativity to the test but to remember the four years of suffering and heartache.

Launched on 20th September 2013 at Miniatura, the Dolls House and Miniature Scene WW1 in miniatures competition provides an opportunity to get creative and learn about the First World War plus win some fantastic prizes. There are three categories for entries, clubs, individuals and under 16’s. Entries can be anything from a single miniature item to a whole diorama scene and based on the Home Front or the Western Front. Miniaturists will have until the 15th July 2014 to submit their entry. Full details can be found in the November 2013 issue of Dolls House and Miniature Scene or by visiting the

Lucie Roper, the editor of Dolls House and Miniature Scene says, “100 years have passed since the First World War which affected every corner of the globe and we felt it was right to mark the date in some way – it only seemed fair to also invite others to do the same. Working alongside The Dolls House Emporium, Jane Harrop Miniatures, Miniatura and Petite Properties we hope to inspire the miniatures community to remember this event in the way we know best, through our miniatures and what better way than to do this with a competition. The DHMS team wish you all the very best of luck!”

For more information about the competition visit

Lucie tells me that they will also be producing monthly bespoke WW1 related projects on the  website to help  provide inspiration.  It all sounds very exciting - this is the first project - World War 1 Propaganda, Posters and Flags - click on this link, it will take you through to the project.
 Good Luck

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

It Was Such Fun!!

So this week I've finally put away all the bits and pieces from our Let's All Play in the Little Back Garden Workshop....I kind of dumped and ran and went  away immediately afterwards...but now I'm back and would just like to say thanks to all the lovely ladies that came along.  I hope you enjoyed yourselves as much as Celia and I - it was a really fun day with lots of super creative work done and new skills learnt along the way.

This is the 1/24th version of the project, sitting on one of our 'posh' spotty tablecloths. Everyone produced super duper lush hedges and nicely saggy tents for the toys and enjoyed the challenge (well, they said they did...chuckle) of making very tiny wheeled and soft toys.

Two lovely ladies getting to sticky grips with their splendid hedges
I mentioned in my last blog that Booking is now open for our next all-day workshop - which will be the  last until next year (where has this year gone?). THE LITTLE VINTAGE TOY THEATRE Workshop features a most unusual and original project in 'no scale'!
Intrigued? If you click HERE for our Nostalgia in Miniature Website you can read all about it - it promises to be fun and very different. Some places have already been filled and numbers are limited, so if you fancy a day out in Thame on November 30th to create a very special miniature project, don't delay.

Meanwhile I'm aiming to get back to some serious doll making after rather a lot of time of this year.

Thank you for looking