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

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Scots in 1/16th Scale - just for a change!

For the last few days I've been shifting scale - depending on where you come from on this....down to 1/16th scale...or up to it! I also had to decide to give the Scotsman pants - and yes I know that's not authentic, but he looked better that way!

I also worried about whether his sporran should be under or over his jumper.......oh the decisions a dollmake has to make!!!!
Anyway this is a modern couple so I'm sure his lovely wife will sort it all out.

This next group are down in scale again to 1/24th and are heading for the West Country where I believe they will be joining their friends at the local market.

I find it interesting that so many of us, both collectors and makers, work and collect across the scales, commission new work and collect vintage and antique.  It's a very diverse and fascinating hobby.
As a scale comparison, the next picture might be of interest - 1/12th, 1/16th, 1/24th, 1/48th scales.

I had some lovely comments on the pictures of my flowers in the last blog (thank you all), and wasn't going to include any this time - BUT - I couldn't resist photographing the 'Blue For You' rose when the rain finally stopped today.

Thank you for looking.


Susan@minicrochetmad said...

Oh that beautiful rose, I'm green with envy! Too humid for roses here...
The peeps are all darling, thanks so much for sharing them, I love to see :) I'm rather glad the scotsman is wearing undies.......

PILAR6373 said...

Unos personajes con mucha personalidad,me gustan mucho!!!!!!

jenann said...

Hi Robin
I live all these changes of scale. In your first photo, the Scotsman looks like a grown up but when he is standing next to the 1:12 man, he looks like a boy.
My little people make their own decisions about who will live amongst them - they reckon personality and desire to join their little community is far more important than size.. Also, age is something they are born with - if they are born 33, 4 or 80 that is how they will stay - it saves all that worrying over saving for a funeral at some unknown date! Far more sensible than we silly humans who insist on changing a little every day, hee hee.
Love the little Scotsman and his lady. Your flower shots are always lovely too.
Jenni xx

jenann said...

OOPS! 'I live' should have been 'I love.' But perhaps they should mean the same thing?

Ilona said...

Hi! Personally I am fond of working in different scales, because that is never boring ;)! I loved seeing all your pictures, but the third one with the comparison of all dolls is great :D!
You have done fantastic work on these dolls!
And I love the rose, it is stunning work of Mother Nature ;)! We also have had our share of the rain here in The netherlands, but I guess we will get better weather this weekend!
I wish you a good and sunny weekend too!!

Robin said...

Thank you all for saying you've enjoyed this blog - it was fun to compare the scales - usually the dolls all packed away quite separately.
The lovely rose also smells beautiful too - I wish you all a happy sunny weekend.

Winkel's Crazy Ideas said...

I am amazed at the detail i your ti niest dolls, the expressions in their faces, fantastic. Love the picture comparing the scales! I have made dolls, and do from time to time, but never smaller than fashion doll size. Pam

Robin said...

Thanks Pam - lovely to hear from you - glad you like the little characters