A lovely recent commission was for a group of Victorian school children - and even the clothing is a reflection of the difference between then and now. The costuming is really just a junior version of adult clothing - no comfy track suits or school uniforms made from easy-care materials. Can you imagine having to go to school in heavy serge trousers, stockings and boots or a long pinafore over an even longer full and heavy skirt??
|Here come the girls....|
|....and the boys.|
In other miniature news Felcity and Ron are completing the line-up of spendid artisans for The Thame Dollshouse and Miniature Fair in February 2015. There are details and super pictures of artisans' work on the website already and their Blog is updating regularly with more news as it comes in. We all love this very special fair so do take a look and maybe think about coming....if you've been before I'm pretty sure you'll be coming again!
I do love pottery, and a jaunt around Oxford's open air Antique and Collectible Market a couple of weeks ago saw me come home with this gorgeous platter which I understand is by Anna Crockett (1980s). I love the earthy colours and wonderful depiction of our countryside which I think she's captured perfectly.
Thank you for looking