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

Wednesday, December 16, 2015


In wishing you all a VERY HAPPY CHRISTMAS  I'd also like to say thank you for all the fun and friendship that the Blog has brought.  I've appreciated you popping in and so enjoyed all your comments and the chuckles we've shared. More than anything I've been informed, inspired and enthralled by wonderful blogs from every part of the miniature and craft world.

Thank you for looking - see you in 2016
Robin x

Friday, December 4, 2015

The Edie and Arthur Story......and School is Open

Have you been following the story of Edie and Arthur - a long distance penpal friendship that has only improved with time?

With huge thanks to Jenni who has kindly forwarded this lovely picture of Edie and Arthur - obviously they're going to make a very happy life together somewhere in Wales....I knew that pork pie she baked for him, and the fact that he sent her train fare, spoke volumes!
Incidentally she's pictured them on the balcony of a lovely 1910 house - nice, very nice!

Going down from 1/12th scale to 1/24th, the village school has a new schoolteacher - doesn't she look a friendly lady - the children are ready to make her very welcome.
Sorry the light wasn't too good when I took these pics.

I am sometimes asked which are the most challenging aspects of doll-making and would be interested in what others think.  Apart from sculpting 1/48th faces (a pretty obvious challenge) I think it's getting eyebrows in the right place and making socks and real leather shoes for 1/24th scale six year olds!

I've now finished making new dolls in the run up to Christmas - although I still have a reasonable stock so it's worth asking if you need an extra miniature Christmas present.
However - Celia  and I are both still busy and having fun working on prototypes for the new workshop next year. It's different again to anything we've offered before and we are SO enjoying ourselves.  Our Nostalgia In Miniature Workshops website has information about The Early 1990s Little German Style Shop and we'll be adding more details asap. It's a very versatile project and we're delighted to be offering it in both 1/12th and 1/24th scales. We do already have a Reserve list,  but it doesn't commit anyone to book at this early stage - so if you might be interested take a look.

Thanks for looking