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

Tuesday, December 20, 2016


I would like you wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year and thank you for continuing to pop in and for leaving such lovely,  friendly messages.
This year will not have been a happy one for everyone of course and sadly there isn't always hope and cheer just around the corner.
I hope and pray life will be better in the coming months for those of you who are having tough times.

Robin xx

Thursday, December 8, 2016

Having Fun With Miniatures

Many moons ago, while a member of the local DH club I painted and distressed a 1/12th scale whitewood dresser.
I had plans to use it simply to display some of the wonderful artisan pieces I've collected  but cast it aside - now it's been repainted and filled.

It was pretty dreadful when I looked at it again - a sludgy green over a  brown base which seemed appealing at the time.  Several coats of a pale primrose colour and LOTS of rubbing down rendered it acceptable.

Then lots of fun,  digging out the little treasures and arranging them. I felt it needed a basket or two for some contrast so scored a 'first' for me and made two or three which I doubt would be approved by the experts  and knitted a couple of small pieces to put in one of them with odd balls of wool.  I expect Sus  would have a fit if she could see those up close!

Click on the pics. to see larger versions.

Anyway - 'tis done! I'm a very happy bunny and it's now in pride of place with other treasures.

It's important to acknowledge the work of talented miniaturists whose work I so admire, so in no particular order, they are:
Elisabeth Causeret, Sally Meekins, KTMiniatures, Al'turnative, Glasscraft, Janice Crawley, The Flower Lady, Victoria Heredia, Tony Knott and Teeny Weeny Teddies.  I've had the little china cat for years so I'm afraid I can't remember who made her and the tiny figure of a famer's wife is a vintage painted lead piece.

Thank you for looking