Saturday, October 27, 2012

Sunday, February 20, 2011

hobbit hole

Have you seen the hobbit hole, Bag End from LotR? Made by Maddie Chambers, it's an absolutely amazing creation.

Thanks to Jade for the link!

Sunday, July 11, 2010

I'm back....

I'm not normally so neglectful of my blogs, I promise -- I've just been rather busy lately, moving house.

Anyway, I have more mini pics to show -- these are of some toys.

This rubber duck is made from Sculpey, very easy to do.

This gorgeous teddy was made for me many years ago, and I've completely forgotten the ladys' name! (very embarrassed) He has moveable arms and legs!

These dolls are made from a simple pipe-cleaner armature, a wooden bead, and scraps of ribbon and embroidery thread.

Friday, May 7, 2010

Monopoly and a rug

I thought I might begin by posting some of the items I've made or collected over the years. Much of this has been in storage for 4 years so it's looking a little battered now.
I stitched this rug from a pattern so long ago I've forgotten where I found it, and it took an age to complete - all those medallions!
The Monopoly game was printed in a magazine, and maybe one day I'll make houses, hotels etc for it as well.

Thursday, May 6, 2010

first post

I've loved dollshouses since I was a little girl. I had a couple back then, in the late 60s and early 70s, but I grew up and life got in the way, and I didn't think about them much till the late 1990s.
I started off as a grown-up, by making myself a witches' kitchen, complete with cauldron and broomstick. Not long after that, I spotted a Dollshouse and Miniature Scene magazine in the newsagency, and I was entranced!
I'd had no idea that 'real' artisans and craftsmen made miniatures, nor that a dollshouse could be so perfect that you had to look hard before you realised it wasn't someones' actual home!
I eventually was given a beaten-up old ply house, and spent many happy hours fiddling around with it, but with no real clue what I was doing.
When the Del Prado part series came out, I collected it, and built the house, but then got busy with two other 'miniature' projects -- my babies, Kate and Jack.
The houses went into the shed, the furnishings into plastic tubs. Eventually I gave the houses away, and now am waiting till I have the room to start again.

I have BIG dreams.
If I won Lotto, I would want a Mackintosh house, like this one.
I would like to have an American Hamptons Beach style house, an early Australian cottage, a modern apartment, a series of 3 room boxes showing a bedsit in 3 different eras.... LOTS of ideas.

And one day, if I'm very very lucky, I may yet get my dream houses!