As many of you know, I have a real passion for miniature dollhouses.
It all started quite a few years ago, but it's just been the past couple
of years that my passion has become a reality. While I still (yes still)
have two unconstructed dollhouses in the wings, I have been collecting
and showcasing my minis on bookshelves. The particular scene you
see here lives in the library book stack in my studio and I can easily
see it from my desk.
I was very pleased when I was featured in The Dolls' House Magazine
last October and that feature encouraged me to keep on adding to
my room and adding another room too.
Finding minis to fit a room is much like decorating a full size room.
There is a lot of planning and designing first and then the real work
begins when I start searching for just the right pieces of furniture and
accessories that start to bring the dream into a reality.
Sometimes, when I can't find just what I want, I start to create my
own accessories. The two books on the top of the hutch were made
by me. After I tried two or three of these, I learned from my mistakes
and the future book making attempts were easier.
I made the little aprons too that you see hanging from the peg shelf.
I could not find buttons small enough, so I make them from clay.
And the skirt for the kitchen sink and the little calendar on the right.
So much fun!
The room I have been working on recently, is a nursery for a baby girl.
I have been searching to find just the right accessories for this room, but
I am still having fun putting it all together. Little by little, it is coming
along. It's a bit farther along now than what you see in the picture
above, and I will share the additions in a later post.
And …. besides my shabby chic rooms, I started working on
another bookshelf miniature display. This one has more of an
English Country feel with warm and cozy colors and minis that
look more like antiques. I did make the wing chair several years
ago, and once again, I learned from my mistakes.
So this new blog will be only about miniatures. I will share
wonderful dollhouses by other miniaturists. I will showcase
miniature artisans and also clue you onto resources for your
own mini creations. I want this to be an interactive place, so
please feel free to share your own dollhouse creations, or ask
any questions you might have. I'll be featuring tutorials too,
so again, let me know what you want to learn.
Miniature dollhouses are not meant for young children, but
older kids and adults of all ages can have fun putting together
dollhouses, room boxes, or bookshelf rooms as I am doing.
It's a hobby not limited to women and girls, there are some
wonderful male miniaturists as well.
Thank you for stopping by. This blog will not be written
daily, at least not for a while, but I will try to create a
new post at least three times per week. I hope that it will
be a fun place for mini lovers everywhere!
Susan and Bentley