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Friday, 21 March 2014

Dolls House Fair Winsford

This was my table at the dolls house in fair Winsford last month. The fair was in a new venue - the smart new leisure centre - and it was a lovely big hall, plenty of room and lots of light. Unfortunately people just didn't seem in the mood to spend. It was also a very sunny day so I think a lot of people went out for the day rather than visiting the fair. Still, it was nice to see the other traders and have time for a chat and I did manage to sell a few bits and pieces of furniture so I have created some space in my work room!

Wednesday, 19 March 2014

1/12th Scale Seaside Chalet

I bought a family of 1/12th scale handmade dolls at a recent fair and thought they would suit a 1950's style house. I also thought it would be nice if they were on holiday so I got out my favourite ever dolls house book by Caroline Hamilton to look at her wonderful Sea View' seaside chalet and decided I would try to make one myself. This little holiday home is the result. I had such fun building this house. It's only 16 inches wide and 10 inches deep so takes up no room at all but it's still big enough to give a true taste of the seaside.

Tuesday, 18 March 2014

1/12th Scale Beach Hut

I know it's still not quite warm enough for trips to the beach but I couldn't resist making this little beach hut. We change the clocks at the end of this month in the UK for British Summertime. Hope someone has told the weather that it's supposed to be 'summertime'!

Tuesday, 4 March 2014

1/12th Scale 'Rose Cottage'

Here is 'Rose Cottage', a simple two roomed 1/12th scale cottage which has been given the 'well lived in' treatment. Great for a witch to move in to or perhaps the village eccentric. It was a bit of a gloomy day when I took this photo I'm afraid. Apologies!

1/24th Scale 'Thimble Cottage'

This is 'Thimble Cottage', a four roomed 1/24th scale dolls house completed a few weeks ago. I still like to think of the seaside even in the depths of winter so I make seaside cottages!