Thursday, February 17, 2011

Miniatures!

I've always had a bit of a thing for miniatures and doll houses. One of my crafty aims in life is to construct a beautiful multi storey dollhouse and hand make every last thing that goes in it! Considering I have 3 young girls I may have to wait until they leave home, or perhaps I could do a smaller scale "play" house as practice!

A lovely memory from my childhood is my Dad finding an old dollhouse that had belonged to one of his sisters in an old unused shed on the farm. He cleaned and painted it for me and I thought it was the most wonderful thing on earth - 2 storey and the front of the house opened and closed with a little latch. When we left the farm almost everything got sold and I think my dollhouse was among the things that went.

A little search on Etsy lead me to these wonderful discoveries:

Mixed Berry Pie in 1/6th Scale


Mixed Berry Pie in 1/6th scale by puttering


Alaska Red Clay Miniatures


Alaska Red Clay Miniatures by FunkydevazVintage


Fairy Ring,  6 Little Mushrooms, Toadstools for Your Planters or Terrariums




Fairy Ring from WarmCountryMeadows

Springtime miniature dollhouse bedspread yellow blue purple

Springtime miniature dollhouse bedspread by Pugcentric

Dollhouse Miniature 1/12 Scale Yum Cha BBQ Pork Bun in Steam Basket


Yum Cha BBQ Pork Bun in Steam Basket 1/12th scale from luluminiatures


Handmade Miniature Wooden Chair

Handmade Miniature wooden chair by ShopHotHouse

Miniature Pet Dolls 1/12th scale

Miniature Pet 1/12th scale by firbreheart

What do you think? Aren't miniatures just awesome?!

7 comments:

tinsenpup said...

I still miss my little childhood doll's house. Maybe making miniatures is what adults do to try to fill that void. I really love that little chair. It makes me think of Van Gogh.

quilary said...

I love the pies, adore the doll's quilt and WANT the little chair...too cute :)

m.e (Cathie) said...

i love those little itty bitty things!

i never had a dollshouse growing up & so when I stumbled upon one at the local tip shop I was in love with it and had to buy it for my little one.

we are searching for furniture & accessories, your finds look perfect Kel.

Clodagh a.k.a. Isra said...

there is something real and homely about them.

Heather España said...

So sweet! Thank you for including our wee little mixed berry pie :).

Imelda (pugcentric on etsy) said...

thanks for including my mini crochet in your pics! I love that little woven chair too.

BTW, the apricots in your Nourish blog look soooooo good! You must be a real Renaissance woman!!!

Rose and Ivy said...

I love miniatures too-especially the dolls. I made a few dollhouse dolls recently, there are some pictures on my blog. I have started making some more. I'm hooked!