When the theme of ‘Small’ was mooted over at Sepia Saturday, I knew I’d have to feature my old dolls' house in a post. I’ve always been fascinated by the world of miniatures, and we were posted to Germany in 1982, my husband made this 1:12 scale dolls' house for me as a joint project. We would later visit dolls house fairs in UK when I was really in the grip of this hobby. I made many of the tiny objects and pieces of furniture, including the dolls (the kits had the heads and limbs and the rest was my own work. Jean Greenhowe’s book., “Making a Victorian Dollshouse” gave me lots of ideas. I wish I’d kept the book, especially when I see the price it demands on ebay.
I also made a miniature shop, which now reminds me of the ones I featured in ‘Open All Hours’ in my other blog.
The dolls' house didn’t move with us to Lanzarote, but I did keep the dolls and most of the small items and these are being looked after by my son until the grandchildren can appreciate them. My daughter had a Lundby dolls' house as a child, but I think that was passed on to someone else, just like my lovely bungalow, (handmade by my parents’ friend) which I spent hours playing with.
Ten years ago I found a rather battered dolls house at a huge car boot sale and bought it for £20 for my great niece. I renovated it with wallpaper, roof paper, etc. and fitted it with carpets. These photos show the fun the family had with it that Christmas. Our niece and my sister-in-law were itching to get in on the act. On my other blog, you can see some more miniature worlds, in U.K. and Lanzarote.
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