I have been having a look at other miniatures blog sites and those that I have seen (apart from those that are not just advertising sites for items they themselves produce) seem to rely a lot on purchased items and kits.
Now for some reason I always seem to feel the need to make most of my own miniatures, and I just buy things that I can't make such as small pottery items and metal pots and pans etc. Perhaps it is because of the cost of purchased items. Those little items sure do make a hole in your wallet. Or perhaps it is just my slightly Scottish heritage!
So when I made the little barrel organ I also designed and made the monkey and the cart and the organ grinder. The ladies in the group were astonished to think t...
On a recent trip to Sydney we visited the huge Konikuniya bookstore and in the course of an hour or two I selected about six books that I wanted to buy. But to buy all six would have been extravagance and so I started to cull them. In the end the only book that I felt I really couldn't put back on the shelf was Brian Long's "The Authentic Tudor and Stuart Dolls' House", and so I bought it.
Then a couple of weeks later we went to the woodworking show in Brisbane and I bought two more books on miniatures, "How to Make Your Dolls' House Special" by Beryl Armstrong, and "Dolls' House inspirations " by Jean Nisbett.
I felt there was a message in there - maybe it was time to start making more miniatures!