Tuesday, 10 March 2015

Spring Miniatura , Birmingham NEC , March 28th and 29th 2015

Spring Miniatura is fast approaching and as always I am busy creating new characters and getting ready for the first show of the year .

 Here are just a few of the dolls who will be on my table .

  If you are visiting the show then please come along and say hello ! There will be many more characters there to meet you from many Eras and walks of life .

 Hope to see you there !

Julie x

Friday, 30 January 2015

Angelina Jolie as Maleficent in miniature !

  Most of the last week has been spent working on my miniature Maleficent. She was commissioned by a customer but was already on my list of "must make" dolls so I was delighted to work on her !
 Maleficent stands around 6 inches tall , although her horns add a little extra height. She is sculpted from polymer clay over a metal armature . Angelina has such beautiful strong features I really enjoyed trying to get her likeness into the clay .
It was a challenge to recreate her cloak in miniature without swamping the doll but I am pleased with the way it turned out, the fine silk I used made the job a little easier !
I'm not sure what the life size Angelina would think, but I really enjoyed working on the miniature one :)
julie xxx

Sunday, 25 January 2015

I'm late....I'm late.....

Just like the white rabbit I am rushing around declaring  " I'm late ! I'm late ! "  So I would like to very belatedly wish everyone a Happy New Year !
I am just getting back into the swing of things after extended  holidays and am busy working on commission orders now and of course new characters for the next miniatures fair.
I have  updated the pages on this site today with new photographs and also the dates for this years fairs .
The first of the UK fairs is Miniatura in Birmingham at the end of March. As always I will be previewing dolls for the show here so watch out over the coming weeks to see some new characters.
Please check out the newly updated Fairs page to see dates for all fairs.
Julie xx

Thursday, 27 November 2014

Kensington Christmas Dollshouse Festival, Saturday 29th November 1014

 This Saturday I will be in London exhibiting at the Kensington Dollshouse Festival , Kensington Town Hall.
 It is always a wonderful event, There is a lovely Christmas atmosphere and everyone looks forward to the show .
 These are just a few of the dolls who will be on my table
Hope you can come along, and if you do please come and say hello and see who else is on my table !
Julie xx

Thursday, 16 October 2014

DHN show Apeldoorn, Holland, 25th and 26th October 2014

In a weeks time I will be busy packing my case ready for my trip to Holland to the DHN show at the Americahal in Apeldoorn.
I am really looking forward to the show and after a sell out show at Miniatura this September I have been hard at work in the shed making new characters to take with me to Holland.
Here is a sneaky preview of just a few who will be on my table this year .
This waiter has a fab tray of drinks made by Mags Cassidy of Magsnificent Miniatures
I have something for everyone at my table, there are modern doll, period style dolls, halloween themed, fairytale and xmas dolls too !
This lady is inspired by the character Miss Audrey in the BBC series The Paradise . The dressed shop counter will also be for sale.

Finally this lovely old witch is selling cand for Halloween. She comes with a decorated plinth so even if you dont own a dolls house or room box she would be great to display as a stand alone piece
There will be many more dolls available to purchase at the show so if you can come along please do !
I hope to have time to post a few more photos soon. I am busy putting the finshing touches to some dolls inspired by the nursery rhyme Sing a song of Sixpence and they are a lot of fun !
julie xx

Wednesday, 13 August 2014

Little Red Riding Hood and the wolf

 Now in my Etsy shop this vignette was great fun to work on !  I love to paint but its not something I do often as I spend most of my time creating dolls. It was a treat to paint the fairytale setting inside this book box .
 I made the tree from wire , paper tape and scenic greenery and set it inside the box. The box doesn't close as the tree stands a little proud of the box , I think its the perfect setting for my wolf doll and of course Little Red .
 The wolf is rather dapper, I think the only chance a wolf would have to talk to a bright little girl like Little Red would be if he was very charming indeed , so mine looks rather persuasive !
 Little Red doesn't look convinced though, she is a clever little girl and her mother warned her not to talk to strangers. ...........
I hope you like my take on the fairytale . The whole set is available now in my Etsy shop . I will sell the dolls seperate from the setting should you want to make your own setting to go with them so as always just contact me if you are interested :)
julie xxx

Sunday, 27 July 2014

This-a-way , That-a-way , which way ?

 We are having a glorious summer here in the UK . It's been too hot  in the shed and there have been lots of distractions to keep me from making my usual xmas in july dolls !  My husband had a hip replacement operation a few weeks ago and I was all set to be nursing him at home for a few weeks.   However , he has made a really amazing recovery, so with my nursing not being needed and with the help of my big electric fan I am busy working on new dolls for the Autumn shows :) 

 This year I will be at  Miniatura , Birmingham , UK September 20th and 21st
DHN show, Holland , October 25th and  26th
Kensington Xmas festival Novemer 29th

If you can come along please say hello !
I am working on some witches right now with Hallowe'en in mind.
This which way witch just cant decide which way to go and doesnt really care too much !
here she is sitting on an old tree trunk deciding wether she should go thisaway or thataway or just rest for a while .
I will be previewing a lot of the Autumn fair dolls here over the coming weeks so pop back often to see which new characters will be on my table this Autumn.
julie xxx

Wednesday, 28 May 2014

Back from Germany and Wish List news !

I am back from Germany exhibiting at the 1 zu 12 show.
The show  was wonderful, lots of happy customers ( and exhibitors ! ) so big thanks to Barbara for organising such a great event !
This photo shows my stand at the start of the show, by the end of the show there werent many dolls left !

Wish List News !
I have had lots of requests for commissions after having to close my commission book due to demand last year.
After talking to customers at the Spring shows and giving it much thought, I have decided to start a wish list.
I think this will work well, unlike a commission there is no time deadline and no obligation to purchase. 
Quite simply you let me know what you would like and if I think I can do justice to it then I will make it when I have time in between shows .
If whoever wished for the dolls changes their mind then thats okay , I can then sell the doll online or at a show.
I would welcome your thoughts on this so feel free to contact me , and of course if you would like to add your name to the wish list just let me know.
I have added a page with details of how to contact me and there is also a link on the sidebar.
julie x 

Monday, 19 May 2014

1 zu 12 show A2 Forum Rheda - Wiedenbruck Germany May 24th and 25th

I am just back from Kensington Dollshouse festival . I had a fab time and it was a very good show for me .Now I am very busy making a few new characters for the next show which is in just a few days time !
I am really looking forward to my trip to Germany and exhibiting at the 1 zu 12 show at the A2 Forum in Rheda on Germany 24th and 25th May.

 I  have been so busy with two fairs close together that I haven't had time to take many preview photos , I have been too busy making the dolls !
The first is a teaser for my show special which as you can see will be Mother Goose . I will take more photos at the show for those who cant get there but for now here is a side view , this was taken before  made the setting which goes with it .
Here are just a couple of the new characters who will on my table this weekend

If you are visiting the show please come and say hello, I dont speak very good German but somehow when it comes to miniatures we always manage to understand each other  :)
julie xxx


Sunday, 11 May 2014

Waiting for a train ...

 This rather tragic looking lady is waiting for her train to arrive at the station
 I too will be waiting for a train on friday and my case is almost as big as the trunk this lady is sitting on but I doubt i will look so glamourous and certainnly dont want to look so tragic !
This lovely lady will be on my stand at Kensington Dolls House Festival on Saturday,  its still all go here getting ready but I have some lovely characters ready for the show , hope you can come along and say hello :)
                                                                            juie xxx

Friday, 2 May 2014

Upcoming shows, KDF May 17th & 18th May, 1 zu 12 show Germany May 24th & 25th

The shed is a hive of activity right now as I prepare for my next two shows.
I will be at the Kensington Dolls House Festival , at Kensington Town Hall on May 17th and 18th . 
Please come along and say hello if you are visiting , there is more information on the website 
Then just one week later I will be in Germany !
1zu12 - Die Messe,
May 24th and 25th
                                       at the exhibition center A2 Forum Rheda-Wiedenbr├╝ck, Germany 
 As always I will have a selection of new characters to see on the table . 
Hope to see you there !

Sunday, 6 April 2014

And the winner is .......

Thank you to everyone who entered the giveaway, we had lots of entries from Facebook and my blog .
I hiope you like this little video of my grand daughters picking the winner from the "pirate chest " Congratulations  to the winner :)
Julie x