Friday, February 15, 2013

Blogs and Forums

I was sitting at the computer last night looking at other miniaturists blogs and reading the forums on Dolls Houses Past and Present and realised how much I appreciate the neat on-line community of miniaturists and collectors. I appreciate how with a couple of taps on the keyboard I can look at lovely photos of what someone else on the other side of the world is creating or collecting. A community where people help each other, offer constructive comments, share information and tutorials, offer giveaways and so much more. As I said in an earlier post I was involved with creating miniatures in the early 1990s and now I want to get back into creating and collecting miniatures. Back in the 1990s I belonged to a miniatures club with the friendships and support of club members. However, now I find myself living in an area where there are no miniature clubs, fabric stores or craft shops. I can only pick up the odd craft items in local shops and pick up bits and pieces in charity shops. All I can say is thank goodness for the internet. Not only does the internet mean I can obtain supplies through on-line shopping, but it also provides me with the link to other miniaturists, many of whom inspire me to keep creating. Keep blogging and sharing.


  1. Hi Sharee! I was also involved with miniatures in the 1990's and took a break..... a Looong Break from it and now I too, am 'back in business!' My how times and circumstances have changed in the last 10-15 years, wouldn't you agree? Be encouraged, Sharee, even though you live far from any miniature club or retail venue, there is still a lot of crafting that can be done and a lot of ingenuity kicks in, when you have to come up with a solution to a Big, mini problem. I agree with you about the internet; I had NO CLUE was what was going on around me and my eyes were opened! Ain't it Grand!?


  2. It certainly is grand Elizabeth. Thank you for your encouragement.

  3. I live far away from other miniaturists and shops, too. It's wonderful to find new mini folks online! *waves*