Housework has won this weekend but I thought I'd share a few miniatures I made between 1996 and 2000 when I had my first dabble at miniatures.
The Victrola (cabinet style gramophone), wicker chair and pantry were all made by me at workshops at the year 2000 NZAME (New Zealand Association of Miniature Enthusiasts) Convention. The theme of the convention was the 1920s.
The tutor for the Victrola was an Anne Eustace. This took hours and a lot of patience but I was really pleased with the result. A Jeanette Dungan was the tutor for the wicker chair and Jewel Lewis was the tutor for the 1920s kitchen cabinet.
The flapper doll costume also fits in with the 1920s theme and while a similar project was taught as a workshop at the convention my recollection is that I made this at a workshop held at the miniature club I belonged to at the time. I think the visiting tutor for this project was a Lynne Roberts. I have just realised she also has a pale blue feather boa that should be draped around her neck.
The chaise and settle above were also items I made in the 1990s as was the fireplace in the background. These would have been workshops held at the miniature club but I cannot recall the tutors. The wooden settle opens up for storage.
Above is a bathroom workshop I did in 1996. I think this also may have been at a NZAME convention. The tutors were Roger and Maureen Nelson. I still love it all these years later. The top of the housing contains the battery unit. There is a light outside the window to give the effect of moonlight. I remember finding an old card with a painting of trees on it which I think works well as the backdrop scene outside the window. I found a wonderful doll in a dressing gown that used to stand by the bath with a book but unfortunately she fell out of the cabinet a number of years ago and I've never found a doll since that I've wanted to put back in the scene. Maybe one day.
I've just noticed by looking at the photo the mirror needs to be reglued in the cabinet above the sink and the toilet chain has got wrapped around the towel rack. Pity I didn't notice these things before I took the photo.
The doll that leans against the bathroom in my craft room is Orphan Anne, a design by Jess of Little Dirt Lane that I made two or three years ago.
I'm sure I've got a few more things around that I made in the 1990s but these are the things that jumped out at me when I had a quick look around my craft room.
I have promised my daughter I will have a game of something with her this afternoon and she is hovering around the door to my craft room so I had better go, apart from to say I have my eye on some vintage items coming up on an on-line auction later today so if I am successful I will have something to blog about later in the week when the items arrive.
Hope you are all having a great weekend. Bye for now.