I'm back. Some visitors to my blog have commented that they enjoyed seeing my treasures and the items in my craft room so I thought I'd just show you a few more. I have to confess that I could not contain everything within my craftroom/spare bedroom. Out in the hallway is an old bookshelf which among other things holds my dolls house books and a few miniatures on the top:
I also have tucked in my craft room my collection of Miniature Collector magazines and a few old Nutshell News. I love looking through the Miniature Collector magazines for inspiration and because they also often have articles about antique dolls houses.
I also have another narrow set of shelves by the wardrobe in my craft room which holds a few treasures:
A room box I made for my father back in the 1990s.
Some teddy bears I have made.ld
Pices of old dolls tea sets which I played with as a child. I think the Micky Mouse set may have been my mother's.
I also realise there is another shelf that I have not taken a photo of which holds my bookbinding / book making efforts. Perhaps this can be a blog entry for another day.
On the walls in my craf troom are some other crafts and treasures:
A Christmas doll I made from a Cinnamon Lodge kit.
An Orphan Anne doll I made from a Little Dirt Lane pattern.
This is my Christening dress with my wedding garter (lost its elastic) and horseshoe draped over it.
Look at the lovely detail on the bottom. Unfortunately I no longer have the underdress.
A doll head I made but never felt inclined to make a body for.
This is a camel I made at a workshop held by a lady called Felicity Willis. I still need to sew his ears and tail on. They have just been held on with pins for the last few years.
A few dolls sitting on the bed. The doll at the back was my childhood doll, the doll on the left without a wig was a porcelain doll I made back in the 1980s. The other two dolls were made by a friend.
Another unfinished doll but I will finish this one. Her name is Star and she will have a costume made of star fabrics and I have an old dog tag from one of my dogs with 'Star' on it which will go around her neck.
There are lots of other treasures tucked away but this gives an idea of some of the things I collect and some of the crafts I have attempted over the years.
I hope to have a progress report on the Petite Properties book ends in the weekend. Enjoy your week.