Tuesday, July 1, 2014

A Bit More Show & Tell

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.
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.


  1. You have beautiful collections.

  2. There are so many lovely memories in your collection! Looks like you've always been a very creative lady! ;O)


  3. A great collections of books about miniatures and lovely toys.
    Hugs, Drora

  4. Veo que no todo son miniaturas.Buenos recuerdos y otras encantadoras aficiones.

  5. Beautiful collection of dolls, dollhouses, miniatures and even so beautiful memories, Sharee! Thank you for sharing these with us :D!
    Hugs, Ilona

  6. Hallo Sharee, eine tolle Kollektion hast du da, herzlichen Dank das ich die sehen durfte. Ganz liebe Grüße Britta

  7. A great collection of memories and other wonderful things!

  8. Ooh, I'd love to get my hands on some of those books! xo Jennifer

  9. You have wonderful collections. Thank you for sharing pictures of your most treasured items with us. Your bears are especially adorable & I love the room box you made for your father.
    :-) Lisa

  10. You are a creative lady and a fantastic miniaturist Sharee! I love that you have pieces from your past strewn about, it a great idea to have things about that bring back memories and inspire.

    Your teddy bears are just fantastic!
    hugs ~J

  11. what a great collection, thanks for sharing :)

  12. Lots of lovely things :)


  13. You make bears! That's fabulous. You are very good at every project you have made. Your talents are endless. Very impressive!

  14. I have really enjoyed reading this post and seeing all your bits and pieces...so many memories! My favourite has to be your camel.....he just makes me smile! Celia

  15. Cara Sharee è stato divertente e interessante curiosare tra i tuoi pezzi preziosi che custodisci!
    Un abbraccio.Manu

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  17. It's sooo nice to have you back! :) And thanks for sharing these lovely pics&memories with us! Big hugs! :)

  18. Wow! You have a great collection of books here =) And I love the roombox you made for your father!! And Star she is so cute, I can only imagine that she will get even cuter when she is finished =)
    The childhood doll of yours, looks like a doll my father had, and then gave me, I was very careful with it, we called him Pelle. I still have him, tucked away, I'm afraid he will break if my daughter finds him, she might get him, in a few years.. =)

  19. Wow! You still have your Christening dress....it must be wonderful to look and touch it and remember you once were in it, small like a miniature!! :) I love your bears and the room box you made for your father, it's very cute. Also your dolls made by you are beautiful....you can really make a lot of things, can you?? And you are pretty good at it too!! I love books too and somebody can never have too many. Thank you to allow us in your room and show us all your things!