Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Christmas Art Deco House Part 2






Katina has sent me photos of more of the art deco house! See the previous post for more.
This is the bathroom, nursery and study. The furniture was custom made for her, by "Some extremely talented people!", and once again she made lots of the accessories and soft furnishings.

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Christmas Art Deco






This is from "Katina" in the UK. It's a Christmas Themed Art Deco House, and she made all the food and other soft furnishings! It's a living/dining area and bedroom.

Monday, December 29, 2008

Something New

Make Friends!

Do you mourn your lack of friends who are interested in miniatures? This is a new site I've made which I hope will be able to bring new friends together!
Join to find new msn friends, email friends, club members, business partners, snail mail pals, etc!

edit: it's a bit glitchy, but if you do what it says and try again, it usually works. Thanks for your patience!

New Years

I'm currently looking for photos of miniatures that could fit with the theme "New Year".
Please feel free to submit in the usual way (described on the side column).

Also, this blog now has an average viewing of over 50 views a day! And today we've got 170 so far, so I think that that average will soon be skyrocketing up! Great job guys and girls!

Boy's Bedroom On Christmas Morning- Sixties







It's Christmas Morning in England in the 60s- His parents said he couldn't wake them up until sunrise- they want their sleep in! So he left his blind up so that he could wake up straight away!
Then they'll be rushing around opening presents and cooking. He's only about six years old, yet he's already got a Beatles poster from an older sibling.

Almost everything in this box was made by hand by my mother and I, or at least put together by hand. We made it as proof that you can make fantastic miniatures without spending a fortune! You could do a whole house like this.
The books on the bedside table are Winnie the Pooh and Pookie. Anyone remember Pookie?
He's left his snowflake making on the window seat.
The toys on the shelves include...
a felt rabbit, a kite, a toy boat, a book about golliwogs, a bouncy ball, a pair of binoculars, some teddies, 'Peter Rabbit Goes To School', a clown money box, an Enid Blyton book, a toy fire engine, a toy train, an ant farm, a photo of his family, a pack of pencils, a bag of marbles and a cup and ball.

Sunday, December 28, 2008

Want To Help?

Want To Help The Blog?
Time for another of these entries.

If you're enjoying this blog and you'd like to help, here are a few ways you can do it.

1. Submit photos- I'm always looking for more!
2. Pass on the link to the blog- not just in miniatures forums. I'd love it if more non miniaturists could have a look! So if you think these miniatures are cool, share it with your friends!
3. Follow the blog! And check back often.
4. Comment on blog entries! The contributers of the photos would love to hear from you I'm sure.
5. Suggest a non picture topic that I could write a blog entry about. What would you like to know?

Saturday, December 27, 2008

Tall Chimneys Christmas





These are from Grazhina. "We had a Christmas swap in a miniatures group one year and I redid the kitchen to show the descendants of the farmer's family enjoying the season using swap items. The old kitchen has become their living room."


This room of a house is a great example of how people make miniature scenes to show old and new coming together!

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Christmas Box






This is a roombox with a bit of a difference- it's made to look like a Christmas parcel! Any questions about the box or the contents, just ask. The snowman on the wall is based on an advent calendar I used to have as a child- mine was a big Australian landscape with Christmas Australian animals however!

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Christmas Dinner Table




This is from SarahMaloney

A waxed wooden table with embroidered runner featuring: roast turkey with pewter carving set; a plate of ham; a pewter gravy boat; a dish of cranberry sauce; a bowl of carrots; a bowl of brussel sprouts; a bowl of roast potatoes; a Christmas pudding on a ceramic cake stand; a Christmas cake; a cake stand of mince pies and a Dundee cake.

Table measures 5"6/8 length by 2"6/8 width by 2"2/8 height.

Monday, December 22, 2008

Christmas Pudding and Cake



Two of the best Christmas food traditions are portrayed here by Linsminis. The Christmas Cake is on a 30mm diameter plate, and the Christmas pudding is on a 25 mm diameter plate.

Sunday, December 21, 2008

My Cube At Christmas




From bearon.
Christmas at the office! People create many different scenes in miniature.

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Micro Minis -Father Christmas and Elf


He measures 5/12 inch tall plus hat, has a red suit trimmed with white “fur”, black boots and belt (with gold buckle), green mittens and comes with a silk toy sack.




This Christmas Elf is made from the tiny wire candy canes that were sold to decorate miniature trees. It is about 5/12th of an inch tall. He (or she if you wish) wears a green tunic, hat and shoes and got himself tangled in gold garland while trying to decorate the toy shop tree!

As well as 1:12 scale, there's also 1:144 scale.

This is from Weefolkandfantasy. And yes, they are real. They're either people for a 1:144 scale house, or ornament size for a 1:12 scale. A dollhouse for a dollhouse if you will.

So here, 1:144 scale Father Christmas, and Elf.

Advertising on Fluffy Bricks

You'll now see in the About Me section on the side of the blog that you can now advertise your shop, club, or website with Fluffy Bricks for the cheap price of $10. Reach hundreds of miniaturists, and you're on the front page for at least two weeks, almost a month. You can also advertise your Ebay listings for the even cheaper price of $2 a listing, less if I decide to use your photo of your listed item on the blog! The items you are selling merely have to be dollhouse miniatures, they do not have to be stunning or hand made (but if they are, you're more likely to get the cheaper price on the blog entry!)
Payment will be via paypal, please email me with any enquiries.

However, keep sending in your show off photos, the credits are free advertising! Plus everyone will love seeing them. :)

Friday, December 19, 2008

Roast Leg of Lamb


By NJD Miniatures. A Miniature roast leg of lamb with vegetables. As you may be able to see from the photos, the carving utensils are detachable and the lamb is on a porcelain meat platter by Avon Miniatures.

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Before and After House



This is a Before and After of the same house, by Ruth.

"These are photos of my first dollhouse that my hubby and I renovated for a friend in 2004. It got me started in the hobby."

Dollhouse Miniatures as an Adult Hobby

My Hobby– let me show you it. And let me have a little rant. When I was a child, I was practicing my hobby, and it was fine and cute. When I was 10 and got into it properly, I got some very weird looks from my friends. By the time I was 12, I had class mates (and some now ex friends!) teasing me mercilessly for ‘playing with dolls’. But I don’t play with them! I said. Besides, most of the people in the club I go to are over 40!

‘Oh! So you hang out with old people!’ I just couldn’t win. But I sucked it up and continued, and I can see myself doing it forever.

What was and is my hobby? Dollhouse miniatures! These are, for me anyway, representations of daily life and different eras, in tiny house format. I don’t ‘play’ with the dolls as such… though, I have to admit I do create personas for them. I pick their little accessories and house d├ęcor based on those personas. And representing their ‘lives’ is a lot of the fun. Fits in well with my other hobby which is writing!

I work in ‘one twelfth’ (1:12) scale, which means that one inch in the dollhouse equals one foot in real life. A six foot tall man in real life would be six inches tall in one of my settings.
There are many different things that you can create in miniature! Pretty much anything. I tend to create historical houses, but others create their houses from childhood, their dream shops or businesses, scenes from books or movies, etc etc. My passion is 1895… 100 years before I got my first ‘real’ dollhouse. But I have intentions (I can practically hear future room mates or husband wincing) to have several houses of different eras– 1940s perhaps!

Something that’s fantastic about dollhouse miniatures as a hobby is that it encompasses almost every other crafty type hobby available, and can represent all the others! In the realm of dollhouse miniatures I sculpt, paint, sew, and do woodwork. It’s all just… a lot smaller. I also research and tell stories! And many things can be made from recycled full size items– spas from yoghurt containers for example!

If I can’t do a certain project myself, I can be sure that someone somewhere will be able to, and I’ll be able to swap or buy it from them.

I feel that it’s the perfect hobby for people of all ages– I just hope that more people are brave, don’t listen to peer pressure, and get into it before they turn 40, and don’t give up at age 10.

Snail House At 'Night'






This is the snail house at 'night'. Go here for more photos of it!

As you can see by the size of the furniture in comparison with her hand this is not a 1:12 scale miniature.

Comments

If you enjoy the pictures you are looking at, remember you can feel free to comment! That way the people who the miniatures belong to can know what you think of it. If you have any questions, also, feel free to ask.

Anthro Snail House












This is something very very different.
To find more photos of it, please go to her blog at ilonessa.

It is a house made in the back of a giant snail with a human head.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Christmas Photos Wanted

Every now and then, I'll have a 'themed' lot of photos. Now is your chance to show off your Christmas miniatures! If you have any Christmas scenes, or items to do with Christmas, then send your clear, good quality photos of them, to Livinginthepast_minis@yahoo.com.au and they may end up on the blog for all to see! Don't forget a short blurb about them, and tell me who to credit the photos to!

If you know of anyone with lovely Christmas related miniatures, please, tell me about them so I can approach them, or ask them to submit their photos to me.

Peppers/Capsicum


Here are some miniature capsicums (or, bell peppers, depending on where you are from) made by NJD Miniatures.

Interiors




More from Elwendell! I believe this is more from her Lord of the Rings themed miniatures.


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