Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Monday, September 28, 2009


A bedroom by the hugely talented Amyla

A miniature bar

I thought I'd show a video today! It shows a miniature bar.

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Memory Card Book

This isn't a dollhouse miniature but it was tiny and a really cute idea so I thought I'd share! It's a miniature book made out of old memory cards, made by Cheeky Magpie.

I’ve been woefully uninspired lately so I’ve been cleaning out the drawers and cupboards in a desperate attempt to stay productive, if not creative. On my way I discovered some old smart media memory cards from an ancient digital camera. You know, the kind that was as big as an air conditioner and took photos about as well? The memory cards have little memory and even less usefulness these days so I was going to pitch them. But I hate just throwing things away.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

The Single Life

Another dollhouse from the SAME miniatures Fair! So this photo is exclusive to my blog- I don't think you'll find it elsewhere on the internet.
It was made by one of the women in SAME, Bronwen Close, and I'm really impressed with what she's done! This young lady seems to be preparing for a little birthday party. Note the beer by the back door and the party dress on the bed, and the nibbles and wine on the table! Also, she's looking at miniatures on her computer. :D

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Chateau Part VI- Last part!

The showing of the SAME 18th Century French Chateau is now complete! I hope that you enjoyed it. Sorry that it took so long! I've linked some of the SAME members to this blog, so I'm sure they'd love to hear your comments. Questions are also welcome.

How Do You Choose The Scale?

I do have a question, How do you choose the scale?

Hi edessedesigns!

Well, most people don't just 'come up' with a scale, most miniaturists pick one of the already established scales, as then you can buy things to go in the houses!
I personally like 1:12 scale- this is the most common scale. It originated from the 'old' (if you're in Australia anyway :P) feet and inches measurement system. One inch equals one foot (12 inches). Your 6 inch doll would be a 6 foot tall man in real life.

I chose that scale because I liked the size of it. It felt not too small, and not too big. I could include plenty of details, and accessories were freely available. I still like 1:12 scale.

However, there are quite a few other scales to choose from! 1:24 (half size scale), 1:48 (quarter inch scale) and 1:144, which is the right size for a dollhouse for a dollhouse! I recently made something in 1:48, it was hugely fiddly. I don't think I'll do that again very quickly, because though it has the advantage of taking up less space, I like details, and I don't like feeling like I have to glue everything down or I'll knock it over. I don't like that finality. I'd do it for the occasional room or display, but not for my main hobby.
I would make 1:144, and put it in a dollhouse! I like challenges. One day I might consider using 1:24 scale.

Some people also work in 1:16 and 1:18 scales. 1:10 is popular in Germany (and would make sense for the metric system!). "Playscale" is 1:6, and this is the size for Barbies and Blythe (I believe.)

You could choose any scale you want however, but people tend to go with what has already been created.

Perhaps readers of Fluffybricks could respond with how they chose their scale of choice? Was it to fit with a certain item or doll? You liked the size? You didn't like other sizes? You didn't know anything about it and then stuck with it?

Saturday, September 19, 2009

French Chateau Part V

The library

The dining room

One of the bedrooms

The Music Room

One of the sitting rooms

Another of the bedrooms

Plus the bedroom's private sitting room.
Sorry that these ones are a little fuzzy. If I used flash, the colours would be wrong, and I couldn't steady myself enough, it was quite crowded.
There are a few more after this!

Friday, September 18, 2009

French Chateau IV

The side of the Chateau, and the small chateau chapel where the family, servants and guests have their services away from the riff raff of the local community.
We have a lot of talent in our club!

Thursday, September 17, 2009

French Chataeu Part III

Here you see one of the archways into the 'courtyard' beyond, the kitchen, the pantry/store room (with a 'door' leading through to cellars on the other side (not really. It's a picture), and I'm not sure what the top room there was, if anyone has any guesses, tell me! I just loved the alcoves. Make sure to click to make them bigger.
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