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I have had a life-long love affair with dollhouse miniatures, and careers in art education and interior design. I hope to combine these life experiences to help other miniature enthusiasts get more out of this wonderful hobby we enjoy, a hobby that often reaches the level of an art form. Susan Downing

Posted on 21 February, 2018

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Frans Bosdyk and the Dollhouse, on exhibit at the Powerhouse Museum in Sydney

The Bosdyk Dollhouse

It took 15,000 hours and many thousands of dollars for materials spent on the work. Frans Bosdyk made most of the furniture, which he researched in ‘Antique Furniture in Australia’ by Anthony Hill, and developed special lathes to turn the tiny wooden parts. He also fashioned his own tiny hand tools from 75-100mm concrete nails to make it easier for him to handle the small pieces. He used silky oak,

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Posted on 14 February, 2018

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Tim Sidford, Miniaturist

I have admired Tim Sidford’s work for some time. Every once in a while I scroll through his voluminous Flickr photostream to find new treasures and revisit old favorites. Here are the results of today’s journey. The text is mainly Tim’s words.

Edward Wright Dollhouse

This house (built by Edward Wright) was meant to be finished months ago (I have been commissioned to decorate both interior and exterior). But recently life has been rather busy. Indeed the last year has

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Posted on 11 February, 2018

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A Barbie Bathroom, source unknown

A Dollhouse Bathroom With Style

If you are building a period dollhouse or room box, convention pretty much dictates the decorating choices. There is more latitude if you are recreating an important scene from childhood, for instance, because we have all learned that memory is not a video recorder. Still, the whimsey factor can be limited.

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Posted on 11 February, 2018

barbie-bathroom-with-style

A Barbie Bathroom, source unknown

A Dollhouse Bathroom With Style

If you are building a period dollhouse or room box, convention pretty much dictates the decorating choices. There is more latitude if you are recreating an important scene from childhood, for instance, because we have all learned that memory is not a video recorder. Still, the whimsey factor can be limited.

Posted by Susan Downing

Categories: recycled


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