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A Christmas Carol.

One of the joys of Miniatura is meeting miniaturists for the first time.  I love to hear of people’s houses, what they are doing with them, and, sometimes,  be invited to provide the residents. At Autumn Miniatura I was delighted … Continue reading

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In a hurry

Welcome to a lateish and attenuated blog as I struggle to catch up with myself.  As you know I have been making my own Christmas cards for over thirty years.  At first they were just my dolls that I had … Continue reading

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Doll stringing

..does not involve string at all. As usual with miniature versions of craftsman made items, the smaller you go, the trickier it gets and the first thing you have to make are the tools to do the job. Full size … Continue reading

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A brush with art.

I had forgotten what a joy china painting can be. First, however, after seven years and major building work, you have to find all that is necessary for the task.  I certainly had everything I needed seven years ago, now … Continue reading

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Back to being me.

It is possible to forget a lot in seven years, especially if, during those years, you have been a carer, lost a fortune, broken both arms, had cancer, surgery, builders, hospital stays and more surgery. My life is one long … Continue reading

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Raining and pouring.

Here’s a sight you haven’t seen, I think, for about seven years. Yes it’s my dining room table. Or, more specifically, my dining room table where it looks as if it has been raining doll parts. I meant to be … Continue reading

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A step back.

A brief posting all about me, me, me, for which I apologise.  I’ve had a bit of a setback health wise, which needs recovering from. I have started putting the library out on the drive again on fine days.  Our … Continue reading

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The perlitikal situashun.

This column never has been and never will be anything to do with politics.  It’s about artists like you and me and what we do when life in general and relatives in particular, go a bit manky. However, the current … Continue reading

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The Min

Miniatura was absolutely wonderful.  I would have written about it sooner but the unexpected aftermath, nothing at all to do with the show, has floored me. The OH, unpredictable and difficult, took himself off to Italy for a week, the … Continue reading

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Autumn Min.

I am delighted to say that this time next week, I’ll be at Miniatura.  After all the sadness of the last few weeks we all could do with something as uplifting as Autumn Miniatura.  I have never failed, whether as … Continue reading

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