Here are a few pieces for Manderley. The photograph is an old ambrotype of an unknown lady, bought on ebay. I thought it was so sad that on the back was written 'Not to be given away to anyone'. This lady was once loved and this image was once treasured by someone, but now although this may be the only existing photograph of this lady, her identity is now lost and forgotten. Now she will be treasured once again! She deserves a beautiful room I think. I love the patina of the frame and the way the oxidised green on the frame matches the tinted colours of her dress. The salon of Manderley is in similar green tones, very unfinished at the moment so I'll add pictures once it's in a more presentable state. The lilacs are made from an Anja van den Doel kit, the cushion I embroidered on 35 count linen using a pattern in 'Embroidered Projects' by Sue Hawkins (Dolls House Do-It-Yourself series). There was an extra line of stitches, oops, but I am very new to needlepoint so I was happy anyway with the result and hopefully it isn't too obvious! I bought the Biedermeier commode second hand in a German market, pre-made, I think it is by Mini Mundus.
Hello and welcome! I am a married mum with a little boy born in 2009 and little girl born in 2011, and am usually busy with full-time mummy duties. Any spare time available I try to spend on my other passion, working on 1:12 scale dolls house miniatures (with a few 1:16 here and there). I have been interested in miniatures all my life but only over the past few years have returned to this hobby, now working on six dolls houses plus a shop and gypsy caravan....absolutely no room for any more (unless of course my children want one of their own, I'm sure we could squeeze it in somewhere!).