Saturday, January 31, 2009

Jewellery for your dolls

Hi, this is my first post. Its such a thrill to be blogging on my favourite blogger's blog :-)
I remember when buying dolls - the most fun part was the accessories. I loved modelling, re-modelling all the little tit-bits I had around the house. Broken key chain links would become necklaces for my dolls.
So now that I'm earning I'd love to treat myself to these lovely necklaces; well-suited to the aristocratic tastes of my dolls.
Aren't these just gorgeous?

They so smack of the oriental! They are made by miniature treasures and can be bought on

Friday, January 30, 2009

Miniature Toy Barn ~ Kathryn Capley

This one-of-a-kind barn is made by artist Kathryn Capley, who is known for her contemporary metal sculptures. This barn is all the more special because it is the first ever miniature scale barn designed by the artist.

Kathryn enjoys studying architecture and loves old barns. As a child, she drew plan after plan of barns and farms, and built them from cardboard boxes using index cards for walls and saran wrap for windows. She hopes her barns will become the favorite toys of imaginative children who will treasure them and pass them on to their children.

The exterior of the barn is oak strips that have been glazed with yellow and white. The drive in front of the barn is crushed slate. The paddock fence is wood and the gates open. The roof removes for easy play. The interior of the barn is wood, oak strips, stained on the upper wall, whitewashed pine below and wood partitions for the three stalls. The floor of the barn is "cement" ~ a skim coat of mortar mix. There is a light in the top of the barn.

Visit the website of Kathryn Capley for more information at

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Egyptian Treasures ~ Empires of Glory Studio

1:12 Dollhouse Scale Ancient Egyptian Treasures by the Empires of Glory Studio, available at Swan House Miniatures.
Above: 3 ¼" tall replica Canopic Chest.

The Bust of Nefertiti

The Gilt Throne of Tutankhamun

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Mini Breakfast Scene

I love this little breakfast scene. The serenity and the flower arrangement somehow makes me think of a cloudy morning in Tokyo. This was created by Joana of Petite Framboise.

Friday, January 16, 2009

Dollhouse Plants by Bev Gallerani

These beautiful dollhouse miniature plants were created by artist Bev Gallerani of Mango Tango Designs. While Bev no longer makes dollhouse miniatures, a few of her remaining mini plants are still available on Etsy at

Bev Gallerani is now a jewelry designer. Her work will be featured in the Spring '09 issue of Belle Armoire Jewelry, including her tutorial on PMC and fused dichroic glass. The issue will be available for sale in early March.

Monday, January 5, 2009

My Urvashi

Urvashi was inspired by her mythical namesake, the most beautiful Apsara in Indra's court. She is dressed in a traditional Bharatanatyam costume and is decked in jewelry from head to toe. She wears flowers in her hair, and her body is adorned with henna.

To see more of my dolls, please visit: