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Thursday, December 30, 2010

Article on my Miniature Crewelwork in a Dutch magazine

I had a nice surprise last night. Elly de Kraker of The Netherlands kindly emailed me a copy of an article done by Dolls House Nederland magazine featuring my miniature crewel work. Along with it, she sent a "fractured" translation of the Dutch done by Google. Some of it was very amusing as Google seems to "think" I collect "Thumbnails" instead of miniatures. I had a good laugh over that one!

With my permission, the writer, Henny Christophersen, took photos from this blog to be used for the article and it looks wonderful. The interview was done via emailed questions and I think it came out very well, thank you Henny! I also want to thank Rika Van Nellestijn for publishing my work in her excellent magazine.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Nuremberg - style Kitchen

Wanted to share pictures of a project I did a long time ago.  I was antiquing in New Jersey and saw this great room box sitting out in the rain.  I bought it thinking my antique collecting miniature club members might like this and put it in my trunk.  The dealer said, "Wait a minute, I have an old stove for it."  Well, when I placed the stove in the middle of the box, I decided I had to keep it for myself!  I loved it! The stove was missing certain parts, and plumber happened to come over the next day, I showed it to him and he went out to his truck and came back with the curved "stovepipe" and gave it to me as a gift, as well as round copper caps that fit perfectly to support the pots on the stove.

Since it was so large, I felt I could decorate it in the antique manner, using all sizes of furnishings, and the heck with scale. I soon learned that purchasing the pieces at antique shows was a reasonable way to go as far as the cost.  I had so much fun furnishing it and enjoyed mixing the scales.

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Sunday, October 10, 2010

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Sunday, June 27, 2010

Two new articles on my collection in "Miniaturas"

I was thrilled to find two issues of the Spanish miniature magazine "Miniaturas, Construccion & Coleccionismo" on my doorstep when I returned home from my trip to Castine, Maine. Issue No. 149 features my Dickens Street on the cover and the article starting on page 38. Also issue No. 150 features my House of the Three Widows in the centerfold-out. The photos came out beautifully once again. Thanks so much to Madelva Fernandez de Rojas, editor and owner. Lovely work, Madelva!