Magical Miniatures

If you love all things magical and miniature you are in the right place.

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I am a mother of three and work on a market stall. In my free time I love to make magical miniatures. It all started with my gran who spent hours when I was a child teaching me how to make do. This entailed mending and fixing and making things from scratch. My dolls house consisted of cardboard boxes with windows cut out, beautifully decorated and all furniture hand made. We sat for hours making clothes and accessories for my dolls to the envy of my friends that all had the same generic stuff. So thanks gran for the inspiration. I hope you enjoy my art and my blog. Thanks for visiting.

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Wednesday, 23 April 2014

1.12 scale allotment

With the sun finally out and the temperatures rising I am getting that summer feeling and want to create sunny feeling miniatures!
With this in mind I did the natural garden and loved it so much I decided to do some more. This scene is an allotment.
I used the T bag soil mix layered and built up in places on top of a piece of sanded and stained balsa wood.
Once nearly dry I added my twig tree, cabbages (that I cheated and bought from Pinocchio's. Our local doll house dealers) I also bought the flowers that I cut to size and the trowel and secateurs. The stool I already had I just painted it and then rubbed in some ash to age and dirty it up a little. As a finishing touch I added some twigs too.
As I don't have a garden just a yard I am loving the fact I can still enjoy looking at one but in miniature!