Monday, 30 March 2015

Miniatura Wonder

Last weekend was Miniatura weekend.  Me and my mum went to the show on Saturday 28th March in Birmingham and what a time we had.  We both made many purchases.  I have taken photos of most of mine and will show pictures of most of them in place over the coming days.

I will do my best to make sure I list the proper sellers names here and will update or change them where I see there is an error or the information is missing.  I do want to make sure that the correct details are by the correct seller.

Knitting bag  -   apologies seller details will be added at a later date
Baskets  -  A Basket Of
Mirror  -  details to be added at a later date

All these gorgeous metal items were from the same seller - sizes 1/12th and 1/24th scale - seller details to be added at a later date

All these items are 24th scale.  
I believe the fish bowl, rhubarb and cabbage  -   Pride of Plaice

This was a pre-owned bird in a cage, I could not resist and perfect for my petshop.

All the packets and tins in the photo except the flea rid and chinchilla food  -  Platts Mini Packages

I love this picture says who I got this from.  It is beautiful and I will definitely want to buy another one from her.  My apologies for the painting being upside down.  It is perfect for my 24th scale cottage walls.  I am soooo happy.

Not only was the smaller of the teddies perfect for my terrace house, but the larger ones are just right for my hujoo girls.  And they were so cheap at only £1 each.

Again these speak for themselves.  -  Heidi Ott battery lights perfect for my terrace house living room and bedroom.

I am a bit upset I dont have the sellers name for this beautiful lady.  She was my 'spoiler item' which is the name I give to the item I buy myself as a treat.  She is perfect for my pet shop.  I finally found a doll for my shop that I am 100% happy with.  Seller details to follow once I have found the leaflet out.

I am hoping this doll seller is at the next Miniatura as I definitely plan to go and I am wanting to buy another lady for my terrace house.

All in all it was a fantastic day and I made some great purchases all of which will have pride of place in my mini buildings.  NOW I CANT WAIT FOR THE NEXT ONE hahahaha :)

Friday, 20 March 2015

New Girl

I just wanted to welcome the newest addition to my collection.

This is the Tangkou Girl - Gap Year.  Tangkou was the doll type that started my collection of dolls that are larger than what i consider the  typical dolls house scale of 1/12th.

She has a pretty face and eyes that change by pressing a button at the back of her head.  This photo shows my favourite eyes.  With each eye change, not only does the colour change, but so does the direction that the eyes are facing.

My apologies for not tidying her hair before taking the picture.  

She has a lot of accessories compared to a lot of the other Tangkou girls in my collection.  She comes with a hat, rucksack, sunglasses and shoes. and if more modern as well, sporting a t-shirt and jeans.

This picture shows her in her box.

All in all, I am very pleased with her.

I am looking forward to when I can have space to display all my dolls and doll houses on shelves so that I can enjoy them more easily.  At the moment, due to space restrictions, a lot of my dolls are having to stay in their boxes and my miniatures are scattered in a couple of different rooms.

Well, I am off again for now to have a read of some of the blogs of other people I follow.  I am still building up to starting to sew clothes for some of my dolls and I am afraid to say that blogs are one of my favourite forms of procrastination at the moment.

See you all again soon with an update :)

Tuesday, 17 March 2015

New Items

I recently went to Birmingham and had time to pop into the rag market.  I am so happy.  Look what wonderful mini patterns I managed to pick up.

The beauty of these pieces of material is the size of the patterns.  Each one would be suitable for a variety of scales, which means plenty of scope for a wide variety of ideas.

Next time, I go I am hoping to pick up some mini patterns other than flowers but there is so much choice it was impossible to get it all in one day.

And to round off my lovely day, the 20mm acrylic eyes I ordered from Amazon arrived.  The seller is Kiddies Korner Reborn Supplies.  They arrived a lot quicker than I thought they would and they are beautiful.  I will be looking at ordering from these again.  They have other eyes that I am also interested in.

They were an impulse purchase.  I bought them without having a clear idea of who they would be for or the look I was aiming for.  So, I am now looking into which doll they will be suitable for but I am currently thinking they would look great with a blue skin Hujoo Basic.  I am going to do a bit more research but so far I feel she is the most suitable.