More folk these days are taking up blogging and there is an amazing range of websites and blogs the world over dealing with all kinds of interests and hobbies.
We are interested in those that focus on dollhouses – of course we are!
It’s great fun to read about what other enthusiasts are getting up to – from the east coast to the west, across to the UK, the Far East and Australia.
We’ve already featured a number of websites which you might find interesting, such as ‘Call of the Small’.
Another is ‘Marion’s Miniatures’, written by an enthisiast who lives in Queensland, Australia. She writes entertainingly about creating her dollhouse which has been ten years in the making so far. It started with a little armchair which was included in a partwork publication about making a dollhouse from Del Prado.
Another website you might want to check out is the infill.wordpress.com which has some interesting blogging on tackling various dollhouse projects, including one contributor who has a mania for miniature fireplaces.
If you come across any sites that you think would interest our growing dollhouse community, then please share them with us.
Some people are in love with all things modern and dollhouse enthusiasts now include a growing number of people who are avid collectors and creators of mini-modernism. Not for them Georgian dining tables or Victorian table lamps. Their houses are full of streamlined sofas, plastic chairs, glass tables and steel lamps.
To see some examples of where modern thinking can take you, there is a group on the Flickr photo sharing website called Modern Miniatures, whose members come from the United States, the UK, Australia, Germany and Japan and who post photos of their creations.
There is also an increase in blog sites such as ‘Call of the Small’ which was a finalist in the about.com 2011 Readers’ Choice Awards for Best Miniature Blog. The creator of this site is a 40 year old public affairs director in the US who in her own words uses her dollhouses “to be creative and take risks” – to do things she wouldn’t do in her regular house. You could also check out Mini Modern, another collector based in the US who even has an Ocean Drive in her collection.
We still love our Victorian and Georgian dollhouses but there is something wonderful about seeing people creating interiors that reflect the way we live now with evocative little details like rubber wellington boots left by the door and post-it notes stuck on the mirror.
Have you ever thought of making a dollhouse out of tissue box covers? Well, that’s exactly what one miniature enthusiast has done and the results are amazing.
The woman in question is Christine Ferrara, one of a new wave of mini enthusiasts who champion a thoroughly modern approach to dollhouses. Her blog, Call of the Small, has proved to be highly influential and it’s definitely worth a look to see her DIY approach to creating modernist dollhouses.
Christine’s fascination with all things mini began in 2008 when her husband bought her a modern dollhouse as a Christmas gift. She currently has 12 dollhouses which are threatening to take over her entire house!
She has plenty of ideas to inspire you on her website if the modern touch is to your taste.