Wednesday, 25 May 2016

Kensington Dolls House Festival

Hi  Everyone,
I have just returned from a two week trip to London England where I attended my very first but definitely not my last Kensington Fair.
All I can say is WOW! I had so much fun, for five hours I shopped, chatted with wonderful artists and generally had a ball!
I have returned with a cache of wonderful miniatures made by artisans from all over the world.
If you are ever given the opportunity this show should be on your "bucket list"!
I then spent two weeks touring England, Scotland and Wales I had a fabulous time and have arrived home with lots of new ideas for Miniatures, especially houses, I'm thinking of making a "Thatched Cottage"
Should be!

On a more serious note I am considering moving my shop to a new location in  'Beechworth'.
Beechworth is a tourist destination in North East Victoria. It was a gold mining town in the 1800s and is full of wonderful history and sites.
I have recently purchased a stone cottage there which I intend to renovate and use as self contained B&B accomodation. Beechworth is around fourty minutes drive from Albury.
The shop I am looking at is better suited to my requirements it is a Victorian (1880's) shop front and is really cosy with a great space for my workshops.
I'll keep you posted.
Till next time happy Miniaturing..
Deb x

Sunday, 6 March 2016

New Shop Opening

Hi Everyone,

Thank you to everyone who attended the opening of my shop Maison Miniatures.
It was lovely to meet so many fellow Miniature enthusiasts and with so much feedback I am now able to offer workshops which will suit a range of different levels of experience.
I'm hoping to start some workshops around April or May.

Last week I took delivery of a new Dolls House, I've long coveted one of these houses and was thrilled to find such a beautiful example for sale on line. The house was purchased as a kit in the US and Professionally constructed in Melbourne. "The San Francisco" is just gorgeous!
I intend to "tweak" the interior slightly as it is not quite finished and has been lit using the copper wire method which I intend to replace.

I spent the weekend finalising my plans for my trip to the Kensington Dolls House Festival in May.
Im taking an 'empty suitcase' lol which I intend to fill with lots of lovelies for my shop and my own houses.
I am also visiting Dublin and Edinburgh anyone know any good mini shops in either city?

Till next time, Happy Miniaturing.

Wednesday, 17 February 2016

Maison Miniatures Shop

Hi everyone,

Well it's been a long time coming however, I'm so happy to announce that my new shop 'Maison Miniatures' will open on Saturday February 20th 2016!

The shop offers a wonderful range of Artisan made products as well as an extensive range of Dolls Houses and Miniatures.

There is also a custom made dolls house and miniature service where you can have miniatures made to your own design. This includes houses Drapery, furniture, rugs and hand printed fabrics.
Pop in soon and say hi, have a cuppa and a chat!

Maison Miniatures
Shop 21/659 Young St
NSW 2640
Phone 02 60233627  Open 10:00am - 4:00pm Thursday Friday and Saturday.