Tuesday, 2 April 2019

Hello all

Hi everyone,
My blog posts have become few and far between, however I have a good excuse, I’ve been busily renovating another real size house and it has taken up most of my spare time..
Finally I have been able to get back to my Miniatures.
I spent the day cleaning and tidying my studio which has provided some inspiration and I’ve decided to re-do one of my (many) houses.. lol
I have also been very busy with orders for my Etsy shop Maison Minis, I just love that my creations are residing in mini houses all over the world 😊

I’m heading over to England in May and will be attending Kensington Dolls House Festival, this is my third visit to the festival and I’m so excited, it really is heaven for Miniaturist’s! I will post pics of my purchases when I return..
Till then happy miniaturing
Deb 😊

Thursday, 8 November 2018

I’m still alive!

Hi Everyone,
Sorry for the HUGE amount of time between posts, sometimes life gets in the way...
I have finally finished my real house renovations which include the building of a garden studio to house my Miniatures.

The studio is very cosy and all my Miniatures are now housed inside.  I have made work areas and lots of storage for all the bits and pieces we Miniaturist’s collect (read hoard) lol!
I am working on a new house as a commission for a local lady, it is “Montgomery Hall” by DHE and has lovely large rooms. The house will be empty of furniture however I am fitting the bathroom and kitchen.

I’ve built this kit in the past however this one is French style, all white interiors. I have made a shower screen and copper bath.. I am working on the kitchen which will be white with marble benchtops...   till next time happy miniaturing.  Deb 😊  

Monday, 30 October 2017

A Brand New Start

Hi Everyone,
Well after ages away from miniatures and blogging I’m finally back!
As some of you are aware sadly, I lost my gorgeous husband to Cancer, it’s been two years now..
About eighteen months ago deciding I needed a project to help me overcome the terrible grief which I was experiencing, in what some would describe as a “moment of madness’ I purchased a 120 year old stone cottage in country Victoria, I believed a new start was what was needed and the renovation of this lovely old house has certainly kept me busy..
The house was in almost original condition and has taken 12 months of constant work to restore to its former glory. During the restoration I have had to put my minis on hold however my new home is now nearing completion and I’m ready to return to miniatures, I have really missed my minis and can’t wait to get started again, today I started to carefully unpack all my little treasures, refurnishing my houses in miniature should be much easier than life size lol!

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

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.


Saturday, 10 January 2015

Happy New Year

Hi Everyone,

I hope you all had a very merry Christmas.

Mine was pretty relaxed, it was very hot here in my part of the world so my family made lovely cold meats and salads and Pavlova and fruit for dessert.

Sorry I have not given my blog much attention lately I have been very busy filling orders for my Etsy shop in the lead up to Xmas, thank you to all of my loyal followers for your custom over the past year, I love making little items for you and seeing them in their new homes.

One of my Easy items (sorry sold)
I have made some progress on my Grosvenor Hall project, it is slow going though as I have to wait ages for materials to be delivered from overseas.
really happy with this room...

I intend to use "Artisan" items in this house and have made some lovely purchases from my favourite Etsy shops.

I will start the attic rooms shortly however I need to find a lower work table as the house is so big I can't reach them at present! its not easy being short! lol
The rooms will become a nursery/ playroom and the bathroom.

I have finished all three hallways exactly the same way.

The Dining Room

The troublesome bedroom!

This is the bedroom I'm having trouble with as the bed seems to "disappear" in to the wallpaper. I am currently revamping an old bed which I will probably use to replace this one.

Till next time happy miniaturing,

Saturday, 29 November 2014

A Little Win!

Hi Folks,
Just a really quick post I'm so excited!
This weekend I Entered one of my  Room Boxes in a local dolls house fair and I won First Prize!!

As you can see it is Harry Potter's "cupboard under the stairs".

Photo's of this room box have been used for a calendar which is sold to raise funds for a charity here in Australia. The 2015 calendar is available for purchase from Fairy Meadow Miniatures in Wollongong.
Every year there is a new theme, this year it was "Hallways".

I hope you enjoy looking at the pics, it was a lot of fun to make! I spent a long time sourcing all the little Hogwarts bits and pieces..
 Back to work on Grosvenor Hall now, see you soon..