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Moving House

The trials & tribulations of re-location on a small scale. The grand, 18th century dolls’ house at Uppark is among the most historically important in the country, and one of only a handful that have survived almost 300 years in…
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Private tour of Queen Mary’s Dolls House

An intimate visit to see the most famous dolls house in the world; celebrating it’s 100th birthday in 2024 Queen Mary’s Dolls’ House was built between 1921 and 1924 as a gift from the nation to Queen Mary following the First…
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Kristin Baybars & her Aladdin’s Cave.

It is with great sadness I found out the news that Kristin Baybars died in November last year (2021). Anyone who has been involved in dolls houses & miniatures over the last 40 years will be aware of Kristin &…
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Happy 18th Birthday to the G.C.C

The Gingerbread Craft Club Comes of Age. When I took over the running of the Kensington Dollshouse Festival back in 2005 from Caroline Hamilton, one of the 1st things I introduced was our Craft Club for budding miniaturists.  (somewhere along…
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Are you a KDF Virgin?

Top tips for anyone travelling the the Kensington Dollshouse Festival for the 1st time. If you are traveling to Kensington for the 1st time, here are some pointers as to how to make the day flow smoothly. If you have…
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New Book Alert!

Making Miniature Period Furniture by Angela Law We always like to keep you up to date with any new books on dolls houses & miniatures that are published (fewer & fewer, unfortunately), so were pleased when Angela Law contacted us…
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LDF Membership 2024

Memberships for 2024 are now available.  We will be limiting the number of members to 50 as usual, but there is always high demand, so we advise you to book your card as soon as you can. The Membership cost…
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Caroline Simpson – The KDF Bag Lady

How one of our visitors to Kensington Dollshouse Festival ended up creating a very special mini carrier bag for our 2023 LDF Members. At LDF, we try to have everything you could possibly want or need for your dolls house, so…
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Good Housekeeping.

Diary of a 1950’s housewife. Abi Trottman of Tobacco & Regrets gives us an insight into her PIMA entry for 2023. The Perfection in Miniature Awards was something really special this year. We had so many beautiful entries as usual,…
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Dolls House Club members read this!

Are you a member of a dolls house club? You are eligible for reduced price tickets to our shows. Kensington Town Hall has always been a place when dolls house enthusiasts, collectors & artisans can come together to celebrate our…
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Featured Artisan : Annelies de Kort

The lovely Annelies has been exhibiting at our shows for about 5 years, but she has been creating miniature needlework for so much longer.  Her most recognizable pieces are her hand knitted Norwegian fair isle jumpers which are usually her own…
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Featured Artisan : Rachel Hinds

New to the world of miniatures, Rachel talks about how she stumbled into this magical, tiny world. “It all started with miniature masterpieces.  Back in 2020 during lockdown, I’d been painting in oils seriously for 7 years (and been a…
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Featured Artisan : MiniaturesMad

Kamila Dlugowolska has always seen making miniatures as playing, rather than her job.  This is probably because her love of dolls houses began when she was a child & she played with cardboard room boxes that she made at school or…
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Featured Artisan : Gloria Cadenas

In 2011, Gloria’s children gave her a dolls house as a reward for giving up smoking. Gloria is joining our showcase for the first time & she tells us a little more about her latest addiction. Gloria makes her tiny…
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Amy’s Painted House

Most of us would think of a mother of 4 children aged 4 & under (daughter Eliza and 2 year old triplets, William, Grace and Margot) as someone who probably didn’t get much time to herself (or much sleep for that…
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Steve’s Cabinet House

The talking point of the Kensington Dollshouse Festival this year was an incredible miniature house created by Steve Putnam. As a regular visitor to our shows, Steve Putnam was a familiar face around the Festival & we would always have…
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Never Ending Journey

Yevheniia & Vavara’s path to safety. Every day, we watch horrifying scenes on our TV from Ukraine & surrounding countries but unless we are connected personally with someone suffering, can we understand the trauma of what they are going through..…
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Cute as a Button

Sabrina’s quirky & witty take on haute cuisine. Sabrina Lee was not someone particularly familiar with miniatures.  She did like cute & tiny things like many people do, but that was as far as it went.  Sabrina is currently studying architecture in…
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