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Get ready for the LDF Autumn Online Showcase

Shop online from September 2nd – 8th 2022 Following the success of our Online Showcases during lockdown, we are planning our next online event in September. This will be the regular spot in our calendar for our online showcase (unless…
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Perfection in Miniature Awards 2022

The winners & the runners up. The PIMA competition is always a bit of a blur for me as the judging happens on the same evening as we are setting up the Summer Show in Kensington Town Hall. It means…
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Lauras Cat – Can the Catman do?

Jeremy Smith of Catmando Miniatures tells us more about his articulated cat. We always expect something complex & unusual from Jeremy’s entry in the Perfection in Miniature Awards, but this year he supposed himself. We had to know more about…
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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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Is there anybody out there?

In 2022 we are on the hunt for new, talented miniaturists to be part of our shows. Covid has definitely had an effect on the miniatures industry over the last 2 years, with many established makers, who were either near…
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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. The 2nd weekend in May has always been a time when dolls house enthusiasts, collectors & artisans can come together at…
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The Creation of Mrs Greta Boyd.

Sarah Hendry talks about the heartache & process that went in to making her extraordinary PIMA entry. I had years of frustration wanting to enter the PIMA competition but lacked the time and energy I felt was needed, I wanted…
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Capturing the Magic in Miniature.

When you see Fatima’s work, you see beautifully detailed paintings, fantastically real tropical fish & intricately accurate accessories for a dolls house or model. We gasp & admire, but do we really know how much work goes in to creating…
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John Hodgson, a Master Craftsman in Miniature.

Sue Hodgson talks about her husband John & his incredible 45 years of miniatures & where their buisness is heading now. It is with great sadness that I heard the news this week that John Hodgson had died suddenly last…
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Featured Artist: Cornellieson Gallery

We catch up with Nell & Martin to see what they are planning for 2022. It has been a strange couple of years for everyone, and to everyone; both wonderful friends and possibility friends we wish you all a much…
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A fairy tale for lockdown – The Pig Style

Charlotte tells the story of her journey into Alison’s magical world. Once upon a time, when the world was grey & we weren’t allowed to leave our house or see our families, I was sitting in front of my computer,…
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Featured Artist: Chris Miniatures

With 20 years experience, Christiane tells me about her journey through the world of miniatures Christiane spreads her year between Nice in France & London. She started making miniatures over 20 years ago, and at first she was devoted to…
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From Masterchef to Marquetry.

Chris Malcomson has always been interested in the details. Born in Arundel, England 1964, Chris studied various artistic mediums from fine art and sculpture, to an extensive career as an a la carte chef spanning 20 years but in the…
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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. Anyone who has been involved in dolls houses & miniatures over the last 40 years will be aware of Kristin & her…
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50 years in The Dolls House.

The founder of the first ever dolls house shop in the UK, Michal Morse, tells us more about how it all started. It is a surprise to realise that it is 50 years since I opened my first shop in Broadley…
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Umbrellas at the ready.

Ladies knickers, Gin & a scrubbing brush. Lateral thinking is always needed when creating mini masterpieces. The Perfection in Miniature Awards have become the highlight of our year at LDF HQ. This year in particular has been super-exciting, as the…
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