News

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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LDF Spring Online Showcase

Shop online with us between February 4th – 10th 2022 We are so pleased to have our shows back at Kensington Town Hall, full of incredible miniatures & loads of inspiration but we have decided that we are not going…
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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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Floorplan for KDF Christmas Show

Here is the floorplan for the KDF Christmas Show, taking place on December 4th at Kensington Town Hall. This floorpan is changing daily, so but we will endeavour to update any changes as they happen. You can download the floorplan…
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Behind closed doors

‘Pixie doors’ are starting to appear all over London. Who lives there & are they really portals to another dimension! There is one thing that we at KDF have clung onto; well beyond childhood & that is the conviction that…
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Keeping it in the Family

Sue Hodgson talks about her husband John & his incredible 45 years of miniatures & where their buisness is heading now. Forty -five years is a life- time but this is the number of years John has spent working on…
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Making the KDF Christmas Show Covid-safe.

Protecting our staff, exhibitors & visitors from Covid-19. We have spent much of the last 18 months thinking of ways we can work with Covid safety rules & advice & generally make our events a safe environment. At present, we…
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KDF Cup 2021

Every year the Kensington Dollshouse Festival awards the KDF Cup. The competition has been running since 2006 when it was developed to encourage all KDF stall holders to think seriously about the display & customer service elements of their stand.…
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Alison Davies Miniatures

Over the last 5 years, Alison Davies stand has become a must-see at our shows. Recently relocated to Perthshire, Alison fills us in on what she has been up to over the last year. Frustrated at not finding authentic 18th…
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Featured Artist: Catmando Miniatures

It has been all change for Jeremy & Cheryl in the last few years, but life is finally calming down. Catmando Miniatures are better known to their friends as Jeremy and Cheryl Smith. Jeremy makes little things out of wood…
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Featured Artist: Chris Malcomson

Chris embarks on his most ambitious work to date: ‘Mazarin’ Desk c1660. Chris has been attending our shows since 2007 & as we all know, his marquetry furniture is something incredibly special. Now based in Spain, Chris spends weeks/months producing…
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Featured Artist: Sallyanne Ceramics

Sally tells how lockdown re-ignited her love of clay. I first became involved with miniatures on a visit to the London Dollshouse Festival in 2001. I was with my mother in-law who was a keen collector & I had just got…
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My Life, My Inspiration.

Kathy Holden, co-founder of Delph Miniatures, tells us how her love for the world around her fuelled her imagination & got her creative juices flowing. On a family day out when I was 11, we stumbled across a miniature fair…
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Message from Our Maker.

Buy one of Michael Mortimer’s miniatures & you get more than a piece of furniture. Michael Mortimer began exhibiting at the Kensington Dollshouse Festival in 2006. Each piece of his 16th Century furniture is sold with a unique & intriguing…
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Notes from a PIMA Judge

Judging of the Perfection in Miniature Awards 2020 is always a tough & emotional experience. Caroline Hamilton tells us more about the judging process. “This judging job is getting harder every year as the variety and standard of work goes…
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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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Perfection in Miniature Awards 2020 Winners

Judging of the belated Perfection in miniature Awards (PIMA) took place at LDF HQ on Tuesday. Judges: Ahmed Al Thani, Caroline Hamilton & Emma Waddell. Winners:1st Place: Chippendale Settee by Yosh Sagi Working Gents Umbrella by Lawrence & Angela St…
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