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13 August 2017

Verity Hope Tag Dolls

I first started making these little dolls on hang tags a few years ago and have had so many requests for them again, I succumbed and here they are again!

Each little doll has a hand embroidered face by me (Susannah) and is 3" tall.  They can easily be removed from the tag and be posed.

So here they are and do click through to the Etsy link at the top for availability... Enjoy!!

In my humble opinion...  we should never feel we need to grow up, stop playing with dolls or creating imaginary worlds.  We all need our little retreats in life...

Happy days to all those who still play!

Susannah x

9 August 2017

Early Dolls...

Hello, I'm Susannah and welcome to my miniature doll blog.

I am greatly inspired by the vintage dollhouse figures of the 30s, 40s and 50s.
Here is an example of a BAPS doll that was made around the 1950s...

The Verity Hope dolls I produce are usually available as doll making kits but  this month I have released a few ready made early style Verity Hope dolls. They have hand embroidered faces and hand sewn felt clothing.

As you can see, they are very different from the newer style Verity Hope dolls and kits which are around 13 cm and 1/12th scale. 

These earlier dolls are much slimmer altogether and are more in line with 1/16th scale.

Penelope is slightly smaller - 7 cm.


Chloe, Dick and Harry are all 10 cm.


They may still be available from the ETSY shop link here and above.

Thank you for visiting...


HAPPY DAYS TO ALL THOSE WHO STILL PLAY!

Susannah x

26 July 2017

A New Little Scene For The Girls...

I first set eyes on this exquisite little flower shop scene when visiting the Kensington Dollshouse Festival in London a few years ago.  
It's by my favourite miniature scene suppliers from Germany:  
Image by ArtofMini.com
They sell amazingly little detailed props and furniture, many in kit form which is my favourite way to build up scenes.  There's something quite magical about making something yourself, much more satisfying than simply buying piecies.

So I took the plunge and finally treated self to the

The kit comes as an MDF flat pack or you can purchase it already assembled, but as said, I prefer the satisfaction of making things myself.


Amelia and Audrey were most excited when the box arrived...


 Like with all Art of Mini kits, the instructions were really easy to follow with helpful step by step images throughout...
 

 Tiberius Maximus Olympus tried to help by stepping on all the pieces...


It was just a question really of gluing it all together with wood glue and placing some heavy items to hold it all in place.  



 I always seem to make a mess using glue..!



The scene is placed slightly off centre which makes it more interesting. 


Verity Hope wanted to check on the progress.  I'm sure she's already imagining all the little adventures she'll soon be having in it...



I love the inside wall panel, it creates a lovely interest point for displaying furniture...


And finally the roof was stuck on.  I sanded down all the edges first...


Somebody couldn't wait to try the furniture inside... steady on Madeleine I haven't finished it yet!!


And then she called Verity Hope and Audrey in... give me a chance to finish it girlies!!


Next step of course is to paint it which I shall have to give more thought to.  In the meantime a lovely new book about the history of Sasha dolls arrived so that'll be quite a distraction until next time...!!


Thank you for visiting and do take a look at the Verity Hope doll making kits in the sidebar. They are 12th scale and look very nice with ART OF MINI props!


Now I'm off to blow naughty fairies about... such fun!!

Until next time... just be you!!
Susannah x