Summer is over and my mind is turning to…
the crisp Fall air
the crunch of leaves under foot
and the spicy sweet mingling of cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, and cloves …
While the grass is still green, and the leaves mostly so, I thought I’d put Lily in a pretty gingham dress and snap a shot of her. Time to pack away the summer clothes and take out some tiny sweaters!
The box and furniture, I made myself. The Lati Yellow dolls that we collect are 1:8th scale and many of our accessories are 1:12th scale. So, I decided to marry the two scales by custom building the furniture and surroundings to 1:10th scale. I think it works.
I had great fun making the tiny books, like these Enid Blyton ones ….
Some of the accessories, such as the pretty rug and purse, were made by Mondina Dollhouse. I love everything I have purchased from this shop and highly recommend Raimonda’s lovely miniatures. Much of the room I put together with odds and ends I have collected. Those sweet topiaries are made from tiny wood pots I found at Michael’s…and believe it or not, bulgur grains! I learned how to make them on ‘We love Miniatures’, a tutorial channel on Youtube.
I’ve made this diorama for my daughter over the summer. She requested something that looks a bit vintage and she wanted to include deer in the decor, as her Grampy was fond of deer that visited his property. She was very close to her grandfather, so it’s a little nod to him, the outdoors, and animals.
Now to working on our Christmas dollhouse, which I hope to complete before the holidays!