|This caravan was my favourite!|
But I loved animals and imaginary play, and I had a decent collection of Sylvanian Families (Calico Critters in the USA) which was added to each Christmas. Half of their clothes were homemade from scraps of felt, and I made the food (badly) from fimo while my dad being the excellent carpenter he is even helped me to make various bunk beds and tables from off-cuts of wood. These were the most basic things you ever saw, but I thought they were SO cool.
|This was the pinkest thing I ever had.|
Despite having a number of nicely decked out proper Sylvanian buildings (the last of which was the Boutique complete with frilly wedding dress, was my mother trying to girlify me?), I was also happy making houses from cardboard or having my Sylvanians live in the woods and weaving rugs out of grass. They even spent a few weeks living in a ‘dump’ – I think I must have recently read Stig of the dump when that inspiring setting hit me, I was a weird kid.
In an ideal world, I would have enough time and space to have a proper dollhouse with lots of rooms to fill full of handmade and homemade miniatures, but alas it’s not the case at the moment. Other than the squirrel tree which sits on top of a bookcase most of the time, there’s just no space for such ambitious projects. One day though, there will be a room in my house that will look something like this!
When did you first discover a love of miniatures and what is it you enjoy most about it?