When I was a little girl I use to play with a doll’s house which first belonged to my Mother. My Grandad built it for her when she was little, - not only did it house furniture and dolls, but their cat would squeeze itself into the roof space if she got chance, this was where my Grandad had a huge battery to power the lights.
It always gave me a special feeling playing with the miniatures. However, I grew up and the house was banished to the attic. I use to think one day I would like to refurbish the house and so that is where my love for miniatures was rekindled.
Once I had got going with the refurbishment I started looking at the dolls, my first doll (whom I call Mrs Bridges, yes of course she is the cook) was made from fimo, o dear, you would not want to get on the wrong side of her, anyway, I also bought porcelain kits but I was never really happy with their faces, it seems to me if you are going to spend time and money producing beautiful gowns and clothing you need a decent face. So I started researching into making my own. The dolls are cast and fired after which I hand paint the delicate features, these are then fired around 5/6 times or until I am happy with the results.
I have now acquired some wonderful moulds and am happy their faces will add a touch of reality.
I will be adding to the doll kits as I acquire more moulds.