I apologize for not keeping up with my newsletter and web-site. I post everything on my Facebook Page as I go along with various projects. I am having trouble linking to my FB page, so just copy and paste this in your browser: https://www.facebook.com/judith.rankine.
I am still making houses but several have been in the larger 1" scale so I do not list them in my Etsy shop. I did not do any summer shows and I have not been making any items for the shows or my shop. But, I have two shows coming up in October, the first being the Ohio National Doll Show and the second is the Cleveland Miniature Show. I have a lot of houses for the Miniature show but did not have very much for the doll show. So I have been working on some "altered" wooden wine boxes turning them into little cases for the little 8" Delton antique "reproduction" dolls that I used to sell in my shop Cricket's Collectibles back in the early 2000s.
I had 6 of the little Delton dolls which were the sample dolls from my shop. I am keeping 2 of them but I am trying to finish at least 3 of the cases for the Ohio National Doll Show which is next weekend! I looked for more of the little dolls to purchase on the secondary market but they do not seem to be readily available. The ones that I found were not in "mint" condition and I am not interested in used items for this purpose.
I enjoyed making the first 2 little boxes but I am more interested in trying some new ideas for vignettes so I will finish the last two boxes and that will be all of them.
Please excuse the messy background...I took these photos in my workroom as my regular photo location is now taken up with several little houses and felted mice looking for home or at least a little scene where they had their own special spot. That is my winter project!