SHOWING THE GARDEN. THESE ARE ARRANGED IN A WIRE DISPLAY FORM WHICH IS LIGHTWEIGHT AND HANGS
EASILY ON A SMALL NAIL OR EVEN A PUSH PIN INSERTED INTO DRYWALL.
October 29, 2018,
I have been so busy making little houses that I have not updated my
web-site for several months!
I am still busy making little houses and I have two more shows this year on
November 17th in Columbus and November 18th in Toledo! Check my
Show Schedule page for dates and locations.
I experimented with Fairy Houses last winter using paper clay and paper
mache and also making little elves with polymer clay. As I was browsing on
Pinterest one evening, I saw some little cottage style dollhouses. I had a
dollhouse and miniature shop back in the 80's and I had made several
houses during that time and had collected a lot of miniatures that I had
stored in my attic. When I brought them down I was surprised to see how
much "stuff" I had. Since I was more interested in the architecture of the
house I had a lot of building supplies. So I brought them all down to my
workrooms and started experimenting using the paper techniques
combined with my traditional building techniques to develop a new style of
small house rather than the very large houses that we were making back in
the 80's. These little houses are just little vignettes where a small grouping
of furniture makes a special scene rather than decorating an entire room
with everything exactly correct. And since I am more interested in the
houses rather than interior decorating, it is perfect for me.
Starting in June, I have made over a dozen of these little houses and a few
larger, more detailed houses. I exhibited at the Cleveland Miniature Show
in October and sold several of my houses. I am also exhibiting at the
Columbus Miniature Show on Nov. 17th so I am working on more of the
little cottages which will be available there and also at the Toledo Show on
I am delighted that the collectors like my work as I really love to make them!
I will post more pictures on my web-site after the shows. I will also have
some houses available either in my Etsy shop or eBay this winter. You can
also see photos of how I make them on my Facebook Page: Judy Rankine
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