- Pottery, furniture and accessories in miniature by artist and artisan,
- high-fired semi-porcelain miniatures for the bathroom, kitchen fittings,
bedroom china and garden stoneware at one-twelfth scale. This company also
provides horses at 1/8th, 1/10th, and 1/12th scale and harness kits.
- Artisan Lucy Askew offers for sale exquisite gilt looking-glasses and
picture frames, fireplaces, fenders and fire-irons, and Robert Adam furniture
from the Glass Drawing Room. These are exact miniature copies of antique
pieces. They are cast in a special alloy which is both light and strong
and accurately reproduces every detail of the carving and modelling on
the master. The soft gilt finish resembles the water-gilding on the carved
wood and gesso on the antique originals.
- you will see a range of 1/12th and 1/24th scale clocks that are accurate
in every tiny detail. They are reproduced in close grain woods and
copied from original clocks to be as authentic as possible. Some
of them even work! The pictures are wonderful and the prices aren't
totally out of reach. The highest price for working was 85 pounds
or so and then other from 24 - 60 pounds, some of them working.
- British furniture artisan Colin Bird offers his realistic wood furniture:
many items are copies of pieces found in museums.
- Neil Carter sculptures using the lost wax technique.
- Geoffrey Wonnacott has been making fine quality miniature cabinets, furniture
and traditional games for 20 years.
John Hodgson creates fabulous miniature furniture and fine oil paintings.
- character dolls for your dollhouse.
- chandeliers, wall sconces, every lighting need met here!
- miniature bricks, slate, stone for walls, floors and roofs.
- silver and gold miniatures.
- miniature treasures and artisan dolls.
miniature food from the English Kitchen.
- Rik Pierce is a leading creator of castles and fantasy structures.
- flowers, plants, paintings and Tiffany lamps.
Go to http://www.glasscraftuk.com/
for exquisite miniature hand-blown glassware, specializing in cranberry
- Cynthia Howe's mini hats.
Go to http://www.tarbenaminiatures.co.uk/
for a wide range of exquisite, British-made furniture, which is in 1/12
scale. Each piece is correctly scaled down from the original and has a
very specialised antique finish, which is a characteristic of our work.
Great care is taken to produce a piece of miniature furniture which really
does resemble a full-size antique piece with the ageing effects shown throughout,
including the inside of drawers, backs, tops and undersides.
fpr exquisite cold porcelain flowers and butterflies, as well as cold porcelain
glue, pre-mix and paste.
you’ll find Oak Tree Dolls House Miniatures UK for handmade miniature food
and selected accessories in 1:12 scale.
to see Elle Piccolo’s doll art.
Bonnie Lavish, of Lavish Miniatures at http://www.bonnielavish.com/,
offers a wide variety of kits and finished miniatures including ½
and ¼ scale miniatures. Check out the glove kits!
Acclaim Miniatures at http://www.acclaimminiatures.com/
offers fine gold and silver miniatures for the discerning collector, in
1”, ½” and ¼” scales.
- Sandy’s Lace and Victorian Trims – wholesale lace, ribbons, trim, findings,
supplies, fabrics, etc. The retail outlet for these items is http://miniatureluxuries.com/.
- high quality wheel-thrown miniature pottery.
- fine miniature tools for kitchen, shed, workshop, garden, etc.
- handmade leather luggage and accessories, made up or in kits.
- fantastic miniature food by Robin Brady-Baxwell.
- Dateman Books – traditional hand-sewn miniature books
- an excellent introduction to building a dollhouse.
- Build your own scale farm-style dollhouse from inexpensive, readily available
materials with these original plans.
- If you have a Greenleaf Dollhouse kit, their website provides tips and
tricks for construction.
- Whether this is your first dollhouse or you are an old pro, the following
building tips might be very helpful!
Roomboxes, etc. is an interesting site at
http://www.roomboxes.com/ for great
pictures to give you ideas.
(Knitting, Crochet, Sewing, etc.)
- your on-line source for fabric, wallpaper, rugs, and fabulous parquet
- Order kits on-line in all scales for furniture, accessories, dolls and
much more. Many artisans are represented.
- Tammy's Heirlooms carries unique miniature furniture, dolls, accessories,
dollhouse kits and assembled dollhouses in one inch and half inch scale.
For the serious collector, there is furniture by Bespaq and handcrafted
pieces including crystal chandeliers, sterling silver, oil paintings, and
porcelain tea sets by IGMA and other artisans. They also carry affordable
wooden dollhouse kits by Greenleaf and miniature furnishings by companies
including Dee's Delights, Aztec Imports, Miniature Corner, The Dollhouse
Shoppe, Handley House, and Dijon. For your wiring needs, there are Cir-Kit
Concepts electrical supplies and offer complimentary live support with
- Online catalogue of handcrafted dollhouse miniatures. Miniature silver,
porcelain, pottery, glass, art, furniture, and accessories from many countries.
- electronic counterpart to the print catalogue, Hobby Builders Supply.
This site has dollhouses and miniature accessories in 1” scale and 1/2"
Scale, as well. We even have dollhouses and miniature furnishings in 1/144"
- a railroad store with some useful items for the smaller scales (1/2 inch
is G scale, 1/4 inch is O scale, some of the HO scale, 1/87, could work
for 1/4 scale as well).
Houseworks catalogue pages can be found here. If you don’t want to shop
with these suppliers on-line, just get the catalogue number and then order
them through Luba or Maureen.
If you need any horses for your outdoor scene,
you’ll find the best at http://www.breyerhorses.com/.
Go to http://www.thecraftpackcompany.co.uk/
an originally designed beautiful range of craft kits for dolls house enthusiasts,
as well as offering a range of Craft Supplies for your mini projects.
Country Classic Miniatures who carry thousands of Dollhouse and Miniature
Items, from many manufacturers all over the world.
for Handcrafted Miniature Furniture Kits and Finished Dollhouse Furniture
with quality construction techniques. Kit and Furniture styles are Shaker,
Colonial and Country. They also carry Clare-Bell Brass Lamps; MiniGraphics
Upholstered Furniture; Finished Dollhouse Furniture; Ceramic Dinnerware
and Lamps; Miniature Rugs and Carpets; Miniature Food items and Cookware,
Framed Artwork, along with Decorating and Building Supplies.
- general purpose miniature furniture and supplies.
- The goal of Doll Artist's Workshop is to have everything a Doll Artist
and Miniaturist should need to create their own works of art. They carry
supplies for those interested in: Doll Millinery, Redressing Gene and Barbie,
Doll Costuming, Egg Art, Heirloom Sewing, Victorian Ribbon Work, Ribbon
Embroidery, Wearable Art, and so much more. Stock includes Imported Silks
and Cottons, Trims, Cotton Lace, Feathers, Hat Making Supplies, Silk Ribbon,
KAO Brand Bunka, Doll Jewelry, No-hole beads, Silk Ribbon, Ombre Ribbon,
Rhinestones and many other items.
(Christmas, Halloween, etc.)
- visit this site (and scroll down) to see lots of pictures (click on them
to enlarge) a Teen Witch Slumber Party and The Old Crone's Pantry
where Hagee and Esmeralda concoct a Halloween stew just for you!
- decorate the front of your dollhouse with this trick and treat vignette.
- come and see Roz' Roost - Halloween Store.
- or view a tiny Halloween town…
- order Halloween goodies on line.
- another places to buy Halloween miniatures.
- make your own very realistic evergreen tree – a perfect Christmas tree!
– make a mini Advent calendar.
- several free projects including a Halloween vignette, a bouquet of roses,
a Christmas wreath, a box of Christmas ornaments, a Christmas Rose centerpiece,
miniature craft kits, and much more.
Haven’t got time to decorate your own Christmas
room box? Then decorate one online at: http://smallstuff-digest.com/dnd/roombox.html.
For Valentine roombox inspiration, see http://www.gd1.nildram.co.uk/Ronnies_Pages/valentine.htm.
- This article provides instructions for making miniature Christmas wreaths
(scroll down past the ads at the top of the page…)
This page gives you a printable pattern for
a Christmas ornament box with a cardboard divider. Go to http://home.epix.net/~woolse/christmas02.html,
and fill your completed box with all your tiny Christmas treasures.
Go to http://www.sculpey.com/Projects/projects_SantaPenguin.htm
to make a Santa Penguin Miniature Ornament from Sculpey or Fimo.
gives detailed instructions to make your own Mary, Baby Jesus and Manger.
Build your own realistic Christmas tree at
To browse or buy some miniature Christmas
accessories, go to http://www.momentsunderglass.com/
(the Mini Christmas site) or go to http://www.miniatures.com.br/lista_produtos.php?id_categoria=207.
To look at a German Christmas roombox, go
or visit a Christmas shop at http://thepowderroom.net.nz/jingle_bells/index.htm.
And, finally, if you want to entertain your
kids/grandkids for a while, let them decorate this mini-Christmas scene
on line at http://www.miniature.net/smallstuff/dnd/roombox.html
(seems to only work in Internet Explorer).
Clubs and Organizations
Discussion Groups On-Line
- a generalized website about the hobby with many links to other sites,
and some useful ideas and approaches.
- to share ideas on making miniature flowers, plants, and landscaping from
paper, clay and dried materials. Floral design will be discussed as well
as using flowers through out the dollhouse.
- to share ideas for making miniature furniture and other miniatures for
the dollhouse without going broke.
- to share and discuss our love of one inch scale dollhouse miniatures,
dollhouses and room boxes along with our latest projects. Group members
can also participate in monthly miniature swaps/exchanges.
for those who are interested in building a miniature castle or palace,
Tudor mansion, medieval and/or fantasy setting!
- for those who love the wee world.
- A group for fanatics, collectors, designers and makers of 1:24, 1:48,1:144
and other Smaller Scale Dollhouse Miniatures, who don't know when enough
- This club is for swapping and enjoying dollhouse miniatures. We swap
in 1" scale (1:12) unless otherwise specified.
- our tiny corner of cyberspace where we can enjoy creating dollhouse miniatures
in 1:144 scale.
- discuss and share tips, projects, DIY, ask and answer questions on all
topics pertaining to the middle scale (1/2" equals a foot) of dollhouse
and Faux Finishes
- Provides tutorials on working with polymer clay and related tools (including
sets of 8 x 10 texture sheets for creating a number of surface effects
on sheets of polymer clay), as well as on blending clays to get the perfect
colours for your project. Offers clay, tools, and other materials.
whose motto is “Bringing a World of Knowledge to your Fingertips”. Their
mission is simple - to provide individuals who are interested in miniatures
the opportunity to create through online classes and workshops. Miniature-U
hosts a wide variety of interesting and fun classes taught by experienced
and well known instructors who are knowledgeable in various techniques
and styles in several scales (1:12 and smaller).
- build a 1/12 scale birdcage out of polymer clay. Text and illustrations
by Sue Heaser.
- make a child’s painted rocking horse or hobby horse.
- make a box of chocolates from Fimo. This site gives you a printie for
the box itself (needs reducing) at http://home01.wxs.nl/~rieme018/page13.html.
- DIY projects from Michelle Canada include a flashlight, a seashell angel,
a simple wire plate rack, a modern lamp, an art deco mirror, a quilt rack,
wrapped candies, a bathroom mirror, a Faberge egg, a galvanized tub, ladies
high-heeled slip on shoes, a hurricane lamp, a doll’s doll, and a man’s
folded dress shirt.
- instructions for making a miniature sleeping fairy baby.
- make a miniature aquarium.
- make a miniature fruit tray.
- make a tiny teddy bear.
- make a miniature moulded ball mask.
- make a miniature “corn popper” push toy.
- make a “Happy Beads” baby toy.
- links to projects on crafting a pot-bellied heater, a wicker bassinet,
a snow sled, a duck or rabbit rocker, a diaper bag, and Fimo veggies.
– make mini pet stuff.
- Includes how to make baby gift baskets, tea and molasses cookies, peanut
butter and jelly sandwiches, a cake baking table, and potted spiral topiary
helps you to make a miniature hat stand in this quick project.
you can find directions for making a variety of millinery decorations,
and go to http://msatminidolls.minilists.com/hatinstr.htm for another hat
Cynthia Howe, at http://www.cynthiahoweminiatures.com/hatmaking1.htm
offers a complete millinery tutorial online.
- well, what fun here – 1/4" (1/48 scale) dome series kits to fit into
a 3" dome, kits with dome up to $30, dome alone $14.95; Marketville-stores
made from grocery store boxes like muffin mix kits less than $30; fairy
houses to die for they are so cute – 3 1/2" for $30; dolls houses
for the dollhouse 1 to 1 1/2".
- what a drooly site – photos of things, Bespaq baby house furnished, tiny
Gudgel houses (go see what they are), Oriental dolls, kits for things,
teeny metal stuff for teeny places, beautifully done.
– a real treat for the eyes! Laser cut furniture, cupboards, boxes and
kits to make, things to put in shops, etc. Prices seemed to be very, very
- Quarter scvale kits and buildings.
||Tools and Techniques
- This manufacturer of artist’s paintbrushes offers projects, fun facts
trivia and tips on painting techniques, choice of paintbrushes, brushes
to select for specific applications, and more.
- Select Woodworking Articles or DIY Projects under Education on this woodworking
site to find information on using power tools, working with wood, finishes,
- Sponsored by the makers of Styrofoam, this site features tips for cutting,
painting, and gluing this product invented in the 1940’s. Look up product
information, try one or more of the sites projects, and join a craft club
to receive free offers, share ideas, and show your work.
- If you need metal and rubber molds, this location offers 400 of them,
along with starter and casting sets (designed primarily for action/war
gamers but useful for making your own molds).
If you need plastic shapes for miniature construction
for any reason, try http://www.plastruct.com/.
If you are looking for equipment or tools,
you can’t go wrong at http://www.micromark.com/.
For decals to apply to your furniture, walls,
plates, clock faces, accessories, etc. check out http://www.microscale.com/Merchant2/merchant.mvc?Screen=CTGY&Category_Code=DOLL.
Check out http://www.craft-products.com/
for realistic Brick & Stone finishing products for decorating dolls
houses and models. The products are easy to apply so now anyone can create
beautiful authentic effects. Most items are available in both 1:12 scale
and 1:24 scale. Products include various brick and stone patterns, roof
tiles, lead flashing for chimneys, floorboards and many other products.
- miniature brick and stone products.
you will find a veritable treasure trove of 'crafty' computer products
you never dreamt existed … all sorts of papers and fabrics that you can
print on using your computer printer and incorporate into your craft projects.
You'll find FREE online courses and graphics to download here too. They've
got ideas to get you started, detailed instructions to keep you on track
and a forum to put you in touch with fellow crafters.