Juliet's miniature garden changes with the seasons!
7 May 2013
You may remember the wonderful garden scene created by Dolls House Emporium customer Juliet Ashmore, who has been working on the project with her daughters.
Sometimes gardens – even ones in miniature – change and develop with the seasons.
And in Juliet’s garden, part of her two-house project, spring has definitely now sprung!
She says: “The snow has melted away and the blossom has arrived on the apple tree Tom is busy in the spring flower border with his hoe, watched closely by the friendly Robin.
“This morning he was working hard on the log pile and inadvertently disturbed two hedgehogs who had been hibernating there.”
See her latest work below – and then click through to see her wonderful images from earlier
in the year.
Making more room in your miniature dolls' house
6 May 2013
Have you ever wished your dolls’ house had an extra room to decorate?
Why not introduce a garden area
? With versatility offering everything from horticulture to architecture, you can create extra space for inspiration in an instant!
One popular method is to change your setting when summer turns to winter, to reflect the seasons in your full-scale world.
With a greenhouse, conservatory or pergola feature the world’s your oyster – and it’s so much easier than the real thing!
And there’s a wonderful collection of flowers and foliage to add from The Garden Centre
at The Dolls House Emporium.
You may wish to choose a theme for your greenery, or recreate a favourite garden you have seen in real life.
There’s no need to have your planting in neat rows – nature’s not tidy and it could give you a chance to be really creative, incorporating some items from everyday life, to make the garden look well-loved and well-used by its mini occupants!
Even if it’s a general sprucing up of your main property – we’ve a dozen or so window box ideas to get you started!
Or a low-maintenance patio terrace to add more furniture and décor for city living.
Add fruit, vegetables, old wellington boots and some garden tools for your rural project!
Try railings, balustrades or a gate for a more formal look or simply use a property extension for that extra space to create a music room or sun room.
Getting out in the garden’s just one tradition for May. Another is the age-old custom of dancing around the Maypole!
The tradition gathered pace in the Middle Ages and is still the focus of many celebrations even today. Schoolchildren weave in and out according to different routines to create intricate patterns on the pole.
From kit to conclusion! A customer’s imagination
18 April 2013
Transforming a bare kit full of potential into a wonderfully-imagined scene is the name of the game for anyone with a little miniature know-how!
It’s amazing what can be achieved, as this property from Dolls House Emporium customer Juliet Ashmore demonstrates. Juliet has been working on her hobby with her daughters.
She’s brought ideas to fruition both inside and outside, and admits that her work has added a lot of character to her projects.
She has been transforming her two houses with a little help from Dolls House Emporium goodies – and a couple of our online tutorials. You can view a full tutorial or use some of these goodies
to create your very own!
Dolls House Emporium creative assistant Louise has made an inventory of the top image here, in case you'd like to recreate it for yourself:
6044 Garden and pergola kit
6045 Gazebo kit
2697 wire table & chair
8211 Flag stone paper
5845 red brick paper
8541 Grass sheet
7370 wooden door
2939 topiary bush
4904 round box bush
4905 monkey puzzle
4898 evergreen tree
4907 ornamental tree
6560 orange tree
6400 wishing well
6116 Bird bath
3939 large ivy
3565 red grapes
6556 ivy berries
6555 white ivy