Dolls House and Miniature Scene is the most comprehensive and best-loved source of inspirational ideas and information within the dolls house and miniatures hobby.
Our miniature projects go from building your own dolls house to creating dolls house furniture, accessories, soft furnishings, costumes, miniature food... the list is endless. We also cover an extensive range of period styles from Tudor miniatures to modern day. As well as projects we also bring you features covering all aspects of the miniatures hobby from around the world, showcasing dolls house and miniatures collections and interviewing miniature artisans. The magazine is published once a month and is a must for all dolls house and miniature scene enthusiasts.
Welcome to the January edition!
We kick off the new year with a look at the exceptional talent of Susan Parris who creates historically accurate costumes in 1/12th scale, a skill which has lead to her association with high profile miniature projects on both sides of the Atlantic. Turn to page 6 to find out how Susan’s work is helping historians.
Sticking with historic builds, if you’ve read international bestseller The Miniaturist, or watched the BBC’s television adaptation, you’ll know that it’s set in Amsterdam in 1686–87. You may not, however, know that the fictional work was inspired by a real dolls house, owned by Petronella Oortman. Oortman spared no expense on her lavish miniature home, commissioning cabinetmakers, glassblowers, silversmiths and basket-weavers to furnish it with bespoke items – it truly is a work of art. Take a tour of this incredible project starting on page 13.