First of all, I want to thank everyone who has been reading, following and commenting on our blog. The KnitWits (the group of children with whom I play every week, and with whom I've been building this dolls' castle) are coming over this afternoon, and I'm going to show them how many kind and interested people from all over the world have been looking at our work. We all live in a small town in Nova Scotia, Canada, so it's a really big deal for us.
I have been immensely inspired by the work of other miniaturists (I guess I can call myself one, too, now :) It's an extraordinary hobby, this, isn't it? It's really much more an obsession or a way of looking at the world, I think.
Anyway, I'm rambling on, and what I want to say is that I'm going to have a giveaway to thank the over fifty people who are now following our blog!
I make (permanently) open books from different periods -- mostly medieval/Tudor, but I do other periods as well. They work well as large books in 1:12 scale. I love books in real life, and my husband and I have a sizeable library, so it seemed natural that our miniature houses should have libraries, too. I started making them because of the dearth of early books available for miniature castles :)
This one shows two colourful pages from the famous Macclesfield Alphabet, a 15th century "pattern book" of source material for calligraphers. It has a leather cover, but doesn't close. It makes a pretty display item on a table or bookstand.
I will send a book plus a secret surprise to the winner of a draw from all the people who comment on this post until Sunday, April 18th. All you have to do leave a comment on this post telling me your dolls' house's historical period (or the age of book you'd like), plus whether you prefer a colourful book or a more restrained one that's largely text (like the breviary on the table, above). If you don't specify, I'll pick something I think you'd like :)
If you want to link to this giveaway on your blog, I'd be grateful, but it's not necessary for you to be entered.
Once again, thank you all so much for making a small town Canadian feel connected to an entire world of miniature enthusiasts!
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