Monday, April 04, 2011
For the past 25 years or so, dollhouse most often meant "Barbie Dreamhouse." The hobby of dollhouse making took a backseat to the production of pink plastic palaces.
Dollhouse makers persisted, and nowadays, the dollhouse has gone beyond the dreamhouse to doll homes that might have come out of its maker's nightmares! A Frida Kahlo dollhouse, is one example, check it out here.
We still have a number of dollhouse books from the hobbyist days. Books such as A World of Doll Houses by Flora Gill Jacobs [745.592 JAC] can be inspiring reading for those of you with little girls in your life! With April vacation approaching, you may want to look into Making Doll's House Miniatures With Polymer Clay by Sue Heaser [745.592 HEA], as a way to wile away a rainy day. (I'm not predicting rainy weather, but, there is a reason why people are so fond of saying, "April showers bring May flowers.")
As with every hobby, there's an association to go along with it. The National Association of Miniature Enthusiasts is one for dollhouse makers.
Photo by Stephanie Kilgast
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