zondag 8 december 2013

Regency Robin in the garden.

 I thought you might like to see a close-up of Robin`s face, I repainted her with porcelain paints.
in the second picture the focus is on the robin on her hand.
Handmade by Carla Zandvliet.

vrijdag 6 december 2013

Welcome by Robin and her pet robin.

A warm welcome to: Krizze, Arantza Martin, Miniluna, Sirkku, Gina, Jennifer. I hope you enjoy my Blog.

Robin dressed in Regency style, and her pet robin say welcome to you all.
The beautiful tiny robin was made by Carla Zandvliet, a Dutch miniaturist who is also famous for her silk flowers.

zondag 14 juli 2013

The colour of her hair..

Even for a porcelain person it makes a big difference what colour her hair is. First I gave Belle a dark brown hairdo . This made her look very pale, so I changed it to auburn, better I think. And I took this picture in an other room , so it looks warmer..

zondag 19 mei 2013

Anne Fairfax

A few years ago Susan Bembridge was my neighbour at the 1:12 Show in Rheda-Wiedenbruck Germany. All the lovely wallpapers and fabrics on her table kept calling me over for a closer look... .
 I finally made a choice, I bought a piece of silk crepe de chine with the name Anne`s bedroom.
Click on the picture to visit Susan`s website

Home in Holland again I searched for this Anne, who was she, what was her story ? She was Anne Fairfax, and she had a rather sad life, losing her mother and sisters. The house were her bedroom was is called Fairfax House, it has its own website www.fairfaxhouse.co.uk .
In her bedroom hangs a sweet picture of Anne, painted in 1742 by Philip Mercier.
Inspired by Anne Fairfax I am dressing  Belle in a 18th century style dress made from the fabric I bought  from Susan.
 I am now trying to get a nice fit on the bodice.

zaterdag 11 mei 2013


It is time for an update, it is far too long since I posted!

There are four new followers:  a warm Welcome to David Edwards , Las miniaturas y el vintage, Noelle de Terwangne and Yolanda Moran.

I have been playing with my new tiny kiln , trying to make my own dolls, but the results are not very professional ! It certainly is a learning proces. I expected  anything could go wrong: the pouring of the liquid porcelain, the cleaning of the greenware, the painting of the doll parts, the temperature of the kiln, and evereything did go wrong and 90 % of the dollparts ended up in the bin.. A lot of puzzles and questions. I am glad there is a lot of information to be found on the internet, and a lot of helpfull professional generous dollmakers who want share their knowledge.  At the moment I am dressing my first lady doll, she is far from perfect, but I like her.
The face and arms mold I have is Belle from Stacy Hofmann and a legs mold from Dawn Adams:
buttoned boots with a heel.Not suitable for a lady in 18th century style dress. So I scraped of the boots in the Greenware stage, before it is cured in the kiln, when the porcelain is not really dry. And added white stockings and silk shoes with silk bows.

zaterdag 9 februari 2013

Welcome new followers.

A warm welcome to new followers: Susu, DoF theinfill, Birgit, AnneRie, Shaairah, Annemarie Hovenga, Erika Kraster-de Boer, Ozden Ceyhan, Lina, Susan Maskin, AM, and minis64.
Have a great weekend!

zondag 20 januari 2013


The painting by Jan Davidsz. de Heem 

The photograph by Richard Kuiper
The past weeks volunteers were working  hard on Beeckestijn: an 18th century country estate in Velsen.
We all worked together under the supervision of our new artistic manager: Nathalie Faber.
The exhibition is called Still Life Exhibition. On display are paintings and photographs from the 17th century till the 21th century. Can you see the difference...
The stilllife painting was painted in the 17th century. The stillife by Richard Kuiper is a photograph from the 21 th century, everything in the photo is plastic...