Are you ready for another selection of entries from The Dolls House Emporium Creative Competition 2011?
We’re putting as many as we can online to share the amazing skill and imagination of miniatures fans across the UK – and to give some inspiration to anyone who might want to have a go for themselves.
Old rubber hair curlers and scraps of foliage from the garden helped bring this dolls’ house summer scene to vivid life, with families enjoying the Royal Wedding down at their local pub.
There are games and stalls among the celebrations – as well as some wonderful village characters.
Bob, the village drunk, is often at the bar, while Peter found the whole day so boring he fell asleep at his table, with a full pint of beer in front of him!
Paul is out on the balcony enjoying a smoke, while Michael is playing with his dog and eating an ice cream.
The creator of this varied setting, Sophie Appleton, from Bradford, said: “The Mini Inn (mini-ing!) is a small quaint village pub and the residents got together to celebrate the Royal Wedding of Prince William and Catherine Middleton.
It’s her imaginative entry for this year’s Creative Competition, based around the garden pavilion kit from the Dolls’ House Emporium.
“Everyone has a great party, celebrating, and while the adults watch the happy couple wed the kids entertain themselves in the pub playground on the bouncy castle, and there is also the traditional maypole.
“The playground flooring was made out of some random foliage from my garden – some of it falls from my tree and goes everywhere!
“The bouncy castle was made from old-style rubber hair curlers, some sponge and wadding and then some PVC. Cotton wool dyed pink and out into plastic bags made the candy floss and I made the balloons out of polystyrene covered with stretched balloon, tied together with a piece of wire.”