Monday, 15 March 2010

Inspiring Words Week

I am joining Yiota, of Shells, Bells, Flowers and Showers this week, in her posting of words of inspiration. My word for today is 'miniature'. I have always had a fascination for tiny things, and have vast collections of them to prove it. Luckily as they are so small you can fit a vast collection into a shoebox. Dolls fall into the miniature category, and so I took a number of pictures of Tiny Doll, (by Beth Robinson) in a new room on the shelves, to illustrate my word. The car and furniture are from my favourite online rummage store, eBay, and are the perfect size for her, so I have created a miniature minimalist bedroom in one of the shelf sections. She looks a little out of place but maybe she will get used to it.

I wonder what book she is reading, to have scary dreams like this!
Tiny wooden dolls with a tiny wooden house.
A tiny interior I made.
A flock of miniature sheep crossing a bridge in Lewisham, which Linda Sue's sheep sculpture reminded me of. The bridge is in Ladywell and I really like the building in the background. A woman, who's name I can't remember, was granted the freedom of the borough, which gave her the right to drive her sheep over this bridge, which she did! I might have to do some research to remember the facts as it is some years since I made this.
Miniature toy cars from the Vintage Fair last weekend.


Linda Sue said...

I have always had a thing for minis as well...Collected them and let them go only to start again. little things are cool! I love your little things especially the kitten and I think Rabbit is an adorable name! I like your sheep in orderly queque...sweeet- and the little doll is very cool! Yes, I am a little thing person!

Sonia ;) said...

Wow for the first time I felt tall, not so insignificant. I love the pictures you create, amazes me how you see the world through that lense. Beth Robinson makes unbelievable dolls. We made it through Monday...on to Tuesday.


ADonald466 said...

I love your collections, and the way you have displayed them! Glad you're making progress introducing kitten to the household. Our poodle didn't mind when we got our spaniel - even though she stole her bed and her food!!

Yiota said...

You're a great story teller! You've put up a whole show here!

sallybaileyhome said...

Mabel! Good kitten name? Or have you decided? The suspense is killing me!

Candace said...

Oh my gosh. How I love minis. Those cars are incredible. Love love love them!
But that DOLL... what a beauty! And I like her little environment.

Great and fun post, Sarah.
Candace x

KindredSpirit said...

I had no idea you were so fascinated by the minature! I know esactly which bridge in Ladywell that it