A dear friend
I’ve mentioned a few times that a friend set me on the path of doll’s house miniatures and construction, and I thought, with her permission, I’d like to introduce her to you.
Her name is Isla and I’ve known her for about 5 years now, I think.
She has always been superb at craft work across a broad field: basket work, embroidery, card making, patchwork, knitting – you get the idea. She was, at one time, a professional florist and won many competitions with her arrangements. She tries to keep me straight with how to prepare flowers, but I think I will need much more teaching before I get the hang of it.
For family reasons she needed to take up a craft that involved less travelling about, and 10 years ago or so Isla decided to build a doll’s house.
She selected a Georgian kit and wired the whole thing through, decorated throughout and made carpets, soft furnishings and some of the furniture. More recently she has been working on smaller projects involving room boxes and displays.
Her work is a mixture of “Isla designed and made” and bought in items, which she always blends beautifully.
I hope you enjoy her work as much as I do. I owe my friend a great debt of gratitude for introducing me to the miniature obsession.