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Head Down Sales Up

For the first time since we started I am having to stack my order book. It’s all thanks to you all and our friends in America.

As well as some commissions which have been challenging but good,  our new ‘made up ‘ service seems to be a big hit in America. That and the exchange rate I suppose. It has mostly been on Etsy  But we are also getting referrals from Facebook. All is good. My book goes un-read and the garden un-dug. Hey ho.

Been playing about with new designs as well. There are more half drawn.

It is great when you get customer pictures. Contact me if interested and I let you know where they are available.

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Stafford Dolls House Fair

A bit of a late decision but I am glad we decided. Yes we will be showing at Stafford Dolls House Fair on the 3rd September. We were going to give it a miss to concentrate on the new items ready for Pudsey, but we can’t keep away. stafford

We are very happy to have gained another trade customer this month . Not only because it gives us a boost , but to see the wonderful things she has been doing with the blanks we supply. I could not believe they started out as cut outs. More on this after their launch.

We have a couple of clearances on our FB page that have proven very popular. New items of course will be put onto our Etsy Shop

Hope to see as many as possible at Stafford.

SALE making way for new products

We launched a sale on our Facebook Page to clear some of the kits and made up display items from our regular range. The kits will still be available through Etsy but we are making room for new items for the shows and to reflect our continuing additions .

We are also offering a ‘made up’ service on our kits. These again will be available on the Etsy shop. Not everyone wants to spend time making kits up .

Commissions are increasing as well. If there is anything you want making to ‘fit’ or that you can not find on general listings, let us know and we can price it for you and work with you to design exactly what you want.

pew21 These started as a commission and are now available in kit form, made up and in 2 sizes.

In the design stage at the moment are a smaller chiller cabinet , Larger menu boards, Art Deco Mirrors, Mackintosh Table to match the chairs and shop fitments. Is there anything you would like to see in the range. Please let me know.

So we have until Leeds Dolls House Fair at Pudsey to get the new displays sorted. With everything happening I bet that comes around very quickly.

 

Cleveland Dolls House Fair

We have been so busy prepping for this fair, sorry I haven’t been on here. We have packed loads into our van for Cleveland Dolls House Fair . We have DIY clearance, Glues Paints, Carpets, & Wallpaper. We have pre-loved and handmade furniture. We have books, Dolls, Babies and Hand knit. Also boxes and boxes of small bag bargains to fill any room or garden. Hope to see you there

We also completed a commission that I am so pleased with it will be available in kit form. Church Pews in 2 sizes complete with church mouse.

So setting off now. If we haven’t packed it , it isn’t going. No more room.

What’s New June

Yorks Dolls House Fair went well and it really was great to see everyone we deal with on-line. Some happy faces when they picked up thier commissions as well, which is always nice to see.

The new Mackintosh range has been going well DSCF2711 So what is new this month? Still working on some trade commissions which I can not reviel until they go ‘live’ at Miniatura. We have not had many new listings on Etsy as the one offs we have made have sold on our FB page .

We have a new Prep Counter in perspex. 1:12th . This can be modified to fit your kitchen scene. The red and black was made for a customer. However we have a good range of colours available.

So where to next. Cleveland Miniature Fair at Locomotion Shildon. This is free entry and you should have no trouble getting hubby there as it is in the National Railway Museum. Don’t know why I put ‘Hubby’ as I love looking at all the Steam Locos too. Don’t forget to click on the blue link.

We will be taking our usual Puffin Design kits , perspex furniture and fittings and one offs. Also with Crab Pot Models we will be taking lots of small items, pre-loved bargains, DIY ect.

Do come and say hello we will be just by the doors as last year.

A week of Commissions

Been super busy this week with commissions. Rain has stopped play on the car boot so I thought I would show a few pictures here.  First off the production line was the sun railings and stair case. Took some working out but even I was impressed when in place.  heike railings

I have been working on some mice furniture and a shabby chic range for a trade customer. Sneak peek in bare wood but the the work she does on them is fantastic so it is a pleasure to make the basics for her.

I have also painted up the Macintosh chairs ready to show at York Dolls House Fair . Don’t look at the seat’s upholstery isn’t my forte.

Well today I had better complete our Etsy orders for our most popular lines, the clear display cabinets and small bread rack.

Love miniatures and love the fact that other people seem to love our miniatures too.

May’s here already.

After our exhausting April we were looking forward to a bit of relax….Obviously you all had other ideas. Thankfully all pleasant ones. A book full of commissions to work on is keeping us out of mischief. We have also had a flurry of interest in the Dolls Houses we had for sale and I am now claiming our lounge and Sun Room back.

Also we have been working on new ideas, the first of which is Mackintosh style chairs. These will be released on Monday as kits @ £7.50 each. Here is a sneak preview

Looking at Tables next.

Our next fair is York Dolls House Fair at the racecourse on the 4th of June. More details nearer the time on here and our Facebook Pages.

Hope you are all enjoying the sunshine and let me know if there is anything you would like to see in Dolls House furniture kits.

Last Weekend and This

Well what a fantastic Dolls House Fair Pudsey was. We met loads of new faces and really enjoyed the busy day. It is one of our favourite Fairs and didn’t disappoint. Leeds Dolls House Fair.

We had our usual double stand incorporating Puffin Design with our laser cut Dolls House Miniatures and Kits, and Crab Pot Models with our pre-loved houses and furniture. pudsey2017n

So onto this coming weekend. We are at Driffield Showground for the East Yorkshire Country Fair. 

We will have Models, Toys, Dolls House furniture, Laser Cut Gifts inc VW gifts. What ever we have on board will be a bargain so please come and find us and say hello. Fingers crossed for the weather as we are camping out 2 nights, but whatever the weathher it is a fun event.

This event ends our super busy month and we are hoping for a couple of days break and then onto commision orders and work on new products.

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