“For the person for whom small things do not exist, the great is not great.” -Jose Ortega y Gasset
When I was in elementary school, I became quite enamored by dollhouse miniatures. There was something about the tiny little items that enchanted me. Of course, I had quite a stint with my Barbies, yet it seemed I spent more time designing their houses than actually playing with them. That compulsion to decorate somehow evolved into creating little dollhouses inside cardboard boxes. Then I received a REAL dollhouse kit for Christmas, and my mom let me spread out all of the supplies on the kitchen table, and I glued and painted to my heart’s content. I still have those minis tucked away, and I absolutely must get them out, dust them off, and enjoy them once again! My love of miniatures has been dormant for quite some time, yet I recently rekindled my obsession by participating in “Club Little House”
which was organized by the wonderfully crafty Amy Powers
“Club Little House” littles created by Amy Powers
“Club Little House” participants agreed to construct twelve 1:12 miniature items and ship them to Amy by the deadline. For a small fee, she graciously packaged up twelve items and sent them to all of us in return. As a result, we each received a lovely assortment of clever, and lovingly-crafted “littles.” I am quite in love with everything I received. You can take a look at all of the items, including mine, here
I spent quite awhile trying to come up with just the right thing to create for “Club Little House.” In the end, I decided to make something that relates to my job as a teacher. Here’s what I came up with….
“Club Little House” miniature school charts by Kerrie More
They are pretty simple, but to tell you the truth, they were very time consuming. I love how they turned out, and I hope the recipients who received my “littles” enjoy them as much as I did making them. (Just a note: I did not make any money from the creation of these items. If you like these images, you should go to this site and purchase them, much bigger of course, from – Paper Source.)
I was so impressed by the items in my “Club Little House” box, but imagine my delight when I discovered a sweet “little” from one of my favorite artists, Mary Engelbreit
! Don’t you love them?
“Club Little House” littles created by Mary Engelbreit
Participating in “Club Little House” was really a lot of fun. I want to thank Amy Powers for organizing such an enjoyable artistic opportunity and for sparking my love of miniatures once again. I loved it so much, I am already thinking of what I might create for the next “Club Little House!”
Happy Summer and Happy Crafting!