I have always loved doll houses. When I was very young, I used a shoe box on top of a little plastic table to make my house. My parents then got me a hand-me-down plastic doll house from a neighbor which I thoroughly enjoyed. Finally, my dad decided to work with me to build a Victorian Doll House- he even put real working lights into the house. This was quite an accomplishment in the 1980’s. I have also always loved to make things from pressing flowers to scrapbooks to home decor. You can probably, then, understand why I was so drawn to polymer clay- I could make ANYTHING with this medium.
The very first item I made to sell was modeled after our guinea pigs. Surprisingly (LOL), there weren’t too many people interested in purchasing a guinea pig dressed in clothing for their quarter scale houses, so I branched out. I have made all sorts of animals, people and accessories in quarter scale since then.
Today I wanted to share with you some of the inspirations for my work. My children are a lot older than in these pictures now and give me some very perceptive recommendations for how to improve my creations. Even though I am sometime busy with them and can’t create as much, I know I will always find my way back to polymer clay.