Welcome to our first issue of the Dolls Houses Past and Present online magazine for over a year! I apologise for the long delay in publishing this issue, due to problems with the website. Anyone who followed the instructions in the last issue for dressing a doll, and was waiting for the instructions on wigging it, will have had a very long wait, I’m sorry!
This issue covers a range of time (nearly 200 years, from the Killer Cabinet to contemporary creations) and several countries (including the UK, Germany, the USA and Mexico). Topics include individual dolls houses and dolls house manufacturers, commercially made and artisan made dolls house furniture as well as home made furnishings, and many dolls, some made by an artisan, some made at home, some commercially made and dressed or customised at home.
I hope you will all find something to enjoy, inspire and engage you. I am happy to receive suggestions and contributions for the next issue at any time.
Page 2 'Earned by the needle and skill of its little owner': an early Victorian dolls' house by Alice Sage
Page 3 Gifts Fit for the Queen's Doll House by Patty Moore
Page 4 Restoration of an Antique German Blue Roof by Jane Wright
Page 5 Tiny Things and the Queen of the Needle by Claire Quick
Page 6 My Dollhouse Collection - A Mirror of Life by Louise Pipher
Page 7 My Cabinet House by Jill Friendship
Page 8 A roombox with large-scale Dora Kuhn furniture - a dream in vermilion by Sigi Ulbrich
Page 9 Why I LOVE my Triang Stockbroker by Janet Mansbridge
Page 10 Lynnfield Furniture in Mindolton Manor by Susan Hale
Page 11 VEB Holzspielwarenfabrik Grünhainichen, 1949-1966 by diePuppenstubensammlerin
Page 12 Jane Newman - A Profile by Rosemary Myers
Page 13 What did I let myself in for? by Joan Joyce
Page 14 My Roomboxes and Peg Dolls by JenH
Page 15 Mossy Manor by Anne Gerdes
Page 16 Customised Resin Dollhouse Figures by Linda Holmes
Page 17 Bryony - Wigging Instructions by Sharon Maggott
Page 18 Giveaway Competition for MembersSubmission Guidelines