Thursday, 26 November 2015

Thame Dollshouse & Miniatures Fair

After the dust has settled and the Haddenham event has been put safely to bed, it is now time to raise the profile of Thame Dollshouse and Miniatures Fair. Watch out for advertisements in the various dollshouse magazines and events pages locally. 

Thank you to all the stand holders who put us on their blogs and websites.

The exhibitors list is starting to look very good, and there are some new exhibitors adding to an already excellent line up of exhibitors.

Donations to the charity table can be made on the day or by contacting us direct. Email or on 07738 009795

Jane Harrop in 2014

Friday, 20 November 2015

Money Raised

A big thank you to all those people who contributed, helped and came to the Dollshouse and Miniatures Exhibition last Saturday. We have had some very positive feedback about the friendly atmosphere and the willingness of stand holders and exhibitors to talk about their crafts and exhibits. Hopefully you have made some converts.

The total money raised was £543.40. This is split between the two charities, so Hearing Dogs for Deaf People and Thames Valley Air Ambulance get £271.70 each. For a relatively small event we think this is a brilliant amount, so thank you for all your contributions. 

The Hearing Dogs for Deaf People stand also made money from their tombola and sales, which is separate from the total.

We are now thinking about whether to run the event again next year and make it an annual instead of a bi-annual event. However, our priority for the moment is Christmas and then the Thame Fair.

Sunday, 15 November 2015

Haddenham Dollshouse and Miniatures Exhibition

Thank you to all those people who attended, contributed and helped at Haddenham yesterday. The fair had a very nice atmosphere, and that is a reflection of the people who were there and their commitment to their hobby.

Once we have some firm totals we will let you know via the blog how much was raised for both charities.

Thursday, 12 November 2015

List of exhibitors at Haddenham

Unfortunately Shepherd Miniatures have had to withdraw, but we still have an excellent list of exhibitors.for Saturday The final list is below.
 The Hearing Dogs charity have also confirmed today that they will have a sales table with their Christmas cards, wrapping paper, and other items. 
There will also be a raffle with some splendid prizes including a voucher for 'Afternoon Tea for two'  kindly donated by Haddenham Garden Centre.

We're looking forward to the day, and hope to see you there.

 Cottage Courtyard

Aylesbury Dollshouse Club: Long and short term projects in 1/12th and 1/24th scale, showing imagination and creativity.
Felicity Holland: display of work in different scales
Kennett Miniaturists: A railway station platform, with vignettes from the 1890s to the present day. From  one side a steam train approaches, at the other side an intercity Express departs through another tunnel.
 Lego train: a working model made entirely of lego
 MTM Club of Thame: ‘Halloween and all things spooky!’
 Minis Home Makers (formerly Halton Miniatures Club): ‘The Little Big Ones’
 Nostalgia in Miniature Workshops: Examples of projects from these workshops
 Wycombe Dolls House Group: display of dollshouses and vignettes

Aylesbury Club sales
Coombe Crafts: Handcrafted character dolls in 1/48th, 1/24th/ and 1/12th scales. Tiny 1/48th dwellings – accessories in all scales
Dateman Books: 100% handmade books, magazines, & newspapers
Jan & June: handmade items
Karen Puddephat: houses, furniture and accessories looking for new homes
KT Miniatures: Miniatures with an emphasis on nostalgia and realism, including handmade creations just that little bit different, plus antique and vintage dollshouses.
Little House at the Priory: Handmade itemsfor dollshouses, shops and gardens such as beds, furniture,shop furniture& items, food and accessories.Scales – 1/12th, 1/16th, 1/24th, and 1/48th. Also a small selection of non-handmade accessories.
Magpie’s Miniatures: A selection of 1/12th quality handmade items, DIY components, electric and LED lighting and accessories.
MTM club sales
Penny’s Whitewood Furniture: whitewood furniture for decorating and finishing
Ronfel Miniatures: A variety of handmade items, including embroidered carpets and cushions. DIY materials and haberdashery, plus a variety of non-handmade furniture and accessories.
Sally’s Little People: Handmade dolls and other accessories

Seemah: A range of dollshouse items, some brand new, plus books.

Saturday, 7 November 2015


Well as you already know, refreshments will be available on the day. Tea, coffee, squash, cake, biscuits and mince pies. Sorry we are not doing three course lunches.

We can now confirm that Little House at the Priory and Magpie Miniatures will also be having stands at the exhibition. Seemah is also coming to sell her wares, so there will now be an interesting selection of things to buy at the exhibition.

The exhibition will feature exhibits from local clubs and these include: Aylesbury, Halton MTM, Wycombe and Kennet. The LEGO train will also be working.

There will also be a raffle.

All this is in support of Hearing Dogs for Deaf People and Thames Valley Air Ambulance, two great charities that need help to deliver their services.

We look forward to seeing you on Saturday 14th November.

Doors open at 10.30.  Adults £2.50,  children £1.50.

Sally's Little People

Friday, 6 November 2015

Refreshments at Haddenham

We are delighted to say that  refreshments will, after all, be on sale at Haddenham Dollshouse & Miniatures Fair on Saturday 14th November. Freda Dorrell has very kindly agreed to organise a team of volunteers selling tea, coffee, cakes, biscuits,etc during the day. Hopefully there will be some delicious home made cakes!
So you will, after all, be able to take a break and have a cuppa without leaving the hall.
Christmas table

Monday, 2 November 2015

Haddenham Exhibition

One thing is for certain in this life, you can't slow down the relentless march of time, it just keeps moving on. Haddenham Dollshouse & Miniatures Exhibition is a week on Saturday so put the date in your diary.

If you are coming into Haddenham for the exhibition, another place worth stopping by is the Tythe Barn. They always have wonderful Christmas bits to look at and buy there.

Penny's Furniture will be there on the day selling his wide range of white wood furniture, and Karen Puddephat selling stuff from her dolls house attic. 

K T Miniatures, Combe Crafts and Dateman Books all have websites, so you can look before you come on the 14th November. K T Miniatures and Combe Crafts run workshops, and some examples of these will be on display between their stalls.

Necklace of Raindrops by Felicity Holland

Almost every craft can be done in miniature, so come and be inspired by the work on display.