High Rotation Monday #3 – the miniature edition

Back again with bits and pieces we have been seeing, thinking, feeling and doing around here. This week it’s all about the mini.

Visiting:Miniature World in downtown Victoria (British Columbia). If you are (or ever were) even remotely interested in the world of miniatures – or the world of bizarre obsessions – or have children who will appreciate historic scenes or elaborate dollhouses carefully contructed from balsa wood, model paint, polymer clay, and gallons of glue you must visit MiniatureWorld. And make sure you stop at the foyer to pick up some of the postcards straight out of the 1970s.

Inspiring:Jess Quinn (above) whose work is DELICIOUS and makes me want to make things again. (Jess’s image reposted with her permission). That beautiful fox doll is for sale here.

Christmas shopping: Lille Huset little wooden houses from Grow Studio are sweet sweet sweet.

Listening: Freelance Whales new album. There’s nothing miniature about this album – lots of big, layered sound… and I love it.

There will be more miniature craziness this week I am sure – stay tuned for fairy door mayhem.

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7 Responses

  1. Vilda says:

    Thank you so much for this inspiration! Love the miniature world!

  2. anika says:

    Claire – I’ve been reading your blog for years. (I used to blog with MAV many moons ago). So excited you’ve moved to the PNW. We are taking our kiddos (4 and 6) to Victoria next month and I’ve heard the Miniature World was amazing. Thanks for posting pictures, I will for sure put this on the list. Let me know if you ever head to Port Townsend! Best, Anika

  3. max says:

    that place looks amazing! i can understand why it’s all behind glass, you just want to pick everything up to look at the detail…and play!

  4. Tania says:

    Such a charming little miniature world. Too bad it is not close to us as I think my kids would love it. We recently visited Cockington Green, another miniature world. Not sure if the kids or myself enjoyed it more! Ps- love your booklist!

  5. Saskia (1=2) says:

    Miniature World looks just gorgeous, especially the elephants strolling down the street. Pinned it! Reminds me of Madurodam in Holland one of my most cherished childhood memories was visiting there.

  6. rachel says:

    Oh please make things again! Your bunnies are the reason I started making softies!

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