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noraurbieta1 on Dec 3, 20215 out of 5 stars
I am very happy with my purchase. Fast shipping
Vanessa on Dec 1, 20215 out of 5 stars
This lovely anchor would have fully met my expectations had I myself not made an error and very sadly lost it almost as soon as receiving it. (Long story!). This seller and the products are always great.
sdwelch2 on Dec 1, 20215 out of 5 stars
Exquisitely detailed tiny Nativity, it looks lovely displayed in a miniature dome on a shelf in my library. A sweet addition to my Christmas decorating. Great shipping, too. Excellent as usual from this wonderful seller.
South Coast to the Highlands, Bus Driver to Dolls House Miniatures
My interest in doll’s houses stems from childhood, although I never got to play with my doll’s house, it was kept in the garden shed and I didn’t enjoy sharing the space with spiders!
A few years later I became a bus driver, and on a particular Brighton route I had a 20 minute stopover, not wanting to sit in the bus, I went for a wander and found a doll’s house shop, I was amazed at how they managed to make things look so real. After that I just wanted to find more shops to look at all the miniatures.”
I decided to make a doll’s house for my daughter however, my (first) husband wouldn’t let me use any of his tools. Fast forward a few years and with that marriage behind me, I married my teenage sweetheart, Tim. He bought me a doll’s house magazine, which was a huge eye-opener, and then a band saw with which I made my daughters doll’s house. Unable to find furniture to fill it suitable for my daughter’s age, I then set about making the furniture myself – and have never looked back.
We moved to Scotland in1990, and now live in Nairn on the Moray Firth coast with my three dogs and 18 chipmunks! As many of you will have gathered, I have a daughter in Australia, I’m always keen to visit and help out, she too has her own business and one of my 4 Grandchildren. My other daughter (the eldest) stays in Carnoustie with her 3 kids, and runs a crafting business and often helps out on the run up to fairs that I attend. My youngest, is my son, although he did leave home, he decided it was cheaper and more convenient to move back, he is a tremendous help with many aspects of my business, and last but not least my husband, he has the patience of a saint.
I started The’Wee’ Property Centre in October 1997, while still part-time bus driving. I’d travel the whole of the UK most weekends attending fairs and selling on-line, it became apparent, that I needed to re-shuffle, I was unable to make enough miniatures with the time available, so ceased driving in 2008 and dramatically reduced the number of fairs. I now attend “Miniatura” at the NEC Birmingham twice a year, do a few local events, supply a few items wholesale and sell on Etsy.
I found I was unable to continue working with resin about 3 years ago, I was extremely lucky to find Lynn and Les, they now do all my resin casting and fettling, thanks guys!
Ian took over casting my metal pieces, freeing my time up for designing new items, making furniture, painting and all the other business “to do” jobs
Weaves jacquard ribbon to specifications
Returns & exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
I don't accept cancellations
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
- Custom or personalized orders
- Perishable products (like food or flowers)
- Digital downloads
- Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
I accept returns I do not accept returns
I accept exchanges I do not accept exchanges
I accept cancellations I do not accept cancellations
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for: