These last few weeks have been quite a busy time for me, following my recent newspaper article which I added onto my last Blog - 17th. August, 2011.
Following this I have shown a few of my dolls locally, and will be showing some more in November. Thank you to all those very kind people who have sent me such lovely emails regarding the article! I really appreciate it.
The GREEK ISLANDS MALE COSTUME:
I have it on very good authority from a Greek lady viewer who has studied and worked as a Director and Costume Designer - (quote) "that the male costume of the Greek Islands is not called a "FUSTANELLA" but is a balloon kind of pants called "VRAKA". The Evzonne costume was worn mainly in Central Greece (Sterea Ellada), and in the Peloponnese in the 19th. century. (Thank you again to that kind viewer).
THE DOLL MAKER PAGE:
SHYRONE from the U.S.A. has sent me some further information about the Doll Maker - Baronne Sandra Belling. I am very greatful to her and have added the information onto mine, on the Doll Maker page. (Just click onto Doll Makers at the top, right hand side of this page).
MY MINIATURE MAKING:
After a break of two and a half years I have now started back onto making miniatures and I am enjoying it. I have just started working on another roombox which hopefully will be finished shortly. (Watch this space!) In the meantime, below is a selection of 1/12th." scale dinners which I made a few years ago. I came across them in one of my craft drawers so I have put them onto my website where there are also pictures of some cakes and un-cooked meats (under dioramas).
A selection of 1/12th." scale dinners
Website Id: (Dioramas)Wales - 0031
AND FINALLY - - - - - - - MORE DOLLS! For more information about the dolls, please see the website.
Website Id: Asia - Malaysia - Borneo (Sarawak) - 005, 005A, 005B, 005C
SPAIN (Basque Region)
Website Id: Europe - Spain - 0030
Website Id: Europe - Bosnia - 002
Website Id: Africa - Egypt - 006
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