Monday, 21 February 2011

The York Shop Display!

This is the finished display for the dollshouse shop in York. The shop is called The Miniature Scene and has a fabulous array of miniatures, including a lot of craftsman made stuff. The photo was difficult to take to show everything well. Hope you get the idea.

Welcome to my new followers. Thanks for joining me.Jain xx

Saturday, 19 February 2011

A few questions to enter giveaway!!

I thought I would just pop on a reminder to enter the draw. See post below and send me your answers. The little pig and cart are looking for a new home! The cart has a selection of mostly handmade toys. Jain xx

Tuesday, 8 February 2011

Market research!!

I have been seeing a business advisor chappie over the last few weeks. He has been trying to send me along the right route when it comes to all things business. Finances and form filling do not come easy to me, nor infact does organisation, but Dave is very patient and has given me some very valuable pointers. This is all free advise through an enterprise group, which I don't think will be there for long, with all the cuts. Anyway, one of the things he said was to do some market research here on my blog. Wasn't sure how it would work, but would be very grateful for any feedback. I think the best thing to do is to post a few questions here and ask people to email me their answers, all totally confidential off course. It would really help me to know what direction to go in.
As a bit of an incentive all participants will be entered in a draw to win a Giddy Character, my little pig and cart pictured above!

Right, here are my questions. Yoy don't have to answer them all, although that would be good.
My email address is

What do you look for in a doll?

What is an average spend on a 12th scale doll?

How many approx do you buy per year?

Do you buy/collect bigger than 12th scale dolls?

What period/genre do you buy or would like to see more of?

Do you buy from fairs or the internet?

Which fairs?

How are you happiest buying over the internet, private website, selling site, blog/facebook?

What criteria do you use to judge the quality of a doll ie: previous purchase, known name, seen at fairs ?

Thanks everybody in advance.

Welcome to my new followers. Jain xx

Monday, 7 February 2011


Just a quick pic of Dobby, if you haven't seen him already.He is 4" tall and a little devil to photograph. Jain x


This is Sibyl. She is the last of the 3 witches for the York display. I am hoping to get this display finished this week, need to do a display corner and some special little touches. Jain x

Wednesday, 2 February 2011


Have finished Soraya today. She is the second of my group of witches. She is the kindly one who is worried about whats going one. She has my new eyes again and some cool boots as well.

Have been for a discussion today with my business advisor chap. He thinks it would be a good idea to do some market research!!! LOL So..... I may be asking a few questions on here in the near future. Jain x

Tuesday, 1 February 2011


This is the first of a group of 3 witches I am doing for a display in the York dollshouse shop. Her name is Selma. She has my new handmade eyes which I really like. I am enjoying putting this display together, will preview it all here when it's finished.The first photo is her kinky boots!!!! Jain x