Tuesday, 3 May 2011

Lady of the Night (Not for Nice Ladies!)

You may wonder why, oh! why did I make this little setting? Long story - short version. My large Victorian 8 roomed dolls house, now called Downton Lodge, used to be a house of ill repute, all because I enjoyed the Dolly Parton film, 'The Best Little Whore House in Texas' as the grandchildren started to grow, it had to be changed, for obvious reasons. Rather than dress this one lady, I decided to make her a little setting, where she was having a rest between clients. I took her out on my talks to W.I and other groups, she always created a laugh, a smile or even a gasp, any reaction was welcome.

Items to note, I dressed the porcelain doll in a basque which I stitched onto her, the long bloomers were hand sewn. The tea cosy was knit by a fellow miniatrist who sent it to me for a gift. the Jimmy Shoo shoes were purchased, I say Jimmy Shoo because they were a ridiculous price. I framed the pictures, the other two wall hangings are from brooches. Thanks for your visit, I apologise for there being a week's delay in posting.


  1. I love her. Would love to have seen pictures of the whole house before changing it (or were they not fit for public viewing LOL).

  2. Another great one Cazro, can't believe you could sew items that small xx

  3. OMG Caz these are brilliant I really love them my mom inlaw had a dolls house and gave it to Amy but she wasn't really interested in it so someone took it off our hands and transformed into something totally different she did it as a hobby / living and the dolls houses in her house were amazing I am truly in ore of these
    Jacki xx

  4. Lovely setting Caz, well done. I love the story to your house. I should downsize too but just can't bring myself to do it - too much I still want to do with them. But I love papercraft too (Scrapbooking). Just need more hours in the day and more days in the week lol.
    Sandra (Snippets from my Studio)

  5. I just discovered your blog and am enchanted. I love everything I see. I do not know much about paper craft, but what you do is amazing.

  6. Hi Cazro!! love the scenes and rommboxes,you're so talented!!! Miniregards from Spain,Sonia.

  7. Wow Caz, my first visit here and I'm blown away by your creations. I've always been fascinated by dolls houses so I could spend all day looking around here
    Claire xx

  8. Hi Caz
    My first visit here as well. I was looking at your wonderful entry in our CD Sunday challenge and spied your link to here. Wow - is all I can say. Wonderful work. I visited a place called Dolly Daydreams near Basingstoke that was filled to the roof tops with all thing miniature. I shall come back for more viewings.

  9. Hi Caz... wow! I love the story behind the "resting lady" fabulous! love Downton Lodge!
    Suzi B xx

  10. WOW!! You are one talented lady!! Can't believe you have HAND crafted so many of these awesome rooms. I am so jealous!!! And, no, you are not the only one viewing your awesome creations....I AM A FAN!!!!