Court of Gypsies Miniatures
Court of Gypsies Miniatures by Daphne Hardy
Like many miniaturists, my love for all things small began in childhood. I was caught many times taking the drawers from my mother's antique furniture to use as make shift 'room-boxes' or cutting up my own dresses to make dolly dresses. Thankfully, my mother understood my need to create and wasn't harsh - instead, she re-directed my creative energies and taught me to create without destroying precious things while at the same time, teaching me to be frugal and think about things in new ways.
I work in 1/6 and 1/12 scales. Works range from sewing to wood crafting to scale florals and miniature accessories and furnishings. I love the design process as much as the finished product. I also make miniature teddy bears and other animals, miniature dolls and clothing for dolls, furnishings and soft furnishings in 1/6 th and 1/12 th scales.
Styles include Shabby Chic, French Provincial, Retro/Mid-Century Modern, Primitive/Country/Colonial, Gothic/Edwardian and Steampunk.
I'm a work at home Mom living in the Midwest.