Hello all miniaturists!
My name is Marina and I am Portuguese miniaturist.
Miniaturism is not my professional work, altough I regret that. I am a nurse, wife, mother of two lovely girls, miniaturist and also a painter (oil on canvas). I also do cross stitch, crochet and I am a doll maker (fabric dolls).
My interest for miniatures started in 1998 with the construction of a dolls house in a kit. Since then, I have collected and changed other kits collections but soon I decided to make my own miniatures. That´s when my passion starts...
I built "Zeferino´s vegetable market" with grocery packages, fruits and vegetable crates and that´s where the taste of grocerie packages was born. Scanned from the real boxes, I have more than 70 grocery boxes and a total of 145 portuguese grocery products wich include the typical salted codfish, smoked ham, fruit crates....
Next... I built "La Maison du Chocolat", a Patisserie/Chocolaterie house... then the "Button´s Home" haberdashery... then the "Miquinhas backyard".... then a Shabby kitchen ...
Sometimes I feel a little lost with so many ideas and the strong wish of turning them real. At present, my creations are mainly directed to kitchen articles and also pieces of furniture (beds with their bed covers) ans lots of different Bath towels and Kithchen tea towels.
I invite you to visit my Miniatures pages!
If you love fabric dolls:
Marina, from Portugal