CAROLYN MOHLER KRAFT
This personal treasure is a possum made just for me by Kristy Taylor of
Minagerie. She cleverly, and delightlfully combined three recent
events in my life. The first was a sad story involving four young possums under my deck. The next was the loss of my mother, Virginia, followed quickly by my plants being
featured in the September 2009 issue of American Miniaturist, which
happens to be the very issue 'Ginny', my Mom's nickname, is reading! Kristy has a wonderful talent of making the small, unusual animals of
the wild into sweet-faced lovable characters with individual
personalities that will warm your heart.
One of my most
treasured miniatures, this hand hooked wool rug was made by
my Mother, Virginia Mohler, in the early 1960's. Lucky for me she
didn't sell this one to Marshall Field's and Company! Is there a
rug very similar to this one in your cozy miniature bedroom?
If it says 'Littlehouse' on the back, Mom made yours, too!
IGMA Artisan Linda Westerlund of Petticoat Porch made this beautiful
wicker set using the very same fabric that my Mother used to make other
miniature treasures many years ago. The cushions are removable if I decide to change my color scheme, or
even find scraps from fabrics in my own cache. Sadly, Linda passed away in December, 2017. This Todd Krueger monkey mother and her children were discovered at a
in 1985. Having a soft spot for monkeys and being the mother of a toddler and another on the way, I
saw myself in the vividly conveyed exasperation of the mother monkey,
and just couldn't resist. I hope Todd is still making incredible
miniature dolls and fantasy figures!
musical instrument is, well, unusual. It was made by George
Becker and found at a miniature show in Denver in the early
1980's. Note the exquisite inlaid woodwork, one of George's many
talents. I don't even remember what it is called! But I had to have
this piece of artistry anyway, a sentiment any miniaturist would
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