Edit: Just got some more info from HBS/Miniatures.com about our winners and thought you all might like to have some background on the builds.
– February 20, 2020 – Hobby Builders Supply/miniatures.com, manufacturer and wholesaler of quality dollhouse components since 1975, has announced the winners from its 2019/26th Annual Creatin’ Contest. The recently completed contest centered around the Serendipity Shed (https://www.miniatures.com/Serendipity-Shed-P28228.aspx). There were over 130 entrants from almost every state and four foreign countries, with many first-time entrants, including the grand prize winner. They used their imagination to create many different designs including bookstores to teddy bear hotels to she sheds, and so much more.
“We were blown away by all of the interestingly creative projects with intricate details,” said Kara Deason, Marketing Director for Houseworks Ltd. “We had more entries than last year, including experienced miniaturists to people creating their very first projects. From all of the amazing projects it was very difficult for our panel of judges to choose the winners.”
You can see more photos at HBS/Miniatures.com but here are a few.
Sea House Leadlights
by Nancy Enge & Fenn Foxx
According to Nancy, “I always like to retain recognizable elements of the starter kit, so deciding what those are helps define the build. The interplay of light, texture and form between the windows, structures and landscaping is my favorite part of the piece. I advise spending a lot of time at the beginning sketching, thinking, dreaming, and researching about what your build might be. Think about where, what, when it is. These parameters will answer a lot of questions as you build. Take your time, love what you do and learn by doing.”
Brown Bear Lodge
by Michell Bryant & Lamon Small
According to Morgen, “The windows and doors of the project reminded me of those seen in old Parisian buildings -- beautifully large windows and French doors letting light stream into warm, well-loved living spaces. I knew that I wanted those features to be the centerpiece of my build. I love how it looks like a framed piece of art that can be hung on the wall. My tip is to follow your passion and create what speaks to your heart. Only you can tell the story you want told.”
by Inger Henriksson
Amazing, all of them!