Sunday, March 22, 2009


A roombox can make a most interesting project. It can be fabricated from small boxes, a box made of foamcore or an attractive gift bag. One of the nicest things about roomboxes is that they do not take up a lot of room so miniaturists can continue the projects without needing large open spaces for a full dollhouse. The roombox pictures that I have added should be numbered so that I can write a few lines about them. First there is the reception room for the bride and groom. I made that roombox for my older daughter who was a bridal consultant for a number of years. Then there are a couple of roomboxes which were made for Ron's Miniature shop when the October salute to miniatures was held. The small mill was made by my husband Tom.....I think I like the large mill better :) but, the little mill got an Honorable Mention by the judges. There is also a project of Fimo 'Alice In Wonderland' characters. They were made by Wendy Brokaw of Carmel, CA. She does wonderful clay figures and I have been particularly impressed by her storybook figures. The pub roombox was purchased by me several years ago at Earth and Tree Miniatures in New Hampshire. If I remember correctly, there were two pubs, one by Kari and one by the late Tom Berkner. I cannot remember which one I brought home with me, but both were outstanding and I just need to get a couple of people to work in the pub...the bartender and a patron or two.


Alexis said...

I've been trying to locate a Wendy Brokaw figurine for my daughter. The store in Carmel where I bought them once seems to be no longer there. Can you tell me the name of the store where you found them? It's a bit of a family tradition -and I'm out of the area. Thanks!

MineCanary said...

am Wendy Brokaw, and I'd be happy to help. I moved from Carmel in 2001 and now live in Salem, Oregon. I am pleased people still enjoy my miniatures. I have returned to my first profession of television production and have not had my artwork represented anywhere since. However, I would like to help the woman who wrote trying to locate one of my miniatures for her daughter.

Best to all,

Wendy Brokaw