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1/12th Scale Hitty
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Does anyone make a 1/12th scale Hitty?  I think she is 6.5" in real life, so she would be about 1/2" tall in 1/12th scale, and it seems sooooooo small... so what would the forum members suggest?  I looked at Angel Children dolls too,  when I was at the Chicago International and I purchased a toddler from Heidi Ott.  I look forward to your suggestions.

 

 

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Eric Horne in the UK makes wooden Queen Anne dolls, his smallest is 1/4". I have one of his 1" dolls with joints at the shoulders, elbows, hips and knees, a carving marvel indeed. Do you want to make your own doll or purchase one?

http://www.erichorne.co.uk/dolls_gollies.html

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Thanks Elga for the reply... I wonder if it was Eric that had a class at the Chicago International Show... I went to the website, but it has already changed in my user experience today.   You ask a good question, if I want to buy or carve one... I can see myself making the ball joint for the arms of a wooden doll on the lathe, and then using a jewelers saw ... guess I need to get myself to the library or online to study wooden dolls a little first... I'm sure I have some Angel children somewhere in my stash, so perhaps that will fill the immediate need... at least I THINK I remember that I purchased one last year at a local miniature show... from Ron & April Gill.

I am going to get better at keeping a list of my purchases!  

 

 

 

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Tamra, Eric Horne is in his 80's I think and semi-retired, so I doubt he was in Chicago. I have seen another artist on Facebook making miniature dolls out of wood but have no recollection of her name now.

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80's???  That's young, I think Ferd Sorbol is in his 90's... and he is still traveling to the Chicago International!

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On 4/28/2017 at 7:05 AM, WeekendMiniaturist said:

80's???  That's young, I think Ferd Sobol is in his 90's... and he is still traveling to the Chicago International!

Last week when we saw the Sobol's in Chicago, their daughter said he is 93.

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Ferd is such a wonderful example for us!  I hope I am still creating miniatures in my 90s if I am blessed with a long life.

Antiques Roadshow - Virginia episode that aired on 5/1/2017 in our area,  had the tiniest jointed wooden doll from Germany and I really like this one... they estimated a value of $1,000+ and I think it was about 1.25"?  I tried to find the episode online, but I haven't been able to find it yet...to post a link.  I mention it, so you may be able to catch the episode in your area.  This seems like it would be challenging to make, just because it is soooooo small.  I wonder if I can carve one .... I've never purchased any steamed pear, I only have basswood and butternut in my stash for carving...

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