The pages below showcase some of the crafts and projects that I have made for my Sylvanian Families critters.
Since I display most of my collection in various dioramas inside my cabinet, I have included some of the techniques, trial and errors and successes that I have had while building and maintaining my Sylvanian Families displays.
When I just started collecting in 2011, I was inspired by a fellow collector who was building her own village called Carrot Creek at the time. Although my own display does not even begin to match hers in scale, I hope that one day I will be
able to inspire someone else with my ramblings.
These are the photos of my original Sylvanian Families display. They were housed behind glass in my living room. My husband was so kind as to put some LED ligts in my display cabinet for me. This was before I started building individual
displays for every shelf, so it is till quite bare...
My first project in constructing my village, was my Watermill Bakery scene. This is my favourite building and the Appleblossom squirrels are one of my most treasured families. I received them from the collection of a fellow collector
from the US and though it fitting that their shelf should be the first one that got my attention.
My second project in constructing Rooibosch Hill! This one was really fun, I decided to do it because the Farthings are real jolly beach hounds and the whole family was received as gifts, little sister Farthing coming from Spain! The
little snack carts are just too cute and I think the scene focuses a lot of well deserved attention on them as well.