Welcome to the final issue for 2014!
I have been reflecting on how I am never sure what the final collection of articles in any issue will be, until a short time before it is ready. A member may offer to write about a topic ahead of time - but then perhaps they fall ill, or something else happens, and they are unable to finish the article for that issue. Another member may have an idea at the last minute, and also have the time to put pen to paper - or fingers to keyboard - and an article appears! Even with my own articles, I can't always be sure that I will have enough information, or illustrations, or the necessary permissions, or sufficient time to do justice to a topic - and so I have learned not to promise that an article will appear in a particular issue.
So any issue is partly the result of design and partly of chance. For this issue, that combination takes us to museums in Turkey and Sweden, shows us an old house and a new house in an old style (both are 3 storeys, but that is pure chance), provides information about a brand of German dolls house furniture made in the 1950s and 60s, and English dolls house furniture designs of the 1980s and 90s. We meet a fictional dolls house maker of the 1940s-60s, and a real dolls house maker working now. While I have expressed interest in exploring miniature rooms and buildings which are not dolls houses, we have not yet had articles on architects' models, stage set designs, or court evidence. However, the lighted Christmas village we see in this issue is a delightful example of miniature model buildings, and one which is very appropriate for the season. Finally, the DIY articles offer a choice of modern metal chairs or cosy patchwork quilts.
I hope that this collection of articles provides something of interest to each of you. I will take this opportunity to wish you all a very happy New Year, and lots of miniature enjoyment in 2015!
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