The history of miniature houses goes back to 1600s when they were first made in Europe. These actually had nothing to do with toys. Miniature houses were in fact display cases for the wealthy women living mainly in Holland, England and Germany who wanted to show off miniatures of the expensive furniture they had in their houses.
Svetlana Pavlova from Ukraine is one of those artists, who have the talent to create a whimsical world of miniatures. She always enjoyed working with polymer clay, but her affinity for tiny items began when she was in maternity leave caring for her newborn baby. She remembers exactly what her first miniature creation was. Svetlana was looking for a present for a friend who likes to sew. After failing to find a proper present, she decided to make one herself – a little sewing machine from polymer clay. That was the “aha moment” Svetlana realized that is what she would like to dedicate her life to and her love of miniature-making was born.
Now, using all sorts of materials, Svetlana creates not only the food items — bread, fruits, cakes — in 1:12 scale, but also sophisticated themed sets for painting, sewing and crafting fans. Even simple everyday items ignite her passion! Yet most of her ideas come from the pictures Svetlana finds online. She sources photos of beautifully decorated food, and then make miniature copies of it. A simple walk past a storefront or a trip to the shopping mall can lead to endless ideas and inspirations that she will later on turn into an amazing new creation.
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