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Congratulations to Penny Garnsworthy, from Tasmania, who won last month's competition! The correct answer was the Kaleidoscope House. But, all is not lost. Here is your chance to try again to win a free miniatures magazine subscription! What you have to do is to complete a jigsaw puzzle which is a photograph of the house. Click on this link to open the puzzle. It will help you identify the house, then click this link to email your answer to us.

Why not enter and try to win a free miniatures magazine subscription? All correct answers received before 30 September will go into the draw for a free annual digital subscription to our magazine "Miniature Time Traveller". The winner will be announced early October.

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ABOUT THE MAGAZINE:

'Miniature Time Traveller" is a specialized miniatures magazine published in New Zealand.  It focuses on the amazing talent we have here in Australia and New Zealand; in other words, 'down under'  to our friends in the Northern Hemisphere. The workshops and projects that individual miniaturists or clubs are now doing have an increasingly Antipodean flavour. That doesn't exclude traditional miniature GeorgianRegencyVictorian and Arts Movement houses. Far from it. In fact a lot of our settlers brought the Victorian culture and influence into our countries at the time of their landing and this had a marked and important influence on our full sized architecture and furnishings. Now our own individual stamp is being put on our miniature work.   There are a lot of Australian Queenslanders' and New Zealand Villas being created. A miniature magazine more representative of us you could say. We work hard to provide topical workshops and design these around the theme for the magazine. They are all original and hopefully you will find them stimulating and sending you off into new directions.

Latest Competition – June/July 2021 – Win Free Miniature Magazines!

Jigsaw Puzzle of Dolls House to win free miniature magazines

A big hello to all! Here's your chance to win free miniature magazines! For the latest in our "Guess the Dollhouse" Competition, there are no hintss or clues! What you have to do is to complete a jigsaw puzzle which is a photograph of the house. Click on this link to open the puzzle: https://jigex.com/sMye . It will help you identify the house, then click this link to email your answer to us.

Why not enter and try to win free miniature magazines for free! All correct answers received before 30 July will go into the draw for a free annual digital subscription to our magazine "Miniature Time Traveller". Answers can also be sent to our email address: office@miniaturetimetraveller.com

If you enjoyed this post, why not subscribe and follow my blogs.

You can meet us this year at Miniatura, the VAME Fair, or the NZAME Convention.

ABOUT THE MAGAZINE:

'Miniature Time Traveller" is a specialized miniatures magazine published in New Zealand.  It focuses on the amazing talent we have here in Australia and New Zealand; in other words, 'down under'  to our friends in the Northern Hemisphere. The workshops and projects that individual miniaturists or clubs are now doing have an increasingly Antipodean flavour. That doesn't exclude traditional miniature GeorgianRegencyVictorian and Arts Movement houses. Far from it. In fact a lot of our settlers brought the Victorian culture and influence into our countries at the time of their landing and this had a marked and important influence on our full sized architecture and furnishings. Now our own individual stamp is being put on our miniature work.   There are a lot of Australian Queenslanders' and New Zealand Villas being created. A miniature magazine more representative of us you could say. We work hard to provide topical workshops and design these around the theme for the magazine. They are all original and hopefully you will find them stimulating and sending you off into new directions.

Winner of April 2021 Competition Announced!

Miniature Magazine Cover: Win Free Miniatures Magazines

Win free miniatures magazines, by entering our regular 'Guess the Dollhouse' Quiz. Congratulations to Louise Nijboer-Staric of the Netherlands; the winner of our April 'Guess the Dollhouse Competition'. Louise correctly identified it as the Shapiro/Brody house. As a result, three free issues of Miniature Time Traveller magazine are on the way from New Zealand to her. Thanks to all those who entered. And, keep a watch on our Facebook page for the next competition which will kick off in about 2 weeks. Enter asap, and win free miniatures magazines!

To see more about the Shapiro/Brody Dollhouse, click here

Digital Magazine February 2020. Win Free Miniatures Magazines

We get a lot of excellent feedback on the publication. There are always at least 3 brand new exciting projects in each issue of Miniature Time Traveller magazine. In addition, the magazine contains detailed reviews of shows and conventions, interviews with talented miniaturists, fun children's projects, and articles on miniatures in general. This highly regarded magazine is published bi-monthly, and it has a strong focus on the work of New Zealand and Australian miniaturists. Subscription details are here. Remember, all digital subscriptions enjoy a 14 day free trial period, at no cost. And, if you'd like to preview an earlier issue, here is a link to a free digital copy.

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Getting techy

Having brought a 3D printer recently and spending some time trying to get my PC to talk to it, finally all systems are working. After some help from my personal Digital Senior advisor (husband) who said "This kit is designed by technicians for creative people. Therein lies the problem" And how true! But I'm slowly getting techy and learning the creative uses of 3D printers.

First up was to print up some updated technology for a fairly modern house I am making. Creative use of 3D printers for sure!

Miniature Laptop
A dinky lap top
Miniature Commodore PC
A Commodore computer that brought back memories. I used one of these daily, in the 90's.

This 3d printer has opened up all sorts of creative pathways in my mind. Watch this space. And I have to say you are never to old to learn new technology. I am in my 70's.

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My latest 12th scale project

12th Scale Chaise Lounge

This is my latest 12th scale project. A lovely 12th scale chaise lounge. This is somewhere I'd like to be today with temperatures here recently in the high 30s (that degree's C, or over 100 F). And if I was 5 inches high of course!! If you would like more information on how I made it, flick me a note via our website comments page. Here's a link to it COMMENTS

Have a look at our kitsets too sometime. Here is a link to a 24th scale table and chairs I make. If you would like instructions on how to make the 12th scale chaise lounge, just drop me an email.

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Titania’s Palace – A stunning Miniature Castle from the early 1900’s

This beautiful house was the correct answer in our last "Guess the Dollshouse" competition. For those who entered, the winner of the free magazines has been drawn. Congratulations to Astrid McGinty of North Melbourne who correctly named it as Titania's Palace. Her three free magazines are en route as I type this. Enjoy the reading Astrid! The next competition will kick off soon, so keep a watch on our website (miniaturetimetraveller.com) and our Facebook page for the clues

Titania's Miniature Palace

Titania's Palace is a miniature castle (Dollhouse) that was hand-built in Ireland by James Hicks & Sons, Irish Cabinet Makers, who were commissioned by Sir Nevile Wilkinson from 1907 to 1922.

In the early 1930s, Wilkinson loaned the Palace to the NSPCC, who exhibited the item around the country, in an effort to raise funds. While exhibited in Croydon, the Place was visited by 4,882 people, and lead to over £150 (a sum equivalent to approximately £10,000 in 2017 prices) being donated to the Croydon Branch of the NSPCC.

In 1978 Titania's Palace went up on Auction at Christie's England in 1978 but was lost in a bidding war to Denmark where it remains on display today.

Wilkinson's daughter Guendolen claimed to have seen a fairy running under the roots of a tree, in a wood beside their home at Mount Merrion House. It is said that Guendolen felt sorry for the fairies, who have to live in caves.

The palace consists of 18 rooms and salons, is 4'1" tall, is built in a 12" to 1" scale (1:12)and contains hand-carved mahogany furniture. There are 3000 tiny works of art and miniatures from around the world on display inside the palace. When the palace was purchased at auction in London in 1978, the purchaser was revealed to be Legoland in Denmark. It stayed on display at Legoland until 2007. In 2006 Count Michael Ahlefeldt-Laurvig-Bille made a loan agreement with Lego to display Titania's Palace at Egeskov Castle in Denmark from 2007 on. It remains at Egeskov Denmark to this day

The underbidders at the London auction were deeply disappointed at Titania's Palace being lost to Ireland. They commissioned a new palace, a dollhouse called Tara's Palace, which is on display in the Tara's Palace Museum of Childhood, located in Powerscourt Estate, near EnniskerryCounty WicklowIreland.

Thanks to Wikipedia for the notes above. It provides an interesting background to the history of the house.

A chance to win free miniaturist magazines!!

Hello all, for those keen on entering our current "Guess the Dollshouse" competition, here is the latest clue: It shares something in common with, the queen of the fairies in William Shakespeare's comedy, A Midsummer Night's Dream.

All correct answers received by 10 January 2021 will go into the draw for 3 free copies of our magazine; 'Miniature Time Traveller'. To enter, use the Comments form on our website.

Previous clues were: 1. The building consists of 18 rooms and salons, is 4'1" tall, is built in a 12" to 1" scale (1:12). 2. There are 3000 tiny works of art and miniatures from around the world on display inside the house. 3. The photo below is of part of the house. 4. Location is not USA or UK.

Titania's Miniature Palace Room

Win free miniature magazines! Enter our December “Guess the Dollshouse” competition

Good morning everyone - a beautiful day here in Martinborough, New Zealand!


For those keen on entering our latest "Guess the Dollshouse" competition, here is the latest clue: The building consists of 18 rooms and salons, is 4'1" tall, is built in a 12" to 1" scale (1:12) and contains hand-carved mahogany furniture. There are 3000 tiny works of art and miniatures from around the world on display inside the house.


Win free magazines - simply email your correct answer to me at office@miniaturetimetraveller.com All correct answers received by 10 January 2021 will go into the draw for 3 free copies of our magazine; 'Miniature Time Traveller'

The first clues were:

  1. The right-hand image of a room in the house below (sorry it's a bit blurred). We have also added a new photo which is much clearer.
  2. Think outside the USA or UK as it's location

Regards, Jill, aka the Miniature Time Traveller - Happy mini-house hunting 🙂

Don't forget to check our latest issue of Miniature Time Traveller Magazine for more news and projects

Competition Winner

Good morning everyone, the winner of our last "Guess the Dolls House" competition has been drawn. Congratulations to the competition winner, Beverley Sinclair of Papakura, New Zealand.
The correct answer was 'Constance Dahl's 1882 Dolls House". The house is currently on display in the Guildhall Museum, Rochester, England.
Check back next Monday for the first clue in the next competition. We have a beautiful house for you to work on next 🙂
We need to credit Clem Rutter for the photo's we used in the Constance Dahl promotion. Clem has done a lot of miniature house photography and it is well worth looking out his work.

Constance Dahl's Dollshouse

Credit: Clem Rutter

Miniature Time Traveller Magazine is published by Longrun Group Ltd., New Zealand. Email us here.

Last opportunity to win free magazines!

Only one week left to enter our "Guess the Dollshouse" competition, and go into the draw for FREE Miniaturist Magazines. So here is the final clue: the child owner's first name means constancy or faithfulness.


Previous clues were: A photograph from one of the rooms of the house, that it is not a house that receives as much publicity as some of the more famous ones, it is now on display in a Guildhall museum in the England, the house was given to the original owner by her uncle (John) in 1882, and the original owner's surname is same as a well-known British author, who was a diplomat and WWII fighter pilot

All correct entries received by 14 November will go into the draw for 3 free issues of our magazine 'Miniature Time Traveller'.
Please send your entries to us via our website comments form, or email office@miniaturetimetraveller.com - Feel free to share this post widely, the more entries, the better 🙂 And rest assured we will not use your contact details to spam you!

Constance Dahl's Dolls House Room
Constance Dahl's Dolls House Room


New Clue – Win Free Miniaturists magazines!!

Only one correct answer so far in our "Win FREE Miniaturist Magazines" competition. Clearly more help is required 

So here is today's clue: The original owner shares a surname with a British author, whose short stories are known for their unexpected endings. This author has sold over 250 million books worldwide!

Previous clues were:
1. A photograph from one of the rooms of the house.
2. Not a house that receives as much publicity as some of the more famous ones.
3. It is now on display in a museum in the UK.
4. The house was given to the original owner by her uncle (John) over 130 years ago.

All correct entries received by 20 November will go into the draw for 3 free issues of our magazine 'Miniature Time Traveller' - click on the link to view a free copy online. We will put up a new clue on our website and Facebook every Monday until the competition closes; so check back regularly 

To send your entries to us via email - click here

Constance Dahl's Dolls House

More Free ‘Miniature Time Traveller’ Magazines

Good morning from New Zealand everyone - no matter where you live in the world, here's your chance to win some free miniature magazines!! Here is this week's clue for our "Guess the Dollhouse" competition.


This first clue was a photograph from one of the rooms of the house. It is not a house that receives as much publicity as some of the more famous ones, but very appealing in it's own right. It is now on display in a museum in the UK.
The second clue is that the house was given to the original owner by her uncle (John) over 130 years ago. I have also added an extra photograph of another room in the house which may help.


All correct entries received by 20 November will go into the draw for 3 free issues of our magazine 'Miniature Time Traveller'. We will put up a new clue on our website and Facebook every Monday until the competition closes; so check back regularly 🙂

Please send your entries to office@miniaturetimetraveller.com


Win Free Magazines!!

Good morning everyone. Here is the first clue for this month's "Guess the Dollhouse" competition!! All correct entries received by 20 November will go into the draw for 3 free issues of our magazine 'Miniature Time Traveller'. This first clue is a photograph from one of the rooms of the house. It is not a house that receives as much publicity as some of the more famous ones, but very appealing in it's own right. It is now on display in a museum in the UK. Ring any bells?? We will put up a new clue on our website and Facebook every Monday until the competition closes; so check back regularly 

Constance Dahl Dolls House

Check the latest issue of Miniature Time Traveller magazine out here.

October Issue of Miniature Time Traveller Magazine now released

Hello to all the readers of Miniature Time Traveller Magazine worldwide! This is just a quick post to advise that Issue 20 (October 2020) is now available. If you are a print subscriber, the hard copies were mailed out last Monday, but please allow a little extra time for receipt due to the postal delays we have been experiencing. If you are digital subscriber, simply click here or on the image below to log into your digital library.

October 2020 Issue Cover
Issue 20 - October 2020
Please do drop us a note if you have any observations and/or thoughts on content. And, as always, if you have any difficulties logging on or accessing your subscription, drop me a note. Always happy to help. We did have a few folk recently report being asked to verify identity every time they logged on, but that bug should be fixed now.

You can see the latest issue of Miniature Time Traveller magazine here. Readers can also access all our past issues on our website. Here is a link to the back issues available

Look for us this year at Miniatura, the AMEA convention, the VAME show and the NZAME convention

Confirming the winner of our ‘Guess the Dollshouse’ competition

Thank you for your entry in our latest Miniature Time Traveller 'Guess the Dollhouse Competition'. All recipients of this email gave the correct name of the house as Astolat Dollhouse Castle and were included in the draw.

We can confirm the winner is Pam Dolan, of Rapid City, SD, USA. Congratulations Pam, your free magazines are in the post. For those that missed out this time, please keep a watch on our website and Facebook for this month's new competition!

Thanks for reading and engaging with us!

Warm regards from The Miniature Time Traveller Team
Astolat Dollhouse Castle

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Latest competition clue. Win free magazines

Dolls House Competition

Here is the latest clue in our "Guess the Doll House" competition.

It is sometimes called a Castle, rather than a Doll House.

Earlier clues were:
1. The house name is linked to the work of a famous English poet
2. The house has 29 rooms
3. The poet's name is Alfred Tennyson

Remember, every person who correctly identifies which famous Dollhouse the accompanying photo is from before 30 September, goes into the draw to receive 3 free issues of our magazine.

We post a clue every Monday in as a blog post, until end September, so keep checking back for hints. Email your entries to office@miniaturetimetraveller.com

You can also look out for us at Miniatura, the AMEA convention or smaller events like VAMA and NZAME events

Resubscribe and Get Free Access to our digital library

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All print subscribers who renew their subscription by 30 September will receive free access to our digital magazine - giving you full access to our online library of past issues

To resubscribe:

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Free Project – Shabby Chic Screen


Miniature Shabby Chic Screen

With many of us still in lock-down, I have been thinking about what to share that will help folk use their enforced time at home productively. Attached is a link to a project for a Shabby Chic Screen; it is a reproduction of the 19th Century screen on the right. The link is to a free PDF file you can download, copy, share or print. Let me know what you think. If the response is positive, I'll post a fresh project regularly; subscribe to my blog to get notifications when the become available. 

Check out our various kitsets too. Here is a link to a 24th scale table and chairs available for purchase. Our magazine also has a list of what kitsets are available.

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This year, look for us at Miniatura, the NZAME Convention or the VAME Show

Time for a new competition – Win free magazines!! New Clue

Second clue (1 Sept.): Second week of our 'Guess the Doll House' competition to win free magazines. So time for the second clue, which is: in addition to the room shown, there are 28 more. 29 in total. There is more helpful information in the original post. A new clue will be posted each Monday. Keep a watch on our website or Facebook page to see them as soon as published 

In the August 2020 issue of Miniature Time Traveller Magazine, we announced the latest of our 'Identify the Dollhouse' competitions.

Every person who correctly identifies which famous Dollhouse the photo on the left is from, before 30 September, will go into the draw to receive 3 free issues of our magazine.

We will post a clue every Monday in this blog post, until end September, so keep checking back for hints.

First clue for Monday 24 August: The first hint is that the name of the house is linked to the work of an English poet of the 19th Century

Third clue for our "Guess the Dollhouse" competition. See our previous posts for the earlier clues. This week's clue is that the name is derived from a poem by Alfred Tennyson.

Send your answers to office@miniaturetimetraveller.com . The editors decision is final and no correspondence on the results will be entered into. Closing date is 30/9/20

Don't forget to check the latest issue of Miniature Time Traveller magazine for lots of miniature news and projects