Tuesday, 13 August 2013


Now we're all up and running for the new IGMA Kensington workshops in conjunction with The Kensington Dollshouse Festival.

Reservations and payment for classes can be done securely through the IGMA website www.igma.org via credit cards of PayPal where you'll also find the class descriptions and photographs of the workshops.

Classes will be held at the Kensington Close Hotel and class sizes will be limited so an early booking is recommended

Thursday, 27 June 2013

Castine is over and now it's on to Denmark for Miniature iTune but there's some breaking news about next year!

At last the word international in International Guild of Miniature Artisans (IGMA) comes true. In the week preceding the May Kensington Dollshouse Festival IGMA will host a group of three day workshops at the Kensington Close Hotel.

Teachers are to be Bill Robertson, wood and metal working, Geoff Wonnacott, furniture, Annelle Ferguson and Pat Richards, needlework and myself teaching doll making.

All of us have taught for many years in Castine and this is a golden opportunity to discover what The Guild has to offer.

No need to join The Guild and you'll be able to pay for the classes via the KDF website later this year when all the plans are finalized, thanks to Charlotte's support for this new, exciting venture.

Saturday, 6 April 2013


For anyone traveling to sell their work in Philadelphia and Chicago, we've found out the legitimate way to do it. Thanks to Karon Cunningham, a life saver!

It's really easy, once you've done it. You give them power of attorney, a really confusing form until you've found out what to fill in, an inventory of what you're carrying, your flight details and a supporter in The States. The whole thing costs around $250 and that'll include the duty fee for your goods, but if you want the broker to meet you at passport control it costs another $100, but well worth it for the first time at least.

For Chicago

Contact Dawna Moore on ISF@vandegriftinc.com she's so helpful.

For Philadelphia

Contact Micheal Rowles on mrowles@djrlogistics.com again really helpful.

Friday, 29 March 2013

Whoo Hoo!

Get this, a whole new look to the Blog....thanks to Evelyne Martin, my wonder on the web. How come young people know so much?

Mind you, come the day the batteries die and the power goes out, us old ones will still be able to pick up a pencil without instruction, not that I'm looking forward to that day coming soon but it just might and then it'll be our turn.

Bless her heart though, and if you're looking for help she's definitely the one to turn too, see what I mean, I stabbed the wrong key and got the calculator, darned thing, I never trust them but rather rely in mental arithmetic  thank's to Miss Wright in junior school who did a test on that every Friday afternoon before she ended with a story. It was the story that got us to 'suffer' the test, and that's from someone who's baffled by numbers.

You can contact Evelyne through Facebook or through her contact form.

Wednesday, 27 March 2013

Back On Track

Whoopee! Now, with the help of Evelyne Martin, my new website is up and running and it's all systems go.
www.jamescarringtondolls.com will find all you need to know, and see, about the current range of figures ready for Chicago International. So looking forward to seeing everybody there.

Then it's back for The Kensington Dollhouse Festival on May 11th and 12th before I get on another plane for The IGMA Guild School in Castine, Maine. A full class there too with old, and new friends to teach my new method of sculpting the 1.12th scale figures. Thank goodness I've had a try out for that and, to my surprise, it worked wonderfully. The method is so practical and, almost, foolproof.

This will make Miniature iTune, Denmark a really relaxed class in July. www.miniatureitune.com have all the details. Don't worry there's an English version there too, in fact English is spoken better in Scandinavia, it seems, than at home. Added to that their sense of humour is brilliant.

What a wonderful start to this new year.