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Was it murder? Bruce Goldfarb, author of Eighteen Tiny Deaths, discusses the miniature "death dioramas" created in 1946 by Frances Glessner Lee to help train policemen to investigate crimes. Frances Glessner Lee is considered to be the mother of modern forensic medicine. Learn more about this incredible woman and how she used miniatures to improve …
 
From teeny tiny ice cubes to a "mini me" Barbie, Tonya of @grandmagetsreal mirrors her real life in miniature with humor and creativity. We discuss Barbie's influence on her childhood and modeling career, how she finds miniatures in unlikely places (like key chains and Christmas ornaments) and how she rediscovered Barbie with her grandchildren. Hos…
 
Bill Robertson is renowned for his extraordinary miniatures which are in museums and collections all over the world. But as a young man he thought his future lay in cars until he stopped at a miniature show to buy his mom a gift, and from there embarked on a life long career creating miniatures, designing exhibits & miniature museums, teaching, and…
 
Lauren P. Dodge has created a haunting and hauntingly beautiful dollhouse in the southern gothic style. Lauren talks about her entry into the world of miniatures, how to create the most realistic spiderwebs, her love of everything spooky, and so much more. Host Becky Gannon can be found on Instagram @madaboutminiatures and Lauren P. Dodge is @south…
 
Gina Theesfield is a talented miniaturist, owner of @bluetoadauctions, appraisal expert on Jeff Foxworthy's TV show "What's It Worth", and bellydancer. Join us as Gina talks about her many adventures on Mad About Miniatures. Host Becky Gannon can be found on Instagram @madaboutminiatures and Gina Theesfield is @calico_garden.…
 
Kaye Savage Browning has spent four decades traveling the world and collecting miniatures for her KSB Miniatures Collection. Highlights of the collection are the Spencer House (Princes Diana's ancestral home), the Catherine Palace, and numerous other miniatures by the world's finest artisans. Join us as Kaye shares the stories and adventures behind…
 
The world's largest collection of fine-scale miniatures is at the National Museum of Toys/Miniatures. The museum was founded by two childhood friends who grew up to be world class collectors. Laura Taylor from the museum tells us the stories behind some of their miniature masterpieces. We talk about a working mini gold microscope, a miniature Art D…
 
Author Elise Hooper is renovating the dollhouse that has been in her family for 5 generations as research for her newest book! Elise writes historical fiction that focuses on women with fascinating lives that history has overlooked. We chat about her foray into miniatures, life as an author, her new book about secrets & miniatures and more! Host Be…
 
A weekend job at a miniature show as a teenager led Cathy to discover the world of miniatures - and she never looked back!. She even got married at the Philadelphia Miniaturia show 15 years ago. Now she's the new owner of the show, which will be held November 5 -7, 2021. Find out more about Cathy Miller-Vaughan's miniature inspired life and Philade…
 
Cindy Coons is a miniature builder and collector extraordinaire and she talks about her new miniature designer closet, how she puts her heart and soul into her "Queen" (her pink Victorian), a wine cellar addition, and so much more! Additionally find out how to make the laundry room a popular destination! Cindy Coons is on Instagram as @cinandthemin…
 
The winner of the prestigious 27th Annual HBS Creatin' Contest talks about her award winning dragon cottage, creating in lockdown, her cozy craft cottage and how gobsmacked she was to win! Rebecca R. is from New Zealand (where the hobbit movies were filmed) and she has certainly mastered the art of creating magical miniatures. Rebecca is on Instagr…
 
Diana made little nests for fairies in the woods as a child, now as an artist she uses paint, clay, & paper to create lush miniature fairy gardens. Learn about her glitter collection, glue recommendations, that rock & roll video, and how Archie the cat became her Quality Control Inspector. Diana can be found on Instagram @enchanted_nook_by_diana & …
 
Miniaturist Ems Hancock is also a life coach and she talks about why miniatures are good for your health. Also covered is the great staircase debate, why the mini community is so nice, my crazy love of color and much more! Check out Ems Hancock's miniatures on her Instagram @wentworthplace. Host Becky G. can be found on Instagram @madaboutminiature…
 
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