St Hilary's would simply never have happened at all if it wasn't for all of our friends and contributors. Many thanks to them all and you can find out who they all are below.......
Vic Newey for putting this church together from a kit by Dollshouse Direct AND for modifying it as well as adding his own special effects to the decor too. Vic used to work for the BBC doing special effects on such famous television series as "All Creatures Great and Small". Thanks also to Vic for extending the church AND creating our bells and bell ropes!
Jane Davies for many of the porcelain dolls seen here including all the children, bride and bridegroom. We particularly thank her for providing Priscilla Jane, our praying doll, and "Robert Alexander", our "lazy boy", as two special commissions. They are both true works of art and we are thoroughly delighted with them both! Many thanks to Jane for making our organist "Miss Enid" for us out of paper clay!
my sister, for knitting an exquisite silk bridal gown (designed by
Lesley Roberts) for my bridal doll, for knitting the dress for
the baby doll and tea cosy. (coffee and cake events).
Catherine is also responsible for virtually all of the synthetic clay food
(cakes and vegetables seen on all of our pages), and all the frogs,
fimo flowers, tadpoles, crayons and even the dog food seen on this site too.
Catherine is also responsible for stitching all of Nicola Mascall's kneeler
kits for us too.
Catherine now has her own website: www.dollshouseheaven.co.uk Visit her site to see more of her exquisite work both in miniature fimo food, flowers and her miniature knitting!
Petit Fleur for providing the beautiful bridal bouquet seen on our Wedding page..
Stockton Miniatures for providing the most beautiful church furniture made out of black walnut.
The late Jan Craven, the former webmaster for Holy Trinity Church Stratford upon Avon's website, for providing us with weekly collects (Church of England weekly prayers) and for allowing us to direct visitors who wish to submit prayers to Holy Trinity's official site. We also thank her for providing a "talk" for our Christingle Service page. (a children's service that is endorsed by the Church of England Children's Society)
Lorna Webb for providing all of our teaching material for Sunday School children and also for allowing us to use her "photos" - one of our birds getting married in St Hilary's, one with the "boys" caught in the "conundrum" and one with one of the boys introducing a live dove into the church Pentecost celebrations.
Pocket People - Sarah Schiff, Miniature Doll Designs for providing our church cat, Magnifi-Cat and Georgie, Robert Alexander's pet dog.
C and D Crafts for the two flower trugs.
JoJays dollshouse shop in Bourton in the Water for the roses featured in the Easter Day flower arrangement.
A J Miniatures for the floral arrangement under the bell tower on our Weddings page - thanks Angie!
Simply Silver for the two silver candlesticks and candles on the altar and the silver working pair of scissors on our first lesson on making a miniature church page..
Mike Sparrow for agreeing to design and make the silver chalice and paten and also for the silver teaspoons.
Simply Silver for the two silver candlesticks on the altar
Rachel Fritz, sister of Lorna Webb, for our vicar, .The Reverend Gyles Ponsenby-Smyth, Rita, the "lady of the road", Bishop Cuthbert and Bardsley, his dog. We visited Australia in August 2004 & 2007and were able to collect them from Rachel who lives in South Australia. Thanks Rachel for all of your hard work. Visit her new website and find out more about her wonderful art work!
Irmgard Gritzan for our rat, Sepp and all of our mice infestations together with our new white furry mouse too!
Raelene Falland for allowing us to use her mini-sermon on our memorial page. Raelene is a dear friend of ours who has successfully completed a lay readers' training course with the Australian Lutheran Church.
John Cheal for the new two manual pipe organ (based on the one in St. Mary's Cubbington, England), the hand carved brass eagle lectern, ( modelled on the one in Holy Trinity Church, Stratford upon Avon where he is a parishioner), paschal candle, processional cross (made for us on behalf of a friend and also modelled on the one in Holy Trinity Church, Stratford upon Avon), tea trolley and new brass and wood altar rail. John is an expert model maker who works in both wood and non-precious metal. He is pleased to receive commissions and particularly enjoys doing "one off" commissions.
Frances Powell from Buttercup Miniatures for our lovely white starched crochet angel that is on the top of our Christmas tree and crocheted coffin cover (Frances' pattern - I crocheted it!) Our characters, Tinker the black and white cat and Belle, the well groomed white poodle, are also contributions from Frances - many many thanks for them! Rachel Ann (a Heidi Ott doll) too was provided for us by Frances who, we suspect, also made the christening outfit for her too - thanks Frances!
Ken Palmer for the silver tray that the miniature Christingles are placed.
Stokesay Ware for the bowl used for flower arrangements on the altar and also the bone china Blue Sovereign tea service.
Stephanie Lee, Sarah's first cousin, for making our vicar's surplice from a pattern by Sue Harrington.. Thanks" cos"!
Miniatuur Boekbinden for the score of Mozart's "Eine Kleine Nachtmusik" and music stand seen on our Memorial to Hilary Davies' page.
Dave Taylor for the miniature SLR camera.
Ursula Stürmer for the miniature pearl choker worn by our bride and Sunday School teacher, Miss Esther on our Weddings page.
Dolls Domain dollshouse shop in Leamington Spa for our wonderful fully working wooden clothes pegs. We understand they are made by a German craftsman.
The Wee Property Company - many thanks for our plane and little doll for our Operation Christmas Child project.
The prayer desk has been put together for us from a McQueenie's kit by Catherine Davies, sister to myself, Sarah. The kneeler embroidery design has been taken from one of Nicola Mascall's kneeler patterns.
Dateman Books - many thanks for the guest book and new hymn books which put in their first appearance on Easter 2009!
Danny Shotton - many thanks for the pen and ink pot!
Dave Tayler made both our camera and display unit - many thanks Dave! Visitors can see Dave on our News page when he gave us the camera!
Thanks to McQueenie's Miniatures for the coffin kit which my sister, Catherine, made up for dear old Ernie's service of thanksgiving.
Thanks to Oak Tree Dolls House Miniatures for the muddy wellington boots on newspaper which features on Ernie's Service of Thanksgiving.
Chris Sturgess-Lief for the amazing dominoes, draughts and not forgetting our Gracie's tambourine!
Thanks to Aiidan Campbell, who is a brilliant model maker, and responsible for two of our ducks, Eric and Gloria.