Local sites are made in miniature by new group

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A GROUP of local residents have recently set up a new club which takes a look inside the art of miniature model making for dolls houses.

The Little Mermaids Dolls House Club formed in February this year and meet every Thursday at 2pm in Mablethorpe.

Club meetings take place at the Football Club at Sherwood Fields and it is only £2.50 each week to participate.

The club is open to people of all ages and all abilities.

This fun club run weekly workshops on all of the techniques required for miniature work.

They also have outings to see the work of others which helps them to learn from other makers with this passion of miniature making and they visit different venues which could make ideal subjects for miniature modelling.

The group’s name can sometimes seem misleading to the outsider because it is not about dolls houses but more about making miniatures for the houses.

After recently completing a fun fair in miniature and showing it to Town Centre Manager Karen Frogatt and Dunes co-owner Graham Culham, the club has successfully secured their spot to display their work at the Bathing Beauties Festival in September.

Miniature items will be on display and available to purchase.

Member Issie Barratt, with help from other members of the club, has just completed the first one 12th scale dolls house of Cafe and Cream, located on the High Street in Mablethorpe.

Taking five months to build, it has the identical features that the cafe has, it is the attention to detail that makes the making of miniatures truly inspiring.

It is planned to put the amazing creation on display, when a secure location can be obtained in the resort.

l For more information on the club, call Mary Trembath on 01507 477188.