Tuesday, 6 December 2016

Carriage Pram and New Pram Kits

Hello mini friends...

I hope this post finds you all well.  Last time I posted I told you I would be showing you the new improvements I have made on my prams...

Well I had an order from a lovely lady (I do have some wonderful customers) and we chatted about a few old things as you do, and I ended up making a carriage pram rather like the Oberon in a previous post but this time for an adult dh doll to push.  To add to this she asked me could I make her a little crib like the one she had as a baby, a little bit of research later and a crib with a little stand on wheels was recreated in mini and lastly I made a tiny canopy for the carriage pram.  Well I had lots of fun doing all this I can tell you but it also gave me a chance to use some of the new materials I had been researching and educating myself on.

I think one of the main things I am pleased with is the wheels... notice the wheels have double spokes which are just wonderful.  Prior to this I had made my own wheels and also found a few to purchase but the old way I made wheels was very time consuming and difficult but now, I finally have new wheels with double spokes that I love.

As always the pram has a moving hood and wheels and is fully lined and has a matching apron.  I changed quite a few things on this mini make and I even found some very tiny screws to attach the various parts with, they were fiddly but they work.  I really love how it all turned out and I hope you love it too.

Now the good news is, I have finally, finalised my pram kits and managed to get several made up and on sale so that you can now make your own carriage prams.   I asked a very lovely friend of mine to test-run one of my kits prior to release.  This lovely lady has never made a pram before but she is a seasoned crafter of mini things and has some beautiful works so I thought she would be the perfect person to test out the kit and give me some honest feedback.

I will tell you now that my friend agreed with me that my carriage pram kit is not for the faint hearted, as I said to her, part of the reason I wanted to bring out kits was because making these prams takes so long and so I wanted to give more people the chance to own one of these beautiful prams knowing that I myself do not have enough hours in the day to take on all the orders I get.  So this way I can give more people the opportunity to have their own treasured miniature carriage pram and they can also feel proud that they made it. I have given this kit a difficulty level of being for the seasoned crafter because it is quite detailed and takes a degree of time and accuracy.  I expect I could bring out another kit with a non-moving hood and without a padded and lined inner and that could be a little easier to make and I will work on some simplified kits in the future but first I intend to bring out lots of other mini pram and pushchair kits.

I did change a few things in the kit from what I originally created because to be very honest the instructions are already pages long and given the long list of materials I use, well lets just say it was turning into the 'War & Peace' equivalent.  I suspect I will continue to improve on this kit but this will mean the kit is limited and therefore I am going to send out numbered certificates of authenticity with the kits.

So I have more kits in the making, modern kits, kits for prams and other minis too.  The modern kits are so much simpler in comparison to the carriage pram, but I intend to make some even easier kits so that people who have never even attempted to put together a piece of Ikea furniture can just throw a basic pram kit together blindfolded... well maybe not blindfolded but certainly with ease.  

Now because I am making kits I believe it will leave me a little time to make the minis I want to make, you know, allow artistic juices to flow and all that.  So I intend to have some fun next year making whatever takes my fancy and I already have some ideas on what next year will bring. 

If you would like a carriage pram kit then I have put them up for sale on my website (click this link). If you happen to go there and find I am out of stock then don't worry I'll keep making more kits for a while and you can always email me if you find the new stock hasn't been updated for a while.

So here is the new pram that the carriage pram kits are based on and also below are pictures of the crib and the prams with its canopy.  Hope you enjoy.

1/12th Scale Carriage Pram

1/12th Scale Carriage Pram

1/12th Scale Carriage Pram

1/12th Scale Carriage Pram

1/12th Scale prams set and pram toy

1/12th Scale Carriage Pram

1/12th Scale Carriage Pram

Here is the crib and the pram with canopy.

1/12th Scale crib

1/12th Scale crib

I hope you like the pictures, Next I will be looking at designing some nice modern pushchair kits and I will eventually get round to creating some period pram kits too. 

Big mini hugs

Gill x


  1. I used to own one of these English prams in REAL LIFE! I used it once because it was way too big for me to get up and down the numerous stairs in and out of my house but it was GORGEOUS! And your mini English Pram is Absolutely IDENTICAL to
    the Real Mc Coy!
    The fabric which you have used for the hood and the cover of the pram as well as those INCREDIBLE wheels - each detail is SPOT ON. I don't know how you did it but you certainly Did-
    Bravo!!! :D


  2. WOW! Thank you for that comment, how lovely of you to say. It did take many hours research and testing but I do love the end result. Thank you so much for you beautiful words, you have made my day :) xx

  3. Ce landau est superbe !
    J'avais quasiment le même pour ma fille en blanc et bleu marine...
    Superbe réalisation !

    1. Merci beaucoup pour vos beaux commentaires. :)

      Thank you very much for your lovely comments.