Saturday, March 21, 2020

Dear Miniaturist Friends

I wanted to let you all know that I am taking the current situation regarding COVID-19 and the welfare of both my customers and I, incredibly seriously as the current circumstances develop. I am committed to continuing to provide a high level of quality products and service during this trying time. Whilst I have already had to rapidly adapt my working practices, my creativity will ensure that I continue to evolve and adapt to the changes that lay ahead.

As you know, the situation is evolving daily, I’d like you all to rest assured that I have introduced a number of measures within my working practice, my workshop and store rooms, in line with government and NHS guidelines, to ensure that health and safety is a priority and that you will not be at any risk from continuing to receive packages from me. 

I am doing everything I can to ensure that I remain able to continue to provide a high-quality service, products and support to you all. My customers are highly valued and appreciated. 

As each of us will be spending more time at home and the opportunities to get out and about become increasingly limited over the coming weeks, I believe it is important that we keep ourselves occupied doing things that bring us joy and raise our spirits. 

With this in mind, I will be working on some new inspirational projects and creative ways to inspire you to put your stash of miniature kits and craft materials to good use.

I would be delighted to showcase your makes, ideas and stories on my blog and Facebook page. I know how much my customers delight in creativity as much as we do, what better time to share and inspire one another! 

Thank you for your continued support, and I promise I will do my utmost to continue to deliver ‘Business as Normal in Abnormal Times’

My very best wishes to you and your families,

Lorraine Cooper

Saturday, January 7, 2017

Long time!

Sorry I haven't posted in a while, I've been a little unwell and then really busy making and adding new things to the web sites at Lorraine Miniatures and The Craft Pack Company, trying to get up to date with all of the wonderful things I have made, acquired or designed!

Here are a few examples of the lovely new things on Lorraine Miniatures

                                                          Beautiful Boxed Blouse Kit

This is just a small selection of around 200 items I will be adding over the next few weeks. Why not pop along and take a look! 

Saturday, October 1, 2016

Hi Everyone, just stopping by to let you know that I have added lots of new kits to me Craft Pack Company web site. I also have a growing 1:48th scale section too. Why not take a look?

Here are a couple of preview images of some of the items I have added

Saturday, June 4, 2016


Hi Everyone, we have added lots of new items at both Lorraine Miniatures and also at The Craft Pack Company most significantly at both I have just added some porcelain doll kits and porcelain mannequin's that I fired this past week in the kiln. At Craft Pack I am also now stocking a range of Nicky Bott's lovely character dolls, Click HERE. I am adding wigging hair, clothing patterns and fabrics to these kits to make them that little bit different.

At Craft Pack we are now selling Dolls House and Miniatures Scene Magazine each month and it is already on sale for December, ahead of a lot of shops, so get your copy now before it is gone as I only have a few copies left already! Click HERE to go direct to the page on our web site where you can get it. We also have a couple of The Dolls House Magazine available each month too.

Don't forget too that each month at Craft Pack we also have a prize draw where customers can win one of our lovely kits! Click HERE for details of our latest prize draw which is updated at the end of every month.

I have so much to add to Lorraine Miniatures over the coming weeks os if you have in mind to purchase some miniatures for a special someone for Christmas then you will find some brilliant new additions in the coming weeks. Dont forget, we also sell gift vouchers at Lorraine Miniatures, click HERE for details.

Saturday, February 13, 2016

At long last I Mangaed to Update the Blog!!

Sorry to have left it so long to update as usual, busy, busy as always!

I'm in the process of making some new miniatures for LM and kits for CP. I'm also working of a couple of new projects for Dolls House and Miniatures Scene future editions. For Craft Pack Co I have designed a Baby Boutique double page Kit for one of the editions and am doing an article on making a 1:12th scale window box that will also be available in kit form on CP.

Why not drop by at Lorraine Minatures and have a look at the new additions and also The Craft Pack Company to take a look at a huge range f new kits, Craft Materials for miniaturists and project packs, bye for now, Lorraine xx

Saturday, March 14, 2015

Spring Brings New Inspiration

Spring is here and we have been inspired to develop some new kits at The Craft Pack Company featured below and some beautiful new handmade items at Lorraine Miniatures. We are also running a new prize draw at The Craft Pack Company, this time two lucky winners will each receive a £5 gift voucher to use against any order from our web site or our sister web site: Lorraine Miniatures. All you have to do is place an order at Craft Pack (does not include free downloads) between Easter Sunday and 30th May 2011 to qualify. The winners will be announced on the news page on or after the 28th May. The gift voucher will give details of how to use it against the next order you place after winning.

Here are some of our new kits for Spring 2011 at The Craft Pack Company

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Thank Goodness it's Friday Tomorrow!

Phew, what a week it's been!
Not wanting to wish away precious time but I am so glad it's Friday tomorrow!
I have a relatively free day after 11.45 when my supervisee leaves.
I intend to photograph and list several dozen items on my web site. I really need to get organised and up to date, my office and work room looks like Steptoes' back yard at the moment!!
I have porcelain doll kits, furniture, flooring and lots of accessories of all kinds handmade to photograph and list. It's all good but time consuming.....oh I wish I could do this all the time for a living.....tiring as it is, it's what I love doing the most and soooo rewarding.
I have had some lovely messages of encouragement and feedback this week from both collectors and other miniaturist artisans, it really does make it all feel worthwhile doesn't it?!
Though I haven't had a lot of free time I have managed to explore some of the miniatures blogs out there and I am mesmerised, inspired and humbled by people's creative ability. As a creative arts therapist by profession (in my other life that pays the bills!) it makes me realise how, at time, our creativity can be surpressed when we get a little burnt out by the pressures of life.....thank you everyone for inspiring my own creativity again!! :))
I made a couple of little things in between all of my other jobs, just to chill out and refocus my energies, here they are, two of mine and i've also included one made for me by Gary because it's really cool ;)

Castle and Knights for Dolls House Nursery by Gary Spencer exclusively for Lorraine Miniatures

Woody Nursery Toy

Wedding Cake by Lorraine Cooper

                                                     Miniature Tutu by Lorraine Cooper