I was contacted recently by a woman who wants to use my mice to populate a half scale dollhouse.
For those of you unfamiliar with dollhouse scales, a normal dollhouse is 1:12 where 1 inch represents 1 foot (12 inches.) A half scale dollhouse is then 1:24 where 1 inch representing 24 inches!
That is mighty tiny by anyone's standards.
Although my regular mice are roughly 3 inches tall, you would think that would make them look approximately 6 feet tall and should be ok. But truthfully, they are a bit large for the 1:24 houses.
So I have made an even smaller mouse who stands just over 2 inches tall. It is amazing how much difference that makes.
In this picture, from right to left is
a 1:12 door,
a 1:12 dollhouse doll,
my regular mouse (Rumplestiltkins is posing for the picture),
a 1:24 door
and finally my new 1:24 mouse.
You can see the proportions between the 1:12 door and the doll are about the same as the proportions between the 1:24 door and the new mouse.
And here she is dressed:
Although I am encouraged by having accomplished this, I was still trying to go smaller as I also want to try making children to fit this scale. Oh dear . . .