A few months ago now I was on the Dolls House Emporium website. On one of the blogs I noticed something that totally took my breath away. This item was Maddie Chambers hand made Hobbit Hole. My mom and I spent nearly a whole morning gazing at the photos with complete wonderment. See for yourself!
Maddie Chambers was about 10 years old when she read 'The Hobbit' for the first time. It sent her imagination flying and she was delighted when Bag End from the film Lord of the Rings matched her imagination almost exactly.
She took on the project as part of a college course, the task was to make a toy for children. At first, the plan was to make a A4 sized hill; but her plans grew and soon an almost replica of Bag End was born!
Maddie made almost everything by hand, including the frame, the garden, the food and as much furniture as possible. She based some of the creation on the book, some on the movie and the rest on her imagination! By doing this project Maddie has found something that she really enjoys and truly captures her imagination!
If you look carefully in the pantry you will see all the food that was mentioned in the book when the dwarves and Gandalf visited. (beer, cakes, tea, seed cake, coffee, porter, scones, red wine, raspberry jam, apple tart, mince pies, cheese, pork pie salad, eggs, cold chicken, pickles and ham.) But note, that anything you cannot see is in the cupboard as not all of this food could fit on the shelves.
If you would like to buy some of these food items, visit Maddie's blog (link below) where she has details of how you can do this.
If you would like to visit Bag End, the Dolls House Emporium is showing it at their Ripley shop from September 1st 2010 till December. Visit Maddie’s blog for more details!
Maddie's Blog: http://madshobbithole.wordpress.com/2010/01/18/my-hand-made-hobbit-hole-bag-end-from-lord-of-the-rings/