This is the third and final part of a three part history of Buttercup Miniatures
Buttercup Miniatures grows
A major event came in February 2006 when Buttercup Miniatures bought a successful needle making business that had previously supplied us with needles. This meant that we were able to supply directly from our own stocks and maintain the quality of our needles.
Complimenting the patterns Frances designed Art Deco rug kits again as kits for this period were hard to find elsewhere. This then led to some raffia-based kits and then to nursery rug kits. The kits are designed for all skill levels and there is something for everyone in the range. Paper kits have also been added, one of the original ideas coming from Frances’ uncle who served in Burma and his military censored letters home being retained in the family. New ranges were added and in 2006 1:24th scale items were offered for the first time.
A lot of time and effort goes into research to ensure correct items match the correct period. Much of this research is done via the Internet now but there is still a place for a visit to a library, bookshop or museum. About 75% of business is through the Internet, the rest via mail order or retail outlets. Buttercup Miniatures tries to provide something different, of excellent quality and hassle free. We love to receive your comments and suggestions whether about our existing patterns and kits, our blog items or comments about miniatures in general. Some of our customers over the last 10 years have become worldwide personal friends and we look forward to making new friends in the future.