THE Ballarat Miniatures and Dollhouse Fair is "a very big thing in the miniatures world".
Cherie White, who specialises in fine embroidery pieces, is preparing for the event where she will be trading her goods with other miniaturists from across the state.
"We do everything from wallpapering, painting, miniature cornice, floorboards, cutting out for windows and doors," she said.
"There's nothing that you can't put in a full-size house – from Tudor, Georgian, Regency, Victorian, Edwardian, 1950s to a modern day house – that you can't put into a miniature house of that period," she said.
Every aspect of general construction is involved in creating miniature houses and furniture, following the international scale of an inch to a foot.
"Carpets and chair covers and pictures, little fly screens for the houses, that's my forte," Ms White said.
"Do you know, in the world of miniatures today you can get a little television, and you can get a DVD player that you can attach to the back, and you can put a DVD on and you can watch Gone With The Wind on a television that big."
Ms White joined the miniature group because she had "always had a fascination for small things" since being given her first miniature ornament by her grandmother when she was four.
The fair is a highly attended and anticipated event among the "very active core group of miniaturists" in the area.
"We get lots of mothers and daughters and nannas and granddaughters come along that aren't even miniaturists they just enjoy the day," Ms White said.
AT A GLANCE
WHAT: Ballarat Minifriends Miniatures and Dollhouse Fair
WHERE: Brown Hill Hall, 375 Humffray Street North, Ballarat
WHEN: Saturday, October 26, 10am-4pm
HOW MUCH: $2 entry