About 5-6 years ago, my Step-Mom sent me pictures of some miniature items that she made. I was intrigued and fascinated. I went crazy on ebay bidding and spending too much money on LOTS that were mostly junk but I didn't know it at the time. Before long she had me joining groups on yahoo....I got talked into doing a swap. I will never forget my first mini. I think I did a pretty good job with it and everyone gave me lots of praise. It is amazing how much STUFF for this hobby I have accumulated over these past few years. I don't really recall having an interest in dollhouses when I was little.