About the Grove

Sylvanian Families (known in the USA as Calico Critters) are flocked animal toys that are especially popular in Japan and the UK. I played with my first Sylvanian Family critters in the 1980s, but it wasn’t until 2015 that I began making dioramas for them to live in. I love forests, animals, and making tiny things by hand, so this is the perfect hobby for me.

Most materials I use are natural things such as paper, wood, clay, and objects found in the woods. My favorite Sylvanians are the elusive Soyokaze cat family. I put together this site in hopes of connecting with other SF collectors or diorama makers!