Sunday, 25 June 2017

DHE Miniature Museum - Room Box

Hello everyone,

How are you? Hope you had a wonderful weekend and are enjoying your Summer. Here it is getting pretty hot but I don't mind it at all. I am looking forward to the kids summer break which will start tomorrow. I really enjoy it when they are at home.

I have some exciting news to share. Maybe you have noticed the Award on the left hand side of My Miniature World Blog. I am very proud to say that My Miniature World blog has been honored by being ranked in the Top 100 miniature blogs in the World Wide Web. I wasn't expecting anything of the sort but I have to admit I am thrilled. I don't have words to thank enough my family, friends, followers and fans for your constant love, support and encouragement to make this all possible. From the depth of my heart THANK YOU. Click Here to see the Top 100 miniature blogs on Feedspot.

Before I start I also wanted to welcome the new followers to the blog and also the new members on the Face Book group. Welcome!

As you all know I have been very busy with the last touches of the big move of my dolls houses to their new home and I am very excited about that too. As so much is going on it is very unwise to start working on a new project. I have to admit, I am missing it. It has never happened before that I took so long to actually start a new dolls house project.

Nevertheless that doesn't mean that I can't fit in something small than the usual. So I decided to work on a Room Box.

DHE Miniature Museum
This project I have decided to call it the DHE Miniature Museum. The Dolls House Emporium has always had a special place in my heart. It was through it that I truly found my first inspirations. I have always loved their quality of kits and their excellent services. I have some wonderful miniature pieces that in no manner I will ever use them in a dolls house project but than again they mean so much to me. I decided that through a room box I could easily manage to display them. 

You might remember the old room box that I had decorated a few years ago with a Christmas Scene and just before last Christmas I dismantled it to move the accessories in another Shadow box.

The Old room box
 As the old room box was empty and I really didn't have much use for it, I thought that it would be perfect for this project.

All the pieces that I will be using for this project will be from the Dolls House Emporium. Some of them are now discontinued and some of them are very special.

So first of all I started with a clean up of the room box. Removed the previous used wall paper and flooring and decided to go for a marble flooring. 


Then I fixed the wall paper and also did the skirting for the room.


I had the Queen Victoria's and Prince Albert's Busts for years and never ever found the right place for them in a dolls house.  There was no way I would have separated these and adding them in this project was ideal. I remember that the pair were a free gift.


In the year 2004 the Dolls House Emporium celebrated their Silver Jubilee 25th Anniversary. For the occasion they had offered a Collection of 12 miniature ceramic plates featuring a Dolls House Emporium Dolls House for each month of the year. They were on offer for each order placed during the month. I had collected them all with the lovely display.

DHE Silver Jubilee 25th Anniversary 1979 - 2004

 In 2009 once again the Dolls House Emporium were celebrating their 30th Anniversary and once again for that year they had made another Collection consisting of 12 miniature ceramic plates featuring a dolls house and the month of the year. This was also offered for free every month when an order was placed. And just like the previous 5 years, I collected also this set with the display.

DHE 30th Anniversary 1979 - 2009

Apart from these lovely sets which I will treasure forever, I had other ceramics which the Dolls House Emporium had made. One of the occasions was the Queen Elizabeth II Golden Jubilee Coronation Plate. Quite a rare miniature plate.

Queen Elizabeth II Golden Jubilee Coronation Plate 1952 - 2002

Lately there was the big wedding of Prince William and Duchess Catherine. The Dolls House Emporium had also made a miniature ceramic plate to mark the date 29th April 2011.


Still the best has yet to come. The Dolls House Emporium not only had made the miniature plate but they also thought of making a whole miniature ceramic tea set. The only thing was that the tea set was never out for sale in the market. I am very lucky to have one myself which was a sample before they made it in production. It was a gift from my friend Amy Purser which is the daughter of the former founders of the Dolls House Emporium. I will always cherish this tea set as it is very rare.

Prince William and Duchess  Catherine wedding miniature tea set
So far this is how the room box looks like. There is still so much that I want to add and I am pleased how it turned out.





The room box matches so well with my sitting room. 
I am really eager to continue with this. Keep tuned for the next update on my this small project.

Take Care and see you soon,

Hugs,

Rebecca xxx

Sunday, 11 June 2017

Garden Furniture in Pickett Hill

Hello everyone,

Hope you all had a great weekend. Summer is here and hopefully it is here to stay. The kids are at their final weeks at school before their big summer break. I am spending some time studying with them for the final exams. I can't wait to spend the summer with them. It is the best time of the year when I get to spend all day with them. 

It was quite a busy weekend and very productive. Apart from giving most of my attention to my dear boy Matthias, I got to make a few new miniatures, finished off most of my orders and helped my husband Gilbert in the new premises. It is getting very exciting as now we are almost at the end. I will be sharing with you some pictures of it when it is done. 

Today I will be sharing with you a few new 1:48 scale furniture pieces that I built for Pickett Hill. I have to admit I love it but still it is not my favorite scale. I have worked a bit on the garden furniture and I was surprised to see so many pieces 



The kits are so cute as every piece of furniture contains a story about Miss Lydia and the actual piece I would be working on. Finally I got to paint Miss Lydia and yes Miss Lydia is the cute dog.

To me she looks like a cocker spaniel so I painted her in black and white.

Miss Lydia


Miss Lydia has quite a lovely dog house. I am really pleased how it turned out.

Dog house


I have also did the Very Tall Porch Bench and the not so tall one. They are really cute.

The very tall porch Bench and The Not so tall porch Bench






Then I have completed the Alfresco Table with it's animal chairs the pig chair, the roster chair, the sheep chair and the cow chair. Also there is the matching serving table.

Alfresco table set


Finally I have finished off the courting bench with it's little tables and accessories.

The Courting Bench


So this is all for today. Tomorrow I will be celebrating my birthday so there is a big chance that this week we will be having another free giveaway. Even if I love this project I miss working on my 12th scale projects. So I am preparing to work on a new room box. Hopefully I would be able to share with you what I have in mind. Make sure to keep in tune for the next update.

Take Care and see you soon.

Hugs,

Rebecca xxx

Wednesday, 31 May 2017

Different scenes with My Miniature World miniatures

Hello everyone,

Enjoying your week? So far I can't complain at all. I have to admit I miss not starting a new dolls house project. It is frustrating that I am not ready for a new dolls house. Maybe I will indulge myself with a room box but I can assure you I won't be that happy.

A few weeks ago I had asked on My Miniature World face book page for clients to share some pictures of their scenes with miniature accessories purchases from My Miniature World Shop. Surprising enough I had gotten quite a few photos to share with our readers. These scenes come from different clients from all over the world ..... so all credit goes to them. I want to thank you all for sharing them.

The first photo I wanted to share was the first photo I have ever received from a client and friend a long time ago when at first I opened my miniature shop. I have never shared it before but this is the right occasion to do so. These photos have been sent to my by Liz Davis. I was so thrilled with them. 


Liz has purchased the books and tea pots that I made with polymer clay and the detailed hand painted carpenter's tool set.



Lately our last Free Give away Winner Drora Hed made a bunny scene with My Miniature World books. I love how she has decorated them and she also shared it on her Blog. Thank you Drora.

By Drora Hed



 My Miniature Books always makes a hit with my clients. Here are a few more photos,

This one is by Latricia Williams with one of her Spooky Scenes


And this Fairy Scene is by Nikki Pulaski with more books. Can you find out how many books she has?


Jan Kubiesa had asked for a custom request to paint the ormolu Style clock and matching candle sticks in a maroon color. I was impressed to see them in situ.



Little Tye Traw love her personalized name ceramic mug.


Mrs. Mouse loves My Miniature World Quote ceramic mug of Nicky Gleave


Elizabeth MacCallum has shared with us her lovely Peter Rabbit themed nursery where you can see the lovely miniature ceramics that I made. 


Anita Mills also has some of our cupcake ceramics in her lovely shop.


Dagmar Tunrnidge has set up the lovely hand painted hall gong in an Oriental modern setting. I just love it. 


Constantine Spannos has share a picture of the sweet personalized ceramic pet bowls.


Finally Sandra Cook shares her Harry Potter scene where you see The Marauder's Map and Wand that I made. They are just perfect,


I want to thank all my clients that shared their miniature scenes with miniatures purchased from My Miniature World Shop. They all look lovely and I am thrilled that you love them. 

 If you have any miniatures by My Miniature World that you would like to share please do email me or message me on Facebook.

We have new miniatures every week and so far we offer over 450 miniatures. We have some good news too. We have introduced the 1:24 scale miniatures and they have been a hit. You can see our range of miniatures at My Miniature World Shop at etsy

So this is all for today, Hope you have enjoyed seeing a few scenes that include miniatures by My Miniature World Shop but all credits go to the picture owners that I have made such a wonderful job on the settings.

I will be updating you with more progress of my work very soon so keep tuned for the next post.

Take Care and see you soon,

Hugs,

Rebecca xxxx

Sunday, 28 May 2017

Pickett Hill - The Arts and Crafts

Good morning everyone,

How are you? Hope you all had a great weekend. Busy like always and the more we get closer to the move of my dolls houses in there in home the more tiring and slow it gets. For the time being I am boxing up all my dolls house accessories and furniture that I have never used for my dolls house project.  It is unbelievable that the final details are the most crucial. I am so looking forward to summer and I am hoping that we will soon settle this for a well deserved break. Before I start I wanted to welcome two new followers of my Blog; Val and Polyakova. Welcome!

I have been really thinking about a new project and like I said before it is just not wise to start if at this stage. Very tempted to start another project in Regent Street but I know for a fact that I won't be giving my 100% to it. So I put my foot down and decided to just work on  the materials for the project and in the mean time I might work on a room box. Thinking about it, I might as well continue on my 1:48th Scale dolls hose Pickett Hill. I never work full time on that scale but in moments like this it does fill in the pleasure of the hobby.

The Arts and Crafts furniture
At the moment I am just enjoying building the furniture kits. I am truly amazed with the detail of the Arts and Crafts room furniture and it's accessories just thinking how tiny these are.

I started of with the Artist's Storage Cabinet which will be covering the back wall of the room. It is such a sweet detailed piece of furniture and it also has the smallest sewing machine.

The Artist's Storage Cabinet


The 1:48 Scale sewing machine
From all the pieces that I have made for this house, I have to admit I loved building the Artist's Worktable and Art Supplies. It was the most detailed and complex piece that I have made so far. All the paint brushes are made by me using polymer clay. The little paints and accessories are just pretty amazing. I enjoyed every bit of it and for the final result.....well you can see it for yourself.

Paint brushed made with polymer clay


artist's Work table & art supplies







With the Artist's Work table I have also made the Artist's Easel & stool. Another detail piece that fits so well with the table. I have also made the paint brushes myself with polymer clay,.

Artist's Easel & Stool



I also made two more pieces which most probably will be fitting in the entrance hall of the Pickett Hall house.  The cute Apothecary Chest and the Reading Nook.

The Reading Nook

Apothecary Chest.

Here are some more pictures.



I am really hoping that I will start working on the house in the next couple of days. Hope you liked what I have done so far. Keep tuned for more updates on this house,

Take Care and See you soon.

Hugs,

Rebecca xxx