Monday, 13 January 2020

Sophia and The Pop-Up Books

Hello Everyone,

How are you all? Hope you had a good weekend. Here we are again back to the old grinder, working on miniatures and new projects. 

Today I wanted to share with you a small project that I have worked on during my short holidays.  The Two Miniature Pop-Up Books.


Mr. Dickens thought of adding more to his book shop during Christmas time. He wanted to add something completely different that children would love. He added two Pop-Up Books.


Mr. Dickens was inspired by his neighbor Lady Adelaide, 'The Miniaturist' to get these pop up books. One is called 'Dolls' House' which he was sure that Lady Adelaide would love to have and being in the Christmas season he got another called 'Merry Christmas'

Both books came as a flat kit format and I enjoyed making them. The end results are so impressive especially considering the small size of them.

The 'Dolls House' Book is built to have two floors and the whole book has eight rooms.





The 'Merry Christmas' book is much smaller than The 'Dolls' House' book and it has four Christmasy Rooms.





















Here is a small video that I made to show how these cute pop-up books open.


The second Mr. Dickens put these books in the Dickens Book Shop window, a young girl entered the shop to have a closer look at them.

Miss Sophia, a beauty made by my dear friend and doll maker Beverley Senatore. Sophia hasn't made any appearances in Regent Street yet but she was keen to play the part in this story. I wonder where she'll fit in Regent Street. Keep an eye out for her because I am sure that her time will come to shine. 


Miss Sophia fell head over heals in love with the 'Merry Christmas' pop-up book. She definitely looks happy and proud to have it. Mr. Dickens was so pleased with himself that he got these books that he's quite sure that he will be getting more different ones.

That is all for today. I hope you like these new pop-up books. Make sure to keep tuned for the next updates as I have so much to share with you.

Take Care and See You Soon.

Hugs,

Rebecca xxx

Thursday, 9 January 2020

Welcoming the Year 2020!

Hello everyone,

Here we are in 2020! Hope you all had a great Christmas and had a good start for the new Year. Took a short break, but now I am all set to start from where I left off.  Just like the previous years, 2019 was another fantastic year for My Miniature World. So much has happened that I don't even know from where to start. Before we continue with our adventures I always start the year with a run through of the past year and the new plans that I have in mind for the new one.


My Miniature World Blog has now 301 followers. From here I would like to welcome the new followers and I hope that you'll find it as interesting. Till the end of 2019 My Miniature World has reached over 405,600 views.

You can also find us on  My Miniature World Face Book Page  where just before the year ended we had reach over 19,000 Likes and Followers. You can also join My Miniature World Group on Face Book and follow us on InstagramTwitter and  Pinterest.


My Miniature World Shop on Etsy has had another successful year where it has reached over 6,000 Sales and  our miniatures have reached over 40 different countries around the globe. We offer over 575 miniatures in 1:12 scale and 1:24 scale. Lots of new miniatures will be coming soon so make sure to visit My Miniature World Shop at Etsy


I would like to thank you all, my family, my dearest friends, clients, followers and fans for your constant support and encouragement. It means so much to me.

So here are the highlights of 2019. It has been another busy year.

January


In January The Dickens Book Shop was complete during the 'Life & Style' TV Show on Net TV.







February

                                                                             
In February Uk's Dollshouse & Miniature Scenes featured one of my TV Interviews on their issue.








March

An amazing article about My Miniature World, 'Life in Miniature' written by Iggy Fenech featured on The 'Places' magazine which is distributed on the Sunday Times of Malta News Paper.





I had a visit from the Presenter Mariella Pisani Bencini  where she interviewed me for the Documentary TV Program 'Meander - Arti u Kultura'.





Posy and I got to go to the Dolls House Nederland Show in Arnhem in The Netherlands. An amazing experience never to be forgotten.







April


Completed The Miniaturist Project during the 'Life & Style' TV Show.








May

Interviewed about my work for 'Guide Me Malta'.








June


Completed the whole project 'The Charles Dickens  Book Shop' and 'The Miniaturist' during the Life & Style TV Show just at the end of the tv season before the Summer Holidays.









Right on my Birthday my very First Tri-ang No. 76 arrived at My Miniature World.










July

The start of the new Project in Regency Style, inspired by one of my favorite novels 'Pride & Prejudice' by Jane Austen, Pembroke Grange.









An amazing article about me and My Miniature World on the DollsHouse Nederland Magazine after visiting the Show in March.










August


On the Maltese Sunday News Paper 'Kulhadd', an article 'Tibni Ghall-Pupi' written by Ramona Portelli was featured.












September


Another Tri-ang landed at My Miniature World. This time No. 93. I still need to start working on it as it needs some restoration works.






October

Back again with Charles Saliba for a whole Season on 'Life & Style' Live TV Show on Maltese Channel NET TV with a new project The Apothecary 'Cures & Remedies'




Invited as a guest Speaker at the 'Grandparents Malta' Meeting sharing Dolls House History, my passion and the work behind it all.





Guest at 'Illum ma' Steph' TV Show on Maltese Channel TVM sharing a small display and my work.







November


An article written by the talented Christine Cassar for the Air Malta In-flight magazine 'Il-Bizzilla', I had the pleasure to have Christine visiting My Miniature World for an interview where she got to see all my dolls houses.






December


Ending the year with a Christmas Project called the 'Christmas Lantern' which was also shared on 'Life & Style' TV Show









So that was a wrap up for 2019.  A few would ask what' next for 2020? There are quite a few plans I have to say, a few of them are more certain than others. So let's go for the certain ones.

Will decorate and complete Pembroke Grange, hopefully in a couple of months and definitely before Summer.





Will continue working on the Project  The Apothecary 'Cures & Remedies', 'The Physician' and 'The Patient' on the 'Life & Style' TV Show. There will definitely be another ongoing project after this.












In Summer right after Pembroke Grange is done I will start working on the new Project 'Le Château' which came all the way from Germany last month. It was a lovely gift from my friend Micheal Mursano.


Posy and I will be travelling once again to The Netherlands in March for the  Dollshouse Nederland show in Arnhem and again in October for the Big Event Dollshouses, Dolls and Teddies Show in Hetogenbosch. Both of us are so looking forward to those. 

So that it all. Let' hope that it will be another great year of dolls house projects, and miniature creations. 

Make sure to keep tuned for the next updates. I have so much to share. 

Take Care and See You Soon.

Hugs,


Rebecca xxx








Tuesday, 31 December 2019

New Year's Eve Ball at Pembroke Grange

Hello Everyone,

Here we are again, at the very end of the year 2019. Another year has gone by. So much has happened. There were unforgettable moments, amazing projects, great experiences and even a few less than the average. On the whole I am grateful for everything, everyday is a blessing on its own and I'm looking forward for more. Looking forward to create more new projects and new miniature makings, looking forward to see what the new year has in store for me; good or not I will take them one at a time, at my stride and push myself till I get there. 

Today just before closing My Miniature World, I could see that Regent Street was getting busy preparing for their New Year Celebrations. J.R. closed early. I can see that Mr. Rookie and a few others are already at the Master Swords Man Pub & Inn. Mrs. Ella and Miss Leah  only opened in the morning. Manuel is still at the coffee shop with his last clients for the night. "Come on Manuel close the shop and join the others." I winked at him from the shop window and wished the lot a Happy New Year.

Hold on! but I hear more cheering and music coming from the other side of the room. What's going on here? Pembroke Grange? I crossed the room and peeped from the windows and there in the dining room there was quite a crowd. I opened up the front to find a New Year's Eve Ball going on. 


The Dining room in Pembroke Grange looked more like a Ball room. I was speechless with the lovely ladies and gents all dressed up for the evening.  


There standing proudly Mr. Darcy and Miss Elisabeth Bennet welcoming their guests. 


On the other side of the room next to the pianoforte there was Jane standing shyly with a smile.

A few guests that I didn't recognize in any of my projects but sure to appear in the year 2020. 




"Mr. Dickens?!! What are you doing here? You are supposed to be in Regent Street." 

He told me that he was invited by Miss Leah as he was a big fan of Jane Austen's Books. Apparently the brunette diverted his attention. I looked puzzled. These dolls just don't behave when I am not around. 


I looked for the sweet face that I love. Miss Leah;  My very first doll in Regent Street. The story teller, my inspiration, the one that opened the doors to different worlds. She looked beautiful as ever dancing with her fiancee Sir Edward Barrett. She caught me looking at her and came to talk to me.

"Miss Leah, what's going on here? You and Sir Edward shouldn't be here! Pembroke Grange is way before your time." 

She only giggled and told me that she wanted to have a Ball and that Edward couldn't refuse her plea. I rolled my eyes at the two love birds and smiled. I would have done the same, if I had the chance. 



I wished everyone a good night and a Happy New Year to them too and closed the front of Pembroke Grange to let them enjoy their Ball. 

Last photo of the year 2019 at My Miniature World was with Pembroke Grange during the on going New Year's Eve Ball. 


From here I would like to 
Wish You and Your Loved Ones a 
Very Happy and Prosperous New Year 2020

Will be coming back to you with a run through of 2019 and the plans for 2020. Make sure to keep tuned.

Take Care and See You Soon.

Hugs,

Rebecca xxx

Tuesday, 24 December 2019

The Christmas Lantern on 'Life & Style' Tv Show

Hello Everyone,

Merry Christmas to you all! Hope you are enjoying your Christmas with your loved ones. The kids went to bed early waiting for Santa to arrive and here I am popping in very quickly to share with you my Christmas project for this year. 


This year I have decorated a lantern with a miniature Christmas Scene and I have shared this project on the 'Life & Style' TV Show on NET TV.

It is quite a spacious metal lantern and the first thing that I thought of was of a Christmas tree. I found one of these miniature pine tree and added a few decorations that I did myself. 

I printed a few miniature Victorian Christmas pictures and turned them in to Christmas tree decorations. Found a few jewelry beads that I used them to make Christmas baubles. 


I made an angel Christmas tree topper for the tree with some lace too. 


For the snow, I got a ball of white woolen yarn which I cut very finely to make it look like real snow. 


I had this doll, cat and a small sleigh that I never used. The cat reminds me a bit of my own Binksy and believe it or not the little doll looks so much like my little Leah.



Yesterday I got to take the project and shared it on the Tv Show. It turned out exactly how I wanted.


The Tree looks so nice and full with its decorations. 


Here is the two video clips during the show. 


From here I want to wish a very Merry Christmas to the Producer Joanne Tanti, the presenters of the show Charles Saliba and Marbeck Spiteri and the whole crew at NET TV. Thank you everyone not for only making me feel part of the team but also part of your family. 


Here are some photos of the Christmas lantern. 







Also today I will be announcing the winner of Jane Austen's framed portrait give Away. The winner of the draw is Lucy Forest. Congratulations Lucy. Kindly contact me through a private message with your details so I can send it off to you. We will be having more give aways soon, so don't give up.

From here Posy and I would like to wish a very Merry Christmas to you and your loved ones.

When you have time visit Posy The Tiny Bear Blog. I am hoping that we will be having more regular updates for the new year.


So this is all for today. Make sure to keep tuned for the next updates.

Take Care and See You Soon.

Hugs,


Rebecca xxx