Sunday, 2 May 2021

The Mouse House - Gee Bee DH8 Tudor Cottage

Hello Everyone,

Hope you are all well and doing fine.  I have been working further on my ongoing project 'Le Chateau' and have so much to show you.  But today I am going to share with you a side project that I will be working on in the next few weeks. 

In January, a very dear friend, gave me as a gift; this sweet vintage Gee Bee DH8 Tudor Cottage which I will name it, 'The Mouse House'. 


The Gee Bee DH8 Tudor Cottage appeared in their catalog back in 1964 and there has been quite a few versions of this tiny cottages.  From what I could find, my Tudor Cottage was one of the earliest versions. 

This little dwelling has quite a history and from what I could understand, it had already two masters before my friend had it. Unfortunately somewhere along the way the poor little thing wasn't left in it's original state and was painted over. 




The little house was wall papered with scrap book paper. It has a missing door and the missing metal stair case which I will be replacing some way on another. 



The house itself should have been a 1:16 scale but being so small I think I can also add a 1:24 scale furniture and accessories. 

The Residents of The Mouse House have already arrived. The two mice will be quite busy fixing up their new home.



I have to say I do have a soft spot for this little cottage, not only because it was gift from a very dear friend,  but because of the fact that the cottage and I had quite an adventure, the second that it was handed down to me.  Last January I had the opportunity to travel to The Netherlands once again and while being there, my dear friend gave me the little cottage to take with me back home. It was quite challenging and I wasn't sure if I would succeed. I wanted the little cottage to travel with me as hand luggage  being so fragile. It passed check-in, It passed security-check and also passed the boarding check. The little cottage sat on the empty seat next to me without any problem and arrived in Malta safe and sound in one piece. 


I am so looking forward to work on this side project. So make sure to keep tuned for the next updates. 

Take Care and See You Soon.

Hugs,


Rebecca xxx

 


Monday, 19 April 2021

Continuing Working on Felicia's Bedroom!

 Hello Everyone,

Hope you all had a great weekend. We had strong winds for the past few days so I enjoyed my weekend working on Felicia's Bedroom. 


I was all set to start working on the bed which was to fit the alcove in the wall. The bed was designed and built from scratch by me to fit the alcove. 


The bedding was  also done by me with matching, cushions,  pelmet and curtains for the alcove. 

Once I have completed it. I have made a few frames to be fixed to the back wall.


 


I also printed another frame and added a print of a girl's antique painting to put on top of the fireplace. 


Do you remember when the Miniaturist, Lady Adelaide from Regent Street built the dolls house 'Le Maison de Ville' for a French noble gentleman? Well here it is for his daughter Felicia. 


I still need to add more pieces of furniture to the room and accessories but I have to say I am very proud how it turned out. 

Hope you like the progress of Felicia's bedroom so far. Make sure to keep tuned for the next update. 

Take Care and See You Soon.

Hugs,

Rebecca xxx  


Tuesday, 13 April 2021

Started working on Felicia's Bedroom at Le Château

 Hello Everyone,

How are you all? Hope you are fine and doing well. Today I am excited to share with you more progress on my ongoing project Le Château. I started working on Felicia's Bedroom during the weekend. Felicia is the young miss that will live at Le Château.

I started off working with the back wall where I added an alcove for the bed to fit in eventually. 


 I added a fireplace on the left hand side of the room which I made myself. 


I printed one of my own ceiling roses and hand painted it to match the room.


Finally I added the wall panels that were made to measure to fit the walls. This is how Felicia's room looks like so far. 






I have started adding a few pieces of my own furniture and I can't wait to finish the bed.


This is how the house looks like so far.


I hope you like how my project is turning out. Make sure to keep tuned for the next update on Le Château. 

Take Care and See You Soon.

Hugs,


Rebecca xxx






Saturday, 3 April 2021

Introducing Mini Becks!

 Good morning everyone,

Here I am once again! Hope you are all well. Today I wanted to share with you the latest news at My Miniature World.

A few days ago a new doll arrived. She's no ordinary doll. My dear friend and doll maker Beverley Senatore surprised me with a Mini Me doll!!! 


I introduce you Mini Becks! I couldn't believe my eyes when I saw her. Beverley has made such a good job of her and the resemblance is there.  I would have never imagined that there would be a Mini Me doll! Thank you so much Beverley. 



Mini Becks is a 1:12 scale doll and is also wearing one of my outfits that I had worn during a 'Life & Style' TV Interview with Charles Saliba and Marbec Spiteri.


For the time being Mini Becks will be staying in the DHE Museum but I am pretty sure that we will be hearing more about her. She is quite outspoken and mischievous. 




The lady is quite bossy and she forced me to dress up to take photos with her. She insisted that I should wear the same outfit like her. 


So this is all for today! I am looking forward to see Miss Becks appear in the blog too. 

Tomorrow it's Easter so from here I want to wish you a very Happy Easter with my favorite Girls Posy and Willow. 


Make sure to keep tuned for the next updates at My Miniature World.

Take Care and See You Soon.

Hugs,

Rebecca xxx



Wednesday, 24 March 2021

Interview on 'Ilsien in-Nisa' TV Show

Hello Everyone,

How are you? Hope you are all well. Even though the weather has been a bit cold here you can still feel that Spring is in the air. 

After the 'Lovin' Malta Article' I was invited for an interview on the Maltese TV Show 'Ilsien in-Niesa' on One TV.


I got to share with the telespectators how my love for dolls houses started and how from a hobby it turned into a passion and a lifestyle.


I got to explain what it takes to build a dolls house and it's process. It's been over  25 years since the day I started building my very first dolls houses and now I have over 30 dolls house projects in my collection.


On my You Tube Channel I have added the  interview which you can watch below.


During the show several pictures were featured, and here are a few .










I have had quite a few requests to upload video of my dolls house collection on You Tube. I will be considering it and will try it out and see how it goes. 

So this is all for today,  Make sure to keep tuned for the next update on my projects and latest news,

Take Care and See You Soon.

Hugs,


Rebecca xxx



Tuesday, 16 March 2021

The Main Bedroom in Le Château!

 Hello everyone,

Here I am again! Hope you are all well. I have been quite busy working on my miniatures and on my project lately. Le Château is taking quite long to complete, but the time and work behind it, is definitely worth the wait!


I have worked on all the furniture pieces for the main bedroom. There was so much to do, I first started working on the bed which I consider it to be the X factor, It took me some time to do and measure especially the canopy which I designed and made.




 Every piece of furniture was painted and decorated to fit the style with marble effect tops.

The Wardrobe.


The Dressing Table.


I added  one of my own clocks on the chest of drawers. 


The wall panels have been decorated with rococo style frames that I made and added portraits to fit. 


The room still needs to be decorated with accessories and additions but this is how it looks like so far.  






I hope you like what I have done. I can't wait to add more to the room and continue working on this project. 

So this is all for today, make sure to keep tuned for the next update.

Take Care and See You Soon,

Hugs,


Rebecca xxx