Monday, 18 January 2021

Decorating the Sitting room of Le Château

 Hello Everyone,

How are you all? Hope you had a great weekend and that you are all well. Finally this weekend I got to work a bit more on my project Le Château.

Before sharing my progress, I wanted to welcome the new followers to My Miniature World Blog and also I have a WINNER!!! to announce for the miniature Victorian Photo album. I added the strips of papers with your lovely names, popped them in a paper bag and my assistant (my little Leah) drawn out a name. So the luck Winner is Bethany Smith. Congratulations Bethany. Kindly contact me privately with your details so I can send it off to you. There will be more give-aways in the next couple of months so make sure not to miss out!

Coming back to my project, I finally got to decorate the sitting room for my Le Château.


First I started off by decorating the wall above the fire place with a framed painting.


On the mantle piece I made a clock and two cherub candle sticks that suite it quite well. I am so happy how these accessories turned out after I hand painted them. 



The room is quite elaborated as it is, so for furniture, I only wanted to add the sofa, two arm chairs and a small coffee table. I got this sitting room set with all intentions to give it a make-over and I have to say I was quite successful. 


After I worked  on it and added more detail, it suited the room much better.


I painted the face of the coffee table in a way that looked more like marble.


It had been a while since I worked with polymerclay and it gives me great joy when I do. I have made the fruit for the fruit bowl and I am thrilled with the final results. 


Here are a few photos of the complete sitting room. 





I hope you like the sitting room.  I can't wait to continue working on this project. I think the residents will be quite happy with their house. 

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

Take Care and See You Soon.

Hugs,

Rebecca xxx

Sunday, 10 January 2021

Welcome 2021!

 Hello everyone,


Here we are in 2021 and good riddance to 2020. It has been a challenging year for all of us, but I have to say here at My Miniature,  through all the obstacles, we still pulled it through.

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, 2020 was another fantastic year for My Miniature World. 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 316 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 2020 My Miniature World has reached over 472,100 views.

You can also find us on  My Miniature World Face Book Page  where just before the year ended we had reach over 20,000 Likes and over 21,000 Followers.


And with that we a Give-Away to announce. This Miniature Victorian Photo Album. 



To get a chance to have this miniature All you have to do is:
1) Be or Become A follower of My Miniature World Blog. 
2) Leave a comment on this post so I'll know who wants to take part. 

Closing date will be 16th January 2021. The Winner will be announced shortly afterwards. So make sure not to miss out!

 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 8,000 Sales and  our miniatures have reached over 42 different countries around the globe. We offer over 630 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 2020. It has been another busy year.

January


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










February

                                                                             
In February My Miniature World Museum was featured on The Dolls House World UK Magazine. 






March


In March I completed The Patient's Project on the 'Life & Style' TV Show on Net Tv. 



Once again, Posy and I got to go to the Dolls House Nederland Show in Arnhem in The Netherlands. From there we got quite a few nice goodies. 







April


In April, The Tudor Manor was featured on The Dolls House World Magazine. 









May

In May I completed the Regency Style House, inspired by Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice, Pembroke Grange. 
 

June


In June we had the start of the new French Style Project 'Le Château'.














August

J.R. Art Gallery was featured on the Dolls House World
Magazine.



September



In September we introduced Willow the Blythe Doll and her blog.













October


In October Posy and I visited the miniature world of Madurodam in the Hague, The Netherlands.





November



In November Santa's Work Shop was featured once again on the Dolls House World Magazine. 






December

In December we had Twelve Days of Christmas with Miss Holly at Regent Street.









So that was a wrap up for 2020.  A few would ask what' next for 2021? 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 continue you working on the French Style Dolls House, 'Le Château', hopefully by the end of this year it will be complete.


 
Hopefully after completing the French House we can move to St. George's Hill House which will be transformed into an Edwardian Period Mansion.



If all things go well Posy and I will be travelling once again to The Netherlands in May for the Big Event Dollshouses, Dolls and Teddies Show in Hetogenbosch. Both of us are so looking forward to it. 

So that it all. Let' hope that we will have a better year for all of us and I am sure that there will be more dolls house projects and miniatures. 

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

Take Care and See You Soon.

Hugs,


Rebecca xxx

Friday, 25 December 2020

The Miniature Nativity Scene

 Hello Everyone,

I hope you all have a wonderful Christmas with your loved ones and that you enjoyed it. I spent my Christmas with my family like any other year. The kids were super excited and woke up early to see what Santa got them. Even though this year Covid-19 has impacted most of our lives, I have to say Santa has pulled it through like always. I am quite impressed with the man. ;-) I just love seeing the kids faces on Christmas morning.

Today I wanted to share with you a small project that I had worked on in the beginning of the month. Even though it isn't dolls house related it is still a miniature and there was quite some work to it. I have turned a flower pot into a miniature Nativity scene. 


I had this small terracotta flower pot which I had bought from the Lidl super market containing a small succulent. The succulent grew and so it needed to be re-potted into a much bigger pot leaving this one empty.


An ideal came to mind and instead of keeping the vase on its back I turned it upright. I added a base on the inside for the flooring, painted the walls on the inside to make it look like a cave. Added a rice bulb  for lighting and I found my old nativity figure set to put inside it. 

I have to say I am very happy how it turned out even if it is quite small.






I hope you like how it tuned out. 

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

Take Care and See You Soon.

Hugs,


Rebecca xxx

Thursday, 24 December 2020

12th Day of Christmas - Visiting The Master Swordsman Pub & Inn

 Hello Everyone,


"On The Twelve Days of Christmas, Miss Holly will be visiting Regent Street to bring joy and wonder during the magical time of Christmas. "

Today is Christmas Eve and Miss Holly was quite busy in these past few days. Today is also her last visit to Regent Street and she left it for The Master Swordsman Pub & Inn.


When she first arrived to Regent Street, The Master Swordsman Pub & Inn was her first home.  The Barrett's had welcomed Miss Holly thanks to the promised engagement Miss Leah and Sir Edwin have. They welcomed her as part of the family and Miss Holly lived with them for months until she moved to her own home. 


The anticipation for Christmas could be felt today in Regent Street. The street was busy with people greeting each other with smiles and best wishes.  Miss Holly had made Eggnog for the pub so it could be served for Christmas. 


The pub was quite full of the regulars when she arrived and she was welcomed immediately by Sir Edwin himself. He was so happy to see her. Miss Leah had already informed him that Miss Holly would visit at some point but he never thought that she would have come on Christmas Eve. 


Miss Holly presented her home made Eggnog  and Sir Edwin was more than pleased to have it served to his clients on the day. 


Miss Holly took her eggnog to Mr. Larkin to open the bottles. and Susanna served every table with the delicious Christmas drink.




The gentlemen loved the eggnog and praised Miss Holly for it. 


Everyone wished her a Merry Christmas and were so thankful to her for giving so much of her time and goodness. 


Just before leaving the pub she couldn't resist not visiting Sir Edwin's mother, Madam Barrett.  The elderly lady couldn't be more happy to see her and Miss Holly spent most of her afternoon with her. It felt like home and she couldn't be more happy to spend Christmas Eve with her. 


And our Twelve Days of Christmas are complete. Miss Holly has done a fine job in spreading the Christmas cheer around Regent Street. 

Wishing you and your loved ones a Very Merry Christmas. 

Take Care and See You Soon.

Hugs,

Rebecca xxx




Tuesday, 22 December 2020

11th Day of Christmas - Visiting The Miniaturist

  Hello Everyone,


"On The Twelve Days of Christmas, Miss Holly will be visiting Regent Street to bring joy and wonder during the magical time of Christmas. "

Just two days before Christmas, Miss Holly wanted to spend her day decorating her home for Christmas. It was one of her favorite things to do before Christmas. Her little Christmas tree stood proudly near the window. A brand new nativity set that she placed on the hall table. Her stocking hanging from the fireplace's mantel. Little ornaments and garlands in every part of the house. 


While putting away all the boxes back to storage she found another box with her old small nativity set that she had used for the past few years. It was a pity that she wasn't going to bring it out this year and felt very sorry for it. It was a such a small set compared to the new one that she had just bought for herself. As she looked at it an idea came to mind.  She was told that an artist lived right above The Dickens Book Shop who loved building and making miniatures. 


She put on her hat, picked up the Nativity Set and set off to the Miniaturist to give her the little set. 
Lady Adelaide was so surprised to see that Miss Holly has visited her too. In the past days she had heard about her visits all around Regent Street and she was honored that she thought of her. 



Miss Holly was so happy to visit her; not only to give her the Nativity Set but also to see the wonderful dolls houses and miniatures Lady Adelaide did. Miss Holly was so impressed and she was happier knowing that her Nativity couldn't find a better home than this. It was perfect.


Lady Adelaide couldn't be more thrilled with the miniature Nativity and was very thankful to Miss Holly. She found the right place for it in the middle of the room among her other miniatures. 



Lady Adelaide showed Miss Holly around the room and had a lovely chat about miniatures and the hobby.


Miss Holly was looking forward to visit again and asked Lady Adelaide if she would do a Christmas house for her in miniature. Lady Adelaide only smiled and told her that she had a whole year to prepare for it but promised Holly that she would have it before next year's Christmas. 


Miss Holly was already getting excited about it even if she had to wait another year. 

This is all for today. Tomorrow will be our last day for the 12 Days of Christmas. Let's see were our Miss Holly will visit. 

Take Care and See You Soon.

Hugs,


Rebecca xxx