Thursday, 14 February 2019

Happy Valentine's Day!

Good morning everyone,

Happy Valentine's Day to you all! This year My Miniature World will be celebrating it's very first Valentine's Day since it's opening. Frankly I am not the type of person that celebrates Valentine's Day for the simple reason I believe that love should be celebrated everyday throughout the year. 


In Regent Street we have a few couples that made it official. I am sure that romance will blossom more eventually. 


Finally Sir Edwin Barrett and Miss Leah have officially declared themselves as a couple. 

Miss Leah and Sir Edwin Barrett
Miss Leah's older sister Miss Quelina has been seeing Mr. Edgard Hevey. Quite a cute couple. 


Mr Edgard Hervey and Miss Quelina
 My favorite couple in Regent Street are the two love birds in The Master Swordsman Pub & Inn. The Bar tender Larkin and the sweet barmaid Susanna. Larkin has proposed to Susanna on the day. 

Larkin and Susanna

Apart from Regent Street, My Miniature World has a new couple. I am so looking forward to start the new project of Pembroke Grange, even if for the time being it is on hold. Her is Miss Elizabeth Bennet and Mr. Darcy. 



The two dolls have been dressed up in Regency Style and Mr. Darcy is the splitting image of Colin Firth in Pride & Prejudice. 

Miss Elizabeth Bennet and Mr. Darcy
A big thank you goes to my favorite doll maker Beverly Senatore who makes my lovely dolls. Thank you Beverly for making my projects more alive. 

Wishing you lots of love and warm hugs.

See you soon!

Rebecca xxx

Wednesday, 13 February 2019

Miniature News on The Dolls House and Miniature Scene Magazine

Hello everyone,

Hope you all having a great week. 

Just popping in briefly here today. I had several messages from you followers who get the Dolls House and Miniature Scene Magazine requesting a link to my YouTube Channel to see the latest interview on My Miniature World as mentioned on the magazine. 

My Miniature World was featured on the Miniature  News Section on The Dolls House and Miniature Scene Magazine on February's issue. The interview was broadcast on the TV Show Niskata on TVM  Channel as mentioned. 




The interview was done by Frederick Zammit at My Miniature World where I have my dolls house Collection displayed.



For those who haven't seen my blog post about the interview here is the link to it. My Miniature World Featured on Niskata TV Show

The article also mentioned the link to the Interview on Youtube. For those who wanted to see the interview and asked for the link here it is.


Even though it is in Maltese you can still see some of the collection.

This is all for today. Hopefully I will get to see you tomorrow for Valentine's Day.

Take Care and See You Soon.

Hugs,

Rebecca xxx

Thursday, 7 February 2019

The Timekeeper's Shop on Life & Style TV Show

Hello everyone,

Hope you are all having a great week. 

Just wanted to pop by to keep you updated with the latest news of My Miniature World. 

Last Friday I got to share my small shadow box 'The Timekeeper's Shop' on Life & Style TV Show on the Maltese Channel Net TV..


On this program Charles Saliba one of the presenters of the show was with me. He is always interested in what I do. 

Charles Saliba and I 


 I got to share with him and the audience my hand painted clocks and even my very own handmade clocks.


Hand Made Clocks

Hand painted clocks


There is always so much to discuss during the program about the hobby. 




Here is one of the clips during the Life & Style Tv Show.


And here is the shadow box 'The Timekeeper's Shop'



Hope you like this shadow box that I did at the end of 2017.

I also got to share with the audience what to expect for the next show There will be another room box which will have two rooms. This one will be placed right on top of the Library 'The Dickens Book Shop', which eventually would look more like a house than just room boxes

This is all for today. Keep tuned for the next updates and hopefully even the new project. 

Take Care and See You Soon.

Hugs,


Rebecca xxx

Monday, 4 February 2019

New Toys for the Little Angel's Toy Shop

Hello everyone,

How are you all? Hope you had a great weekend and that you are tucked in. It's been quite cold here and mother nature hasn't been kind to us. I can't recall of feeling this much cold and having so many rainy days like this winter. Can't wait for Spring and the warm weather. 

Today I will be sharing with you some new miniature toys for the Little Angel's Toy Shop. Like most of you know I have decided to upgrade a bit the tiny toy shop. Mrs. Ella has been doing a great job and a few new toys just arrived for her.



The first to arrive was the miniature hand painted, fully jointed Pinocchio. This one was hand painted by my father. One of my favorite toys I must say. I remember as a little Rebecca I had one of my own made out wood with the same colors. Thinking about it I still have it, although Matthias is now the new master of my Pinocchio. It stands proudly like always in his bedroom.


Mrs. Ella was very happy with the new Pinocchio.




The next two toys are the hand painted push along horse and the fully jointed teddy which I painted. 



The next lot are the four pull along animals. The bunny, the dog, the penguin and the pig. The four toys are hand painted by me too. 


As there will be more toys to come, I have added a new piece of furniture. 



Here is how the toy shop looks like so far. 



This is all for today. Keep tuned for the next updates of the on going projects at My Miniature World.

Take Care and See You Soon.

Hugs,

Rebecca xxx

Saturday, 26 January 2019

1904 Antique Miniature Book

Hello Everyone,

Once again another week has passed by and now here we are in the last weekend of January. Time does go by fast. Hope you are all fine and keeping warm. It has been very cold here. Winter is just not my cup of tea. Can't wait for my warmer days. 

Today I will be sharing with you my latest treasure that crossed my path without me looking for it. Funnily enough it came to me just at the right time, after I completed The Dickens Book Shop project.


 The little antique miniature book is 115 years old and it is called The Cricket on The Hearth by Charles Dickens. It is one of my favorite books by the author.

It has a soft leather cover which has seen better days, but I have to admit that the book is in pristine condition considering it's age. 


The book goes way back since 1904.



It has fine paper and is fully readable and has eight beautiful illustrations. 




The pages of the book are also edged with gold. 



I have to admit I am very happy with it. 



This miniature book inspired me to make another miniature readable book called, The Toymaker and His Blind daughter from The Cricket on The Hearth by Charles Dickens. It is an extract of the same  book. The nice thing about The Dickens Book Shop project is that it will never be complete. I  will keep on adding more of my own books and there will be several more books of Charles Dickens. 




Talking about the Dickens Book Shop project, I also wanted to share with you that the Dolls House Emporium have shared this project of their facebook page and other social media.




Thank you so much Dolls House Emporium for sharing and enjoying my work.

Hope you have liked the miniature book. Keep tuned for the next update on The Traditional Dolls House as Leah and I will continue working on it during the weekend. 

Take Care and See You Soon.

Hugs,

Rebecca xxx




Saturday, 19 January 2019

Part 6 - Completing The Dickens Book Shop on the Life & Style TV Show

Hello everyone,

How are you all? Hope you are enjoying your weekend. It's been quite cold here. Can't wait for Spring time. 

Today I will be sharing with you the complete room box 'The Dickens Book Shop'. The room box was completed on the 'Life & Style' TV Show on the NET TV Maltese Channel. 


The TV Show was aired 2 weeks ago where I completed the project with the last additions to the Library.



The last additions to the library were more books, hand painted miniatures, other small accessories and my latest piece the Book press. 

Here is the introduction of the tv show. 


For the last tv show for the library, I wanted something eye catching so I wanted to create a miniature Book Press. I was running out of time and I wasn't sure that I would have succeeded. I started by first creating a small table ideal for the book press using scrap wood that I found from my stash. 


Then I started working on the book press which was made with wood and tiny bits and pieces.  



Once it was built I stained it and painted it's components. I have to admit I love how it turned out at the end. 



I have also painted and weathered a small crate with small readable books. These are my new 1:24 scale miniature books but they still look nice in a 1:12 scale setting. 


Near  to the portrait of Charles Dickens I added a few scrolls that I made and I also added a small frame with the picture of Catherine Dickens; the beautiful wife of Charles Dickens. 


I have also added a few hand painted accessories to the desk, a few downsized letters that were written by Charles Dickens himself.  I have weathered some sheets of paper and also added a newspaper. 


Behind the desk you will find the librarian which was named after the son of Charles Dickens; Henry Dickens. Henry is another dolls made by my favorite doll maker Beverly Senatore.

The Librarian Henry Dickens
The second part of the TV Show was showing the audience the complete project. 




Here is the second part of the TV Show.


Completing the library, I thought that I was pretty much done and that my days on the TV Show were over. How wrong was I! During the show and even after I was off air, the producer approached me and wants me on the TV show on regular basis and keeping that in mind she wants me to start a new project on the show. From here I want to thank the Producer Joanne Tanti for giving me such an opportunity to share my work.

After the show I added the last piece to the library which was the world globe.

I had this cheep miniature globe which I totally hated as it looks so unrealistic and doesn't fit with the style of the library. 

Word Globe Before
So I took it in my stride to change it completely. I have totally gave it a make-over which suits the library better.

World Globe after the transformation
Here are a few pictures of the complete library. 








So now I am back at the drawing table, preparing for another room box which will be part of the library. The new room box is going to go right on top of the library. Eventually the whole building will be part of my Regent Street. 

As I will be busy working on this project and being tight with time, I will have to postpone my beloved 'Pembroke Grange'. It was a very hard decision to take. I pass from in front of dry built kit everyday, wanting to start working on it and I just don't have the time. 'Pembroke Grange' deserves so much better. It needs my full attention with no side projects to distract me. Like my other projects it deserves my whole heart and mind. Nevertheless it doesn't mean that I won't be working on another dolls house. I am thinking of bringing out the 'Ocean Drive' which is built already, but needs restoration and a new look with touches of my own.

This is all for today. Hope you have enjoyed The Dickens Book Shop. In the meantime I will continue working on The Traditional Dolls house. Keep tuned for the next update.

Take Care and See You Soon,

Hugs,

Rebecca xxx