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  

Friday, 11 January 2019

Part 5 - Life & Style TV Show - The Desk

Hello everyone,

How are you all? Hope you are all fine and had a great week. I am feeling much better even the weather here isn't helping too much. It's really cold and it has been raining for the past few days.

Today I wanted to share with you some more progress on 'The Dickens Book Shop' project that I have been working on. The progress of this project is being aired live on the TV Show Life & Style on the Maltese NET TV Channel. 



This was aired last Friday, but unfortunately the program wasn't recorded due to a mishap in the studio's control room. Sometimes it does happen! 

The library's desk was one of these bare wood pieces that it's design was meant to stay against a wall. The back of the desk was practically flat and as I wanted it to stand in a middle of the room I had to add more to it. 


 The first thing was to add strips of wood and shape them in the lower part of the desk.


Then I continued decorating the desk by adding more detail to match the book cases of the library and stained it in the same color.  On the surface of the desk I added a piece of painted textured cardboard to make it look like green leather. 




I was pleased with the out come and the desk does look rich in the library.


Once the desk was done I started working on the front of the shop. I have used one of these fronts and painted it in a green shade. 




The front was ideal for the shop and I kept on working on the side wall and even the floor front.


I also designed the shop sign for the front which I really like.



Here are a few photos of the complete shop front. 



The front now needs to be weathered to give it a bit more detail. 

This is all for today. I hope you like what I have done so far. I will be sharing with you today's tv show very soon which completes the library so make sure to keep tuned for the next and final update on the library. 

Wishing you all a very nice weekend.

Take Care and See You Soon.

Hugs,

Rebecca xxx

Sunday, 6 January 2019

The Traditional Dolls House - The Bathroom

Hello Everyone,

Here we are once again! Hope you all had a great weekend and started the new year as you hoped for. 

I have continued working from where I left off last year, and worked on Leah's dolls house 'The Traditional'.  The little girl is very eager for her dolls house so today we spent the afternoon working on the bathroom. 

The Bathroom
As the basement was complete, we started working on the four roomed house, which will have a bathroom, a study, a bedroom and a nursery.  Leah wanted to start working on the bathroom. 

The first thing to work on was the flooring for both the bathroom and the study as both rooms are combined. 


Leah had picked up a nice wall paper for her bathroom, which I totally agreed with her on that.  The little girl was so attentive at what mummy was doing while pasting the flooring and wall paper. 


When the walls were all done, we chose a ceiling light. I showed her a couple of lights that I had and being the girl that she is, she went for a pink ceiling light. I have to admit it does look nice in the room and with a couple of pink additions like towels, soaps and maybe even the carpet, they will blend in nicely with the wall paper. 



The room still needs it's skirting and cornice but Leah insisted that she wanted to try her bathroom set. I gave her the box with the bathroom pieces and she was really happy adding the set to the room. 


Seeing Leah adding the pieces to the room made me happy but what really made my heart skip a beat when I saw her looking at the room briefly and changing the position of the bathroom set in different places. I could see that she wasn't happy with her first setting, so she studied the room and tried again. That would definitely be me or any other miniaturist I would say. So here I am beaming with pride. 

I have to admit she did an amazing job. 


We have taken some points of what we would be needing for the bathroom. I gave her a few ideas what we could add. I had a couple of towels just to add for the time being and she was happy with it. 




Both Leah and I are very happy with the outcome and I am looking forward to continue working on the other rooms with her. 

This is all for today. I hope you like the new bathroom. Keep tuned for the next update on the Traditional Dolls house. 

Take Care and See You Soon

Hugs,

Rebecca xxx

Wednesday, 2 January 2019

2018! An Amazing Year for My Miniature World

Hello everyone,

We have started once again another year. Wow 2019! Let's hope that we will have another fantastic mini year!

I have been a bit under the weather. I have a bad cold that I can't seem to shake off! At the end of the year I usually make a run through of what happened in the previous year and what to expect for the following one. There is so much to say about 2018 that I really don't know from where to start. I have to admit 2018 has been the most successful year ever!


2018 should be marked as a Year to remember for My Miniature World. I have achieved so many goals and so many opportunities opened up to me.

Before I start, I wanted to thank my family, my best of friends, you followers, clients and fans for the support and encouragement through out the years.

My Miniature World Blog now has  267 followers and 214 on Google plus, The blog reached 351,272 views which means it had 82,548 views just for 2018! Wow! that means so much to me.

My Miniature World on Face Book has reached over 17,700 likes and My Miniature World Group on fb has over 2,000 members. Thank you for being a part of it!

As from 2018 My Miniature World can also be found on Instagram and on Twitter


My Miniature World Shop on Etsy has been doing amazingly well. Now we have reached over 2208 followers. The Shop offer 517 miniatures both in 1:12 scale and in 1:24 scale. So far my miniatures have reached 35 countries all over the globe.


Like every year here is the run through of what happened in 2018.

January 

In January we had the start of the latest project The Master Swordsman Pub & Inn. It was an amazing experience to make this project.

Just a few hours before the launch in August I had completed this project.












February

In February I started and completed a micro scale project for Posy. Her own Dolls House Shop for her to play. 







March


Finally In March I completed the Queen's Bedroom Diorama of the Queen's Mary Dolls House. 






April


My Miniature World Blog was ranked 9th Place in the Top 40 Dolls House blogs on the world wide web. 




May


In May J.R. Art Gallery was published on the American Miniaturist Magazine. The article was written by Deb Weissler  Here is the Blog Post to see more.  

Also little Heather has joined the house hold of J.R. Art Gallery












June


In June Posy The Tiny Bear Blog has been created. You can follow Posy's Blog here.

July

In July I had my big break here in Malta. My very first interview and introduction to the Maltese Islands by The People of Malta. From here I want to thank Stephen Buhagiar for opening the doors to the Maltese audience. Thank you Stephen for opening so many opportunities on the island. 

Not even a week after the People of Malta's interview, My Miniature World was on the Maltese National News on TVM Channel. 

August

August was the high light of the year! After the hard work to finish the new premises of My Miniature World, it was time to open the doors for the public.


On 31st August 2018 My Miniature World had it's launch and the Grand Opening.  An amazing experience through out the weekend. 




Also The Maltese Magazine 'Gwida' published a 4 page Interview about My Miniature World
September


My Miniature World's launch and Grand Opening was featured on The Dolls House Emporium Face Book Page and on their other social media. 

Also My Miniature World Blog was featured on the DollsHouse & Miniature Scene Magazine.

October

In October I started a New Project 'The Traditional Dolls House' for my little Leah. 


Another amazing experience. A two full page feature on the leading Newspaper The Times of Malta.  I wasn't expecting anything like this. 
From there another opportunity opened up .  An interview for the TVAM Tv Show aired on TVM Channel.

I needed a break from the interviews and TV, so I had the most amazing experience of all when I attended the biggest dolls house, doll and teddy fair in The Netherlands. I also got to visit the dolls house shop 'The Cabinet' in Gouda. 

November

Another big experience that is still aired every fortnight. I take part live on the TV Show Life & Style on NET TV Maltese Channel where I am sharing an ongoing project of the Library.

December

The Christmas snowman teapot tutorial featured on the Dolls House World Magazine

The start of the new Project the room box 'The Dickens Book Shop which it's progress is being shown on the TV Show Life & Style 


Just before the year ended there was another interview aired on the TV Show 'Niskata' on TVM Channel

And that was a Wrap for the Year 2018. Quite a Busy one I would say. A year that I will never forget with so many beautiful and unique moments and experiences. 

For the year 2019 I will continue working on the Traditional Dolls House and The Dickens Book Shop.

Also I am all set to star the new project Pembroke Grange. It is there dry built waiting for me to start the magic. I am still studying it, researching and it's ready for big changes.



 Let's hope that 2019 will be fruitful and that I will get to share with you my miniature work through my blog like always. So make sure to keep tuned for another year of new minis.

Take Care and See You Soon,

Hugs,


Rebecca xxx