Saturday 10 February 2024

Wooden Fresh Egg Holder

Hello Everyone,

How are you? Hope you are enjoying your weekend.  In the past few days I have been working on my new Dollshouse project and I can't wait to share it with you.

Yesterday I got to make another small miniature accessory.

I made this wooden round fresh egg holder.


I started off by cutting the small circles and a spindle for the center. With a rotary tool I carved the shapes where the eggs would be placed.


I stained the egg holder in a medium oak wood stain and made the tiny eggs from polymer clay.


The eggs fitted the holder perfectly.



Here are some photos of the wooden Fresh egg holder displayed in my Rose Cottage.





I hope you like the tiny miniature that I got to make. Make sure to keep tuned for the next updates. 

Take Care and See You Soon.

Hugs,

Rebecca xxx

Thursday 1 February 2024

The Victorian Stereoscope and Card Holder

Hello Everyone,

Here I am once again. I hope you are all well. Just wanted to share with you a small miniature that I did a few days ago.


The last time I visited London, I got a few dollshouse accessories from Alison Davis Miniatures. One of them was the Victorian Stereoscope. I have to say I fell in love with it so I got to paint it as realistic as possible.


The Stereoscope miniature came with several cards to cut out. It was a pity I couldn't really display them as I wanted so I decided to design and make a stand for them.


I made it out of thin wood and did three layered sections within it.


I think it looks perfect and will look lovely in a library. Will keep it for an upcoming project. 






I hope you like how it turned out. I definitely do. Make sure to keep tuned for the next update and latest news.

Take Care and See You soon.

Hugs,


Rebecca xxx

Tuesday 30 January 2024

Visiting Edinburgh!

Hello everyone,

I hope you had a great weekend. Yesterday I arrived after a long weekend in Edinburgh and I have to say I loved every bit of it. Visiting Edinburgh also gave me the opportunity to visit dollshouse and miniatures in the area.


My first stop was to visit the Museum of Childhood were brought back so many sweet memories of when I was a child and I got to see some of the dollshouses that where on display.






I also got some miniatures from there.

My second stop was the Heartburn Hobbies shop.


It is specialised on train and models but also had a small selection of Dollshouse accessories.

Here are a few miniatures that I also got.


I have visited several historical places and one of the was the National Museum of Scotland. There is so much to see and so much to inspire you. I have seen furniture pieces that I have only seen in miniature 

One of my favourite parts was when I visited the Egyptian culture section. The history of Egypt has always fascinated me. Did you know that the Egyptian were the first to build model houses? I have known that part for quite a while but I never actually seen them. They were used for religious purposes but nevertheless they built their own model houses. To be great surprise I got to find two original pieces displayed.



These mud brick model houses were put on the graves of the working class people. These magically provided food and water for their journey to the afterlife. The houses were built representing their own house that they lived in. These were made in the years c1985 - 1795 BC

From the Nation Museum I got this real miniature fossil from around the world display which I intentionally got it to display in a furniture cabinet within a Dollshouse.


So this is all for today. I hope you found my Edinburgh experience interesting. If you ever visit Edinburgh make sure to visit these places. 

Make sure to keep tuned for the next updates and latest news.

Take Care and See You Soon.

Regards,

Rebecca xxxx


Friday 19 January 2024

The Miniature Bar Globe Cabinet!

Hello everyone,

The weekend is here once again. I hope you all had a great week. I have been busy working on a new miniature that I have been wanting to do for a couple of months. For the past four days, I have been working on my miniature bar globe cabinet.


Since I was a little girl I have been fascinated with these bar globe cabinets. I remember my grandmother had one of these. As a child, I was always curious and eager to open it. I still remember the scent of the cabinet once it was opened. A mixture of wood, polish and liqueur. 


The Bar Globe Cabinets were introduced in the 50's by the Italian artist Italo Zaffoli and the first models were hand-painted. 


I am very proud to say that this is not a kit but it was made totally by me. The spheres are resin printed, while the wood was cut with my hand fret saw. I used spindles and tiny castor wheels to complete it. It can be displayed both closed and opened. 


I got to print the map and add the decor to it for more detail. Added a few glasses and decanters to complete it. 

The miniature bar globe cabinet is a typical 50's and 60's style and for now, it won't be displayed in any of my dolls' houses but I do have a project in the pipeline for it.  Here are some photos of how it would look like in a dolls' house room. 





I think for my first trial it turned out very well and I am very happy with it. Here is a short video to see how it works. 



I hope you like the miniature bar globe cabinet. So this is all for today. Make sure to keep tuned for the next update and latest news. 

Take Care and See You Soon.

Hugs,


Rebecca xxx





Monday 15 January 2024

The Miniature Train Set Display!

 Hello Everyone,

I hope you all had a great weekend. Here I am again and as promised, I will be here regularly sharing some of my work with you. 

I will be starting a small project very soon that I have been dying to do, but in the meantime, I want to share with you the miniature train set display I have been working on. 


I am not a big fan of the real trains, I have to say actually, I am quite petrified of them. Thank goodness we don't have any of them here in Malta. 

However, I do like the model train sets. I only got to see a real vintage train set work that belonged to my grandfather. I remember myself as a very little girl mesmerized by this train set displayed on the dining table.

I had this tiny train set that my father patiently painted for me and I always wanted to do something special for it. 


Now that I am back on track, I thought it was a great idea to start with it. 

I added a few more tracks and items for the set and had a dolls' house dining table that I wanted to use for it. 


I stained the dining table and set the tracks and the train station.


I added the scenery with trees, the additional pieces and the train with carriages.  





I took some photos with a couple of my children dolls and displayed them in a small room box. 







So far I am not sure in which project it will go. Wherever it will fit in it has to be grand and will deserve the wow factor in the room. 

I hope you like what I have done with this little train set.

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

Take Care and See You Soon.

Hugs,


Rebecca xxx


Saturday 13 January 2024

Let's Start 2024 with a Miniature Bang!

 Hello everyone,

Welcome to 2024! I hope you are all well and that you enjoyed the festive season. It has been a tough year 2023, but I am looking forward to working again on my projects in 2024. 

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.


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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 2023. As predicted 2023 wasn't an easy year but we all knew about that. I really tried my best to post as much as I could with a few of my new miniature creations, with my whereabouts and updates.

January


In January I got to visit once again the Dolls' House and Miniature Show in Expo Houten in The Netherlands. 





One of my first Creations of the year 2023 was the Musical Barrel Organ which I totally love. 












February


While in the Netherlands I acquired this cute Albin Schonher Dolls House called ' Villa Marie'. I was so happy to have it and I managed to decorate it with vintage furniture and all. 









March


In March I was thrilled to complete The Delft Blue Shadow Box. Most of the pieces have been collected during my visits to The Netherlands. 






Just before Easter Cotton Tail Cottage
was featured in an article in the DollsHouse World Magazine.





May


The Delft Blue Project was featured in DollsHouse Nederland magazine not only in an article but also made it on the Front Cover. 






August


In August I completed a 1:144 scale project called Ava's Workshop which is part of a 6 house series. 











September


In September Garry's Study Room was completed which is another 1:144 scale project.












October



In October I got to finally visit the Dolls House Nederland Show in Arnhem. 











So that was a run-through of the Highlights of last year. There were a few more small creations and miniatures that I got to make and small scenes to mark special days and occasions but I was focused on a massive project that needed my full attention. Unfortunately, I couldn't share it as I have wanted. Actually, it was non-existence to most of them except for my family and close friends. 

As I stated last year on the same run-through of the year 2022 blog post, I was bound to a contract and my work couldn't be shared. I had a deadline to give in my work by the end of 2023 and thank the heavens I have managed. 

Now I am very proud to say that my DollsHouse Book has been received by the Publishing House in the UK. So indeed 2024 started with a Bang!


The Book is called 'Designing and Decorating a Period Dolls' House' and through this book, I have built a new Victorian Dolls House called 'No 44 Mornington House'. 

A glimpse of the front door of 44 Mornington House. 

Now that the book has been completed and sent to the Publishing team where it will be designed and printed I will get back to my work and share my ongoing projects. 

There is so much that I want to do this year. I have a couple of small projects that I am dying to start and in the meantime, I will start studying and preparing to work on one of my biggest dolls' house 'St. George's Hill'

That's all for now. I want to wish you and your loved ones a Happy New Year 2024. You will definitely be hearing more from me with my new projects and the latest news.

Make sure to keep tuned.

Take Care and See You Soon.

Hugs,


Rebecca xxxx