Thursday, 13 December 2018

Part 2 - Life & Style Tv Show & New Project

Hello Everyone,

Hope you are all well and having a great week, 

I know I am a bit late in posting this but time is not in my favor at the moment.

Like a few of you already know every two weeks I am a guest at the Maltese TV Show 'Life & Style'. During this show I am creating a new miniature project which in this case it's the new room box called 'The Dickens Book Shop' which will display my collection of readable miniature books that I make myself. 

During my second time at the show I have showed the audience what a room box actually looks like. 



Here is the Aired Video Clip.


During the show I got to share with the audience  how to decorate a room box with wall paper, flooring and ceiling. I just gave them an idea how it would look like having all the inside walls decorated and how to choose the style and coloring of the interior.




Here is the Video Clip of the second part of the Show. 


The good thing about it is that through the Tv Show I will also be sharing with you like always the progress of this Room box. 

As time is precious. I did a shadow box of my own. I took the measurements of the book cases that I will be using before creating the room box itself so they will fit nicely in place against the three walls.


I painted the room box before the show was aired but then  I properly pasted the wall paper and flooring in place afterwards.



Once that was ready. I continued working with the ceiling, lights and cornice. For the ceiling I choose a nice embossed paper which I thinks will look very nice with the room. 



So this is how the Dickens Book Shop looks like so far. 

Tomorrow at 1:00 pm on the Maltese Net TV Channel  there will be the 3rd part of the making of the library. Tomorrow I will be sharing my miniature books, how to make them and decorating one of the book cases that I will be using for this project.

So this is all for today. Keep tuned for the next update on this room box. 

Take Care and See You Soon.

Hugs,


Rebecca xxx

Saturday, 8 December 2018

Little Angel's Toy Shop in Regent Street

Hello everyone, 

Another weekend has passed by and Christmas is getting closer. 

Today I wanted to share with a very special project that no one knows much about. 



Little Angel's Toy Shop was my second shop that I did, only that it was never meant to be part of the shops in Regent Street. It never came as a kit. It was designed and built by me after a bitter experience in August 2011. It was a side project that I kept to myself without sharing it, until it was complete.

Today Little Angel's Toy Shop stands in My Miniature World part of Regent Street. After all this time it still looks beautiful. 



Little Angel's Toy Shop brings bitter sweet memories. It was named indeed after a tiny angel that never got to see the light of day in this world, but is still among us roaming freely, looking over us among his kind. The little angel is still loved and never forgotten. 



Most of the toys and toy boxes were done by me at that time. 


One of the most eye catching characteristics of the toy shop is the cherub ceiling which still looks so pretty.


 The Trio; The hobby horse, Bettina the tiny doll and her teddy are still in the shop. They were my very first toys that I made with polymer clay.

After all this time, the tiny shop has been calling out to me. I went to the shop and asked the shopkeeper and guardian to the toys if she needed anything. She told me that she was starting to feel tired. She told me that she couldn't keep the shop up to standards of Regent Street.  Finally she told me that she wanted to retire and asked me if there was someone to replace her. 

It came to me as a surprise, but I fully understood her wishes. It was a hard decision and quite difficult to find the right person. At the end the young Miss Ella arrived to Regent Street.



Mrs Ella Johnson is another beautiful doll made by my lovely friend and favourite doll maker Beverly Senatore.  Mrs Ella is in her mid thirties, a mother of two and is very kind to children. 

I offered Ella the task to take over the shop and she accepted whole heartily.


The retiring shopkeeper was happy with Mrs Ella and agreed that she was fit for purpose. 

I left her roam through the toy shop and I could see a sparkle in her eye. I am sure that we will be seeing some changes in the toy shop.






I am happy to say that there will be some new additions to the toy shop.  I think the toy shop does deserve more, especially for what it stands for. The additions will come gradually and it will be a side project. We will also be having a new story line for this project just like the rest.

This is all for today. Hope you like the new update for Regent Street. Keep tuned for more to come.

Take Care and See You Soon.

Hugs,


Rebecca xxxx

Thursday, 6 December 2018

The Snowman Tea Pot tutorial featured on the Dollshouse World Magazine

Hello everyone,

Hope you are having a great week. It's been quite busy here like always. Christmas is definitely in the air and I am looking forward to it like every year. 

The Dollshouse World Magazine, December's issue featured one of my Christmas Project Tutorial - The Snowman Tea Pot, which was also published in last years's Christmas issue in The American Miniaturist Magazine. 


Quite surprised and happy  to see the little teapot featured once again a year after. 



The tutorial Make a cute Snowman teapot for any scene is featured on two full pages with instructions and all but you can also find the tutorial on My Miniature World blog through this link Winter Project - Snowman Teapot Tutorial where you will find a step by step, fully explained walk-through to make this tiny teapot. 

I am sure that the new comers will find it easy to make and if you need more information you are always welcome to pop by and ask me. 

Hope you will find this useful. 


The little snowman today still stands in one of my Christmas scenes. 

This is all for today. Keep tuned for the next postings on my ongoing projects. 

Take Care and See You Soon.

Hugs,

Rebecca xxx

Saturday, 1 December 2018

First Christmas at My Miniature World

Hello everyone,

Today is 1st December! It's the last month of the year and it also brings the joy of the Christmas Spirit. One of my favorite months of the year. Since I was a child Christmas was always special to me. It's a time of hope, belief and wonder.  


Spending so much time in the evenings among my work and dolls houses, I thought it would be great to give some Christmas cheer to the premises. Maybe Santa will visit!

I got myself a Christmas tree. Last week Leah and I got to choose a few Christmas decorations for it which I totally enjoyed. We picked up the lights, got to choose some pretty baubles and a few tree decorations. We kept to the same color scheme.




 Having everything ready, yesterday I thought it was the perfect time to set it up.  It was just me, my dolls houses and my everything that makes me whole. 



I was hoping for a smaller tree but it turned out to be slightly bigger than I intended.  It is even taller than me but than again I am not tall at all. 


It took me a while to decorate with the new decorations and everything but finally it looked beautiful.




I was so happy with my handy work and obviously it looks just right. 



The last thing that I wanted to do, was to turn off all the lights and just let the tree and my dolls houses be lit. It looked magical! I could spend hours just being there absorbing my surroundings. 


This is all for today. I hope you got to decorate as well. Tomorrow I will be decorating my own home with the family. 

Keep tuned for the next update on the progress of my projects. 

Take Care and See You Soon,

Hugs,


Rebecca xxx

Tuesday, 27 November 2018

The Basement for The Traditional Dolls House

Hello everyone,

How are you all? It's been a while since my last post. What's new! I have been busier than ever. I had less time to work on this project than I hoped for. Between orders for clients and  preparing for Christmas I am also working on two room boxes; so you can imagine how my time is being consumed. 


Little Leah decided to go for a classical but modern dolls house I would say. I can understand that for a six year old she would like to have a dolls house which is similar to her own house. Knowing her own mother's tastes and living in a classical decorated house, there was no way we were going for an ultra modern house. 

So far we have started decorating the rooms of the basement. These will be turned into a living room and into a kitchen. Choosing the wall paper was easy. Thank goodness the girl has my tastes and didn't go for flashy bright colors. 


We started off by wallpapering the walls and the floor. For the kitchen we choose a light blue paper with yellow poppies and for the living room we choose another floral pattern with a pastel green background. For the flooring; as one room leads to the other without a proper door, all rooms will be decorated with parquet wood paper

Living Room

Kitchen


Next came the lights for both rooms. A simple lamp shade for both rooms I would say, but suited them nicely. As lights are thought before hand,  I wanted to surprise Leah by adding an extra outdoor lantern next to the outside door of the basement. I am sure she will like it once it is lit.







With the rooms pretty much done except for the skirting and cornice, I tried a few pieces of furniture that I had stashed for years and was sure that I wouldn't use for any of my projects, though I am sure Leah will love them. 



There will be more details and accessories added to the rooms but this will only be done under the supervision of my little girl. It's her dolls house and I want her to enjoy it.

Apart from the other rooms, I have a very important job to do. A month ago I had ordered a custom made table for the dolls house. My carpenter did an amazing job. Now I have to paint it to match the dolls house and add the knobs for the drawer. Last Sunday Leah and I purchased more paint for the table and also chose the knobs together.


This is all for today. I hope you like what we have been doing on this project. It's great to share a dolls house and my hobby with my little girl. Let's hope that the same passion will grow within her. 

Keep tuned for the next update.

Take Care and See You Soon.

Hugs,


Rebecca xxx

Friday, 16 November 2018

Live on TV Show 'Life & Style'

Hello everyone,

How are you all? I hope that you are all set for another weekend. For the past few days I'm a bit under the weather but I am sure I will be better in no time. Before I start I wanted to welcome the new followers of the blog and on Google Plus WELCOME!

I have been quite busy during the week. Let's say it was a bit more than usual. I didn't have time to tell you that it's been a week today that I have been live on the Maltese TV Show 'Life & Style.'




A few days before the actual date, I received a phone call from Ms. Joanne Tanti, inviting me to take part in the TV show 'Life & Style' on NET TV Channel. I was asked to bring some sort of miniature that I could make which eventually will turn into a big project. I only had three days to think about a project that I could carry with me to the studio.

I thought of a small room box which would be easy to handle. It would be great to fill the library with my own miniature books. Being so short on time and I didn't really know what was expected from me I opted to take one of Melissa's Lazerville chair kits with me which I could build, paint and decorate there on the set. 

Melissa and I
I am pleased to say that even if I was acquainted with Melissa online, I got to meet her during the Doll, Teddy and Miniature Fair in The Netherlands last month. It was great to get to meet her in person. Her kits are very nice and I enjoy doing them even if they are made out of cardboard. You can visit her Shop at etsy called Melissa' s Miniwereld.

So the day came and I was very nervous. I had all my stuff prepared to take with me to the studio.  I arrived at the Media Link and I was introduced to the producer and to the presenters of the show. They made me feel relaxed immediately and welcomed me to the team. 

The Set
So there I was at the set preparing my stuff before being aired live on TV, getting orientated to my surroundings and hoping that I won't mess it up.  They added more make up in their lovely dressing room. Offered me coffee or tea a 100 times or if I wanted to drink anything else.  As the show was about to start I also got to be in the control room to see how everything works, hearing them counting the seconds and all the exciting things which to them is just another day of work.

My time was up and I was called to the set. The first part was the introduction to myself and the passion of my dolls houses. 


After the introduction was made. I put myself to work and started working on the cute little chair while the show continued with the other guests.



In the second part I got to finish building the chair and also managed to paint it. 









Between the second part and the third part I didn't have much time to finish the chair as I wanted, but managed to do the soft furnishings of it. 











 As I wasn't happy with the finishing of the chair, as soon as I was home I got myself busy and finished it off with the braiding and even painted the decor on the fabric. 

Here is the finished chair now which will look lovely in the library.




I will be back on the TV Show 'Life & Style' next Friday at 12:45 pm on the Maltese Channel Net TV. 

Before I close the post today I have an announcement to make. The winner of the miniature Give away Book is Ricardo Santos. Well done Ricardo! Kindly send me a private message or email with your details so I can post the book. I want to thank you all for participating in the draw. There will be more give aways coming soon so don't give up. 

This is all for today, Keep tuned for the next update and more.

Take Care and See You Soon.

Hugs,

Rebecca xxx