Tuesday, 12 November 2019

The Little Houses of Rebecca Micallef on 'Il-Bizzilla' Magazine

Hello everyone,

Hope you are all having a great week and that you are all well. Another busy week here at My Miniature World. The weather is terrible. It has been raining constantly without end. More good reason to stay indoors and work on miniatures. 

I have been wanting to share this with you since the beginning of the month.  For the whole month of November I will be travelling on all the Air Malta airline flights, to all their destinations through their in-flight Magazine 'Il-Bizzilla' with a well written article titled 'The Little Houses of Rebecca Micallef' by the talented Christine Cassar.


A few months a go Christine came to My Miniature World to interview me about my work. I got to give her a whole tour of my collection and answered all her questions. She spent hours going through the dolls houses, taking pictures and just like a little girl, I could see that she was enjoying every bit of it. She was so excited going from one room to another, taking all the details, writing notes and just by looking at her I knew that this was going to be a great article. By the end of the visit Christine and I became buddies. Surprisingly enough we spoke about other stuff that we both like and we also share a particular common interest; English litreature. 

A few weeks passed and as predicated Christine wrote an amazing article, honestly! The girl has talent and not only in her writing but I could see how much more she has put in it. The young lady, not only written about me and My Miniature World but I could also read her excitement and the joy she experienced when visiting. In short words Christine has poured out her heart into the article. 

In the beginning of November she sent me a message all excited that her article was published for the month of November.


I was looking forward to see it printed and was honored to have a two full page article.


For those who would love to read the article, here is the link to The Little Houses of Rebecca Micallef.

Here are some of the photos that Christine took during her visit which now are published with the article. 





From here I would like to thank the Editor for the Air Malta in-flight magazine 'Il-Bizzilla' Ms Dayna - Elyssia Clarke for this wonderful opportunity to share my work and also I want to thank Christine Cassar for writing such a wonderful detailed article. I am looking forward to see Christine very soon as she will be visiting My Miniature World once again. This time not as an interviewer and writer but as a friend.

Hope you'll enjoy the article and if you will be travelling with the Air Malta airlines for the month of November, have a nice flight and don't forget to look for the article in 'Il-Bizzilla' magazine in the pouch, fixed underneath your drop-down table in front of your seat.

Take Care and See You Soon.

Hugs,


Rebecca xxx


Sunday, 10 November 2019

Adding more to the Cures & Remedies Apothecary - Druggist Part 3 on 'Life & Style'

Hello everyone,

Here I am once again. Hope you all had a great weekend. 

Two weeks passed since the airing of the on going project  'Cures & Remedies' Apothecary - Druggist on the Life & Style Tv Show on the Maltese Channel NET TV.



I was quite busy adding glass bottles and jars for the apothecary. Refrain! I meant lots of glass bottles and jars. Each one of them was labeled with Victorian period medical labels which I down sized and printed. I filled the jars with herbs and spices from my own kitchen.



Here are some screen shots from the Tv Show and the video clips taken during the show. 






And like always there is always time for a photo with Charles Saliba at the studios.


Tomorrow at 12:10pm  I will be sharing the finale of the  'Cures & Remedies' Apothecary - Druggist Project on Life & Style Tv Show on NET TV.  Make sure to keep tuned for the next update. 

Take Care and See You Soon.

Hugs,

Rebecca xxx

Tuesday, 5 November 2019

The Final Touches on the outside of Pembroke Grange

Hello everyone,

Hope you are all having a great week and that you are all well. Busy as ever here; working on new miniatures for my etsy shop and also working on two projects simultaneously.

It has been awhile since I updated you about my Regency style project. There is so much going on in My Miniature World at the moment, but I am pleased to say that Pembroke Grange is pretty much done on the outside.

Pembroke Grange

As the interior walls and flooring of the house were done, I focused my attention on the outside of the building. 

The two front panels still needed to be wallpapered to match with the interior rooms. 


The wall papers do blend in nicely together. I fixed in the window and door trimmings and with that I moved to front patio. 



Once it was ready I started adding the final touches by weathering the whole building to give it a more realistic look.


During the weekend Pembroke Grange moved to its permanent place among my dolls house collection, where now it will be decorated with furniture and accessories.

Here are some photos of its details.







I couldn't help not turning the lights on when it got dark. Even though it is far from ready, I think it looks pretty.



This is all for today. I can't wait to really start working on the inside. I hope you like what I have done so far. Make sure to keep tuned for the next updates.

Take Care and See You Soon.

Hugs,

Rebecca xxx

Thursday, 31 October 2019

Halloween at The Miniaturist

Hello everyone,

Are you all set for the Spooky night? Are the Jack-o-lanterns lit? Halloween here in Malta is pretty new and let's say its barely recognized, but it is being introduced and I can see a few children all dressed up in their Halloween costumes trick-o-treating in the streets.

Halloween in My Miniature World is not grand but there are a few houses that do enjoy decorating.  Regent Street is no exception! I can see that Mr. Rookie has dressed up his J.R. Art Gallery with some spooky paintings. Miss Leah has changed her mannequins' dresses with darker shades. Mrs. Ella has nicely decorated the toy shop for Halloween. 


Lady Adelaide is quite new to Regent Street. Actually it is her first Halloween here. Walking back home  she saw most of the shops had a touch of Halloween. Even The Dickens Book Shop had a few spooky books in the window.

She went to her room and looked at all her beautiful dolls houses and miniatures she created. The door leading to her kitchen was ajar and from there she could see the huge orange pumpkin that she won a few days ago at the fair. She smiled at it, as she didn't know what to do with it. She thought of sharing it with her neighbors. It was almost big as one of her dolls houses. Keeping that in mind she thought of doing something different; 'A Pumpkin House!'

She got up and and flung the kitchen door open. She  scooped out all the pumpkin. There was going to be a lot of pumpkin pie making and pumpkin soup to stew in the next couple of days. Instead of carving a jack-o-lantern she opened a door and two windows.  She decorated the front like all the pretty houses she had and her pumpkin house was done. 

I think Lady Adelaide did a good job. For the very first time in Regent Street there was a miniaturist that made a pumpkin house right in time for Halloween.





Wishing you all a Happy Halloween and a Spooky Fright Night!

Hugs,

Rebecca xxx

Tuesday, 29 October 2019

The Georgian Display on "Illum Ma' Steph" TV Show

Hello everyone,

Hope you are having a good week. The weather is awful and we it has been raining including thunder and lightning. It is the perfect weather to stay inside, keeping warm and working on miniature projects.

Like I promised, today I will be sharing with a small new project that I did in just a couple of days for the TV Show "Illum Ma' Steph" (meaning "Today with Steph" ) for TVM Channel. 

Apart from sharing photos of my work on the show they wanted me to take one of my projects to the studio. As they are quite bulky to carry I thought of making a new miniature display which consisted of two walls and a flooring. I called this project The Georgian Display.

Georgian Display

A few days before I was working on a few furniture pieces that I am to use for my Pembroke Grange.

I had so much fun working on the sofa, the armchair with its matching stool and a chair. Apart from those I had also worked on a small hall table and a wine table with the only intention of using them for my ongoing Regency project.  







I needed to come with a small project fast so the setting had some borrowed accessories from my other projects.

All the other pieces are basically hand painted by my father or myself. which will also be part of Pembroke Grange and Mr. Rookie generously lent me a few art pieces from his J.R. Art Gallery.

The beautiful lady standing in a ballgown was made by my dear friend and doll maker Beverley Sanatore. I have had her for a couple of years saving her for a special project but last week she was brought out to shine in the spot light.



The show was a great success and it was great sharing my work  and a few of my projects with the telespectators.  



For those who would like to see my slot in the show here is the video clip.


I would like to thank Stephine Spiteri for inviting me to her show and giving me the opportunity to share my work. 

Here are some more photos of the Georgian Display.







I hope you like what I have done. It will be hard to put all the pieces back to their rightful projects. But I am pleased how it turned out for the show.

So this is all for today. Will be sharing an update about my Pembroke Grange very soon, maybe with the new furniture pieces that I used for the project. Make sure to keep tuned.

Take Care and See You Soon.

Hugs,

Rebecca xxx

Sunday, 27 October 2019

'Cures & Remedies' Apothecary - Druggist Part 2 on 'Life & Style'

Hello everyone.

Hope you are all well and that you had a great weekend. Have been quite busy here working on my projects and miniatures. 

Like most of you know I am working on a second project called the 'Cures & Remedies' Apothecary - Druggist which its progress is being held at the NET TV Studios for the 'Life & Style' Tv show.  Eventually it will be part of my Victorian Street of Shops at Regent Street.



Two weeks ago I worked on the interior of the shop. I have wall papered  and floored the shop. 



As always to give that something extra I added a small room at the back. I have worked on a stained window door .



Having that extra room at the back, even if it leads to no where, it always gives that extra depth. During the show I always explain step by step my progress and I do enjoy giving a historical explanation of the period and their methods. 


Here is  the video clips of my slots during the show.


Finally the complete room waiting to be decorated.



As usual, Charles and I always find a spare moment to take a photo during the show.

Charles Saliba and I

Tomorrow I will be back on 'Life & Style' Tv Show at 12:10pm on NET TV Channel sharing Part 3 of the project 'Cures & Remedies'. 

Very soon I will also be sharing with you a small project that I prepared for another TV Show 'Illum ma' Steph' on TVM channel.

Without forgetting, I  have so much to share about my Regency Project 'Pembroke Grange'. Make sure to keep tuned for the next updates.

Take Care and See You Soon.

Hugs,

Rebecca xxx