Saturday, 14 February 2015

More Works and Miniatures on the Chapel

Hello friends,

So how are you spending your weekend and Valentine's Day? Well I am pretty much the same and as you can see I am not very much into Valentine as I celebrate it practically all year round. Haven't been much around here or my hobby. This Winter is killing me. I was under the weather and if  I could I will hibernate at least in January and February. Winter doesn't agree with me at all and keeps me away from what I enjoy doing.

So before I begin I wanted to let you know that now you can find me and My Miniature World on Pinterest. I am still adding to it but you can click on the side menu or just on this link: My Miniature World at Pinterest

Today I will be sharing with you what I have been working on. Not much to share as I am in no mood  to do anything with this cold weather. I tried to keep myself busy as much as possible, So as for starters I have pretty much finished off the roof. I still need to add some more detail and trimmings.

Chapel roof

So first I started working on the steeple. It was in a complete mess just like the rest of the building. One nasty paint job I would say.

The steeple before

I first removed the paper which had no paint underneath,  Then I started working on the plastering and I wanted it to have a real face clock like most of the churches do.

Plastered the walls
After that was done. I gave it a lovely clean paint job and tiled the roof of the steeple. I also painted the tiles and gave it a weathered look. I also fixed the working clock face that is situated at the side of the church.

Steeple with working clock face
I was happy how it turned out and placed it on top of the roof so I could start working with the roof slates.

First I painted the roof with a clean new sheet of paint as an undercoat then I started tiling the roof. this took me quite some time but it was definitely worth it. After 3 days of tiling I finally finished it and then painted it to match with the rest of the church.

The tiling of the roof

There is still some more details to add to the roof but the huge tasks s ready. I have also managed to brick another side wall of the church. So now I only have the brick the back wall and the front.Like I said the cold weather and humidity don't help at all as the compound doesn't dry up how I would like it. I still need to sand it down a little, give it some color and paint the windows

The other side of the wall
Apart from the actual built I still managed to make some miniatures for the church, My first church miniatures where the crutes set with the lavabo and towel. My favorite the chalice with the purifactor and on top is the paten and the pall. Then I made the Ciborium and finally the the plaste with the offerings during service.

My hand made church minis

The Crutes set

The Ciborium and Chalice

The church offerings
Yesterday evening I have managed to finish the incense burner and stand. I can't believe that I managed to do it. It took me hours to finish it but it was definitely worth the pain and numbness.
I have made it out f jewelry findings

The incense burner and stand

I have been receiving some supplies and I also got myself some furniture kits to build and paint. I think once  they are done they will look lovely.

The Church furniture kits. 

I also got some new pewter pieces that I still need to give some touches of my own to make them look realistic.. I love the snuffer.

I also designed the flooring and printed it so when the time comes it will be fitted inside the church.

Printed floor paper

So I guess this is all for today. I also wanted to tell you that I have published the new book which is called The Tale of Peter Rabbit. It is quite a lovely book which you can find from My Miniature World Shop at Etsy.

Miss Leah has been doing really well and soon it will be time for her to start her work on her new house. For Valentine's Day Miss Leah received a box of sweets and red roses from a secret admirer. We all know how beautiful she is and I am not surprised that men seek her company.

Miss Leah on St. Valentine's Day. 
So this is all folks for tonight. Wishing you all a very special Valentine's Day. Please keep tuned for more updates on the chapel.

Take Care and see you soon.


Rebecca xxx


  1. I really like how your church turned out the roof is fantastic, Happy Valentines day


    1. Thank you so much Marisa. I am so glad that you liked it. I hope you had a great Valentine's Day. Hugs xxxx

  2. The church looks amazing. You did an excellent job of the roof tiles - a lot of work but worth it. Hope it gets warm soon =0)

    1. Thank you so much Pepper. I guess it was worth it all. Oh I am really dying to have my summer days. xxx

  3. Your church looks amazing. I like the details.

    1. Thank you so much Faby. I am really pleased you liked it. xxx

  4. Hi Rebecca! I really like the results of the roof tiles and the steeple! Your work is very detailed and your efforts have really paid off! The church will be ready, for a wedding, for whenever Miss Leah is ready to accept one of the many suitors already leaving candy at her door. :D


    1. Thank you so much Elizabeth for your kind words. I really appreciate it. Oh thinking about it we might have the chance to see if Miss Leah will thigh the knot. I am sure she will go for this chapel when it will be all done. xxx