Wednesday, 30 December 2015

A Fantastic Year for My Miniature World. Looking forward to 2016!

Happy New Year From the Sea View Folk

Hello Everyone,

Once again we come to close another year... and what a Fantastic Year it has been! Just a few lines before we say goodbye to the Year and welcome the New Year 2016. 

Firstly I wanted to welcome a new follower to my blog, Welcome Natalie Withiycomb. Thank you all for your support and I really don't have words to thank you enough. xxx

Like last year I really wanted to show my appreciation to everyone to the great success we had at My Miniature World. The blog has reached 172 known followers. We had over 95,000 views.  If it wasn't for you followers and friends it wouldn't be a success at all. So once again Thank You All. I hope that you do enjoy my blog and that you find it interesting.

I will be sharing with you a run through of what a great year we had. Even if health wasn't always in my favor, the love for my hobby and miniatures will never fail me. I am thankful that I have a very supportive family and good friends that  will do anything to keep me going strong in what I do. Love you folks for I truly don't know what I'll do without you.

So we started off this year with the renovation of the Village Hall which today is called the Divine Mercy's Chapel. It's been a year since I purchased it and I still can't believe that it turned out the way it is today. It has tested my patience and my limits but it was definitely worth the try. Last Easter it was exhibited in the Local Maltese Artisan Fair. It was a joy to see it exhibited for the public. Unfortunately  I didn't get any pictures as it was displayed in a glass box and my pictures came out with the glass and flash reflections. Argh!  

After that I continued with Miss Leah's project house and the Diary Stories in Regent Street. Miss Leah will be back with us once I start renovating Matquel's Antique and China Shop. 

When that was complete I started of Kate's Cottage, the discontinued DHE Tudor house. I am really enjoying this project. It is the first time that I tried my hand with the Tudor period and I just love it. I have studied and learnt their history that I am just fascinated. Now Kate's Cottage is in it's final stages.

Between one project and another I have made a few displays and even started assembling my 1:48 scale dolls house and furniture kits. I have also enjoyed making my own miniatures for these projects and it is just rewarding. So that is pretty much a wrap up. 

I am pleased to say that we had several articles printed on various Dolls House Magazines. I never have dreamed to see any of this happening. To see what I have accomplished.  I already had some more requests for next year so I have to start getting cracking and do more work.   


My Miniature World Shop at etsy has been more busy than ever. It has grown and flourished so much. We offer over 250 different miniatures including our sought after miniature books.  We take pride in what we do and offer. We will be having new miniatures for the new year. I can never thank enough my wonderful father that keeps supporting and teaching me his artistic skills. Love you so much.  


I also wanted to thank the Face Book Fans. My Miniature World on Face Book has reached over 12,700 likes. Our My Miniature World Group has grown too. It is a lovely group with over 570 members which also serves as a forum were like minded people can share their dolls house and miniature hobby. Any one can join in. From here I want to thank them all for being a great group. 

Like promised last year, this year we also had the Advent Calendar. This year we had various miniature tutorials behind the doors which I found useful myself in the long run. I guess it was just a small treat for all my followers and friends. I hope you have all found it interesting and useful. And just like last year I am really happy that I have received such a fantastic feedback and much better results. We had over 2,400 views in this past month just for the calendar. You can rest assured that we will be having another one next year.  I also wanted to let you know that the Advent Calendar 2015 will be running until New Year's Day so you still have the chance to save the miniature projects and tutorials. Thank you all for your support and if you need any help with them please let me know.

Santa has been very generous with me and like I asked him he gave me 2 more kits that join together in one building. The lovely corner shops by the Dolls House Emporium. I already have some plans for it and it will be part of Regent Street but for now it's going into storage.


The Corner Shops kit
So here is what you folks are to expect from me next year. If everything goes smoothly and as planned I will be finished off Kate's Cottage for starters.


Then it will be time to really start working on my Vintage Dolls house the Tudor Manor. I am so looking forward to bring it back to life. It will be having a 1930's - 40's style.

After that I have decided to renovate the Summer House that I called Sea Shells. I loved this house so much but it is time for it to have an uplift. It is starting to look a bit shabby and I am looking forward to change the inside and give it more detail.

If I will have enough time I might start off a new project and there will be a few more displays that I have in mind. Obviously the making of my miniatures will never cease. 

My husband and I have a bigger project that concerns my dolls houses and as soon as the celebrations are over we will start working on it. Eventually you will get to know what this is all about.

Now there is nothing more to say but  a good time for give aways. We will be giving out 3 miniature books kits to 3 different followers. ( 1 miniature book kit each).



All you have to do is be a follower of our blog and leave a comment on our post. The 3 followers will be announced in the New Year's 1st post.

So this is all my dear friends. As you can all see we had a fantastic year were we have accomplished so much. Let's hope that the New Year will offer us the same and much more. 

Wishing you and your loved ones a very Happy and Prosperous New Year 2016. 

Keep tuned for the next update on Kate's Cottage. Take Care and Keep Safe.

Hugs,

Rebecca xxxx

16 comments:

  1. Happy new year Rebecca! Keep up your work in a comimng up year, all the best!
    I really enjoy seeing your miniature creations!

    Hugs!

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    1. Thank you so much. I really appreciate it xxx

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  2. I love seeing your work, thanks for sharing x

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    1. Thank you so much for your encouragement xxx

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  3. Happy New Year!!! Wow that was a busy year. Lots of love.

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    1. Thank you so much Alexandra. Yes quite a busy year. hugs xxx

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  4. Happy New Year! I love following your blog (and seeing your articles in the miniature magazines). Thanks for sharing!

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  5. Happy New Year Rebecca and may the Lord above Bless you and your creativity. I wish you the best for the coming year and let's hope that we will get to see what you have in store for us.:-)

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    1. Thank you so much Marie. Let's hope for the best xxx

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  6. I am so happy I discovered you, Rebecca! You are such an inspiration.

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    1. Thank you so much Lucille. I am so pleased xxx

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  7. Enjoy reading your dollhouse blogs!!

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  8. I've followed all your 2015's projects: they are all very interesting and wonderful.
    I've tried to joint your blog but I don't know if I'm among your followers. Check it and let me know so I can partecipate at your fantastic giveaway!!!
    Happy New Year!!!!

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    1. Thank you Franca. Yes you have been on my blog for months. xxx

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