Friday, 20 July 2018

The First Appearance in Malta!

Hello everyone,

Just popped in for a quick post with some news!

Some of you already know that the term "dolls houses" and whatever is related to them, here in Malta, is a complete 'taboo'. I am sure that there are a few out there that do have a dolls house on the island but there are no shops that sell miniatures or anything that fits for our hobby.

A few weeks ago I was approached by Stephen Buhagiar  from "The People of Malta" for an interview about my dolls house collection. "The People of Malta" is a private entity that works on this amazing artistic project to share emotions, stories, personalities, moods and contrasts depicted in pictures and in citations of the Maltese people. Recently they have also published their first book. 

Stephen was interested to visit my dolls house collection, have an interview and take pictures. Coming to think of this, it was the very first time that a Maltese approached me for an interview about my dolls house creations and miniatures. I know it's quite surprising when you think that I have had more publications and articles abroad and not even one in my own country. Obviously I agreed to do it. 

The day came and Stephen visited my new dolls house area which will be opening very soon for the public. I'm keeping my fingers crossed and hoping that I will be having the opening in August. 

Stephen was quite impressed with what he saw. He asked several questions, took notes and a few pictures. 

Last Tuesday, "The People of Malta" posted the interview and picture of me with my dolls houses on their FaceBook Page.


The caption was in Maltese and in the English language. Here is the English Version of it.

"This is my world, my miniature world. Doll’s houses have fascinated me since forever, from when I was 4 years old. I used to see how I could create a house for every doll I had. When I was 17 I wanted to start building my doll’s houses myself. This meant that instead of buying them ready-made, I would build them myself. You don’t find the material, teachers of the technique and sellers of items connected with doll’s houses, readily available in Malta. I embarked on this hobby thanks to the internet. I remember quite clearly the day when my parents had dial-up internet installed at home. This opened a whole world of opportunities to me.

Every house I build is in 12 scale. I manually craft every detail, no matter how small. There are parts made from wood, cloth and some parts are even made of ceramic. The beauty of doll’s houses is the adherence to the historical periods. This encouraged me to study historical eras, as in order to furnish the internal structure of the houses you need to make use of items in fashion at that particular period. The variety of styles ranges between Victorian, Modern, Georgian, Medieval, Post-War and Tudor.

Whatever I produce with my hands is the result of the passion I have for this hobby."


I was surprised with the feed back and reactions I got especially from the Maltese.


Surprisingly I had many persons asking me where could they see the collection and if it was open for the public. Just from their face book page I got over 1,200 likes so that was quite big for me.

From here I want to thank The People of Malta especially Stephen for giving me the opportunity to share my passion with them. 

And to add some more good news! My Miniature World on Facebook has reached over 17,000 likes.

Once again, I want to thank you all for the support and encouragement. This means so much to me.

To show my appreciation I will be giving out a free give away. 


It's one of my favorite miniature books called The Children's Object Book which is fully illustrated.

All you have to do to take a chance to win this book is.

1)  Be or Become a follower of My Miniature World Blog.
2)  Like and share our Face Book Page.
3)  Leave a comment on this post so I'll know who wants to take part in the draw.

Closing date will be 27th July 2018 and the lucky winner will be announced shortly afterwards.

Don't miss out! Good luck to all!

So this is all for today. I will keep you updated very soon with the latest progress on The Master Swordsman Pub & Inn. Make sure to keep tuned. 

Take Care and See You Soon.

Hugs,

Rebecca xxx



Photograph taken by Stephen Buhagiar from The People of Malta

38 comments:

  1. Rebecca, congratulations on the article in he People of Malta! It is definitely a challenge having a hobby that no one else (that you know of) has in your own country. I think you will get many visitors once you open the doors of your miniature display.
    Yes, I would like to be considered for your book giveaway. It would be wonderful to win a little piece of your work.
    Yvette

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

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  2. Congratulations on the interview for "The People of Malta". I love hearing others' stories about how they got interested in the hobby. I'm glad technology has allowed you to connect with others who share your passion. I love your illustrated book and would like to be entered in the giveaway. Thank you!
    Erika

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    1. Thank you so much Erika. It means a lot to me. x

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  3. That's amazing! Congratulations!

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  4. Wonderful photo in the publication. I feel isolated because there is no one to share and work with around me. I should be on an island! Hope I win!

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    1. Thank you Kathleen, I feel the same but than again I do live on an island xxx

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  5. Love your work! A very talented artist!!

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  6. Lynne Duckworth20 July 2018 at 17:50

    Congratulations ! I loved looking at your work.

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  7. Your work deserves to be seen by a wider audience. I appreciate your sharing with all of us your processes and discoveries. Congratulations

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    1. Thank you so much Sherry for your kind words xxx

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  8. Fantastic!!!! Congratulations on the interview for "The People of Malta"
    . . . what I tell you to do, it's good so it was natural!

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  9. I would love to come and see this collection i will have to see if i can get hubby to come for a holiday it looks fabulous. Good luck for the future. Dee xxx

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    1. Thank you so much Dee, You are more than welcome to visit xxxx

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  10. Felicidades!!! Lo mereces!!! :)

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  11. Your new exposure is fantastic, so happy for you. I wish you all the best, and much continued success. Your work is lovely and so are you. Please enter me for the giveaway. 😘😘

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

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  12. Great work!
    Linda Sullivan

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  13. Congratulations! Your work is wonderful and deserves the exposure!
    I was already following you on FB but sharing is a bit difficult as my dollhouse live is only in closed Dutch groups.

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    1. Thank you so much Veronique for the encouragement. I know you are a faithful follower xxx

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  14. Congratulations for a well deserved exposure of your work!
    Dear Rebecca thank you for another great giveaway. This time, please don't count me in, since I already won one, but I'll put a link on my blog for my followers to see.
    A BIG hug,
    Drora

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    1. Thank you so much Drora for your kind words and for your support xxxx

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  15. Wonderful for you 2 finally have your hobby and your work recognized! Congratulations I hope that this article opens up the world of Miniatures in your area and finds you some Kindred Souls.

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    1. Thank you so much Alice. I really hope so.

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  16. This is fantastic news, Rebecca. Congratulations! And I'm very happy to know that it has resulted directly in so much attention for your dollhouse collection.
    P.S. I know this post is old news already, I've fallen waaay behind with my blog reading and will be reading your follow up posts now.

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