Friday, 11 January 2019

Part 5 - Life & Style TV Show - The Desk

Hello everyone,

How are you all? Hope you are all fine and had a great week. I am feeling much better even the weather here isn't helping too much. It's really cold and it has been raining for the past few days.

Today I wanted to share with you some more progress on 'The Dickens Book Shop' project that I have been working on. The progress of this project is being aired live on the TV Show Life & Style on the Maltese NET TV Channel. 



This was aired last Friday, but unfortunately the program wasn't recorded due to a mishap in the studio's control room. Sometimes it does happen! 

The library's desk was one of these bare wood pieces that it's design was meant to stay against a wall. The back of the desk was practically flat and as I wanted it to stand in a middle of the room I had to add more to it. 


 The first thing was to add strips of wood and shape them in the lower part of the desk.


Then I continued decorating the desk by adding more detail to match the book cases of the library and stained it in the same color.  On the surface of the desk I added a piece of painted textured cardboard to make it look like green leather. 




I was pleased with the out come and the desk does look rich in the library.


Once the desk was done I started working on the front of the shop. I have used one of these fronts and painted it in a green shade. 




The front was ideal for the shop and I kept on working on the side wall and even the floor front.


I also designed the shop sign for the front which I really like.



Here are a few photos of the complete shop front. 



The front now needs to be weathered to give it a bit more detail. 

This is all for today. I hope you like what I have done so far. I will be sharing with you today's tv show very soon which completes the library so make sure to keep tuned for the next and final update on the library. 

Wishing you all a very nice weekend.

Take Care and See You Soon.

Hugs,

Rebecca xxx

Sunday, 6 January 2019

The Traditional Dolls House - The Bathroom

Hello Everyone,

Here we are once again! Hope you all had a great weekend and started the new year as you hoped for. 

I have continued working from where I left off last year, and worked on Leah's dolls house 'The Traditional'.  The little girl is very eager for her dolls house so today we spent the afternoon working on the bathroom. 

The Bathroom
As the basement was complete, we started working on the four roomed house, which will have a bathroom, a study, a bedroom and a nursery.  Leah wanted to start working on the bathroom. 

The first thing to work on was the flooring for both the bathroom and the study as both rooms are combined. 


Leah had picked up a nice wall paper for her bathroom, which I totally agreed with her on that.  The little girl was so attentive at what mummy was doing while pasting the flooring and wall paper. 


When the walls were all done, we chose a ceiling light. I showed her a couple of lights that I had and being the girl that she is, she went for a pink ceiling light. I have to admit it does look nice in the room and with a couple of pink additions like towels, soaps and maybe even the carpet, they will blend in nicely with the wall paper. 



The room still needs it's skirting and cornice but Leah insisted that she wanted to try her bathroom set. I gave her the box with the bathroom pieces and she was really happy adding the set to the room. 


Seeing Leah adding the pieces to the room made me happy but what really made my heart skip a beat when I saw her looking at the room briefly and changing the position of the bathroom set in different places. I could see that she wasn't happy with her first setting, so she studied the room and tried again. That would definitely be me or any other miniaturist I would say. So here I am beaming with pride. 

I have to admit she did an amazing job. 


We have taken some points of what we would be needing for the bathroom. I gave her a few ideas what we could add. I had a couple of towels just to add for the time being and she was happy with it. 




Both Leah and I are very happy with the outcome and I am looking forward to continue working on the other rooms with her. 

This is all for today. I hope you like the new bathroom. Keep tuned for the next update on the Traditional Dolls house. 

Take Care and See You Soon

Hugs,

Rebecca xxx

Wednesday, 2 January 2019

2018! An Amazing Year for My Miniature World

Hello everyone,

We have started once again another year. Wow 2019! Let's hope that we will have another fantastic mini year!

I have been a bit under the weather. I have a bad cold that I can't seem to shake off! At the end of the year I usually make a run through of what happened in the previous year and what to expect for the following one. There is so much to say about 2018 that I really don't know from where to start. I have to admit 2018 has been the most successful year ever!


2018 should be marked as a Year to remember for My Miniature World. I have achieved so many goals and so many opportunities opened up to me.

Before I start, I wanted to thank my family, my best of friends, you followers, clients and fans for the support and encouragement through out the years.

My Miniature World Blog now has  267 followers and 214 on Google plus, The blog reached 351,272 views which means it had 82,548 views just for 2018! Wow! that means so much to me.

My Miniature World on Face Book has reached over 17,700 likes and My Miniature World Group on fb has over 2,000 members. Thank you for being a part of it!

As from 2018 My Miniature World can also be found on Instagram and on Twitter


My Miniature World Shop on Etsy has been doing amazingly well. Now we have reached over 2208 followers. The Shop offer 517 miniatures both in 1:12 scale and in 1:24 scale. So far my miniatures have reached 35 countries all over the globe.


Like every year here is the run through of what happened in 2018.

January 

In January we had the start of the latest project The Master Swordsman Pub & Inn. It was an amazing experience to make this project.

Just a few hours before the launch in August I had completed this project.












February

In February I started and completed a micro scale project for Posy. Her own Dolls House Shop for her to play. 







March


Finally In March I completed the Queen's Bedroom Diorama of the Queen's Mary Dolls House. 






April


My Miniature World Blog was ranked 9th Place in the Top 40 Dolls House blogs on the world wide web. 




May


In May J.R. Art Gallery was published on the American Miniaturist Magazine. The article was written by Deb Weissler  Here is the Blog Post to see more.  

Also little Heather has joined the house hold of J.R. Art Gallery












June


In June Posy The Tiny Bear Blog has been created. You can follow Posy's Blog here.

July

In July I had my big break here in Malta. My very first interview and introduction to the Maltese Islands by The People of Malta. From here I want to thank Stephen Buhagiar for opening the doors to the Maltese audience. Thank you Stephen for opening so many opportunities on the island. 

Not even a week after the People of Malta's interview, My Miniature World was on the Maltese National News on TVM Channel. 

August

August was the high light of the year! After the hard work to finish the new premises of My Miniature World, it was time to open the doors for the public.


On 31st August 2018 My Miniature World had it's launch and the Grand Opening.  An amazing experience through out the weekend. 




Also The Maltese Magazine 'Gwida' published a 4 page Interview about My Miniature World
September


My Miniature World's launch and Grand Opening was featured on The Dolls House Emporium Face Book Page and on their other social media. 

Also My Miniature World Blog was featured on the DollsHouse & Miniature Scene Magazine.

October

In October I started a New Project 'The Traditional Dolls House' for my little Leah. 


Another amazing experience. A two full page feature on the leading Newspaper The Times of Malta.  I wasn't expecting anything like this. 
From there another opportunity opened up .  An interview for the TVAM Tv Show aired on TVM Channel.

I needed a break from the interviews and TV, so I had the most amazing experience of all when I attended the biggest dolls house, doll and teddy fair in The Netherlands. I also got to visit the dolls house shop 'The Cabinet' in Gouda. 

November

Another big experience that is still aired every fortnight. I take part live on the TV Show Life & Style on NET TV Maltese Channel where I am sharing an ongoing project of the Library.

December

The Christmas snowman teapot tutorial featured on the Dolls House World Magazine

The start of the new Project the room box 'The Dickens Book Shop which it's progress is being shown on the TV Show Life & Style 


Just before the year ended there was another interview aired on the TV Show 'Niskata' on TVM Channel

And that was a Wrap for the Year 2018. Quite a Busy one I would say. A year that I will never forget with so many beautiful and unique moments and experiences. 

For the year 2019 I will continue working on the Traditional Dolls House and The Dickens Book Shop.

Also I am all set to star the new project Pembroke Grange. It is there dry built waiting for me to start the magic. I am still studying it, researching and it's ready for big changes.



 Let's hope that 2019 will be fruitful and that I will get to share with you my miniature work through my blog like always. So make sure to keep tuned for another year of new minis.

Take Care and See You Soon,

Hugs,


Rebecca xxx 








Monday, 31 December 2018

Celebrating the New Year at The Master Swordsman Pub & Inn

Hello Everyone,

Tonight down at Regent Street there's a New Year's Celebration. Mr. Edwin Barret wanted to throw a party marking the first welcoming of the New Year in Regent Street.


Sir Edwin invited most of the gentlemen that visit the Master Swordsman Pub & Inn on regular bases. His best friend Edgar was there like always at his table. Mr. Fletcher decided to join the men and found an empty seat near Edgar. 



Mr. Joseph Rookie from J.R. Art Gallery decided to join in. Miss Reeva  offered to look after Heather for the night as she didn't have any plans of her own. A girl's night would be great. She wanted to have a tea party with yummy cakes that she got from Manuel at the Coffee Corner. He made special cakes just for little Heather. 


Mr John Corbett, the jolly gentleman decided to join Mr Rookie for the evening, Like always he had so much to say. 

Sir Edwin, tried to keep up with all his guests thanks to his staff. Finally he sat with Mr. Ivor discussing business over a pack of playing cards.


Madam Barrett had plans of her own. She invited the ladies to her parlour. Her daughter Miss Roslyn helped her to organize the evening. Mrs. Perkins, the guest at the inn joined in with the ladies. Miss Leah from Miss Leah's Boutique was invited and also her older sister Quelina from Matquel's Antiques & China Shop.  Miss Ella came along and felt very welcomed to be part of the friendly neighborhood of Regent Street.


The ladies enjoyed gossiping and played all sorts of games until the time came to join the men and welcome the New Year together. 

I want to wish you and your loved ones a 
Very Happy New Year 2019

Have to run now and dress up for the evening. I don't want to miss the Party at the Master Swordsman Pub & Inn. 

Will keep you updated with the run through of 2018 and what's to be expected for 2019. 

Take Care and See You Soon,

Hugs,


Rebecca xxx