Wednesday, 13 October 2021

Baby Fanny has a New Family!

 Hello Everyone,

How are you all? Just a quick post to share the great news that Baby Fanny has a New Family. 

You all remember Master Ben,  The sweet little boy that every Winter is quite poorly.  The good news is that now he has a baby sister called Fanny. 


Fanny resembles her older brother and the little tot loves him to pieces. Mrs Hayward enjoys reading stories to both her children  especially when it is time to call it a night. 


 Baby Fanny has fitted in so well and I am so pleased that she is part of the Hayward family that live in Regent Street just above The Apothecary Cures & Remedies. 




Master Ben feels much better having a baby sister that keeps him busy and occupied. 

Hope you like the new addition to this family. Make sure to keep tuned for the next updates. 

Take care and See You soon.

Hugs,


Rebecca xxx



Friday, 8 October 2021

House Keeping in 'Le Château'.

 Hello Everyone,

Are you all set for another weekend? Hope you are all well. As 'Le Château' is almost done and ready, the new family will soon be moving in so our lovely Maid Margo and the amazing Cook Inès are already preparing to welcome his lordship and his family in their new home. 


The lovely maid Margo.  She is always on the go.  She wakes up early and spends her days doing shores. After a day's work she go helps Inès, the cook. The poor thing doesn't have time to rest so the best way is to bathe her swollen ankles in warm water.

Margo the maid



Then there is the wonderful cook Inès who you will find busy in the kitchen. 

Inès The Cook


Inès is preparing dinner in her lovely kitchen. I have decorated the kitchen table with my own sculptured polymer clay miniatures. 


Inès and Margot to get along quite well.  Here are some pictures of how the complete kitchen. The lovely dolls were made by my dear friend and doll artist Beverley Senatore.




I hope you like how the kitchen turned out. I have to say I am very pleased with the outcome.

This is all for today, make sure to keep tuned for the next updates. 

Take Care and See You Soon.

Hugs,


Rebecca xxxx


Wednesday, 6 October 2021

My Miniature World Featured on 'Il-Familja" Magazine!

 Hello Everyone,

Hope you are all well and that you are having a good week. The weather has really changed here in Malta. My beautiful Summer Sunny Days have disappeared and in the last few days it has been very cloudy and stormy. I have to say this type of weather doesn't help me at all. 

Today I wanted to share with you that My Miniature World was featured in 'Il-Familja" a government magazine by the Ministry for Social Justice and Solidarity, The Family and Children's Rights.



I was interviewed by Ms Mary Ann Zammit a few months ago and the article was featured for the month of September on Issue 16.

The article is written in Maltese and can be found in Page 20 through this link "Id-Djar tal-Pupi" but as the majority of my followers are not Maltese I have translated the article for you in English trough this link "Dolls Houses"

Two of my favorite dolls have been featured . Miss Leah named after my youngest daughter. Miss Leah was also my first doll made by Beverely and was my inspiration for Regent Street


Also our sweet Miss Holly was featured next to her new Christmas Shop. Last year she had inspired me to make short stories forming 'The 12 Days of Christmas".At the moment our sweet Holly is preparing for her next installment and is working on her new Shop.


A Big thank you goes to the Editor Tonio Bonello for the opportunity to be featured in this publication and to Mary Ann Zammit for interviewing me and writing such a wonderful article about my work. 

Lately My Miniature World was quite busy and we had a few changed done to the museum to make more space for the new additions.


This is all for today. I hope you will like the article. Also I am very happy to say that Le Chateau is almost done so I will be sharing the last few posts very soon.  Make sure to keep tuned for the next updates.

Take Care and See You Soon,

Hugs,

Rebecca xxx


Saturday, 25 September 2021

Adding more to the Study in Le Château

Hello Everyone,

How are you all? Hope you are enjoying your weekend. My beloved Summer is over and now the kids are all prepared to start their new scholastic year, so I was quite busy in the past few weeks. 

Today I will be sharing with you the new additions to the study room which is next to the library. 

The Study

It was quite tricky to decorate but at the end I managed to achieve what I wanted. I started off by staining the furniture pieces in a Georgian Walnut.  At the back you will find a glass cabinet with books that I made and added 2 ornaments. 



Then I worked on the desk, where I got to add some interesting miniatures. 



The Books, paper and the ink well with quill have all been made by me. 




I have also made and hand painted some accessories to decorate the fireplace mantel which are a pair of Ormolu mounted Vases and a Mantel Clock. They fitted in so nicely with the wall paper and with the style of the room.

 

Next to the fireplace you will find a table display cabinet which holds some of my father's hand painted weapons; a rapier,  a pair of dueling pistols and a dagger.

  

In the center of the room I worked on a World Globe. It wasn't easy but I am so happy with the outcome.





Here are some photos of the complete room. 




I hope you like what I have done so far and I can't wait to finish this project. Now I will continue working on the kitchen and I could say that the interior will be complete.  I can't wait to share with you all the lovely dolls that will be dwelling in this house. 

So this is all for today. Make sure to keep tuned for the next updates and news.

Take Care and See You Soon.

Hugs,


Rebecca xxx


Thursday, 16 September 2021

Milly makes it on the Fashion Doll Magazine Endora

 Hello Everyone,

Here I am again! Just a quick post as I have some exciting news to Share. The Ambassadress for Dolls at My Miniature World, Milly Collins has been featured with a six page article on the Fashion Doll Magazine Endora. 

We are very proud of our Milly Collins that she has been featured in Fashion Doll Magazine. All the dolls love her at My Miniature World and visitors at the museum are quite intrigued by her. 



 You can find the Article of the magazine on this link Milly Collins at My Miniature World or you can visit Endora Magazine Issue 5 to see the whole magazine. 

You can also visit Milly's experiences at My Miniature World meeting our dolls through our blog. Milly & The Dolls!





Make sure to keep tuned to the lovely Milly Collins on her page. Hope you will enjoy the article. 

This is all for today, I will be coming soon with more updates on my ongoing project. 

Take Care and See You Soon.

Hugs,


Rebecca xxx

Monday, 13 September 2021

Adding more to The Kitchen in Le Château

Hello Everyone,

Hope you are all well and that you enjoyed your weekend. I am very happy with the progress of Le Château. During the weekend I got to work a bit more on the kitchen just in time before the whole household moves in. 

The Kitchen

I finally got to add the dresser that I got from the Netherlands. I also stained and painted the other remaining pieces of the furniture and a added few more accessories.

This is how it looks like so far 



 






I hope you like how it has turned out so far. The Cook  Ines and the Maid Margo will be very busy in the kitchen once the family has moved in. Can't wait to have this room all done. 

So this is all for today. I can't wait to add the last few details to the kitchen as there is still so much to do. Make sure to keep tuned for the next updates and latest news. 

Take Care and See You Soon.

Hugs,

Rebecca xxx 

Tuesday, 7 September 2021

Visiting the Dollshouse, Miniature & Teddy Show in Expo Houten

 Hello Everyone,

How are you? Hope you are all doing fine. Yesterday afternoon I arrived back to Malta after an amazing weekend in The Netherlands. Posy and I got to spent two days and a half among dollshouses and miniatures. Friday as soon as we landed in Amsterdam, it is always a must to go to Gouda to visit the lovely family that runs 'The Cabinet' dolls house shop. I also got to visit a small dolls house shop  called 'Little Dream House' in Dordrecht but the Highlights of the weekend was the Dolls House, Miniatures & Teddy Show in Expo Houten. Today I spent my day sorting my miniature goodies and I have so much to show you.


I was so excited Saturday morning to go to Houten. The venue was perfect. Social distancing was followed to a 'T'  but it didn't spoil the atmosphere. The area was so huge that everyone was comfortable. 


 The two rooms were big as two aircraft hangers. One room was for dollshouse miniatures and the other section was for Teddies. There was so much to see. I got to meet some of my dear friends and artists. It is always great to share and exchange ideas with alike minded people. I also got to make new acquaintances which I know will be fruitful in the near future.  The one day was not enough and once again I got to go again on Sunday. 

I got so many miniatures with me and here are a few that I will be using for my own projects. 


Gardening Supplies

Some gardening supplies to make miniature flowers, plants and trees.

Fabric

Lots of fabric with miniature patterns. You can never have enough fabric for upholstery and curtain making. 

Furniture

Furniture pieces for my present project and for the Honey Church house. So pleased that I found indoor doors that fit the house. 

1:24 scale

1:24 scale furniture kits from Mellisa's Laservill. Some lights and other furniture in barewood. I can't wait to really start working on the 1:24 scale house. 

1:144 Micro Scale

I purchased the lightning set for my Baby Dutch cabinet that I had purchased from my previous visit in The Netherlands. Another beautiful project that I would love to work on. 


I also found these figurines for the same scale. Look at that tiny baby!
Delicate Miniatures

Some of my favorite miniatures that I couldn't resist. The green bread box will be added to my collection of the same range. The kettle also matches it. The glass decanter and swan will be added to my Le Chateau and I just couldn't resist the tiny cat. 

Other Accessories

A few more accessories. Some Christmas ornaments for Miss Holly, a teddy for Posy, a copper pot for Le Chateau, and an embossed tiled paper for my Delft Blue Project. 

Posy and I couldn't resist not going to the Teddy Part of the Show. Posy insisted and refused to stay in my hand bag while going through the Teddy Show. There were so many gorgeous Teddies in different shapes, sizes and colors. Posy and I came across such a cute teddy that we had to adopt her. The cute Viva had to come home with us. Viva comes with a certification and we kept her name as given by her maker. We also got her a few outfits. 

Viva the Teddy

Unfortunately I have to stop here because Posy is insisting that she wants to introduce Viva on her blog. So make sure to keep an eye out on Posy the Tiny Bear Blog

This is all for now. I hope you like my new goodies that I got from Houten.  A big well done to the organizers of the Show. It was a dream to be back in a show like this. There will be another show on 30th January 2022 and I am looking forward to it too.

Make sure to keep tuned for the next updates and latest news of My Miniature World.

Take Care and See You Soon.

Hugs,

Rebecca xxx