Monday, 20 May 2019

The Miniaturist's Bedroom - Part 2 on Life & Style

Hello everyone,

Here I am once again with a new update on The Miniaturist project. Hope you are all doing well and had a great weekend. Finally mother nature has blessed us with some sunshine.

Over a week ago,  I got to share the progress of the inside of the roof on the 'Life & Style' TV Show on Net TV.




As a few of you already know that the roof of the building will be turned into The Miniaturist's Bedroom which will be part of the other room boxes The Dickens Book Shop and The Miniaturist.

I started by decorating the bedroom with the wall paper that I printed and chose a pink marbled tiled flooring.


I liked the combination of the wallpaper and the flooring together especially when I pictured the room with wood paneling. The paneling gave the room more warmth. I also added a false door on the back wall. Just like the Miniaturist room box, the door gives the room more depth and the illusion that behind the door there is this imaginary staircase or other rooms.




Once the paneling and door were stained, I wanted to add a corner fireplace to the room. I had a very cheap fireplace which I never bothered to use, but adding more to it and building a wooden surround around it, made a huge difference. Finally I found a place for it in this project. An additional wall was needed for the fireplace to be placed in the corner.



After the fire place was set in place, I worked on the ceiling and the lighting and by doing so, the room was all set for its furniture and accessories.


I started working on the first furniture piece which was the wardrobe. I wanted it to be as unique as possible, rich in color and that stands out. This is what I have managed to achieve.


For the show I wanted to add something more and I added a few hanging dresses within the wardrobe I thought it would give that little extra detail to the wardrobe itself. I got myself busy and made three simple dresses on hangers.



The last piece of furniture that I worked on was the desk which opens up as a dressing table with a matching chair. I totally loved how this turned out.


Finally it was time to share all this on the 'Life & Style' TV Show with Charles Saliba and Marbeck Spiteri.




Here is the Video Clips during the show.




I am really happy how the room has turned out. These are a few more pictures of the bedroom.





I hope you like the room so far. I can't wait to have it all done with the remaining pieces and accessories. Keep tuned for the next update on the progress of the Miniaturist's Bedroom.

Take Care and See You Soon.

Hugs,


Rebecca xxx

Wednesday, 15 May 2019

Interview for GuideMeMalta.com

Hello Everyone,

How is your week going? Mine is pretty much like every other week; Very Busy. Nevertheless, I still found a few minutes to pop in to share with you some News from My Miniature World. 


Last month I was approached from Vanessa Conneely from GuideMeMalta.com for an interview about My Miniature World. 

Vanessa visited the dolls house gallery and she asked some interesting questions about them and the hobby. 

The interview was published a few days ago on their website, titled  Teeny tiny! My Miniature World is the first of its kind in Malta  For those who can't open the link here is a PDF File with the whole interview. 

A few photos have been shared from my Instagram account were you can also follow and see my work!

Here are a the pictures.

The Miniaturist Room.

The Miniaturist"s Kitchen

Miss Leah Visiting J.R, Art Gallery

The Bathroom in The Traditional Dolls House

I would like to than Vanessa and GuideMeMalta.com for the interview and for sharing my work.


Hope you will find the interview interesting.

That is all for today. Keep tuned for the next update on The Miniaturist Bedroom.

Take Care and See You Soon.

Hugs,

Rebecca xxx


Saturday, 11 May 2019

Working on a 1:48 scale project!

Hello Everyone,

Hope you are all enjoying your weekend. It has been a tough month. Have been busy with the real life and even more with my miniature world.

Once in a while, I enjoy to do something different, just to change the routine a little.

It's been quite a few months that I wanted to do a side project which consists of a 1:48 scale dolls house. 


I have started working on these 1:48 scale furniture kits from my friend from The Netherlands Melissa. Melissa has some nice dolls house furniture laser cut kits in 1:12scale, 1:24 scale and 1:48 scale. You can find her amazing kits from here Melissas Miniwereld

I started with these three kits. Two Art Nouveau Lazy Chairs and an Art Deco Coffee Shop.


The kits are great. They have full instructions and quite easy to do.



Enjoyed assembling the furniture pieces and they do look amazing especially for such small pieces.



Will be sharing more of these kits soon. Can't wait to share with you the house too.

Keep tuned for the next update.

Take Care and See You Soon.

Hugs,


Rebecca xxx

Sunday, 5 May 2019

Binx finds a New Home!

Hello everyone,

Hope you are all well and that you had a great weekend.

Just wanted to share with you a new addition that just arrived at My Miniature World and found his new home at the Tudor Manor.



Can you spot something different in the room?

There is a new cat in a wicker basket. Everyone meet Binx.


Binx found a new home in the Tudor Manor. The miniature cat and it's basket are not new but quite vintage.  The little rascal goes way back from the 1950's. Mrs. Nobel adores him and I think it will fit quite nicely there.


Binx is a short version for Binksy who happens to be my own cat. I have always been a cat lover. I have had Binksy for fourteen years and this month he is also celebrating his Birthday.

My Binksy

I had found Binksy when he was just a few weeks old, covered in oil in my car engine.  I  took him home, gave him a bath,  fed the tiny thing and wrapped him up in a blanket. At that time I still lived under my parents roof but Binksy and were inseparable and till this day we are still partners.

Binksy and I in our younger days.

I am sure Binx will enjoy his new home.

This is all for today. Keep tuned for the next update.

Take Care and see you soon.

Hugs,

Rebecca xxx

Wednesday, 1 May 2019

Starting the New Project 'The Making of the Roof' - Part 1 on 'Life & Style'

Hello Everyone,

How are you all? Hope you are having a good week.

Today I will be sharing with you the beginning of the New Project or the continuation for 'The Miniaturist'. This project consists of another roombox which will go on top of The Miniaturist living quarters.

This room will be turned into The Miniaturist's Bedroom. The beginning of the project was also shared on the 'Life & Style' Tv Show on Net Tv.


This roombox will complete the whole dolls house which will consist of four rooms. The first room was the Dickens book shop. Right on top of it was The Miniaturist room and kitchen and the final room will be turned into the bedroom. As you can see the project is already found its place in my Regent Street.

At this roombox is what I consider the roof's room.  I had to work slightly different from the rest of the other rooms. I designed the walls to be slanting like a roof with two dormer windows. Once the wood was cut, I started painting the inner walls with the first coat of paint.



After constructing the walls into a room, I started working on the outside of the roombox. I used long bamboo skewers to cover the outside of the walls and roof.


Using kite paper I covered the walls with glue paste and painted the entire thing in grey.




The roof and walls were weathered using different shades of earth and natural colors.


I also added two chimneys on top of the roof which I painted and weathered.



Last Friday I got to share the new roombox with Marbeck Spiteri during the show and explained what the project will involve and how the roof was done. 


Here is the two video clips showing the introduction of the new project.






Marbeck Spiteri and I

Here is how the roof looks like so far. 



I can't wait to start working on the inside of the bedroom. Keep tuned for the next update on this project.

Take Care and See You Soon.

Hugs,


Rebecca xxx






Wednesday, 24 April 2019

Completing The Miniaturist Room and The Kitchen - Part 5 on Life & Style

Hello everyone,

Here we are once again! Had a short break during Easter were I got to spend some time with the kids during their school break. Still I have managed to fit in my miniature work and also work on The Miniaturist Project. 

Two weeks ago I have shared the complete project of The Miniaturist on the Life & Style TV Show on Net TV.



The kitchen still needed some work. I wanted to add a few more details of my own. 

The first thing that I wanted to do was to modify the kitchen sink. I just couldn't imagine a Victorian kitchen having those shiny silver water taps, drain and even the legs that the sink stood on. I painted and weathered them to look more realistic and added my own personal touch of soapy water. 



What's a kitchen without food? I got myself busy with polymer clay. I did a stew preparation display including the loaf of bread.





In the introduction of the program I got to share all the little items that needed to be added to the kitchen. 




Here is the complete kitchen.






With that the room box was complete. The Miniaturist Project also came with the front which had two windows. I made some curtains for the windows to match the rooms. 




The nice thing about this project that it was never meant to stand alone as room box. The project was designed to be part of The Library; The Dickens Book Shop. 

I got to share the complete rooms together on the show too. Charles and I always have time to crack jokes during the show. 




Here is how The Miniaturist and The Dickens Book Shop look together which now stand proudly in my Regent Street in My Miniature World dolls house collection. 




Hope you like how this project turned out. 

This Friday at 12:45 pm  I will get to share the new project on Life & Style TV Show on Net TV. After all the whole project is not all done yet. There will be an additional room right on top of The Miniaturist. I can't wait to share it with you, so make sure to keep tuned for the next update. 

Take Care and See You Soon.

Hugs,

Rebecca xxx