Monday, 23 December 2013

Christmas Room Box Display

Hello my dear friends,

I hope you all had a wonderful weekend. Tomorrow is Christmas Eve. One of my favorite days where I get to spend it with my family and parents, opening a few presents and watching my children excited for Santa's arrival.

Today I will be sharing with you this year's Christmas project that I did in the last couple of weeks. It is just a simple room box which I had stashed and never used. I had some Christmas miniatures which came for free with miniature purchases. So it was a good idea to turn them in to a Christmas display.

My stash
 Firstly I started by wall papering the walls and carpeting the floor. I added a false door and a false window which gave the room box more dept and a look of a homey room. The Scene behind the window is a picture of my own Santa's Work Shop. I have also made some nice matching curtains. 

After wall papering, the fun begun by adding the pieces and decorations. In this room box you can see Santa relaxing after his big day of delivering the presents and spending his Christmas with Mrs. Claus.

Christmas Room Box

I hope you have enjoyed this small Christmas Project. 

Keep tuned for more. In the mean time I wish you and your loved ones a  very Merry Christmas.

Take Care and See you soon.



Sunday, 15 December 2013

Some Outside Works on The Toll House

Hello my dear friends,

So now we are in December getting closer to Christmas. Are you all prepared for the festive season? Christmas time keeps me busy all month but I don't mind it one bit especially since I got the kids.  The weather here is getting colder especially during the evening which I really enjoy. I just can't imagine having a warm Christmas. I also wanted to welcome two new followers of my blog; Welcome Franca and Tatiana!

So today I am just going to share with you some of the Toll house's outside works that I have been working on for the last few weeks. Sometimes it can get a bit boring  bricking up the walls and tiling the ceiling. So from time to time I do something different, like making miniatures or adding to the inside of the toll house. It does make me a bit nervous if I don't change the routine.

So this is what I have been doing now for the last few weeks. I have bricked most of the outside walls. I still need to brick up the extension that I have made to the building. I am very pleased with the new look. I have chosen red bricks for the facade as most of the Toll Houses where built out of red bricks. 

Red bricks on the facade

After bricking most of the outside walls, I have added two chimneys. One at the back to the actual building right on top of the drawing room's fire place and one on the pantry's roof which I have also bricked. Then I added grey tiling on the roof. The pantry's roof was quite easy to do but the other roof needed to be cut in several angles. But at t he end it was all worth it. I am happy with the results.

Tiling of the roof

Tiling of the pantry's roof with chimney

 There still a lot to add especially to the facade. So far this is how the whole building looks like for now. 

The Outside of the Toll House
I hope you have liked what I did so far to the facade.

I also wanted to let you know that my 7th miniature downloadable book is available now which is another Christmas book called 'A Christmas Carol

I also have new Miniature Ceramics and hand painted miniatures available at My Miniature World Shop 

New Hand Painted Miniatures

Miniature Nativity Scene

Scales and Weights

New Miniature Ceramics

Well that is all for today. Hope you like what I have made so far. Keep tuned for more new updates.

Take Care and see you soon.


Rebecca xxx

Saturday, 30 November 2013

Adding Miniatures to the Drawing Room - Toll House

Hello my dear friends,

I hope you are all enjoying your weekend. Here in Malta it has been raining cats and dogs. Today is the first day of Advent. Christmas is crawling in so fast. I also wanted to welcome a new follower of my blog. Welcome Catherine. 

Today I will be sharing with you some new miniatures that I have made and added to the Toll House's Drawing Room. The more I add details to this room the more I love it. I am so pleased that I have renovated it. I am taking a bit longer on this project as I am also working on the outside of the building. It is taking me ages to brick up the walls. 

So firstly I have made a lovely fruit cake with polymer cake. I have placed it on a glass cake stand and placed a small fraction of the cake on a small plate. It is my first textured cake and I am really pleased how it turned out. 

Fruit Cake made out of polymer clay

I have also added some hand painted miniatures that my darling father painted for me. Being so tiny there are a lot of details in them. Firstly he hand painted the umbrella stand. He also hand painted the fire place Companion set, the coal scuttle and bellows. They add so much more detail to the whole room.

Umbrella Stand

Companion Set, coal scuttle and bellows. 
They turned out perfect for the whole setting. 

The safe - My little pencil sharpener was such an unexpected addition to this room that I wanted to add more to it. I have made some miniature money. I made stacks of notes, rolls and bags of coins. They turned out very well. The notes where printed from my computer. 

Miniature money
As the door of the safe does work, I added two shelves in the safe. One below to cover the hole at the back and the sharpener and another shelve in the middle. I have added my new miniature money inside and it just looked perfect. All Toll Houses had a safe and some even two.  The final result of the safe. I have displayed it open and it just looks so real. Too bad they aren't real and all mine. :-)

The Safe full of money.
 Making curtains for this particular room was a nightmare especially the one next to the stair case. Most Toll Houses didn't have heavy curtains especially the windows on the lower floors. The toll collector needed unobstructed views to see who was passing from the bridge or boarder. My drawing room needed something more richer and so I have made some swags and tails for these arched windows.

Drawing room Curtains

I also found this lovely trolley to add to the room and added some more accessories.

And so far this is how the drawing looks like at the moment. Lord Gilmore is very happy with it. 

The Drawing Room of my Toll House

So this is what I did so far. I hope you all like it.

I also wanted to let you know that my 6th book is now available to download. This time it is a Christmas Book called Twas the Night Before Christmas by Clement Moore.

 Twas The Night Before Christmas

6th Downloadable Miniature Book

I also wanted to let you know that I have some new hand painted miniatures available at my Etsy shop My Miniature World Shop. Please do visit.

Well that is all for today. I will be sharing with you more with my progress on the Toll House so please do keep tuned.

Take Care and see you soon.


Rebecca xxx

Friday, 15 November 2013

Completing the Toll House's Pantry.

Hello everyone,

Hope you are all fine. In the past two weeks finally mother nature decided to change the weather. We had some rain showers and the temperature has slightly gone down. December is getting closer and like every year we start looking forward to Christmas. Yes, December is one of my favorite months of the year. I just love Christmas especially with my family and my little kids.

Today I wanted to share with you my finished Pantry. I have really tried my best to bring out all the little details as much as possible. I also wanted to welcome a new follower to my blog. Welcome Ginni. 

The Pantry is the extension that I added to the original Toll House. It was something that I really wanted to make. Firstly I did use some miniatures which I had used for the old Toll House but it definitely needed more accessories. I made some extra polymer clay miniatures such as canisters, pots, a kettle, a jug, hanging sausages, cheese plate and a wire basket filled with eggs.  

Hanging Sausages 
wired basket with eggs

Cheese plate and platter

Wall shelves with canisters
I have also made a sink with a water pump. The basin is a garden trout and the water pump was built and hand painted by my father. I have then built and tiled it with bricks. I also made a little curtain for it. 

Water pump sink

To add to the sink I have made a matching curtain for the window and I have made two bars of soap with a tea towel.


Bars of soap and tea towel

I have added the little bits of door pieces and the room was complete. This room will be having a detachable roof to view the room from top. 

Here are some pics of the finished Pantry.

I hope you like what I have done with this little room. I am really pleased with it's out come.

Keep tuned for the next update on my new refurbished Toll House.

Wishing you all a very happy weekend.

Take Care and See you soon.


Rebecca xxx