Friday, 25 January 2013

Fairy Tale Magical Mystery Tower

Hello my dear friends,

How are you? Hope everyone is well and warm. I have been really busy in these past weeks. I have been preparing my ETSY mini shop and trying to manage with my every day life. I will be letting you know when the shop will be open. I also wanted to welcome a new follower to my blog. Welcome Julie! 

I have started my next project the Magical Mystery Tower. This is also a Dolls house Emporium kit which has been discontinued.

It is two room tower without any staircase and quite small. I won't be making any alterations to it. This tower is going to be based on most of Disney's Fairy Tales like Snow White, Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella, Beauty and the Beast and Tangled. As a child they where my favorite tales and movies. Tangled came out recently but I still like watching it with my kids. On my honeymoon I had gone to Disney World and the Magical Kingdom was the first place that I visited. It was a dream come true to go there. I felt like a child once again. A place that I will never forget.

So first I started building the tower. Then I continued by painting the roof and it's base. For both the base and the roof  firstly I gave them a base grey color then for the roof I brushed painted some pink paint. For the base I also brushed painted with green and two shades of brown paint . I am really pleased with their effect. I have also painted the windows and the door.

Dry Built
The painting of the accessories
The roof of the tower
The Base of the tower
The ground floor is going to be used for the witch or hag but it's going to be a little bit spooky and dark where enchantments happen. The top room is going to be where the princess stays. 

The tower so far
I have also gave and undercoat of paint  to the whole tower and so far this is how it looks. There is still a lot of work to do on the out side and still lots of work to do in the inside. 

I hope you like what I have done so far. Please keep tuned as I have so much to share.

Take Care 

Rebecca xxxx


Friday, 11 January 2013

Hand Painted Miniature Display

Hello my dear friends,

How are you? Hope that you are all well. Firstly I wish you and your loved ones a Prosperous New Year 2013. I still can't believe that Christmas came and gone already. I want to welcome three new followers of my blog; Petite Pursuits, Sylvia Ryan and Tere. WELCOME! I can't believe that I actually have 52 followers. It is very encouraging.

Today I wanted to share with you something that my father and I have been working on for the few past months. I had this empty miniature display box that I really didn't know what I was going to do with it. Then I had this great idea to display my father's hand painted miniatures. After seeing the lovely hand painted miniatures that he painted for me for the past projects, I knew that this was going to be spectacular.  This display means a lot to me as every little piece means so much to me especially knowing that they have been hand painted by my father just for me. They will always be treasured. 

My Hand Painted Miniature Display Box
Since he was young, my father always loved building and painting aircraft, war tanks and ship models. He still enjoys this amazing hobby so I know for certain that he will bring out every little detail of these unpainted white metal miniatures. I don't even bother to tell him in which color I want them and I am always surprised and fascinated when I see the finished miniatures. He completely  leaves me speechless. 

Well I started first by wall papered the back and also added some floor paper to it. Then I ordered some white metal miniatures from Phoenix Model Developers and gave them to my darling father for him to paint. When he finishes them, I give him some more. We really enjoy adding to it.  It takes a lot of time, dedication, patience and a steady hand to paint each little miniature. The pictures don't bring any justice to the real thing as every detail and shadow are there to see. 

These are a few of the lovely hand painted miniatures that are displayed.

I am still adding to this lovely display.  We have also been selling some of these miniatures on commission bases in which color the customer request them. Today I have also listed a few ready made items on ebay. At the moment there are these lovely items for sale which you can find their listing on the right hand side of my blog.

So that is all for today folks. Keep tuned as I will be sharing with you my new project  next week. Wishing you all a happy weekend.

Take Care and see you soon.


Rebecca xxx