Friday, 22 February 2013

Starting the Princesses' Room Interior - FTMM Tower

Hello Everyone,

How are you? Hope you are all well. Well I have been quite busy like usual with my everyday life, dolls houses and now with my Etsy mini shop. I have added some polymer clay miniatures and hopefully will be adding some more by this weekend.

I also wanted to welcome two new followers of my blog; Victoria Stitch and Wyrna Christensen. WELCOME!

Today I wanted to share with you some more of my progress on the Fairy Tale Magical Mystery Tower. Believe me folks this project is not easy. I just realized that the smaller the project is the more difficult it gets. The rooms being so tiny, you can't add the miniatures or furniture that you would love to add. I have so much to add to it that it is definitely an impossible mission.

The Princesses' Room
Anyway I have started working on the Top floor of the tower which is the Princesses' room. I have wall papered it and made the flooring. I have added a single ceiling light fit for a princess.

Wall Papering the walls and floors. & Lighting. 
As the room is in a hexagon shape and it is very small I had to do some of the furniture myself to fit in what I wanted. I have made a small fire surround made out of balsa wood and polymer clay. I have hand painted it and added a small wood stove to it. 

Fire Surround 
After finishing the fire surround I started working on the Princesses' bed. This had to go a little smaller than the normal 1:12 scale bed. I had to make is slightly shorter and narrower. Like the fire surround I have made it out of balsa wood and polymer clay. Then I dressed it up with appropriate fabric. I have used a pale pink and a nice rich blue for it. Then I decided to do a canopy for the bed. I have used the same material used for the bed. At first I have chosen a pink fabric but it looked completely lost with the wall paper so I changed it to the blue fabric which looks definitely better in my opinion.

The Princesses' Bed

The matching canopy

Both the bed and the fire surround where hand painted by me. So far this is how it looks. I have started working on some miniatures that I would like to add to it. I hope you all like it.

Keep tuned as next time I will be sharing with you some miniatures that will be used in this project. 

Wishing you all a happy weekend.

Take Care and see you soon.


Rebecca xxx

Thursday, 14 February 2013

Dateman Books Competition 2012

Hello everyone,

Hope you are all well. My family and I have been very ill for the past week. It is just awful when you get sick and you have to look after small children who are sharing the same illness. Thank God that it is over. Haven't worked a lot on my project being so busy at home but I had some exciting news and I wanted to share it with you.

Last December I had entered in a small competition which was organized by Dateman Books. Dateman Books is a company which makes dolls house miniature printed books. They have all types of books; children, classics, fiction and so many more. 

Dateman Books planned to make a new miniature book, which was all about dolls houses. In order to produce this book they needed a lot of dolls house pictures. So they organized this competition world wide where one could send photos of their dolls houses. After the closing date Dateman Books selected 28 lucky photos to appear in the book. Each successful individual would receive a copy of the book when published. I gave it a try and sent my entry in the last day. I had sent a picture of my Sea View.

Sea View
The new book was launched at the City Fair (from the orgainisers of The Kensington Dollshouse Festival) held at the Tower Hotel in London on the 27th January 2013 where the winners where revealed. I didn't hear from them and I forgot all about it.

A few days ago I got a small envelope in my mail. I didn't even realized from whom it was. I was so surprised to find this little dolls house book and then it clicked. I was one of those lucky winners that had their dolls house picture published in the miniature book.

The Note

The miniature book
My pages 

I am  so proud that my name and my country have been mentioned in this lovely book. I have been  so thrilled to see my dolls house published with other dolls houses from all over the world.

Thank you so much Terry and Ann from Dateman Books to give me such an opportunity and such an honor. 

Here is the link from where to purchase this lovely book and so many more. The Dateman book of Dollshouses

Please keep tuned as I will be sharing with you some new miniatures very soon.

Take Care

Rebecca xxx 

Tuesday, 5 February 2013

Fairy Tale Tower - Plastering outside

Hello folks,

Hope you are all well and keeping warm. Here in Malta it's getting a bit colder but we are still having lovely sunny days. 

This past week I have been busy opening My Miniature World Shop at Esty and now I can say that it is officially open. I still need to add more items especially my polymerclay minis. So far it's going well and I had a couple of sales. 

I also want to welcome 2 new followers to my Blog; my dear friends Frenchy Bullen and Christine Whyte. Welcome!

The out side of the Tower

 It took me quite some time to finish the outside of the tower. I have plastered the building with polyfiller and have formed a piece of foil into a brick shape where I indented some areas of the building. When it dried up I gave the brick shaped are an undercoat of grey paint.

First cover of polyfiller 
Then I plastered the second coat of polyfiller to the building. This time I have made the finishing a bit more rougher and I didn't cover the brick effect. I wanted to achieve the effect of a weathered damaged building where you can see the outside plastering being peeled off from the bricks. When the second coat was dried completely I painted the building in a creamy color and painted the brick effect in acrylic colors. I have also dirtied the lower parts in green and around the bricks in a mustard color.

I never thought that it would turn out as good as it came out. I am very pleased. It took me 5 days to complete. I hope that you like it too.

There is still so much to do inside. So please keep tuned as I will be updating you very soon with some miniatures for this fairy tale dwelling. 

Take Care and see you soon.


Rebecca xxx