Saturday 23 March 2013

Miniatures for the Princess's Room - Fairy Tale M M Tower

Hello my dear friends,

Hope you are all fine and enjoying your weekend. Trying to do my best by keeping everything updated. It is not easy. I want to welcome three new followers to my blog; Debbie, Chas Brennan and Lucky Little Fringer. Welcome! It is very encouraging.

Today I will be sharing with you some miniatures that I did with polymer clay for my Princess's room in the Fairy Tale Magical Mystery Tower. Like some of you know this project is all about my favorite Disney fairy tales combined together.

I have completed most of this room. Maybe I will add a carpet and a few more minis.

I have made some curtains for the room and added a pair of birds in the window. These represent Cinderella's animal friends from Disney's Cinderella.

Birds out side in the tower window
Curtains in the princess's room

Disney's Cinderella's friends
I have started then working on the inside of the room. I have found a pair of Glass slippers which fitted perfectly in the scene which come from the Cinderella story

My glass Slippers

Disney's Cinderella Glass Slippers
Then I added some pieces that come from Disney's fairy Tale 'Beauty and the Beast' I found a nice clock and a three arm candelabra. The clock was perfect as it is the same size of the candelabra just like in the motion pictures. These represent the characters of  Cogsworth and Lumiere  

My clock and candelabra 
Cogsworth and Lumiere in Disney's Beauty and the Beast
Then I started working on my miniatures which I have made out of polymer clay. I have managed to make a teapot and tea cup to represents the characters of Mrs. Potts and Chip which are both featured in Beauty and the Beast. 

My tea pot and cup which I have made out of polymer clay

Mrs. Potts and Chip in Disney's Beauty and the Beast.

I have added a shelve of books as both Bell in Beauty and the Beast and Rapunzel in Tangled love to read. The books where gifts from my dear friends Sergio and Doreen. The books are handmade and readable. I have also added a pair of bookends which have been hand painted by my father. Thank you so much guys. They will be treasured forever.

Then I printed the lantern painting which represents Rapunzel in Tangled. I have put it over the fire place just like in Disney's Tangled

My Printed Lantern Painting
The Lantern moral in Disney's Tangled
I have also wanted to add a few animal friends which we find in  most of Disney's fairy tales. I have managed to do Pascal the little cameleon as seen in Tangled. He was quiet a challenge. He's not perfect but I am happy with him. He was done by me with polymer clay.  

My little Pascal the cameleon

Made out of polymer clay
Pascal in Disney's Tangled

 I have also made two fluffy animals with polymer clay. Both of them are in fur coats. They are my first animal creations. There is definitely room for improvement but I am happy. I have made a bunny and a cat. 

My first bunny made out of polymer clay and fur
My furry cat
I have made a couple of more miniatures like the pie, the vase with roses and the jug. I have also painted a spinning wheel which we find it mostly in the fairy tale of Sleeping Beauty. The spinning wheel has been featured in both Disney's Fairy Tales 'Sleeping Beauty' and 'Tangled'.

My hand painted spinning wheel
The spinning wheel both featured in Disney's Sleeping Beauty and Tangled
 This is how it looks overall. 

The Princess's room

Polymer Clay miniatures done by me

The Books gifts from my friends and
hand painted bookends by my father

 I hope you like what I have done in this little room. There is quite a combination of Disney's fairy tales. Keep tuned as next time I will be showing you some more work on the Witche's Den.

Take Care and see you soon.


Rebecca xxx


Monday 11 March 2013

The Witch's Den - Fairy Tale Magical Mystery Tower

 Hello my dear friends,

I have been really busy in these last few days and I can't believe that a week passed since my lost blog. I hope you all enjoyed your weekend. I want to welcome 2 new followers of my blog Lynn Cox and Fernando Nascimento. Welcome!

Haven't done much to the tower but today I will be sharing with you some work that I have done in the   ground floor room which will be transformed into the Witch's Den. This is also based on some of my favorite Disney fairy tale stories such as Snow White. I have also been working on some polymer clay miniatures for the setting. 

The Witch's Den
Firstly I wall papered the walls and floor and added a black lantern which will fit in perfectly for the scene. Then the tough part came. Trying to figure out how many pieces of furniture can be added to the little room.

I have scratched built a fire place for this room which is made out of balsa wood and polymer clay. The head's dragon and the serpents on the sides are made out of polymer clay. After painting and trying to make it look realistic as much as possible I also made a cauldron out of polymer clay to fit the fire place. I am very pleased with the outcome. 

The Witch's Fire Place


 I have sculptured a rose and a lady's hand mirror how it is featured in Disney's Animated movie Beauty and the Beast.

Disney's animated picture in Beauty and The Beast
My polymer clay Rose and hand mirror
I have gotten myself some bare wood furniture for this room which I have painted. I have added marbled polymer clay to the surface of the wine table. This is because it had a deep edging. The effect came out really nice. Unfortunately I haven't found the perfect table to fit in the middle of the room, so I guess I have to do one myself. I have also done a skull out of polymer clay. That one gives me the creeps. So this is how it is looking so far.

The wine table withe the marbled surface

The polymer clay skull. Spooky! 

The Witch's Den

 So this is how it is looking so far. I still have to add lots of minis to the scene. The only problem is the space of these rooms is so limited. Hope you like what I did so far. Keep tuned as I will be updating you very soon with more of my progress.

Take Care and See you soon.

Rebecca xxx

Monday 4 March 2013

Dolls House Miniature Scene Magazine Article

Hello everyone,

I hope you all had a great weekend. I have enjoyed my weekend with my family like always.

Today I wanted to share with you something a bit different than my normal updates of my projects. Erin Summers a follower of my blog and dear, true friend is a regular writer of the Dolls House Miniature Scene Magazine in the United Kingdom. Last December Erin approached me for an interview about my collection of dolls houses; those that are built and those that are still boxed. I gave her all the details and information within her deadline and she was pleased with it.

April's issue for this magazine is out and Erin's article 'Marvelous Miniatures'  - The Rise of the Collector was published. A few days ago I received a copy of the magazine and I am thrilled to have my houses and my work printed. Erin has done a fantastic job and I just love the article.

My Collection
The Article
I have scanned the article and here is the link The Rise of the Collector - By Erin Summers. Thank you so much my dear Erin. I was never in such a popular world wide magazine.

I have also added some more new miniatures in My Miniature World Shop at Esty. Here are some photos of the new items.

Polymer Clay, hand painted Tea Pot

Hand Painted Bookends 

Hand Painted Spring Balance

Hand Painted Camera and Opera Glasses

Hand Painted Art Deco Figurines

Later on this week I will be updating you with some more work on my Fairy tale Tower. Have been working on some polymerclay miniatures which I will be sharing with you very soon so please keep tuned.

Take Care and See you soon.

Rebecca xxx