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

Saturday, 2 November 2013

Furnishing the Toll House's Bed Room

Hello my dear friends,

I hope you have had a spooky Halloween. It is not something that I really enjoy. I have worked some more on my Toll House. I also wanted to welcome a new follower of my blog. Welcome Esther.

It is taking me a while to finish the outside as I am bricking the walls and tiling the roof. Sometimes it gets a bit frustrating so when that happens I work a little bit on the inside. Now I have started furnishing and decorating the bed room.

Today I will be sharing with you what I have been adding the the Toll House's Bed room. I have practically changed every piece of furniture that I had and kept on adding little accessories that I had stashed.

I have also added some nice built and hand painted miniatures that my father has done for me. I am very pleased how they turned out. Probably I will still be adding more details and accessories. The room is very small and so you have to make the utmost to add more accessories as much as possible. I have sewn the men's house coat which you can see at the foot of the bed.

So far this is what I did.

The Toll House's Bedroom

I hope you like what I have made so far. There is still lots to add. Now it's time to start finishing the out side and some bits and pieces like curtains in the inside.

So please do keep tuned for more. Soon I will start my new project.

Have a nice weekend.

Take Care,

Rebecca xxx