Monday, 4 May 2015

My Miss Lydia Pickett Collection in 1:48 scale

Hello friends,

Another week has passed and well now I am in the phase where I am accepting my new health issue. There isn't much I can do about it but to surrender myself and embrace the new challenge that will stay with me for the rest of my life. I am not the type to give up easily especially when I have a wonderful family and friends that support me. Yesterday was the first day that I felt pretty much myself and it is very encouraging. I won't push myself but will take it day by day. 

I also want to thank those lovely people that have sent me emails full of encouragement and warm wishes during the week. I don't have words to thank you enough. I truly appreciate it. I also wanted to thank the Facebook fans for the lovely messages and this week My Miniature World has reached it's 900 likes. I have started working on some minor works on the new project of Miss Leah's new house. Hopefully I will be sharing some of it's progress next week. 

Due to the circumstances, today I will be sharing with you what I have been up to in the last few weeks.  I have had Pickett Hill Cottage's kit in 1:48 for some time and I thought that it will be good to keep it as a side project when days will come a bit tough. I haven't started building the lovely house but I have started building and painting a few furniture kits.

Here is a few pictures of the Pickett Hill Cottage kit that I will eventually built.

Before starting the house I gave a go to a few furniture pieces. I never built in 1:48 scale so this is my first trial. I started with the main bedroom of the house. 

Fancy dresser and side table

My first pieces was the fancy dresser and the side table. The pieces are quite small and fiddly but I have enjoyed assembling them.


Then I gave a go with the wardrobe and tots. The wardrobe does actually have a working door and drawer. 

Main Bed with foot stool

Then came the main bed with the lovely stool to put at the foot board. There is also the tiny little bed for the dog and cat.

The Dog and cat bed

I have completed all the pieces for the bed room. I might add another bedside table and I will try to add a tallboy if it will fit in. And here is the complete set of the main bed room.

The Main Bedroom furniture.
Then I have started working on the little girl's bed room. The little girl's name is Emma. I started working firstly on her bed and matching wardrobe. I am so in love with this little room's furniture.

The bed and wardrobe

I have managed to add the little details for the bed and make the little blanket look realistic as possible. 

Emma has some lovely toy furniture for her room. She has a small toy kitchen which belonged to her mum when she was a child. She has a small table and chairs, A little shelf with her favorite dress and toys. She also has a tiny dolls house and her tiny doll that comes in a trunk with a fancy dress and a bed for the tiny doll. Emma's favorite doll is called Lea. What a coincidence!

The Toy Kitchen with the small table and chairs

The tiny shelf

The Tiny Dolls House

This is the smallest dolls house that I ever built.
The doll in the trunk with bed

And here is the whole set of Emma's bed room. 

Emma's room furniture

So this is what I did so far. Like I said this is just a side project to keep me a bit busy until I can gather my strength and for those bad days when I won't be able to do much.

So this is all for today. Hopefully next week I will be sharing with you the first stages of  No 35, Miss Leah's House. Keep tuned for the next update.

Take Care and see you soon.


Rebecca xxx


  1. Dear Rebecca,
    I'm sad to hear you have a health challenge that sounds serious. I hope miniatures remain a comfort and joy!
    Your 1/48th project is going to be so beautiful! I love the furniture you have assembled. That scale must be so difficult but you've finished it so neatly you can't tell the scale until we see your hand!!

    1. Thank you so much Susan for your warm words. It came so sudden but I can take the challenge. Yes miniatures will always be a comfort. I wish I was slightly stronger to keep up with my normal pace. I am pleased that you liked the pieces. xxx

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    1. Thank you so much Fab. I am looking forward to start it. xxx

  3. Fantastic !!! that "small / big" wonder !!!!