Saturday, 11 June 2016

The Retro Caravan

Hello everyone,

How are you all? Hope you are enjoying your weekend. Like always I am always keeping myself busy in My Miniature World. I wanted to thank you friends, followers and fans for all your Birthday Wishes. I really appreciate it. Well I guess tomorrow I will be turning 37 years. I also wanted to welcome 4 new followers to my blog Mandy Lynne, Kianna, Mica' and Kikka. Welcome! I also wanted to welcome the new followers from Google +. 

Retro Caravan in 1:48 scale
Today I will be sharing with you what I have done in the last three days. This week I have received very, very sad news. It has really hit hard as I wasn't expecting it. A very special dear friend has been taken ill and she has quite a tough battle to fight. 

I have known her for years now through our hobby and she has always been the dearest of friends. Even if we live in two different countries we knew each other well. She spoiled me rotten. Always sending me little gifts and surprises. Last year for my birthday she had sent me this sweet little kit of the Retro Caravan in 1:48 scale by Petite Properties.


 
I always thought to add this caravan to the garden of my Lydia Pickett Collection when I get to finish it. I think it will look cute with it. 

Being miserable and sad with the news, frustrated that I can't do absolutely nothing to help but send my support and prayer I always tend to go to my miniatures for comfort. My head was full of her so I thought to bring out my caravan and work on it.

It was quite easy to build. I started of by printing some wall paper and flooring for it. I down sized the wall paper for a 1:48 scale and I think it looked perfect.

Wall papering the caravan
When that was done I built the furniture for it and painted it to match with the inside.

1:48 scale caravan furniture

The furniture fitted in perfectly in the caravan.

Fitting in the furniture


As Lydia Pickett house will be basically in green and creams I thought of giving the caravan a different shade by painting it blue and white.




I added the windows and trimmings and some details to make it look a bit more realistic. I could not help myself not naming the caravan after my friend 'Elayne'. It will be a constant reminder of her and I am sure she will be thrilled to see it all done and finished.

The Caravan named Elayne after my friend.
 Then I added more details inside. I have printed more paper  to make the covers of the seats. As the walls had a floral pattern, I went for a stripped print. I think it has a nice contrast. Eventually I will be adding a few hand made miniature that I will do with polymer clay when the time comes. I also added a few lace trimmings for curtains. 

Here are some picture of the inside of the caravan.





And here it is all ready and done. 




I am sure that she will love it. I will be sending her some pictures of it.

So this is all for today. Just a small reminder about our free give away. Be a follower of our blog and leave a comment on this post and you will get a chance to win this miniature book. Closing date is 13th June and the winner will be announced shortly afterwards. So don't miss out.


So this is all for today. I hope you have enjoyed this post. I have started working on the renovation of my Summer House called Sea Shells. So keep tuned for the new update on this house.

Take Care and See you Soon.

Hugs,

Rebecca xxx





31 comments:

  1. Absolutely Amazing Work!!

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    1. Thank you for your kind comments xxxx

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  2. So sorry to hear about your friend Elayne. I am sure seeing what a fantastic job you did on this little camper would certainly brighten her day and bring a smile to share between you. Blessings to you both!

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    1. Thank you so much Suzanne. It is hard and I am sure she will love it. Sending you warm hugs xxx

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  3. It's very sad about your friend. The tiny camper is amazing. I love the furniture. Great work!

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    1. Thank you so much Drora. It means a lot to me. Xxxx

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  4. Amazing caravan, your friend will be impressed I'm sure.

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    1. Thank you so much. I really appreciate it. Xxx

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  5. I'm sorry about your friend. You have made a great caravan, I'm sure you will appreciate it a lot.

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    1. Thank you Elena for your mind words. I really hope she'll like it.

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  6. Sorry about your friend.
    You´ve done a very well job, as usual.

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    1. Thank you for your kind words Alicia xxxx

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  7. Beauty caravan! I love it!

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  8. The tiny caravan is wonderful. I like the colors.

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    1. Thank you Faby. Yes I love the color too xxx

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  9. I love it. A Tiny Caravan is so cute and I love the color.

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    1. Thank You Rene. I am so pleased you like it xxx

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  10. Your tiny caravan is Adorable and the way that you have finished the interior looks vintage- Very Pretty Rebecca! :D
    It is distressing you learn about your friend fighting to regain her health. I wish her a speedy and complete recovery and you a Very Happy Birthday Year!

    elizabeth

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    1. Hi Elizabeth, Thank you so much for your lovely comments. I guess we have to take it day by day and we hope for the best. Xxxx

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  11. I am sorry about your friend.
    Lovely work!

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    1. Thank you Alexandra. I really appreciate it. Xxxx

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  12. Sending prayers for your friend. Happy Belated Birthday. I love your work. I will be 50 on Thursday. Eeek.

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    1. Hi Lori hope you had an amazing Birthday. You are still very young. Thank you so much for your kind words. They mean a lot to me.

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  13. I'm sad for your friend and hope for her recovery. Your caravan is a lovely tribute to your friendship. Thank you for showing how you went about this project, I need inspiration to make my caravan kit, I've lost confidence :(

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    1. Thank you Susan for your lovely comments. You will do your caravan. I love your work. Don't give up. If you need any help let me know. Xxx

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