Saturday, 25 November 2017

Introducing Posy!

Hello everyone,

How are you all? Hope you are all fine and that you are enjoying your weekend.  Can't believe how time flies, November is almost at it's end and soon we will be having Christmas! Like always I'm looking forward to it.

Today, I won't be posting on any of my new projects but I wanted to introduce you to my new companion .

Everyone!..Meet my dear Posy! Posy is a very tiny teddy only around 13 cm high. She comes all the way from The Netherlands. She is one-of-a-kind teddy and made especially for me from the amazing teddy bear maker Marrie Van Vliet.

Posy arrived in Malta a month ago while I was very busy with a conference at work. She had touched my heart before I even saw her. On the same day I took her with me to the conference. I wanted to get to know her better. She has a very sweet face. I knew immediately that we would have bonded together. 

Posy at the Conference
Posy comes everywhere with me now a days being dinner shopping and sometimes even to the office. 

At Dinner
At my office

To make it short whenever I can she comes with me. 

I got her a new teddy for those hours when she can't be with me. At least I know that she is not alone.

Posy with her new teddy

So you might all ask.....What's with the cute teddy? Well Posy is going to be assisting me especially when I come to open the dolls house gallery for the public. You will be seeing her often in photos. 

Actually she has already been around while I was working on J.R. Art Gallery. 

Posy Visiting J.R. Art Gallery
Posy will be assisting me during my miniature work ........

Posy helping out  in my miniature work for clients. 

.........and she has been already helping out with the move to the new dolls house area.

Posy assisting at the front desk of the new Doll House Area.

A few days ago I got to make a new armchair just for her. The little tot needs to be comfortable as well. 

Posy trying out her new armchair

Posy and I spend quite some time together. I'm very attached to her and I'm sure we will be having lots of adventures together. 

So keep an eye out for Posy in the near future. 

Take Care and See you soon.


Rebecca xxxx

Wednesday, 22 November 2017

Interviewed By the Dolls House Emporium - J.R. Art Gallery

Hello everyone,

Hope you are all having a great week. Just wanted to do a quick post to let you know that I'm still around. It's been a busy week for me but quiet an exciting one too.

After completing J.R. Art Gallery the Dolls House Emporium had featured the project on their Facebook Page and the next day I was invited to an exclusive interview on the project. 

The interview has been published just two days ago where you can find it on the Dolls House Emporium Blog. You can also read it here An Interview with Rebecca Micallef.

I was really thrilled about it. They also got to share the interview on Facebook. 

From here I want to thank the Dolls House Emporium for giving me the opportunity to share J.R. Art Gallery and my work with them. I have always been a big fan and collector of their dolls houses. 

Hope you'll find it interesting.

Keep tuned for the beginning of  the new small project that is coming very soon.  

Take Care and See You Soon.


Rebecca xxx

Sunday, 12 November 2017

Closing the Curtains to the J.R. Art Gallery.

Hello everyone,

How are you all? Hope you all had a great weekend. November is passing through fast and soon we will be preparing for Christmas. I have been working on a few new Christmas miniatures. There is a good chance that I might make a tiny Christmas miniature project like I always do. This time it will be really small. I'm really busy this year. In just a few weeks all my dolls houses will be moving to their new home. 

Today I will be sharing with you the complete project of J.R. Art Gallery. I still can't believe that it is all done and ready. 

J.R. Art Gallery

It's heart breaking seeing such a loved project coming to an end. This project took me 3 months from start to finish and I enjoyed every minute of it. 

As the artist's private quarters was complete I had to focus more on the gallery.  I wanted to give it more detail especially on the counter of the gallery.

I have added one of my own hand painted miniature cash registers and added more detail to it. 

On the other side of the counter I have made a Victorian style frame stand made out of cardboard and I also added a tiny painting on the frame. 

To the counter I added more tiny frames  and pieces of canvas to fill in. On top of the counter I added another bust that I painted and a few more details such as the jar full of paint brushes and a finished painting ready to be packed for a client. 

I added a few more paintings and a few more busts on pillars around the gallery. The Gallery is full to the brim.

Finally a few new clients arrived to the gallery to see what Mr. Rookie has to offer. 

Even the lovely Miss Leah decided to take a look. The gallery has so much to offer. She was so impressed and congratulated the talented artist. I wonder which painting she would go for. 

I had one brunette doll that was made by my dear Beverley Senatore.  I have had her for years but never got to use her in any of my projects or even tried to dress her. 

I thought of dressing her up. She would make a fine companion to Mr. Rookie. I dressed her up in a Victorian morning out-fit and a pretty hat with matching parasol. 

Here is Miss Reeva who will be part of this project. I really hope that Mr. Rookie will like her.  She has eyed some nice paintings especially the most prestige ones in the gallery. 

Here are the final pictures of the J.R. Art Gallery.

I really hope that you have enjoyed this project. It is overwhelming when closing the curtains to a loved project. This one has a very special place in my heart. Before closing this post, I want to thank my dearest José and Beverly for making this project more special. I also want to thank you all for following this project through the blog. 

I'm pretty sure you are all asking me what's next on the agenda.???? I am already preparing for a bigger project which will be part of Regent Street as well.  At the moment I'm studying the building and getting supplies to start it off. In the mean time I am working on a small display box and even thinking of making a tiny Christmas project, so make sure to keep tuned as I will be having new things to share.

Take Care and see you soon.


Rebecca xxxx

Thursday, 2 November 2017

The Completion of the Artist's Private Quarters - J.R. Art Gallery

Hello everyone,

How are you all? Hope you are having a good week and that you have enjoyed trick or treating.  Before sharing what I have been up to during the past week I wanted to welcome the new followers both on the blog and G+. A Big Welcome to All!

So the winner for the Free Give Away is Denise Cole. Congratulations Denise! Please send me a private message with your details so I can post if off to you. I wanted to thank all those who participated and I'm pretty sure I will be having more give aways in the near future. 

I am pleased to say that The Artist's Private Quarters is complete with nothing more to add.

The Artist's Private Quarters
Before I wanted to continue decorating the last few items to the room, I wanted to finish the room's skirting and the cornice at the ceiling. It took me a while to measure and cut due to the fire surround and the built in wardrobe. When you see the end results, you realize how worthy the struggle was. 

When that was ready I started once again adding the pieces and also made a few changes. 

One of the things that I wasn't happy with, was the shelf on top of the desk. The items looked to big so I changed everything and just left the statue of the Holy Mary. I have made a few books with the artist's favorite titles, made a few miniature candles with polymer clay and painted a miniature locomotive.

Once again my dearest friend José Pereira Torrejón sent me another lovely painting for this room.  This one is called "The Unfinished Ballerina". Another master piece with lovely colors and touches. The details are amazing even if it is an unfinished painting.  Thank you my dearest José for this lovely painting and for the other 3 masterpieces. You have made this project more special with your unique art and talent. Thank you xxx

The Unfinished Ballerina by José Pereira Torrejón

Next to the painting I have added the pot of orchids and gave it a bit more detail. 

Finally I got to make the curtains with the valances. Very pleased with my handy work and they matched the room quite well.

I added a few more details to the room until I was quite happy with it.

Here are a few photos of the complete room.

I hope you like the room. I'm very happy with the outcome.

Keep tuned for the next update on J.R. Art Gallery as it will be the final post on this project. I'm really excited about it and  quite overwhelmed. 

Take Care and See You Soon. 


Rebecca xxxx