Wednesday 24 April 2019

Completing The Miniaturist Room and The Kitchen - Part 5 on Life & Style

Hello everyone,

Here we are once again! Had a short break during Easter were I got to spend some time with the kids during their school break. Still I have managed to fit in my miniature work and also work on The Miniaturist Project. 

Two weeks ago I have shared the complete project of The Miniaturist on the Life & Style TV Show on Net TV.

The kitchen still needed some work. I wanted to add a few more details of my own. 

The first thing that I wanted to do was to modify the kitchen sink. I just couldn't imagine a Victorian kitchen having those shiny silver water taps, drain and even the legs that the sink stood on. I painted and weathered them to look more realistic and added my own personal touch of soapy water. 

What's a kitchen without food? I got myself busy with polymer clay. I did a stew preparation display including the loaf of bread.

In the introduction of the program I got to share all the little items that needed to be added to the kitchen. 

Here is the complete kitchen.

With that the room box was complete. The Miniaturist Project also came with the front which had two windows. I made some curtains for the windows to match the rooms. 

The nice thing about this project that it was never meant to stand alone as room box. The project was designed to be part of The Library; The Dickens Book Shop. 

I got to share the complete rooms together on the show too. Charles and I always have time to crack jokes during the show. 

Here is how The Miniaturist and The Dickens Book Shop look together which now stand proudly in my Regent Street in My Miniature World dolls house collection. 

Hope you like how this project turned out. 

This Friday at 12:45 pm  I will get to share the new project on Life & Style TV Show on Net TV. After all the whole project is not all done yet. There will be an additional room right on top of The Miniaturist. I can't wait to share it with you, so make sure to keep tuned for the next update. 

Take Care and See You Soon.


Rebecca xxx

Thursday 18 April 2019

Miniature Furniture for the dolls house in The Miniaturist Room

Hello everyone,

Hope you are all having a great week. The weather here is getting much warmer. I can't wait for Summer to arrive!

Today I will be sharing with you a small project that I have been working on for The Miniaturist project.

To add more detail to the room, I added a few micro scale miniature furniture to the blue shelved dolls house.

The tiny 1:144 scale miniature furniture came in kit form by SDK miniatures which are quite fiddly to make. 

Even though the are challenging to assemble, I enjoyed every second of it.

Every room was decorated differently to suit the wall paper and flooring applied to the tiny dollshouse.

Here are a few photos of the whole project.

I hope you have liked the tiny dolls house in the Miniaturist Project.

Before closing this post I want to announce the winner of our give away for the Miniature Folding Dolls House book.

The winner is Pilar6373. Well done! Please send me a private message with your address and details so I can post it to you.  For those who really want the Folding Dollshouse book, it is available for sale from My Miniature World Shop at Etsy We will be having more give aways in the near future so don't give up.

So this is all for today. Will be sharing with you the complete project of The Miniaturist very soon. Keep tuned for the next update.

Take care and See you soon.


Rebecca xxx

Monday 8 April 2019

New Arrival to The Tudor Manor

Hello everyone,

Hope you all had a great weekend and that you are well. A big welcome goes to the new followers of the blog too!

I have been adding a few more items to The Tudor Manor; my only vintage dolls house that I have, that goes way back 40 years. The Tudor Manor was built by the Founders of the Dolls House Emporium in 1979.

I have been collecting some vintage pieces for the 1930's style house that I will be sharing with you very soon, but I have quite the announcement to make. The Noble's have a new arrival to their family.  Welcome Baby Gloria!

Baby Gloria was more suitable for the Tudor Manor especially for her size and outfit. The cot looks more fuller now with a bigger baby and her clothing fits more for a 1930's period. 

I have gotten the little sweetheart from the Dolls House Netherland Show in Arnhem, The Netherlands  in March. 

Baby Gloria is a Heidi Ott doll with such a cute face. For some reason she reminds me so much of my own baby Leah. 

What makes this little doll more special is actually the amazing artist who made the whole outfit and booties. Marijke Van Vuuren a Dutch lady, with such a  sweet smile. A talented knitting artist that is beyond any expert. She was taught to knit by her grandmother at a very young age of four during WWII. Even during the difficult times, this artist made the best of it and now you can see it in her work. For some reason I can picture a little girl besides her granny, eager to learn the skill even in such dark times. 

In Arnhem, her stall was packed with tiny little knitted accessories such as tiny booties, tiny purses and bags, blankets, kitchen towels, pretty dresses, sweaters, hats and  whatever you can imagine. The lady totally left me speechless. I can't imagine the gauge of the knitting needles  that she uses to weave such magic. They must be the finest to make such tiny minis and not to mention that the knitted clothes, being a dress, a sweater and even trousers, they all fasten up like the real clothes.  Basically Baby Gloria's clothes can be changed without any difficulty. 

Baby Gloria had a matching twin. Posy had to choose between the two. It was a difficult decision but knowing that Posy is all about pink she chose the one with the pink dress. The other baby is as luck as Baby Gloria, for she has also found a loving home. 

Maybe in a few years,  I will get to meet Marijke Van Vuuren again. I have quite a list of miniature accessories to get from her.

Also don't forget the Give Away of the Folding Dolls House Book,  that will be closing on 13th April 2019. Go to this Link for the details to participate. 

This is all for today, keep tuned for the next updates.

Take Care and See You Soon.


Rebecca xxx

Thursday 4 April 2019

'Completing The Miniaturist's Room' Part 4 on Life & Style

Hello everyone,

How are you all? Hope you are having a great week. Like usual I'm busy with my miniature work but I have to admit I am enjoying every bit of it!

My Miniature World on facebook has reached over 18,000 likes and followers. I want to thank you for all the encouragement and support. As a thank you I will be  preparing a give-away for you.... but first I will be sharing my progress on The Miniaturist Project. You will find the details of the give-away at the end of this post!

For the last few weeks I continued working on 'The Miniaturist' Project and I was delighted to work on the actual miniaturist's room. The progress of this room has also been shared on the 'Life & Style' TV Show on the Maltese channel NET TV.

The Miniaturist's Room
I have added so many items in this room and there is so much to see, but before I begin I wanted to introduce you to the miniaturist, Lady Adelaide. 

The Miniaturist Lady Adelaide
 Lady Adelaide is another lovely doll made by my dear friend and favorite doll maker Beverley Senatore. She fitted in the scene perfectly. Lady Adelaide tends to keep to herself and she surrounds herself with her dolls and miniatures.  Just like any miniaturist, her room is quite busy.

I have added so many accessories for this room which mostly I made myself. I had gotten these two kits from Artofmini while I was at the DHNS in Arnhem, knowing too well that they would come handy for this particular project.

One by one I built them and was very pleased with the outcome.

I have added wooden legs to the open shelved dolls house so it can go higher and won't obstruct the rest of the furniture. I will be adding tiny furniture pieces to each of the rooms.

I also got myself this theater kit from Jane Harrop which looks quite cute in the room.

Then I added these white metal dolls houses that have been hand painted by my father. Each dolls house is detailed with tiny furniture. Eventually More of these house will be added to the room. 

My favorite part was adding details to the miniaturist's table. All accessories were made by me such as the tiny paint brushes, paint pots and paint tubs. The tiny wall paper and flooring have been down sized and printed to fit the scene.

Lady Adelaide has her favorite doll Amelia to keep her company.  

Amelia the Doll
 Amelia the tiny doll was another miniature that I got for this project from the DHNS in Arnhem. She is very tiny and sits quite nicely in a 1:48 scale chair. Amelia was made by the Spanish Artist Victoria Heredia Guerbo. 

Finally I decorated this crate for the miniaturist. I am sure that most miniaturists have boxes filled with bits and pieces that might come useful to their work.

I have added a few wall frames which contain pictures of children playing with their miniatures and dolls. These have been all printed on canvas to look like paintings.

My favorite frame of all is the 'House Cleaning' picture. A few of you may already know that I have the same picture in my own dolls house gallery. It is very precious to me. For those who are interested to know about its origins you can visit the link to my blog post House Cleaning - The Prize

House Cleaning
As Lady Adelaide lives right on top of the Dickens Book Shop she found an interesting book in the window that drew her attention.

The Folding Dolls House Book. It is a miniature book  that I have been working on and has turned out to be quite a success. This book folds open into a four room dolls house setting were you can also add 1:144 scale dolls house furniture pieces.

The room was all set up during the TV Show 'Life & Style' were Charles Saliba and I got to share it with the audience.

Charles Saliba and I

Here are the three video clips were you get to see the progress of the room during the show.

A few photos of the finished miniaturist's room. Most probably I will still be adding more to it. 

Finally, as promised, here is the Give Away for my followers and fans. The Folding Dolls House Book as seen in The Miniaturist Project.

To get a chance to get this miniature Folding Dolls House book all you have to do is:

1) Be or Become a follower of My Miniature World Blog

2) Leave a comment on this blog post so I'll know who wants to take part.

Closing date is Saturday, 13th April 2019. The lucky winner will be announced shortly afterwards. So make sure not to miss out!

This is all for today. I hope you have enjoyed the progress of this project. Make sure to keep tuned for the next update.

Take Care and See You Soon.


Rebecca xxx