Thursday, 2 February 2023

Visiting the Dollshouse & Miniature Show at Expo Houten in The Netherlands.

 Hello Everyone, 

How are you all? Hope you are having a great week. Here in Malta it is quite cold but not as cold as The Netherlands. Last weekend I visited the Dollshouse and Miniature Show at Expo Houten in Utrecht in the Netherlands. 


It was an amazing experience as always with over 70 dollshouse exhibitors mostly from Europe.  I got to meet some great artists and old friends. 










I got some lovely miniature goodies from the fair. 


Two cute kits from Melissa's Laserville 


Some accessories to paint from Janna's Artofmini.



Some jewelry accessories to make some great miniatures  from Bindels Ornaments and the tiny crowns form Netjes Miniatures. 


Three beautiful miniature dolls hand made by Van de Bunt. 


The Tiny cute monkey made by Betty Miniatures



Some miniatures made by Mr. Han Goergen and Janet.


It is always a pleasure to meet the gentleman and great artist.

Han Goergen and I


 A few more from Het Tafereeltije


The cute vintage knitted doll made by Annelies de Kort.


A couple of miniature Easter Ornaments for Cotton Tail Cottage made by Maison Edith.


A few Brocante Miniatures made by Petit Huset.


And finally some handy and needed supplies. The floral wallpaper for Holly's Attic from Grote Kleine Wereld and the miniature stencils from Sweet Tiny Homes.



Travelling back with me also came the German Albin Schönherr 'Villa Marie' dolls house made in the early 1950's which was given to me by a dear friend. 

It was great being there and being part of it all. I am looking forward to the next one. Hopefully I will be going to the Dollshouse Nederland Show in Arnhem in the beginning of October 2023. So will be looking forward to that.

So this is all for today. I can't wait to share with you my latest project that I have been working on for the past few weeks so make sure to keep tuned.

Take Care and See You Soon.

Hugs,

Rebecca xxxx



Monday, 16 January 2023

Binksy at Sea View!

 Hello Everyone,

How are you all? Hope you are well and had a great weekend. I wish I could say I did, but unfortunately it's not the case. The year started off with some sad news which was sudden and inevitable.

Last Saturday I lost one of my furry babies. Still can't believe that the fur ball is gone. I had Binksy for 18 wonderful years. He was my very first baby before I even had the kids. The passage of time is cruel and it's something we don't have any control over. I am lucky that I got to spend all this time with him but I would give anything to spend another 18 years with him once more.  

To deal with the loss and pain I always find comfort in my miniature work. I can never bring back my Binksy but I can definitely create him in My Miniature World were he can live forever. 


Binksy was quite the character like all Tomcats. He was playful, mischievous, talkative, a teaser and a loving darling. I found a small cat in my stash of miniatures that looked a bit like him but still not close enough. 


I wanted him to have the same patches and colors so I painted the little cat, jut like him. 


I have to say I am very pleased how the mini Binksy turned out to be. Considering that Binksy lived in modern times I could only see him fit in my modern dollshouse Sea View. 


Sea View was to only residence that didn't own a pet so it was definitely ideal for Binksy. He has his own personalized dish bowl that I made. 



Binksy was so full of life, playful and mischievous that there was no way that he would have lived in a new home without his favourite toys. I also got to make a scratch pole play gym and his favourite feather toy. 







He looks so happy there. The good thing about it is that Mini Becks can enjoy him as much as I did without end. 


With all the grief and sadness that I am going through, I am so happy that I got to create this in memory of my Binksy. He will always be a part of my heart no matter how far he is.  I know that he is in a better place and this will alway bring a smile to my face. 

I hope that you like what I have created. Make sure to keep tuned for the next updates of my blog.

Take Care and See You soon.

Hugs,


Rebecca xxxx


Friday, 13 January 2023

Continuing with Disney Dolls' House

Hello Everyone,

Hope you are all well. Here we are and I am picking up from where I have left off. 

I am very excited to share with you the progress of the Disney Dolls' House which comes in part work on weekly basis. If you are a big fan of Disney then this is definitely a must-have collection. Apart from building the dollshouse you will also get lots of historical information on most of the  Disney Motion Pictures Movies. For those who live in Malta you can find it available to purchase from the Agenda Book Shop 


It does take me a while to share with you the updates of this dollshouse as I have to wait for several parts which can take weeks and even months to complete a good part of the project. 

The good thing is that so far I have managed to complete the building of the ground floor area which includes Mickey's room, Frozen's hallways and Alice's kitchen. 


I have to say I am very pleased with the outcome and all the parts are of high quality and fit like a puzzle. Including the building pieces I also have some nice furniture pieces and accessories from various rooms that come as well with the issues. I will be sharing these pieces with you in the long run but I have to say they are worth the wait and I can't wait to see it complete. 

So as Mickey's room was basically already done, I could move on with the other two rooms. The instructions that come with the magazine are very easy to follow with lots of pictures to help you along the way. 





I continued working on Frozen's Hallway where you will find eventually the entrance to the house and the staircase. I totally love the vibrant colors of the wall paper and the detail of the wall borders. 

My sweet Leah, since she was a baby, she loves Disney especially Mickey and Mini Mouse, so this is a project that I get to share with her too. 

After Frozen's Hall Way was done, I worked on Alice in Wonderland's kitchen. The room is so spacious and it fits so well with the theme.

Here are some pictures of the rooms so far. 








So this is all for today. I hope you like what I have done so far. I will be sharing some furniture pieces that I have been working on. Make sure to keep tuned for the next updates. 

Take Care and See You Soon.

Hugs,

Rebecca xxx