Sharing a love of Dolls House Miniatures - and making time for other creative crafts and the garden.

Sunday, October 31, 2010

The Railway Children

I've said it before...and I'll say it again...I have some LOVELY customers!!

One of my favourite books, T.V. serials and films is The Railway Children - personally I like the one with Dinah Sheridan as Mum and Jenny Agutter as Bobbie - but that's probably showing my age!
A while ago one of my favourite customers asked me to make her the children and Mother from The Railway Children, in 1/24th scale - what a treat!! Recently she very kindly she sent me a picture of the family in situ, and as you can see she has created a lovely authentic garden and picket fence in front of the cottage, where they can wave at the trains. I love it. She's a talented lady, is Pat!

So, with HUGE thanks to Pat for allowing me to reproduce her photograph ..........
here are The Railway Children.



And now, as they say, for something completely different.........
one of my favourite family of flowers, is the orchid...and this Cymbidium has just opened in my conservatory!
O.K. - this picture is one of self indulgence and has absolutely nothing to do with miniatures!


A kind soul pointed out that finding my website or email address, meant digging through 'About me'...... hopefully both are now more visible and obvious in the right column. Thank you - hope that helps.
R.

13 comments:

Debbie said...

Lovely setting your customer has created, your Dolls look right at home. Love the Orchid..x

Mary Williams said...

It was one of my favourites too Robin, they look great in their home,
Mary x

julie campbell said...

Lovely photos Robin ,your orchid is simply stunning and the dolls are lovely, they look fab in their wonderful new home !
julie xx

Kel said...

Love the Railway Children and Mum!!! I went to see it on Wednesday at Waterloo station, with the real train and carriages from the film!!! It was amazing!!

stranamenteio said...

que hermoso trabajo; te quedo simplemente divino : )

Ascension said...

Me encanta la casita y sus personajes.
Se ve con tanta vida, preciosa.
besitos ascension

Jayne said...

Nice to see all is well in Coombe Crafts-ville! My Orchid has just produced a new flower spike... it must have overheard my saying if it didn't flower again it was for the heap :-D

Robin said...

Thank you Railway Children fans .... some commissions are just such fun!
I keep telling you to be nice to it Jayne.....
Rx

Allison, said...

Hi Robin - I'm new to your work and have to say that your characters are wonderful. I'm honoured that you are also following my blog. Best wishes, Allison

Robin said...

Hi Allison - Thank you so much, and welcome aboard! I've only just found your blog, and love it. I come from a craft background, so the 'mixture' on your blog is a joy.

Sandra Morris said...

"Daddy.... my daddy...."

That line from the film still brings tears to my eyes.

Lovely dolls Robin.

Sandra
x

Robin said...

Oh don't Sandra...you'll start us all off!!
Rx

Julie Kendall said...

I love your little dolls and theylook wonderful in their new home. The orchid is beautiful!
xxxxx