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

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Bring a Bird into Your Garden

I've really enjoyed making my garden birds and chickens again this year and I know that they've been fun to add to some of your gardens. I love real birds - I can spend far too long watching them in the garden instead of working on them in miniature! In Thame we have Red Kites on their flight paths though the Chilterns - now this is real magic!!

One way or another I've painted birds as long as I can remember so sculpting them in miniature adds a further dimension of movement and fun. Feathering birds is a whole different experience - practice holding your breath and not sneezing - but really brings the bigger birds and poultry to life.

Now we've completed our last Nostalgia in Miniatures Workshops for this year I have a few birds for sale which I'll list here - as there are only a few - and I'm not clever enough to twiddle with my website unsupervised!!
If you'd like to make a purchase please email me first - I'll give you any further information, payment and postage details. Click here for email.

1/12th The tree which is approx. 3" tall is made of natural plant material, and you can just see the Robin perched near the top. £7.95

1/12th Robin on a Watering Can - all the elements on this piece are handmade by me. £12.95

1/12th Blue tit on Flower pots - again I've made the pots too. £7.50
1/12th Robin on Spade - the spade, which is constructed from polymer clay with a wood shaft is leaning drunkenly against an odd pile of bricks. The bricks are terracotta. £8.95

Finally - Just one little 1/24th scale Blue tit feeding on a half coconut - £6
When I've unpacked properly there may be three or four more birds ....in a day or two.

I can't finish this Blog without telling you all what a super Workshop we had this last Sunday. 'The Little Old Washing Line' was really festive, from Santa's longjohns on the line to the mince pies, mulled wine and lovely friendly atmosphere! Everyone got happily covered in paint as the aged coal bunkers were constructed and textured - lovely!!

AS you can see a quirky Santa has crept into this 1/24th scene.....but there will be lots of pictures on Nostalgia In Miniatures Workshops in a day or two - some are on the Blog now - you can also see details of our exciting new themed workshops for next year.....
.....coming up...... The Little Vintage Hall.

Thank you for looking.
Robin

8 comments:

Ascension said...

Son unos trabajos fantasticos y muy imaginativos, me encantan por lo originales que son.
besitos ascension

Susi said...

me encanta¡¡¡
enhorabuena¡¡
un beso

Mary Williams said...

LOL I Love Father Christmas Robin,
the birds looks real tweet too!

Robin said...

Thank you all - I really appreciated your comments.
Rx

Jean Tuthill said...

Hi Robin, Love the little birds and the Santa's clothesline is adorable!

Robin said...

Thank you Jean - Have a lovely, lovely Christmas.
Rx

Jean Tuthill said...

Have a wonderful Christmas, Robin, greetings to you and your family!

Wee Cute Treasures said...

What a super blog and gorgeous birds. Have just sent an email to you with the hope of placing an order. Shall be following from here on. Best wishes, Carol :)