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

Saturday, January 7, 2012

We're Building Again!

Over the Fence, Down the Path, a Christmas Washing the Shed!!

Celia (KT Miniatures) and I had such an exciting and busy 2011 as we launched our Nostalgia in Miniature Workshops...and the website...and the Blog!! We introduced our imaginary little old cottage garden and met some lovely, enthusiastic and talented ladies along the way at four workshops, as we encouraged and assisted them to create their own unique gardens in 1/12th and 1/24th scales, learning some new skills and techniques along the way.

Now, a little later than promised, we're delighted to be able to give you a peep at 'The Little Old Garden Shed' (in 1/12th scale) which is the last in the series of workshops set in our faded cottage garden somewhere in rural England. This is a full day workshop on March 25th, at the superb venue, Waterperry Gardens in Oxfordshire. We're looking forward to this very much and have enjoyed creating and 'building' another unique project to share with our participants, introducing them to more techniques and new ways to use very ordinary materials to produce realistic effects and accessories.

Celia and I both love vintage and evocative nostalgic miniature scenes, so the old partly brick-built shed has been patched up over the years and has a comfortable patina of age and neglect; it's still very much in use but the wooden panels are a little rotten and moss has grown luxuriantly on the old, rusty tin roof - even the contents are well used and ancient and a number of these are included in the kits accompanied by full instructions.

The Little Old Garden Shed Workshop is fully booked, but on April 29th we shall begin a new and quite different series of workshops which features 'The Little Vintage Hall' sharing some quite different styles and techniques not used in the other workshops. It'll be fun!
We still have places on this workshop so do take a look - all the details for this half-day workshop in Thame, Oxfordshire and a downloadable booking form are on our Nostalgia in Miniature Website.

Meanwhile - wearing my Coombe Crafts hat - back to the day job!!
Thanks for looking!


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Debie Lyons said...

It looks great ladies, good luck with your latest venture.


Debie xxx

Mary Williams said...

Good luck with your latest project and workshops I'm sure they'll be a great success,
Mary x

Robin said...

Many thanks Vicky, Debie and Mary - hoping to get pictures of the 1/24th version, which will be just that bit different, up before too long.