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

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

A Gipsy Gent and a Little Old Shed

Back to work with vengeance this week - going from sculpting to preparations for our next Workshop, and back again....keeps me busy and out of mischief!

I was asked to create a friendly, elderly Gipsy gent in 1/12th scale - a very special commission - and he was delivered this week. I'm reliably informed that he's now got a glass of cider in his hand and is preparing to drive off in a super waggon that has been built especially for him!

A lovely morning was spent with Celia, wearing our Nostalgia in Miniature hats, putting the finishing touches to our 1/24th scale 'Little Old Garden Shed' prototype for our first all day workshop at Waterperry Gardens on March 25th.
We are a little late putting up these pictures, and apart from The Thame Fair concentrating our minds recently, there's a lot of detail both inside and outside this tiny shed - just 5 inches tall at the top of the rusty old corrugated tin roof . We've made subtle changes in construction from the 1/12th scale to make for an easier build for the participants and given the woodwork a different look.

This shed has an old shabby white painted finish and an ancient black door - the participants, working in both scales, have a choice of finishes and lots of accessories to bring the shed to life.

Just today a place has become unexpectedly available on this workshop - it can be taken up in either 1/12th or 1/24th scale!! If you are interested - all the details are on our Nostalgia in Miniature website, please take a look and get in touch with either of us without delay.

Thanks for looking.


Fabiola said...

I like the shed. Great work.
Bye Faby

Drora's minimundo said...

The shed looks marvellous! Wonderful work! Good luck at the fairs!

Robin said...

Thanks for your comments ladies - working on the sheds has been fun and a change from our usual work - it will be lovely to see all the individual ones the workshop ladies create.

Dave Williams said...

The gypsy gent looks great and nicely dressed and the shed is also pretty darn good.
Good look with the workshop and another sell out.