Just as we'd hoped, but not expected, the sun shone on a bright spring Sunday at Waterperrys Gardens in Oxfordshire for our first Nostalgia in Miniatures Full Day Workshop!!
It was such a great day - in every respect - that honestly I've run out of suitable and yet excitable adjectives!! The venue as you'll have gathered was superb - well, apart from creating your own miniature aged shed and friendly and like-minded company for a day, what could you want but sunshine, light as a feather lemon cake, warm scones and coffee, a wonderful garden centre and grounds and if there was still room -a delectable light lunch or (to die for) Sunday lunch !
(We were working.....so only looked....shame!!)
We've been privileged as we've been running our workshops to see just what talent is being honed in the 'amateur' ranks...how about this for a just wonderful example of an aged and distressed wood panel??
What a lovely group of participants!!!! Thank you all - you made our day and we're so appreciative of the many kind comments and emails since - we look forward to seeing many of you again very soon.
The first picture on the blog is from the beginning of the day and you can see bricks being applied to the inside and outside of the shed carcass. Take a look at this one!!
We're now much further on and in this 1/24th scale shed a rubber band is hodling it all together while the side and front panels are glued in place. It was such a fabulous old tin roof that it was tempting to see what it was going to look like...a little later.....
Shortly a nice elderly table (courtesy of Model Village Miniatures) will be put in place on the flagstone floor, a selection of ancient tools and gardening 'bits' spread about, and the outside landscaped with an assortment of planting and garden 'debris'. Lots of fun!
We - Nostalgia in Miniature Workshops - have a great slide show of the day...sadly I can't technically sort this (you know how it goes) but my partner in crime, Celia Thomas - KT Miniatures is a whizz at this kind of thing ...SO - leave me, click on her blog OR on our Nostalgia in Miniature Blog and you can see them all!!!
Thank you to my new Followers - I've been a bit tied up with workshops and kits 'n things - but I will try and visit you all. You're very welcome and hope you enjoy the blog.