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

Sunday, January 20, 2013

We've Been Planting Flowers in the Snow!!

What could be better when the snow is thick on the ground than thinking about spring and summer, warm nostalgic days bathed in sunshine...and a spot of miniature gardening....

Wearing our Nostalgia in Miniature hats, Celia and I have been doing just that, clothing our miniature arbour in flowering, climbing plants and working on our shabby chic furniture that will set the scene for this gentle and atmospheric little vignette of earlier times.

We live in the same town and enjoy our private 'workshops' as we create and refine our projects and fantasize about future ones...however...snow has stopped play, so the arbour is at my house, and the furniture 'up the road'! It'll be a few days until we can reunite the two, add accessories and take some more photos.
 So - click quickly onto Celia's KTMiniature Blog for the furniture pictures and updates and onto our Nostalgia in Miniature website for all the details of how to book for the latest workshop.  It isn't until April 7th...and it is at the wonderful, prestigious Waterperry Gardens in Oxfordshire but over half the places are already filled.

It occurs to me as I sort out the pictures to use, just how versatile we try and make our projects and how exciting it is to see how each one evolves, bearing the very individual touches of its maker, when we get the the actual workshops.  All our projects are designed to be suitable and as much fun for the very new miniaturist as for the more experienced......not to mention the fact that we are a friendly bunch.

Light bulb moment......wouldn't this dainty arbour be a perfect setting for a bridal scene?

So - it's snowing again and I can imagine our non-U.K. friends chuckling at our preoccupation with it, and the (annual) inability of the Brits to cope.....still is looks beautiful (we don't have to drive anywhere for a few days) and seems to bring out the cheeriest side of folks.
Our family were brought up in a hilly village so the first hint of snow gets them very excited and sends them all out making snowmen and sledging (they let their children join in too).
One left us this message as he dropped in with his daughter to see if she could have our snow and roll it up the road in a LARGE ball (don't go there...) but her Uncle had already turned it into half a snow man........ and the lawn had reappeared....




In the meantime!!!!!!!!!! In readiness for Thame Fair - at last, and not as many as hoped yet - 1/48th characters....moving on, 1/24th are next.....

Thank you for looking
Robin

8 comments:

Fabiola said...

Yes, it's perfect for a bridal scene.
I'm curious to see more...
Bye Faby

Contrastes-Rosa Mª said...

Muy bonito,me encanta lo fino y armonioso que te ha quedado.
Los personajes muy simpáticos, feliz semana:)

elis said...

I love these dolls.

Muhammad Amjad said...

Love it beautiful furniture pics.Hospitality furniture

PILAR6373 said...

Preciosas flores que anuncian la primavera!!!
Los personajes son geniales!!!
Besos.

Robin said...

Thank you all
Rx

EYK Crafts said...

Love your work :) so detail and beautiful

Robin said...

Many thanks EYK
Rx