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

Thursday, April 11, 2013

A Cheery 18th Century Gent - and a workshop....

Having been away over Easter I'm now playing catch-up again.....but as they say on Blue Peter, here's one I made earlier.

This happy 18th Century gent in 1/12th scale has headed off across the pond to his new home in the New World and I'm sure he'll enjoy the adventure. It's always enjoyable to return to this scale with  more scope for detail in the sculpting and costuming than in smaller scales.

On Sunday, wearing our Nostalgia in Miniature hats, Celia and I held our Underneath the Old Arbour Workshop once again at the lovely, Waterperry Gardens in Oxfordshire.  It was a hugely enjoyable, and happily hardworking day and we were delighted to see how all the garden projects came to life,  reflecting the individual and unique touches of the enthusiastic participants. We look forward very much to staying in touch and seeing 'finished' photographs in due course. Many thanks to the lovely ladies who really make it such a special event.

Our next Workshop is another all-day affair and also will be held at Waterperry Gardens . We use one of the original classrooms, which as well as being light and airy and well-equipped has a lovely vintage feel that seems very appropriate for the gentle nostalgic scenes we create. I could also mention the wonderful gardens, plants and other garden goodies to buy and cakes to die for......

Let's All Play in the Little Back Garden Workshop will be held on Sunday 1st September from 10.30 to 4.30  - we'll create a unique scene recapturing those warm summery days playing in the garden with favourite toys some decades ago. Over half the places have already been booked so if you're interested and would like more details - with a Downloadable Booking form - don't delay click HERE and go to our website.

Here's hoping Spring is here at last and we can all get out in our own gardens.
Thanks for looking

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