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

Friday, June 21, 2013

Our Victorian Seaside in Dolls House and Miniature Scene Magazine!!

Today we can unveil a very special project commissioned by Dolls House and Miniature Scene Magazine to be published in the August Issue which will be on sale next week. We hope  readers will enjoy the project and perhaps be inspired to create an authentic and naturalistic beach scene themselves, as this is a very special and detailed 'how to '  project.
The Front Cover of August Issue Dolls House and Miniature Scene
This is another project for the magazine by Celia Thomas and me in our joint Nostalgia in Miniature Workshops style and although it was a long time in the planning and building we've thoroughly enjoyed it.

We so enjoyed the project - the research too - aiming to get the Victorian details just right, and also just the right selection of natural materials for the groynes, sea wall and promenade and of course the rocks and beach. We were determined that our rather splendid bathing machine should be pushed right to the water's edge and developed a simple but effective method for creating the sea.

The  Beach and the Victoria Promenade
Many of you will know that through the Workshops we fundraise in support of Breast Cancer Campaign and following publication we are able to offer the completed, detailed landscaped base with fixtures for sale, as shown, with 50%  being donated to the charity. Although we have created a Victorian scene, the basic beach and two-tiered scene can of  course be a lovely setting for a scene from then right up to the present day.

Individual components which were created especially for the scene are for sale separately and full details can be seen on our promotional page on our Nostalgia in Miniatures Workshops website, together with further details of the landscaped base.

The Bathing Machine
Mr Handy's Punch and Judy tent
Florrie, Nellie and Father
For further details of the Victorian Seaside Project  click on Dolls House and Miniature Scene and also our  Nostalgia in Miniature Workshops website.

Thank you for looking
Robin

7 comments:

Indy_Poppy said...

Congratulations on the article. Looks great. IndyPoppy

Wee Cute Treasures said...

As a child I lived in a town with a Victorian prominade like this. You have captured it perfectly. Congratulations on being in print. Best wishes, Carol :) x

Robin said...

Thank you both - we loved creating it and hope that it will inspire some readers to create their own version.
Rx

Fabiola said...

Congratulations!!
Greetings, Faby

Robin said...

Thank you Faby
Robin

Donna S said...

Robin, the mag article is just fab! In fact the whole magazine is a super issue. But I did enjoy the article and will find is soooooo useful!

Robin said...

Thanks Donna - so glad you're enjoying it, and pleased that you can use some of the ideas , which is what it's all about really. We loved doing it so a big thanks for yours and so many others in the super comments we're receiving.
Rx