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

Saturday, June 22, 2013

Our Victorian Seaside ....The Movie!!!

Well..... O.K.....the video! With huge admiration and respect for my great chum and partner in this project - Celia Thomas of KT Miniatures - who created the video from our VAST collaborative collection of photographs taken during construction and afterwards....and thanks to Lucie Roper, the Editor of Dolls House and Miniature Scene magazine who asked us to do it!

So folks, I am assured by the technical people around me that this should all work if I have followed their instructions ........hopefully, below you'll see the super duper video (with cheery appropriate music, so put your speakers on) which will show you a little about the making of the seaside and the story behind it. We very much hope you'll enjoy it. By the way -  it is now also on the side bar for posterity...look RIGHT


It does, we  think reflect, the ethos of our Nostalgia in Miniature Workshops - we aim for properly researched realism which is do-able, for both experienced and new miniature makers,  using as far as possible readily available and 'ordinary' materials. If we can add a little humour along the way sometimes - that's a bonus.
We hope that some of you will get the August issue of the magazine, create your own seaside, or perhaps use some of the elements in your own projects.

 Although we also work individually as KT Miniatures and Coombe Crafts, it's a very happy partnership.
 So - story behind the headlines, as the critics would say.........well, Celia was obsessed by groynes and bathing machines..... we discussed, debated and researched beaches until we were dreaming about sand and waves and flotsam and jetsom....and just don't mention lamp posts and sea to me......we both got excited about making the sea wall nice and green/slimey though.....

 I was putting the kettle on for another cuppa and Celia was still snapping away...
You'll find details of the landscaped base which is now for sale with a 50% donation to Breast Cancer Campaign, and the individual dolls and other components which are also for sale separately,  in my previous blog, on our Nostalgia in Miniatures Workshops website (information about our next workshop in Oxfordshire is on there too) and of course in Dolls House and Miniature Scene -  the August issue which is out next week.

Thank you for looking.


Susan said...

One word....delicious.

Robin said...

Thanks Sus