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

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Still In 1/12th Scale...

What's really nice about working in 1/12th scale is that the detail is important - and it's rather nice to be able to concentrate on it.

The Nursemaid has just gone to meet the baby she's supposed to be looking after, and the old Sailor is heading off to take up his new life as well.

If you've looked in on my Blog over the last year or two you will have seen other old Salty Sams but I like to think that as the sculpt is always a one-off, they have slightly different characters. This time when I was photographing I was able to take advantage of using our Nostalgia In Miniature Victorian Seaside as a backdrop.  You might remember that Celia Thomas and I created this for the Dolls House and Miniature Scene Magazine a few months ago.

It's been really interesting to hear from ladies who, having bought the magazine, are following our instructions and creating their own seaside scene. (It would be lovely to see them.) The actual Seaside is for sale and we are donating 50%  to Breast Cancer Campaign, so if you feel tempted to create a diorama around a seaside theme but don't want to build it yourself, would like to see more pictures of it, and get the details - click on our website.

In other news we are looking forward to attending The Haddenham Dolls House Exhibition and Fair on 23rd November at Haddenham Village Hall - conveniently situated half way between Thame and Aylesbury. 
This is always a lovely day and Freda and George Dorrell who organise this popular event raise funds for important charities, showcasing the fabulous  work of a number of local Dolls House and Miniature Clubs. A small number of artisans also have stands including us (Coombe Crafts) and KT Miniatures which means there's lots to look and and some to purchase too. Celia and I (KT Miniatures) will also be squeezing in our Nostalgia in Miniature Workshops display stand so if you'd like to know more do come and say 'hello'.

It's a nautical week - so I have another old sailor to finish......and some bagpipes to make!

Couldn't resist including a picture of the lovely seeds heads of a clematis just catching the sun....

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jenann said...

Hi Robin!
Grandma Jean and Grandpa Roland are waving to the nursemaid and Salty Sam. They are such lovely characters.
We have had fun photographing Grandpa inspecting the roof and rolling up old carpets in the house from Celia's site.
Have a great time at Haddenham.
Jenni x

Robin said...

Thanks Jenni - had a chuckle at Grandpa up on that roof! Should love to see the pics. - expect Celia would too. Not too long for the lodgers I hope...

KT Miniatures said...

Jenni.....yes, please lets see the pics! Celia

jenann said...

Hello Robin and Celia!
Look for the adventures of Grandma Jean and Grandpa Roland on
but forgive me Robin for missing the 's' of Coombe Crafts!