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

Thursday, September 25, 2014

A Busy Week Or Two...lots going on...

I rather like weeks like this when every day is different! It's been great - been to Brighton, finished a couple of Tudor peasants, did some (mini) upholstery, made some parrots and was bowled over by the latest from Dolls House and Miniature Scene.....and we still have the workshop to come on Saturday! Phew!

On Saturday Celia and I are off to our lovely venue at Bicester Avenue Garden Centre for the latest Nostalgia In Miniature Workshop - all the elements for the tiny herb gardens are packed and we're looking forward to another enjoyable day.

It was also very exciting when the Projects 2015 Magazine from Dolls House and Miniature Scene arrived in the post - not least because our joint 'Autumnal 1930s Porch' is one of the 'how to' makes included.  It's a great issue with a host of seasonal projects to tempt miniaturists of all abilities.

Also out this week is the November issue of the magazine itself with a really splendid WW1 Competition Supplement full of  terrific pictures of the entries by winners and runners up together with fascinating and often poignant stories behind the scenes.

I'm on a 1/24th character run at the moment....this Tudor couple are the latest and have now moved to their permanent home.  Fun to make - and nice to ring the changes around the centuries in the costuming. The next pair on the workbench are right up to date.

Also fun to make were a few of my scruffy parrots - I've been meaning to make some more in 1/24th scale for ages so it was a good prompt when I had a specfifc request for one.  The bodies are made from polymer clay and they are real feathers - taking a deep breath or sneezing is NOT recommended during the feathering process! Anyway I now have just a few in both 1/24th and 1/12th scales and if anyone else would like one please email me.

Thank you for looking


The grandmommy said...

Real feathers? How pretty!

PILAR6373 said...

Las dos señoras son muy simpáticas y los loros maravillosos!!!!!

Ilona said...

Oh dear, you have been so busy, I guess that you must have been working like a Speedy Gonzales ;)!
I can imagine that you will enjoy the work shop on Saturday, I wish I could come too ;)! The dolls are wonderfully dressed, it isn't easy to dress them, when they are so tiny! The scruffy parrots have stolen my heart :D! They really look amazing, I like how they are sitting on their stand eating peanuts!
Hugs, Ilona

Fabiola said...

The scruffy parrots are amazing!

Robin said...

Thank you all - you are all so talented I really appreciate your comments.

Elizabeth S said...

Your front porch scene is just loaded with the kind of charm and tiny details that make it come alive with activity of the mini kind! Your work always to continues to fascinate and intrigue me. Can you tell that I am a Big Fan? :D


Robin said...

Thank you Elizabeth - we're so glad you're enjoying our work.