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

Friday, September 12, 2014

A Great Big Cardboard Box!

This week it was a matter of urgency to find a a big strong cardboard box.....I considered the 'Egg Man' in the market as a possible supplier.....acquired a banana box from Sainsbury's (not deep enough)....and begged another large deep box just before it went into salvage from our local Art and Craft  Shop. Phew!! Just in time.

Yards of parcel tape later, a big strong box was all ready when Lucie Roper, Editor of Dolls House and Miniature Scene arrived from Lincolnshire to collect the World War 1 Scene jointly created with my friend Celia Thomas for a three part 'how to make' for the magazine. We are delighted that it will be on the

Dolls House and Miniature Scene stand at Miniatura and hope many of you who have been following its creation, or perhaps working on your own interpretation, will find time to take a look.  Sadly neither Celia nor I are able to attend the show this time but the winners of the WW1 competion in the magazine will also be on display, and from what I hear they are truly outstanding - I'm sure it will be a great weekend.

AS you may know the original scene is now for sale, including the elderly gent standing in the poppy field proudly wearing the blazer of The Royal British Legion.  50% of the sale will be donated to this very important organization to support their work - offers in the region of £250 are welcomed and the team on the Dolls House and Miniature Scene have kindly agreed to handle any sale on the day.

We Will Remember Them.......
It was a BIG cardboard Lucie left with another smaller project as well which will also be on show on the day!
We've been very secretive about our latest work so far, but can now reveal The 1930s Porch in an autumn setting - another 'how to make' that we have created once again in our Nostalgia in Miniature style which will be featured in the super Projects 2015 Magazine that will be published at the end of the month - I'm sure there will be some copies available on the stand.
So - there's lots to see and I know Lucie and her team would love to meet some of you.

We enjoyed making this project so much  and maybe the following pictures will whet your appetite and you'll be tempted create your own little porch where the lead is on the bench ready to take the dog for a walk and the geraniums and bulbs are being potted up before the frosts come.

........and if you nip over to Celia's KT Miniature's blog you can see more pictures!

With very best wishes to all standholders and visitors - Enjoy Miniatura!

Thank you for looking


Ilona said...

Hello Robin! I had to laugh a bit about your search for a great big and strong cardboard box, I could see this happening in front of me....;)! No, I am glad you succeeded to find one for carefully transporting your beautiful scene :D!
It is such a pity that I don't live nearby to see it with my own eyes, therefore I am also not able to visit Miniatura.... :(.
I do hope you'll have lots of fun, good luck for the workshops and it is always good to see old friends again, isn't it ;)?!
The scene on the pictures is great, it looks very wonderful.....a touch of autumn, just like here now in The Netherlands.
I wish you a nice weekend!
Hugs, Ilona

Robin said...

Glad you had a chuckle Ilona! It's all fun and a bit manic around here at the moment.
Yes it's just beginning to feel like autumn here too.