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

Sunday, November 23, 2014

It's November, It's Raining........I don't like it!!

For a whole variety of reasons I don't like this month....and it's raining..... and the shops are filling up with Christmas far too early in my book! However miniature work is a very nice distraction and I have another character finished and off to a new home.

You may very well think you've seen this chap before, standing in the field of poppies on the WW1 Scene Celia Thomas and I created. Actually it isn't the same elderly gentleman in his Royal British Legion blazer, but another as close as I could make him to the original for a customer who is building the scene from our How-to instructions in Dolls House and Miniature Scene Magazine.  We have heard from a number of people who are inspired to make their own versions of the scene which is very exciting.  Of course it would also be wonderful to see finished scenes because everyone will have brought their individual ideas to the concept. If you haven't seen it, go to our Nostalgia in Miniature website for a super video.

I cleared my workspace to work on some 1/16th scale characters, which I make from time to time for those who are vintage/antique dolls house collectors.  The challenge of course is that these wonderful old houses vary quite a lot when it comes to scale, as does the furniture, so quite often it's necessary to make minor adjustments when it comes to creating the dolls. They're nearly finished - I'll show you another time.

The workspace soon gets bunged up - I seem incapable of keeping it clear! In between other things I'm playing with toys - little boys love toy cars so I thought I'd experiment.  If you fancy a Vintage Toyshop workshop next year that Celia and I are running, details of that too are on our website.

Thank you for looking


Susan@minicrochetmad said...

It's November, it's stinking hot, and I don't like it either. I do love your elderly gentleman though, my smile for the day, thank you!

jenann said...

Hi Robin
An over-tidy work space is an indication that nothing much is being done there! You are clearly busy and creative so, just as long as you know where everything you need is, what does it matter?

I do love this little old soldier with his far away, long ago, but never forgotten expression.

I'm looking forward to seeing your new relatives of Grandpa and Grandma, but forgive me if I miss some of your posts as we don't have broadband at the momnet - how did we live with this awful dial up system?

Jenni x

Ilona said...

Hi Robin, I agree with the above comment: if the work table is messy, than you're least it works for me that way ;)! I love your elderly gentleman, he looks so elegant :D! The toy cars are wonderful too.
Most of the time November is not my favorite month too, but here we have had a lot of warm and sunny days so far, so I won't complain about darkness and rain ;)!
Hugs, Ilona

Robin said...

Stinking hot.....have to say it sounds lovely!
So - you're such a creative bunch you must have messy workspaces too? Makes me feel better!
Thanks for your comments ladies - Jenni, being there is enough, thanks.

The grandmommy said...

So someone else is not liking this current season. LOL Very dreary hear today after a couple of days of rain.

You little guy is so handsome and well made. I like the lilt of his head...just so...and realistic.:-)