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

Monday, August 3, 2015


I've been busy AND having fun since the last Blog, but now it's time to catch up with you all and see what everyone else has been up to as well.

This 1/12th District Nurse has now made her way to her new home - fun to make as I've only made 'her' in 1/24th scale before.

In 1/24th scale, 'Miss Reid' from the 'Miss Reid' books has now moved from Thame and is visiting her friend 'Miss Clare' in her lovely cottage.  You might remember I made that lady earlier in the year and also created flower and vegetable gardens for her.

Many thanks to Shirley for allowing me to use her new pictures of the pair of them enjoying the sun. I love that the garden has now acquired a friendly cat and a rather nice picket fence which ties it all together.  Thanks for the fun Shirley!

I took the opportunity as Miss Reid needed a hat and Miss Clare extra furniture, to catch up with making some extra items for stock.  All the items in the following pictures are in 1/24th scale and for sale - please contact me if you'd like further information.

We've had such fun with a very special little visitor since the last blog - lots of fun creating 'stables' for plastic ponies and painting great pictures - and also some 'trips'. If you live in our (Thame, Oxfordshire) area and have young children to entertain I can thoroughly recommend a jaunt to Oxford and the fabulous Natural History Museum (Pitt Rivers) which features lots of dinosaurs!! Very child friendly.
The stone gargoyles on the colleges also proved a great fascination!

In the opposite direct we headed for Beaconsfield (Bucks.) and Beconscot Model Village  - created originally in the 1930s and frozen in that time - have to say it enchanted us big people just as much.  As miniaturists it was also fascinating for us to peep through the workshop windows and look at the techniques being used as they work on new installations on the ground in the village itself.

This is just  a snapshot of one corner
Participants in the last LITTLE VINTAGE TOYSHOP workshops are beginning to share their photos with us which is super, and of course we'd love to see more. If you take a look at our NOSTALGIA IN MINIATURE WORKSHOPS BLOG in few days I promise you're in for a treat!

Celia and I are looking forward to the third and last workshop for this year in September, after which we'll concentrate on planning for 2016!! Meanwhile....back to kits.....

Have a lovely summer whatever you're doing, and thanks for popping in.


Elizabeth S said...

What a friendly looking district nurse you have made Robin! I think her coat looks very stylish and fits her very well! The garden scene with the 2 little ladies is also another treat to enjoy. I see that one of them couldn't sit still for very long before she was up and working once again. That is just the way it is with me. I pause just long enough to catch my breath and then I back at it again too! :D

Winkel's Crazy Ideas said...

Been watching your Workshop videos. Enjoyed them very much, particularly the Digout. My grandfather was lucky and made it home to England. Love your little ladies, the district nurse looks so sweet and compassionate. Good qualities for a district nurse :). Pam in Norway

Robin said...

Thanks Pam and Elizabeth, I really appreciate your comments, especially as you're both such talented ladies.
The videos on our Nostalgia in Miniature website are a labour of love and most of the credit has to go to Celia. We are particularly proud of the WW1 and like many have personal reasons for being determined to make it both realistic and poignant.